Master of Business Administration

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Sustainable Transformation

The NSBM MBA is designed with the focus on making the successful candidate an effective leader,

•       who is stimulated to continuous career development and

•       who can contribute to sustainable business development

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Key Features

  • We deviate from the traditional one way delivery to interactive learning for better outcomes
  • Delivery of every course element is designed to provide industry experience within an academic framework
  • We emphasize case based learning in the delivery
  • Residential workshops are organized to bring the theory to real life experience and to promote industry networking among students for a more collaborative national team of professionals
  • Flexibility is available for early exit with a ‘Masters’ qualification or for specialization in three major areas of through elective courses
  • Training in scientific problem analyzing
  • Compulsory research report provides training on problem solving for practitioners and an academic achievement for those who wish to experience further academic improvements
  • A compulsory foreign visit, provided for free, is designed to be executed by way of a well-designed study project providing an exposure to the global business practice
  • Option to exit with MBS (Master of Business Studies) in one year.

Program Contents

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1 (FIRST HALF)

Module - Foundation

  • Business Economics
  • Enterprise Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Management
  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Business Communication (Residential Workshop)

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1 (SECOND HALF)

Module - Functional Expertise

  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Operations in Business

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2 (FIRST HALF)

Module - Functional Expertise

  • Management Finance
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Legal Aspects for Managers
  • International Business Management
  • Managing Information Systems

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2 (SECOND HALF)

Module - Functional Expertise

  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Residential Workshop 2
  • Independent Study

YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 3 (FIRST HALF)

Module - Concentration Electives

  • Research Workshop 1
  • Research Workshop 2
  • Any three courses of the following
  • For speciality in operations:
  • 1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • 2. Strategic Cost Analysis
  • 3. Innovation and Technology Management
  • 4. Strategies for products and Service Development
  • For speciality in Managing People:
  • 1. Cross Cultural Management
  • 2. Industry and competitive analysis
  • 3. Managing Corporate Turnarounds
  • 4. Organisational Leadership and culture
  • For speciality in Entrepreneurship:
  • 1. Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • 2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • 3. Management Consultancy
  • 4. Small Business Management

YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 3 (SECOND HALF)

Module - Concentration Electives

  • Research Report
  • Any two courses of the following
  • For speciality in operations:
  • 1. Managing Service operations
  • 2. Big Data Analysis
  • 3. Quantitative Methods for Process Engineering
  • 4. Process Engineering and Quality Management
  • For speciality in Managing People:
  • 1. Knowledge Management
  • 2. Personal Skills for Managers
  • 3. Leadership and Leading Organisations
  • 4. Project Management
  • For speciality in Entrepreneurship:
  • 1. Strategic Cost Analysis
  • 2. Managing Service Operations
  • 3. Big Data Analysis
  • 4. Project Management

YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 4 (FIRST HALF)

Module - Application Competencies

  • Research Report
  • Business Negotiating Skills

YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 4 (SECOND HALF)

Module - International Exposure

  • Research Report
  • International Business Practice – case study

Entry Requirements

No person shall be registered for the Programme of study leading to the Degree of Master of Business Studies or Master of Business Administration unless candidate possesses any one of the following qualifications:
  • A Degree in the field of Commerce, Economics, Management, Business or Accounting or in a related field, awarded by a recognized institution; Or
  • A Degree in any other field other than those mentioned above, awarded by any recognized institution and a minimum of one year’s executive experience in a field acceptable to the Board of Studies for Postgraduate Programmes, or,
  • A PGD in Business Management, awarded by an institution acceptable to the NSBM and a minimum of two years' experience at executive level in the field of business management in an institution acceptable to the NSBM, or,
  • Any recognized professional qualification that is acceptable, on a case by case basis, and a minimum of two years’ work experience in a managerial capacity in an institution acceptable to the NSBM
  • And
  • A good working knowledge of English

Fee & Funding

  • Registration Fee: LKR 10,000
  • Course Fee (Year 1) - LKR 250,000 (125,000 x 2)
  • Course Fee (Year 2) - LKR 250,000 (125,000 x 2)
  • (Fee shown here is without the cost for the foreign trip; which is an additional Rs. 100,000.00 should the student decides to incur it)
  • Library Fee: LKR 5,000

Key Personnel

Programme - Coordinator

Dr. Sanjaya Dissanayake

Phone: 011 544 5038

Email: sanjaya.d@nsbm.lk

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