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 Grade II
Dr. J.C. Athapaththu
[PhD (Queensland University of Technology, Australia),MSc. (USJP, Sri Lanka),BSc in Computation & Management (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), PQHRM (CIPM, Sri Lanka), CTHE (Colombo, Sri Lanka), Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA, UK)]
Senior Lecturer (Transitional)
Mr. M.S.J. Fernando (on study leave)
[MBA (Col, Sri Lanka), BBA (Col, Sri Lanka), PQHRM (IPM, Sri Lanka), CTHE (Col, Sri Lanka), Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA, UK)]
Senior Lecturer (Transitional)
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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Winners of Business Idea Competition (BIC) 2022 Met People’s Bank Staff
EMPORIO 2022 ( MOS Day)
EMPORIO 2022 ( MOS Day) Organized by the Department of Management & Organization Studies, Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo Successfully Completed on November 02, 2022 at the Faculty of Management & Finance Premises
Pre-Evaluation Meeting of BIC 2023 by Industry Experts
Conducted a Pre-evaluation Meeting for Undergraduates who Submitted Proposals for the Business Idea Competition (BIC) 2023 on November 9, 2022, by the Director ( Human Resources), Director ( Supply Chain) & Director ( Research & Development) of Trelleborg Lanka (Pvt) Limited
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 of 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.
- Commercial viability
- Potential to raise finance
- Size of the potential market
- Creativity and innovativeness
- Impact on sustainability
- Potential to sustain business
Cash Prices for the First, Second, and Third places and certificates for the best ten business ideas
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 of the Department periodically. Today the RDF of the Department is popular amongst the academia of the country because it has turned to arrange research workshops and invite external university academics from both local and international universities for the knowledge sharing sessions.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Unit (IEDU) is an initiative of the Department of Management and Organization Studies to promote an entrepreneurial and innovative culture among students and stakeholders in Sri Lanka. A series of webinars featuring renowned entrepreneurs was organized by the IEDU twice every month bringing together the students, faculty and local SMEs to build a close knit community of entrepreneurial-minded individuals and help aspiring student entrepreneurs to turn their ideas and passions into businesses.
An alumni association for the passed-out undergraduates of the Department of Management and Organization Studies was formed this year with the intention of setting up a social network among the past students and the academic staff of the department with the hopes of launching discussions among the stakeholders of the department including the academic staff, past students, and the present students about recent trends, improvements, updates of the industry by sharing the views and knowledge with each other. The alumni association plans to develop a job network facilitating the career advancement of both undergraduates and past students of the department while conducting events and programs for the development and improvement of the present students in the department.
MOS Students Launched their Magazine ” MOS Digest 2022″
Fundraising by MOS Students
MOS Students Sell Wristbands as a Fundraising Activity
Interviewed Dr. Kulathuga Rajapakshe for “MOS Digest 2022”
Students of MOS Department Interviewed Dr. Kulathuga Rajapakshe, Emeritus Managing Director, DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Limited on November 15, 2022 for their Forthcoming Magazine “MOS Digest 2022”
Fund raising activity organized by MOS students
MOS Students Organized a Fund-Raising Activity on November 15, 2022 to Earn Money for their Future Activities.
MOS Students attended to organize the Post Budget 2023 Forum Organized by the MBA Alumni Association
MOS Students Attended to Help the Post Budget 2023 Forum Organized by the MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo on November 18, 2022 at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
MOS Students Organized a Beach Cleaning Project
MOS Students Organized a Beach Cleaning Project on November 19, 2022, at Preethipura Beach, Wattala, in Collaboration with 306 B2 Lions Club of Colombo Metropolitan under the Subject BBA 3213 Team Development.
Guest Session on ‘Personal Grooming and Dinning Etiquette’
A guest session was organized by MOS Students’ Circle on 26 October 2022 at Professor Jayarathne Conference Hall, East Wing Building, Faculty of Management and Finance, for the undergraduates on ‘Personal Grooming and Dining Etiquette’. The Air Commodore Manoaj Keppetipola (Deputy Director Administration, Sri Lanka Air Force) was the guest speaker for the session.
Webinar Session on “CV Writing and Facing an Interview”
The MOS Students’ Circle organized a webinar session on “CV Writing and Facing an Interview” for the students in the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo. Ms. Shermila Rajapaksha, the Managing Director of Biz Cliniq (Pvt) Ltd. was the guest speaker for the session.
Webinars organized by MOS students’ Circle
MOS Students’ Circle was formed by the undergraduates of the Department of Management and Organization Studies in 2021. The third and fourth year undergraduates of the department together with the academic staff organize webinars that are beneficial for the students of the faculty in terms of their skill development that would be complementary to their academic education. During the short period of its establishment, the undergraduates conducted a few seminars on telephone etiquette, CV writing and guide to facing interviews.
Department Day Out – 2019
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.
Upcoming event - Business Idea Competition (BIC) 2023
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Guest Speech on ‘Foreign work opportunities available for Sri Lankan graduates’
A guest session on ‘Foreign work opportunities available for Sri Lankan graduates’ by the guest speaker Ms. Sanduni Uduwana [BBA (Australia), MBA (UK), CELTA (Cambridge)] was held on 23 September 2022 for the students of the Department of Management and Organization Studies.
A Guest Lecture was conducted for the Semester VI students of the Department of MOS for the course Cross Cultural Management. Mr. Wang Li, Chief Representative of Sri Lanka for TBEA Company Limited, conducted the lecture on the topic “How I See Sri Lanka as a Chinese”.
Discussion to commercialize the business ideas of the students
A discussion was held with Mr. Upali Jayasekara, Chairman/ Managing Director of Mega Heaters Group of Companies to commercialize the business ideas of the students which won the first three places in the Business Idea Competition (BIC) 2021 organized by the Department Management and Organization Studies, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo
Department of Management and Organization Studies, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo organized an industry visit on 05 October 2022 for its undergraduates to Trelleborg Lanka (Pvt) Ltd in Makola.
Guest Lecture “IT Infrastructure Facilities for E-business”
A guest lecture was conducted by Mr. Prabodh Upasena, Chief Executive Officer, IM Solutions (Pvt) Ltd on the topic “IT infrastructure facilities for E-business” for the Semester VI students of the Department of MOS for the course BBA 3212 E-business.
Department Day Out
Department of Management and Organization Studies, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo organized a Day Out for its Third Year Students on 19 October 2022 to Aqua Peal Lake Report, Moratuwa.
Curriculum Revision Meeting of the Higher Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (HDESBM)
Curriculum Revision Meeting of the Higher Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (HDESBM), Department of Management and Organization Studies, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo held on 19 October 2022 with the participation of all department staff, industry experts and past students.
Students’ Achievements – Business Idea Competition (BIC)
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