Aims/Objectives of the Degree Programme

This degree programme is focused to provide sound theoretical and practical knowledge in the two disciplines of Management and Information Systems. By combining these two prominent disciplines, this programme will equip the students with cutting edge business management skills as well as information systems skills to work, manage and succeed in any business. This programme has been specially designed to meet the aspirations of students who are willing and seeking a career either in Management or in Information Systems fields.


Graduate Profile

A student who has successfully completed the B.Sc. in Business Information Systems degree will be a unique graduate who will possess a high level of knowledge in both management and information systems domains. They will be distinguished from others for their diversified knowledge, their generic skills and technical skills, their attitude, flexibility and adaptability, and their desire for continuous learning over a lifelong career, making them an ideal choice for today’s dynamic and flexible organizations.


Graduate Attributes

The attributes of a B.Sc. in BIS graduate is based around four main domains of learning, as highlighted below. They represent the clusters of generic capabilities which the study programme seeks to foster in all graduates through the teaching and learning experiences of its study programme.

Knowledge: BIS graduates will have in-depth subject and practical knowledge in the fields of Management and Information Systems which can be applied in both local and global contexts.

Skills: BIS graduates will develop a variety of generic skills which will be useful in starting their career and also in their career advancement.

Attitudes, Values, Professionalism, and Vision for life: BIS graduates will develop right thinking, behaviour, practices, and goals for the future.

Mind-set and Paradigm: BIS graduates will have a commitment to the on-going acquisition of new knowledge and new skills and they are expected to be lifelong learners.


Programme Structure

Course Code Course Title Course Status Contact Hours Credit Hours
Year I – Semester I
BUS 1340 Principles of Management Core 45 03
DSC 1340 Business Mathematics Core 45 03
ITC   1340 Introduction to Information Technology Core 45 03
PUB 1240 Socio Political Environment Core 30 02
COM 1240 Legal Environment Core 30 02
BCC 1340 Business Communication I Core 45 03
Total No. of Credits — Semester I 16
Year I – Semester II
HRM 1340 Human Resource Management Core 45 03
DSC 1341 Business Statistics Core 45 03
BEC 1340 Microeconomics Core 45 03
ACC 1340 Financial Accounting Core 45 03
BCC 1341 Business Communication II Core 45 03
Total No. of Credits — Semester II 15
Total Credit Value for the First Year 31
Year II – Semester I
BEC 2340 Macroeconomics Core 45 03
FIN  2340 Financial Management Core 45 03
MAR   2340 Marketing Management Core 45 03
DSC 2340 Operations Management Core 45 03
ACC 2340 Management Accounting Core 45 03
BCC 2340 Business Communication III Core 45 03
Total No of Credits — Year II Semester I 18
Year II – Semester II
ITC   2340 Computer Applications for Managers Core 45 03
ITC   2342 Programming Concepts Core 45 03
ITC   2343 Systems Analysis and Design Core 45 03
ITC   2344 Database Design and Development Core 45 03
BUS 2341 Organizational Behaviour Core 45 03
ENT 2341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and SMEs Core 45 03
Total No of Credits — Year II Semester II 18
Total Credit Value for the Second Year 36
Year III – Semester I
ITC   3340 Management Information Systems Core 45 03
ITC   3342 Information Technology Project Management Core 45 03
ITC   3343 Software Engineering Core 45 03
ITC   3352 Information and Communication Networks Core 45 03
DSC 3340 Operations Research Core 45 03
Electives: One of The Following Two Courses
ITC   3344 Object Oriented Programming with C# Elective 45 03
ITC   3345 Object Oriented Programming with Java Elective 45 03
Total No of Credits — Year III Semester I 18
Year III – Semester II
ITC   3346 Personality and Skills Development Core 45 03
ITC   3347 Digital Business Core 45 03
ITC   3353 Professional Ethics and Responsibility Core 45 03
ITC   3349 Research Methodology Core 45 03
ITC   3350 Software Quality Assurance Core 45 03
ITC   3351 Web-based Application Development Core 45 03
Total No of Credits — Year III Semester II 18
Total Credit Value for the Third Year 36
Year IV – Semester I
ITC   4340 Independent Research Study Core 45 03
ITC   4341 Software Development Project Core 45 03
BUS 4340 Strategic Management Core 45 03
Total No of Credits — Year IV Semester I 09
Year IV – Semester II
ITC   4342 Business Process Management Core 45 03
ITC   4343 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Core 45 03
ITC   4344 Internship in Information Systems Core 420 03
Total No of Credits — Year IV Semester II 09
Total Credit Value for the Fourth Year 18
Total Credit Value for the Programme 121


Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this degree programme have two main avenues to choose for their career paths. They can decide either to select information systems field or to select the general management field. Graduates who opt for a career in information systems can expect to commence his/her career in a position such as Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, IS Manager, IT/ERP Consultant, Quality Assurance Manager or Project Manager. With further enhancements of Information Technology related knowledge and skills, a graduate can focus on positions such as Software Engineer, Database Administrator and Network Administrator.

Graduates who are willing a career in general management can find job positions in any of the functional areas such as Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Production Operations Management etc. Their skills in logical thinking, problem solving and IT applications should help them to perform better than others in those positions. Further studies in the relevant filed and other professional qualifications will support their career enhancement and personal development in the long run.


Professional Links

The department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., which has enabled the Department to get the membership of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance Programme. Under this programme, students of the department are provided with selected Microsoft Software free of charge for research purposes. The department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Providence Network and Solutions too which has enabled us to get the “abas” ERP software free of charge for the department. The department also maintains close links with several other private sector organizations, which has allowed the department to nominate selected students for industrial placement. Links have also been established with the key Professional Associations which are related to IT Industry.


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