Institute Profile

About NIBM

The NIBM with its legacy of more than four decades in the business of training and development and its vision of becoming the best management education institute in Sri Lanka offers you unmatched opportunities in management and IT education in Sri Lanka. The stability of being a government institute and the customer driven philosophy of the private sector, which we have adopted, means that well recognized qualifications at reasonable cost are being offered to the employed as well as to the school leaver in order to obtain the knowledge as well as the practical aspects needed for professional and personal development. Currently, NIBM operates as a statuary body under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development.

In the discipline of IT we offer a Higher Diploma, Diplomas and many certificate courses to cater to different needs.NIBM ensures that students gain a well recognized educational qualification.

In the field of management and productivity the NIBM offers the mature and employed student the opportunity to obtain well recognized qualifications in diverse fields through twelve diploma programs conducted in the English and Sinhala media as well as the numerous certificate and short term courses available. We also cater to specific needs of the industry through customized training programs and through consultancy assignments.

Our main campus at Colombo and our regional centers in Kandy, Kurunagala, Galle and Matara ensure that quality training is available through NIBM to a wider range and a greater number of our valued students.

The NIBM looks forward with excitement, hope and optimism and invites you to build your competencies and be a part of our success story.

Vision and Mission

Our Mission

" We are in the business of developing competencies in people and organisations through training and consultancy"

We provide our

  • Customers - Well recognised qualifications and competencies through quality resource personnel and technology
  • Staff - Professional freedom, performance based rewards and opportunity to learn & grow with the institute
  • Visiting Faculty - Recognition and networking
  • Collaborators - World class delivery facility and expertise
  • Society - Dissemination of knowledge

Our Vision

"To be the best business education institute in Sri Lanka "

Our Values

  • We are customer driven and aspire to delight them.
  • We care for and respect people.
  • We invest in continuous improvement and strive to be the best.
  • We create win-win partnerships.
  • We believe in honesty, integrity and transparency in everything we do.

Academic Structure

NIBM has exclusive partnership agreements with three of the world’s leading universities - the University College of Dublin, Ireland, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia and the University of Plymouth, UK. A unique factor that distinguishes NIBM from other foreign universities operating in Sri Lanka is that over 50% of the lectures for the courses offered by these universities is conducted by foreign faculty members in Sri Lanka. This figure rises to over 90% in respect of post-graduate studies.


National School of Business Management (NSBM) is established as the degree awarding school of NIBM offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the fields of Business, Computing and Engineering. Recognizing the trends in technology and globalization, NIBM launched NSBM as an alternative system of higher education to breed a generation of knowledge based employees.

Taking higher education to its next level , NSBM is inspired to transform Sri Lanka to a 'Knowledge Hub' as declared in 'Mahinda Chinthana' with its "Green University Town". Constructing the first ever Green University Town of its own kind in the South Asia, NSBM is proud to enhance the levels and the quality of education offered in the country. Fully equipped gymnasia, state of the art class rooms, student accommodations, shopping complexes, banking facilities, open theaters, library areas & free study areas will be a few of the facilities that are going to get underway with the NSBM Green University Town in future.

Established in 1968, the NIBM has experience over four decades in the industry. Today it functions under the purview of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development. NIBM undoubtedly has given an impetus to the nation through its progressive march towards development. The institute is well equipped with modern teaching aids and a conducive learning environment for students to acquire knowledge without any disturbance. The organization has rendered a great service to the nation through education, consultancy and training and it will make continuous efforts to enhance the productivity of Sri Lankan work force.

The National Institute of Business Management – NIBM keeps abreast of global trends and constantly upgrades its training programs to suit today’s needs. Over the years, it has developed its own character while proving to be a leader in training. NIBM has helped thousands of students to carve out a better future for themselves.