At the beginning of the second semester of the third year the students following this degree programme are required to select one specialization area out of the following two options.
Development Studies (DS)
This is an interdisciplinary study area which trains the students to understand the complex processes of economic development and to solve development problems. It deals with theoretical, empirical, as well as practical dimensions of economic development. The students who specialize in this area will be equipped with the skills of policy studies, policy making, analysis and evaluation. Additionally, this study programme offers many options at the post graduate level for the students who are willing to engage in advanced studies. The employment opportunities are also numerous at many local and international institutions such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Asian Development Bank and United Nations etc.
This study area encompasses a range of disciplines in bank management, central banking, monetary policy analysis and financial system analysis etc. At the end of this study programme students should be able to gain the expertise to manage a firm mitigating the risks in the financial system. The specialized nature of this area makes the students able to hold the top level management positions at institutions specially in the banking and finance sector such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Security and Exchange Commission, commercial banks and other financial institutions.
Depending on the selection of the specialization area, the core subjects of certain semesters would be different.
The structure for years II to IV of B.Sc. Business Administration (Business Economics) (Special) degree programme is given in Table 2.3.1.
Table 2.3.1: B.Sc. Business Administration (Business Economics) (Special) Degree Programme Structure for Years II, III and IV