Postgraduate Diploma Programs

Applied Finance

M.Sc. and PGD in Applied Finance areglobally 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 theDepartment of Finance under the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS).The main objective of theseprograms is to produce graduates with sound knowledge in applied finance. After completing theseprograms, the students will be able to:

  • Identify, analyze, interpret and critically assess financial problems
  • Anayse financial data within a constantly evolving financial environment
  • Apply the techniques necessary to analyse and interpret data in financial practice
  • Analyse 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 proceedto 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. K. L.W. Perera
Programme Coordinator,
PGD/M.Sc.in Applied Finance,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Gangodawila, Nugegoda,Sri Lanka.
Tel/Fax: +94112758878
Extension: 8878
E-mail: pgd.m.appfin@gmail.com
Web:    http://graduate.sjp.ac.lk/management-and-commerce/m-sc-postgraduate-diploma-in-applied-finance/
http://www.sjp.ac.lk/mgt/fin/postgraduate-programmes

Entrepreneurial Business Management

Admission Requirements:

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

Category 01:

  1. Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurial Business Management (ADEBM) USJ or a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university – and
  2. Above 25 years of age by the date of calling applications – and
  3. Three years valid business registration or three years’ experience as a manager in an entrepreneurial business or three years executive level experience in an institution that provides BDSS (Business Development Supportive Services) or three years executive level experience in an institution that promotes entrepreneurship in the nation or an employee of university of Sri Jayewardenepura with five years’ service in it

Category 02:

  1. A Special Bachelor’s Degree with a class standing from a recognized university – or
  2. A General Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University with a First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) standing m- or
  3. A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University with three years’ relevant post-qualifying experience – or
  4. A Postgraduate Diploma of not less than one year or Higher Degree from a recognized University with two years’ relevant experience

Category 03:

  1. One of the following professional qualifications with three years’ relevant post-qualifying experience.
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka(ICASL)- Passed Finalist
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – Passed Finalist
  • Association of Chartered & Certified Accountants (ACCA)- Passed Finalist
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK- Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) UK- Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (AIB) Sri Lanka – Diploma
  • Institution of Engineers (CIE) UK /Sri Lanka – Associate member or above
  • Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technology Education (SLIATE) – Higher National Diploma in Accountancy / Management / Commerce (HND A/M/C) (Four Year Course)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and    Administrators – Member
  • Attorney – at – Law
  1. One of the following professional qualifications with five years’ relevant post-qualifying 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

Category 04:

  1. Other professional qualifications equivalent to the above may be considered subject to the approval of the Senate

 

Duration of the Course: One Year

 

Course description:

Term 1 Course Credit Contact Hours
MENTR 10201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and SMEs 2 30
MENTR 10202 Managing for Creativity and Innovation 2 30
MENTR 10303 New Venture Creation 3 45
MENTR 10304 Human Resource Management 3 45
Term 2
MENTR 10207 Project Management 2 30
MENTR 10208 Management Information Systems 2 30
MENTR 10309 Marketing Management 3 45
MENTR 10310 Quantitative  Techniques for Entrepreneurs 3 45
Term 3
MENTR 10313 Strategy for Entrepreneurs 3 45
MENTR 10314 Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka 3 45
MENTR 10215 Financial Management for Entrepreneurs 2 30
MENTR 10216 Operations Management 2 30
  Total 30 450

 

Evaluation:

Evaluation of students’ performance shall be mainly based on both continuous assessments and final examination. Type and duration of an examination can vary depending on the requirements for each course. Accordingly the word “Examination” may refers to any assessment technique such as Written Examination, Oral Presentation, Practical Test, Project Report, Viva voce Examination, Group Work, Essay Report, Role Play, etc.

 

Methods of Continuous Assessments:

Students will be assessed during the program by classroom participation, viva voce, oral and written presentations, workshops, case studies, role plays, project reports, quizzes, midterm examinations, term papers and other assessment methods as appropriate on individual or group basis.

Weight of Continuous Assessments

Maximum marks that can be allocated for continuous assessments of a course unit shall be 60%.

Eligibility Requirements:

A student will be eligible to sit for the end semester exam only if he/she scores at least 50% of the total marks allocated for the continuous assessments and maintained 80% attendance for the lectures. Eligibility requirements will be counted course wise. Any student fails to fulfill the eligibility requirements for any course will be considered “failed” and shall repeat the exanimation by fulfilling the eligibility requirements next time.

Valid Reasons for Absence from an Exanimation:

Excuses will be granted only for serious ill health, death of immediate family member, or any other cause acceptable to the Board of Study subsequently approved by the Senate. A candidate absent due to medical reasons shall submit a medical certificate from a registered medical officer subsequently approved by the Medical Officer of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura within 14 days of the examination of the relevant course unit.

Carrying Forward the Continuous Assessment Marks:

In case of a repeated candidate or an absentee, marks obtained for the continuous evaluations shall be carried forward for the next examination unless the candidate does not redo the continuous assessments.

Duration of a Written Examination:

Duration of an End-Semester Written Examination can vary depending on the requirements of each course. Normally they are of three hours duration.

A candidate who has successfully earned 30 credits in the Level 01 but not opted to proceed to the Level 02 of the program is eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDEntr.). If a candidate fails to complete the Level 02 of the program within the stipulated time, but wishes to obtain the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDEntr.), He/she shall be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma, provided that he/she has successfully completed the level 01 having earned all the credits of the Level 01 of the program. If a candidate obtains a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship, he/she is not eligible to obtain the Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship.

