Bachelor of Management Studies


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.


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) :



Be 18 years of age or above on the closing date of applications and possess any of the qualifications mentioned below:

  1. Any three passes in one sitting at the G.C.E A/L Examination.
  2. Successful completion of any Foundation Programme conducted by the OUSL.
  3. Any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the OUSL.
  4. Successful completion of the Diploma in Management conducted by the Department of Management Studies.
  5. Successful completion of the Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (ESBM) conducted by the OUSL


Accepting Online Applications:

03rd March 2019

Closing Date for Applications:

30th April 2019

Date of the Selection Test

12th May 2019


Application Fee - Rs. 600/=

Further Details

This undergraduate programme is conducted by the Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Contact the Chief Coordinator, Mrs. S.S. Jayaratne for further details.

Address :

Department of Management Studies, Faculty of HSS, OUSL

Contact :

011 288 1413/024/255

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