Foundation College

Global Business Strategy

Key information

3 weeks
Start of programme
Summer 2024
Attendance mode
Russell Square, College Buildings

Course overview

This is a fascinating time to be studying Global Business with so many global, political and environmental changes which all impact strategy and practice. Understanding the environmental, management, marketing, financial, and operational challenges associated with global business activity have become essential requirements for success.

By the end of this course, students should be able to analyse industry and companies in an international setting, evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of international and global corporate strategies in terms of competitive advantage and compare the relative merits of different modes of global market entry. In addition, the increasing importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) now requires businesses to take ethical issues within business more seriously. This can include the environmental impact of business practices, fair trade, Human Resource (HR) equal opportunity practices and the importance of safe working conditions and practices.

The course is taught through a series of lectures and seminars with supporting English tuition. Particular emphasis is placed on developing students’ speaking skills; for example, discussion and negotiation skills. At the end of the course, students will be required to give a business-style presentation on a topic related to issues covered by the course.

Entry recommendations

Students should be at an intermediate level of English in order to follow and participate in classes. We do not require proof of English level, but as a guideline IELTS 5.5, TOEFL IBT 76 (or equivalent) are recommended.



  • Global Strategy
  • Globalisation
  • The Strategic Environment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Global Financial Management and Risk
  • Strategic Marketing

Important notice

The information on the website reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. The modules are indicative options of the content students can expect and are/have been previously taught as part of these programmes. 

However, this information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. 

Teaching and learning

Subject courses with English support are taught by two teachers, a subject specialist and a language expert. The subject classes use lectures, seminars and cases studies, whereas the integrated language classes focus on skills development (especially speaking and listening) using the subject content.

This is a full-time course with classes every day plus additional time for independent research. Students work towards delivering a presentation at the end of the course. You can expect to strengthen language skills and deepen subject knowledge, whilst gaining greater confidence in communicating in English in an academic setting.

All teaching takes place on campus with additional class excursions to places of interest in London. The maximum number of students per class is 20.

Students will have access to SOAS library including our wide range of e-books and e-journals. You will receive a certificate for successful course completion.

Fees and funding


  • 3 weeks (1 block): £2,200 GBP
  • 6 weeks (2 blocks): £3,960 GBP (save £440*)
  • 9 weeks (3 blocks): £5,940 GBP (save £600*)

*Compared to the cost of multiple individual blocks. The reduced fees for multiple blocks above are available for 2 or 3 blocks booked at the same time.