Qualification: Diploma in Business Studies (Level 3 UK – 120 Credits)
Awarding Body: Raffles College of Higher Education
Duration: 6 Months (2 Terms)
Intakes: January, April, July & October
Standard Benchmarks: QAA – Business and Management – February 2015

Raffles aim to rise to the challenges and accept that different eras will demand different values, skills, behaviours and competencies from all of us. As a higher education provider, we strive to lead in the development of creativity, design and management expertise to contribute to the development of society.

Our business degree curriculum has groomed many individuals into successful corporate practitioners. The school offers business courses such as: Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship & Small Business Operation. Raffles School of Business in Colombo is under Raffles and starting to run in July 2018.

Aims of the programme:

The Diploma in Business is an introductory programme to prepare students for entry into Advanced Diplomas in business specializations. The overall aims of the programme are to develop:

  • Knowledge and skills in marketing research and planning;
  • Knowledge and skills in analysing and interpreting financial statements;
  • Knowledge and skills in managing human resource;
  • The ability to perform statistical analysis and interpretation for business situations;
  • The ability to apply marketing and operation management techniques and best practices;
  • The ability to communicate professionally and to work independently or in a group.


  • Digital Presentation
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Statistics 1: Descriptive Statistic and Probability
  • Academic Research and Communication Skills
  • Marketing Foundation
  • Operation Service Design and Management 1
  • Business Statistics 2: Inferential Statistics

Qualification: Advanced Diploma in Marketing (Level 5 UK – 240 Credits)
Awarding Body: Raffles College of Higher Education
Duration: 12 Months (4 Terms)
Intakes: January, April, July & October
Standard Benchmarks: QAA – Business and Management – February 2015
Entry Qualification: Completion of Raffles Diploma in Business Studies

The aim of the Advanced Diploma in Marketing is to provide advanced knowledge and practical skills in marketing and brand management by utilizing advanced technology of digital marketing and deep understand of micro and macro economy of Sri Lanka

The overall aims of the programme are to develop:

  • A working understanding of marketing, advertising and brand principles and its current challenges .
  • Knowledge and skills in marketing research and planning .
  • Knowledge and skills in global marketing and customer relationship management .
  • Knowledge and skills in advertising and public relations as well as brand management .
  • The ability to apply marketing and brand management techniques and best practices.
  • The ability to communicate professionally and to work independently or in a group.

With the increasing globalization and technological advances, the importance in marketing and brand management becomes more and more significant in modern business. This course provide a wide variety of job opportunities to the students interested in working in the marketing, brand, media and advertising industries.


  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Operation Service Design and Service Management 2
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Market Research
  • Introduction to Brand Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sensorial Marketing
  • Team Building
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Service & Retail Marketing
  • Sales and Business Skills
  • Diversity in Global Marketing
  • Contemporary Issues in Business & Management
  • Business Portfolio

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) – Marketing
Awarding Body: Raffles University Iskandar – Malaysia
Duration: 12 Months (4 Terms)
Entry Qualification: Completion of Raffles Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations

Students who have successfully completed a RUI Bachelor’s degree are able to:

  • Critically review, consolidate and extend a systematic and coherent body of knowledge, utilising specialised skills across an area of study;
  • Critically evaluate concepts and evidence from a range of sources;
  • Transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills and exercise significant judgement in a range of situations; and
  • Accept accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes.


  • Business Mathematics
  • Consumer Behavioor
  • Ethics and Organization
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Leadership and Innovations
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Service Marketing
  • Final Year Project I
  • Applied Market Research
  • Sales and Management
  • E-Marketing Strategy
  • Personal Selling
  • Retail Marketing
  • Final Year Project II


Manisha Gunawardena

Leader for Business Programme

Nationality: Sri Lanka Qualification: Master in Business Administration – University of Sri Jayawerdanapura Bachelor of Arts – Honours, Australian National University Canberra, Australia (more…)

Niroshan L. Kurera

Lecturer for Business Programme

Gopi Krishna

Lecturer for Business Programme

An admission to Raffles (henceforth known as the College) is open to all individuals regardless of gender, race, religion or nationality. Selection for admission is based on all overall assessment of the individual’s potential. The College reserves the right to reject an application and to review a student’s progress periodically. The College may, at its discretion, cancel a student’s registration for lack of academic progress, failure to honour fees payable or failure to abide by the Rules and Regulations prescribed in the Student Handbook.

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 years of Age
  • Applicants are required to complete the G.C.E O/L with minimum of 5 Credit passes including a Credit Pass for English.
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Applicants are also required to attend an interview with one of our Programme Coordinators, where they need demonstrate their creative abilities and their proficiency in both spoken and written English.

Application Checklist

  • Duly completed application form
  • Three (3) passport size photographs
  • Copy of Applicant’s Passport or English Translation of Birth Certificate
  • Copies of Applicant’s latest Educational Transcripts, Certificates & Completion Letter
  • A relevant portfolio: Applicants to submit a portfolio consisting a minimum of 5 pieces of artwork using any or a combination of the following media:
    • Photographs / Videos
    • Freehand drawings
    • Paintings / Illustrations
    • Collage / Mood Boards
    • Arts and Crafts (In 2D or 3D format)

Applicants are also to submit a Personal Statement of 300 to 500 words which reflects on the works submitted as the portfolio as well as expresses the applicants’ interest in pursuing their choice of programme.

Total file size of submission via email must not exceed 5MB. Alternatively, submission can be sent using file transfer service (e.g. Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc).

Application Procedure

  • We request all applicants to come in for an interview.
  • If you are international student, & you are applying for one of our Design Diplomas, you can submit a portfolio with your application form.
  • If your application is successful, we will send you a Letter of Acceptance with information regarding payments.  Ex: First payment upon admission and installment payments.

Course Fee

Please contact one of our Education Consultant for fee details and payment terms.

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