Links with professional bodies in education field
The Department maintains close links with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) and the Association of Certified Professional Marketers. The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) offers a gold medal to the best student of the Marketing Management Department in each year while CIM awards a gold medal to the student with the most outstanding achievements in studies and extra-curricular activities in the B.Sc. Marketing Management (Special) Degree Programme.
Link with Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA)
Further, the department has close links with the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa, for conducting the personality and skill development programme for the students of the department under the course unit of MAR 4322: Personality and Skill Development.
MOU with Ogilvy & Mather
Department of Marketing Management and Ogilvy & Mather who is a giant multinational in the field of Advertising signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the 4th of July 2013 at the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura with the purpose of creating a bridge between academia and industry. Both parties aimed at the development of both organizations in particular and the media industry in general, through this collaborative agreement. And accordingly both parties agreed for the followings;
- Ogilvy Group will provide research opportunities for students and lecturers upon agreed areas.
- Ogilvy will provide internship/training and employment opportunities for the undergraduates and graduates of the Department of Marketing Management.
- Industry experts from the Ogilvy Group may be invited to conduct guest lectures for the undergraduates of the Department of Marketing Management under agreed areas
- Ogilvy may invite lecturers and academia from the Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce to conduct training programmes if and when there is a requirement.