CSBM launches Diploma and Executive Diploma programs grooming next generation of corporate leaders

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Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM) has launched a unique set of Diploma and Executive Diploma programs in the spheres of Leadership and Management, Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management, Sales and Marketing and Retail Management.

These programs are focused at empowering a generation of budding corporate leaders with new knowledge, practices, exposure and opportunity to build corporate connectedness. They are designed, developed and delivered by the business and corporate fraternity to bring out the best within a person, grooming them to be world class delivering the highest potential towards organisational growth and outlook. These Diplomas and Executive Diploma programs are also developed in compliance with the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) and in accordance with the local and international partner guidelines and quality confirmations. They also come with a strong industry endorsement. 

Both CSBM Diploma and Executive Diploma programs span for a period of 12 months on part time basis (weekday evenings and weekends) giving the participants ample opportunity to unleash their full potential, in leadership grooming traits, and to be part of a greater corporate network being coached and mentored by some of the top corporates. The unique feature of these diplomas and executive diploma programs is the coaching and mentoring module which gives the budding leaders the ability and opportunity to be coached and mentored by the profound, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. 

This will provide the participants a knowledge sharing, experience creating, exposure enhancing once in a life time opportunity to learn and to advance under the guidance of these proven leaders. They will not only share the good stories, but also share with the audience some of their downfalls and how they survived through crisis which could be both an inspiration and an opportunity to enhance both knowledge and skills. 

CSBM Executive Diploma in Leadership and Management (EDLM), Executive Diploma in Accounting and Finance (EDAF), Executive Diploma in Human Resources Management (EDHRM), Executive Diploma in Business Administration (EDBA), Executive Diploma in Retail Management (EDRM), Executive Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management (EDSM), Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM) and Diploma in Accounting and Finance (DAF) are the current courses on demand. These diplomas cater to participants of different career levels whether they maybe young executives, junior managers or those already in specific fields wanting to enhance their knowledge and skills could follow through a course that best suits them. The institute will evaluate each individual and recommend the best suited course to enhance the career objective of each individual. Comprehensive details of each course could be obtained through the institute’s website www.csbm.edu.lk or by visiting them at Colombo School of Business and Management, No 65/5, Ward Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.

CSBM is a corporate sector run business school lead by the veteran business leader Dian Gomes who serves as the Chairman whereas Prof. Ranjith Bandara provides the leadership for academic and educational programs as the Head of the Business School. CSBM is perhaps the only business school in Sri Lanka to be governed by a combined structure of both prominent corporate leaders and senior academic in the country to promote a novelty in leadership culture that builds multiple competencies aiming the next generation of corporate and business leaders in Sri Lanka and the region.

Deshamanya Professor W.D. Lakshman, former vice chancellor of the University of Colombo serves as the chairman of the advisory council whereas prominent business leaders such as Laugfs Chairman W.K.H. Wegapitiya, Connaissance Chairman Chandra Wickramasinghe, Epic Chairman Dr. Nayana Dehigama, Chevron CEO Kishu Gomes, CIC Agri MD Keerthi Kotagama and former secretary to the president Lalith Weerathunga serve in the advisory council at CSBM providing strategic guidance.

CSBM is registered as a certificate awarding institution under the Tertiary and Vocational Education (TVE) (Amendment) Act No 50 of 1999, CSBM is also partnered with Philip Kotler Center, USA, AIT Extension, Bangkok, INSEAD, Singapore and University of Lincoln, UK in delivering some of the cutting edge programs in Sri Lanka. CSBM is also registered as a European Commission Research and Innovation Centre in delivering some of the research, consultancy and business support functions to facilitate the growth and opportunity creation for the Sri Lankan and Regional businesses. 

CSBM establishes itself as the ‘Business School for the Nation’ supporting and promoting the corporate Sri Lanka go global and world class by creating a generation of budding corporate leaders who believe Sri Lanka Can and Sri Lankans Can! Uniqueness about CSBM includes its curricular which is cutting edge, practical with a whole new strategic perspective, faculty which provides a unique blend of professionals, top corporate leaders and academia who are experts in the respective fields and corporate networking opportunity which provides unparalleled access and openings to be mentored and groomed.

Further the courses offered at CSBM also lead the participants towards internationally recognised Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs with the University of Lincoln, UK. The panel of these courses includes dynamic professionals from the corporate sector of Sri Lanka along with the profound corporate leaders contributing as speakers and mentors throughout the course. Each batch is limited to 30 students per intake to ensure student-lecturer interaction and to facilitate effective coaching opportunities. 

Hatton National Bank (HNB) provides financial support and easy payment scheme to enable quality business education accessible to many and to provide a unique opportunity to network and to build corporate connectedness across many spheres. The next intake for above academic/professional courses will be on 26 March delivered at the CSBM corporate campus premises in Ward Place, Colombo 7. CSBM offers these high-value programmes at very affordable prices.

CSBM also offers a generous scholarship scheme for selected individuals from the partner organisations and private applicants to follow these unique courses with the aim of promoting corporate leadership and connectedness. 

Interested applicants can connect with CSBM; Arshani on 0727 764 084, Supun on 0703 667 679 or by emailing info@csbm.edu.lk, edu@csbm.edu.lk for more details about this scholarship scheme and course enquiries. 

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