Oxford College of Business was recently recognized and awarded the 1st runner-up among all small business entities in Sri Lanka and runner-up in the educational services category, when they won the two silver awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2014. The National Business Excellence Awards is an annual award competition conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) with a view to recognizing business enterprises, which have demonstrated excellence in business, whilst contributing to the economic progress of the country.
“We are extremely proud of being the recipient of both these awards, and both my staff and I would like to give all glory and honor to God alone for our achievements. It is truly rewarding to be recognized for the contribution Oxford College of Business makes to the economic development of the country while practicing exemplary business practices and it is with great honor that we humbly accept both these awards. The National Business Excellence Awards is known for its diligent process in selecting award winners and it is our privilege to be a part of this process,” said Mr. Malindu Ranasinghe, Director/CEO of Oxford College of Business.
Among the objectives of the National Business Excellence Awards Program is to recognize and reward those Organizations that have excelled in all round performance. This includes the successful implementation of excellent management practices, demonstrated dynamic leadership, produced sound financial performance, realized outstanding employee and stakeholder satisfaction and shown high concern for the well being of society and the environment. The business excellence evaluation model and criteria for evaluation was further improved this year in order to recognize and enhance the standards for excellence with a view of recognizing businesses which are not only doing well but also doing their business right. The eminent panels of judges comprised Prof. Uditha Liyanage, Dr. Arritha Wikramanayake, Nihal Abeysekera, Dr. Penelope Hood, Ravi Peiris, Mr. Faizal Salieh and Mr. Pravir Samarasinghe.
Winning two awards at the 2014 National Business Excellence reflects the OCB’s commitment to transparent operations and delivering educational services geared in line with international standards. In keeping with the OCB’s vision to be ‘South Asia’s largest undergraduate and post graduate Business School providing quality education using the most up to date business techniques and theories’, Oxford College of Business has always tried to teach all its students the importance of being responsible corporate citizens while learning the art of making profit. “Making them understand the social and economic compact between stakeholders and an organisation value delivery is what differentiates Oxford College of Business from all the rest,” says Malindu Ranasinghe, Director/CEO of Oxford College of Business.
Oxford College of Business has been the invisible strength behind many of Sri Lanka’s top corporate business leaders that have directly impacted the lives of thousands of Sri Lankans. Established in 2003, Oxford College of Business has flourished to become a key player in the higher education sector of Sri Lanka, branching out to partnerships with some of the world’s top universities and professional bodies. The high quality business education delivered by some of the best business practitioners in Sri Lanka has enabled Oxford College of Business to enrich the lives of thousands of business leaders, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, senior managers and young and upcoming business professionals who together make a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.
The Most Decorated Business School in Sri Lanka
The recipient of many accolades since its inception, during 2014/13 Oxford College of Business has won awards including National Business Excellence Bronze Awards 2013 in the small business category, rated the “Best Tuition Center” by ABE Sri Lanka 2013, Bronze award at the National Level- Small Business Category (Service Sector) 2014 by the Ceylon Chamber of Industries, listed as one of the Top 15 Best Companies to work for in 2014 by Great Place to work institute together with Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and LMD Magazine. Furthermore Oxford College of Business is the only higher education provider to have dual certifications in both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified and accredited by TUV SUD South Asia (Pvt) Ltd. These milestones were achieved with many years of passion, dedication and commitment from all its employees who have underlined its success.
Delivering Educational Excellence in the field of Business Education
All undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered at Oxford College of Business are approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka. Over the past 11 years Oxford College of Business has produced world prize winners at all foreign affiliated programs offered. The academic excellence Oxford College of Business boasts of is unparallel and unmatched by any other private higher education provider in the country. Some of the notable academic achievements Oxford College of Business include:
– Produced 19 World Prize winners and 1 President Prize winner for ABE (UK)
– Produced 6 grade A’s at the final year of the BBA awarded at Heriot Watt University 2012/2013 (This is a level of achievement, less than 3% of all graduates have achieved to date)
– Produced a BBA (final year) Business Management Prize from Heriot Watt University 2012/2013
– Produced two AIB Chairman’s Award Winners, where two graduates from Oxford College of Business took top place over MBA graduates across 13 other countries worldwide in 2011/2012.
“Student success is at the heart of our dynamic approach to graduate education. Looking at business decisions in a new way, spotting trends before they are recognized as the next big thing, seeing situations from a global perspective, asking the right questions, being an innovator are some of the skills we train our students to develop. Furthermore the esteemed faculty members at Oxford College of Business are the epitome of thought leaders – using their extraordinary local and global business expertise to share insight, theory and solutions with the business community are the main reasons that Oxford College of Business has produced such academic excellence over the past years,” says the Head of Academic at Oxford College of Business.