The Department of Finance has been maintaining close relationships with Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), commercial banks and other financial institutions, stock brokering companies, fund management companies and insurance companies. Further, the Department has been maintaining very productive relationships with major professional bodies relevant to the discipline of finance.

This mutual relationship with the industry pave the way for the undergraduates of the Department to participate in various competitions and workshops organized by different institutes in the industry. Accordingly, a team of undergraduates from the Department has consecutively participated in the Research Challenge Competition organized by the CFA Sri Lanka Institute and has secured a place among the top three since 2007.