More than 25 years of Excellence in Commerce and Management Education

The fashion of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies of University of Kelaniya, is to show the correct path for the young energetic blood in the country to achieve the success together. More than sixteen years of its journey, the faculty is serving to the country by providing a proper space for the undergraduates and for the professionals to develop their talents individually and as a team.“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.” - John F. Kennedy.

In line with the rapid changes in the Sri Lankan economy the relevance of commerce and management education has become more imperative in the country. Identifying the real need locally and internationally the faculty is currently moving towards an e-learning environment and to a research culture. In order to produce smart, innovative and creative professionals to the community the faculty has realized the importance of providing more opportunities, introducing new master degree programs & extending; undergraduate programs; of Commerce, Accountancy, Human Resource Management and Marketing Management to Finance, Entrepreneurship and Business Technology.

Hence, the products of the Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies of University of Kelaniya are always fashionable, innovative and creative with smart thinking.

The FCMS today consists of five departments, namely,
  • Department of Commerce and Financial Management
  • Department of Human Resource Management
  • Department of Accountancy
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Finance.
These five departments are offering a total of ten (10) degree programmes in various disciplines. There are 130 academic staff members, 28 non-academic staff members and one administrative officer to cater about 2,200 undergraduates in this faculty. The FCMS has so far produced more than 10,000 graduates and most of them are in the forefront of managerial ranks in public and private sector organizations both locally and internationally. Further, some of our graduates are prominent entrepreneurs in the country.

Moreover, the FCMS has become a destination for young researchers, business leaders, entrepreneurs etc. with several postgraduate degree programmes introduced by the FCMS in 2006 (The FCMS introduced its first Masters Degree programme in 1986). Currently, the FCMS is offering (both by the Faculty and Individual Departments) a total of

  • one (01) Doctor of Business Administration programme
  • five (05) Masters Degree programmes
  • five (05) Diploma programmes
  • five (05) Higher Diploma programmes
  • two (02) Postgraduate Diploma programmes
for more than 1,000 postgraduate students, who have become an indispensable part of the FCMS. These internationally recognised postgraduate qualifications help them to broaden their intellectual horizons and business career prospectus in numerous ways. Notably, the fee levying postgraduate courses in this nature help shape the future sustainability of the FCMS.
"Foster a culture of excellence in teaching, learning and research to
nurture tomorrow's leaders"

1976

Established Department of Commerce under the Faculty of Social Sciences

Initiated in 1976 with the establishment of Department of Commerce under the Faculty of Social Sciences

1976

1986

Master of Commerce

introduced its first Masters Degree programme in 1986

1995

Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies

With the commitment and efforts of academic staff, students and other stakeholders, it enabled to achieve the Faculty status in 1995

1995

1995

Department of Accountancy and Human Resource Management

2005

Department of Marketing

initially formed as a unit under the Department of Commerce & Financial Management in 1998 and was given the full departmental status in 2005

2005

2005

Master of Business Administration (MBA Kelaniya)

began in 2005 with the academic support from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

2008

Finance Studies Unit

established in 2008 to further strengthen the Bachelor of Business Management (Special) Degree in Finance which was offered by Department of Accountancy.

2008

2010

International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI)

ICBI is the annual research conference of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies to encourage academics and practitioners with their authentic research work in applied Business Management and Information Technology

2011

Department of Finance

The Finance Studies Unit received full departmental status in 2011

2011

2012

Kelaniya Journal of Management

2013

Center for Management Research (CMR)

CMR is the research arm of the Faculty of Commerce and Management. Research base teaching enhances the knowledge dissemination effort of the university academics as well as develop research culture within the faculty

2013

2014

Staff Development Unit (SDU)

2015

Reference Library

having the intention of establishing a robust research culture within the faculty the Reference Library was established on 11th June 2015

2015

2016

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

is a ‘professional doctorate’ with a focus on business practice with the deep understanding of related theoretical underpinnings

2019

AHEAD

2019

2019

AACSB Membership

recieved Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Membership in July 2019

2019

Diploma/Higher Diploma in Financial Service Management

An MoU was signed between the University of Kelaniya and Softlogic Life Insurance PLC in relation to the newly commenced Higher Diploma in Financial Service Management specifically crafted for professional insurance advisors, on the 01st of August 2019

2019