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BA International Management and Southeast Asian Studies

BA International Management and Southeast Asian Studies

Programme Details

  • Degree is awarded by SOAS University of London
  • Programme Type: Single Honours
  • 3 Intakes: January, May, September
  • Full time (Classes Monday – Friday)
  • Duration: 36 months
    Students who receive credit exemptions can complete the degree in a shorter period of time.

This programme enables students to gain a strong grounding in business management theories, as well as draw on SOAS’s expert knowledge of the historical and cultural context of Southeast Asia. In addition to developing a critical, analytical understanding of the region, students gain significant knowledge and skills (including one SEA language skill) which will boost their qualifications for finding employment, or further study for a higher degree.

  • Introduction to South East Asia (15 credits)
  • South East Asia on Film (15 credits)
  • Principles and Management of Marketing (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Accounting (15 credits)
  • Cultural Studies of Mainland South East Asia (15 credits)
  • Cultural Studies of Island South East Asia (15 credits)
  • International Marketing 1: The Environment (15 credits)
  • Qualitative and Case Study Research (15 credits)
  • Corporate Governance (15 credits)
  • International Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Principles of Management (30 credits)
  • International Relations of East Asia (30 credits)
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (30 credits)
  • Southeast Asian Government and Politics (30 credits)
  • Economic development of South East Asia (30 credits)
  • Compulsory Language Module choose 30 credits of a South East Asian language (Thai or Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Independent Study Project in International Management (30 credits)

Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts International Management and South East Asian Studies by SOAS University of London.

Graduating students have a choice to attend the SOAS Graduation ceremonies in Singapore or in London.

General Entrance Requirements for Admission:

  • 17 years or older at time of registration with the University; AND
  • Satisfy course requirements in English; AND
  • Three approved *GCE ‘A’/H2 level subjects that are at least grades B, C, C; OR
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma of 28 points overall; OR
  • Polytechnic diplomas with a Grade Point Average of ≥ 2.6.
    Exemptions will be assessed upon application.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

GCE O Level – C5 or better in English, or an IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band/skill or equivalent score in another recognised test if they obtained their qualification from countries where English is not the standard medium of instruction and/or their first language.

Programme Fees

Singaporean/PR International
Total Programme Fee S$43,920 S$43,920
Application Fee S$100 S$350
Administration Fee S$200 S$300
Medical Insurance
(per annum)
Student Development Workshop S$300 S$300
Student Pass Processing Fee S$30 nett
Student Pass Issuance Fee S$60 nett
Multiple Journey VISA S$30 nett

The above fees are subject to prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated.


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Graduates from our local polytechnics will be able to obtain credit exemptions up to 150 credits.
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International Students: Find Application details here

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Further Information

Learning support and online student resources: SOAS Online Student Services allows students to enrol online, retrieve their exam results and various other SOAS Services.
Students can sign in using their SOAS Student ID and password. This is the same password that students will use for SOAS Student Email access, Course Sign-up and most other SOAS Services.

Teaching staff: Students will be taught by staff from the School of Finance and Management at SOAS. Full details of the lecturing staff can be found here.

Assessment: On undergraduate programmes, work is assessed through a combination of examination and coursework. The coursework may take the form of an essay, project or a presentation. The ratio of exam: coursework varies from course to course and students are advised to consult the course handbook for further details.

Access to Results: Students can access their results through the SOAS Online Student Services using their SOAS Student ID and password.

Academic Appeal Policy and Process: The University publishes degree regulations each academic session for the next academic session. These are the regulations, policies and procedures that govern SOAS’s degrees. Cohorts would be governed by the regulations that come into force for their year of enrolment. These regulations include the University’s procedure for appealing degree outcomes. The regulations can be found at: https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/degreeregulations/file132991.pdf

Minimum Class Size: The minimum class size for the programme to run is 10 students. In the event that the class cannot commence due to low take-up rate, applicants will be informed at least 2 weeks before programme commencement and refunded their application fee.


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