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National Institute of Business Management

About Us

National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) is the premier Business School in Sri Lanka.

NIBM Since 1968

The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) with legacy over 51 years of service in the business of higher education is focusing on resilience the professional practice gap in the fields of Management, Information Technology, Engineering, Design and Languages. Throughout this journey we have enriched thousands of students by ensuring better career opportunities in both local and foreign job markets. Concurrent innovations, developments and efforts coupled with experienced professional lead NIBM to differentiate itself from other higher education service providers.

Currently, NIBM operates as a self-financed statuary body under the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation. Today, we are recognized as one of the higher educational institute to be awarded with ISO 9001-2008 which certifies that our processes and systems are according to the internationally recognized standards.

Our Vision

“To be the best education institute in Sri Lanka”

Our Mission

“We are in the business of developing competencies in people and organizations through training and consultancy”

Our Campuses

Currently, our operations are carried out through six campuses covering four main regions of the country. The principal place of the business is situated at No.120/5, Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka. Apart from two campuses located in Colombo, we serve our customers through other campuses located in Kandy, Kurunegala, Galle and Matara. While all these campuses serve similar market segments, National Innovation Centre (NIC) was established at Kirulapona (Colombo 05) to cater to a creative industries including Fashion Design, Interior Architecture, Music and Arts.

All the branches of NIBM are fully dedicated to serve customers with quality training and utmost professional care.

Our Goals

  • Provide quality Business Management education and instructions in associated disciplines for those who seek professional knowledge and qualifications.
  • Develop competencies of Managers and Supervisory staff of organizations both in the public and private sectors through well-structured training programs.
  • Train and educate working professionals for creative and effective participation in management.
  • Facilitate the improvement of productivity in organizations through education and training programs.
  • Provide Management Consultancy and Advisory Services to government, public and private sector organizations in establishing performance standards and optimizing the human resource contribution towards organizational growth.
  • Provide Language education to enhance communication and understanding between communities and to provide the citizens to connect with a globalized world.
  • Provide Trainings in “Education for Innovation”

Our Objectives

  • Development of Managers and Supervisory staff of industrial and commercial undertakings both in the public and private sectors. 
  • Training and educating professionals for creative participation in management.
  • Provision of specialist services in management, establishing performance standards and improving productivity.
  • Performing other activities for optimizing the human contribution for performance development.
  • Undertaking research and gathering data on aspects of management and relevant socio-economic phenomena for better appreciation of the environment.
  • Providing management information services to outside organizations and training of personnel in the IT field.
  • Offering consultancy services to the corporate sector to improve their systems, procedures and processes, assist in their planning process and generally help in their efforts to meet the threats posed by the changing environmental factors. 
  • Facilitating the improvement of productivity in organizations through education and training programs.

NIBM CAMPUSES

Currently, our operations are carried out through six campuses covering four main regions of the country. The principal place of the business is situated at No.120/5, Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka. Apart from two campuses located in Colombo, we serve our customers through other campuses located in Kandy, Kurunegala, Galle and Matara. While all these campuses serve similar market segments, National Innovation Centre (NIC) was established at Kirulapona (Colombo 05) to cater to a creative industries including Fashion Design, Interior Architecture, Music and Arts.

All the branches of NIBM are fully dedicated to serve customers with quality training and utmost professional care.

NIC
Kirulapona
NIBM
Kurunagala
NIBM
Galle
NIBM
Matara
NIBM
Kandy

UNIVERSITY COLLABORATIONS

Coventry University, UK

Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists as the Coventry School of Design in 1843, and in 2018 celebrated 175 years, Coventry University is a dynamic and outward-looking institution with a tradition of teaching excellence, impactful research and bold international partnerships. Coventry ranks 15th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020. It also earned the title ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide; the guide describes it as “one of the most innovative modern universities, bold with its vision of what the 21st century student experience should be”.

