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Calling Applications for 
Master of Professional Finance – 2024



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Academic Coordinator

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Master of Professional Finance (MPF)


Academic Year 2024/2025

Currently, the finance sector in Sri Lanka is facing exceptional transformation towards modernization, liberalization, innovation, and integration with the global financial markets. The role of finance graduates with mastery knowledge in finance with cutting-edge technological exposure is an essential qualification to meet the realities of the modern market.  Given this context, the Department of Finance introduced the Master of Professional Finance (MPF) programme.

International collaboration

The students of the Master of Professional Finance Programme have an excellent opportunity to join and continue their degree in one of the world-recognized top-ranked universities. The students who successfully complete their Trimester I of the Master of Professional Finance Programme will be eligible to apply for admission with credit to the Master of Applied Finance Programme offered by the University of Waikato and their Trimester II and III can be completed at the University.

The University of Waikato is a public research university in Hamilton, New Zealand and the university stands proudly on the world stage as a provider of future-focused, international education and an active player in global research Placed 331st in the world and the top New Zealand university for research. The Master of Applied Finance offered by the Waikato Management School is a Triple Crown Accredited business school.


Objectives of the Programme

The objective of the MPF programme is to enhance the capacity of graduates’ professional qualifications to advance their knowledge in the areas of financial discipline, investigative skills, and other abilities that are relevant and enable them to convert into a different discipline/profession, forming the basis for academic advancement and enhancing the managerial, administrative and technological capacity.

Programme Outcomes/ Graduate Profile

In achieving the objectives, the Master of Professional Finance Degree programme intends to develop young executives capable of becoming future leaders. Thus, the holders of the Master of Professional Finance degree should be able to;

  1. Construct multiple knowledge modules by using the key areas of finance and investments in making financial decisions.
  2. Develop a value system by using tools and techniques in finance to stand out as a strong candidate in the competitive financial industry.
  • Create the right professional finance mindset to cater to the evolving business world.
  1. Demonstrate the practical managerial issues faced by modern financial service firms.
  2. Integrate multiple skills relevant to financial management, such as critical thinking, analytical skills, report writing, presentation, negotiation, networking, problem-solving and teamwork skills.


Programme Type: onsite /hybrid

Entry qualifications

  1. A Bachelor’s degree, (a) including 30 credits in the area of finance or (b) with prior learning/work experience equivalent to 30 credits in the area of finance or
  2. A qualification acceptable to the senate of the University of Kelaniya in the subject area of finance equivalent to 1(a) or 1(b).


Programme structure

Targeted SLQF Level: Level 9

Duration: One-year

Credit load: 30 credits including 24 credits for the course works and 6 credits for the research project.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit value


Trimester 1

MFIN 51012

Accounting for Decision Making



MFIN 51023

Economics for Managers



MFIN 51032

Quantitative Techniques and Analysis



MFIN 51043

Corporate Finance



Number of credits



Trimester 2

MFIN 52052

Financial Institution and Risk Management



MFIN 52062

Financial Reporting and Analysis



MFIN 52072

Investment and Portfolio Management



MFIN 52082

International Financial Management




Corporate Governance and Business Ethics



Number of credits



Trimester 3

MFIN 55106

Research Project in Finance



MFIN 55112

Analysis of Equity and Fixed Income Investment



MFIN 55122

Financial Derivatives



MFIN 55132

Behavioural Finance



MFIN 55142

Alternative Investment Analysis



MFIN 55152

Financial Data Sciences



MFIN 55162

Strategic Management



*Number of credits



Total Number of credits



*In trimester 3, students are required to select the Research project in Finance and two optional subjects


Other information

  • MPF Programme is offered by an internationally recognized state University and in collaboration with the University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • One-Year Programme
  • Lectures on Weekends (Sunday)
  • Graduates of the course pursue careers across the spectrum of finance.
  • Can experience state-of-the-art teaching and learning methods.
  • Lectures by university internal faculty and industry experts
  • Opportunity to participate in industry-based workshops and outbound activities.

Course Investment: Contact the Academic Coordinator for more information

Selection: Candidates will be selected through an interview



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