Please note that this degree will NOT be running in 2020/21
How do business and other organisations manage their activities in a complex international environment?
Our MSc International Management programme is designed to develop your understanding of key aspects of international management and strategy in a global context. The programme will enable you to analyse interactions between local and global factors in different regional contexts and develop a critical understanding of appropriate international management strategies for today’s global economy.
The programme comprises:
- core modules in International Management, International Business Strategy and Research Methods in Management; open options in International Management in China, MENA or Japan;
- further open options in different aspects of international management (for example, Corporate Finance, International Marketing, Corporate Governance, Cross Cultural Management, Risk Management, Human Resource Management); and
- a dissertation on a topic in International Management.
Why study MSc International Management at SOAS
- we're ranked 11 in the UK and 2 in London for Business and Management by the 2019 Guardian University league table
- 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
- we are specialists in the delivery of more that forty African and Asian languages. As the economies of the Global South continue to expand, knowledge of another language and other cultures will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
- you will be joining our thriving community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the world outside of academia
- you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our optional modules and/or optional modules from other departments, including the opportunity to learn a regional language
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Start of programme: September intake only
Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time
- 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.
- One calendar year full-time; two calendar years part-time
- UK/EU fees:
- Overseas fees:
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
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.
Choose module(s) from Section A below to the value of 15 credits
Choose module(s) from Section B below to the value of 60 credits
List of modules (subject to availability)
A maximum of two regional modules or 30 credits may be selected in Section B from the list below:
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 & Learning
In the Department of Finance and Management, modules are typically made up of one or two hour lectures and a one hour seminar every week. Lectures and seminars are often taken by different teachers to provide a variety of angles on the subject. The majority of the student’s time will be through their own independent study. Students become more active in class seminars through their reading and essay-writing and this should greatly enhance their participation in discussion groups.
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 is assessed by a single 10,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).
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%.
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For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section
How to apply
Please note that this degree programme is no longer accepting new applicants, the information is still available for current students who have previously enrolled on it.
You might be interested in our other Finance and Management degree programmes instead.