SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc International Management (Japan)

On Campus Programme

duration:
One calendar year (full-time) Two calendar years (part-time)

Fees 2017/18

UK/EU fees:
£11,290
Overseas fees:
£18,900

Fees for 2017/18 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

2017 Entry requirements

  • Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours

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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 Japan and includes high-level courses in international management and finance disciplines. It draws upon Japan experts and management specialists within the University and from positions within London-based 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 Japan. You can use the elective modules to focus on either management skills that can be applied worldwide or specialise in understanding the Japanese business environment. For those who choose to, our programme also offers unique opportunities to improve existing skills in Japanese. No knowledge of Japanese is required to complete the MSc programme successfully, since English language materials are available. Those students who already have Japanese language skills will have every opportunity to use them in studying data and source materials.

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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 Japan 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

Options are divided into the Japanese Managerial Environment and General Management courses. Students are encouraged to take a mixture of 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 over two years 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 Japan I 15PFMC018 15 Term 1
Management in Japan II 15PFMC077 15 Term 2
Research methods in management 15PFMC062 15 Term 2
Elective Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
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 Marketing 15PFMC080 15 Term 1
International human resource management 15PFMC078 15 Term 1
Risk management 15PFMC071 15 Term 1
The Japanese financial system 15PFMC073 15 Term 2
Advanced Japanese for business and management 15PFMC064 15 Term 2
Basic Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC008 30 Full Year
Basic Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC009 30 Full Year
Intermediate Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC010 30 Full Year
Intermediate Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC011 30 Full Year
Advanced Japanese: Contemporary Topics (PG) 15PJKC012 30 Full Year
Higher Advanced Japanese (Masters) 15PEAC021 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Banking and capital markets 15PFMC056 15 Term 2
Regulation of international capital markets 15PFMC061 15 Term 1
Islamic banking and finance 15PFMC074 15 Term 1
Topics in the Chinese economy 15PFMC075 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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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 2017/18 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Full-timePart-time 2 YearsPart-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
11,290 18,900 £5,645 £9,450 £3,763 £6,300
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Application Deadline: 2017-01-31 17:00

Felix Scholarships

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Application Deadline: 2017-02-22 17:00

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship

Application Deadline: 2017-02-22 17:00

The Prospect Burma Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2017-02-22 17:00

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