 

Marketing Management

Admission Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Special or General) in the field of Management (Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Commerce, Public Management, Marketing Management, Accountancy, Financial Management, Public Administration, Estate Management and Valuation, Business Economics, Operations Management, Management Information Systems) from University of Sri Jayewardenepura or any other recognized university or
  • Bachelor’s Degree with First or Second Class Upper Division in any other subject area obtained from a recognized university or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any other subject area obtained from a recognized university with one year working experience in Management or Marketing discipline or
  • A recognized professional or other academic qualification with two years experience in an executive capacity or
  • Advanced Diploma in Marketing offered by the Department of Marketing Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura with a two year experience in an executive capacity or
  • Diploma in Marketing Management offered by the Department of Marketing Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura with a four year post qualifying experience in Management or Marketing discipline or
  • Diploma in Marketing Management from a recognized institute with 4 year post qualifying experience in executive capacity or
  • Other academic or professional qualification may be considered for admission of candidate in the programme subject to the approval of the University Senate.


Duration of the Course:
One year


Course description:

Course Code Course Title Lecture hrs. No. of Credits
Semester I
PGDMM 1.1 Marketing Theories and Practice 45 3
PGDMM 1.2 Consumer Behavior 45 3
PGDMM 1.3 a)      Integrated Marketing Communication

b)      Sales Management

30

 

15

3
PGDMM 1.4 a)      Management for Marketing

b)      Financial Management for Marketing

c)      Economics for Marketing

15

15

 

15

3
PGDMM 1.5 Marketing Research 45 3
Semester II
PGDMM 2.1 Product and Brand Management 45 3
PGDMM 2.2 Analytical tools for Marketing 45 3
PGDMM 2.3 a)      Strategic Marketing

b)      Marketing Sustainability

30

15

3
PGDMM 2.4 Service Marketing 45 3
PGDMM 2.5 Project Report (Independent Study) 3

 

Evaluation:

Item Expectation
Final Examination Pass mark 50.
Continuous Assessment 50%  of the total mark assigned to the course. Minimum of 25% needs to be maintained.
Research Report Done during the last 3 months, carries 3 credits
In Summary Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded for those who maintains GPA of at least 2 with a maximum of one “D” grade and no any “E” grades. If an average exceeds 80% a merit pass will be given.

Real Estate Management and Valuation

Admission Requirements:

Those who have one of the following qualifications can apply for the programs

  • Sc. Estate Management & Valuation (special) Degree with a First or Second-Class Upper Division Pass, obtained from a recognised university, or
  • Sc. Estate Management & Valuation (special) Degree with Second-Class Lower Division pass obtained from a recognised university and one year post qualifying relevant professional experience, or
  • Sc. Estate Management & Valuation (special) Degree with an Ordinary Pass obtained from a recognised university and two year post qualifying relevant professional experience, or

 

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in any subject area obtained from a recognised university with at least three years post-qualifying relevant professional experience in the field of Real Estate Management and Valuation, or

 

  1. A recognized professional/academic qualification with post-qualifying professional experience in an executive capacity acceptable to the Department and the Senate of the University

 

  1. Sc. Estate Management & Valuation (special) Degree holders with an Ordinary Pass are eligible to register for the postgraduate diploma. Successful completion of the Diploma is a qualification to register for the M.Sc. Program

 

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in any subject area obtained from a recognised university with a class is eligible to register for the postgraduate diploma. Successful completion of the Diploma is a qualification to register for the M.Sc. Program

Recognized professional qualifications

  1. Member of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS), UK – General Practice
  2. Member of the Institute of Valuers of Sri Lanka
  3. Member of the Institute of Town Planners of Sri Lanka
  4. Diploma in Valuation from Sri Lanka Technical College, with 10 years experience in the field of Real Estate Management and valuation
  5. Sc. Surveying Sciences – Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Diyatalawa
  6. Diploma of Survey – Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Diyatalawa

Any other qualification recognized by the Senate of the University

Duration: One Year

Course description:             

Course Code Course Title Lecture hrs. Practical hrs. No. of Credits
Semester I
REMV 5112 Economics for Real Estate Management 30 2
REMV 5122 Principles of Valuation 30 2
REMV 5132 Property Law 30 2
REMV 5142 Quantitative Techniques 30 2
Semester II
REMV 5312 Real Estate Development and Management 30 2
REMV 5322 Real Estate Information Systems & GIS 30 30 3
REMV 5333 Applied Valuation 45 3
REMV 5342 Environmental Management 30 2
REMV 5353 Special Study Report 2 months 3

 

Evaluation:

After completing lectures of a subject, there should be three hour final written examination.

Pass mark for each credit course should be 50% of the total marks. Minimum of 40% marks has to be maintained for both continuous assessment and final examination.

  • A candidate who has successfully completed the coursework (12 subjects) in the first year but no interest to proceed to the second year of the M.Sc. program is eligible to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Real Estate Management and Valuation (PG Dip in REMV). If a candidate obtains a PG Dip in REMV, he/she is not eligible to obtain M.Sc. in REMV. For the Diploma option, candidates also should be successful from the Special Project Report by which the candidates should earn 03 credits.
  • If a candidate who has failed from the dissertation or has not submitted the thesis within the maximum period given if he/she wishes to obtain the PG Dip in REMV, he/she will be awarded the PG Diploma provided that he/she has successfully completed all the courses-works and projects of the first year of the M.Sc. program.

