The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 2021/24 batch of the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo hosted a glamorous get-together at the Verticle by Jetwing in Colombo recently. It was a memorable event with the participation of Professor M.P.P. Dharmadasa, Dean of the Faculty of Management & Finance of the University of Colombo, Professor B. Nishantha, Coordinator of the Postgraduate and Mid-career Development Unit, Professor Tharusha Gooneratne, Coordinator of the DBA Programme, lecturers of Semesters I and II of the DBA programme and the DBA 2021/2024 batch of students. It turned out a fun-filled evening with entertainment.
The University of Colombo has been a pioneer in the higher education sector in Sri Lanka for decades. It is a metropolitan university with nine leading faculties, seven institutes, as well as several centres, units, and schools under its wing. It has received international ratings as the premier university in the country.
Faculty of Management & Finance was established in May 1994 and is committed to pursuing excellence in research, teaching, consultancy, and community service while being a centre of excellence for management and finance education in Sri Lanka. The faculty has a wide array of academic programmes with an emphasis on disciplinary rigor, business practicality, and skill development covering undergraduate, graduate, and executive education. Such programmes range from MPhil/Ph.D., DBA, to Master of Business Administration (MBA) including various specialised MBAs, Executive MBA, postgraduate diplomas, undergraduate degrees, executive diplomas, and diplomas.
The DBA Programme conducted by the Faculty of Management & Finance, of the University of Colombo is specially designed for senior managers and professionals in the private and public sectors possessing master’s level qualifications as well as significant work experience who seek to become practitioner-researchers in their fields. The programme comprises a fine blend of management theory, practice, and research.
This three-year six-semester programme commences with structured coursework covering an array of important management and research methodology courses, as well as a series of workshops and seminars designed to build research competencies. The programme also features a practice-oriented research project completed through the submission of a thesis on an approved topic.
Combining academic rigor and managerial relevance, the courses of the programme are delivered by a panel of well-trained and qualified university academics and industry experts. Students are guided on their thesis by research supervisors with high research repute and exposure from leading institutes across the world. The programme also features periodic reviews by expert panels to track progress and facilitate the ongoing research work of students.
Applications for the new intake for the DBA programme is now open. Further details can be obtained from the webpage of the Faculty of Management & Finance, the University of Colombo (mgmt.cmb.ac.lk/course/dba).