SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc International Management (China)

On Campus Programme

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

Fees 2018/19

UK/EU fees:
£11,855
Overseas fees:
£19,845

Fees for 2018/19 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

2018 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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Overview

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

This 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 elective 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.

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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.

The MSc International Management for China has three components, each valued at 60 credits:

  1. Four core modules
  2. Four option modules
  3. Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic

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.

If selecting a language option at a non-beginner level, please contact languagesandcultures@soas.ac.uk for details of the language placement test prior to the start of Term 1.

The 10,000-word dissertation is worth 33% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and be allocated an academic supervisor. Over the ensuing months you should meet with your supervisor at least three times before the end of term 3 for guidance. The bulk of your dissertation will be written over the summer to meet the mid-September deadline.

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.

Part-time Study

Students can take this programme part-time over 2 or 3 years.
Part-time students usually complete their core modules in the 1st year and their options in the 2nd year with their dissertation. Those studying over 3 years will usually complete their core modules in year 1, option modules in year 2 and their dissertation in year 3

Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International management 15PFMC072 15 Term 1
Management in China 1 - domestic perspectives 15PFMC067 15 Term 1
Management in China 2 - international perspectives 15PFMC068 15 Term 2
Research methods in management 15PFMC062 15 Term 2
Elective Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Topics in the Chinese economy 15PFMC075 15 Term 1
Corporate finance 15PFMC070 15 Term 2
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
Cross-cultural management 15PFMC076 15 Term 2
International Business Strategy 15PFMC082 15 Term 2
International human resource management 15PFMC078 15 Term 1
International Marketing 15PFMC080 15 Term 1
Islamic banking and finance 15PFMC074 15 Term 1
Risk management 15PFMC071 15 Term 1
Chinese commercial law 15PLAC106 30 Full Year
Special Course in Chinese 1 (PG) 15PCHC008 30 Full Year
Special Course in Chinese 2 (PG) 15PCHC011 30 Full Year
Special Course in Chinese 3 (PG) 15PCHC009 30 Full Year
Special Course in Chinese 4 (PG) 15PCHC012 30 Full Year
Advanced Chinese for Business 15PCHH027 15 Full Year
The Japanese financial system 15PFMC073 15 Term 2
Banking and capital markets 15PFMC056 15 Term 2
Regulation of international capital markets 15PFMC061 15 Term 1
Dissertation

 

This is the structure for 2017/18 applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Faculty.

Programme Specification

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Contact Hours

All Masters programmes 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, including reading and research, preparing coursework, revising for examinations and so on. It will also include class time, which may include lectures, seminars and other classes. Some subjects, such as learning a language, have more class time than others. At SOAS, most postgraduate modules have a one hour lecture and a one hour seminar every week, but this does vary.

More information is on the page for each module.

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 2018/19 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

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
11,855 19,845 £5,928 £9,923 £3,952 £6,615
Scholarships
Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

Felix Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2018-02-20 17:00

SOAS Master's Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2018-02-20 17:00

Tibawi Trust Award

Application Deadline: 2018-06-05 00:00

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

Employment

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:

Air France
Asia Biogas Group
Bloomberg
Bonhams
Chanel
Citi
CRCC Asia Ltd
German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Government of Canada
IPM International Consultants SRL
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:

Management Accountant
Director - China Operations
FX & Commodity Analyst
Assistant Vice President, APAC
Global Account Manager
Manager, Consulting Services
Policy Analyst
Director of Business Process,Taiwan and Vietnam
Research Executive
Advisor
Communication & Event Manager for Switzerland
Lecturer
Finance Manager
PR Manager
Buyer
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

The Finance & Financial Law program was fantastic in its ability to blend the relevance of legal constructs with the more technical elements of finance, without sacrificing depth for breadth. This approach was especially useful for those of us who had had exposure to finance and law, but not both at the same time, or in such an integrated manner.

Andre Keuck

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