Master of Business Administration

The MBA is a demanding and broad-based management degree. It enables students to gain core knowledge of subjects fundamental to management, develop analytical skills which are indispensable in problem solving and decision making, understand the process of management and human behavior in organizations, and gain insights into the changing business, economic, social and political environments which affect the commercial world.

The Master of Business Administration degree is designed to those who are interested in management, administration and management consultancy careers in public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations and self-employed owner-managers. The course has a particular emphasis on the development of skills and competencies necessary to manage organizations effectively in both local and global environments. This involves the study of business management related techniques, practices and procedures.

The Master of Business Administration degree program is conducted by the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka and it is a self-financing course. Academic staff and technical support are also provided by the faculty.

The Master degree program aims to provide a comprehensive overview of theories and practices related to management of private and government organizations with specific focus on issues related to Sri Lankan context. The MBA degree holders will be able to work more effectively in various organizations in management capacities. 

The objectives of the program are:

  1. To provide the country a steady stream of competent human resources with necessary knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to occupy positions of management and administration in business, industry, public and private sectors.
  2. To impart the students latest and relevant knowledge from the field of management theory and practices.
  3. To provide opportunities to the students for developing necessary managerial skills.
  4. To impart/ develop the right kind of values and attitude to function effectively in managerial/ administrative positions.

Entry requirements

1 ) A degree from a recognised University / Higher Education Institution

OR

2) A Postgraduate Diploma from a recognised University or Higher Education Institution/ Professional Institution with a minimum of one year post qualifying managerial/ relevant experience.

OR

3) At least any one of the following professional qualifications with three years managerial/ relevant experience:

  • Chartered institute of marketing (CIM) UK
  • Associate member of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) UK
  • Associate member of Chartered Institute of Bankers (AIB) Sri Lanka
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Association of Chartered & Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Accountants (CA) Sri Lanka
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Sri Lanka
  • Institute of Engineers (CIE) UK/Sri Lanka
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  • At least a three year Higher National Diploma in Accountancy/ Management/ Marketing obtained from Ceylon Technical College/ Advanced Technical Institute/ Advanced Technological Institute, Sri Lanka, etc.
  • Attorney – at – Law

4)  Any other academic/professional qualification(s) obtained from a recognised University/ Institute with a minimum of three years of post qualifying experience acceptable to the board of study and the senate of the University of Jaffna.

Program Structure

Terminal award    –    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

SLQF level  –   Level 9/10

Duration  –    Two years (Full time)

Structure  –   Credit Valued Semester based Course, Unit System

Semester Duration    –  Each semester extends for 20 weeks

Medium of Instruction    –  English

Total Credit Points   –     64

 

 

Course structure and modules

Preliminary Courses (optional)
For the benefit of those who are deficient in background knowledge and skills in Business and Management related disciplines, the following preliminary courses will be offered by the faculty before the commencement of the core courses. These courses are non-evaluative, non-credit, and optional and they will be conducted during five (5) weekends

Course code Course Title Lecture Hours
PGDM(P) 101 Computer Skills Literacy 20
PGDM(P) 102 Accounting for Managers 20
PGDM(P) 103 Fundamentals of Economics 20
PGDM(P) 104 Basic Mathematics and Statistics 20

Year I – Semester – I & II

SEMESTER – I   SEMESTER – II

Course

Code

Course Title Credits   Course Code Course Title Credits
PGDM 1131 Contemporary Management 3   PGDM 1231 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
PGDM 1132 Organizational Dynamics 3   PGDM 1232 Financial Management 3
PGDM 1133 Business Statistics  3   PGDM 1233 Marketing Management 3
PGDM 1134 Decision Accounting  3   PGDM 1234 Managing Human Resources 3
PGDM 1135 Economic Analysis for Business 3   PGDM 1235 Information Strategy 3
Total Credits   15   Total Credits   15

Year II – Semester – I

Semester – I 
Course Code Course Title Credits
MBA 2131 Business Research Methodology 3
MBA 2132 Business Legislations 3
MBA 2133 Strategic Management 3
MBA 2134 Entrepreneurial Skills and Development 3
  2 Courses from Electives (2 credits each) 4
Total Credits   16

Year II – Semester – II

 

Year II

Semester – II

Option Course Code Course Title Credits
Core MBA 2221 Computer Applications for Research 2
      Credits Credits for option 16
Option 1 MBA TS

                     Thesis                                             16

 

  16
Option 2

 

MBA RP

 

MBA 2232

MBA 2233

 

 

Project Report

Core courses                                                             

        Customer Relationship Management 

        Environmental Management                        

1 Elective

 

8

 

3

3

2

16
Option 3

 

MBA SW

 

MBA 2232

MBA 2233

MBA 2234

 

 

Scholarly Work

Core courses

       Customer Relationship Management

       Environmental Management                                                                            3

       Disaster Management                   

1 Elective

                                                                                      2

 

5

 

3

3

3

2

16
Option 4

 

MBA CW

 

MBA 2232

MBA 2233

MBA 2234

MBA 2235

 

 

Course Work

Core courses

       Customer Relationship Management

Environmental Management                             Disaster Management                      

       Managerial Skill Development

2 Electives

 

 

 

 

3

3

3

3

4

16
  Total Credits     18

 

Electives Year – II

 

SEMESTER – I   SEMESTER – II

Course

Code

Course Title Credits   Course Code Course Title Credits
MBA (E) 2121 Hospitality Management 2   MBA (E) 2221 Banking and finance 2
MBA (E) 2122 Strategic Marketing 2   MBA (E) 2222 Public Financial Management 2
MBA (E) 2123 Financial  Reporting and Analysis 2   MBA (E) 2223 Consumer Psychology 2
MBA (E) 2124 International Business 2   MBA (E) 2224 Project Management 2
    MBA (E) 2225 Career Management 2
  MBA (E) 2226 Investment Management 2