BSc International Management (China) (Year Abroad)

Programme Code: NT2C

Duration: 4 years

Entry Requirements

  • 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

Subjects Preferred: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time

Interested in a career in business or banking, with a specific focus on China, one of the most important and dynamic economies in the world? Then this programme is suited to you. Students will take modules in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy together with modules that draw on SOAS’s specialist knowledge of historical and contemporary perspectives on China’s economic development. Additionally, students will take three modules in Mandarin Chinese. Students will also have the opportunity to take approved modules from other SOAS departments, such as Law, Politics, Economics and Languages and Cultures of China, providing a rich inter-disciplinary learning environment. Students will spend the third year of study in China furthering language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and understanding of local business practices and culture.


This is a 4-year programme. You will spend 3 years studying on campus, while normally spending Year 3 overseas in China at a partner institution. Students take 120 credits per year composed of the core and optional modules, which allows for students to design their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals.

The programme has been designed so that second and third-year modules build on modules taken in earlier years. In your final year, you will complete an Independent Study Project or Dissertation on an agreed topic in International Management (China) and take further units in management and Chinese language.

Year One

  • Management in China: domestic and international developments 151030003 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Introduction to accounting 151030001 (15credits) Term 1
  • Special Course In Chinese I 155900828.
  • Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 (15credits) Term 2
  • Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 (15credits) Term 2


  • Principles and management of marketing 151030004 (15credits) Term 1

OR an approved open option course to the value of 0.5 unit in term 1

Year Two

  • Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 (15credits) Term 2
  • Managerial Accounting 151030007 (15credits) Term 1
  • International business strategy 151030008 (15credits) Term 1
  • Managerial economics 151030009 (15credits) Term 2
  • Qualitative and case study research 151030011 (15credits) Term 2
  • Special Course in Chinese 2 155900829 (30 credits) Full Year


  • International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 (15credits) Term 1

OR an approved open option course to the value of 0.5 unit in term 1

Year Three

You will normally spend year three overseas in China at a partner institution

Year Four

  • Independent study project in international management 151030016 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Chinese for Business and Management 155901409 (30 credits) Full Year

OR an appropriate Chinese language course if your year 2 language course was of a more advanced level than Special Course in Chinese 2 (1 unit)

You may also choose courses to the value of 2 units from the list below:

  • Financial strategy 151030012 (15credits) Term 1
  • Finance in China 151030013 (15credits) Term 2
  • International human resource management 151030018 (15credits) Term 1
  • Corporate governance 151030017 (15credits) Term 2
  • International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 (15credits) Term 2
  • Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy 151030014 (15credits) Term 1
  • Government and politics of China 153400071 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Taiwan's Politics and International Relations 153400072 (30 credits) Full Year
Program taught in:
  • English

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