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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Drawing upon China experts and management specialists within SOAS and from positions within commerce, finance and government, this programme focuses on management and its environment in China.
Graduates leave SOAS with a portfolio of widely transferable and valuable skills including analysing and selecting information; communicating effectively; understanding and interpreting numerical data; and numeracy and problem solving.
You will develop advanced training and research expertise related to finance, management and development enabling you seek professional and management careers in both business and public sectors or to continue in the field of research.
You will have access to a wealth of study resources including the SOAS Library, one of the world's most important academic libraries, attracting scholars from across the globe.
A global perspective
Studying at SOAS University of London
enhances your learning experience by giving you a global perspective. We are dedicated to research and teaching finance and management from an international perspective. Our research is internationally focused and from day one students are encouraged to develop fresh thoughts on financial and management issues and to think globally.
Expert at where the world is changing
Our research combines specialist knowledge of financial and management systems in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with more conventional international analysis of Europe and the Americas. We draw on a long tradition of management research that dates from Edith Penrose’s pioneering work in the 1950’s on the theory of the growth of the firm, large international corporations, oil economies, patents, innovation and economic development, to our present day focus on key topics in international finance and management.
Format and assessment
The MSc International Management for China has three components:
1. Four core courses
2. Elective course(s) to the value of 1.0 unit
3. Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic
Elective courses are divided into Chinese Managerial Environment and General Management electives. Students are encouraged to combine courses from both in order to build an understanding of the local business and cultural environment.
The 10,000-word dissertation is worth 25% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and select 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 elective courses are offered every year; please check your preferences with the Programme Convenor. Also note that if half units are selected, one term 1 course and one term 2 course needs to be chosen across Regional and General electives.
Part-time students are required to complete three of the core courses during their first year, then one core and two elective courses plus the dissertation during the second year.
Those enrolled on the three-year programme are required to complete three of the core courses during their first year, one core and two elective courses in the second year, and the dissertation in the third year.
Postgraduate Open Evenings
You’ll be able to have one-to-one discussions with academics and current students. You can also attend specialist subject talks and take a tour of our campus.
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Our webinars give you an opportunity to hear and ask questions about the subject you’re interested in studying. We also cover topics such as making an application, Tier 4 Visa entry, fees and funding, scholarships, accommodation options as well as career related information.
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How to apply
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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.