Bachelor of Commerce (General) External Degree

The objectives of introducing the B. Com (General) External Degree programme are as follows:

  • To improve the quality and relevance of the external degree programme in catering to the national requirements.
  • To maintain the highest standards on par with the internal Degree Programme by developing skillful graduates with positive attitudes who possess more confidence and competence to work independently at their working places.
  • To look for remedial measures confirming to the current policy framework and guidelines introduced for external degree programmes.
  • To offer a comprehensive programme of study in Commerce with a wide coverage of related subjects for those who missed the privilege of university education, and as such, to discharge a national duty of empowering Sri Lankan students with a higher education qualification of national and international reputation and recognition in order to help prosper their lives.
  • Generating substantial financial resources to the university and the country.

Graduate Profile

The goal of Bachelor of Commerce (general) External Degree programme is to prepare its graduates to succeed in complex and competitive world.

Expected Learning Outcomes of the B.Com (General) External Degree Programme

On the successful completion of the external degree program students must be geared up to take real world challenges and have confidence and capability to fulfill the aspiration of the Department of Commerce in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Aim of the Department and vision of the University is essentially founded on the concept of nation building, and national institutions. Having said that, the ideal student the department anticipates on the completion of the external degree program should have;

  1.  Acquired a general knowledge and theoretical and conceptual understanding in the broad area of  Commerce and Management.
  2.  Aptitude to comprehend the role of the Commerce and Management in the national economy and  influence on economic development of changes in the broad field of Commerce and Management
  3.  Ability to perform any task within the scope of the degree program independently
  4.  Developed soft skills and other transferable skills such as interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, oral and writing skills, presentation skill, computer literacy etc. essential for effective communication and productive team work
  5.  Obtained self-confidence sufficient to be independent, a self-starter for an innovative career preferably as an entrepreneur by conquering potential challenges and risk.
2022- Prospectus and Course Outline