Higher Diploma in Business and Human Resource Management




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IMBS Green Campus

Higher Diploma in Business and Human Resource Management Programme

Entry Qualifications: Diploma holder at IMBS Green Campus, Diploma related Business Administration or HRM, Diploma related to Business Management, Other Qualification upon the Board’s Approval

The Higher Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources offers a wide range of
managerial skills and competencies to blend the right essence from the Business and Human
Resource Management disciplines.

Must complete four (04) core mandatory units and two (02) of the three optional units.

Number of units: 06
The total Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 420 Hours
The Total Qualification Time (TQT): 1200 Hours
The credit value: 120
Live Lecture Delivery: Online
Medium: English & Sinhala Mix Language
Attendance Policy: 60% Attendance

One distinctive feature of this Higher Diploma program is its emphasis on cultivating leadership and management capabilities. Students are guided through a transformative journey that includes honing their skills in effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking. These competencies are vital for not only effective business management but also for HR professionals, as they play a pivotal role in fostering a harmonious work environment, nurturing talent, and achieving organizational goals.

By merging the worlds of business and human resources, this program produces graduates who are well-prepared to address the multifaceted challenges of the modern workplace. Whether it’s optimizing business operations, devising innovative HR strategies, or managing teams, our Higher Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources equips students with the expertise needed to excel in a dynamic business landscape.

Department of Business Management

Why Study Here?

Students should choose to study here for several compelling reasons. This program empowers individuals to not only comprehend the intricate interplay of business functions but also to be strategic HR partners in enhancing organizational performance. Graduates emerge with a skill set that bridges the gap between business acumen and HR proficiency, making them highly sought-after professionals who can navigate and contribute to the success of any organization.

Additionally, our emphasis on soft skills development, such as effective communication and leadership, prepares students not only for their initial career steps but also for long-term success in a competitive job market.

Department Contact Info

Diploma in Business Management

Department of Business Management
21/4, Queen Mary’s Road, Gampaha.

Academic Coordinator: dbm@imbscampus.ac.lk

Contact Us: +94 112 222 777

Everyday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

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IMBS Green Campus is committed to providing a rich and diverse educational experience that empowers students to become adaptable, ethical, and innovative professionals ready to make a meaningful impact in the business world.

Entry Requirements

Educational Qualifications:

Prospective students should have successfully completed their,

  • Be a Diploma holder at IMBS Diploma OR any other Diploma related to Business Management, Business Administration or HRM or any other related area.
  • OR possessing 03’S passes for G.C.E A/L Examination.
  • OR any other qualification upon the Board’s approval.

Age No Barrier:

At our institution, there is no age limit for admission. We believe that learning knows no bounds, and we embrace the diversity of our student body, which may include recent school graduates and mature learners seeking to enhance their career prospects or pursue their passion for business management.

Subject Modules

Modules of Diploma in Business Management Programme

Semester Unit Code Unit Title Credits Guided Learning Hours
First Semester 5UIBP Innovation and Business Performance (A) 5 70
5UHRM HRM (E) 5 70
Second Semester 5UIBE International Business Economics and Markets (A) 5 70
5UEFM Effective Financial Management (A) 5 70
Third Semester 5UMAO Managing Agile Organizations and People (A) 5 70
5UEE Employee Engagement (E) 5 70


Objectives of the Programme

  • Develop Comprehensive Business Knowledge: To provide students with a solid foundation in various aspects of business, including marketing, finance, accounting, and operations management, enabling them to understand the interconnectedness of these functions in an organizational context.
  • Specialized HR Expertise: To equip students with in-depth knowledge and skills specific to Human Resource Management, enabling them to excel in HR roles.
  • Interdisciplinary Understanding: Foster a broad understanding of how different business functions interrelate and contribute to overall organizational success, promoting a holistic perspective in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Leadership and Management Development: Focus on the development of students’ leadership and management abilities, emphasizing effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • International Business Acumen: Provide insights into international business economics and markets, preparing students to operate in a global business environment.
  • Financial Management Proficiency: Equip students with the ability to effectively manage financial resources, make sound financial decisions, and contribute to the financial success of organizations.
  • Agile Organization Management: Develop skills in managing agile organizations and people, preparing students to adapt to and thrive in rapidly changing business environments.
  • Employee Engagement Skills: Equip students with the knowledge and strategies necessary to foster employee engagement, satisfaction, and productivity, contributing to a positive organizational culture.
  • Strategic Partnership in HR: Prepare students to act as strategic partners in their organizations, aligning HR strategies with overall business objectives and contributing to organizational success.
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Cultivate problem-solving and critical thinking skills to address complex business and HR challenges effectively.
  • Communication Proficiency: Enhance students’ communication skills, enabling them to convey ideas, collaborate, and lead with clarity and effectiveness.
  • Ethical and Responsible Business Practices: Instill a strong sense of ethics and responsibility in business and HR practices, ensuring that graduates adhere to the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Preparation for a Diverse Workforce: Prepare students to work in diverse and inclusive environments, promoting understanding and inclusivity in HR practices.
  • Practical Application: Encourage the practical application of knowledge through case studies, projects, and internships, ensuring that students are job-ready upon graduation.
  • Lifelong Learning: Foster a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development, enabling graduates to adapt to evolving business and HR trends.


Methods of Assessments

Method of Assessment

All assessments are administrated by ABE UK as per global standards. The two main assessment methods are.

  1. Timed open-book exams (timed OBEs): Timed OBEs require you to prepare throughout your learning, keeping detailed notes from lectures, study guides, and wider reading. Once the question papers are published you will have three weeks to complete your answers.
  2. Assignments: Assignments test your ability to apply knowledge to real-world scenarios. You are required to do greater research and have more control over the format of the work and more narrative is required.

In order to be awarded the qualification learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all six units.

You should complete all six modules within one year of their registration. If not, a resubmission fee and annual subscription should be paid; that amount could be received from the UK in the meantime.


Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria

Merit Pass:

A student registered for the Diploma will be awarded with distinction if they satisfy all of the following conditions:

  • Obtained grades “B” or better in all course modules.
  • Obtained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 from all course modules.
  • Complete the relevant requirements at the first sitting.


A student registered for the Diploma will be awarded the Diploma if they satisfy the following conditions:

  • Obtained grades of “C” or better in all course modules.
  • Obtained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 from all course modules.
  • Complete the relevant requirements within the period of three years since first registration.

Final Grading:

Grading will be awarded by aggregating the marks for continuous assessments and the final examination. A grade point value, as indicated below, is assigned to each grade.

Range of Marks Grade Grade Point Value
85 – 100 A+ 4.00
80 – 84 A 3.70
75 – 79 A- 3.30
70 – 74 B+ 3.00
65 – 69 B 2.70
60 – 64 B- 2.30
55 – 59 C+ 2.00
50 – 54 C 1.70
45 – 49 C- 1.30
40 – 44 D+ 1.00
35 – 39 D 0.07
30 – 34 D- 0.03
0 – 29 E 0.00