Bachelor of Science Management (Public) General (External) Degree

The Programme

Bachelor of Science Management (Public) General (External) Degree programme was introduced in 1997 by the Department of Public Administration of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. All the academic affairs pertaining to the degree programme are carried out by the Department of Public Administration whilst administrative matters are carried out by the External Examination Branch of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Main Objectives of the Programme

  • Enhancing the knowledge in the sphere of Management and Public Administration in Sri Lanka.
  • Creating more avenues for those who have passed the Advanced Level examination but were unable to get admitted to the National University system to obtain a degree in Management and Public Administration disciplines.
  • Facilitating employees in the private and public sectors for further continuing their education and strengthening the professional linkage between the Department of public Administration and those organizations.
  • Providing a path for those who wish to pursue higher education.

Programme Fees

Registration fee  
Registration fee for the first three years Rs. 10000
Examination fee  
Degree Part I Rs. 7000
Degree Part II Rs. 6000
Degree Part III Rs. 6000
Per Repeat Subject Rs. 2000
Renewal Charges after Three Years Rs. 5000

Curriculum Structure

The revised curriculum consists of 19 compulsory subjects as follows:

Course Code Course Credit Hours Credits Course Status
Degree Part I        
MEX 1501 (a) and (b) Management Process and Office Management 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 1502 Political Science 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 1503 Microeconomics 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 1504 Financial Accounting 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 1505 Introduction to Information Technology 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 1506 Mathematics and Statistics 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 1507 Compulsory English Compulsory
Degree Part II        
MEX 2501 Theory and Practice of Public Administration 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 2502 Sociology and Organizational Behavior 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 2503 Macroeconomics 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 2504 Project Management 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 2505 Marketing Management 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 2506 Constitutional, Administrative, and
Commercial Law
75 5 Compulsory
Degree Part III        
MEX 3501 Public Policy 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3502 Development Administration 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3503 Public Finance 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3504 Development Economics 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3505 Human Resource Management 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3506 Financial Management 75 5 Compulsory

Note : In order to fulfill the 75 credit-hour requirement per subject, students are advised to attend seminars which cover 32 hours and to allocate the rest for self-studies and preparation for examinations.