SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc International Business (2022 entry)

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Overview

Overview and entry requirements

MSc International Business programme is open to graduates from any discipline. Work experience is welcome but not necessary. This programme not just emphasises the development of a comprehensive knowledge set of key areas in international business, but also their applications.

Through interactive teaching and learning students are expected to develop their critical perspectives on the changing dynamics of multinational firms and small businesses and their relationships with the external environment.

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Why study MSc International Business at SOAS

We are 5th in UK for graduate employability (Guardian League Tables 2021). 

This programme aims to help students understand the importance of cultural intelligence in delivering effective communications, negotiations and work in the global business environment.

Graduates from this programme are expected to start their careers in global firms with a wide range of roles.

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Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

Entry requirements

  • We will consider all applications with 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications. 

    Please see our 'postgraduate entry requirements' page for Overseas and EU qualifications and equivalencies.

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Fees 2022/23

Home students fees:
£14,270
Overseas students fees:
£23,800

Fees for 2022/23 entrants. This is a Band 2 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found on the Postgraduate tuition fees page

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Structure

Structure

Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 120 taught credits comprising core, compulsory, and optional modules and a 60 credit dissertation.

Not all optional modules are offered every year. Also note that where 15 credit modules are selected, these should be balanced between term 1 and term 2.

Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Dissertation in International Business 15PFMC986 60 Full Year
International management 15PFMC072 15 Term 1
International Marketing 15PFMC080 15 Term 1
International Business Strategy 15PFMC082 15 Term 2
Multinationals and Global Business 15PFMC110 15 Term 2

Compulsory Modules
Module Code Credits Term
International human resource management 15PFMC078 15 Term 1
Research methods in management 15PFMC062 15 Term 2

Optional modules

In addition to the above, module(s) to the value of 30 credits are selected from the list below and / or from Language Open Option modules from the following areas:

China and Inner Asia

Japan and Korea

Near and Middle East

Note that certain modules may have pre-requsite modules. For example in order to take Chinese 1B, students must first have taken Chinese 1A. 

Module Code Credits Term
Understanding the Chinese Market 15PFMC067 15 Term 1
Consumer Behaviour 15PFMC102 15 Term 1
International Corporate Finance 15PFMC070 15 Term 2
Cultural Intelligence and Global Business Communication 15PFMC076 15 Term 2
The Business, Economic and Institutional Environment in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 15PFMC112 15
Contemporary Issues in the Japanese and Korean Economies 15PFMC113 15
Macroeconomic Policy and Financial markets 15PFMC087 15 Term 1
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2

 

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Masters programmes (with the exception of two-year full-time MAs) consist of 180 credits, made up of taught modules of 30 or 15 credits, taught over 10 or 20 weeks, and a dissertation of 60 credits. The programme structure shows which modules are compulsory and which optional.

Contact hours

As a rough guide, 1 credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. Most of this will be independent study such as reading and research, preparing coursework, revising for examinations and so on. Also included is class time, for example lectures, seminars and other classes. 

At SOAS, most postgraduate modules have a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar every week, but this does vary. More information can be found on individual module pages.

Find out more on our approaches to teaching and learning

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

Fees for 2022/23 entrants, per academic year (Band 2 tuition fee) 

Full-time Part-time 2 years Part-time 3 years
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£14,270 £23,800 £7,135 £11,900 £4,710 £7,855

Fees go up each year, therefore your tuition fee in your second and subsequent years of study will be higher.

Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.

Full fees details can be found on the Postgraduate tuition fees page.

Scholarships
International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia

Application Deadline: 2022-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Europe

Application Deadline: 2022-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – India

Application Deadline: 2022-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan

Application Deadline: 2022-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – The Americas

Application Deadline: 2022-05-31 00:00

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

Employment

Employment

Graduates from the School of Finance and Management leave SOAS with a coherent and solid knowledge of management and finance, with skills in statistics and computing, critical reasoning and analytical thinking.

Recent Finance and Management graduates have been hired by:

  • Christian Aid
  • Dagong Global
  • Deloitte
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Elbus Group
  • Financial Times
  • FM Capital Partners
  • HM Treasury
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Huaxia Bank, China
  • IDB (Islamic Development Bank)
  • Investec
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Santander
  • UBS
  • University of Oxford
  • White & Case LLP
  • World Food Programme

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Careers

SOAS 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

Roles 

Types of positions postgraduates gain 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

It is only at SOAS is where you would find your Jamaican friends enjoying listening to classic Arabic music at the student’s union, the Japanese classmates enthusiastically taking part at the African societies’ activities, and prayer rooms where students from different faiths would gather in one place in full peace.

Erum Abdullah Al-Howaish

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