School of Management & Leisure - Course Details
 
Diplomas    
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
     
Diplomas / Higher Diplomas    
TRAVEL, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
ACCOUNTANCY
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
     
Degrees    
BSc IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
BSc IN TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
BACHELOR OF ARTS(BA) / BACHELOR OF SCIENCE(BSc) IN
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT / ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT
     
Master Degrees    
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
     
Professional Qualifications    
     
CTH    
DIPLOMA IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT
ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT
DIPLOMA IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT
ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT
     
IFA    
DIPLOMA IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT
PROFESSIONAL IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT
     
ABE    
ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVES
     
IAM    
INSTITUTE OF ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT
     
EDEXCEL    
EDEXCEL PROGRAMS
DIPLOMA IN PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
To Whom
This course is targeted for people, who are already working in the above field. It further enhances the theoretical and practical knowledge of Operations Management.
Entry Requirements
G. C. E. (O/L)
 
Course Length
1 Year
Course Content
  • Operations Management 
  • Operations Strategies for competitive advantage
  • Forecasting 
  • Designing   
  • Products, Services and processes 
  • Operations capacity
  • Locating production and service facilities
  • Layout planning
  • Job design production and operations standards, and work measurement
  • Project management
  • Scheduling systems and aggregate planning for production and services
  • Inventory control fundamentals
  • Material requirement planning
  • Japanese contribution to world class manufacturing
  • Managing for quality
  • Quality Analysis and control
  • The conversion process in charge
DIPLOMA/ HIGHER DIPLOMA IN TRAVEL, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
To Whom
This course is specially designed for the people who wish to pursue a career in Tourism & Hospitality industry.This course is specially designed for the people who wish to pursue a career in Tourism & Hospitality industry.
Entry Requirements
G. C. E. (O/L)
 
Course Length
1 Year / 2 Years
 
Course Content
Semester 1(6 Months) Semester 2(6 Months)

Understanding the Business Environment
Business English
Fundamentals of Accounting
Orientation to Quantitative Techniques
Organizational Behaviour
Fundamentals Of Business Economics

Orientation to Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality
Tourism Marketing and  Management
Hospitality Marketing and Management
Human Resource Management
Tourism and Hospitality Operations management  
Customer Relations and Business Environment

   
Semester 3(6 Months) Semester 4(6 Months)

Marketing Communication Strategy for Tourism and Hospitality
International Tourism and Hospitality Business Environment
Strategic Management
Management Information Systems
Advance Human Resource Management
Sustaining Tourism and Eco Management

International Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality
International Marketing Management
Strategic Marketing Management
Financial Management
Consumer Psychology
Tourism for future

DIPLOMA / HIGHER DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
To Whom
This course helps the students to build up a fundamental knowledge related to areas such as Marketing, Human Resources Management, Financial Management and Operations Management. Employment could be found in any of the above field.
Entry Requirements
G. C. E. (O/L)
 
Course Length
1 Year / 2 Years
Course Content
Semester 1 (6 Months)
Semester 2 (6 months)

Understanding the Business Environment
Business English
Fundamentals of Accounting
Orientation to Quantitative Techniques
Organizational Behavior
Fundamentals Of Business Economics

Financial Accounting
Quantitative Techniques for Business Decision Making
Human Resource Management
Principles of Marketing
Management in Movement
Business Law

   
Semester 3 (6 Months)
Semester 4 (6 Months)

System Analysis and Design
Managerial Accounting
Managing in Organizations
International Trade Case Study
Management Information System
Strategic Management

Co - Operate Finance
Strategic HRM for Business Organization
Strategic Marketing
Production & Operations Management
Organizational Psychology
Control Finance

DIPLOMA/HIGHER DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
To Whom
This is for students, who wish to pursue a career in human resources management. Employment opportunities are ample in all sectors, because HRM is a common function.
Entry requirements
G. C. E. (O/L)
 
Course Length
1 Year / 2 Years
Course Content
Semester 1 (6 Months)
Semester 2 (6 months)

Understanding the Business Environment
Business English
Fundamentals of Business Economics
Fundamental of Accounting
Organizational Behavior
Orientation to Quantitative Techniques

Human Resource Management
HRM in Movement
Managing in Organizations
Employment Relations
Man Power Planning & Resourcing
PIS – Personnel Information System

