The Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (SJP) has been the gateway to success for over 50,000 students. In its illustrious history of 60 years of academic excellence, we have spearheaded the development of management education in Sri Lanka through our programmes designed to meet the needs of Sri Lanka’s economy and of its business managers.

In all spheres, the University’s work is closely linked to that of industrial, commercial and academic establishments locally, nationally and internationally. In this expanding environment, quality of university education is of paramount importance. We offer 12 degree programmes with more than 300 subjects. Our research activities are a strong indication of innovation and intellectual challenge that demonstrates our leadership in management education in the country. Therefore, we at FMSC offer learning heightened by cutting­ edge research and innovation with a rare combination of practical and relevant knowledge and transferable skills, which are essential for teamwork, communication and leadership to build your career.

FMSC is a dynamic, forward looking and modern faculty. Irrespective of whether one intends to study at undergraduate level (internal or external) or postgraduate level, at the FMSC you will find intellectual challenge and stimulation in a highly competitive environment. The FMSC is committed to realise the vision and mission of the University whilst furthering the management education of the country.


The FMSC is headed by the Dean. The Dean’s office coordinates all academic and administrative activities within the faculty. Presently, FMSC consists of twelve academic departments offering twelve bachelors honours degree programmes (Refer Table 1.1) and there is a Head for each academic department. The Heads of Departments report to the Dean. In addition, there are two academic units in the FMSC – Business Communications Unit (BCC) and Legal Studies Unit (LSU) and an academic support unit­ Information Technology Resource Centre (ITRC),

and each of these units is headed by a coordinator. The Senior Assistant Registrar/Assistant Registrar and Senior Assistant Bursar/Assistant Bursar operating under the Dean are responsible respectively for the administrative and the finance functions of the Faculty. The organisational structure is depicted in Figure 1.1.