Our MSc International Management programme focuses on management and its environment in China and includes high-level courses in international management and finance disciplines. It draws upon China experts and management specialists within the University and from positions within commerce, finance and government.
The core modules enable you to study the principles and applications of international management and the interplay between global and local factors influencing management in China. You can use the optional modules to focus on either management skills that can be applied worldwide or specialise in understanding the Chinese business environment. The programme combines the study of China with close attention to the business worlds of Hong Kong and Taiwan.
For those who choose to, this programme also offers the opportunity to learn Chinese - either at an introductory level or at an advanced level for business purposes. No knowledge of Chinese is required to complete the MSc programme successfully, since English language materials are used.
Why study MSc International Management (China) at SOAS
- we're ranked 11 in the UK and 2 in London for Business and Management by the Guardian University league table 2019
- 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
This programme has a first-rate graduate employability record, with graduates having moved on to work for a range of organisations such as Bloomberg, the Government of Canada and Saatchi and Saatchi.
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Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Start of programme: September intake only
Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time
- 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.
- One calendar year full-time; two calendar years part-time
- UK/EU fees:
- Overseas fees:
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
Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 120 taught credits comprising core and optional modules and a 60 credit dissertation.
Option modules are divided into Chinese Managerial Environment and General Management options. Students are encouraged to combine courses from both in order to build an understanding of the local business and cultural environment.
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- PLUS choose modules to the value of 60 credits from the list below:
List of modules (subject to availability)
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 12,000-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 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%.
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Application Deadline: 2019-02-20 16:00
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For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section
MSc International Management (China) graduates leave SOAS with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek, including analysing and selecting information; communicating effectively; understanding and interpreting numerical data - numeracy and problem solving. An MSc International Management (China) postgraduate degree is a valuable experience that provides students with a body of work and a diverse range of skills that they can use to market themselves with when they graduate.
Graduates are equipped with advanced training and research expertise related to finance, management and development enabling them to continue in the field of research or to seek professional and management careers in both business and public sectors.
Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:
Asia Biogas Group
CRCC Asia Ltd
German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Government of Canada
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KPMG LLP UK
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia
Ping An Group of China
Queensland University of Technology
Saatchi and Saatchi
Toshiba International (Europe) Ltd
UKTI Australia & New Zealand
Zhejiang Grand Import & Export Co., Ltd
Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include:
Director - China Operations
FX & Commodity Analyst
Assistant Vice President, APAC
Global Account Manager
Manager, Consulting Services
Director of Business Process,Taiwan and Vietnam
Communication & Event Manager for Switzerland
Director of Trade Australasia
Business Development Manager China
For more information about Graduate Destinations from this department, please visit the Careers Service website.
A Student's Perspective
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