Higher National Diploma in Management

  • Course Duration 3 Years


At the completion of the program the student will be expected to have,

  •  Gained knowledge of a broad range of relevant business-related academic disciplines
  • Acquired skills related to the following core competencies on:

Collecting, analysing and organising information The capacity to locate, sift and sort information in order to select what is required and to present it in a useful way, and evaluate both the information itself and the sources and methods used to collect it. Communicating ideas and information The capacity to communicate effectively with others using the range of spoken, written, graphic and other non-verbal means of expression. Planning and organising activities The capacity to plan and organise one’s own work activities, including making good use of time and resources, sorting out priorities and monitoring one’s performance. Working with others in teams The capacity to interact effectively with other people both on a one-to-one basis and in groups, including understanding and responding to the needs of a client and working effectively as a member of a team to achieve a shared goal. Solving problems The capacity to apply problem-solving strategies in purposeful ways, both in situations where the problem and the solution are clearly evident and in situations requiring creative thinking and a creative approach to achieve a desired outcome. Using mathematical ideas and techniques The capacity to use mathematical ideas, such as number and space, and techniques such as estimation and approximation, for practical purposes. Using technology The capacity to apply technology, combining the physical and sensory skills needed to operate equipment with the understanding of scientific and technological principles needed to explore and adapt systems.

  •  Acquired specialized knowledge of a key management-related discipline such as human resource management or marketing management
  •  Completed practical experience in the workplace through an in-plant training


Semester 1
Subject Year Semester
Writing Business Documents 1 1
Introduction to Computing 1 1
Management 1 1
Maintaining Financial Records 1 1
Applying Statistical Techniques For Business Decision Making 1 1
Fundamentals of Marketing Management 1 1
Semester 2
Subject Year Semester
Business Communication 1 2
Introduction to Information Technology 1 2
Cost and Management Accounting 1 2
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 1 2
Business Economics 1 2
Business Law 1 2
Semester 1
Subject Year Semester
Writing Specialized Business Documents 2 1
Understanding Individual Behavior at Work 2 1
Information Technology Application 2 1
Employee Resourcing 2 1
Promotional Marketing 2 1
Managing Human Resources Training and Development 2 1
Marketing Research 2 1
Labor Law 2 1
Planning and Conducting Electronic Marketing Communications 2 1
Semester 2
Subject Year Semester
Managing Organizational Change 2 2
Teamwork and Diversity Management 2 2
Ensuring a Safe Workplace 2 2
Merchandising and Logistics Management 2 2
Managing Industrial Relations 2 2
Implementing and Monitoring Marketing Activities 2 2
Reward Management 2 2
Analyzing Consumer Behavior for Specific Markets 2 2
Semester 1
Subject Year Semester
Research Methodology 3 1
Managerial Economics 3 1
Strategic Management 3 1
Contemporary HRM Issuest 3 1
Small Business Marketing 3 1
Semester 2
Subject Year Semester
Research Project 3 2
Total Quality Management 3 2
Managing International HRM Policy and Processes 3 2
Evaluating and Managing International Marketing Programs 3 2
Semester 1
Subject Year Semester
Managing Workplace Information and Knowledge Management Systems 4 1
Researching International Business Opportunities 4 1
Managing Risk 4 1
Leadership 4 1
Managing a Small Business 4 1
Managing a Small Business 4 1
Semester 2
Subject Year Semester

Academic Staff

Head of Department

Mr.M.I.F. Ismail


Mrs.P.A. Warusavitharana

Senior Lecturer

Mrs. M.A.C.H. Piyathilake

Senior Lecturer

Mrs.R.D. De Silva

Asst. Lecturer