Master of Business Economics (MBE)

Entry Qualifications

To be eligible for admission to the MBE programme, an applicant should hold any of following qualifications and a sound knowledge of English.

  1. Bachelor’s degree specializing in Business Economics/ Economics/ Business Administration/ Commerce/ Human Resource Management/ Marketing/ Accounting/ Financial Management/ Entrepreneurship/ Estate Management and Valuation/ Operations and Technology Management/ Public Administration / Business Information Systems/ Statistics/ Science/ Mathematics with a first or second class from a recognized University.
  2. Special Bachelor’s degree with a General Pass standing in Business Economics/ Economics/ Business Administration/ Commerce/ Human Resource Management/ Marketing/ Accounting/ Financial Management/ Entrepreneurship/ Estate Management and Valuation/ Operations and Technology Management/ Public Administration / Business Information Systems/ Statistics/ Science/ Mathematics from a recognized University and minimum three years of post-qualifying experience.
  3. General Bachelor’s degree with a First class or Second class (Upper Division) in, Business Economics/ Economics/ Business Administration/ Commerce/ Human Resource Management/ Marketing/ Accounting/ Financial Management/ Entrepreneurship/ Estate Management and Valuation/ Operations and Technology Management/ Public Administration / Business Information Systems/ Statistics/ Science/ Mathematics from a recognized University.
  4. A Postgraduate Diploma or Higher Diploma in Business Economics/ Economics/ Business Administration/ Commerce/ Human Resource Management/ Marketing/ Accounting/ Financial Management/ Entrepreneurship/ Estate Management and Valuation/ Operations and Technology Management/ Public Administration / Business Information Systems/ Statistics/ Science/ Mathematics from a recognized University and minimum of one-year post-qualifying experience.
  5. Members of the following professional bodies;

a. Chartered Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka (IBSL)

b. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL)

c. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

d. Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA)

e. Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Sri Lanka

f. Any other recognized professional body

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

a. Chartered Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka (IBSL)-Diploma

b. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL)- Passed Finalist

c. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)- Passed Finalist

d. Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA)- Affiliate

e. Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Sri Lanka- Passed Finalist

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

  1. Students who have successfully completed the PGDBE programme offered by the Department of Business Economics.
  2. Applicants of the MBE programme with NVQ qualification should have completed NVQ Level 07.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure consists of the following steps:

  1. All received applications are screened to ensure that they meet the admission requirements.
  2. Applicants who meet the basic requirements are called for an aptitude test. This test is designed to assess the English proficiency and quantitative skills necessary to do the MBE programme and the level of intelligence of the candidates.
  3. A formal interview will be conducted for those who obtain more than 50 percent for the aptitude test. An interview will be conducted to assess the verbal competence in English, the candidate’s motivation for higher studies and the commitment to pursue the programme to its completion.
  4. Final selection will be done by considering the total sum of marks obtained from the aptitude test and the interview.

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