To webThe primary purpose of this MBA/ MSc Degree in Management and Commerce is to prepare students to become innovative and dynamic managers in a broad range of private and public organisations.  Furthermore, the purpose is to foster strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in a local and global business context. Finally, the competencies developed will enable students to critically analyze and solve complex business problems   in the dynamic local and global business environment.

Objectives/ Graduate Profile

The postgraduate student who completes the degree will be able to;

  • Possess a knowledge framework which encompasses diverse perspectives and disciplines within management to understand the complexity of managing an organisation in a changing business environment.
  • Have an understanding of how the acquired theoretical knowledge can be put into practice. Will possess a critical awareness of discipline-based concepts and approaches to analyse and master contemporary management problems.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge and insight in specific management-related areas.
  • Have the ability to acquire and analyse data and information, to evaluate their relevance and validity and to synthesise a range of information sources needed to develop a comprehensive understanding of rapidly changing national and international business environment.

Professional and Employment Opportunities:

The MBA Graduates will have opportunities at senior management level and board level in local and international business entities.

Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to this program an applicant must possess one of the following qualifications and a good working knowledge of English;

  •  A Bachelor’s Degree including 30 credits in Business Administration/ Public Administration/ Commerce/ Human Resource Management/ Marketing/ Accountancy/ Finance/ Estate Management and Valuation/ Business Economics/ Operations Management/ Management Information Systems/ Economics etc.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any subject area from a recognised University with three years’ post-qualifying relevant experience.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma of not less than one year in Management
  • A Postgraduate Diploma of not less than one year in any other field with two years of relevant experience

One of the following professional qualifications with three years post-qualifying relevant experience.

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA)- Passed Finalist
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – Passed Finalist
  • Association of Chartered & Certified Accountants (ACCA)- Passed Finalist
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK- Postgraduate Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) UK- Associate Member – Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (AIB) Sri Lanka – Associate Member – Diploma
  • National Diploma in Technology (University of Moratuwa)
  • Institution of Engineers (CIE) UK /Sri Lanka – Associate member or above
  • Sri Lanka Advance Technological Institute (SLATI) – Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) (Four Year Course)
  • Sri Lanka Advance Technological Institute (SLATI) – Higher National Diploma in Management/ Commerce (HNDM/C) (Four Year Course)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators – Member
  • National Diploma in Engineering Sciences  (Institute of Engineering Technology, Katunayake)
  • Attorney – at – Law

One of the following professional qualifications with five years’ post-qualifying relevant experience.

  •  Diploma in Marketing awarded by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM)
  • Professional qualification in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Personnel Management.
  • Completion of NVQ level 7 (B. Tech.) with a minimum of GPA of 3.0

Course Duration: Two years 

Medium of Instruction: English
Course Description:

MBA Program is conducted in two modes; with or without a specialization area.

MBA with a specialization area

Course Code

Course Title Lecture/
lab hours

Credit value 

Year 1
Term I
MMS 5101 Management

45

3

MMS 5102 Economics for Management

45

3

MMS 5103 Quantitative Techniques for Management

45

3

Term II
MMS 5201 Accounting for Management

45

3

MMS 5202 Human Resources Management

45

3

MMS 5203 Operations Management

45

3

Term III
MMS 5301 Financial Management

45

3

MMS 5302 Marketing Management

45

3

MMS 5303 Management Information Systems

45

3

MMS 5304 Organizational Behavior

45

3

Year 2
Term I
MMS 6101 Strategic Management

45

3

MMS 6102 Research Methods

45

3

One course from the field of specialization

45

3

Term II
MMS 6202 Seminars from the field of specialization

and

two courses from the field of specialization

or

Three courses from the field of specialization

45

45

45

3

 

3

3

Term III
Research

or

Project report from the field of specialization and,

one Course from the field of specialization and another Course from any offered courses of the term

 

 

45

45

15

6

3

3

Total credits 63

 

MBA Program without any specialization

 

 

Course Code

Course Title Lecture/
lab hours

Credit value

Year 1
Term I
MMS 5101 Management

45

3

MMS 5102 Economics for Management

 

45

3

MMS 5103 Quantitative Techniques for Management

45

3

Term II
MMS 5201 Accounting for Management

 

45

3

MMS 5202 Human Resources Management

 

45

3

MMS 5203 Operations Management

 

45

3

Term III
MMS 5301 Financial Management

45

3

MMS 5302 Marketing Management

45

3

MMS 5303 Management Information Systems

45

3

MMS 5304 Organizational Behavior

45

3

Year 2
Term I
MMS 6101

Strategic Management

45

3

MMS 6102 Research Methods

45

3

One  Course  from any offered courses  of the term

45

3

Term II
MMS 6202 Seminars from the field of business administration and,

One Course from the department of business administration and,

Another Course from any offered courses of the term

or

One Course from the department of business administration and

Another two Courses from any offered courses of the term

45

45

45

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

Term III
Research on any discipline of management with 15 credits or
Project report on any discipline of management with 06 credits andOne Course from the department of business administration andAnother Course from any offered courses of the term
 

 

 

45

45

15

6

3

3

Total credits

63

 

M.Sc Program

 

Course Code

Course Title Lecture/lab hours

Credit value

Year 1
Term I
MMS 5101 Management

45

3

MMS 5102 Economics for Management

45

3

MMS 5103 Quantitative Techniques for Management

45

3

Term II
MMS 5201 Accounting for Management

45

3

MMS 5202 Human Resources Management

45

3

MMS 5203 Operations Management

 

45

3

Term III
MMS 5301 Financial Management

45

3

MMS 5302 Marketing Management 45 3
MMS 5303 Management Information Systems 45 3
MMS 5304 Organizational Behavior 45

3

Year 2
Term I
MMS 6101 Strategic Management 45 3
MMS 6102 Research Methods

One  Course  from any offered courses  of the term

45

45

3

3

Term II & Term III
M. Sc. Thesis 21
Total credits 60

 

Students have to earn minimum of 60 credits during the two year period to complete a Master Degree. They have to earn 30 credits in the first year and 30 credits in the second year.

After completing the first year of the program, the students can choose one of the following options to complete the Masters Degree:

  • Complete the second year by 8 courses with 24 credits and a project report with 6 credits or
  • Complete the second year by 6 courses with 18 credits and the research with 15 credits

Those who wish to continue for the M.Sc. Degree will have to follow 3 courses with 9 credits in the first term of the second year and the theses with 21 credits in the second and third terms of the second year.

 

Evaluation:

Candidate’s performance at each course unit is assessed and graded by theory examinations and continuous assessments during and at the end of the semester. Continuous assessment may include individual assignments, group assignments, case analyses, critical incident analyses, term papers, midterm examinations, quizzes, practical and, oral presentations. The continuous assessments should be limited to the maximum of 50% of the total marks when it is combined with written or other examinations.

The pass mark is 50% ad candidate should to pass all the course units and Project Report/Thesis.

Repeating the course units:

A candidate who is unable to sit for course unit examination or fail a course unit can repeat the examination. Except for medical reasons the maximum mark that can be obtained is 50%.

Awarding the Degree:

Candidate should pass all the courses (50%) and should possess a minimum GPA of 2.7 for a total of at least 60.0 credits worth courses including the Project Report/Thesis. A merit pass will be given if the overall GPA is 4 or above.

 

Payment Plan:

60% of the total payment at the time of registration and the balance within 6 months.