Welcome to the Department of Business Administration
The Department of Business Administration is the pioneer in Business Management Education in the university system of Sri Lanka. Since its establishment in 1979, the Department remains the largest academic department of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. At present, the internal student population of the Department is nearly eight hundred undergraduates.
The Department offers a globally competitive four-year special degree in Business Management, B.Sc. Business Administration (Special) Degree, and a three-year external degree, B.Sc. Business Administration (General) External Degree. The special degree of the Department continues to be the top choice for Sri Lankan students seeking rigorous training in theory and practice of business management. The external degree is also highly popular among the students who could not secure an internal placement in a state university.
The curriculum of the Department is designed to prepare students to take leadership roles in the corporate world and to make them sensitive to ethical and social issues and adaptable in the dynamic business environment. It gives students a solid foundation in theory of business management and exposes them to contemporary business practices. The pedagogical approaches adopted in the Department are learner-centred and research-led.
Research Centre for Business Management
The Cluster for Organisation & Society
The Cluster for Organisation & Society (COS) creates a scholarly forum for the members of the Department of Business Administration, whose research interests focus on Organisation and Society—their issues, developments, and dynamics in the neoliberal era. The Cluster aims to address and examine the issues, developments, and dynamics vis-à-vis the dialectical relationship between (multiple forms of) Organisation and Society in the Global South.
The Cluster for Leadership & Strategy
The Cluster for Leadership & Strategy (CLaS) is inspired by research and related activities carried out by the members of the Department of Business Administration on leadership and strategy. In a globally competitive business environment, the role of the manager in the strategy process has become complex and challenging. The Cluster therefore aims to widen its knowledge of the local and global realities of leadership and strategy process in the competitive business environment.
The Cluster for Knowledge Management & Business Innovation
The contemporary socioeconomic developments highlight the need for rapid innovation in systems and subsystems in order to interrupt the traditional business processes, practices, and mindsets of people. In this context, our team expects to use ‘research as a tool’ to create and discover new opportunities for innovation and company growth. We believe that the research output of the cluster will enable its members to reframe existing…