SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc International Business (2020 entry)

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Overview

This 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. From the debate in grand challenges of international business to the formulation of global corporate strategy to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, students will learn and analyse how firms need to address the most prominent challenges that global businesses face and take actions. This programme also 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 function roles, or even start up their own businesses, work for policy makers in international trade and investment.

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:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

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Fees 2020/21

UK/EU fees:
£13,065
Overseas fees:
£21,880

Fees for 2020/21 entrants. This is a Band 4 fee. 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 Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

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Structure

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

Not all option modules are offered every year; please check your preferences with the Programme Convenor. Also note that where 15 credit modules are selected, these should be balanced between term 1 and term 2.

Dissertation

Students must undertake a Dissertation to the value of 60 credits.

Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International management 15PFMC072 15 Term 1
International human resource management 15PFMC078 15 Term 1
International Marketing 15PFMC080 15 Term 1
Research methods in management 15PFMC062 15 Term 2
International Business Strategy 15PFMC082 15 Term 2
Multinationals and Global Business 15PFMC110 15 Term 2
Optional Elective Modules

Students should choose one 15 credit module from List A and one 15 credit module from List B.

List A
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Risk management 15PFMC071 15 Term 1
Macroeconomic Policy and Financial markets 15PFMC087 15 Term 1
Consumer Behaviour 15PFMC102 15 Term 1
List B
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Cultural Intelligence and Global Business Communication 15PFMC076 15 Term 2
International Corporate Finance 15PFMC070 15 Term 2
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.

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 page.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

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

This is a Band 4 tuition fee.

Fees for 2020/21 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Fees go up each year, therefore, your tuition fee in your second & subsequent years of study will be higher. Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
13,065 21,880 £6,535 £10,940 £4,355 £7,290

Scholarships
International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Ghana

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – India

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Japan

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Nigeria

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – South Korea

Application Deadline: 2020-05-31 00:00

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

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