Masters Degree Programs

Applied Finance

M.Sc. and PGD in Applied Finance areglobally 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 theDepartment of Finance under the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS).The main objective of theseprograms is to produce graduates with sound knowledge in applied finance. After completing theseprograms, the students will be able to:

  • Identify, analyze, interpret and critically assess financial problems
  • Anayse financial data within a constantly evolving financial environment
  • Apply the techniques necessary to analyse and interpret data in financial practice
  • Analyse 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 proceedto 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. K. L.W. Perera
Programme Coordinator,
PGD/M.Sc.in Applied Finance,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Gangodawila, Nugegoda,Sri Lanka.
Tel/Fax: +94112758878
Extension: 8878
E-mail: pgd.m.appfin@gmail.com
Web:    http://graduate.sjp.ac.lk/management-and-commerce/m-sc-postgraduate-diploma-in-applied-finance/
http://www.sjp.ac.lk/mgt/fin/postgraduate-programmes

Entrepreneurship

Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the MEntr program, an applicant must possess one of the following qualifications and a working knowledge of English:

Category 01:

  1. Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurial Business Management (ADEBM) USJ or a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university – and
  2. Above 25 years of age by the date of calling applications – and
  3. Three years valid business registration or three years’ experience as a manager in an entrepreneurial business or three years executive level experience in an institution that provides BDSS (Business Development Supportive Services) or three years executive level experience in an institution that promotes entrepreneurship in the nation or an employee of university of Sri Jayewardenepura with five years’ service in it

Category 02:

  1. A Special Bachelor’s Degree with a class standing from a recognized university – or
  2. A General Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University with a First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) standing m- or
  3. A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University with three years’ relevant post-qualifying experience – or
  4. A Postgraduate Diploma of not less than one year or Higher Degree from a recognized Universitywith two years’ relevant experience

Category 03:

  1. One of the following professional qualifications with three years’ relevant post-qualifying experience.
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka(ICASL)- Passed Finalist
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – Passed Finalist
  • Association of Chartered & Certified Accountants (ACCA)- Passed Finalist
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK- Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) UK- Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (AIB) Sri Lanka – Diploma
  • Institution of Engineers (CIE) UK /Sri Lanka – Associate member or above
  • Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technology Education (SLIATE) – Higher National Diploma in Accountancy / Management / Commerce (HND A/M/C) (Four Year Course)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and    Administrators – Member
  • Attorney – at – Law
  1. One of the following professional qualifications with five years’ relevant post-qualifying 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

Category 04:

  1. Other professional qualifications equivalent to the above may be considered subject to the approval of the Senate

Duration: Two years

 

Course Description:

Curriculum for Level 01:

Term 1 Course Credit Contact Hours
MENTR 10201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and SMEs 2 30
MENTR 10202 Managing for Creativity and Innovation 2 30
MENTR 10303 New Venture Creation 3 45
MENTR 10304 Human Resource Management 3 45
Term 2
MENTR 10207 Project Management 2 30
MENTR 10208 Management Information Systems 2 30
MENTR 10309 Marketing Management 3 45
MENTR 10310 Quantitative  Techniques for Entrepreneurs 3 45
Term 3
MENTR 10313 Strategy for Entrepreneurs 3 45
MENTR 10314 Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka 3 45
MENTR 10215 Financial Management for Entrepreneurs 2 30
MENTR 10216 Operations Management 2 30
  Total 30 450

 

Curriculum for Level 02:

1st Term
Code Name of the Subject Credits Contact Hours
MENTR 20401 Research Methods in Entrepreneurship 04 60
MENTR 20302 Business Plan Development 03 45
MENTR 20303 Cost and Management Accounting 03 45
2nd  Term  
MENTR 20207 Auditing for Entrepreneurs 02 30
MENTR 20208 Taxation for Entrepreneurs 02 30
MENTR 20209 Strategic Entrepreneurship 02 30
MENTR 20210 Managing Entrepreneurial Growth 02 30
MENTR 20211 Development Economics 02 30
3rd  Term  
MENTR 21315 Research Study in Entrepreneurship 13 195
MENTR 20316 Managing Global Businesses 03 45
MENTR 20417 Project Report MENTR 2315 or these four course units 04 60
MENTR 20318 Managing Organizational Dynamics 03 45
MENTR 20319 Strategic Management 03 45
MENTR 20320 Organizational Behaviour 03 45
Total 36 540

Evaluation:

Evaluation of students’ performance shall be mainly based on both continuous assessments and final examination. Type and duration of an examination can vary depending on the requirements for each course. Accordingly the word “Examination” may refers to any assessment technique such as Written Examination, Oral Presentation, Practical Test, Project Report, Viva voce Examination, Group Work, Essay Report, Role Play, etc.

Methods of Continuous Assessments:

Students will be assessed during the program by classroom participation, viva voce, oral and written presentations, workshops, case studies, role plays, project reports, quizzes, midterm examinations, term papers and other assessment methods as appropriate on individual or group basis.

Weight of Continuous Assessments

Maximum marks that can be allocated for continuous assessments of a course unit shall be 60%.

