SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc International Management (2020 entry)

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Overview

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

Entry requirements

  • Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours. Relevant professional qualifications or experience will be considered.

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duration:
One calendar year full-time; two calendar years part-time

Fees 2019/20

UK/EU fees:
£12,445
Overseas fees:
£20,835

Fees for 2019/20 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
Taught Component
Compulsory Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International management 15PFMC072 15 Term 1
Research methods in management 15PFMC062 15 Term 2
International Business Strategy 15PFMC082 15 Term 2

Guided Options

Choose module(s) from Section A below to the value of 15 credits

AND

Choose module(s) from Section B below to the value of 60 credits

List of modules (subject to availability)
Section A
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Management in China 1 - domestic perspectives 15PFMC067 15 Term 1
Management in China 2 - international perspectives 15PFMC068 15 Term 2
Management in Japan I 15PFMC018 15 Term 1
Management in Japan II 15PFMC077 15 Term 2
Management perspectives and sectoral issues in the Middle East and North Africa 15PFMC065 15 Term 2
Economic, business and institutional environment of the Middle East and North Africa 15PFMC066 15 Term 1
Section B
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Banking and capital markets 15PFMC056 15 Term 2
Corporate finance 15PFMC070 15 Term 2
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
Cross-cultural management 15PFMC076 15 Term 2
International human resource management 15PFMC078 15 Term 1
International Marketing 15PFMC080 15 Term 1
International Securities Regulation 15PFMC061 15 Term 1
Islamic Banking And Finance- not running 2019/20 15PFMC074 0.5
Risk management 15PFMC071 15 Term 1
Topics in the Chinese economy 15PFMC075 15 Term 1

A maximum of two regional modules or 30 credits may be selected in Section B from the list below:

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Management in China 1 - domestic perspectives 15PFMC067 15 Term 1
Management in China 2 - international perspectives 15PFMC068 15 Term 2
Management in Japan I 15PFMC018 15 Term 1
Management in Japan II 15PFMC077 15 Term 2
Management perspectives and sectoral issues in the Middle East and North Africa 15PFMC065 15 Term 2
Economic, business and institutional environment of the Middle East and North Africa 15PFMC066 15 Term 1

 

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

Modules

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.

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 is assessed by a single 10,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).

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 2019/20 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
12,445 20,835 £6,223 £10,418 £4,148 £6,945

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

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