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

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. 5000
Degree Part II Rs. 6000
Degree Part III Rs. 7000
Per Repeat Subject Rs. 2000

Entry Qualifications

(a) Three passes in one sitting for any subject combination in the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) – G.C.E. (A/L) of Sri Lanka. (Old or New Syllabus) OR
(b) A permanent employee who is having 3 years of working experience in a public or privet sector organization AND
Two passes in one sitting for any subject combination in the General Certificate of Education (AdvancedLevel)-G.C.E. (A/L) of Sri Lanka (OldorNewSyllabus) OR
( c) A degree from a recognized university OR
(d) Any other qualifications accepted by the Senate of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

  • An officer employed in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS) and who has passed the limited admission test to join the SLAS.
  • An officer employed in the Government Accountants’ Service (GAS) and who has passed the limited admission test to join the GAS.
  • Holders of the Trained Teacher Certificate issued by the Education Department.
  • Successful completion of 2 year course in Public Administration at the Sri Lanka Technical College.
  • Obtained a certificate of 2 year course on Business Studies at the Sri Lanka Technical College.
  • Successful completion of 1st and 2nd year examinations of Diploma in Business Studies at the Sri Lanka Technical College.
  • Associate membership of the Institute of London Chartered Secretaries.
  • Obtained Diploma in Accountancy certificate from the Sri Lanka Technical College.
  • Obtained National Higher Diploma certificate from Sri Lanka Open University.
  • Membership inAAT, Sri Lanka or United Kingdom.
  • A ranked officer of the Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air Force.
  • A officer of the Sri Lanka Police Department -Sub Inspector and above.
  • Completion of Diploma in Public Management of the Department of Public Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. OR

(e) Any other qualification not mentioned in the above acceptable to the Senate of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura apart from those qualifications mentioned above. AND
Age is 18 years or above on 111 of January of the academic year for which the candidate applies to register.

Note : Those who wish to apply under conditions (d) and (e) are required to make a written a request to the Department of Public Administration via Senior Assistant Registrar of the External

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 Theory and Practice of Public Administration 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3502 Sociology and Organizational Behavior 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3503 Macroeconomics 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3504 Project Management 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3505 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management 75 5 Compulsory
MEX 3506 Development Economics 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.

 

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