Mode of Attendance: Full-time
Our BSc International Management (Japan and Korea) programme will enable you to gain specialist knowledge of business and management in those regions including modules in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy, as well as a deep understanding of the regions history, culture and language.
Why study BSc International Management (Japan & Korea) 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 and the largest concentration of Korean specialists in Europe.
- We expertly apply theoretical concepts to real issues facing businesses that operate in Japan and Korea.
- As Asian economies continue to expand, knowledge of the language and culture 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.
- We are specialists in the delivery of languages. Your command of a second language at SOAS will set you apart from graduates of other universities.
This programme has 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.
Studying this programme will provide you with a firm grasp of international management disciplines.
Skills gained include:
- A coherent and solid knowledge of management and finance, with direct reference to the regions of Japan and Korea.
- A broad understanding of those regions history and culture.
- Statistical and computing skills.
- The ability to think laterally and employ critical reasoning.
- Analytical skills.
- Communication and presentation skills.
Graduates from the Department have pursued successful careers in business, banking, consulting, media and other industries, especially in companies or organisations that operate in, or do business with Japan and Korea.
Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:
- Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
- Euro Monitor International
- HM Treasury
- Western Securities Co. Ltd
Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include:
- Trainee Chartered Accountant
- Business Relationship Manager
- Financial Analyst
- Market Research Executive
- Management Consultant
- Foreign Exchange Trading Business Manager
- Deputy Chief Executive Officer
- Events Manager
Students take 120 credits each year composed of Core, Compulsory and Optional modules.
- Core modules: These are mandatory and must be passed in the year they are taken before the student can progress to the next year.
- Compulsory modules: These are mandatory but in the case of a failure, students may carry this into their next year provided that they retake and pass the failed element or exam.
- Optional modules: These are designed to help students design their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals.
- Management in Japan and Korea: Domestic and International Developments
- Introduction to accounting
- Organisational Behaviour
- Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers
- Principles and management of marketing
Plus choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
- Principles of Management
- H120 Introduction to the History of East Asia
- Modern Korea: Culture and Society
- Cool Japan: Manga, Anime, Sushi
- International business strategy
- Managerial economics
- Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Qualitative and case study research
Plus choose modules to the value of 15 credits from the following:
- International marketing 1: the environment
- Understanding company accounts and reports
Plus choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
- International Relations of East Asia
Choose related Language or Non-Language open option modules to the value of 30 credits.
- Financial strategy
- Independent study project in international management
- Finance in Japan and Korea
- Contemporary Issues in the Japanese and Korean Economies
In addition to the above modules, students select modules to the value of 45 credits from the below*.
*Please note that International Human Resource Management 151030018 and Corporate Governance 151030017 must be selected together.
List of modules (subject to availability)
- Corporate finance and financial accounting
- Managerial accounting
- Corporate governance
- International human resource management
- International marketing 2: global markets
The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session.
Admissions and Applications
To apply for an undergraduate degree at SOAS (including students wishing to transfer from another university) you must apply through the UK's central universities application organization, UCAS. An application form and details of courses can be found on their website. UCAS charges an applicant's fee for handling the application.
You can apply to up to five choices of higher education institutions or course on the UCAS form. How you utilise the choice is up to you. In other words, you could apply to do the same subject, for example, economics, at five different universities, or five different courses at the same university, or any combination of subject and institution. Nor do you have to use up all five choices. Whatever you choose you should list your choices in the order they appear in the UCAS handbook.
- Subjects Preferred: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths.
GCSE Maths B (grade 6 in the new structure)
IB: 35 (665 at HL)
Alternative entry requirements
- BTEC: DDM
- Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
- Scottish Highers: AAABB
- Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB
- Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above
- Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0
- Euro Bacc: 80%
- French Bacc: 14/20
- German Abitur: 2.0
- Italy DES: 80/100
- Austria Mat: 2.0
- Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects.
English Language Entry Requirements
You must be able to show that your English is of a high enough standard to successfully engage with and complete your course at SOAS. Please note that we take our English language requirements seriously and failure to meet them exactly may well result in your application to SOAS being rejected. It is not possible to negotiate if your scores are below our required levels, with the expectation that because they are 'close enough' they will be accepted. It is important that you plan appropriately, well in advance, so that your English language test comes in good time and so that you have time to retake the test if necessary. We do not accept reasons of inconvenience or financial hardship for not submitting or retaking an English test.
For EU and International students who need a visa, if unconditional entry scores are achieved we accept qualifications from several countries, as well as a range of international qualifications and tests.
If a Tier 4 entry visa is required then a SELT, such as UKVI IELTS may be needed. For this reason, we recommend all Tier 4 visa students to choose the UKVI IELTS Academic test as the test of first resort.
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