Affiliated Universities

University College of Dublin, Ireland

The UCD School of Business is the leader in business education in Ireland and highly regarded internationally, with ambitions to become one of the top business schools in the world. A recent Financial Times survey ranked the Smurfit School as 14th in Europe and The Economist placed them 38th in the world. More importantly, they have achieved international accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. UCD is now working towards elite world class status with increased research targets, the filling of professoria positions with accomplished academics, continued internationalisa­tion, and improvements in the quality of teaching and the reputation of the programmes.

UCD is the major component of the National University of Ireland (NUI), which is a federation of four Irish Universities. UCD has approximately 22,000 students and 2000 staff, making it one of the largest in Britain and Ireland. It is a fully accredited University with some of the largest schools in Engineering, Law, Medicine and Business.

NIBM initiated collaboration with UCD for Bachelor of Science degree programme in Management Information Systems (MIS) way back in 1997 and the students’ success rates were kept close to 98 percent. The MIS degree course was a three-year programme divided into three levels and those who have completed the Higher Diploma in Computer Based Information Systems conducted by the NIBM will be eligible to directly enter the level two or the second year of the MIS degree programme. Those with other related qualifications would also be considered for exemptions on a case-by-case basis.

Recently NIBM has introduced two new degree programmes; Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Management and Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Human Resources Management for school leavers. The qualifications gained through these degree programmes would be accepted by any university in the world as a qualification for a post-graduate course.

University of Plymouth

Plymouth University is one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. Consistently ranked as one of the top three modern universities, Plymouth has over 30,000 students and 3,000 staff with an annual income of around £160 million.

Plymouth has performed very well in all teaching reviews carried out by external bodies since 1996. The University has a long record of high quality innovative research as demonstrated by its achievements in the RAE.

NIBM is a member of the regional training network - the Association of Management Develop­ment Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) and the Asian Productivity Organization (APO).

The Institute plays a major role in ‘the Association of Sri Lankan Institutes of Management (ASLIM)’, a national network of training institutions. NIBM is also represented in the Council of the Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL) as a Corporate Vice President.

The Institute’s membership of local and regional networks makes it possible for NIBM to stay abreast of current trends at regional and global levels. This enables NIBM to achieve its mission of developing competencies in people and organisations and leading the Institute towards its ultimate vision of being the best business education institute in the country.

Limkokwing University

Limkokwing is an international University with a global presence across four continents and with over 30,000 students coming from more than 150 countries. The winner of the Highest Enrolment of Foreign Students Award and Special Award for Globalizing Malaysian Education from the Malaysian Ministry of Education and the Export Excellence Award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, the trail-blazing university has won honors in its own right. On the overseas front, it has bagged awards such as the Arch of Europe Award for Quality and Technology, Frankfurt; the International Quality Award, London; the Century International Quality Era Platinum Award, Geneva; the International Gold Star Award, Paris; and the Visionary Leadership in Innovative Education Award, New York.

Limkokwing University of Malaysia, the most creative and Enterprise Graduate Center for Creative Technology, gives opportunity for local students to receive internationally recognized BSc (Hons) Degrees and Diplomas in fields where there is a huge demand for employment as project managers in Buildings, Shopping Malls, Construction projects and as Interior Designers.

The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) is introducing the Diploma and BA de­gree in Interior Design in collaboration with Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malay­sia. This degree is a three-year full time course which leads to careers as Project Managers in Buildings, Shopping Malls and Construction Projects and as Interior Designers.