The B.Sc. Public Management (Special) Degree Programme has its roots in the B.Sc. Public Administration (Special) Degree, which the Department conducted earlier. That had the distinguishing element of revolving around the principal components of the field of Public Policy & Administration; Development Administration, Public Sector Economics, Constitutional and Administrative Law, International Relations, Local Government and Rural Development.
An interdisciplinary approach was, however, present through courses in Management Studies including subjects such as Management Process, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour and Strategic Management as well as through a host of other courses in the fields of Accounting and Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Computing and Information Systems. Recent changes have made it possible for students to specialize in some areas so as to be able to enhance their own marketability.
The programme attempts to integrate Management and Administration theories with the realities of policy formulation and implementation, and is structured to provide a foundation that is intensive, wide in scope and multidisciplinary in nature. It is aimed at developing students’ knowledge and managerial skills required in both public and private sector organizations. Thus, this programme is designed to equip students with the skills needed to apply this managerial knowledge to real world decision-making in the capacity of professional managers and Administrators in both public and private sector institutions.
Primary Point Of Contact
Department of Public Administration,
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce
University of Sri Jayawardenepura
Telephone: +94 112 802006
A degree in public administration is a stepping stone which prepared students for better career options focusing mainly on government Ministries, Departments, Corporations, and Authorities, Local government institutions, Research Institutions, project-based organizations, universities, Banks and private sector as well. Former students have successfully occupied within a wide variety of national and international organizations both in public and private sector. Thus, many eminent positions of the country are gorgeously bearded by the graduates of the Department.