DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT/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 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 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.
Aims and Objectives of the Diploma/ Degree Programme ·
to provide a vision of management to face the business challenges of the 21st century. ·
to provide advanced knowledge and skills to those in need of training in management, at the degree level. ·
to inculcate professional decision making capabilities. ·
to expose students to concepts and principles of environmental, social and ethical issues and responsibilities in business. ·
to address global issues in management in a changing international environment of business and commerce.
Entry requirements to DIM/ BMS level 3
Be 18 years of age or above on the closing date of applications and posses any of the qualifications mentioned below:
i. Successful completion of the Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (ESBM) conducted by the OUSL.
ii. Successful completion of any Foundation Programme conducted by the OUSL. iii. Any three passes in one sitting at the G.C.E A/L Examination.
iv. Any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the OUSL.
Applicants in categories (ii), (iii) and (iv) will be subjected to a selection test administered by the Department of Management Studies if necessary.
The minimum duration to complete the Diploma in Management will be two (02) academic years. The minimum duration to complete the Bachelor of Management Studies Programme will be four (04) academic years.
Medium of Instruction
These programmes are offered in Sinhala, Tamil and English media in the 1st and 2nd years. However, the study material will only be provided in English medium
Programme Structure ·
The BMS degree programme is structured to include the following components. ·
Core Courses ·
Areas of Specialization ·
Research Project ·
Continuing Education Courses
MCU 1201 Management Theory and Practice
MCU 2204 Legal Environment in Business
MCU 3204 Project Appraisal
MCU 4201 Strategic Management
Area of Specification
Human Resource Management
With respect to Research Project (MCU 4204) at level 6, a student has to use scientific method of research for the study, analysis and presentation of a research project on a management related problem from the respective area of specialization.
Continuing Education Courses
Continuing Education Courses include
a) Communication skills in English for Management Beginners, Part I and Part II offered by the Department of Language Studies (LSD)]. Students are required to obtain eligibility for Communication Skills in English for Beginners course, before registering for Level 6 of the BMS Degree. Successful Completion of Communication Skills in English for Management Part I and II is a requirement for the award of the degree (before registering for the DIM/ BMS degree students will have to face a grading test for Communication Skills in English conducted by the LSD).
b) Computer Literacy Programme; any two listed courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering of the OUSL under continuing education programme (courses offered at present are AEK 2130 – Word for Windows, AEK 2132 – Excel for windows ). and
c) Any other course(s) as may be specified by the Department of Management Studies of OUSL.
Method of Evaluation
The performance of a student will be evaluated on the basis of two sets of criteria:
a) Continuous Assessments
b) Final Examination
Course fee for level 3 of the Diploma/Degree Programme for the academic year 2012/2013 is as follows:
Registration fee Rs. 225.00
Sports club fee Rs. 25.00
Facility fee Rs. 900.00
Library Facility fee Rs. 100.00
1). Core Courses, Areas of specialization, Research Project Rs. 2,238.00 (Per Course)
2). Continuing Education Courses
(a) Communication Skills in English for Management Rs. 2,795.00 (per Course)
(b) Computer Literacy Programme (Two Courses FEK 2130, FEK 2132) Rs. 1,117.00 (per Course)
Exemption fees for Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Qualified Students Rs. 600.00(per Course)