Welcome to the Postgraduate Institute of Management
As a pioneer in advanced management education in South Asia, we endeavour to embody the knowledge and practice of management in the national and international contexts of management.
We intend to fashion management education and innovation in the Fivefold Path of Vision, Effort, Harmony, Restraint and Caring. And, our task is to develop leaders who will direct the energies of their men and women along the Fivefold Path and produce managers who will create value in their enterprises for the benefit of the larger society.
We, at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Sri Lanka, strongly believe that civilized human progress in modern times requires:
- Knowledge-based study, strongly supported by action-learning,
- Continuous development of competence to perform,
- Unwavering commitment to disciplined professionalism and
- Devotion to innovation for the creation of value.
These are the four pillars of our program philosophy. We earnestly expect all those who enter our Institute to be imbued with this philosophy.
Master of Business Administration Admissions 2013
|Issuing Applications: ||May – July, 2013 |
|Program Commencement:||January, 2014|
|Total Program Fee:||LKR 450,000/-|
|Program Fee (Foreign Students):||US$ 7,500/-|
|Lecture Hours:||Three days per week on week days from 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.|
Eligibility to apply for admission to the MBA Degree programs is determined according to the following criteria:
1. One of the following qualifications:
|a.||A Bachelor’s Degree, with at least a second class (upper division) pass, in business/public administration/commerce/management studies from a recognized university.|
|b.||A Bachelor’s Degree with a good Grade Point Average (GPA) from a recognized university and at least three years’ experience in a managerial capacity, or teaching or research experience relevant to the program of study, at an organization acceptable to the Institute.|
|c.||A professional qualification recognized by the Institute as being equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree of a university, a high level of achievement at the examinations of the professional qualification (i.e., a good GPA), three years’ work experience in a managerial - executive capacity at an organization acceptable to the Institute.|
|d.||Senior managers, entrepreneurs and researchers who have an exceptional and outstanding track record. (In this category, the Institute will adopt special procedures for the determination of eligibility to apply where the number of places allocated in the program is limited.|
2. A good knowledge of the English Language.
Further information: Assistant Registrar (Academic)
Tel: 2689639 Fax: 2692850
Message from the Director
Prof. Uditha Liyanage, Director and Chairman of the Board of Management
Our business is about mastery...
Nothing worthwhile is achieved easily. Success is achieved when the right things are done right at the right time. This is particularly true in business. One word for ‘getting it right’ is mastery. Mastery of the task at hand, the people around, and over the conditions that prevail leads to success in business, as it does in life.
Our MBA and other programs are designed to help their participants who have a global mind-set but a local ‘feel’, to gain mastery over the markets in which they operate. They do so by beating competition, and on occasion, by making competition irrelevant. Indeed, they create value not by merely transforming materials into products or through routine transactions, but by engaging in knowledge-driven tacit interactions. We set out our mission over two decades ago to help Sri Lankan managers become masters of the destiny of the organizations they direct and manage. This mission has brought forth over two and a half
thousand business leaders in the country.
We have now extended our mission overseas. The birth of the PIM International Centre in the United Arab Emirates spells the beginning of our endeavour to make managers, wherever they are, become masters of their circumstances, rather than being their victims.
PIM’s central intent is to transform mere practitioners into professional managers. The former depends almost entirely on past experience and anecdotal evidence. The latter, the professional manager does fuse personal experience with a body of knowledge based on the formal learning of concepts, frameworks and theories. This results in the professional manager seeing that which (s)he encounters differently, and then doing things in a way that is different to the actions of a manager who can only boast of the years behind him/her. The outstanding results the professional manager will be getting, as a consequence, is the ultimate reward.
PIM brings the reward of outstanding results to those professional managers who strive towards mastery.