IIHE is the ONLY institution in Sri Lanka directly associated with the prestigious University of Wales, UK, offering a BSc (Hons) Degree in Business Management and MBA. This association is one of the longest standing relationships between a private tertiary education institute in Sri Lanka and an University of international repute which goes back to [...]

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IIHE is the ONLY institution in Sri Lanka directly associated with the prestigious University of Wales, UK, offering a BSc (Hons) Degree in Business Management and MBA. This association is one of the longest standing relationships between a private tertiary education institute in Sri Lanka and an University of international repute which goes back to 1996.

These programmes can be completed entirely in Sri Lanka. However, if the students so desire they can proceed to the UK after completing year 1 or even after completing year 2.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1893, the University of Wales is the degree-awarding body for the majority of higher education students in Wales, as well as for many at other higher education institutions in the United Kingdom and overseas. Visit the website http :// www.wales.ac.uk for more details on the global presence of the University of Wales.

IIHE currently offers the following Degrees.

BSc (Hons) Business Management with specializations in HR, marketing and Finance.

Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Message from the CEO

Sunesh Rodrigo

Imperial Institute of Higher Education was established in 1996 and continues to provide quality tertiary education in Association with the University of Wales, UK. Over the years our graduates have been absorbed to blue chip companies in Sri Lanka and overseas .IIHE graduates have now become the preferred choice of respected corporate entitles . The MBA graduates too have established the IIHE brand in the local market with their achievements. In fact the Alumni of IIHE are now in the Board Rooms of many companies with some being either CEO’s or deputy CEO’s. Over the years IIHE has not compromised the quality of the programmes it offers to its valued customers in any way . We have demonstrated a commitment to continuing improvement to the quality of service we offer. Being one of a few institutions with direct association with the parent university ,the quality of the Programmes are subject to the quality assurance systems of the Quality Assurance Agency, QAA of the UK. In 2010 September, IIHE moved to the present premises where students have been provided the luxury of a student friendly and technology enhanced learning environment. IIHE is continuing to improve the learning environment and is hoping to develop virtual academy where students will very soon be provided even more access to E-Learning.

Having a history of over 15 years in providing validated degrees of the University of Wales, IIHE has now decided to widen the portfolio of products to include other disciplines and also to provide a choice of the country of origin of the qualification. Therefore, negotiations have already commended with other UK universities, Australian Universities, and US universities. Recently IIHE launched its collaboration with the Institute of Hospitality ( UK ) to offer professional management programmes in Hospitality and Tourism.

The Private tertiary education providers are increasing by the day and potential students can be confused at price variations, time frames to complete programmes, the work load involved etc. Potential students, however, should not be distracted by price and time frames. Education is for life and the investment in time and money that you make should develop you with the knowledge and skills required to be a preferred professional. IIHE has been and will always be a institution brand that will offer Degrees from internationally reputed universities assuring you to become a preferred professional in the global market. When making a decision with regards to obtaining a foreign tertiary education qualification in Sri Lanka one should ensure that:

Local Institution is directly associated with Parent University
Programme Structure is in keeping with a globally recognized curriculum
Assessment systems and grading are benchmarked according to international standards
Programme Completion Times are in keeping with international standards
Admission criteria are in keeping with international standards

All of the above are criteria, that potential employers will probe at interviews when they evaluate your certification and eligibility for a vacancy. IIHE will strive to provide its structure value for money and education for life which empower them to realize their full potential and make their dreams a reality.

Dr Thilaka S. Weerakoon – CEO
PhD (Cranfield.UK); MSc (Cranfield,UK); C.Eng(UK);F.I.Mech.E.(UK);F.I.E.(UK)
IIHE Student Sunesh Rodrigo selected to follow “ The Road to the Whitehouse”
Sunesh Rodrigo, a student of the MBA programme at the Imperial Institute of Higher Education (IIHE) has been selected to cover the US presidential election which is heading to be a very close call.

Sunesh has been selected to follow ‘The Road to the Whitehouse’ on a fellowship awarded by the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) which is a premier professional exchange programme of the US State department. This Programme seeks to build a mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. Since its inception in 1940, thousands of distinguished individuals have participated at this programme. Sunesh is the only Sri Lankan journalist to be selected for this prestigious award in 2012. He is scheduled to meet several top diplomats, policy makers and politicians both in Washington DC and New York. It is noteworthy that the Department of State will also facilitate a trip to Illinois, President Barack Obama’s home state as well.

At the age of 25, Sunesh Rodrigo became the youngest Head of News of a broadcasting Network in Sri Lanka. Presently Heading the News at TNL Radio Network, Sunesh had his primary and secondary education at St. Benedicts College, Kotahena.

Sunesh who is currently reading for his MBA from the University of Wales at IIHE stated that the confidence that he has gained through integrated holistic learning and exposure to cutting edge knowledge had propelled him to aspire for greater things. Sunesh confirms that the MBA Programme at IIHE has strengthened his self belief while transforming him to a world class professional. This has enabled him to rub shoulders with the best in the world on the global stage. Sunesh has not only done himself to proud with his achievements but has also brought great honour to the country.

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