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.|
|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)
|Annual registration renewal fee for every academic year
after the first three (03) academic years
|Degree Part I||Rs. 5000|
|Degree Part II||Rs. 6000|
|Degree Part III||Rs. 7000|
|Per Repeat Subject||Rs. 2000|
1. Three passes in one sitting for any subject combination in the G.C.E. (A/L) of Sri Lanka (old or new syllabus)
2. Any of the qualifications accepted by the Senate of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. (Annexure Q3)
3. Any other Qualifications acceptable 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 1 st 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
a) Trained Teachers (from any discipline) with at least three years of post trained teaching experience.
b) Holders of Diploma in Management with duration of at least one year from a recognized University.
c) 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.
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.
e) 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.
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|
|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|
|BME3507||Human Resource Development||75||5||Elective|
|BME3508||Organizational Change and Development||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.