   
Semester 3 (6 Months)
Semester 4 (6 Months)

General Psychology
Principles of Business Law
Business Mathematics for Decision Making
Development & Organizational Change
Human Resource Development
Strategic Management 

Employee Performance and Reward Management
Strategic HRM for Business Organization
Industrial Psychology
Principles of labour law
Ethical issues of Human Resource Management
Occupational health and safety

DIPLOMA/ HIGHER DIPLOMA IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT
To Whom
This is for students, who wish to pursue a career in Marketing. Employment could be found in sales, brand management and marketing management.
Entry requirements
G. C. E. (O/L)
 
Course Length
1 Year / 2 Years
Course Content
Semester 1 (6 Months)
Semester 2 (6 months)

Understanding the Business Environment
Business English
Fundamentals of Accounting
Orientation to Quantitative Techniques
Organizational Behavior
Fundamentals Of Business Economics

Basic Marketing
Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication
Introduction to Production and Operations Management 
Marketing Information Systems
Consumer buying Behavior
Marketing in Movement

   
Semester 3 (6 Months)
Semester 4 (6 Months)

System Analysis and Design
Business Law
Marketing Research
Product Marketing Management
Service Marketing Management
Strategic Management

International Trade Case Study
International Marketing Management
Strategic Marketing Management
Human Resource Management
Consumer Psychology
International Marketing Case Study

DIPLOMA / HIGHER DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY
To Whom
This course helps the students, who wish to learn fundamental aspects of financial management in a company.
Entry requirements
G. C. E. (O/L)
 
Course Length
1 Year / 2 Year
Course Content
Semester 1 (6 Months)
Semester 2 (6 months)

Understanding the Business Environment
Business English
Fundamentals of Business Economics
Fundamental of Accounting
Organizational Behavior
Orientation to Quantitative Techniques

Human Resource Management
Auditing
Cost Accounting
Financial Statement Analysis
Managerial Accounting
Sri Lankan Tax Law 1

   
Semester 3 (6 Months)
Semester 4 (6 Months)

Sri Lankan Tax Law 11
Principles of Business Law
Business Mathematics for Decision Making
Advance Accounting
Project Evaluation & Investment Management
International Finance 1

Sri Lankan Financial Institutions & Markets
Financial Planning & Control
Strategic Management 
International Finance 11  
Marketing Management
Production & Operations Management

DIPLOMA/HIGHER DIPLOMA IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
To Whom
Specialized course targeted at people, who are already employed in project based environment. The course helps the student to build strong project management skills.
Entry requirements
G. C. E. (O/L)
 
Course Length
01/02 Years
Course Content
Semester 01
Semester 02
Understanding the Business Environment
Business English
Fundamentals of Accounting
Orientation to Quantitative Techniques
Organizational Behaviour
Fundamentals of Business Economics
Project Management Today
Aligning of Projects with Organization Strategies
Organizing Structure and Culture
Defining the Project
The Challenges of Estimating Project Times and Costs
Developing a Network Plan
   
Semester 03
Semester 04
Managing Risks
Resource Scheduling
Accelerating Project Completion
Managing Project Stakeholders
Managing Project Teams I
Managing Project Across Organization
Monitoring Project Performance
Project Audit and Closure
Project Management the Future
Microsoft Project Management Tool
Project Evaluation
Managing Project Teams II
   
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSc) IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
BSc Programme Requirements
The Department of Business Administration aims to educate managers and organisation leaders of the future. These leaders and managers of the future will be working in an increasingly complex and ever changing environment in order to attain and maintain long-term competitive edge over their rivals. The educational approach is from a managerial perspective and highlights functional elements and systems structures. Teaching methods are designed to develop managerial, interdisciplinary, problem solving, analytical skills, and meanwhile special care will be exercised for creating self-confident and emotionally stable personalities. The Department of Business Administration has been reorganized, so that the first three years of the undergraduate programmes, all students will have a multidisciplinary education preparing them for one of the following:
Entry requirements

G.C.E. A/L

 
Course Length
4 Years
 
General or Specializing in
  • Accountancy
  • International Management
  • Marketing
  • HRM

A student aiming for a particular concentration is required to complete 7 technical elective courses from the respective list. The student may, alternatively, qualify to receive a general BSc degree in Business Administration by completing any combination of 7 electives selected from the five available specializations. Details of the specializations are provided below:

 
Concentration (specialization) areas in the fourth year:
Accountancy
HRM
Marketing
International Management
 
Accountancy Concentration
The Accounting department prepares the candidate to assume responsible positions in the accounting profession. Fundamentals needed by business students and potential accounting majors to understand the accounting equation  and its applications, including the posting and summarization of accounting data, and the preparation of basic financial statements. Accounting provides opportunities for ethical, social, economic and political issues to be examined.
 
