MBA Programs New Intake – 2016

MBA Programs New Intake – 2016

The Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Management (MPM) and Master of Science (MSc) in Management are two year full-time postgraduate degree programs of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce offered through the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Candidates will be given choices to do the degree in one of the following fields.
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA (Human Resource management)
  • MBA (Information Systems)
  • MBA (Operations Management)
  • MBA (Marketing)
  • MBA (Business Economics)
  • MBA (Accounting)
  • MBA (Finance)
To offer a particular field in a given year, there should be at least 10 students who wish to do the degree in that particular field.
Program Structure
The programs are two-year postgraduate degrees that begin with a foundation on main functional areas in management and eventually progressing into more integrative courses on both general and specialized areas culminated by a project/research/thesis. Distinctive features of the programs are the freedom they provide to students to master on a selected specialized area of their choice and frequent workshops on current business issues and study tours aimed at providing extensive exposure into real life managerial experience.
Students have to earn 60 credits during two year period to complete a degree. They have to earn 30 credits in the first year and 30 credits in the second year.
The lectures will be held only on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Structures of the Programs
Credit Courses
One credit course comprises of 45 lecture hours with 3 credits. SRUCTURE OF PROGRAMS
First Year Structure of Programs
Term 1
MMS 5101       Management
MMS 5102       Economics for Management
MMS 5103       Quantitative Techniques for Management
Term 2
MMS 5201       Accounting for Management
MMS 5202       Human Resource Management
MMS 5203       Operations Management
Term 3
MMS 5301       Financial Management
MMS 5302       Marketing Management
MMS 5303       Management Information Systems
MMS 5304       Organisational Behaviour
After completing the first year of the program, students can choose one of the following alternatives to complete the masters.
1. There are two alternative (MBA/MPM I and MBA/MPM II) ways to complete the MBA or MPM degrees.
  • 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.
2. Those who wish to continue for an MSc degree will have to follow 3 courses with 9 credits in the first term of the second year and the thesis with 21 credits in the second and third terms of the second year.
Second Year Structure of the MBA & MPM Programs
Term 1
MMS 6101       Strategic Management
MMS 6102       Research Methods
One Course from the field of specialisation
Term 2
MMS 6202       Seminars from the field of Specialisation and
Two Courses from the field of specialisation
Three Courses from the field of specialisation
Term 3
Research with 12 credits or Project Report with 6 credits and Two Courses from the field of specialisation.
The courses of specialisation fields in the second year will be offered from the list of subjects given under the fields of specialisation. The specialisation subjects offered on a given field in a given term of a year will be decided on the preference of the students and the resources available
Program Duration
The normal period of study for the MBA, MPM and MSc degree programs are two years. A candidate who fails to complete the program within two academic years may extend for another period of three academic years upon receiving a written request under circumstances acceptable to the Board of Study in Management Studies and Commerce. The maximum period of study for the program is five academic years from the date of commencement of the first credit course of the program. A candidate can repeat a course and complete within the five academic year period.
Course Registration
Students must also register themselves separately for common and specialization courses, project report, research paper, or thesis.
Cancellation of Registration
The registration of a candidate will automatically be cancelled when he/she fails to complete the degree within the stipulated time (i.e., maximum of 5 years). A candidate whose registration has been cancelled but wishes to obtain the MBA, MPM, MSc or PGDM, he/she must reapply for new registration. The course credit earned in the previous registration of such a candidate will not be transferred under any circumstances.
Student Discipline
In order to secure and maintain professional and ethical standards pertaining to discipline, students are expected to exercise restraint in their conduct both inside and outside the University. It is the responsibility of each student to obtain a copy of the Students’ Handbook and familiarize himself/herself with the regulations procedures and guidelines given therein and adhere to them in pursuing the studies and research prescribed by the Institute.
Further Information
Detailed information regarding policies, procedures, rules and regulations is described in the handbook that is given free to the registered students.
Fields of Specialisation
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce is the largest management Faculty both in terms of student population and the staff in Sri Lanka. It has more than 25 PhD holders in various disciplines in management education. Thus, it has the capability of providing wide range of specialization fields to its master´s students. However, the facilities for doing the degree in a particular field of specialisation shall be provided depending on the availability of resource personnel and number of students.
