BSc (Hons) in International Business and Economics

The Department of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities is excited to introduce its new four-year honours degree in International Business and Economics (SLQF Level 6).

This is one of the most demanding degrees, combining economics and international business management streams to enhance students’ understanding of the turbulent business world. This program equips students with knowledge in the following core areas needed to excel in global markets, making them the top choice for prestigious local and international businesses.

Core areas of the curriculum

  • Economics
  • International Business Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Psychology
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Business
  • Globalization and cross cultural impact on international business
  • Foreign Languages
  • Industrial training
  • Skill development (IT, leadership & team work, interpersonal skill, networking, work ethics, disciplines behavior, entrepreneurial skill, )
Abbreviated qualificationBSc (Hons) in International Business and Economics
Duration4 years
Number of Credits120 credits

Main learning outcome

By mastering fundamental business concepts and focusing on international trade, global markets, international finance, cultural intelligence, and geopolitical considerations, as well as acquiring foreign language proficiency, our students will be able to analyze and navigate the unique challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving global business environment.

Course fee structure

Full payment (LKR)Installment Plan (LKR)
1,500,000.0001st yr600,000
02nd yr300,000
03rd yr300,000
04th yr300,000

 Eligibility Criteria – Day scholars (Civil Students) 

  • The candidate should,
    • Be a citizen of Sri Lanka.
    • Be between 16-24 years of age on the closing date of applications.
  • The candidate must have,
    • Completed GCE (A/L) or Cambridge/ Edexcel (A/L) or an equivalent foreign examination in the relevant or immediately preceding year and be qualified for university admission.
  • GCE Advanced Level (local): A minimum of three Simple Passes (S) at the GCE (A/L) examination in any stream for all degree programmes in one sitting.
  • GCE Ordinary Level : Obtained a minimum of Credit Pass (C) for English and Credit Pass (C) for Mathematics in the GCE (O/L) examination.


  • IGCSE / GCSE (Cambridge) or Advanced Level (Edexcel): Obtained a minimum of three ‘D’ Passes in the Cambridge or Edexcel (A/L) or an equivalent foreign examination in any stream in one sitting.
  • Obtained a minimum of ‘C’ Pass for English Language and ‘C’ Pass for Mathematics in the GCE O/L (Cambridge or Edexcel) examination.

Career Prospects

  • Due to the unique combination of international business and economics, and the different soft skills acquired, our graduates will be the top choice for prestigious local and international career opportunities.
  • They can pursue roles in multinational corporations, international trade organizations, government agencies, consulting firms, or entrepreneurial ventures with a global focus.
  • International Business and Economics career paths
    • International Business Analyst
    • International Marketing Manager
    • Business Development Manager
    • Export/Import Manager
    • Trade Policy Analyst
    • Economic analyst
    • Business Strategist
    • Program Manager
    • Policy Analyst
    • Lecture in International Business and Economics
    • Many more