HRM Concentration
Human resource management (HRM) is the strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization's most valued assets - the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the business. Our curriculum draws upon the foundations of Human Resource management and how it is evolving rapidly. Human resource management is both an academic theory and a business practice that addresses the theoretical and practical techniques of managing a workforce.
 
Marketing Concentration
The curriculum has been designed to help students acquaint themselves well in a variety of managerial situations from the marketing of fast moving consumer goods to the marketing of financial services and capital equipment. The problems and opportunities involved in marketing to a wide range of customers and consumers are treated in depth.
 
International Management Concentration
The influence of an integrated world economy, the role of major trading blocks, in particular the EC and the interdependence of national markets have combined to ensure that even non-traditional companies cannot ignore the international context of their business. Our curriculum draws upon the foundations of Organizational Theory, Economics, Finance, Marketing and International Relations, in such a way to develop understanding of the international order and environment.
 
Course Content
Year 1  
First Semester (Core Courses) Second Semester (Core Courses)
Intro. to Business & Mgmt. I
Intro. to Comp. & Info. Systems
Intro. to Behavioural Sciences I
Business Mathematics I
Development of Reading Skills
National History of Sri Lanka I

Business & Mgmt. II
Computer Applications
Intro. to Behav. Sciences II
Business Mathematics II
Development of Writing Skills
National History of Sri Lanka II 

   
Year 2  
First Semester (Core Courses) Second Semester (Core Courses)
Intro. to Economics I
Intro. to Accounting I
Statistics I
Introduction to Law
Communication Skills I
Language - French/Japanese I   

Intro. to Economics II
Intro. to Accounting II
Statistics II
Business Law
Communication Skills II
Language - French/Japanese II

   
Year 3  
First Semester (Core Courses) Second Semester (Core Courses)

Organizational Behaviour
Human Resource Management
Quantitative Methods & Forec.
Business Finance I
Marketing Management
Internship

E-Trade
Operations Management
Management Info. Systems
Business Finance II
Organisational Theory
Internship

   
Year 4  
First Semester (Core & Elective Courses) Second Semester (Core & Elective Courses)
International Business
Globalization & Econ. Integration
Technical Elective
Technical Elective
Technical Elective
Business Policy
Technical Elective
Technical Elective
Technical Elective
Technical Elective
   
Accounting Electives HRM Electives

Auditing
Cost Accounting
Financial Statement Analysis
Managerial Accounting
Sri Lankan Tax Law I
Sri Lankan Tax Law II
Financial Planning & Control
Advanced Accounting

Employee Performance and Reward Management
Strategic HRM for Business Organization
Industrial Psychology
Human Resource Development
HRM in Movement
Employment Relations
Man Power Planning & Resourcing
PIS – Personnel Information System

   
Marketing Electives International Management Electives

International Marketing
Consumer Behaviour
Promotion Mgmt. & Pricing
Marketing & E-Trade
Product Planning and Management
Channel Management
Marketing Research
Marketing Strategy
Leadership & Organization Culture

International Marketing
European Business
Mergers & Acquisitions
International Financial Institutions & Money Markets
Cross-Cultural Studies in Organisations
Workshop in Exports & Imports
Trade & Industrialisation

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSc) IN TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (THM)
Entry requirements
G.C.E(A/L) / MC Higher Diploma
 
Course Length
4 Years
 
Course Content
Year 1  
First Semester Second Semester
Tourism & Hospitality Maths
Intro to Business & Management I
Intro to Computers & Information Systems
Intro to Tourism
Development of Reading Skills
National History I
TQM in Tourism & Hospitality
Tourism & Hospitality Statistics
Computer Applications
Intro to Behavioral Sciences II
Development of Writing Skills
National History II
   
