The Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT - Sri Lanka) has announced the commencement of its Masters in Technology Management Degree Programme for the next intake of students on 17th March 2009. The programme has been especially designed to suit the working professionals and busy executives and fresh graduates looking for employment. The registration of new students is now in progress.
Gone are the days when a first degree alone was more than sufficient to launch oneself on a rewarding career. In today's highly volatile business environment, career progression depends on equipping oneself with current management knowledge and a diversity of IT skills. Thus, education has inevitably become life-long for those who yearn for professional success.
Opportunities for postgraduate education are limited in Sri Lanka. Understandably, there is a dearth of high quality, internationally recognized Masters Programmes. Nonetheless, in venturing into postgraduate education, choosing the right programme that can support one's career on one hand and selecting the right higher educational institution that can support student learning on the other are of the essence.
The APIIT - Sri Lanka Graduate School offers a distinctive Master of Science programme in Technology Management. This is an internal British Degree awarded by Staffordshire University in the UK. The programme is delivered through a modular framework and comprises three levels of award, namely, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters Degree.
Today, business takes place in an IT environment and managers need to be competent in using IT and aligning IT infrastructure with overall organizational goals. The MSc in Technology Management programme is designed for graduates already employed or those looking for employment in the industry and commerce. The programme addresses the need for integration of IT with Management with a view to improving management decision making, enhancing operational efficiency and effectiveness, and ensuring superior customer satisfaction through innovative products and services.
APIIT - Sri Lanka is the undisputed market leader in the private higher education sector in Sri Lanka in providing high quality education opportunities. APIIT educational infrastructure and technological support are unmatched in the country and are comparable to those in leading international universities. The nature of support services provided by APIIT, apart from the inherent quality of the British degree programme, adds to the unique learning experience. The teaching faculty consists of both foreign and local lecturers as well as industry professionals. All are highly qualified and have achieved distinction in their fields. Student and staff interaction in teaching/ learning is collegial rather than hierarchical creating a unique learning atmosphere.
The delivery of the programme and student support has taken into account the needs of the working professionals/ executives: the lectures are scheduled in the evenings and weekends; the programme is delivered on a modular basis allowing the busy students to concentrate on and complete one module at a time; further, the recommended textbooks and learning materials are provided to all students free of charge to facilitate self study at students' convenience.
APIIT - Sri Lanka is pleased invite prospective students to visit the APIIT City Campus at 388, Union Place Colombo 02. APIIT Graduate School staff will be available to provide details of the programme and its conduct on both weekdays from 8.30am to 5.00 pm and on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm. Information may also be obtained over the phone from Erandi, Kanchana, Upeka or Sama on (011) 2675060 or from the APIIT web site: www.apiit.edu.lk.