Eligibility Requirements:

A student will be eligible to sit for the end semester exam only if he/she scores at least 50% of the total marks allocated for the continuous assessments and maintained 80% attendance for the lectures. Eligibility requirements will be counted course wise. Any student fails to fulfill the eligibility requirements for any course will be considered “failed” and shall repeat the exanimation by fulfilling the eligibility requirements next time.

Valid Reasons for Absence from an Exanimation:

Excuses will be granted only for serious ill health, death of immediate family member, or any other cause acceptable to the Board of Study subsequently approved by the Senate. A candidate absent due to medical reasons shall submit a medical certificate from a registered medical officer subsequently approved by the Medical Officer of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura within 14 days of the examination of the relevant course unit.

Carrying Forward the Continuous Assessment Marks:

In case of a repeated candidate or an absentee, marks obtained for the continuous evaluations shall be carried forward for the next examination unless the candidate does not redo the continuous assessments.

Duration of a Written Examination:

Duration of an End-Semester Written Examination can vary depending on the requirements of each course. Normally they are of three hours duration.

The Grading System: The evaluation criterion is based on the grading system

 

Research / Project

Students should submit the research proposal or project proposal to the office at the end of the second term of the Level 02 for getting the approval.

Three soft-bound copies of the final draft of the project or research as relevant should be submitted to the office on or before the deadline given. Any student failed to do so will be treated incomplete and has to submit it with the next batch of students.

The evaluation is based on the evaluation of the written report (75% of the total marks) and the evaluation of the performance at the viva voce examination (25% of the total marks). Nevertheless the viva voce examination will be held only if the candidate could secure  at least 50% of the marks allocated for the written report.

The comments of the viva voce examination should be one of the following:

  • No corrections Pass
  • Minor Corrections (Resubmit within 03 months) Pass
  • Major Corrections (Resubmit within 12 months) Pass
  • Reject Fail

Completion of a Course:

Pass mark for each course shall be minimum 50%. A candidate who does not have a “C+” grade in the course shall repeat the final examination and maximum marks in such an attempt will be limited to a maximum of 50.

Completion of the Program:

A candidate is deemed to have passed the entire program only if he or she maintains a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.30 in the entire program.

Merit Pass:

Those who would be able to maintain an overall CGPA of not less than 3.70 in the entire program would be considered for a Merit Pass.

Repeating a Course:

A candidate shall be permitted to repeat a subject/ course only three times. A separate repeat examination will not be held under any circumstance and repeat students are expected to sit for repeat subjects with the next batch and should pass the course/ subject within three consecutive batches. If the student obtains a lower grade at a repeat attempt than a grade received in earlier attempts, the better shall be retained.

Release of Results of the Examination

The GPA will be reported to the candidates with the grade earned for each course as indicated in the Grading Scale given in Table 1. The Examination Results Sheet will be issued to each candidate after the release of results of each term.

Effective Date of the Certificate:

  1. The effective date of the Postgraduate Diploma program shall be the last date of the third (03) term examination of the Level 01of the program. In case of a candidate who repeats a course unit / units, the effective date shall be the first day of the month following the date of the last repeat examination.
  2. The effective date of the Master’s Degree program is the date on which the candidate submits the Research or Project Report for examination provided that there are only minor corrections to the Research / Project Report. In case of a Research / Project Report with major corrections, the effective date shall be the date of submission of the revised Research / Project Report.
  3. A candidate who takes a repeat examination with regard to a certain credit course after submitting the research or project report, the effective date is the first day of the month following the last repeat examination.

MBA/MPM/MSC

Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the MBA, MPM and MSc programs, an applicant must possess one of the following qualifications and a good working knowledge of English:

  • A Special Bachelor’s Degree with a class standing in Business Administration/ Public Administration/ Commerce/ Human Resource Management/ Marketing/ Accountancy/ Finance/ Estate Management and Valuation/ Business Economics/ Operations Management/ Management Information Systems/ Economics from a recognised university.
  • A General Bachelor’s Degree with a First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) standing in any of the above subject areas from a recognised University.
  • 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 or Higher Degree in Management Studies from a recognised University.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma of not less than one year or Higher Degree in any other field from a recognised University with two years’ 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- Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) UK- Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (AIB) Sri Lanka – Diploma
  • Institution of Engineers (CIE) UK /Sri Lanka – Associate member or above
  • Ceylon Technical College – Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) (Four Year Course)
  • Ceylon Technical College – Higher National Diploma in Management/ Commerce (HNDM/C) (Four Year Course)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators – Member
  • 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.

Other professional qualifications equivalent to the above may be considered subject to the approval of the Senate.

Duration: Two years
Course Description:


MBA & MPM Programs with a specialization field

 

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
MMS 6102 Research Methods

One course from the field of specialization

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

 

Term III
  Research Project

or

Project report from the field of specialization with 06 credits and one Course from the field of specialization and another Course from any offered courses of the term

12

 

6

 

MBA & MPM Programs 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
MMS 6102 Research Methods

One  Course  from any offered courses  of the term

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Term III
  Research on any discipline of management with 12 credits or

Project report on any discipline of management with 06 credits and

One Course from the department of business administration and

Another Courss from any offered courses of the term

12

 

6

 

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

 

MMS 6102 Research Methods

One  Course  from any offered courses  of the term

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term II &Term III
  M. Sc. Thesis 21

Evaluation:

 Students have to earn 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 (MBA/MPM);

  • 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 12 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.

