The Department of Management and Organization Studies offers BBA (Special) degree programme which provides knowledge and skills and inculcates the exact attitude to be Management Professionals in any functional area of business or entrepreneurs who also being a worthy citizens of this global society.
The curriculum of the Department is designed to prepare students to gather the knowledge related to all management aspects on their preference in order to arm them with general management knowledge. Therefore the Department is not constraining to any particular specialization area to conduct the industrial training during the degree programme while enabling opportunities for students to choose their own careers.
The department offers undergraduates, tremendous opportunities and experiences by conducting several annual events as Business Idea Competition (BIC) which generates and commercializes innovative business ideas of students, Research Development Forum (RDF) which builds the platform for the young academics to present their initial research ideas and to develop such ideas in a research culture through the comments of other academics, Diploma in Small Business Management (DSBM), Higher Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (HDESBM), Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Business Management (PGDEBM), Residential Workshops, Outbound Trainings, Factory Visits, Guest Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops. Moreover department organizes departmental day-outs to improve understanding and association between the staff and students.
Message from the Head of the Department
Dr.Tissa Ravinda Perera
The Department of Management and Organization Studies currently offers the BBA (Special) degree programme developing competencies of its students to be successful managers in any area of business and/or to be successful entrepreneurs, while they are being worthy citizens of the broader society. All students who step into the world of business with this degree qualification will find numerous opportunities in the broad spectrum of management to secure their employment easily in any field of business. More importantly, our students would rapidly climb up the organizational ladder to hold strategic positions in any organization.
The courses offered by the Department would help its students enrich with competencies in the broad spectrum of management and to aspire entrepreneurs with new knowledge and capabilities to start and manage their own businesses as well. In addition to offering courses for the BBA (Special) degree programme, the Department has taken initiatives to offer several extension programmes and organize academic-related activities in management and entrepreneurship. Being one of the most mature and versatile departments of the Faculty, the Department of Management and Organization Studies consists of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated staff members who are well connected with the corporate world to facilitate the enhancement of competencies and exposure of the students. Finally, I wish our Department to embark its future milestones very successfully and to step further in the modern business world.
Former Heads of the Department
Professor K. A. S. P. Kaluarachchi (2019-2021)
Prof. B. Nishantha (2015-2018)
Professor K. Dissanayake (2007-2011)
Professor K Dissanayake
[PhD (Meiji, Japan), MBA (Meiji, Japan), MBA (Col, Sri Lanka), BCom (Special) Hons (Col, Sri Lanka), Dip. in Adv. Eng. (Col, Sri Lanka), Dip. in Counselling (SLFI, Sri Lanka)]
Dr. S.R. Manorathne
[PhD (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), MBA (California, USA), BSc (USJP, Sri Lanka), CTHE (Col, Sri Lanka), Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA, UK), Passed Finalist CIMA]
[PhD (Glasgow, UK), MBA (Col, Sri Lanka), BBA (Col, Sri Lanka), CTHE (Col, Sri Lanka), Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA, UK) certified teacher in higher education]
Ms. K.K. Kapiyangoda
[MBA (Col, Sri Lanka), BBA (Col, Sri Lanka), CTHE (Col, Sri Lanka), Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA, UK), Passed Finalist CIMA]
Senior Lecturer (Transitional)
Ms. J.C. Athapaththu
[BSc in Computation & Management (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), MSc. (SJP, Sri Lanka), PQHRM (IPM, Sri Lanka), CTHE (Col, Sri Lanka), Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA, UK)] Reading for PhD QUT-Australia]
Lecturer (On Study Leave)
Non Academic Staff
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Degree
The BBA (Honours) Degree programme has been specially designed without limiting students to a particular specialization area and this programme is enabling access to the knowledge related to all management specialization areas based on student preference. It provides great opportunities for students to select and plan their career path focusing on any area of management and to gain competitive advantages. BBA (Honours) Degree programme developing soft skills, knowledge and the background to become successful in any areas of business and/or to become successful entrepreneurs.
