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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com for details of the language placement test prior to the start of Term 1.
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
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.
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
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
|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:
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.