Examination

  • Lectures of a course are to be completed by 13 weeks and all continuous assessments of a given course should be completed during the 13 The final examination of the course will be held in the 14th& 15th week from the commencement of the term.

Evaluation of Credit Course

  • Candidates will be evaluated both by continuous assessments and final comprehensive written
  • The continuous assessments may include individual assignments, group assignments, case analysis, critical incident analysis, term papers, midterm examinations, quizzes, practi63cals, oral presentations The continuous assessments will be limited to a maximum of 50% of the total marks.
  • After the  completion  of  lectures,  there  will  be  a  three  hour  final  written examination for each
  • The pass mark for each credit course is 50% of the total
  • The grading system of a credit course is as follows:

 

Grade Marks Range Interpretation Grade Points
 

A

 

75-100

 

Excellent

 

4

B 60-74 Good

 

3
C 50-59 Satisfactory 2
D 30-49 Poor 1
E Below 30 Very Poor 0
INC Incomplete
MC Medical

 

  • A candidate who repeats a course will be evaluated only on the final exam and will be given a maximum of 50 marks for the repeat course.
  • A candidate who is unable to complete a course due to a medical reason has to make a written request together with the medical certificate within 14 days after the examination to the coordinator of the program and complete the course with the next immediate batch with all privileges upon the approval of the Board of Study in Management Studies and

Evaluation of the Project / Research / Thesis

  1. The   evaluation   of   the   Project/Research/Thesis   will   be   made   by   two independent examiners.  The final mark will be the average of the marks awarded by the two examiners.
  1. A viva voce examination will be conducted, provided that the mark of the Project/Research/Thesis is not less than 50%. A total 100 marks are allocated to the viva voce examination.
  1. The grading system of the Project/Research/Thesis and the viva voce examination are similar to that of a credit course.
  1. The comments of the viva voce examination could be made as follows:

   No Corrections                                                Pass

    Minor Corrections (submit within 3 months)  Pass

    Major Corrections (submit within 12 months) Pass

    Reject                                                              Fail

Overall Assessment

The Degree will be awarded to the candidate who fulfills the requirements of Credit Courses and the Project / Research / Thesis and obtains an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2. GPA is the mean of Grade Points obtained for all the credit courses, Project/ Research / Thesis, and the viva voce examination. A merit pass is awarded if the average of the grand total exceeds 80%.

Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) Degree programme

Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the MPAcc program, an applicant shall possess one of the following qualifications from a recognized Sri Lankan university/ foreign university or an equivalent qualification from a recognized professional body.

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree (SLQF 5/SLQF 6) in Accounting, Commerce or Management from a recognised university or equivalent higher education institution
  2. Membership or Passed Finalist of one of the following accounting professional bodies:
  3. a) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka)
  4. b) Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA Sri Lanka)
  5. c) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK)
  6. d) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA-UK)
  7. Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Management (Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura) or equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognised University or equivalent higher education institution
  8. Any other academic or professional qualification in Accounting, Commerce or Management subject to the approval of the University Senate

Duration: One Year

Course description:

One-year MPAcc Study Program

 

Year/ Semester Course of study No. of credits Contact hours Notional hours
Semester I
MPACC 1301 Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting 3 45 150
MPACC 1302 Business Strategy 3 45 150
MPACC 1303 Research Methods 3 45 150
Elective 1* 3 45 150
Semester II
MPACC 1304 Strategic Management Accounting 3 45 150
MPACC 1305 Contemporary Issues in Auditing and Assurance 3 45 150
MPACC 1306 Corporate Governance and Ethics 3 45 150
Elective 2* 3 45 150
MPACC 1607 Research Report ** 6 600
Total 30 360 1,800

 

*A student is required to select one elective in each semester from the following courses:

MPACC 1308: Project Management

MPACC 1309: Taxation Law and Practice

MPACC 1310: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

MPACC 1311: Public Sector Accounting and Finance

MPACC 1312: Investment and Portfolio Management

MPACC 1313: Enterprise Risk Management

MPACC 1314: Business Valuation

MPACC 1315: Corporate Sustainability Accounting

MPACC 1316: Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting

MPACC 1317: Accounting Information System

MPACC 1318: Financial Statement Analysis

MPACC 1319: Forensic Accounting

 

** A student is given 2 months period to submit the Research Report after completing the course work.

 

Summary Table for the Distribution of Credits among Different Types of Study Courses

Description No. of Lecture/Student Contact Hours No. of Credits
Core Courses (6)   270 hrs. (15 hours per 1 credit) 18
Elective Courses (2)    90 hrs. (15 hours per 1 credit)  6
Research Report (1) 600 hrs. (100 hours per 1 credit) 6
Total 30

 

Evaluation:

Lectures of a course are to be completed by 15 weeks and all continuous assessments of a given course should be completed during the 15 weeks. The final examination of the course will be held after 2 weeks study leave.

Assessment

Assessment of students’ performance in each course shall be based on continuous assessment/s and a semester-end examination.

 

    Weight for the Components

Continuous assessments will carry 30-50% of the total marks while the semester-end examination will carry 50%-70%.  Further, a student should obtain at least 50% of the marks allocated for continuous assessment in order to be eligible to sit the semester-end examination.

