Bachelor of Science Business Administration (General) External Degree Programme

Introduction

The B.Sc. Business Administration (General) External Degree Programme is offered by the Department of Business Administration of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The Department was first established in 1959/1960 as the Department of Business and Public Administration. The Department of Business and Public Administration was reconstituted as Department of Management Studies in 1968. In 1980, the Department of Management Studies was split into two separate Departments, namely, Department of Business Administration and Department of Public Administration under the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce. The Department of Business Administration has been able to maintain popularity and recognition from its inception to date. The main purpose of establishing the Department of Business Administration was to offer the internal B.Sc. Business Administration (special) Degree Programme. The Business Administration internal degree has an academic history of more than 50 years as the pioneering and leading degree programme in the field of Business Management in Sri Lanka. Commencing from the academic year 2001/2002, the existing degree programme in Business Administration was completely redesigned to produce present and future human resources requirement to meet the socio- economic development of the country with a global scenario.

In this background, the Department of Business Administration introduced the B.Sc. Business Administration (General) External Degree Programme in 1997 with the aim of fulfilling the socio-economic expectations of the higher education sector of the country. It was revised in the year 2011 to cope up with the emerging global realities in the wider society.

 

Title Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (General) External Degree
Duration 03 consecutive academic years.
Medium Sinhala/English

Programme Fees

Selection test and registration fee
Initial registration fee for the first three (03) academic years
( To be payable in full at the time of registration)
Rs. 10000
Annual registration renewal fee for every academic year
after the first three (03) academic years
Rs. 7000
Examination fee
Degree Part I Rs. 5000
Degree Part II Rs. 6000
Degree Part III Rs. 7000
Per Repeat Subject Rs. 2000

Entry Qualifications

Those who possess the following entry requirements are eligible to apply for registration as an external candidate for the B.Sc. Business Administration (General) External Degree Programme.

(A) Three passes for any subject combination in the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) – G.C.E. (A/L) of Sri Lanka. OR

(B) Any of the following qualification/s which has been accepted by the Senate of University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

a) Trained teachers (from any discipline) with at least three (3) years of post – trained teaching experience. OR

b) Holders of Diplomas in Management with duration of at least one year from a Recognized University. OR

c) Holders of any one of the following academic or professional qualifications

  • Successful completion of London Advanced Level Examination ( At least three passes for any subject combination)
  • Full qualification – AAT (Sri Lanka) or (United Kingdom)
  • Higher National Diploma in Accounting or Higher National Diploma in Management – Advanced Technical Institute of Sri Lanka
  • Passed finalist – Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom)
  • Passed finalist – Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing
  • Completion of Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF) – Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka
  • An officer employed in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and who has passed the limited admission test to join the Administrative Service in Sri Lanka
  • A ranked officer of the Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air force
  • A member of the Sri Lanka Police Department – Sub Inspector and above.

OR

d) Exemptions granted for internal students (who could not complete their degrees within the stipulated period) of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. OR

e) Exemptions granted for the students who have registered for (who could not complete their degrees within the stipulated period) the B.Sc. Business Administration (General) External Degree Programme (under the old syllabus). OR

(C) Any other qualification acceptable for the University Senate.

(D) Whose age is 18 years or above at the time of the application closing date of the selection test.

Curriculum Structure

The curriculum consists of sixteen (16) compulsory courses and five (05) elective courses and one (01) non-credit course

Course Code Course Credit Hours Credits Course Status
Degree Part I
BME 1501 Introduction to Management 75 5 Compulsory
BME 1502 Economics for Managers 75 5 Compulsory
BME 1503 Business Mathematics and Statistics 75 5 Compulsory
BME 1504 Introduction to Information Technology 75 5 Compulsory
BME 1505 Accounting for Managers 75 5 Compulsory
BME 1506 Business Law 75 5 Compulsory
BME 1007 Business English Non-credit
Degree Part II
BME 2501 Marketing Management 75 5 Compulsory
BME 2502 Human Resource Management 75 5 Compulsory
BME 2503 Financial Management 75 5 Compulsory
BME 2504 Operations Management 75 5 Compulsory
BME 2505 Organisational Behaviour 75 5 Compulsory
BME 2506 Management Information Systems 75 5 Compulsory
Degree Part III
BME3501 Strategic Management 75 5 Compulsory
BME3502 International Business Management 75 5 Compulsory
BME3503 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 75 5 Compulsory
BME3504 Managing for Productivity and Quality 75 5 Compulsory
BME3505 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management 75 5 Elective
BME3506 Development Economics 75 5 Elective
BME3507 Human Resource Development 75 5 Elective
BME3508 Organisational Change and Development 75 5 Elective
BME3509 Service Management 75 5 Elective

Note : The offering of the elective subjects will be determined by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura for each academic year based on the student demand and market/ industry requirements.

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