SOAS, University of London

BA International Management and South East Asian Studies (3 years)

SOAS, University of London
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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location City of london
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Programme Code: TN3C BA/SEASIM
Start of programme: September
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
Interested in a career in business or banking with a specific focus in South East Asia? Then BA International Management and South East Asian Studies could be the perfect fit for you. In this programme you will gain a strong grounding in management science including modules in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy. While we also offer specialist modules that draw on SOAS's expert knowledge of the historical and cultural context of the region, as well as optional language modules.
SOAS is unique as the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia
as the economies of South East Asia continue to expand, knowledge of the language and culture will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
we expertly apply theoretical concepts to real issues facing businesses and other organisations that operate in South East Asia
we are specialists in the delivery of language courses. Given the importance of at least some language competence when doing business in the region, all students will have the opportunity to study Burmese, Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese
you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our Open Options modules to take advantage of the expertise of our other departments, including the opportunity to learn a new language
Apply now via UCAS or visit our upcoming Open Day.
Find out more about how to apply.
Visit our South East Asia page to find out more.
Rachel V Harrison
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What you'll learn on the course

Business Strategy
Corporate Governance
International Management
Financial Accounting
Accounting MBA
International Business
Company Accounts
IT Management
Managerial Economics
South East Asian Studies
Financial Accounting

Course programme

Students take 120 credits per year composed of core and optional modules, which allows for students to design their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals.

After the first year students can choose whether to pursue language learning further, or to focus exclusively on non-language modules related to South East Asia. Introductory language modules taught in Year 1 assume no previous knowledge of the chosen language. These modules focus on all four linguistic skills – understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

Students who find they wish to concentrate more fully on South East Asian languages are encouraged to apply for or transfer to one of the four-year programmes in South East Asian language, which include a year abroad of intensive language-learning in the third year.

Year 1Core IM Modules

Choose 30 credits from the list below.

  • Principles of Management
  • Management in Japan and Korea: Domestic and International Developments
  • Management in China: domestic and international developments
Compulsory IM Modules

Choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following.

  • Introduction to accounting
  • Principles and management of marketing
  • Understanding company accounts and reports
  • Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers
Core SEA Modules
  • Introduction to South East Asia
  • South East Asia on Film
Compulsory Language Module

Choose a South East Asian language (Burmese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai) at a suitable level. This should typically be level 1 of the language chosen.

Year 2Compulsory IM Modules

Choose modules to the value of 60 credits from the following

  • Corporate finance and financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • International business strategy
  • Managerial economics
  • Qualitative and case study research
  • International marketing 1: the environment
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Core SEA Modules
  • Cultural Studies of Island South East Asia
  • Cultural Studies of Mainland South East Asia
Compulsory SEA module

Choose a continuation of year 1 SEA language or modules to the value of 30 credits from List A or C.

Year 3Core IM Module
  • Independent study project in international management
Compulsory IM Modules

Choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following.

  • Financial strategy
  • Finance in China
  • Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy
  • International marketing 2: global markets
  • International human resource management
  • Corporate governance
Compulsory SEA Module

A continuation of year 2 SEA language or modules to the value of 30 credits from list A

Open Option

30 credits from List A, C or an open option.

List A
  • Thailand on Screen (post '97)
  • Vietnam on Screen
  • Indonesia on Screen
  • Orientalism on Screen
  • Queer Cinema in Asia
  • War, Revolution and Independence in South East Asian Literatures in Translation
  • The City and the Countryside in South East Asian Literatures
  • English Literatures of South East Asia
  • Under Western Eyes: European Writings on South East Asia
  • Jawi and the Manuscript Tradition
List C
  • Extended Essay in South East Asian Studies
  • Arts of the Buddha in Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asian government and politics
Programme Specification
  • BA International Management and South East Asian Studies- Programme Specifications 2012/13 (pdf; 73kb)
  • BA International Management and South East Asian Studies - Programme Specifications 2017/18 (pdf; 665kb)

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