University of Kelaniya (UoK) Sri Lanka is collaborating with CQUniversity, Australia
14 Mar 2019

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University of Kelaniya (UoK) Sri Lanka is collaborating with CQUniversity, Australia to offer a dual award;

Master of Business (MBus) by UoK

Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) by CQU


The Faculty of Graduate Studies has been offering Master of Business in Accounting/Finance online degree since 2013. As the pioneer of introducing flexible mode of pedagogical approach to deliver MBus in (Accounting/Finance), Department of Accountancy has taken steps to tie-up with one of renowned Australian universities to offer Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) Degree.

In this context, University of Kelaniya signed an agreement with CQUniversity, Australia. This paradigm change can create opportunities for Sri Lankan students who are seeking to complete a professional master’s degree in accounting overseas while staying in Sri Lanka. Further, this initiative provides value for money to candidates by giving them an opportunity to complete Master of Business in (Accounting/Finance) and Master of Professional Accounting, two degrees in one registration. These two degrees can be completed within the short time span of 16 months with world recognized credit value.

continuously for 6 years, industry has recognized this qualification for career advancement of existing employees. This recognition is mainly due to a quality curriculum, relevance to industry, embedding practical exposure, flexible mode of delivery, professionally and academically qualified panel of lecturers, on-time completion and adequate research exposure.

CQUniversity, Australia is recognized by Times Higher Education as being in the top 2% of universities (World University Rankings 2019), CQUniversity is creating the next generation of leaders and change makers and Australia’s first and only AshokaU Changemaker Australian campus driving social change. The MPA is offered by the Department of Accounting, Finance, Economics & Property in the School of Business & Law. With this double degree program, students are having an opportunity to obtain Master of Business (Accounting/ Finance) from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) from CQUniversity Australia.

Both these degree programs are conducted in online mode and students will have an experience in discovering e-Learning and m-Learning blended learning exposure. All lesson materials are prepared by well qualified academic staff in both universities, available online 24/7 basis while progress is tracked under a continuous assessment process.



Signing the agreement on 20th Feb. 2019 at CQU in Melbourne. Vice chancellor, University of Kelaniya, Prof. D. M. Semasingha (left), Dean, Faculty of Graduate studies, Prof. Ariyarathna Jayamaha, Prof. Peter Best, Head of the Department of Accounting  CQUniversity, Prof. Lee di Milia (right),  Dean, School of Business and Law at CQUniversity along with many delegates from both universities who participated the event




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