SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa)(Year Abroad) (2019 entry)

duration:
4 years

Fees 2019/20

UK/EU fees:
£9,250
Overseas fees:
£17,750


Fees for 2019/20 entrants. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Undergraduate Tuition Fees page

Entry requirements

A Levels:
AAB-ABB
GCSE Maths B (grade 6 in the new structure)
IB:
35 (665 at HL)

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BTEC: DDM

Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction

Scottish Highers: AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB

Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above

Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0

Euro Bacc: 80%

French Bacc: 14/20

German Abitur: 2.0

Italy DES: 80/100

Austria Mat: 2.0

Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

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Overview

Programme Code: NT56

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

In this programme you will gain specialist knowledge of business and management including modules in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy, as well as a deep understanding of the regions history, culture and language. The third year of study is normally spent abroad at a partner institution in the Middle East or North Africa.

The programme has been designed so that second and third year modules build on modules taken in earlier years. In your final-year you will complete an Independent Study Project or Dissertation on an agreed topic in International Management.

If selecting a language option at a non-beginner level, please contact languagesandcultures@soas.ac.uk for details of the language placement test prior to the start of Term 1.

Why study International Management (Middle East and North Africa) at SOAS?

  • we expertly apply theoretical concepts to real issues facing organisations operating in the Middle East and North Africa
  • programmes are delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body, who regularly publish in top international journals
  • you will develop an excellent understanding of key issues shaping international business strategy
  • you will spend your third year studying abroad furthering your language and cultural proficiency
  • we are specialists in the delivery of languages. Your command of a language at SOAS will set you apart from graduates of other universities
  • you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our Open Options modules to take advantage of the expertise of our other departments, including the opportunity to learn the regional language

Apply now via UCAS or visit our upcoming Open Day.

Find out more about how to apply.

Visit our Finance and Management department page to find out more.

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Key Information Set Data

Structure

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current student and enrolled on this programme in 2017/18 or before, you can find the relevant programme structure here

Students take 120 credits each year composed of Core, Compulsory and Optional modules.

Core modules: These are mandatory and must be passed in the year they are taken before the student can progress to the next year.

Compulsory modules: These are mandatory but in the case of a failure, students may carry this into their next year provided that they retake and pass the failed element or exam.

Optional modules: These are designed to help students design their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals.

Year One
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Management in the Middle East and North Africa: Domestic and International Developments 151030024 30 Full Year
Arabic 100 A 155906050 15 Term 1
Arabic 100 B 155906051 15 Term 2
Introduction to accounting 151030001 15 Term 1
Organisational Behaviour 151030025 15 Term 2
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 15 Term 2
Principles and management of marketing 151030004 15 Term 1
Year Two
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International business strategy 151030008 15 Term 1
Managerial economics 151030009 15 Term 2
Arabic 200 155901203 30 Full Year
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 151030027 30 Full Year
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 15 Term 2
Compulsory Modules
  • PLUS choose modules to the value of 15 credits from the following:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 15 Term 1
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 15 Term 2
Year Three

Students will usually spend Year 3 at a partner institution in the Middle East and North Africa. The study abroad year is worth 120 credits. 

Year Four
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Independent study project in international management 151030016 30 Full Year
Arabic 300 155901204 30 Full Year
Compulsory Modules
  • Choose modules to the value of 60 credits from the list below:

List of Modules (subject to availability)

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 15 Term 2
Managerial accounting 151030007 15 Term 1
Contemporary Issues in the Middle Eastern and North African Economies 151030019 15 Term 1
Corporate governance 151030017 15 Term 2
Financial strategy 151030012 15 Term 1
Finance in the Middle East and North Africa 151030022 15 Term 2
International human resource management 151030018 15 Term 1
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 15 Term 2

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Contact Hours

All full-time undergraduate programmes consist of 120 credits per year, in modules of 30 or 15 credits. They are taught over 10 or 20 weeks. The programme structure shows which modules are compulsory and which optional.

As a rough guide, 1 credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. Most of this will be independent study (see Approaches to teaching and learning at SOAS). It will also include class time, which may include lectures, seminars and other classes. Some subjects, such as learning a language, have more class time than others. In the School of Finance and Management, all undergraduate modules have a two-hour lecture every week and also, starting in the second week of teaching, a one-hour seminar every week.

More information is on the page for each module.

Further Information

Modules are taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials, usually one hour a week of each. Sometimes, one follows the other in a two-hour bloc. Sometimes, the tutorial is at a different time or on a different day than the lecture.

Tutorials are sessions in which students are expected to present reports and take a lead in discussions.

Depending on the size of the class, some intermediate and advanced level modules are less strictly divided between a formal lecture and a tutorial discussion, and instead, the topic is briefly introduced by the lecturer, followed by a seminar discussion. Advanced level modules, which are usually taught in one two-hour bloc, often take this format.

The Independent Study Project (ISP)

These can be taken by final-year students only. Like the Special Subject dissertation, its aim is to provide an opportunity for students to conduct original historical research on their own initiative, to engage in in-depth analysis of particular subjects and to use a range of primary historical sources. It too involves no formal classes and is assessed by a single 10,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).

Learning Resources

SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, attracting scholars from all over the world. The Library houses over 1.2 million volumes, together with significant archival holdings, special collections and a growing network of electronic resources.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of undergraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Undergraduate Tuition Fees page.

Fees for 2019/20 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Programme Full-Time
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £17,750
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,385 £8,875
Scholarships
Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: 2018-04-30 00:00

Undergraduate SOAS Global Leadership Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2019-01-31 00:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

Employment

Studying this programme will provide you with a firm grasp of international management disciplines.

Skills gained include:

  • a coherent and solid knowledge of management and finance, with direct reference to the Middle East and North Africa
  • a deep understanding of the regional language and culture
  • statistical and computing skills
  • the ability to think laterally and employ critical reasoning
  • analytical skills
  • communication and presentation skills

Graduates from the Department have pursued successful careers in business, banking, consulting, media and other industries, especially in companies or organisations that operate in, or do business within the Near and Middle East.

Find out more about Finance and Management Graduate Destinations.

Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:

  • Deloitte
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • KPMG
  • Euro Monitor International
  • Santander
  • Investec
  • HM Treasury
  • Western Securities Co. Ltd
  • Nomura
  • UBS

Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include:

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Business Relationship Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Executive
  • Management Consultant
  • Vice-President
  • Foreign Exchange Trading Business Manager
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Events Manager

A Student's Perspective

I have found the MSc Finance and Financial Law degree particularly useful since it has added essentials of finance including but not limited to concepts of risk management, financial markets, banking and investment to my skill-set of legal expertise thereby giving me an edge and bringing me at par with seniors in the legal field

Maimoona Cheema, Pakistan

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