SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc International Management (Japan) (2019 entry)

On Campus Programme

Select year of entry: 2019

  • Structure
  • Teaching and Learning

Overview

Our MSc International Management (Japan) 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 optional 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.

Why study MSc International Management (Japan) at SOAS

  • we're ranked 11 in the UK and 2 in London for Business and Management by the 2019 Guardian University league table
  • we are home to the largest concentration of Japan specialists outside of Japan
  • 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

Our Finance and Management programmes have a first-rate graduate employability record, with graduates having moved on to work for a range of organisations such as Deloitte, Santander and HM Treasury.

For more information email: hm39@soas.ac.uk 

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

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

Structure

Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 120 taught credits comprising core and optional modules and a 60 credit dissertation.

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.

Dissertation
Module Code Credits Term
Dissertation in international management for Japan 15PFMC994 60 Full Year
Taught Component
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Research methods in management 15PFMC062 15 Term 2
Management in Japan 1: Economic Development and Business Environment in Japan 15PFMC018 15
Management In Japan 2: Current Issues in Japanese Business and Management 15PFMC077 15
International management 15PFMC072 15 Term 1
  • PLUS choose modules to the value of 60 credits from the list below:
List of modules (subject to availability)
Module Code Credits Term
International Corporate Finance 15PFMC070 15 Term 2
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
Cultural Intelligence and Global Business Communication 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
Risk management 15PFMC071 15 Term 1
Japanese 1 A (PG) 15PJKH035 15 Term 1
Japanese 1 B (PG) 15PJKH036 15 Term 2
Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC009 30 Full Year
Japanese 3 (PG) 15PJKC010 30 Full Year
Japanese 4 (PG) 15PJKC011 30 Full Year
Japanese 5 (PG) 15PJKC012 30 Full Year
IM Options
FFL Options
Module Code Credits Term
International Securities Regulation 15PFMC061 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 12,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).

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