Continuous Assessments

Students shall be assessed during a course through assessment methods such as quizzes, mid-term tests, individual/ group activities, individual/ group assignments, class room attendance and participation.

Semester-end examination

This will take the form of a written examination, where its duration will depend on the requirements of each course. However, this will be usually of three hours.

Carrying Forward the Continuous Assessment Marks

In the case of a repeat candidate or an absentee at the semester-end examination, marks obtained for the continuous assessments shall be carried forward for the next semester-end examination unless the candidate opts to redo the continuous assessments.

Valid Reasons for Absence from an Examination

Students shall be excused from taking an examination only for reasons viz. serious ill health, death of an immediate family member, or any other cause acceptable to the Board of Study to be ratified by the Senate. A student absent due to medical reasons shall submit a medical certificate from a registered medical officer within 14 days of the examination of the relevant course to be subsequently approved by the Medical Officer of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Eligibility Requirements to sit the semester-end examination

A student shall be eligible to sit the semester-end examination only if he/she has maintained a minimum attendance level of 80% for the relevant lecture sessions. Eligibility requirements will be counted course-wise. A student who fails to fulfill the eligibility requirements for any course will be considered as ‘fail’ and could repeat the examination by fulfilling the eligibility requirements next time.

         Supplementary Examinations

If a student fails in a subject, a supplementary examination may be held at the end of the following semester without having to wait for the next academic year.         

 

Evaluation of the Research Report

Evaluation of the research report is based on the assessment of the written report (75% of the total marks) and the performance at the viva voce examination (25% of the total marks). Further, the viva voce examination will be called only if the candidate has secured a minimum of 50% of the marks allocated for the written report.

A supervisor will be appointed with respect to each student who will be guiding the student with in relation to all aspects of the research study. On submission of the completed research report (duly recommended by the supervisor) it will be examined by two independent examiners. The viva-voce examination will be held after fulfillment of the aforesaid requirements.

The comments of the viva voce examination shall be as follows:

  • No corrections Pass
  • Minor Corrections (Resubmit within 01 months) Pass
  • Major Corrections (Resubmit within 03 months) Pass
  • Reject Fail

 

Other Stipulations

Completion of a Course

Pass mark for each course shall be a minimum of 50% (i.e. a C+). Thus, a candidate who does not secure a ‘C+’ grade in the course shall repeat the final examination, and the maximum mark awarded in such an attempt will be limited to a maximum of 50 marks.

Completion of the Programme

A candidate is deemed to have passed the study programme only if he or she secures Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.30 in the entire programme.

Merit Pass

Those who secure an overall CGPA of not less than 3.70 in the entire programme shall be considered for a Merit Pass.

Repeating a Course

A candidate shall be permitted to repeat a course three times only. This means that a repeat student should pass the given course within three consecutive attempts. Further, if the student obtains a lower grade at a repeat attempt than a grade received in an earlier attempt, the better grade shall prevail.

Release of Results of the Examination

Candidates shall be informed of the GPA secured in each course as per the grading system given in Table 1. An Examination Results Sheet for a given term will be issued to each candidate after the release of results.

Effective Date of the Certificate

The effective date of the MPAcc programme is the date on which the candidate submits the Research Report for examination provided that there are only minor corrections to the Report. In the case of a Research Report with major corrections, the effective date shall be the date of submission of the revised report subject to the acceptance of a panel of examiners.

A candidate who takes a repeat examination subsequent to submitting of the research report, the effective date of the certificate shall be the first day of the month following the final repeat examination.

 

Master of Real Estate Management and Valuation

Admission Requirements:

Those who have one of the following qualifications can apply for the programs

  1. Sc. Estate Management & Valuation (special) Degree with a First or Second-Class Upper Division Pass, obtained from a recognised university, or

 

  1. Sc. Estate Management & Valuation (special) Degree with Second-Class Lower Division pass obtained from a recognised university and one year post qualifying relevant professional experience, or

 

  1. Sc. Estate Management & Valuation (special) Degree with an Ordinary Pass obtained from a recognised university and two year post qualifying relevant professional experience, or

 

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in any subject area obtained from a recognised university with at least three years post-qualifying relevant professional experience in the field of Real Estate Management and Valuation, or

 

  1. A recognized professional/academic qualification with post-qualifying professional experience in an executive capacity acceptable to the Department and the Senate of the University

 

  1. Sc. Estate Management & Valuation (special) Degree holders with an Ordinary Pass are eligible to register for the postgraduate diploma. Successful completion of the Diploma is a qualification to register for the M.Sc. Program

 

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in any subject area obtained from a recognised university with a class is eligible to register for the postgraduate diploma. Successful completion of the Diploma is a qualification to register for the M.Sc. Program

Recognized professional qualifications

  1. Member of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS), UK – General Practice
  2. Member of the Institute of Valuers of Sri Lanka
  3. Member of the Institute of Town Planners of Sri Lanka
  4. Diploma in Valuation from Sri Lanka Technical College, with 10 years experience in the field of Real Estate Management and valuation
  5. Sc. Surveying Sciences – Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Diyatalawa
  6. Diploma of Survey – Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Diyatalawa

Any other qualification recognized by the Senate of the University
Duration: Two Years

Course description:

