Since its inception, ICBS has established itself as a leading Business School in Sri Lanka. ICBS’ history dates back to 1985 when it was known as CBS, which was a pioneer in CIMA education in Sri Lanka, giving them an edge of being one of the oldest business schools in Sri Lanka.
ICBS was accredited by CIMA (UK) as a ‘Learning Partner Institute’ in 2004, making it one of the first institutes in Sri Lanka to receive this prestigious Status, assuring the highest quality of delivery. This distinguished accreditation is awarded only to institutes which offer evidence of continuous improvements, high pass rates at examinations and stringent overall quality standards certified by an independent` auditor from UK.
With a branch in Kandy that was also accredited as a Learning Partner Institute in 2013, ICBS became the only institute in South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa to have 2 Premium Learning Partner Institutes. ICBS is also a Gold Approved Learning Partner (ALP) of ACCA
ICBS has also extended its operations internationally by partnering with colleges in India, providing lecturer and student support. ICBS is also the only Business School in Sri Lanka with global exposure having partnerships in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan.
The BA (Hons) International Business & Finance developed in association with ACCA, CIMA and UWS is testament to ICBS’ innovative and visionary approach. ICBS further boasts of the 1st Digital learning facility in Sri Lanka which is utilised for the postgraduate programmes offered.
The past students of ICBS hold well remunerated senior jobs both locally and overseas. With unparalleled dedication and commitment to uplift the standards of business education in the country, ICBS’ focus lies on their students, encouraging and inspiring them to achieve the best they possibly can in terms of academic success, employability and personal development. Our graduates are work–ready, resilient and able to contribute locally and globally.
Life at ICBS
Our campus is conveniently located at the heart of the Colombo city, at Kollupitiya, with easy access round the clock by bus and train. Located 1.5 kilometres from one of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka. The campus is an exceptional place to study. Surrounded by shopping malls, restaurants and theatres providing students plenty of opportunity for recreation after the days of engaging study at the campus.
Located at the centre of the historic city of Sri Lanka, the campus is located in close proximity to schools and other educational institutions. Just 2 kilometres from the Dalada maligawa (temple of the tooth relic), but a location that is away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Both campuses have active student councils that welcome the freshers into the campus and organise events throughout the semester to keep students engaged and ensure that students have a balance between their studies and extra-curricular activities.
Both campuses also provide students with free Wi-Fi access ensuring that they are connected at all times and have access to all online resources including the British library.
The students will gain access to the country’s only fully fledged digital classrooms, which will provide the students a glimpse of the future of education.
The friendly staff at both campuses are always willing to provide any assistance and guidance required by students throughout their journey at ICBS.
ICBS Student Council
The student council at ICBS provide a second level of support to students and also ensure that a balance is maintained between the academic and extracurricular activities. The many clubs provide a sense of relaxation and adventure with students involved in the explorers clubs, rotary clubs and many more. The student councils at both campuses organise events and activities throughout the year, some of the activities include;
- Factory visits
- Sports days
- Christmas parties
- Halloween parties
Colombo is a popular destination for foreign students and the Colombo campus is popular among foreign students due to its close proximity to suitable accommodation, recreational activities and the airport.
We understand that choosing to move overseas for your studies can be both exciting and daunting, that’s why our dedicated staff offer plenty of support to ensure you get the most out your studies and prepare you for life after graduation.
Our dedicated team help make the transition to student life in our campuses as smooth as possible including, assisting with documentation for immigration and visa purposes.
Scholarships and Discounts
We offer discounts to both local and international students based on academic achievements and extracurricular activities. Special discounts are available to support students with financial problems.
Sports at ICBS
ICBS provides a sports scholarship scheme which offers a range of financial support and academic flexibility to the highest performing students. Students in team ICBS take part in a range of different competitions which include cricket tournaments, basketball competitions, football and futsal tournaments and CIMA and ACCA sports days. A separate intercampus sports day is organised to promote the importance placed on sports at ICBS. Students are actively encouraged by the students council to be involved in some form of sports during their study at ICBS.
It is compulsory for students at ICBS to be involved in CSR during their period of studies. This has been a proud tradition that has been continued over the past 5 years.
The CSR activities involve students identifying a suitable project, carrying out projects to raise funds and implementing the projects under the guidance of the ICBS team.
ICBS students are proud winners of the all Island CSR competition ‘hand in hand’ a competition carried out involving all educational institutions, colleges and Universities in the country in 2015.
Top 15 reasons to choose Imperial College of Business Studies
- 32 years of undisputed experience in education
- Only college in the region to have 2 premium accredited CIMA learning centres, an assurance of quality.
- A Degree from a public University from the UK with a Business School ranking of 68 (Complete University Guide 2017)
- Only college where studying a Degree will result in students graduating with an Honours Degree and 7 professional qualifications
- A unique mix of full time academia and lecturers with professional and international teaching experience, enhancing the student learning experience
- Access to online resources and a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
- Interactive classrooms with personalised attention for all students
- The only college to have fully-fledged digital learning facilities
- Focus on developing student skills to create work ready graduates
- Making learning fun through a range of extracurricular activities, guaranteeing an exceptional student experience
- Nurturing young talent and providing continuous guidance to achieve a student’s full potential
- Guaranteed internship opportunities ensuring application of knowledge gathered from the Degree
- Range of student scholarships for academic and extracurricular achievements
- Opportunities to participate in student exchange programmes with the University
- Making education affordable to the masses through easy payment schemes