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits||Course Status||Offered Semester|
|BBA-3202||Management Information Systems||2||Core||V|
|BBA-3305||Industrial Law||3||Specialization Core||V|
|BBA-3306||Managing for Quality||3||Specialization Core||V|
|BBA-3203||Project Management||2||Specialization Optional||V|
|BBA-3204||Supply Chain Management||2||Specialization Optional||V|
|BBA-3205||Personality Development||2||Specialization Optional||V|
|BBA-3207||Enterprise Based Project||2||Core||VI|
|BBA-3208||Seminar On Applied Research||2||Specialization Core*||VI|
|BBA-3209||Seminar On Research||2||Specialization Core*||VI|
|BBA-3206||Environmental Management||2||Specialization Core||VI|
|BBA-3210||Cross Cultural Management||2||Specialization Optional||VI|
|BBA-3211||Crisis Management||2||Specialization Optional||VI|
|BBA-3213||Team Development||2||Specialization Optional||VI|
|BBA-4214||Contemporary Issues In Management||2||Specialization Core||VII|
|BBA-4215||Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship||2||Specialization Core||VII|
|BBA-4600||Applied Research Project||6||Specialization Core**||VII|
|BBA-4216||Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility||2||Specialization Optional||VII|
|BBA-4217||Creativity and Innovation||2||Specialization Optional||VII|
|BBA-4218||Knowledge Management||2||Specialization Optional||VII|
|BBA-4219||Special Topics in Management||2||Specialization Optional||VII|
|BBA-4220||Strategic Finance||2||Specialization Optional||VII|
|BBA-4221||Organizational Change and Development||2||Specialization Optional||VII|
|BBA-4801||Industrial Training||8||Specialization Core||VIII|
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Business Idea Competition (BIC)
Business Idea Competition (BIC) is an annual event organized by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Unit (IEDU) of the Department. It was initiated in 2016 for the generation and commercialization of business ideas of the first and second year undergraduates of the Faculty. The participants are supposed to apply and present their creative and innovative business idea proposals individually and as teams in terms of new products, new services, new technologies and new solutions applicable to any area of business. The business idea proposals submitted by them individually and in teams are evaluated by panels consisting academics and industry experts and finalists have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a larger audience, which is the final round of evaluating such proposals. Next event of BIC has been opened up for all undergraduates in the Faculty as expanding the scope of the event.
Objectives of BIC
The main objectives of the competition are to foster idea generation and to facilitate the commercialization of business ideas of students in the faculty. In addition, it is expected to enhance the linkage between the industry and the structure.
Throughout the competition, the business ideas received by the students will be judged on the following aspects,
- The commercial viability of the business
- The entrant’s potential to turn the idea into a sustainable business or social enterprise
- the potential of the business to raise finance
- The level of expected social, environment, cultural, or economic impact
- The ability to reach the target market
- The degree of creativity and innovation
- A cash price of LKR 75000/= and a certificate for the first place
- A cash price of LKR 50000/= and a certificate for the second place
- A cash price of LKR 25000/= and a certificate for the third place
- A certificate for the fourth to tenth place
Research Development Forum (RDF)
Research Development Forum (RDF) was initiated by the Department in 2008 to inculcate a research culture among academic staff members of the Faculty. In particular, it has been providing opportunities and a forum for young academics to present their initial research ideas and to develop such ideas through the comments of other academics. Presently, the research seminars and workshops of the Forum are organized through a Coordinator appointed from the academic staff members of the Department periodically. Today the RDF of the Department is such popular among the academia of the country because it has turned to arrange research workshops and invite external university academics (both local and international) for the knowledge sharing sessions.
Departmental Day Out
A Day Outs organized for the third year and fourth year students of the Department with its academic and non-academic staff members as a usual event, which includes fun filled activities and out-bound training sessions focused to develop leadership and networking skills of the students.
A Motivational Speech Organized by the Department for the First Year Students of the Faculty
A guest lecture session on Motivation was organized by our department for the first year Students inviting the resource person. Lahiru Ratnayake, a motivational speaker (also a BBA degree holder from our faculty) in order to enhance the motivational level of the students and to successfully continue their studies in the university. This session also helped improving the awareness of the students on how to manage their stress level being doing studies at the university by sharing such real life and practical experience by the speaker.
|First place||Ms.Shaleena Haroon
|Cash price of LKR 50000/= and a certificate|
|Second place||Mr.Niresh Fernando
|Cash price of LKR 30000/= and a certificate|
|Third Place||Ms.Sanduni Jayathilaka
|Cash price of LKR 20000/= and a certificate|
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