UCD Management Degree Programme at NIBM

Choosing the institute where you wish to study for your business degree is a big decision. You may want to study at the best -a leading, internationally recognized business school that provides all the opportunities and skills you need to develop your future career, but would also be concerned on its affordability. The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) is the answer to your question.

Dr. Weerasinghe (Director General-NIBM)

The NIBM offers a business degree programme in collaboration with the University College Dublin (UCD) Quinn School of Business. The UCD Quinn School of Business, which is the degree awarding body for this programme, is the leading business school in Ireland, offering a wide choice of internationally recognized business degrees. UCD is the major component of the National University of Ireland (NUI), which is a federation of four Irish Universities. UCD has approximately 22,000 students and 2000 staff, making it one of the largest in Britain and Ireland. It is a fully accredited University with some of the largest schools in Engineering, Law, Medicine and Business.

UCD is the only business school in Ireland to hold accreditation from the American College of Business Accreditation, AACSB (International), the top European accreditation, EQUIS and AMBA. Less than 1% of business schools in the world hold this "triple crown of accreditation". Not only will you graduate with an internationally recognized degree, but you will also have a choice to select between Management and Human Resource Management for your specialization. The programme assures to challenge, motivate and inspire you, in an environment that promises fun, excitement and the opportunity to explore your true potential. UCD currently ranks among the first 100 business schools in the world and among the first 25 business schools in Europe.

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a prestigious undergraduate award and has been designed for those seeking to advance their education and careers in different business and management areas. By the end of the Degree programme students will have: acquired a solid conceptual and practical understanding of business, organizational management and management information systems; eveloped the skills to apply the relevant business concepts and techniques to resolve multi-faceted business problems; developed analytical, critical thinking and research skills to help facilitate life-long learning and demands for personal development and confidence building; acquired the necessary technical, knowledge-application, communication, team building and leadership skills consistent with the changing needs of modern business and organizational management and shared a learning experience in which interactive class debate are major components.

This programme is aimed at meeting the growing demand across the region in the fields of two major areas of the business: Business Management and Human Resources Management, and at developing the skills necessary for the participants' chosen area of business. The duration of the programme is four years, consisting of two years of full time, and two years of part time study. During the last two years of the degree, students are also free to gain work experience to add to their expertise.

  • In comparison to many other degree programmes offered in Sri Lanka, NIBM's UCD degree programme stands ahead with the following reasons;
  • Recognition of the degree qualification offered locally and internationally for the purposes of employment and further education.
  • Comparatively the most competitive price to earn a world renowned degree in Sri Lanka, supported by facilities to pay in instalments.
  • Students receiving the benefit of a high calibre teaching faculty from University College Dublin, Ireland and Sri Lanka.
  • No lagging on time schedule which allows the students to complete the degree exactly within the given time frame.
  • World class delivery and laboratory facilities and other teaching infrastructure.
  • Friendly atmosphere with faculty and staff providing high-quality customer service.

NIBM has been conducting degree programmes in collaboration with UCD for the last 14 years. NIBM provides management training, education and consultancy services for the public and private sector Institutions and for school leavers. It was first established in 1968 under the purview of the Ministry of Industries and Scientific Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, and with International Labour Organisation (ILO) functioning as the Executing Agency. It was subsequently incorporated as the National Institute of Business Management on June 1 1976 by an Act of Parliament namely the National Institute of Business Management Law No. 23 of 1976.

This has been subsequently amended by Act No. 29 of 1991. You may contact the Programme Office of NIBM via 011 5321000 for further details. - Kolitha Ranawaka

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