All undergraduate students enrolled in the FMSC, except for some exceptions in the case of the BCom Honours Degree Programme, BSc Honours in Estate Management and Valuation Degree Programme, and BSc Honours in Management (Public) Degree Programme, are required to follow a common curriculum inmanagement in the first year of study. This is intended to provide the core business knowledge by teaching basic concepts in all functional areas in business.
Undergraduates who are selected to the Department of Business Economics (from Year II onwards) also have followed this Management Common Programme.
The structure of the common program is depicted in Table 1.
Table 1: B.Sc. Honours in Business Administration (Business Economics)Degree Programme Structure of Years I
The structure of the BSc Honours in Business Administration in Business Economics Degree Programme is depicted in Table 1. At the beginning of the first semester of the third year the students following this degree programme are required to select an area of specialization area out of the following three options. The compulsory and optional courses of certain semesters would differ depending on the selected area of specialization.
- Banking (BNK)
This study area encompasses a range of disciplines such as commercial banking, central banking, monetary policy analysis, financial market analysis, etc. At the end of this study programme students will be able to gain the necessary proficiency to manage a firm, mitigating the risks in the financial system while analyse the monetary policy at the macro level. The specialized nature of this area will enable the students to chair top-level management positions at a given institutions, especially in the banking and finance sector like the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, security market, commercial banks, and other financial institutions.
- Development Studies (DS)
This is an interdisciplinary study area which trains the students to understand the complex processes of economic development and to solve development problems. At the end of this study programme students will be equipped with the knowledge on policy studies, policy making, analysis, development research and evaluation. There are vast employment opportunities in numerous local and international institutes/agencies such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, International Monetary Fund, Asian Development Bank, United Nations, World Bank etc.
- International Economics and Business (IEB)
This area of study mainly focuses on the development of the global marketplace and it explores its ramifications in an increasingly globalized environment for trade and finance. At the end of the study programme, the students will gain an insight into the key international trade and finance problems with a comprehensive overview of the role of different organizations that are involved in international business. This discipline will open different avenues for the students such as, international financial sector, trade and global business organizations, international business strategy development and consulting firms, companies specialized in shipping, logistics, freight, custom clearance, etc.
The structure for Years II to IV of B.Sc. Business Administration (Business Economics) (Special) degree programme is given in Tables 2, 3 and 4.