The Commonwealth Executive MBA and MPA are two of the well-established Master's Degree programmes offered by the Department of Management Studies of the OUSL in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in Vancouver, Canada. The programme, which commenced in 2002, will be enrolling its 12th batch of students this year. The unique feature of the CEMBA/CEMPA programme is that it offers you the opportunity of earning an MBA or MPA of high quality within a period of two (02) years adopting the pedagogy of student-centered learning primarily through the Open Distance Learning (ODL) methodology aimed at adult working students. Partner institutions include: Allama Iqbal Open University-Pakistan; Bangladesh Open University-Bangladesh; Open University of Sri-Lanka-Sri-Lanka; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; National Open University of Nigeria-Nigeria; Wawasan Open University-Malaysia; University of the College of the Caribbean-Jamaica; University of Guyana-Guyana; University of Papua New Guinea-Papua New Guinea.


Programme Content

Managing Information Systems, Management and Organizations, Managing Human Resources, Operations Management, Economic Environment of Business, Public Systems Management, Quantitative Techniques, Marketing Management, Accounting & Finance, Public Policy, Strategic Management, Development Planning and Administration, Quality Management, Research Methods, Dissertation, E-Commerce, Project Management, Managerial Economics, Policy Analysis and Implementation, Contemporary Administrative Systems, Disaster Management, Corporate Finance, International Marketing

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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Post Graduate Programme
Conducted by :
Faculty of Management Studies
Programme duration :
Minimum 02 years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
(a) An undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification. and
(b) A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience at managerial level
(c) Be a resident of the Commonwealth country where the programme is offered.
(d) Proficiency in English Language
(e) Satisfactory performance at the Admission test.
Online Applications :
16th February 2020
Closing Date for Applications :
31st March 2020
Selection Test Date :


Programme Fee: Approximately Rs. 378,200/= (Payable in installments)
Application Fee : Rs. 1,050/=
Address :
Faculty of Management Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka, P. O. Box 21, Nawala, Sri Lanka
Contact :
011 288 1413,011 288 1255, 0779854079
Email :
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