Ranked No.15 UK University
Guardian University Guide 2020

Top 15 UK university 5 years running
Guardian University Guide 2016-2020

5 QS Stars Rated for Excellence
QS Stars University Ratings 2020

Highest ranking modern university in England 2013-2019
Guardian University Guide

Gold for outstanding teaching and learning
Teaching Excellence

Framework (TEF) 2017

Note: Accolades and statistics above relate to Coventry University courses and the campus in the UK

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is a private international university that has a presence across Africa, Europe, and Asia. With its main campus in Malaysia, the university has over 30,000 students from more than 165 countries. It is considered to be one of the top arts and design schools in Asia and is ranked highly among Asian universities in the QS Rankings. The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) has introduced the Diploma and BA degree in Interior Design in collaboration with Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia. This degree is a three-year full-time course which leads to careers as Project Managers in Buildings, Shopping Malls and Construction Projects and as Interior Designers.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

UTM is a leading innovation-driven entrepreneurial research university in engineering, science and technology located both in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It is renowned for being at the forefront of engineering and technological knowledge and expertise. UTM as the biggest postgraduate research university in technology has also established a reputation for innovative education and cutting-edge research, with a vision towards the development of creative human capital and advanced technological innovation. The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), the pioneer in IT education in Sri Lanka has marked another milestone in its excellence in higher education by launching Master of Science in Information Security and two Engineering degree programmes, Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical- Mechatronics and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical-Electronics in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia.

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

Cisco Networking Academy a global education initiative from Cisco Systems offers programmes in networking such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) course. Certifications such as CCNA and CCNP are highly sought after by network engineers throughout the world as a way of enhancing their carrier in the IT field. The School of Computing of NIBM has been officially recognized as a Cisco Network Academy since 2016.

Red Hat® Academy turns academic institutions into centers for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with Red Hat Training and Certification. Through the Red Hat Academy program, more than 20,000 students per year gain access to the value of training and the benefits of certification through hands-on instruction, curriculum, labs, performance-based testing, and instructor support. The Red Hat Academy curriculum is offered across Red Hat’s most in-demand platform, middleware, and cloud technologies. Select courses and exams are available in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The School of Computing of NIBM has been officially recognized as a Red Hat Academy since 2017.

Microsoft Imagine Academy provides up-to-date curricula and resources to train and certify students and educators on Microsoft products and technologies. Students gain valuable skills required for college and career that will help them succeed in an increasingly digital global economy across Computer Science, IT infrastructure, Data Science and and Productivity areas. The School of Computing of NIBM has been officially recognized as a Microsoft Imagine Academy since 2017.

The Chartered Institute for IT and british computer society is the pioneering professional body in the IT industry. Committed towards making IT good for society, the institute does so by setting standards and frameworks, nurturing relationships between professionals, academics and businesses, fostering new thinking and supporting practitioners in continuous professional development via training, certifications and membership.

The latest addition to the portfolio of professional certifications offered by BCS is the BCS Professional Certificate in Agile. The certification was launched in partnership with the National Institute of Business Management, the first accredited training provider for this professional certification. Together with Agile; Business analysis and Software testing are some of the most sought-after Professional Certifications offered by the institute.

Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers are part of the world’s largest professional testing network that delivers more than 15 million exams in 46 languages annually. Prestigious exam owners in professional and IT certification like Amazon AWS, PMI CAPM,  Microsoft, Oracle, BCS, CISCO, CIMA, CMA Sri Lanka, VMware, IBM choose Pearson VUE for its industry leading testing platform and robust computer based test center network. Since 2018 NIBM is a Pearson VUE Test Center.

NIBM signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institute of Certified Management Accounts of Sri Lanka to provide CMA accreditation to the courses offered by NIBM which would facilitate both NIBM and CMA students to obtain exemptions. NIBM will grant exemptions to the students and members of CMA to obtain academic qualifications at NIBM and also the NIBM students will get exemptions for the CMA examinations. Further, NIBM and CMA is hoping conduct joint programmes for its members & students on contemporary areas of Financial and Management Accounting. CMA will also grant scholarships for skilled & financially needy students of NIBM at the discretion of the Governing Council of CMA and on recommendation by the management of NIBM.

The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to offer professional financial services qualifications to students to complement their academic studies at NIBM. To encourage a new generation of corporate ready professionals, the NIBM and CISI will work together to provide students with the opportunity to advance their knowledge in a wide range of areas in financial services.  The CISI will make the Fundamentals in Financial Services, International Introduction to Securities & Investment, International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management and Risk in Financial Services accessible at the NIBM.

The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) and the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to offer exemptions for the AAT finalist students to peruse a well-recognized UK degree in professional accounting at NIBM. With the signing of this MoU, the AAT finalist students can now complete a BA (Hons) in Professional Accounting degree at NIBM in two years while getting an exemption on the first year. The programme is structured in part time basis where the lectures are conducted during weekends and weekday evenings to help the students to build their academic qualifications while they are being employed.