MSc International Management (China)

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MSc International Management (China)

SOAS University of London

MSc International Management (China)

Duration: One calendar year full-time; two calendar years part-time

Minimum Entry Requirements: 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.

Start of programme: September intake only

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.


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

The MSc International Management for China 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

Option modules are divided into Chinese Managerial Environment and General Management options. 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 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 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

  • International management 15PFMC072 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Management in China 1 - domestic perspectives 15PFMC067 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Management in China 2 - international perspectives 15PFMC068 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Research methods in management 15PFMC062 (15 credits) Term 2

Elective Modules

  • Topics in the Chinese economy 15PFMC075 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Corporate finance 15PFMC070 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Corporate governance 15PFMC069 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Cross-cultural management 15PFMC076 (15 credits) Term 2
  • International Business Strategy 15PFMC082 (15 credits) Term 2
  • International human resource management 15PFMC078 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International Marketing 15PFMC080 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Islamic banking and finance 15PFMC074 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Risk management 15PFMC071 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Chinese commercial law 15PLAC106 (30credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 1 (PG) 15PCHC008 (30credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 2 (PG) 15PCHC011 (30credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 3 (PG) 15PCHC009 (30credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 4 (PG) 15PCHC012 (30credits) Full Year
  • Advanced Chinese for Business 15PCHH027 (15 credits) Full Year
  • The Japanese financial system 15PFMC073 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Banking and capital markets 15PFMC056 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Regulation of international capital markets 15PFMC061 (15 credits) Term 1
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
11,855 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £11,855; Full-time Overseas Fees: £19,845 per academic year
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United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Contact school
End date Sept. 1, 2019
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Contact school
End date Sept. 1, 2019