business school in Sri Lanka which offers teaching and support for students
taking a University of Leicester MBA degree by distance learning has been
commended by the Minister of the Government in Sri Lanka.
students now study for the Leicester MBA through the Business Management School
(BMS) in Colombo, with a further 12 taking a diploma course.
Leicester MBA is one of the most popular British masters degrees in Sri Lanka,
according to BMS, who organise seminars, workshops and other resources and
support to help the students in their busy schedule balancing work and study.
success of the distance learning programme was highlighted recently by
Karunasena Kodithuwakku, Minister of Human Resource Development, Education and
Cultural Affairs, in a letter of congratulation to BMS following the Graduation
Ceremony for their first batch of Leicester MBA graduates.
letter reads: “The
executives in Sri Lanka should be happy that they now have yet another option of
securing internationally recognized postgraduate qualifications owing to the
initiative of BMA, the accredited Resource Centre in Sri Lanka of the University
of Leicester, one of the largest providers in the UK of the postgraduate courses
by an innovative mix of Distance Learning and Taught Programmes.”
Minister went on to point to the advantages of this method of learning:
“Given the busy schedules and the demanding character of their own
professions, the flexible learning method promoted by BMS, would provide to the
more forward-looking Sri Lankan executives with an uniquely viable learning
opportunity to enhance their competencies without having to commit themselves to
regularly attending the usually timetabled lecture sessions.”
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