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SLIIT offers globally recognized BBA degree

SLIIT offers students a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Honours Degree that follows the UGC's credit system framework. The programme is designed to equip students with the necessary tools to work within diverse industries and to take up the challenges of a brave new era.

The SLIT campus in Malabe

The four-year BBA degree programme, which is conducted at SLIIT's Malabe Campus, is designed to arm students with a comprehensive understanding of national and international business management, thus providing a thorough background of all the management modules. A key highlight of the programme is that a parallel course will be conducted during weekends, allowing students the flexibility of working or following internships while pursuing their studies. The medium of instruction is English, and entry requirements for the programme include three passes in local or UK G.C.E A/L. in any subject stream. Students also have the option of transferring to SLIIT's long-standing academic partner Sheffield Hallam University (Business School) (SHU) UK during their third year to complete their degree, or they may choose to complete the entire programme in Sri Lanka.

"Our holistic approach to education ensures that students not only receive a solid grounding at an academic level, but are also encouraged to actively engage in extracurricular activities with the aim of developing skills vital to their existence beyond the workplace," said SLIIT Chairman Professor S Karunaratne.

In keeping with global standards of tertiary education, SLIIT pays particular attention to quality assurance. "We uphold stringent quality standards to ensure that students graduate with the skills necessary to take on challenges within today's immensely competitive business landscape", said SLIIT President and CEO Professor Lalith Gamage. "Furthermore, students have the option of following internships while pursuing their studies, and through such industry exposure, they are presented with a wealth of employment opportunities upon graduation," he said.

"SLIIT's BBA (Hons.) degree takes a cue from UK standards and we strive to produce graduates with strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills together with a high level of personal integrity and ethics," said - SLIT Head of Business and Information Management Dr Theekshana Suraweera. "Our lecture panel comprises specialists with industry and international exposure, and our strong academic and industry links are a driving force in producing highly skilled graduates to serve our nation. Recognising the economic situation of our students, we have taken all steps to keep our tuition costs very affordable," said Dr Suraweera.

Lanka BPO Academy launches executive training arm

In today's turbulent global economy, effective management and corporate performance are required more than at any other time in history. In this backdrop, Lanka BPO Academy has launched its executive training arm to serve the growing market demands.

The Lanka BPO Academy (LBA - www.lankabpoacademy.lk) is a dedicated entity to develop human capital in Sri Lanka. LBA is the exclusive Sri Lankan partner of BPO Certifications Institute Inc. (BCI), the world's largest body for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Certifications. In addition, it has collaborated with many other international and local partners to deliver various global standard training programmes to enhance the human capital development of organizations.

The International Project Management training body StarPMO has partnered with Lanka BPO Academy and is offering PMP training in Sri Lanka. StarPMO is reputed all around the world for project management training with their vision of providing the best project management consulting and certification assistance.

The focus of the executive training arm is on providing training and consultancy services in management education, training and certifications that will have an immediate impact on employee's abilities and rapid career growth. LBA's training and coaching methods are designed for industry and corporate applications, with employee career and ability to improve efficiency in corporate as our primary focus. LBA helps all categories of employees from new entrants to managers in growing their chosen careers.

The corporate training suite also includes ITIL, ISO, Six Sigma, COBIT, CBAP certifications, BCI Certifications, Customer Service Excellence, Telephone etiquettes, Telemarketing, Business communication skills, Financial English, Workforce Management, Creativity and Innovation, Soft skills, Presentation Skills, Business and IT, Advanced Microsoft Office Applications training etc.

LBA's delivery approach to training revolves around Client Specific In-Company Training, Accredited Management Programmes and Public Programmes.

Commenting on the new initiative, Lanka BPO Academy CEO Yasas Vishuddhi Abeywickrama said that it was exciting to offer such international level training in Sri Lanka. He said, "We hope to utilize our collective experience as well as collaborations to offer value to Sri Lankan corporate and thereby help them to move to the next stage in their businesses and careers."


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