Master of Philosophy in Business

Master of Philosophy in Business 

Offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, USJ

through the Department of Business Administration, USJ

New Admissions for Academic Year 2023

About the programme

Applications are invited from interested candidates for the Degree of MPhil (Business) offered through the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. MPhil (Business) is a Master’s by thesis which aims to facilitate students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills required to be independent researchers and opens up a learner-centred pathway leading to a rigorous research project in the field of Business. Once enrolled students are required to successfully complete four non-credit taught courses and two workshop series parallel to which their research project will commence under the guidance of a supervisor.

 

Duration: 02 Years

Medium: English

Course Fee:

Local Students LKR 560,000.00

Foreign Students USD 3450

*Course fee can be paid in two installments

Seminar and Workshops: Will be held on weekends during Term I and Term II (first six months)

 

Eligible for Registration:

Applicants who possess one of the following minimum qualifications and good knowledge of English are eligible to apply for the Degree of MPhil (Business) programme:

  1. Has a First‐Class or Second‐Class (Upper Division) Special/Honours Degree in Business Administration/Management or any other field in the broad area of Management Studies (equivalent to the level 6 of SLQF) with a substantial research component;
  2. Has a First-Class or Second-Class (Upper Division) Special/Honours Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology or similar discipline with a minimum of 30 credits in the broad area of Management Studies (equivalent to the level 6 of SLQF) and with a substantial research component;
  3. Has an M.Sc. (Management), MBA or any other Master’s degree in the broad area of Management Studies with a substantial research component (equivalent to the level 10 of SLQF);
  4. Has an M.A. in Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology or any other Master’s degree in a similar discipline with a substantial research component related to the broad area of Management Studies (equivalent to the level 10 of SLQF);
  5. Has a First-Class or Second-Class (Upper Division) Special Degree in Business Administration/Management or any other field in the broad area of Management Studies with at least three-year experience as a researcher or academic and/or with proven track record of publications in the broad area of Management Studies;
  6. Has an M.Sc. (Management), MBA or any other Master’s degree in the broad area of Management Studies (equivalent to the level 9 or above of SLQF) with at least one year experience as a researcher or academic and/or with proven track record of publications in the broad area of Management Studies;
  7. Has an M.A. in Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology or any other Master’s degree in a similar discipline (equivalent to the level 9 or above of SLQF) with at least one year experience as a researcher or academic and/or with proven track record of publications in the broad area of Management Studies;
  8. Has a Postgraduate Diploma in Management or in a similar discipline (equivalent to the level 8 of SLQF) with at least two-year experience as a researcher or academic and/or with proven track record of publications in the broad area of Management Studies;
  9. Has any other qualifications that can be accepted by the Senate of the University according to the minimum admission requirement/s of SLQF.

    Application Closing Date: 30th September 2023 (Extended)

    How to apply?

    1. Click on the “Apply Now” button below or go to the “Applications” page.
    2. Select the Course “Master of Philosophy in Business” and log in with your email & NIC/passport number
    3. Enter your details and click on Submit.
    4. You will see “You have successfully submitted your Application” in a new web page. Download the application & Bank pay slip from this page.
      You can pay the application fee online via Visa or Master Card in LKR from this page by clicking the  icon.
    5. You can pay the application fee of Rs. 1,500/- online only at this stage. If not, you have to visit to a People’s bank physically and pay the application fee of Rs. 1,500/-to the following account
      • Account Holder      : University of Sri Jayewardenepura
      • Account number    : 053010005139
      • Bank & Branch       : People’s Bank, Gangodawila Branch
    • If the bank officer informed you that this account number is incorrect, please ask the officer to contact People’s bank, Gangodawila branch.
    • People’s bank account contains 15 digits normally. But this account contains only 12 digits. So, you cannot use Cash Deposit Machines or bank applications to pay.
    1. Login again by repeating the above 1st & 2nd steps again.
    2. Click on the “Next” Button at the bottom. (If necessary, you are allowed to edit your details)
    3. You need to upload the following documents
      • Color Photograph (3.0cm width x 4.0cm height with plain sky-blue background) – .jpg or .png file
      • Scanned copy of Birth Certificate – .pdf file
      • Bank payment receipt or Online payment receipt- .pdf file
      • Scanned copies of Academic Certificates (First Degree & Masters/MPhil) – .pdf files
      • Scanned copy/ies of Professional Qualifications Certificate/s- .pdf files
      • Scanned copy/ies of Other Qualifications Certificate/s – .pdf file/s
      • Service letter – .pdf file

    ** no need to upload your Research Proposal but

    1. Send the downloaded application (from the 4th step above) and a soft copy of the research proposal to mphil.bus@sjp.ac.lk with scanned copies of the Degree Certificate, Transcript, Birth Certificate, Passport size Colour photograph, and payment receipt.
      Please write “MPhil (Bus) – 2023” in the subject field of the email.
    2. Post the printed application (from 4th step above) and a hard copy of the research proposal along with the certified documents included in the above 8th step through a registered post to Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.
      Write “Master of Philosophy in Business” on the top left-hand corner of the envelope.

    For further details, please contact:

    Coordinator
    Master of Philosophy in Business
    Department of Business Administration
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Phone: +94(0)11-2803472

    Email: mphil.bus@sjp.ac.lk

     

    Contact Faculty of Graduate Studies
    Mrs. Kumudu Herath: (+94) 11 288 1553 / bosmgt.fgs@sjp.ac.lk

     

    Registrar, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

    Proposal Template Download

     

     

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