SOAS University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East combining regional expertise with core disciplines in the Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Languages & Cultures. This year SOAS is celebrating its Centenary with 100 years of research and scholarship that includes a long tradition of research excellence in the field of finance and management, including, for example, the work of Professor Edith Penrose (1959) whose magnum opus “The Theory of the Growth of the Firm” remains one of the most highly cited works in business and management in the world today.
School of Finance and Management
The School of Finance and Management (SFAM) at SOAS is a leading centre for research, with a core focus on the analysis of finance and management in a global context. SFAM’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research is reflected in its rankings in key league tables. In terms of research, SFAM’s record is outstanding: in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework SFAM was ranked in the top 20 UK Schools for Business and Management on Research Intensity Grade Point Average. More recently, SFAM has been ranked 1st in London and 6th in the U.K. in the 2016 Guardian University League Table for Business and Management Studies.
World-leading postgraduate programmes
The School of Finance and Management offers a range of reputed on-campus postgraduate programmes. The taught Masters are intensive programmes which run for either 12-months full-time, or 24-months part-time. The school’s prestigious PhD programme generally requires three years of study in the heart of London, the U.K.’s vibrant capital.
Taught Masters Degrees
- MRes in Finance and Management
- MSc Finance and Financial Law
- MSc International Management (China)
- MSc International Management (Japan)
- MSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa)
- MSc Public Financial Management
- MSc Public Policy and Management
- MSc in Finance
- Research Degrees: Finance and Management
- MPhil/PhD Finance and Management
How does a degree in Financial and Management Studies help with my career?
The School of Financial and Management Studies at SOAS University of London provides students with the analytical tools to understand finance, international management and public policy and management from a global perspective. This approach places our graduates in a strong position to work effectively and successfully in an international and multicultural context.
Graduates of the school leave instilled with the advanced training and research expertise related to finance, management or public administration. They also benefit from a broad portfolio of transferrable skills commonly sought by employers, including: the ability to undertake theoretical and empirical analysis of key issues in finance and management; the capacity to think from first principles and problem solve; the capability to use a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and to apply these methods to the analysis of finance and management topics.
Former students have gone on to build successful professional and management careers in both the public and private sectors. Examples of employers and job titles include:
- Boston Consulting
- Credit Suisse
- Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
- Dagong Global
- Lloyds Banking group
- Western Securities Co. Ltd
- Accounting Assistant
- Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Foreign exchange Trading Business Manager
- Financial Contractor
- Head of Control Rooms
- IT Auditor
- Market Research Executive
- Programme Support Officer (Latin America and the Caribbean)
- Self-Employed Business Owner/Entrepreneur
- Technical Manager
Students who have not pursued a career immediately after graduation have continued their research studies at SOAS or another esteemed institution.