B.Sc. in Management and Information Technology (Special)

Bachelor of Science in Management and Information Technology Special Degree Program - Academic year 2013/2014

The B.Sc. in Management and Information Technology (Special) degree programme is categorized as a Special Degree: 4-year Professional Honours Degree as per the Sri Lankan Credit and Qualification Framework (CVCD, 2004)For the two major areas under Information and Communication Technology (Computing), the programme structure has been developed in adherence to UGC Circular No. 995 which specifies the minimum requirements for core aspects in Information Technology and Information Systems in the curricula based on the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computing published by ACM/IEEE.

Under the Management and Technology area, Business Systems Engineering and Operations and Supply Chain Management are offered, while under the Information and Communication Technology (Computing), two specialization areas, Information Technology and Information Systems are offered. The model of integrating information technology with management will continue to be delivered as the basic core. This integrative knowledge will now be supported and expanded into specialised areas. These specializations areas are referred to as major.

  • Business Systems Engineering  (BSE)
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Information Systems (IS)

Level 3

MANAGEMENT

MGTE 31532

Project Management [C]

MGTE 34512

Research Methods [C]

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

INTE 31512

Computer Networks [C]

INTE 31522

System Development Project (group) [C]

INTERNSHIP

GNCT 32536

Internship[C]

ENGLISH

ELTU  31222a

Communication Skills for Management Professionals [C]

Level 4

MANAGEMENT

MGTE 41522

Professional Practice [C]

MGTE 43566b

Research Project [C]

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

INTE 43696b

Research Project [C]

  • a Credits earned will not be considered for GPA
  • b Students should offer either MGTE 43066 or CMPT 43036

 

Business Systems Engineering  (BSE)

Business systems engineering is a detailed approach of identifying and implementing the business processes, tasks, and transactions that are required to successfully operate a business.  To compete in the global market, it is important that our organizations reengineer their processes with world class management best practices enabled by the use of Information Technology in order to exploit business opportunities. Therefore, having personnel with the knowledge and skills to integrate technology into business processes in the needed functional areas of business would be crucial if Sri Lanka is to achieve the stated objective of becoming an industrialized nation and the Wonder of Asia. The major is built upon the foundations of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) with a blend of the new field of Business Process Management (BPM).The programme will develop students with potential for creativity and innovative thinking into persons who will become business process engineers and developers of business systems.

Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)

The economic expansion in China, South Korea, Vietnam and India has led to substantial growth by making use of integrated policies for development in selected thrust areas of the economy.  Given its strategic location, Sri Lanka is well position as a regional hub to leverage on increased trade and knowledge transfer. Therefore, there is a need for trained personnel to be made available in Supply Chain Management together with information technology. The curriculum of this programme is based on this premise of Information Technology enabled application of world class best practices for the management of supply chain operations. Hence the programme has as its objective the delivery of professional knowledge and skills in Business Process Management customised to applications in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management.The vision of the Government to become a regional hub in world trade and particularly in the South Asian region,  has seen substantial investment over the last five years  in the development of sea ports, air ports  and transportation network of the country.  In order to exploit the potential of these investments the country has to now invest on developing the quality and relevance of its education system.

Information Technology (IT)

The Government of Sri Lanka has targeted average economic growth of at least 8% over the next 8 to 10 years. One of the sectors that could easily contribute towards this ambitious growth plan is the local IT industry. The EDB Sri Lanka, in its strategic plan 2011-2015, has classified ICT as a large export sector with high potential of growth and expects US$ 1000 Million by year 2015. However, the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) through its "National ICT workforce surveys" has found that lack of ICT workforce hinder the growth of the sector. An immediate corrective action is required to increase the skilled ICT workforce to the predicted level to achieve the desired targets. Therefore, as a national university that has been in the forefront of developing and offering courses in information and communication technology, in Sri Lanka, the time is now opportune for us to enhance our current offering by providing the students to major in the information technology area.

Information Systems(IS)

Almost all companies across different sectors have embraced information technology in order to increase organisational efficiency, and as a tool to exploit market opportunities viz-a-viz competition. Many companies have found that their investment in hardware, software and liveware is a considerable investment, even when they compare their investments to other types of assets. Therefore, the need to manage IT resources, as a substantive asset, is essential to ensure the full potential of the investment is realised. Further, as information technology has become entwined in the overall strategy of the organization’s business process, the impact of failure of IT systems on the viability and sustainability of the business is enormous. Therefore, having suitably trained personnel to manage these systems and processes would be essential for the development and competitiveness of organizations.

Application Procedure

Students who wish to gain admission to B.Sc. in Management & Information Technology degree programme should apply to the University Grants Commission for admission to Universities in Sri Lanka and are required to pass the aptitude test conducted by the Department of Industrial Management. 

Selection Procedure

Aptitude test.

 

 

For more information, please contact:
Department of Industrial Management,
University of Kelaniya.


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