Year 2  
First Semester Second Semester (Core Courses)
Front Office Management I
Travel Agency Practice
Introduction to Economics I
Introduction to Accounting I
Communication Skills I
French I
Tourism & Hospitality Accounting
Front Office Management II
Tourism & Hospitality Law
Introduction to Economics II
Communication Skills II
French II
Tourism Internship I
   
Year 3  
First Semester (Core Courses) Second Semester (Core Courses)
HRM in Hospitality
Business Finance I
Tourism & Hospitality Marketing
Culinary Practices I
German I
Management Information Systems
Organizational Theory
Housekeeping Management
Culinary Practice II
German II
Tourism Internship II
   
Year 4  
First Semester Second Semester (Core & Elective Courses)

Promotion Management for Tourism
Restaurant Prep & Service
Geography of World Tourism
Research Methods in Tourism
Elective

Food & Beverage Management
National Tourism Policy & Planning
Tourism Seminar
Elective
Elective

   
Tourism & Hospitality Electives  

Electra Reservation Software        
Meeting & Conference Management
Feasibility Studies in Tourism
Sustainable Tourism
Tourism & Hospitality Financing
International Hospitality Management
IT in Tourism

 
BACHELOR OF ARTS(BA) / BACHELOR OF SCIENCE(BSc) IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT / ADMINISTRATIVE
MANAGEMENT
For Whome
The Institute of Administrative Management is a leading Professional Institute for Administrators. This course helps to be a Professional administrator in Business, Government, Services Industries, Education, Charity or any sector, Industry.
 
Entry Requirements
Preparatory Unit + Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management
 
Course Length
12 - 24 Months
 
Course Content
Diploma in Administrative Management

Entry Requirement: IAM Certificate / 03 years relevant work experience/
G.C.E (A/L) or Equivalent International Qualifications

Unit One: People in Organisations
Unit Two: Administrative Systems & Processes
Unit Three: Professional Administration
Unit Four: Information for Decision Making
Unit Five: Administrative Management / Case Study or Work Based Project

Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management

Entry Requirement : Associate member of the IAM / IAM Diploma / HNC / HND or Equivalent International Qualifications

Unit One: Administrative Systems in the Organisation
Unit Two: Strategic Issues in Administration
Unit Three: Administrative Management of Resources
Unit Four: Human Resource Management and Practice
Unit Five: Administrative Management /Case Study or Work Report

Preparatory Unit
The purpose of this unit is develop the skills. Students will require for completion of the BA (Hons) in Business Management and to provide a greater understanding and knowledge of learning through critical reflection and analysis.
BACHELOR OF ARTS(BA) / BACHELOR OF SCIENCE(BSc) IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT / ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT
 
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
Entry requirements

Recognized Degree

 
Course Length
1½ years
 
Specializing in:
  • Business Management (General)
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • HRM

The MBA is the elite programme of study for managers serious in ensuring that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to operate effectively in the business world - as owners, senior managers or entrepreneurs. The Master of Business Administration curriculum offers the student opportunity to develop a broad understanding of organization and business and then to focus on a special area of interest. It is designed to promote career advancement for professionals from every undergraduate background.

The MBA programmes at GAU are specifically designed for the working student. The MBA classes are generally scheduled to be convenient for the working student and are programmed in the evening hours in a three semester per year format. The normal progression of a student leads to the completion of the degree programme in a period of 1½ years.

 
Core Courses

Research Methods
Organisational Theory
Quantitative Factors in Management
Legal Issues in Business
Financial Management
MIS
Graduation Project

 
MBA Programme Requirements

The Master of Business Administration programme requires the completion of 6 core courses and 6 specialization courses. All courses are 3 semester-hours and students must therefore complete a total of 12 coursesplus a non-credit graduation project (MBA001) to be eligible for graduation.