Courses Offered under Different Fields
  • Field of Business Administration
    • MBA      6401    Advanced Organisational Behaviour
    • MBA      6402    Organisational Change and Development
    • MBA      6403    Entrepreneurship and Small & Medium Enterprises
    • MBA      6404    Managing for Productivity and Quality**
    • MBA      6405    Organisation Culture and Leadership
    • MBA      6406    Integrative Studies in Management
    • MBA      6407    International Management
    • MBA      6408    Contemporary Issues in Management
    • MBA      6409    Knowledge Management
    • MBA      6410    Creativity and Innovations
  • Field of Public Management
    • MPM      6401    Theory and Practice of Public Management
    • MPM      6402    Public Policy Analysis
    • MPM      6403    Issues in Development Administration
    • MPM      6404    Public Finance
    • MPM      6405    Issues in Decentralization and Devolution
    • MPM      6406    Comparative Public Administration
    • MPM      6407    Contemporary Issues in Public Administration
    • MPM      6408    Procurement Management
    • MPM      6409    Managing Local Government
    • MPM      6410    International Law
    • MPM      6411    Bussiness Govrnment Relations
Fields of Specialisation
  • Human Resource Management
    • MHR      6401    Employee Resourcing
    • MHR      6402    Performance Evaluation and HR Development
    • MHR      6403    Rewards Management
    • MHR      6404    Contemporary Themes in Industrial Relations
    • MHR      6405    Employment Law of Sri Lanka
    • MHR      6406    Advanced Human Resource Management
    • MHR      6407    Sri Lankan Applications in HRM & IR
    • MHR      6408    Human Value Management
    • MHR      6409    Management of Expatriates
    • MHR      6410    Costing Human Resources
  • Marketing Management
    • MMM     6401    Consumer Behaviour
    • MMM     6402    International Marketing
    • MMM     6403    Services Marketing I
    • MMM     6404    Services Marketing II
    • MMM     6405    Strategic Marketing Management
    • MMM     6406    Marketing Research
    • MMM     6407    Customer Relations Management
    • MMM     6408    Marketing Communication
    • MMM     6409    Case Analysis in Marketing
    • MMM     6410    Product and Brand Management
  • Accountancy
    • MAC      6401    Financial Statement Analysis
    • MAC      6402    Corporate Financial Reporting
    • MAC      6403    Computer Integrated Accounting Applications
    • MAC      6404    Managing Costs in Organizations
    • MAC      6405    Accounting Information Systems Management
    • MAC      6406    Management Accounting: Approaches, Perspectives and Issues
    • MAC      6407    Performance Measurement and Control
    • MAC      6408    Advanced Financial Accounting Theory and Practice
    • MAC      6409    Advanced Auditing and Assurance
    • MAC      6410    Ethics and Business
    • MAC 6411    Group Statement in Accounting Reporting
  • Finance
    • MFI        6401    Financial Analysis and Planning
    • MFI        6402    Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
    • MFI        6403    International Financial Management
    • MFI        6404    Bank Management
    • MFI        6405    Financial Modelling and Forecasting
    • MFI        6406    Advanced Corporate Finance
    • MFI        6407    Financial Derivatives
    • MFI        6408    Financial Markets and Institutions
    • MFI        6409    Corporate Governance
    • MFI        6410 Financial Economics
  • Business Economics
    • MBE      6401    Development Economics
    • MBE      6402    Advanced Business Economics
    • MBE      6403    Applied Econometrics
    • MBE      6404    Advanced Applied Economics
    • MBE      6405    International Business
    • MBE      6406    Environmental Economics
    • MBE      6407    Advanced Labor Economics
    • MBE      6408    Money and Banking
    • MBE      6409    Managerial Economics
    • MBE      6410    Business Economics Seminars
  • Information Systems
    • MIT        6401    Information Technology Essentials
    • MIT        6402    Information and Internet Technologies
    • MIT        6403    Information Technology and Corporate Strategy
    • MIT        6404    Information Technology Project Management
    • MIT        6405    Electronic Commerce
    • MIT        6406    Business Process Management
    • MIT        6407    Information Systems Security
    • MIT        6408    Data Mining and Business Intelligence
  • Operations Management
    • MDS      6401    Advanced Quantitative Techniques for Managers
    • MDS      6402    Supply Chain Management
    • MDS      6403    Management of Technology and Innovation
    • MDS      6404    Total Quality Management
    • MDS      6405    Modelling and Simulation
    • MDS      6406    Project Management
    • MDS      6407    Managing Services
    • MDS      6408    Statistical Data Analysis
    • MDS      6409    Production Planning and Controlling
    • MDS      6410    Enterprise Resource Planning

    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:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. A Bachelor’s Degree in any subject area from a recognised University with three years’ post-qualifying relevant experience.
    4. A Postgraduate Diploma of not less than one year or Higher Degree in Management Studies from a recognised University.
    5. 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.
    6. 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
    7. 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.
    8. Other professional qualifications equivalent to the above may be considered subject to the approval of the Senate.



