In the Driving Seat: Taylor’s University Organises Executive Development Programme for MBA Students from Kelaniya University in Sri Lanka

A group of students from the Kelaniya MBA programme in Sri Lanka participated in a short course organised by Taylor’s University, attending lectures and visiting Malaysian businesses such as Proton.


Kelaniya University Students Visiting the Proton Car Factory
 
A group of thirty-eight MBA students from Kelaniya University in Sri Lanka recently participated in a short-course Executive Development Programme organised by the Taylor’s Business School and our Global Mobility Office. The Kelaniya MBA Programme was launched in 2005, with initial academic support from Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow (IIML). Aimed at working professionals, it is largely delivered during the weekends. In addition to regular lectures, the students are also required to attend workshops to develop their soft skills, to participate in guest lectures conducted by industry experts to broaden their business skills, as well as to engage in team building exercises to improve their leadership skills. Mr. S. C. Thushara, the coordinator of the MBA programme commented that our “students also attend a one week overseas tour, where they visit a business organisation in the Asian region and observe Asian business practices”. Kelaniya University partnered with Taylor’s Business School (TBS) for 2017 visit to Malaysia. The group was led by Dr Bandara Wanninayake, a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Marketing Management at University Kelaniya, who said that, “The main aim of this trip was is to gain a clearer understanding of how Malaysia has played a vital in the Southeast Asia economy and to help students to understanding the strategic orientation of ASEAN firms”. During their time in Malaysia, they visited businesses, such as Proton, and attended a series of lectures on topics such as “Managing Transnational Businesses – A Perspective from an Expatriate” to “Understanding the Growth of the Service Economy: Innovations in SE Asia”. To find out more about the Taylor’s Business School click here, to find out more about the short courses available through the Taylor’s Global Mobility Office click here - (Global Matters 2017)