Undergraduate Programmes (BBA)

1st Year- Common Program:

All the students enrolled to the Faculty of Management are required to follow a common curriculum in the First and Second years, before they select their specialization area in their third year of study. The students are expected to earn 29 credits in their first year.

Structure of 100 Level Common Program

Year 1- Semester I

 

 

Year 1- Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

Department Responsible

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

Department Responsible

BSM 101

Management Theory & Practice

3

Management Studies

 

 

BSM 105

Macroeconomics

3

Management Studies

BSM 102

Microeconomics

3

Management Studies

 

 

BSM 106

Business Statistics

3

Operations Management

BSM 103

Business Mathematics

3

Operations Management

 

 

BSM 107

Business Communication

2

Operations Management

BSM 104

Information Communication Technology

3

Operations Management

 

 

BSM 108

Business Law

3

Management Studies

ACF 101

Financial Accounting I

3

Business Finance

 

 

ACF 102

Financial Accounting II

3

Business Finance

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Year 1- Semester I
BSM 101: Management Theory & Practice
The aim of this course is to provide basic knowledge on the scope and functions of modern management. This course serves as a foundation for advanced topics in management in later stages.
BSM 102: Microeconomics
This course focuses on providing an understanding about how basic problem faced by nations to be rationally approached. The relevance of Microeconomics to management will be emphasized.
BSM 103: Business Mathematics
The aim of this course is to provide the students with adequate knowledge in basic mathematical concepts and techniques assisting them to follow courses which require mathematical applications.
BSM 104: Information Communication Technology
This course aims to provide basic knowledge in Information Communication Technology (ICT) to enable students to gain an understanding on the application of ICT tools in a working environment. The knowledge generated through this course also enables them to follow advanced courses related to ICT such as Operations Research and Management Information Systems.

 

ACF 101: Financial Accounting – I
The aim of this course is to provide adequate knowledge on the accounting treatments of Partnership and the related topics in accounting to follow further courses offered during the period of study. The following major areas covered in the course: Introduction to accounting environment; Conceptual and Regulatory Framework; Partnership Accounts; Leases; Contract Accounts; Royalties; Accounting for Branches.           
Year 1- Semester II
BSM 105: Macroeconomics
The course focuses on Macro Economic theories and concepts. Throughout the course a focus will be on ‘critical thinking’ to analyze macroeconomic problems.
BSM 106: Business Statistics
This course aims at providing students with introductory knowledge of applying statistics in management problems analysis and decision making.
BSM 107: Business Communication
The course aims to provide students with competencies in business communication so that they will be able to communicate effectively at both individual and professional levels.
BSM 108: Business Law
The course provides the basic knowledge of Law prevalent in Sri Lanka and to make the students aware of effects of Law in business activities.
ACF 102: Financial Accounting - II
This course focuses on the preparation and presentation of financial statements of companies with adequate coverage of relevant Sri Lanka Accounting Standards. Shares Issues; Debentures Issue; Accounting Standards on Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statement: Inventories, Property Plant & Equipment, Cash Flow Statements, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors, Events after the reporting period, Income Taxes are covered in this course.

 

 

2nd Year- Common Program:
All the students enrolled to the Faculty of Management are required to follow a common curriculum in the First and Second years, before they select their specialization area in their third year of study. The students are expected to earn 31 credits in their second year.

