The Research Center for Management Studies and Commerce (RC-MSC) is newly established in 2015 and the first center in the faculty dedicated to management related research work. The Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC) is the pioneering management faculty in Sri Lankan university system, which is regarded as the Center of Excellence in Management education in Sri Lanka.
The Research Center promotes and addresses academic as well as national issues in the field; establishes strong links between the FMSC and the industry in terms of research; and in general contributes actively to the economic development of the country. Consequently, the center provides opportunity for industry research in a variety of research projects in the field. It also offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate research candidates, faculty from visiting institutions, or post-doctoral students to further their studies and engage in collaborative research efforts with the faculty on their request. In addition, visiting scholars are expected from local as well as from foreign countries.
Presently, there are over 160 academic staff members including 16 professors and over 50 doctoral degree holders in the faculty. At present the center consists of a number of independent research groups: Business strategy and governance, consumer marketing, entrepreneurship and business creation, HRM and knowledge work, innovation and operations management, and accounting and managerial finance.