M.Sc. and PGD in Applied Finance are globally accepted and reputed postgraduate courses for students practicing in the corporate sector and finance related industries.These postgraduate programs are practitioner- and career-oriented degree programmes specially designed for recent graduates and professionals in the early stages of their careers in the corporate sector and finance related industries,which are conducted by the Department of Finance under the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS).The main objective of these programs is to produce graduates with sound knowledge in applied finance. After completing these programs, the students will be able to:

  • Identify, analyze, interpret and critically assess financial problems
  • Analyze financial data within a constantly evolving financial environment
  • Apply the techniques necessary to analyze and interpret data in financial practice
  • Analyze the international context and sensitivities of financial management and financial markets
  • Solve problems in corporate finance and financial markets, including those involving derivative assets and the operation of the markets in these assets

Program of the Study

 The program of study includes two years and each year contains three semesters. The first year consists of nine course units including electives. Each course unit carries three or four credit hours per week and fifteen lecture sessions in a semester. Upon completion of the first year the student may obtain the PGD in Applied Finance as an exit strategy or proceed to the M.Sc. in Applied Finance degree program. The M.Sc. in Applied Finance degree program consists of six course units in the first two terms. In the third term student have the option of submitting the dissertation or studying for four course units. Those who select dissertation option should complete the dissertation within a five months period. On successful completion of both years the student is awarded M.Sc. in Applied Finance degree.

Program Structure

Year I: PGD in Applied Finance

Semester Course Code Subject Credit Credit Hours Status
I ACC 5102 Accounting for Managers 3 45 Compulsory
FIN 5101 Business Finance 3 45 Compulsory
ECO 5000 Economics for Managers 3 45 Compulsory
II ECO 5101 Financial Economics 3 45 Compulsory
 

FIN 5102

 

 

LAW 5101

 

MGT 5101

One elective

Financial Modeling and Forecasting

-Theory

-Practical

Business Law      -Theory

-case Analysis

Business Forecasting  -Theory

-Practical

 

 

 

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

30

30

30

30

30

30

 

 

Elective

 

 

Elective

 

Elective

ECO 5102 Financial Mathematics 3 45 Compulsory
III MGT 5000 Management & Organizational Behaviour 3 45 Compulsory
 

FIN 5105

FIN 5106

FIN 5107

One elective

Bank Management

Ethical and Professional Standards

Corporate Governance

 

3

3

3

 

45

45

45

 

Elective

Elective

Elective

FIN 5104

 

Research in Finance

Plus

Term Paper

3

 

2

45 Compulsory
Total Credits 30 420

Year II: M. Sc. inApplied Finance

Semester Subject Code Subject Credit Credit Hours Status
I FIN 8101 Corporate Finance 3 45 Compulsory
ECO 8101 Econometrics 3 45 Compulsory
FIN 8103 Investment Management Strategies 3 45 Compulsory
II FIN 8301 E -Finance and Banking 3 45 Compulsory
MGT 8002 Strategic Management 3 45 Compulsory
FIN 8105 Financial Information Analysis 3 45 Compulsory
III

 

Option 1
ACC 8104 Advanced Management Accounting 3 45 Compulsory
FIN 8107 Financial Risk Management 3 45 Compulsory
FIN 8104 International Finance 3 45 Compulsory
FIN 8102 Global Financial Markets 3 45 Compulsory
Option 2
FIN 8108 Dissertation 12 Compulsory
FIN 8109 Viva Voce Compulsory
Total Credits 30 450

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy any of the following admission requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Commerce or Management from a recognized university with a First Class or Second Class upper/lower division pass.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any subject area from a recognized university with three-years post qualifying experience in an executive capacity in finance sector.
  • A professional qualification from a recognized institution: CFA (USA), CIMA (UK), CIB (UK), IBSL, ICASL with three- years post qualifying experience in an executive capacity.
  • A graduate level qualification or its equivalent
  • Any qualification equivalent to the above may be considered subject to the approval of the University Senate.

 

Contact Details

Dr. Chandana Gunathilaka
Programme Coordinator,
PGD/M.Sc.in Applied Finance,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Gangodawila, Nugegoda,Sri Lanka.
Tel/Fax: +94112758878
Extension: 8878
E-mail: appliedfinance@sjp.ac.lk
Web:    http://www.sjp.ac.lk/mgt/fin/postgraduate-programmes