Who Could Apply?

To be eligible for admission to the MPAcc Programme, an applicant shall possess one of the following qualifications from a recognized Sri Lankan university/ foreign university or an equivalent qualification from a recognized professional body.

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree (SLQF 5/ SLQF 6) in Accounting, Commerce or Management from a recognized university or equivalent higher education institution.
  2. Membership or Passed Finalist of one of the following accounting professional bodies:

a) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka)

b) Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA, Sri Lanka)

c) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, UK) ‘

d) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA,UK)

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Management (Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura) or equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized University or an equivalent higher educational institution.
  2. Completion of NVQ level 7 (B.Tech.) with a minimum of GPA of 3.0
  3. Any other academic or professional qualification in Accounting, Commerce or Management subject to the approval of the University Senate.


The selection procedure consists of the following steps:

  1. The study program will be advertised in the print media and the university website of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  1. Online applications could be accessed via:


  1. Applications received will be initially screened to assess whether the minimum entry qualifications are met.
  1. The screened candidates will have to face an interview, in which their general knowledge, intelligence, proficiency in the English Language, and accounting knowledge will be assessed.
  1. The selected candidates will be notified.