Operations and Technology Management is a broad academic and a professional discipline, which has a number of employment opportunities in the manufacturing and service sectors. These opportunities include positions such as operations managers, project managers, inventory and warehouse managers, distribution systems managers, purchasing managers, quality managers, etc. The degree programme is the first of its kind in addressing these employment opportunities in line with needs of developing countries such as Sri Lanka. Moreover, many management schools and universities give top priority to this academic discipline as it promises more employment opportunities and its contribution to organizational productivity and competitiveness is vital. Current statistics of the employability of Operations and Technology Management graduates indicate sufficient evidence of the ability of undergraduates to assure their career in the field at the end of the degree programme. These statistics provide further evidence for the employability of undergraduates of this degree programme in other management fields such as Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Finance, and Accountancy due to broader scope covered by the curriculum.
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Manager- Risk & Quality/ Technical -PwC Sri Lanka
As a student from the first intake of the Operations and Technology Management degree programme, I strongly believe that studies carried out for this degree contributed to my career progression exponentially. It’s a strong foundation in terms of understanding and applying the principles of Operations Management in any organization (production/ service) comprehensively while improving business communication and leadership skills. If I relate my studies (both degree and professional qualifications) with what I’m currently pursuing at work, it’s purely related to the application of such knowledge because I’m the ‘Manager – Risk & Quality/ Technical’ of PwC Sri Lanka and discharge responsibilities with respect to the Quality Management System (QMS) which is monitored globally at a rigorous level among 150+ other countries. I completed final year internship at the same organization and the project was related to QMS where now I carry responsibilities as a part of my job role. Notwithstanding the above, I never considered my degree contradict with the studies in which I carried for obtaining Chartered Accountancy qualification. I successfully obtained my professional qualification with an extensive experience in locally as well as abroad, so my job scope has another part other than QMS related functions and which is related to the assisting in technical issues based on international accounting & auditing standards. So, it’s evidenced that the studies carried under the first degree is a vital part of my job role while allowing me to practice as a Chartered Accountant on the other hand. Therefore, I certainly recommend ‘BSc. Operations and Technology Management (Special) Degree’ as a smart choice among other options for any student who is interested to progress on the career ladder with a right mix of skill set in this dynamic business environment.
Senior Executive-Planning – Printcare Group
The Operations and Technology Management Degree Programme helped me to successfully perform in my career through the skills in supply chain management, operations planning and controlling, data analysis with SPSS. I am also a winner of university colours for Volleyball in 2013 (Silver) and 2014 (Gold) as a result of my engagement in sports apart from regular studies.
Mohomad Altaz Abri
Merchandiser – MAS Bodyline
I’m currently employed as a Merchandiser at MAS Bodyline. I handle E-commerce brands including renowned brand Amazon. Previously, I worked at Hela Intimates as a Supply Chain Analyst. The Operations and Technology Management Degree Programme gave me an edge over others by giving the skills of analytical ability to derive data, lean manufacturing, effective project management through critical path analysis, and effective supply chain management.
Business Development Executive – Mack Air, John Keells Group
Since completing my degree in 2016, I have commenced employment as the Business Development Executive at Mack Air, the Airline Division of John Keells Group. Being in the Airline Industry, my day-to-day job involves in providing high-quality services to all stakeholders of the company. The Operations and Technology Management Degree presented me with the strongest foundation for understanding and growth in my career. The best of the Operations & Technology Management Degree program, in my opinion, is, definitely the lecturers and the high quality of lectures. It has given me the confidence and the knowledge to effectively and actively contribute to the resolution of challenges in my company. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a student of the Department of Decision Sciences, and I am forever grateful for the quality education that I received.
Mr A.N. Wickramasekara, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Decision Sciences, participated for Australia Awards Fellowship Programme which was held from 5th May, 2018 to 26th May, 2018 at Monash University, Australia with the support of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.This … Continued
Operations Management Student’s Association (OMSA) of the Department of Decision Sciences proudly presented the annual classical musical evening,“Sathsara wiyamana” for the 8th consecutive time on 17th of July 2018, 6.30 p.m. onwards at Bandaranayake Hall, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. “Sathsara … Continued
The farewell ceremony for the Senior Lecturer Dr. Duminda Kuruppuarachchi of the Department of Decision Sciences was held on 21st of May 2018 at 5.30 p.m in Munasinghe hall. This was organized by the Operations Management Students Association (OMSA) with the participation … Continued
The Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) in UK for collaborative research. The MoU signed by Mr. James Richardson, Global Engagement Director at SHU was sent to the University of … Continued
Operations and Technology Management Student Association (OMSA) has organized its annual Sinhala & Tamil new year celebration event at the Department of Decision Sciences. This event was held on Tuesday the 24th of May 2018 from 8.30 a.m. onwards at … Continued
Mr. LHTdeS Wickramasuriya who is a senior lecturer at the Department of Decision Sciences conducted a seminar on Business Statistics to A/L students on the 16th of March 2018 at Dharmapala Vidyalaya Pannipitiya.
The annual outbound training programme of the Department of Decision Sciences was held at Rangiri Aqua – Dambulla during 16th-18th February 2018. All fourth year students have participated this event along with the staff members of the department. The main … Continued
A guest lecture on Project Management was organized by the Department of Decision Sciences which was held on 20th February 2018. This session was coordinated by Dr. Chathurani Silva as a guest lecture session of DSC 3343 Project Management course … Continued