Bachelor of Management Studies Honours in Accounting and Finance

The Bachelor of Management Studies Honours in Accounting and Finance, offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Faculty of Management Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka. We invite you to join us on this remarkable educational journey. In today’s dynamic world, the demand for highly skilled accountants and financial experts is greater than ever. Businesses are navigating complex financial landscapes, requiring individuals with a deep understanding of accounting principles, financial analysis, and contemporary practices. To address this need and to make competent professionals ready to meet the challenges of the modern world, we proudly introduce the Bachelor of Management Studies Honours in Accounting and Finance.

Our programme differentiates itself by integrating Accounting, Finance, and Information Technology (IT) subjects into the core curriculum. This fusion ensures graduates possess the necessary technical expertise to leverage emerging technologies and streamline accounting processes. Consequently, our students gain a competitive advantage in today’s job market. The degree will be delivered as a mix of theories and practices with the support of experienced lecturers and industry professionals.

We emphasize the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills to empower graduates to analyze financial data effectively and make informed decisions. Affordability and accessibility have been considered while designing this programme and our Open Distance Learning (ODL) process ensures easy access to the course material. The programme is also designed to meet industry demands, incorporating the latest knowledge and practices. By pursuing this degree, students can acquire skills and knowledge that are both relevant and timely. We firmly believe this qualification is ideal for individuals aspiring to excel in the field of Accounting and Finance. Join us on this journey to unlock a world of opportunities in Accounting and Finance.

Course Structure                             Prospectus

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Programme Code :
BMSHons (Acc & Fin)
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Faculty of Management Studies
Programme duration :
Minimum Four Years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Accounting and Finance

A person seeking admission for the degree programme, should complete 18 years of age by the date of the registration and shall be required to have;

a)  Any three passes in one and same sitting at the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) Advanced Level Examination, Sri Lanka, or,

b)  Successfully completed any Foundation programme adding up to 60 credits at Level 1 and Level 2 offered by the Open University of Sri Lanka, or,

c)  Successfully completed an advanced certificate programme having 30 SLQF credits at SLQF Level 2 offered by the Faculty of Management Studies of OUSL, or,

d)  Successfully completed an advanced certificate programme of OUSL having 30 SLQF credits at SLQF Level 2, or,

e)  An equivalent or higher academic or professional qualification acceptable to the Senate


Other than the applicants in the category ‘c’ above will be subjected to a selection test administered by the Faculty of Management Studies if necessary.

The selection test comprises with three main parts:

1. Aptitude Test

2. General Knowledge Test

3. Communication Skills for Managers

You will be selected for the degree programme based on your performance at the common selection test conducted by the Faculty of Management Studies and your choice of preferred degree programme.

Online Applications:
   02nd August 2023
Closing Date for Applications:
    Extended till 13th September 2023
Date of the Selection Test:
   23rd September 2023 from 10.30 am – 12.00 noon (Paper based, On-site)

*Selection test will be conducted at All RCs/SCs

Non-Tuition Fee

Registration Fee:

Rs. 500.00

Facility Fee:

Rs. 2,500.00

Library Facility Fee:

Rs. 100.00

Start @ OUSL:

Rs.  8,500.00


Tuition Fee – Local Students

Level 03/04 Per Credit (Rs. 1,640.00*60Credits) –  Rs.   98,400.00
Level 05/06 Per Credit (Rs. 2,050*60Credits) –       Rs.  123,000.00


Tuition Fee – Overseas Students 


This undergraduate programme is conducted by the Faculty of Management Studies. Contact the Head of the Department, Prof. H. D. D. C. Liyanagamage for further details.

Address : Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management Studies, OUSL
Contact : 011 288 1424
Email :
The Open University of Sri Lanka
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