    The selection procedure consists of the following steps:
      1. All applications received 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 the level of intelligence of the candidates. Each part of the paper carries an equal weight (50 marks for each). Only those who get the minimum marks from each part will be called for the interview.
      3. A formal interview will be conducted to assess the verbal competence in English, the passion for continuous learning, and the commitment to pursue the program to its completion.
      4. A list giving the order of merit will be prepared based on the sum of the aptitude test and interview marks.
      5. Applicants who satisfy the entry requirements will be allocated to different programs on their preference and eligibility at the beginning of the program. Only those who can prove the relevancy to the specialisation area of his/her choice will be permitted to register for that particular field of specialisation.
      6. The programs on specialisation fields that have at least 10 students will be offered in a particular year.
      7. The minimum number of 50 students will be enrolled per batch at present.




      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 weeks. The final examination of the course will be held after 2 weeks study leave.


      Candidates will be evaluated both by 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, oral presentations and etc. After completion of lectures of a credit course, there is a final written examination. Pass mark for each credit course is 50% of the total marks and a minimum of 40% marks has to be maintained for both continuous assesments and final examination.


      Evaluations of Projects/Research/Thesis will be evaluated both by the report and the viva voce examinations.
      The grading system 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


      Degree will be awarded to the candidate who fulfils the requirements of sections; Credit Courses and the thesis/research/project 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, thesis/research/project, and the viva voce examination. A merit pass is awarded if the average of the grand total exceeds 80%.


      • A candidate who has successfully completed the credit courses (10 courses) in the first year but not opted to proceed to the second year of the program is eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).
      • If a candidate fails to complete the second year of the program within the maximum period given, wishes to obtain the PGDM, he/she shall be awarded the PG Diploma, provided that he/she has successfully completed all the credit courses (10 courses) in the first year of the program.
      • If a candidate obtains a PGDM, he/she is not eligible to obtain the Masters degree.


      • The coordinator will issue progress reports of candidates on request.
      • When all requirements are completed and the results are approved by the result board of the Faculty of Graduate Studies subject to the approval of the Senate of the University, the Deputy Registrar of the Faculty will issue a detailed result sheet on request.


      It involves: (1) Class room teaching through lecture method and academic assignments for learning of theories, policies, procedures, systems, methods and techniques; (2) Practical learning for providing exposure to the real world through project reports, practical assignments, case studies, critical incidents, skill builders, and role plays; and (3) Participant-centered learning coupled by a qualified supervisor in completing a project/research/thesis.


      Applications for admission to these degree programs for 2016 batch will be accepted up to January 31st , 2016. Application forms and program details can be obtained from the office of the Deputy Registrar of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in person or by post by paying an application fee of Rs.1500/=. Those who wish to obtain the application forms and program details by post could do so by sending a self-addressed stamped envelop 10″ x 12″ in size to the Deputy Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.
      Closing Date of Applications:   31st January 2016
      Inquiries can be made to the;
      Postgraduate Centre for Business Studies,
      Sri Soratha Mandiraya,
      University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
      Tel: +94 11 2801616


      Duly completed applications should be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies with the following documents:
      • Certified copies of the degree certificates and academic transcripts.
      • Certified copies of certificates of professional qualifications.
      • Two letters of recommendations.
      • Evidence of proficiency in English.
      • Evidence to support the eligibility for the specialization field.
      • Certified copies of all other relevant documents.
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      Account No. (People’s Bank) 053010005667
      Total fee – Rs. 450,000/= + 3% Tax
      (Can be paid in two installments, Rs.275,000/= + 3% Tax in the first year and Rs. 175,000/= + 3% Tax in the second year)
      Application Fee Rs. 1500/=
      Registration Fee Rs. 5,000/=
      Library Fee
      Rs. 1,500/=
      Postgraduate Centre for Business Studies,
      Sri Soratha Mandiraya,
      University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
      Tel: +94 11 2801616

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