In our rapidly changing socio-economic environment there is a growing demand for trained personnel in the management of business and other managerial fields. Conceptually equipped, trained managers are increasingly in demand. The concerted national and international thrusts towards demand-driven economic activities generate 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 the outlying districts continue to miss opportunities for gaining education in management, especially at the degree level. There is also the need to cater to those in employments 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 businesses and other organizations thus contributing to higher national productivity.

Management Theory & Practice, Marketing, Social Psychology in Organization, Microeconomics, Financial and Cost Accounting, Quantitative Techniques for Management, Legal Environment in Business, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Macro Economics, Money and Capital Markets, Computer and Information Systems in Business, Project Appraisal, Research Methodology, Organizational Behaviour, Managerial Economics, Financial Management & Managerial Accounting, Quantitative Techniques for Management II, Strategic Management, Operations Research, New Dimensions in Management, Research Project.

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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Management Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Programme duration :
Minimum Four Years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Should complete 18 years of age on the closing date of applications and
  1. THREE passes at the G.C.E. A/L Examination in one sitting or
  2. Successful completion of any foundation programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka or
  3. Any other qualifications equivalent to the above acceptable to the Senate or
  4. Successful completion of the Diploma in Management Programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka (Those who posses this qualification can directly enter to the 3rd year of Degree Programme) or
  5. Successful completion of the Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management of the Open University of Sri Lanka. (Students who sat for the final examination of this programme in 2016 can also apply on the basis of pending results)
Accepting Online Applications:
21st January 2018
Closing Date for Applications:
25th February 2018
Date of the Selection Test
11th March 2018

Application Fee - Rs. 600/=

This undergraduate programme is conducted by the Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Contact the Chief Coordinator, Mr. K.P. Nishantha for further details.
Address :
Department of Management Studies, Faculty of HSS, OUSL
Contact :
011 288 1413/024/255
Email :
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