Executive Diploma in Marketing (EDM) - 2023 - Online / Onsite


Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.   View map

Next Intake 2023

I. Provide an opportunity for the participants to acquire marketing related knowledge and skills via flexible methods by using most modern e-learning techniques in virtual classrooms.
II. Provide participants with a comprehensive coverage of theory and practice in the field of marketing and its operational areas.
III. Provide an opportunity for participants to develop their
knowledge and skills with respect to specialist areas of marketing activity, especially those which deem to be in inadequate supply currently.

Duration:One year
Weekend Programme
Medium of Instructions: English


Core units;
EDM 101: Fundamentals of Marketing
EDM 102: Economics Concepts for Marketing
EDM 103: International Marketing

Elective Seminar Units;
EDM 107: Services Marketing
EDM 108: Business-to-business Marketing
EDM 109: Sales Management


Core units;
EDM 104: E-Marketing
EDM 105: Consumer Behaviour
EDM 106: Marketing Information and Research
EDM 114: Project Report

Elective Seminar Units;
EDM 110: Project Management in Marketing
EDM 111: Brand Management
EDM 112: Promotion and Advertising
EDM 113: Business Law

  • First degree from a recognized university or a relevant professional qualification acceptable to the Senate of the University; OR
  • Three passes in the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination and three years Executive experience in a recognized firm; OR
  • Six passes in the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination and five years Executive experience relevant to the subject matter of the Diploma; OR
  • Seven years experience in the relevant field recommended by a professional in the field; AND
  • A good working knowledge of English.

A person who wishes to apply for the FGS programmes shall forward the application to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, No.35/30, Pro. Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 07.
Applications can be downloaded from (fgs.cmb.ac.lk) the faculty website.
The students will be selected through an interview or a placement test or both.
The next intake will be announced via the website, at the time of calling for applicants.

Programme Fee for Local Students

Application Fee: LKR 3,000/-
Registration Fee: LKR 5,000/-
Course Fee: LKR 81,500/-
Library Fee: LKR 1,500/-
Examination Fee: LKR 12,000/-
(Per one paper 2,000*6)
Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/-
(Rs. 2,500/= per card)

Programme Fee for Foreign Students

Application Fee: 50 USD
Registration Fee: 83 USD
Course Fee: 1347 USD
Library Fee: 25 USD
Examination Fee: 198 USD

Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/-
(Rs. 2,500/= per card)

Course Coordinator

Course Assistant

Ms. Pramodaya Sandamali

Email: edm@fgs.cmb.ac.lk
Phone: (+94) 11 205 56 56