Operations and Technology Management is a broad academic and a professional discipline, which has a number of employment opportunities in the manufacturing and service sectors. These opportunities include positions such as operations managers, project managers, inventory and warehouse managers, distribution systems managers, purchasing managers, quality managers, etc. The degree programme is the first of its kind in addressing these employment opportunities in line with needs of developing countries such as Sri Lanka. Moreover, many management schools and universities give top priority to this academic discipline as it promises more employment opportunities and its contribution to organizational productivity and competitiveness is vital. Current statistics of the employability of Operations and Technology Management graduates indicate sufficient evidence of the ability of undergraduates to assure their career in the field at the end of the degree programme. These statistics provide further evidence for the employability of undergraduates of this degree programme in other management fields such as Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Finance, and Accountancy due to broader scope covered by the curriculum.

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Graduate Snapshots


Manoj Mahanama

 Manager- Risk & Quality/ Technical -PwC Sri Lanka 

As a student from the first intake of the Operations and Technology Management degree programme, I strongly believe that studies carried out for this degree contributed to my career progression exponentially. It’s a strong foundation in terms of understanding and applying the principles of Operations Management in any organization (production/ service) comprehensively while improving business communication and leadership skills. If I relate my studies (both degree and professional qualifications) with what I’m currently pursuing at work, it’s purely related to the application of such knowledge because I’m the ‘Manager – Risk & Quality/ Technical’ of PwC Sri Lanka and discharge responsibilities with respect to the Quality Management System (QMS) which is monitored globally at a rigorous level among 150+ other countries. I completed final year internship at the same organization and the project was related to QMS where now I carry responsibilities as a part of my job role. Notwithstanding the above, I never considered my degree contradict with the studies in which I carried for obtaining Chartered Accountancy qualification. I successfully obtained my professional qualification with an extensive experience in locally as well as abroad, so my job scope has another part other than QMS related functions and which is related to the assisting in technical issues based on international accounting & auditing standards. So, it’s evidenced that the studies carried under the first degree is a vital part of my job role while allowing me to practice as a Chartered Accountant on the other hand. Therefore, I certainly recommend ‘BSc. Operations and Technology Management (Special) Degree’ as a smart choice among other options for any student who is interested to progress on the career ladder with a right mix of skill set in this dynamic business environment.

Nisansala Sewwandhi

 Assistant Manager – Planning – Printcare Group

The Operations and Technology Management Degree Programme helped me to successfully perform in my career through the skills in supply chain management, operations planning and controlling, data analysis with SPSS. I am also a winner of university colours for Volleyball in 2013 (Silver) and 2014 (Gold) as a result of my engagement in sports apart from regular studies.

Mohomad Altaz Abri

 Merchandiser – MAS Bodyline

I’m currently employed as a Merchandiser at MAS Bodyline. I handle E-commerce brands including renowned brand Amazon. Previously, I worked at Hela Intimates as a Supply Chain Analyst. The Operations and Technology Management Degree Programme gave me an edge over others by giving the skills of analytical ability to derive data, lean manufacturing, effective project management through critical path analysis, and effective supply chain management.

Nadee Pathmaperuma

  Business Development Executive – Mack Air, John Keells Group

Since completing my degree in 2016, I have commenced employment as the Business Development Executive at Mack Air, the Airline Division of John Keells Group. Being in the Airline Industry, my day-to-day job involves in providing high-quality services to all stakeholders of the company. The Operations and Technology Management Degree presented me with the strongest foundation for understanding and growth in my career. The best of the Operations & Technology Management Degree program, in my opinion, is, definitely the lecturers and the high quality of lectures. It has given me the confidence and the knowledge to effectively and actively contribute to the resolution of challenges in my company. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a student of the Department of Decision Sciences, and I am forever grateful for the quality education that I received.

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