Program Aims and Objectives

PhD Program in Management Studies aims at finding (systematically and /or scientifically) solutions for pure problems with the purpose of improving the body of knowledge of management and/or applied problems with the purpose of addressing current problems or enhancing relevant phenomena in the practice particularly in Sri Lankan practice of Management and also applying interdisciplinary knowledge in the social sciences to management problems. Its flexible approach encourages students to develop their own interests by pursuing studies in a stimulating Faculty environment that provides wide ranging expertise and research experience. The broad objectives of the PhD program include the development of an indigenous body of knowledge on management practices in Sri Lanka, development of models or frameworks which are more suitable for Sri Lankan organizational management, harnessing future scholarship in management, and the promotion of a culture conducive to high-quality research and scientific thinking in the public and private sectors in Sri Lanka.

Program Regulations

These regulations provide the criteria and other conditions in respect of PhD program in Management Studies conducted by the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce(FMSC) through the Faculty of Graduate Studies(FGS), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. These regulations shall be effective for the new entrants of the academic year 2013 and thereafter.

The day-to-day administration of the PhD program is done by the Coordinator of the Ph.D. program according to the Rules and Award Procedure for Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

PhD program will be undertaken within a stimulating environment that includes state-of-the-art computer facilities with internet connections, lecture rooms and theatres equipped with modern writing boards and multi-media facilities and a well equipped library, among others. Note that the expenditure involved in field visits and data collection etc. shall be borne by the student. However, the Faculty may help students to obtain research grants to cover such expenses. Upon completion of the program, students are required to return the Student Record Book along with the librarian’s certificate of clearance to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Failure to satisfy these requirements will result in the non-issuance of the certificate confirming the award of the degree and transcript of records.