Bachelor of Science Business Administration (General) External Degree

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

  1. Three passes in one sitting for any subject combination in the G.C.E. (A/L) of Sri  Lanka (old or new syllabus)
    Or
  2. Any of the qualifications accepted by the Senate of the University of Sri  Jayewardenepura.   (Annexure Q3)
    Or
  3. Any other Qualifications accepted by the Senate of the University of Sri  Jayewardenepura.
    Those who wish to apply for any of the above programmes under Qualifications which the Senate of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura recognizes to be equivalent to any of the above qualifications or requirements, are required to make a written request before submitting their applications with copies of all certificates to the relevant Department via Assistant Registrar of the External Examinations Unit.

Age is 18 years or above on 1st January of the Academic year for which the candidate applies to register.

Other Qualifications accepted by the Senate of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura to apply for the Bachelor of Science Business Administration (General) External Degree

  • Trained Teachers (from any discipline) with at least three years of post trained teaching experience.
  • Holders of Diploma in Management with duration of at least one year from a recognized University
  • Holders of any one of the following academic of professional Qualifications

    Successful completion of London Advanced Level Examinations

    Full Qualification – Association of Accounting Technicians (Sri Lanka) or (United Kingdom)

    Higher National Diploma in Accounting or Higher National Diploma in Management at Advanced    technical Institute of Sri Lanka.

    Passed finalist of Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom)

    Passed finalist of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.

    Completion of Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF) Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka

    An officer employed in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS) and who has passed the limited admission test to join the SLAS.

    A ranked officer of the Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air Force.

    A Member of the Sri Lanka Police Department – Sub inspector and above.

 Or

  • 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.
  • Exemptions granted for the students (Who could not compete their degrees within the stipulated period of the existing B.Sc. Business Administration (General )External Degree Programme.

 

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

Organizational 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.