Course Code Course Title Lecture hrs. Practical hrs. No. of Credits
Year 1
Semester I
REMV 5112 Economics for Real Estate Management 30 2
REMV 5122 Principles of Valuation 30 2
REMV 5132 Property Law 30 2
REMV 5142 Quantitative Techniques 30 2
Semester II
REMV 5312 Real Estate Development and Management 30 2
REMV 5322 Real Estate Information Systems & GIS 30 30 3
REMV 5333 Applied Valuation 45 3
REMV 5342 Environmental Management 30 2
REMV 5353 Special Study Report 2 months 3
Year 2
Semester III
REMV 6412 Research Methods 2 30*
REMV 6422 Real Estate Marketing and Finance 2 30*
REMV 6432 Urban Planning and Management 2 30*
REMV 6442 Business Valuation 2 30*
REMV 6452 Land Development and Policy 2 30*
REMV 6512 Property Investment Management 2 30*
Semester IV
REMV 6522 Real Estate Project Management 2 30*
REMV 6532 Plantation Management 2 30*
REMV 6522 Urban Design 2 30*
REMV 661 Thesis 21 6 months
Total 60

* denotes elective courses. In the Semester III the candidate need to complete 4 subjects out of 5. In the Semester IV it is required to complete 2 subjects out of 4. The thesis is compulsory.
Evaluation:

M.Sc. candidates will be evaluated by using continuous assessments and final comprehensive written examinations.

The continuous assessment may include individual assignments, group assignments, case analyses, critical incident analyses, term papers, mid term examinations, quizzes, practicals and, oral presentations. The continuous assessments should be limited to the maximum of 50% of the total marks.

After completing lectures of a subject, there should be three hour final written examination.

Pass mark for each credit course should be 50% of the total marks. Minimum of 40% marks has to be maintained for both continuous assessment and final examination.

The grading system of a subject should be as follows:

 

For a repeat subject, maximum of 50 marks will be given (a “C” grade).

A candidate who is unable to complete a subject due to a medical reason has to make a written request together with the medical certificate to the coordinator of the department and should complete the subject in the next immediate batch upon the approval of the Board of Study in Management Studies and Commerce.

The grading system of the dissertation examination is similar to a subject.

The comment of the viva voce examination is made as follows.

 

  • No Corrections Pass
  • Minor Corrections (submit within 3 months) Pass
  • Major Corrections (submit within 12 months) Pass
  • Reject Fail

Repeat Attempts

  • A candidate who fails to complete the program within two academic years may be extended for another period of three academic years by paying annual registration fee and a nominal course fee.
  • The candidate of the M.Sc. should complete the program within a maximum period of five academic years. This period will be counted from the date of commencement of the first subject of the program.
  • A candidate can repeat a subject and complete within the five academic year period.

 

Award of the Degree

M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation and Postgraduate Diploma in Real Estate Management and Valuation will be awarded to the candidate who fulfils the requirements as mentioned above and obtain at least overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 02. GPA shall be the mean of Grade Points obtained for all the subjects, dissertation, and the viva voce examination.

M. Phil / PhD in Management

M.Phil / PhD

Admission requirement:

  1. a) Master’s degree in Management/Commerce from a recognized university with research experience of a minimum of 3 credits in the same field.
  2. b) Any recognized postgraduate degree with evidence of research in Management, of a minimum of 3 credits, approved by the University Senate.
  3. c) MPhil. in Management/Management related discipline.

Duration of the course:

M.Phil. –          2 years (maximum 5 yrs)

PhD. –              3 years (maximum 6yrs)

Note that permission to proceed to the PhD will be given only to candidates who produce (successfully defended) research proposals and show outstanding academic performance in Year I. Others will be eligible for registration only for the MPhil. degree.

 

Course description:

Year 1 Semester 1

·         Course on Research Methodology (Compulsory for all the students.)

·         Proposal defence for the candidates who register for the PhD in Management Studies

Semester 2

·         Develop the detailed research proposal with the assistance of the supervisor/s.

At this point student/s will be given an opportunity to change their topic and /or the supervisor if they want to do so owing to acceptable and fair reasons.

Year 2 Semester 1

·         Students are expected to appear for the proposal defense.

Semester 2

·         Students are expected to proceed with their research work.

Year 3 Semester 1

·         Students are expected to proceed with their research work.

Semester 2

·         Students are expected to proceed with their research work.

 

 

Evaluation:

There will be more than one assessment for the course and marks are awarded for continuous assessment and exams. These assessments and exam marks will be added to arrive at semester results.

Course Title: Research Methodology

Course Status: Compulsory

Contact Hours: 165 Hours

The course consists of three major sections, with two sections emphasizing on teaching of related methodology and the other section on practice.

Qualitative Management Research   – 45 hours

Quantitative Management Research – 45 hours

Seminars in Research Methods          – 30 hours

Advanced Statistics in Research         – 45 hours

Evaluation on the course will be done through a series of continuous assessments, which includes critical essays, conceptual papers, literature review and presentations etc., to assess the participants attaining the Course objectives and the learning outcomes and a final examination.

 

Research Supervision

Appointment of Supervisors:

The Board of Study Management in Management Studies and Commerce will appoint in respect of each research student a supervisory committee comprising of two members, of whom at least one shall be from the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and will nominate any of them to be student’s Senior Supervisor.

In case that student’s Senior Supervisor deems a need of the support of another expert, then expert support can be taken.