 
Concentration Requirements

The area of concentration (specialization) will identify a distinct series of graduate course requirements. The following are the areas of concentration offered by the GAU MBA programme:

  • Business Management (General)
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • HRM
 

The courses required to graduate in each of the respective specializations are as below:

Management Concentration (General) HRM Concentration

HRM & Labour Relations
Organisational Communication
International Business Management
Production Management
Advanced Topics in Quantitative Analysis
Business Policy

Employee Performance and Reward Management
Strategic HRM for Business Organization
Industrial Psychology
Human Resource Development
HRM in Movement
Employment Relations
Man Power Planning & Resourcing
PIS – Personnel Information System

   
Financial Management Concentration Marketing Concentration

Corporate International Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
Working Capital Management
Commercial Banking Policies
Financial Decision Making
Investments

E-Commerce
Business Policy
Advanced Marketing Research
International Marketing Seminar
Marketing for Non-Profit Organisations
Marketing Policy

 
THE CONFEDERATION OF TOURISM & HOSPITALITY (CTH) DIPLOMA IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT
To Whom
This program provides the student with 'gold standard qualification in Hotel Management.' It aims to offer students the knowledge of the operational aspects of the international hotel industry and its underlying principles involved in the process.
Entry requirements
G.C.E O/L or equivalent or Work Experience
 
Course Length
01 Year
Course Content
  • Business Computing
  • Facilities & Accommodation Operation
  • Food & Beverage Operation
  • Food Hygiene, Health & Safety
  • Front Office Operations
  • Hospitality Finance
  • Introduction to Business Operations
  • Marketing
  • The Global Hospitality Industry
  • The Tourism Industry
THE CONFEDERATION OF TOURISM & HOSPITALITY (CTH) ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT
To Whom
This program provides the student with 'gold standard qualification in Hotel Management.' It aims to offer students the knowledge of the operational aspects of the international hotel industry and its underlying principles involved.
Entry requirements
Diploma or equivalent or Work Experience
 
Course Length
01 Year
Course Content
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Research Report
THE CONFEDERATION OF TOURISM & HOSPITALITY (CTH) DIPLOMA IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT
To Whom
This program provides the student with 'gold customary qualification in Tourism Management.' It aims to offer students the knowledge of the operational aspects of the international tourism industry and its underlying principles involved in the process.
Entry requirements
G.C.E O/L or equivalent or Work Experience
 
Course Length
01 Year
Course Content
  • Travel Geography
  • The Tourism Industry
  • Business Computing
  • Travel Agency and Tour Guide Operations
  • Introduction to Tourism Economics
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Destination Analysis
  • Bus. Operations in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
THE CONFEDERATION OF TOURISM & HOSPITALITY (CTH) ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT
To Whom
This program provides the student with 'gold customary qualification in Tourism Management.' It aims to offer students the knowledge of the operational aspects of the international tourism industry and its underlying principles involved in the process.
Entry requirements
Diploma or equivalent or Work Experience
 
Course Length
01 Year
Course Content
  • Tour Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Tourism and Destination Mgt
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Research Report
THE INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANTS (IFA) DIPLOMA IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT
To Whom
This program provides the student with 'core knowledge and skills for financial accountants in the SME sector at the beginning of their career.' It aims to offer students the focus on developing essential skills, awareness of the regulatory environment and ethical responsibilities.
Entry requirements
G.C.E A/L
 
Course Length
01 Year
Course Content
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Management of Systems & Performance
  • Principal of Taxation
  • Ethics in the Work place (Workshop)
THE INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANTS (IFA) PROFESSIONAL IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT
To Whom
This program focuses on 'developing and testing a wide range of accountancy & finance skills in the SME sector.' It seeks to offer students with awareness of technology, systems, legal and regulatory issues, business operations and management.
Entry requirements
G.C.E A/L or Diploma
 
Course Length
01 Year
Course Content
  • Financial Accounting & IFRS for SMEs
  • Financial Management
  • Business & Regulatory Environment
  • Management and Control Systems
  • Professional Skills for SMEs
  • The Ethical Profession
ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVES
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DIPLOMA, ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT
To Whom
The Institute of Administrative Management is a leading Professional Institute for Administrators. This course helps to be a Professional administrator in Business, Government, Services Industries, Education, Charity or any sector, Industry.
Entry requirements
G.C.E. A/L or 3 year work experience
 
Course Length
6 - 18 Months
Course Content
International Diploma in Administrative Management
  • People in Organisations
  • Administrative Systems and Processes
  • Professional Administration
  • Information for Decision-Making
  • Case Study or Work Project
International Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management
  • Administrative Systems in the Organisation
  • Strategic Issues in Administration
  • Administrative Management of Resources
  • Human Resource Management and Practice
  • Case Study or Work Project
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