Structure of 200 Level Common Program

Year 2- Semester I

 

 

Year 2- Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

Department Responsible

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

Department Responsible

HRM 201

Human Resource Management

3

Human Resource Management

 

 

OPM 202

Project Management

3

Operations Management

OPM 201

Operations Management

3

Operations Management

 

 

BSM 201

Entrepreneurship

3

Operations Management

ACF 201

Auditing & Taxation

4

Business Finance

 

 

OPM 203

Operations Research

3

Operations Management

ACF 202

Management Accounting

3

Business Finance

 

 

ACF 203

Corporate Finance

3

Business Finance

MKT 201

Marketing Management

3

Marketing Management

 

 

HRM 202

Organizational Behaviour

3

Human Resource Management

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Year 2- Semester I
HRM 201: Human Resource Management
After completing this course, the students will gain a comprehensive knowledge on theoretical and practical understanding about the functions of HRM. This course will provide thorough understanding on key concepts, functions of HRM and the role of HR practitioners at workplace. This course covers the key themes including employee resourcing, development, and retention with the focus on the achievement of organizational goals.
OPM 201: Operations Management
This course aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of manufacturing and service sector operations in business organizations.
ACF 201: Auditing & Taxation
The students are provided a basic knowledge on auditing as well as basic taxation through this course. In this course, theoretical knowledge on Auditing and practical application of tax system are covered. The major areas covered: Evolution of Auditing; Concepts of Auditing; Audit Process; Introduction to Taxation; Individual and Partnership Tax Calculation; Tax Recession and Tax Shelters; Tax Administration.
ACF 202: Management Accounting
This course aims to develop students’ understanding on the concepts used in Management Accounting. The major components of this course includes: Role and Scope of Management and Cost Accounting; Classification of Costs and Revenues; Accounting for Material, Labour and Overhead Costs; Costing Methods; Costing Techniques; Standard Costing; Budgetary Control.

MKT 201: Marketing Management
The objective of this course is to give a broad understanding of marketing management theory and practices. Major areas covered are: Defining Marketing and Marketing Management, Business orientations towards market place, Marketing Management Process, Target Marketing strategies, Marketing Mix.

Year 2- Semester II
OPM 202: Project Management
This course aims to provide basic knowledge on project management concepts and their applications that are required to undertake a project in a practical setup. This course uses the project life cycle as the organizational guideline and the whole process of project management, including project initiation, project planning, project implementation and project termination will be discussed.
BSM 201: Entrepreneurship
This course aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge and academic training in entrepreneurship and new venture development.  
OPM 203: Operations Research
This course is designed to provide the students with a basic knowledge on operations research and its applications to understand them the characteristics of different types of decision making environments and the appropriate decision making approaches and tools.
ACF 203: Corporate Finance
The aim of this course is to provide students a comprehensive knowledge on the basic concepts in Corporate Finance. The main areas covered in the course: An Overview of Finance; Risk and Return: Cost of Capital; Time Value of Money; Securities Valuation; Financial Environment; Capital Structure Decisions.
HRM 202: Organizational Behavior (OB)
This course intends to enhance student’s knowledge and understanding on functional and dysfunctional aspects of Organizational Behavior through understanding human behaviour at workplace and develop ways and means to cope up the challenges arising out of those behaviours. This course focuses on the analysis at three levels: individual variables, group variables, organization system level variables.

3rd Year- Specialization Program in Human Resource Management
The students who select Human Resource Management as their area of specialization in their third and fourth years are required to follow specific courses in the field of Human Resource Management. The courses pertaining to the specialization area of Human Resource Management are compulsory once the field of HRM is chosen by students.

Structure of 300 Level Program


Year 3- Semester I

 

 

Year 3- Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

Department Offered

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

Department Offered

HRM 302

Industrial Law & Employment Relations

3

Human Resource Management

 

 

HRM 301*

Organizational Leadership

3

Human Resource Management

HRM 303

Employee Performance Evaluation

3

Human Resource Management

 

 

HRM 306

Human Resource Planning

3

Human Resource Management

HRM 304

Negotiation & Conflict Management

3

Human Resource Management

 

 

HRM 307

Organizational Development & change

3

Human Resource Management

HRM 305

Human Resource Development

3

Human Resource Management

 

 

HRM 308

Compensation Management

3

Human Resource Management

BSM 301*

Management Information Systems

3

Operations Management

 

 

HRM 309

International HRM

3

Human Resource Management

BSM 302*

International Business

3

Operations Management

 

