|AAT Business School embarks on its journey towards Higher Education|
Launches Higher Diploma in Accounting & Finance
AAT Business School, a strategic business unit operating under the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, with the mission to be the centre of excellence for Executive development by broadening the career pathway of AAT Students, Passed Finalists, Members and other professionals, is committed towards enhancing competencies and recognition of those seeking individual development.
Having Identified the need to create ways and means to achieve the above mentioned situation, AAT Business School launched on 16th Aug 2016 at Hotel Galadari its newly structured course- the Diploma in Accounting & Finance, and the Higher Diploma in Accounting & Finance (HDAF) to provide a sound theoretical basis in Accounting and Finance with requisite skills and attitudes for participants to progress in their careers in the selected fields mainly in the small and medium sized enterprises.
The Chief guest on the occasion was Professor Sampath Amaratunge , Vice-Chancellor - University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The event was full of glitz and glamour with eminent speakers including the Chief Guest and Mr. Kishu Gomes - CEO/Managing Director, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, Dr. Arul Sivagananathan -Managing Director, Hayleys Power and Energy and BPO, Mr. Anton Godfrey -Executive Chairman of AGXA Global, AG International and Director of the Colombo Stock Exchange .The session chairman / moderator was Mr. Samitha Perera- Director/CEO-Ceylon Biscuits Limited (Foods) International. The panel discussion was on a timely topic “Challenging Traditional Wisdom”.
The Chief Guest, Professor Sampath Amaratunge , Vice-Chancellor - University of Sri Jayewardenepura, in his address commented that todays need is to develop executives to, demonstrate a sound understanding of advanced concepts and principles of accounting, finance, management, economics and other related social sciences so that they apply that knowledge in the decision making process and Improve the critical thinking ability, communication, negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills in professional and business contexts, display leadership, ability to work in teams, commitment for learning, and adaptability in the professional environment and ultimately develop positive attitudes and responsibility towards work and society.
The course is designed for school leavers after advanced level and employees who are already engaged in the fields of Accounting and Finance. Direct entry to Higher Diploma is possible to students who have completed the AAT Final level or for those with similar qualifications.
Duration of HDAF is two years with four semesters having 20 modules, and it constitutes a professional qualification and equips students to be more competitive in their respective industries. The followers will acquire sound knowledge and competencies, for strategic application in the fields of Accounting and Finance. Further AAT Business School will arrange bank loan facilities for students who follow this program as a solution to those facing financial constraints. Students will also be able to find suitable employment through the AAT job bank.
An eligible person who wishes to follow the Diploma, should submit a completed application form that can be downloaded by visiting website aatsl.lk or visiting the AAT Business School at the AAT center No. 540, Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Nahimi Mawatha, Narahenpita , Colombo 05. Further details may be obtained by contacting Iresha on 0112559670.