About us

Accountancy is one of five departments within Faculty of Commerce and Management studies, University of Kelaniya. The department offers a range of specialist accounting and finance courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our portfolio of postgraduate accounting and finance courses provide Master level courses that will further develop your theoretical and applied accounting and finance skills. On graduation your Master degree will provide you with the skills necessary to develop your career to the most senior level roles within an accounting or finance environment in a variety of sectors.

The department is recognized for its research output and its faculty is consistently rated by students as having excellent teachers and tutors. The teaching faculty is drawn from a range of pure research and commercial business backgrounds. Several members of the faculty are, for example, members of the professional accounting bodies such as CIMA and ICAS.

Research plays a vital role in underpinning all levels of teaching and the curriculum. Our students are made aware of the research being undertaken through access to published output and invitation to research seminars. Students have the opportunity to have their dissertation supervised by an active researcher.

Dr. K.K. Thilakasiri

B.Com., (S. J’pura), MSc (Mgt.)(S.J’pura), Ph.D (Melb)
Head – Department of Accountancy

Industry Links

The Accountancy department has strong links within industry, the public sector and professional bodies which ensure courses are practical, highly relevant and underpinned by applied research. The department has broad experience of providing research and corporate programmes to both industry and the accounting profession.

About Master of Business (MBus)

Flexible pathway for your higher studies

The Department of Accountancy (DoA) of University of Kelaniya, as a leading department in accounting education in Sri Lanka, proudly offers Master of Business in Accounting / Finance degree programme, which is the first ever online masters degree offered by a national university.

The Master of Business (MBus) degree programme is a high quality programme that fulfils aspiring corporate executive’s needs in ways that they require. The blended teaching and learning approach adopted by the programme best suits your lifestyle needs. It helps achieving your ambitions in a more flexible way while balancing your study with work and family commitments.

The programme offers academic guidance and support throughout the semesters, whilst allowing student interactions at any time. MBus virtual learning environment supported by Microsoft offers live lectures and Learning Management System consists of recorded lectures, lecture materials, assignments, and online discussion forums thereby enabling you to engage in MBus programme amidst your busy working schedule without physical attendance. Student have 24/7 access to view the recorded lectures repeatedly. However, to keep the conventional university atmosphere, MBus degree programme provides an opportunity for students to participate for day classes conduct at University of
Kelaniya premises.

We pride ourselves in offering quality degree programme for consecutive years within the given schedule and providing our students around the world, the assistance required in achieving their career ambitions. The fixed schedule enables you to complete the programme on time and graduate in one year. The programme is designed to give you the necessary academic and practical exposure required for a master’s graduates. The teaching faculty consists of academically and professionally qualified experts.

One of our alumni, Mr. Priyantha Ranasinghe, Senior manager, Finance and Admin at VAMCO Group in Maldives, expressed that “this Masters programme is structured well keeping in mind the busy lifestyle of working professionals. Balancing a busy schedule is never easy and Master of Business of University of Kelaniya gave me a flexiable solution for reaching my career destination in just one year.”

The DoA is partnering with Microsoft, for providing a high – quality learning experience using cutting –edge technology. Students can actively participate for lectures using Laptops, Tablets or Smart phones via Microsoft‘s Skype for Business + Office 365 environment from anywhere in the world.

If you are passionate about making an impact in the world of global Accounting & Finance and accelerating your career, the Master of Business in Accounting / Finance degree programme is an ideal opportunity for you. To invest in yourself and to build a bright future we are here to offer you a distinctive, high quality and magnificent learning experience.