MCOM 5301 – Business Management

This course is designed to understand the nature of organizations and management, different approaches, concepts and frameworks to management, centrality of decision making, managerial skills, roles and functions. It discusses the main functions of management with management related concepts, components, issues and new trends and analyzes the management practices in real-world organizations. Further, this course will assist to develop knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be a good manager. Finally, it evaluates the significant contemporary and future trends in management. 

MCOM 5302 – Accounting and Finance

The aim of this course is to develop the essential ability of all managers to use accounting and financial information as a platform for decision-making. As the course completes, participants will build a progressively enhanced understanding of the financial accounting, Understand the uses and abuses of budgeting within business environments, theories and practices in finance, the predictive ability of finance and financial management principles in professional decisions. Further, use of diverse investment evaluation techniques and critically appraise finance information in a corporate environment will be discussed.

MCOM 5303 – Economics for Managers

This course module is designed to apply fundamental economic theories and concepts to real-world business management. It will guide to critically analyze the economic context in which business operates and understand how domestic and global economic events impact managerial decisions. Further, evaluating the economic and policy environment both in Sri Lanka and internationally that will impact on the decision making of businesses will be discussed.

MCOM 5304 – International Trade and Financing

This course offers an in depth analysis of the economics of international tread and finance by providing a balanced coverage of theories in international trade and international finance their applications. The goal of the course is to analyze the economic and social implications of international tread and financial policies. Participants will gain insight into the strategic implications of international trade and international politics.

MCOM 5305 – Business Analysis

This course will offer a comprehensive understanding of summarizing and presenting data meaningfully. It applies probability and probability distributions to analyze and solve problems related to business decisions and explain linear relationships between quantitative variables. Also, estimate and evaluating populations using sample data, analyzing statistical data and interpreting results will be discussed. The course module will use estimate time series models to forecast economic variables.

MCOM 5306 – Applied Commercial Law

This course module is designed specifically for commercial aspect to acquire a good understanding of legal issues facing business and commerce. It assists to develop the decision making skills in relation to legal business environment and to avoid and minimise legal issues and pitfalls in a business place/organisation. At the completion of this course student will be able to apply the knowledge in simple situations to solve simple scenarios.

MCOM 5307 – Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management today represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most organizations. In this course, the process of supply chain will view from the point of a general manager. Supply chain management is all about managing the handoffs in supply chain, hand-offs of either information or product. The key will be to understand the link between supply chain structures and logistical capabilities in a firm.

MCOM 5308 – Digital Transformation of Commerce

This course module is designed to provide comprehensive understanding of E-commerce, Business Models and Concepts, E-commerce Infrastructure, Building an E-commerce presence and Security and Payment Systems, B2B E-commerce, Supply Chain Management and Collaborative Commerce processes, E-commerce Marketing and Advertising Concepts and ethical, social, and political issues in E-commerce. Further, application of Social, Mobile, and Local Marketing, Online Retail and Services and Online Content and Media and use Social Networks, Auctions, and Portals as e-Commerce tools will be discussed.

MCOM 5309 – Banking and Assurance

This course is designed to provide primarily understand of the banking system, role of banking and different banking products and the legal aspects of the Banking environment. This course will provide practical aspects in bank management principles and process and challenges encounter in banking practices in digital era.

MCOM 5310 – Sustainable Commerce

This course focuses on exploring critical managerial and strategic issues related to sustainability and aims to introduce students to emerging concepts linking organizational strategies and sustainability principles. It explores how managers can integrate consideration of the environment and society into business strategies and practices for competitive advantage and create environmental, social and economic value.

MCOM 6301 – Research Methods

Research is a term used generously for any kind of investigation that is intended to uncover interesting or new facts. Research Methodology is a course designed to provide a basic review of the nature of research and the methods which are used to undertake a variety of investigations relevant to a wider range of academic disciplines in commerce. The course unit is arranged in the approximate sequence of the activities required for carrying out a research, so it provides an insight into the different aspects of research theory and practice and help to understand what is involved in carrying out a research. The guidance includes identifying problems to study, set appropriate research objectives, specify variables, develop hypotheses, secondary and primary data collection and instruments, sampling and analysis methods, and ethical issues in research, report writing and presentation. Once equipped with this knowledge, students will be able to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of their surroundings and come to conclusions based on appropriate evidence and sound argument.

MCOM 6302 – Academic Writing

This course is specifically designed to identify academic genres, analyze writing on both the micro (sentence) and macro (organizational) levels of texts based on discipline specific genres to develop research and writing strategies.  This will assist to find, analyze, summarize, and synthesize appropriate source material from both print and electronic environments to provide evidence to support claims, incorporate sources from others appropriately, and acknowledge and document the works of others appropriately.  At the completion of this course candidate will be able to employ appropriate mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling conventions to demonstrate efficient planning, drafting, revision, and editing strategies.   

MCOM 62403 – Dissertation and Viva   

The dissertation is an enhancing element of the programme consisting of a piece of independent research completed by the student under the supervision of an academic member of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce. It provides students with the opportunity to undertake independent research in a commerce discipline area of their choice. The student will learn how to conduct research in a practical way by developing and writing the thesis. The student will become familiar with the processes involved in identifying a research problem, conducting a literature review, developing and testing hypotheses, analysing and interpreting results, and the write-up. Successfully completing the dissertation will contribute to attain graduate attributes of independence and creativity, critical thinking, in-depth knowledge of the field, effective communication and social understanding.


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