Bachelor of Management Studies

@ Open University of Sri Lanka - OUSL

+94 11 2 881023

4 Years

In our rapidly changing socio-economic environment, there is a growing demand for trained personnel in management of business and other managerial fields. Conceptually equipped, trained managers are increasingly in demand. The concerted national and international thrust towards international-demand-driven economic activities generates pressure for developing relevant human resources for the conduct of complex business management in local/foreign trade and commerce.

However, due to a lack of adequate institutional arrangements and economic hardships, a large number of persons, particularly in outlying districts continue to miss the opportunity for gaining an education in management especially at the degree level. There is also the need to cater to those in employment and to those who wish to further their education in management studies. The primary purpose of introducing the DIM/BMS degree programme is to meet these felt needs of the country. Upgrading knowledge and skills in management is likely to improve the efficiency of performance of business and other organizations thus contributing to higher national productivity.


  • Management Theory & Practice
  • Marketing
  • Social Psychology in Organization
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial and Cost Accounting
  • Quantitative Techniques for Management
  • Legal Environment in Business
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Macro Economics
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Computer and Information Systems in Business
  • Project Appraisal
  • Research Methodology
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management & Managerial Accounting
  • Quantitative Techniques for Management II
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations Research
  • New Dimensions in Management
  • Research Project


Be 18 years of age and above on the closing date of applications and possess any of the qualifications mentioned below.

  • Three passes in one sitting at the G.C.E A/L Examination
  • Successful completion of any Foundation Programme conducted by the OUSL
  • Successful completion of the Diploma in Management conducted by the Department of Management Studies
  • Successful completion of the Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (ESBM) conducted by the OUSL
  • Any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the OUSL

P.O. Box 21 , Nawala , Nugegoda

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