 

BSM 303*

Research Methods in Business

3

Management Studies

*common subjects for all specialization areas
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Year 3- Semester I
HRM 302: Industrial Law & Employment Relations
The aim of this course is to offer the conceptual and practical aspects of employee relations at workplace and understanding of legal obligations with respect to human resource practices in Sri Lanka The course covers Fundamentals of labor laws, Contact of employments, Provisions related to Shop and Office, Superannuation, Provisions related to Industrial Dispute and general Labor problems facing Human Resource Managers in SL.
HRM 303: Employee performance evaluation
At the completion of this course the student’s will grab both conceptual and work-oriented practical understanding to evaluate the job performance of human resource in an effective manner to reach organizational aims. The course covers the areas of performance management context, Objective setting, performance monitoring & feedback, Performance appraisal, Performance development, the role of line managers & Human Resource professionals in performance appraisal, and managing poor performance.
HRM 304: Negotiation & Conflict Management
The aim of this course is to develop and enhance students’ capacity in negotiation and managing conflicts at interpersonal and group level. It provides a comprehensive knowledge on how to evaluate, synthesize and apply negotiation and conflict strategies at various contexts. Topics covered are Negotiation process, negotiation strategies, improving negotiation skills, Negotiation agreement, Conflicts in negotiation and Conflict management strategies.
HRM 305: Human Resource Development
The aim of this course is to explore the theory and practice of human resource development as a function of HRM in organizations. The course intends to provide a rational understanding of the strategic importance of developing human resources at work place. Topics covered are Purposes of training and development, Learning theories and principles, Training process, Training Methods, Responsibilities of trainers and Training styles.

BSM 301*: Management Information System
This course is designed to provide the students with knowledge on management information systems and its importance to current day management practices. Following this course the students will also be learnt to devise a simple information system to use in their own small businesses or to work in a computer system of a large firm after their studies.
BSM 302*: International Business
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge on international operations of businesses and also introduce them with new emerging themes in international business.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Year 3- Semester II
HRM 301*: Organizational Leadership
This course has been designed to provide an ample understanding on leadership theories, models and styles through the examination of literature and scrutinize the role of effective leadership in achieving organizational goals and objectives. This course includes Introduction to leadership, Leadership theories, Types of Leadership, Leader’s role in shaping organization values, Gender and leadership and Leadership and emotional intelligence.
HRM 306: Human Resource Planning
This course provides an advanced theoretical and practical knowledge on Human Resource Planning. The main areas covered in this course are HR planning process, Forecasting and forecasting techniques, Nature of the labor market & Strategic HRP. The topics covered are importance of HRP, HR planning process, Forecasting and forecasting techniques, Analyzing labor demand and supply, Strategic HRP and Future directions of HRP

 

HRM 307: Organizational Development & Change
The aim of this course is to provide knowledge on the organizational development and change in the work place, understand the potential challenges arising out of change at workplace and the application of change management strategies. This course includes Organizational development process, Competencies need for OD professionals, Impact of change, Role of change agent, Strategies to minimize resistance and Change model.
HRM 308: Compensation Management
This course aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding on compensation functional organizational context. It explains how compensation management decisions help to achieve organizational goals and how it links with competitive advantage. This includes Remunerations strategies, Designing payment system, Policies for pay management, Components of pay management system and International remuneration police.
HRM 309: International HRM
The aim of this course is to provide the knowledge on theory and practice of international aspects of HRM. Topics covered are international practices of basic HR functions, Recruitment philosophy, Training and development, Domestic verses International HRM, Cross cultural training, , Strategic IHRM, Diversity of work force, Cultural sensitivity, Overseas assignment, Technology transfer and HRM, HRM models and their application in different countries, IHRM Approach to the study of Comparative HRM, and Analysis of IHRM practices of others countries.
BSM 303*: Research Methods in Business
The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive knowledge on preparing and presenting a research proposal. The course also covers the required in an academic research.

