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MASTER OF BUSINESS STUDIES (MBS) AND MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) PROGRAMME

The MBS/ MBA programme is designed with a clear idea that this should not be merely another MBS/ MBA but should make a tangible value addition so that the programme produces useful Managers, who are capable of contributing to sustainability of the business, which they are involved in. Accordingly, the design of the programme emphasizes intended qualities of the graduates it produces;

  • an effective negotiator
  • an innovative thinker
  • technically an expert in the area of managerial work
  • an effective leader

 STRUCTURE AND DELIVERY OF COURSES


Term

Course Cluster

Course Code

Courses Offered

Credits per Course

Credits per Term

Hours per Course

Hours per Term

Total Credits

Total Hours

Semester 1.1

Foundation

 

MBS

 

MASTER OF BUSINESS STUDIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

5101

Accounting for Decision Makers

2

 

30

 

 

 

5102

Business Economics         

2

 

30

     

5103

Enterprise Management        

2

 

30

     

5104

Quantitative Methods for Management

2

8

30

120

   

5105

Business Communication

(Residential Workshop 1)  

1

1

15

15

9

135

 

 

 

 

           

Semester 1.2

 Functional Expertise

5106

Human Resources Management         

2

 

30

     

5107

Marketing Management       

2

 

30

     

5108

Managing Operations in Business         

2

 

30

     

5109

Managing Finance

2

8

30

120

8

120

 

 

 

           

Semester 2.1

5110

 International Business Management      

2

 

30

     

5111

 Legal Aspects for Managers             

1

 

15

     

5112

 Strategic Management                

2

 

15

     

5113

 Managing Information Systems

2

 

30

     

5114

 Organizational Behavior             

1

8

30

120

8

120

 

 

 

           

Semester 2.2

5115

Business Ethics and Sustainability       

2

 

30

30

   

5116

Problem Analysis Methodology

(Residential Workshop 2)        

1

 

15

     

5117

Independent Study

5

8

75

120

8

120

 

 

 

Total for the Year 1 - MBS

       

33

495

 

 

MBA

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 3.1                           

Concentration Electives                                               

6201

Research Workshop

2

 

30

     

Any three courses of the following

 

 

For specialty in operations

6202

Logistics and Supply Chain Management                     

2

         

6203

Strategic Cost Analysis         

2

         

6204

Innovation and Technology Management 

2

         

6205

Strategies for products and Service Development  

2

6

90

120

8

120

 

 

           

For specialty in Managing People

           

6206

Cross Cultural Management

2

         

6207

Industry and competitive analysis               

2

         

6208

Managing Corporate Turnarounds                         

2

         

6209

Organizational Leadership and culture

2

6

90

120

   

For specialty in Entrepreneurship

           

6210

Innovation and Entrepreneurship                  

2

         

6203

Strategic Cost Analysis 

2

         

6211

Small Business Management

2

         

6212

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility        

2

6

90

120

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               Semester 3.2

6999

Research Report

5

5

75

     

Any two courses of the following for 3 credits

           

For specialty in operations

           

6213

Managing Service operations

2

         

6214

Big Data Analytics                  

2

         

6215

Process Engineering and Quality Management           

2

         

6216

Project Management           

1

3

45

120

8

120

For specialty in Managing People

           

6217

Knowledge Management    

2

         

6218

Personal Skills for Managers

2

         

6219

Leadership and Leading Organizations                        

2

         

6216

Project Management           

1

3

45

120

   

For specialty in Entrepreneurship

           

6220

Management Consultancy Skills         

2

         

6221

Managing Service Operations

2

         

6222

Big Data Analytics                 

2

         

6216

Project Management       

1

3

45

120

   

 

 

 

 

           

Semester 4.1

Application Competencies

6999

Research Project

6

         

6223

Business Negotiating Skills

2

8

 

120

8

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 4.2

International Exposure

6999

Research Report

4

         

6224

International Business Practice – Case study

5

9

135

135

9

135

 

 

 

Total for Year 02

 

 

 

 

33

495

 

 

 

Total for MBA

       

66

990

 

GOING WITH THESE DESIGNED QUALITIES, THE PROGRAMME OFFERS ITS COURSES IN FIVE DIFFERENT CLUSTERS.
  • Functional foundation cluster - Foundation knowledge for management The cluster aims at providing basic knowledge required for acquiring specialty managerial competencies. Foundational courses for managerial studies are clustered here.
  • Functional expertise cluster – Expertise in managing business functions The cluster aims at providing a sound knowledge and competencies in different ¬fields of managerial function Courses that are required to acquire expert knowledge in different areas of business operations are clustered here.
  • Concentration electives cluster – Expertise in preferred managerial ¬fields The cluster aims at providing flexibility to the candidate in developing their expertise in preferred areas. Courses are clustered to provide the candidate with expertise in a selected area of managerial operations.
  • Application competency development cluster – Training on applying knowledge in the practice The cluster aims at making the candidate think rationally using the knowledge and expertise to deal with their day-to-day managerial functions E orts made in order to enhance skills in applying the expert knowledge to deal with dynamic business situations are clustered here. Negotiation and researching skills are emphasized in this cluster
  • International exposure This component of the course aims at making the candidate exposed to international business dynamics. This includes a foreign fi¬eld study and researching in order to strengthen the understanding of realities in the global business world.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAMME

No person shall be registered for the Programme of study leading to the Degree of Master of Business Studies or Master of Business Administration unless candidate possesses any one of the following qualifications:

  1. A Degree in the field of Commerce, Economics, Management, Business or Accounting or in a related field, awarded by a recognized institution;
  2. A Degree in any other field other than those mentioned in (a) above, awarded by any recognized institution and a minimum of one year’s executive experience in a field acceptable to the Board of Studies for Postgraduate Programmes.
  3. A Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, which satisfies the criteria for a level 8 programme as specified in the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework, awarded by an institution acceptable to the NSBM and a minimum of two years' experience at executive level in the field of business management in an institution acceptable to the NSBM.
  4. Any recognized professional qualification that is acceptable, on a case by case basis, to the Academic Governing Council of the University as an equivalent qualification to any of the above mentioned requirements and a minimum of  two years’ work experience in a managerial capacity in an institution acceptable to the NSBM
  5. A good working knowledge of English.
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