Commonwealth Executive Master of Business / Public Administration

The Commonwealth Executive MBA and MPA are two of the well-established Master’s Degree programmes offered by the Department of Management Studies of the OUSL in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in Vancouver, Canada. The programme, which commenced in 2002, will be enrolling its 12th batch of students this year. The unique feature of the CEMBA/CEMPA programme is that it offers you the opportunity of earning an MBA or MPA of high quality within a period of two (02) years adopting the pedagogy of student-centered learning primarily through the Open Distance Learning (ODL) methodology aimed at adult working students. Partner institutions include: Allama Iqbal Open University-Pakistan; Bangladesh Open University-Bangladesh; Open University of Sri-Lanka-Sri-Lanka; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; National Open University of Nigeria-Nigeria; Wawasan Open University-Malaysia; University of the College of the Caribbean-Jamaica; University of Guyana-Guyana; University of Papua New Guinea-Papua New Guinea.

Programme Content

Managing Information Systems, Management and Organizations, Managing Human Resources, Operations Management, Economic Environment of Business, Public Systems Management, Quantitative Techniques, Marketing Management, Accounting & Finance, Public Policy, Strategic Management, Development Planning and Administration, Quality Management, Research Methods, Dissertation, E-Commerce, Project Management, Managerial Economics, Policy Analysis and Implementation, Contemporary Administrative Systems, Disaster Management, Corporate Finance, International Marketing



Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Post Graduate Programme
Conducted by :
Faculty of Management Studies
Programme duration :
Minimum 02 years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :






(a) An undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification.
(b) A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience at managerial level
(c) Proficiency in English Language

Online Applications :
 08th May 2022
Closing Date for Applications :
Selection Test Date :
 No Selection Test (only for this year). Interviews would be conducted

Local Students

Application Fee : Rs 800/=
Course Fee : Approximately Rs. 450,000/=  (Payable in installments)


Overseas Students
Tuition Fee : US$ 23,460*
 *: In addition to the above fee, is a refundable deposit of US$ 1000 will be charged from the foreign students before the registration.  

1. From the Public Information Office, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda by calling over between 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on any day except public holidays.
2. From other centres by calling over between 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on any day between Tuesday to Saturday except public holidays.
Address :
Programme Coordinator, CEMBA/CEMPA Programme, Faculty of Management Studies
Contact :
Mr. Asanka Senevirathne,  Chief- Coordinator: 071-8607498
CEMBA/CEMPA Unit:0112-881008
Email :



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