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.
The MSc International Management for China has three components:
* Four core courses
* Two electives
* 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 September 15th deadline (or the Monday immediately following this date if it falls on a weekend).
Not all optional courses are offered every year; please check your preferences with the Programme Convenor.
Part-time Study 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.
Core Modules * International management - 15PFMC072 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
* Management in China 1 - domestic perspectives - 15PFMC067 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
* Management in China 2 - international perspectives - 15PFMC068 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
* Research methods in management - 15PFMC062 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
Regional Elective Modules * Special Chinese: Advanced Chinese for Business and Management - 15PCHH006 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2012/2013
* Chinese commercial law - 15PLAC106 (1 Unit) - Full Year
* Topics in the Chinese economy - 15PFMC075 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
* Special Course in Chinese 1 (Postgraduate) - 15PCHC008 (1 Unit) - Full Year
* Special Course in Chinese II (Postgraduate) - 15PCHC011 (1 Unit) - Full Year
* Special Course in Chinese 3 (Postgraduate) - 15PCHC009 (1 Unit) - Full Year
* Special Course in Chinese IV (Postgraduate) - 15PCHC012 (1 Unit) - Full Year
* Economic development of modern Taiwan - 15PECH002 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
General Elective Modules * Corporate finance - 15PFMC070 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
* Corporate governance - 15PFMC069 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
* Cross-cultural management - 15PFMC076 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
* International Business Strategy - 15PFMC082 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
* International human resource management - 15PFMC078 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
* Risk management - 15PFMC071 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
* International Marketing - 15PFMC080 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Scholarships and Bursaries
There are some scholarships and bursaries available for postgraduate students. These are very competitive and early application is advised.
· The Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary (programme must include studying the history of the modern Arab world)
· AKS Postgraduate Bursary (in Korean Studies)
· Bernard Buckman Scholarship (MA Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying students)
· The Canon Collins Scholarships at SOAS. There are two scholarships available available in 2013-14 for study at SOAS. These scholarships are for Masters study in any subject field. Open a national of and resident in one of the following countries:
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The application process normally opens in December and closes in February, for study commencing in September the following year. Please go to the Canon Collins website and click "Apply for A Scholarship" and then "Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK" for further information on how to apply.
· Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (for students from African Commonwealth countries)
· D.G.Hall Scholarship (Taught Masters programmes at SOAS, for applicants holding a Burma/Myanmar passport)
· Felix Scholarships (for Indian students)
· Ferguson Scholarships (for African nationals from an African Country)
· HSBC SOAS Scholarships (MA Sinology & MA Chinese Literature, for UK/EU fee paying students)
· Kamran Djam Scholarships (MA Iranian Studies)
· Professor Stuart Wilson Scholarship (MA South East Asian Studies)
· Standard Chartered Scholarships (for a range of full-time Taught Masters programmes. The programmes relate to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East/NorthAfrica)
· Tibawi Trust Awards (for Palestinian students currently enrolled in a programme at SOAS)
· SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Arts & Humanities - (for any full-time taught masters programme in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities)
· SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Language & Cultures (for the full-time MA Gender Studies, MA Postcolonial Studies, MA Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics & Language Pedagogy, MA Language, Documentation and Description, MA Translation Theory and Practice (Asian and African Languages)
· SOAS Master's Scholarships- Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (for any full-time master's programmes in the Department of Development Studies, Economics, Law, Politics & International Studies and Financial & Management Studies)
· Tallow Chandlers and M. W Beer scholarship (MA) (MA Anthropology of Food, for UK/EU fee paying students)
· William Ross Murray Scholarship (LLM, for students from a developing country)