Master of Business Studies (MBS)

Master of Business Studies (MBS)
@ University of Colombo

The Master of Business Studies (MBS) is a one-year programme that comprises of nine taught modules and an independent study. The programme is specially designed for those with modest work experience seeking to engage in postgraduate studies with a view of career enhancement in business or management. This course provides a broad introduction to key aspects of business and gives an excellent preparations for a career in management. It combines the theory and practice of management. It involves the participant in a demanding process of personal and managerial development, providing them with opportunities to reflect upon existing behavior and attitudes using business and management concepts.

This creates immense opportunities for the participant for their career enhancement as it fulfils the present expectations of employers in the private sector who demand qualifications and training beyond the basic degree particularly under liberalized economic policies in Sri Lanka. The success of industrial and commercial enterprises under these economic policies is heavily dependent on efficient business management. The MBS is expected to bridge the gap between the academic knowledge gained during a first degree, and the management needs in the currently competitive business arena. Graduates who have performed well in their degree courses will now have the opportunity to improve their practical skills, including their use of English. This course incorporates, management related subjects, language learning and a period of internship in a business firm thereby enabling participants to enhance their competitiveness in the labor market.


1 Year

Course Level

Masters / PhD




Business Management

Contact Details

+94 11 2 581835, +9411 2 584695

94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mw , Colombo 03

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