4th Year- Specialization Program in Human Resource Management

The students who have chosen Human Resource Management as their area of specialization in their third year are required to follow the compulsory courses offered by the Department in their fourth year – first semester. In the second semester, management internship and independent research project in the field of Human Resource Management are offered and students have the discretion to choose either Management Internship or Independent Research Project.

Structure of 400 Level Program

Year 4- Semester I

 

 

Year 4- Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

Department Offered

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

Department Offered

HRM 401*

Personality & Skills Development

3

Human Resource Management

 

 

BSM 498

Management Internship

6

Human Resource Management

HRM 402

Strategic HRM

3

Human Resource Management

 

 

BSM 499

Independent Research Project

6

Human Resource Management

HRM 403

Industrial Psychology

3

Human Resource Management

 

HRM 404

Contemporary HRM

3

Human Resource Management

 

 

 

ACF 401*

Corporate Governance

3

Business Finance

 

 

 

BSM 401*

Strategic Management

3

Management Studies

 

 

 

*Common subjects for all specialization areas

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Year 4- Semester I
HRM 401*: Personality and Skills Development
This aim of this course is to develop critical thinking, analytical skills of students by undertaking portfolio of activities, personality and soft skills of the final year students due to the increasing emphasis on transferrable skills as demanded in the industry. The course content includes Personality theories, Business etiquettes, Personal development, Leadership qualities, Annual events organized by the department and Team working.
HRM 402: Strategic Human Resource Management
This course is designed to enhance the understanding, thinking ability and knowledge of students on principles and strategic area of HRM. The course covers the entire spectrum of Strategic HRM concepts and applications including Human Resource Management and HR strategies, Strategic areas of HRM, Strategic Management vs. Strategic HRM, Organizational culture and strategies.
HRM 403: Industrial Psychology
This course focuses on the integration of industrial relations and psychology of human behavior at the level of the enterprise. Topics covered in this course are Introduction to Industrial Psychology, Psychological aspects of work, social Psychology and Industrial Psychology, Socialization, Attitudes construction and formation, Interpersonal Relations, Management of stress, Managing conflicts, Worker participation, Psychological fatigue and job satisfaction and Nature of Psychological tests and the design of jobs and man-machine system. 
HRM 404: Contemporary HRM
The aim of this course is to provide with a thorough and critical exploration of all the key functions and emerging issues relating to the Human Resource management at workplace. The course includes Talent Management, Organizational commitment and employee engagement, Organizational learning and learning organizations, knowledge Management, Emotional Intelligence, Work life balance and The role of E-learning and Continuous Professional Development. 
ACF 401*: Corporate Governance
The aim of this course is to provide adequate knowledge on the principles of Corporate Governance and corporate governance practices followed in Sri Lanka. The course contents includes: Introduction and Different theories of Corporate Governance; Corporate Governance Mechanisms; Business Ethics; The Regulatory and Institutional Framework in Sri Lanka; Corporate Governance Practices and Issues; Latest Development of Corporate Governance.
BSM 401*: Strategic Management
This Course aims to provide the students with knowledge on development of strategies for an organization and align organizational activities as per the developed strategies.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Year 4- Semester II
BSM 498: Management Internship
This course aims at providing students with an opportunity to expose themselves in to the practical management and business environment situations through a semester-long training arranged with consultation of industries. Students are required to train in an organization assigned to them and maintain a diary relating to the experience that they gained. In addition to that, students will have to make formal presentation of their findings to the Department.
BSM 499: Independent Research Project
This component is designed to provide students an opportunity to undertake an empirical research study in a chosen field related to Operations Management.  The dissertation enables them to apply their theoretical knowledge and gain an in-depth understanding of the field of study chosen. This is an optional course for Management Internship (BSM 498) course.
* Students will undergo either BSM 498 or BSM 499 for 6 credits