The Open University of Sri Lanka - The Open University of Sri Lanka

  • Bachelor of Management Studies

    In our rapidly changing socio-economic environment, there is a growing demand for trained personnel in management of business and other managerial fields. Conceptually equipped, trained managers are increasingly in demand. The concerted national and international thrust towards international-demand-driven economic activities generates pressure for developing relevant human resources for the conduct of complex business management in local/foreign trade and commerce. However, due to a lack of adequate institutional arrangements and economic hardships, a large number of persons, particularly in outlying districts continue to miss the opportunity for gaining an education in management especially at the degree level. There is also the need to cater to those in employment and to those who wish to further their education in management studies. The primary purpose of introducing the DIM/BMS degree programme is to meet these felt needs of the country. Upgrading knowledge and skills in management is likely to improve the efficiency of performance of business and other organizations thus contributing to higher national productivity.

  • Certificate in Social Sciences

    The Certificate in Social Sciences is a distance education Certificate level programme offered by the Department of Social Studies of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. This programme has been designed to promote the educational needs of the employed adults and school leavers above 18 years of age, who have not had the privilege of formal Secondary Education. Those who complete this programme successfully will be able to follow the Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences. It is also an entry qualification to sit for the Selection Test for LL.B and Management degree programms of the Faculty.

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

    Many business enterprises in Sri Lanka belong to the small business category. Most of these enterprises are located outside the capital city of Colombo. Employment in the rural sector is also generated by small business ventures. The government has organized the socio economic significance of the small business sector and has instituted policies to encourage and promote small business activities. Conditions conducive for small business ventures exist in Sri Lanka. In spite of this, many small ventures have failed or have suffered slow growth. Reasons for such failures appear to be related to selection procedures of the ventures and improper management of the business. The Open University of Sri Lanka presents this programme to address these two crucial factors of business success, selection, and management of small business ventures. The structure of the programme and the approach to it are designed to ensure its usefulness as a training exercise for aspiring investors and businessmen and for those who aspire to become managers and other supportive in business organizations.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

    Who Should Join This Programme?

                    • Practicing Managers from any field who aspire to pursue a career in HR.
                    • HRM Practitioners from the industry.
                    • CEOs and Higher Management.
                    • Academics, Trainers, Researchers and Consultants.