Eligibility for Supervision:

A person eligible for supervision of a PhD student must possess a PhD from a recognized university with five years of research experience including publications in index / refereed journals.

Research Progress Evaluation:

The supervisory committee will review the research work (based on the progress report submitted by the student) and report.

Payments to Supervisors:

The supervisory committee of a PhD student is required to provide 180 (2hrs per week * 15 weeks *2 semesters * 3 years) hours of paid supervision, paid @ Rs. 2500/- per hour.

 

Research Supervision and PhD Seminars

Research activities are governed by the following rules and regulations:

Supervision of Doctoral Research : Each student enrolled in the PhD program shall be assigned an academic supervisor or supervisors (not exceeding three). When there is more than one supervisor one shall be designated as the senior supervisor. An additional supervisor is appointed only when there is a specific requirement for such an appointment.

The doctoral research shall be consistent with the guidance provided by the academic supervisor/s. A student is required to complete a minimum of 180 hours (180hrs=2hrs*15 weeks*2 semesters*3years) of supervision with his/her supervisor.

Bi-annual assessment of the student’s progress will be made by the Supervisory Committee (consisting of the supervisor/s, Coordinator Research and the Coordinator of the PhD program). Registration of any PhD candidate whose progress is deemed unsatisfactory may be terminated. Every student will be required to submit a progress report at the end of each semester to the supervisory committee.

 

Doctoral Research Proposal :

Each student registered for M. Phil (and who have successfully completed the compulsory course in Research methodology) is required to present a detailed research proposal by the beginning of the first semester of Year-2 to the Proposal Evaluation Board. Candidates who register for a PhD in Management Studies must present the detailed research proposal at the beginning of the first semester of Year -1. A candidate is given two more attempts to present his/her proposal to the Board. Based on the assessment of performance at the written examinations (for those who are registered for an M. Phil) and the evaluation of the research proposal, candidates may be given the opportunity to pursue either MPhil or PhD degree.

PhD Seminars :

Students are required to participate / present progress in three or more seminars at the Ph.D. study level in addition to the seminar at which the PhD proposal is presented. The first such seminar will be held subsequent to the approval of the research proposal but not later than end of Year -2, first semester. Students are required to provide evidence of satisfactory progress of research at each seminar. The final seminar will be held four months prior to the submission of the doctoral dissertation. It will provide an opportunity to review the research outcome and make the required corrections and revisions before final submission.

 

Eligibility for Defense of the PhD/M. Phil Dissertation

PhD students may submit a formal request to defend the dissertation subject to the following conditions:

Successful completion of recommended courses on Research Methods;

Possession of a valid registration as a doctoral student at the time of submission of the PhD dissertation;

Preparation and submission of PhD dissertation in accordance with the Harvard guidelines. This submission shall be accompanied by a formal declaration that the PhD dissertation represents the original work of the student. Due acknowledgement has to be made in the text of all secondary material used in the dissertation. It should also be accompanied by a recommendation from the principal supervisor indicating the successful completion of the research program and a request for evaluation of the PhD dissertation by the Board of Examiners.

Students at the M. Phil level are eligible for the submission of an M.Phil. Dissertation in partial but major fulfillment of the requirements of the M.Phil. Degree. The decision to award an M.Phil will be taken at the viva-voce examination conducted by the Board of Examiners.

 

  Local candidates (SL Rs.) Foreign Candidates
SAARC Countries (US$) Members of the Buddhist clergy (US$)
Masters Programmes(MBA)
Application processing fee 1000
Registration fee (per year) 2000
MBA/MPM/MSc

 

450,000 + 3% VAT
Professional Accounting

 

375,000 + 3% VAT XXXX XXXX
Applied Finance

 

100,000 xxxx xxxxxx
Library fee (Per year) 1500 7.14

(Rs 1000)

7.14          (Rs 1000)
Refundable library deposit 1500 10.71

(Rs 1500)

10.71        (Rs 1500)
Examination fee 2500
Post Graduate Diplomas
Application processing fee 1000
Registration fee (per year) 1000
Applied Finance

 

200,00 xxxx xxxxxx
Entrepreneurial Business Management

 

123,500 xxxx xxxxx
Marketing

 

100,000 xxxx xxxxx
Library subscription fee (Per year) 500
Laboratory deposit fee (refundable) 5000 7.14

(Rs 1000)

7.14          (Rs 1000)
Refundable library deposit 2000 10.71

(Rs 1500)

10.71        (Rs 1500)
Examination fee 1500
M.Phil
Application processing fee 1000
Registration fee (per year) 2000
Master of Philosophy (M.Phill)

Course and Examination fee per year

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
Library fee (Per year) 1000 7.14

(Rs 1000)

7.14          (Rs 1000)
Refundable library deposit 3000 21,42

(Rs 3000)

21,42

(Rs 3000)

Examination fee 1500
Application processing fee 1000
Registration fee (per year) 2000 10.71

(Rs 1500)

10.71

(Rs 1500)

Ph.D
Doctor of  Philosophy (PhD)

Course and Examination fee per year

300,000 US $ 4000 US $ 6000
Library fee (Per year) 1000 7.14

(Rs 1000)

7.14          (Rs 1000)
Refundable library deposit 3000 21,42

(Rs 3000)

21,42

(Rs 3000)

Examination fee 1500