National Institute of Business Management in its history of 42-year unmatched service to the Nation particularly in the fields of training and education has taken a daring move to form National School of Business Management (NSBM), the degree awarding school of NIBM. NSBM is a fully owned subsidiary of NIBM, which offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the fields of management, computing and Engineering. NSBM commenced operations of its city campus on 01 March 2012 at a spacious 6- story building at High-level Road, Colombo -05. The first batch consists of 600 students in the fields of management and IT. NSBM will be in full operation in 2014 at a spacious and environmentally friendly 26-acre land located at Pitipana, Homagama–the Knowledge city of the country as identified by the Government of Sri Lanka. Estimated On – Campus capacity of the NSBM is 5000 students with modern learning facilities of higher education including hostels and sports facilities for students.
The new School of Business with the vision of making the most preferred business school in the region has designed world-class degree programmes integrating leadership, ethics, global thinking, core management skills and leading edge technological innovations. It mainly focuses on producing graduates and postgraduate professionals in the field’s management, computing and engineering.
NSBM as defined by its mission is a creative and innovative school of future generations. NSBM will be driven under the themes of innovation of entrepreneurship, technology and globalization to direct the country to knowledge based globalized economy, while creating synergies with existing body of knowledge after considering the needs of 21st century in the fields of Management, computing and engineering education.
NSBM Approach for Higher Education
Having learnt from our own experience in Sri Lanka and new trends of higher education in other parts of the world, NSBM takes its students through an academic and professional development process in order to produce a fully employed graduate, who is equipped with most updated knowledge, skills and a set of right values to conquer the world. Our process of education has designed in such a way that students are provided with a lot of opportunities to experienceand to explore the future of the universe.
As a forward thinking School in higher education, NSBM assures a vital need to make learning relevant to industry expectations. NSBM has forged strategic collaborations with leading universities in the world that enable our students to expose themselves with global thinking and best practices in global industries.
Schools of NSBM
NSBM consists of three business schools namely School of Business, School of Computing and School of Engineering.
School of Business
School of Business of NSBM offers participants a unique approach to learning. The passion for excellence drives every initiative taken at the school of business including teaching, learning, and research and networking with business community.
School of Business offers a greater variety of degree options varying from Business Management, Management, Human Resource management, Law, Accountancy and many more. Its affiliations with many worlds renowned universities such as UCD, Ireland, Limkokwing University, Malaysia and Plymouth University in UK pave the opportunity for participants toacquire world-class qualifications at home as well as abroad.
Learning at School of Business is a unique experience. Participants are given the opportunity to experience the right blend of classroom and real-world situations, allowing them to apply academic knowledge for live business challenges.
School of Computing
School of Computing is closely linked with world top ranked universities such as University College Dublin, Ireland, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia and University of Plymouth, UK, which enables us in providing a wide range of degree programmes for the participants.
Its perfect blend of state of the art specialization in computer science delivers diversified programmes for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.
School of Engineering
The school of Engineering is one of the three main schools functioning under the NSBM.
School of Engineering offers degree courses in Computer Engineering and Electronics in collaboration with world-renowned universities.The school keeps abreast with advancing technologies through research and development activities, staff training and networking with international communities.
Affiliated Universities of NSBM
NSBM has exclusive partnership agreements with three (03) leading universities in the world. Our approach in partnership development is unique in terms of quality of academic delivery and certification. NSBM’s partnerships with foreign universities are based on their ranking in the world and it is always an exclusive partnership with NSBM. Major uniqueness when comparing with other foreign universities, which are in operation in Sri Lanka is that professors of our partner university conduct more than 50% of the lectures. Direct delivery is more than 90% in our postgraduate degree programmes. Only the research study is conducted in Sri Lanka to make sure that local knowledge is rooted with global experience. NSBM has signed three partnerships with foreign universities, namely University College Dublin, Ireland, University of Plymouth, UK and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity.The university was established in 1854 by John Henry Newman whose classic work The Idea of a University is one of the most enduring texts on the value of higher education and a source of inspiration for UCD’s current educational philosophy.
Today UCD is Ireland’s largest university with almost 25,000 students. It is the most popular destination for Irish school-leavers and actively promotes university life as a journey of academic and personal discovery through its highly innovative and flexible UCD Horizons undergraduate curriculum.
UCD is Ireland’s leader in postgraduate education with almost 7,000 postgraduate students, representing approximately 28% of the UCD student population, and almost 2,000 PhD students. Over 50% of UCD undergraduates progress to postgraduate studies.
UCD is home to almost 5,000 international students and, in addition, places great emphasis on the internationalization of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures.
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia
LIMKOKWING UNIVERSITY OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY is an international university with a global presence across three continents, with over 30,000 students from more than 150 countries, studying in its 12 campuses. From inception – in 1991 - the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology has been sensitive to market demands because it felt a strong responsibility to produce graduates who are able to make a smooth transition from classroom to workplace
University of Plymouth, UK
PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY is one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. Consistently ranked as one of the top three modern universities, Plymouth has over 30,000 students and 3,000 staff with an annual income of around £160 million.
Plymouth has performed very well in all teaching reviews carried out by external bodies since 1996. The University has a long record of high quality innovative research as demonstrated by its achievements in the RAE.
Dean, School of Business
National School of Business Management