Faculty of Management

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Management

University of Peradeniya

General Information


University of Peradeniya has a long history of Management education. The Department of Economics, Commerce & Statistics in the Faculty of Arts commenced teaching management as early as 1962. Since then until 2002 Management education at Peradeniya remained under the purview of that Department. As there was no mandate to accept students from the GCE Advanced Level Commerce Stream, the normal practice was to convert students from Arts to Commerce, based on their aptitudes shown in the first year Commerce Examination. The “Commerce Section” of the Department of Economics continued to teach the B.Com degree program whereas other universities established Faculties of Management. The revolution began as a committee was appointed to look into possibilities to separate the ‘Commerce Section’ into a Department in 1999. In consequence, in the year 2002 the University of Peradeniya established a separate department – The Department of Management Studies. The objectives of establishment of the Department of Management Studies were to improve standards of the existing B.Com degree program and the Management Component of the BA (General) degree program, to develop new Management degree programs for undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to contribute significantly to inter-faculty teaching programs. During the past 13 year period since its establishment, the Department of Management Studies through achievement of those objectives gained much importance and fame within the University. The ultimate objective was reached in March 2015 through establishment of the Faculty of Management. At the initial stage the Faculty operates with five Departments and at the second stage three more Departments will be added and be teaching 12 degree programs. The Faculty was given crimson red, as its colour, chosen aesthetically from the flower of Amherstia Nobilis, the tree Sir Ivor Jennings planted in the backyard of the University Lodge to commemorate the initial opening of the University on 6th October 1952 and which he wanted the students after fifty years to talk about.

University of Peradeniya established the Faculty of Management in 2015. The Faculty of Management has set the following strategic goals in order to reach the vision and mission of the University.
  • To produce graduates in demand locally and internationally
  • To link with industry and global partners
  • To develop competitive academic and research environment
  • To continuous staff development
The Faculty of Management consists of eight Departments, five Units and a Library. The Departments are organized under the rules and regulations stipulated by the University of Peradeniya and they are designed to operate as Service Departments. Thus, the Departments collectively conduct courses that lead to academic program of the Faculty. The administration procedure of the Faculty is guided by the Universities Act and the relevant By-laws of the University of Peradeniya. The Faculty of Management has Departments and Units as listed below.