National Institute of Business Management

About Us

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

We keep abreast of global trends and constantly upgrade our products to suit today’s need s. Over the years we have developed our identity while proving to be a leader in management training and education. We have empowered thousands carve better futures for themselves.

The NIBM has been functioning for 50 years having established in 1968 under the purview of the Ministry of industries and Scientific Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program as an agency for the implementation of the programs of the ILO. It was subsequently incorporated as the National Institute of Business Management by an Act of Parliament (The National Institute of Business Management Law No. 23 of 1976). Certain amendments to this Act were brought in under Act No. 28 of 1991. NIBM is governed by a Governing Council established by way of the provisions of the act and also supported by a Business Education Board which advices on the academic process and standards.


NIBM is functioning as a statutory body under the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development, Vocational Training & Skills Development and Youth Affairs. NIBM is a self-financed institution which does not depend on the treasury for funds. It is an internationally accepted professional and higher education institution accredited by a range of international and local organizations. NIBM has won the National Quality Awards, National Business Excellence Award and many other notable awards several times during the past decade. NIBM is an ISO 9001:2015 Quality System Certified institution with a high focus on quality management and service excellence.

Our Vision

To be the best business education institute in Sri Lanka

Our Mission

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

Chairman NIBM

Rohan Prithiviraj Perera (FCA)

Director General

Dr. D M A Kulasooriya