Advanced Certificate in Financial Services Management

Applications are Calling

New Application Date : 15th February 2024


Department of Banking and Finance is one of the prominent Departments in the Sri Lankan university system to cater needs of the Banking & financial industry. The introduction of this nature of course was a long-felt need of the Industry as there are no advanced certificate programmes offered by any university related to this discipline. Further, many employees in the banking and financial services sector are engaged in their works without theoretical background related to their employment. Department of Banking and Finance of the Faculty of Business Studies and Finance considered this vacuum and decided to introduce this Advanced Certificate programme with the aim of infusing enthusiasm among potential people who are eager to solve problems they encountered while in the service.

This is the first Advanced Certificate programme introduced by the Department of this nature under its external programmes. Financial firms, on the other hand, could monitor this programme and embody this into their promotion schemes too. This program is designed following the requirements of the Sri Lanka qualification framework Level (SLQF) 2.


AThe main objective of the programme is to endow a person with a generalized knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies which are essential to begin a career in the Financial Service Industry.


ACFSM 112: Essentials for Financial Services
ACFSM 122 : Financial Markets
ACFSM 132 : Information Technology for Financial Services
ACFSM 142 : Legal Environment in Finance
ACFSM 152 : Marketing and Customer Services
ACFSM 161 : Professional Skills Development


School Leavers who wish to hold a recognized qualification for a career in Financial Services, Operational Level employees who intend to develop a successful career in the Financial Service Industry.


The Advanced Certificate Course in Financial Services Management (ACFSM) is a Six months course and the examinations shall be held at end of first and second semester-ends. The number of credits to be offered is 11 credits, covered entirely 165 lecture hours (SLQF 2).


* Passed General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) .
* A person who holds a qualification of NVQ level 3.
* A person who has successfully completed a certificate course related to the field of Banking & Finance.
* Other qualifications may be considered for the admissions of candidates to the programme subject to the approval of the Senate with the recommendation of the Board of Studies of ACFSM.
* Perform well at the admission test and or the interview.


Lecture sessions will be conducted online. However, seminars, workshops, practical sessions and examinations will be conducted in the University.


The ACFSM will be commenced in April 2023.


Mrs. SNRF Dias
Course Director-ACFSM
Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Phone: – 0372284216

Mr. HMRR Hewamana
Academic Coordinator- ACFSM
Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Phone: – 0372284216