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Diploma in Management (DIM)

The Diploma Management is a 30 credit program focused on metering the need of present Management field. The program consents of two semesters. Each semesters consists of five subjects. These subjects are designed to educate and train management entrepreneurs and business owners professionals and other participant to meet challenge of competitive, dynamics, and complex business environment. The teaching learning methods of the program includes class room lectures, student presentations, group activities, industrial studies, take home assignments, residential training programmes etc.
Student evaluation will be done base on two main parts, that is continues assessment and end semester final written examinations where each course will gain 50% of the makes for assignment and 50% of the marks for final written test of the course. Written examinations will be held at the end of each semester, while student have to complete continues assessment before the said examination.
The Diploma in Management will be awarded to the students those who successfully complete the program according to the By-Laws. Diploma will be awarded at the diploma awarding ceremony of the Institute of Human Resource Advancement, University of Colombo.


The main objective of Diploma in Management program is to provide basic Management knowledge, skills and attitudes of among the participants.
Accordingly, the specific objectives of the program are:
• Provide an opportunity to participants to obtain the knowledge in the field of management.
• Develop a range of skills associated with management functions.
• Give a critical understanding of modern practices in management.
• To give an opportunity to organizations to train their own employees in the university background.
• To give an opportunity to entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals and various employees to improve managerial knowledge and skills.

Program Duration: 12 Months

Program Medium: English & Sinhala

Program Schedule: We offer a comprehensive program on weekends, combining online and physical lectures, and theory sessions held from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Target Group

The Diploma in Management (DIM) program offered by IHRA at the University of Colombo is tailored for aspiring and current professionals seeking to enhance their management skills and knowledge. It caters to a diverse target group, including early-career professionals looking to kickstart their management careers, mid-level managers aiming to strengthen their leadership abilities, entrepreneurs seeking to improve their business acumen, and individuals transitioning into management roles from other fields. Whether you’re an emerging leader or an experienced professional, the DIM program provides valuable insights and tools for effective management in a variety of organizational contexts.

Entry Qualifications

Possesses any one of the following qualifications:
(1) (a) Passed GCE (A/L) Examination in four (4) subjects under the old syllabus
(b) Passed GCE (A/L) Examination in three (3) subjects under the new syllabus
(c) Passed a Foundation Program equivalent to the GCE (A/L)
(d) Passed GCE (O/L) Examination with two years work experience or accredited prior learning followed by a relevant programme of study equivalent to a minimum of 30 credits
(2) Demonstrated competence in the relevant field and potential for future career development;
(3) A good working knowledge of the language of instruction of the Diploma program.

Contact Details

Program Coordinator:
Prof. MGG Hemakuamara (Senior Lecturer, IHRA, Uoc)
Contact: +94 11 250 7564
Office Location: HRM Unit, Ground Floor, IHRA, UoC.

Program Assistants:
Ms. Nayanie Nishshanka & Ms. Dilshani Suranjana
Contact: +94 11 250 7564
Office Location: HRM Unit, Ground Floor, IHRA, UoC.