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DCFM, as the pioneering department of the Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies of the University of Kelaniya, has performed yeomen service to the business fraternity of Sri Lanka for more than a period of three decades.

The DCFM currently offers the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Special degree and three other specializations in Financial Management, Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Master in Commerce (M. Com) Degree, and a Diploma in Business for career beginners.

The current Diploma in Business programme which was introduced by the DCFM with the intention of catering to students who were deprived of university education thus it has been designed as a career starting program. However, in order to go further in their career prospects, they will need extended qualifications, which can be fulfilled through this Higher Diploma in Business (HDIB). Further, the DCFM expects to bridge the gap between the current Diploma in Business and the Master’s in Commerce (MCom), allowing the Diploma in Business holders to eventually use the HDIB route in acquiring their Master’s.

This programme is designed in accordance with the requirements under the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework Level (SLQL) 3 and 4 in the Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework introduced by the Ministry of Higher Education.


Entry requirements and prerequisites

Pass G.C.E (Advanced Level) examination in one attempt in any stream


Possess a Diploma related to the Commerce and Management stream from any recognized university.


Possess a Diploma in any other Business Management discipline from a recognized professional or public sector institution.


Any other qualification accepted by the senate of the University of Kelaniya


Programme duration and credits

Duration: 01 year

Number of credits: 30 credits


Medium of Instructions: English medium

Course Fee: Rs.79,000 (Installment basis)


Course Content and Credits


Subject Course Code Credits Status
Semester  I
Financial Accounting HDIB11083 3 Compulsory
Business Mathematics HDIB11093 3 Compulsory
Management Information Systems HDIB11103 3 Compulsory
Macroeconomics HDIB11113 3 Compulsory
Semester II
Cost & Management Accounting HDIB12124 4 Compulsory
Business Statistics HDIB12133 3 Compulsory
Business Law HDIB12142 2 Compulsory
Semester III
Operations Management HDIB13153 3 Compulsory
Financial Management HDIB13163 3 Compulsory
Human Resource Management HDIB13173 3 Compulsory
Total Credits of the Course 30


For further information contact:

Course Coordinator

Higher Diploma in Business Programme

Department of Commerce & Financial Management

Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies

University of Kelaniya.


Tel: 0770046435/ 011-2903588

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