Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey as we introduce to you the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Economics and Finance programme offered by the Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC). Our unrivalled institution, renowned for over 30 years for providing University of London (UoL) Degrees with academic direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), invites you to join us in shaping the future of finance, banking, economics, insurance, research companies, and beyond.

A Transformative Curriculum at the Forefront of Academic Excellence:

  • The Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Economics and Finance is a unique degree programme combining Economics and Finance.
  • This comprehensive four-year programme is developed with 120 credit points.
  • The curriculum, covering SLQF Level 6, offers the option for direct entry to MPhil or SLQF Level 11 for further studies, as well as direct entry into international higher education opportunities.
  • By continuously updating and evaluating the BB (Honours) International Economics and Finance curriculum, we encourage students to apply their learning and analysis to practical situations, utilizing major current trends in the global economy.
  • The programme also offers a unique opportunity to study a foreign language such as French, Chinese, German, or Russian.

Providing new avenues of opportunities with the International Economics and Finance degree programme

We have introduced a Bachelor of Business (Honours) International Economics and Finance Degree approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)/University Grant Commission (UGC) to cater for the globally demanding careers in the field of economics and finance. You can find more about the degree programme at


Unveil the Secrets of Economic Globalization and Integration:

Prepare to unravel understanding of economic, trade, financial, political, and global forces that have propelled economic globalization and integration. Our four-year programme offers you practical insights and in-depth understanding, equipping you with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of today’s interconnected world. Gain a competitive edge with a profound grasp of economic principles and finance concepts that will drive you ahead in the finance, banking, and economics sectors.

Expand Horizons with Language Proficiency:

In an era of expanding global connections, fluency in languages like Chinese, French, and German sets you apart from the crowd. Our International Economics and Finance degree offers you the unique opportunity to study the basics of a foreign language over two semesters (One Year). Unlock the doors to international collaborations, build global networks, and foster fruitful partnerships, as you communicate effortlessly across borders.

Ignite the Flame of Innovation through Research:

At RIC, we understand that true innovation emerges from research. The International Economics and Finance degree mandates an internship and independent research study, providing you with hands-on experience and empowering you to conduct groundbreaking research. Acquire the skills to analyze complex data, identify market trends, and propose visionary strategies that will shape the future of your organization.

Open Doors to a World of Limitless Possibilities:

Our International Economics and Finance degree unlocks a multitude of career avenues within finance, banking, economics, insurance, research companies, and the wider corporate world. Join government agencies, industry associations, financial institutions, multinational corporations, economic consulting firms, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations in shaping economic policies, driving growth, and making a tangible impact. Embrace a future where your skills and expertise are in high demand, both locally and globally.

Choose RIC: A Proven Gateway to Success:

Our track record speaks for itself. RIC alumni have soared to remarkable heights, pursuing further studies at prestigious institutions like Harvard University and holding influential leadership positions across business, academia, government, and consulting firms. Year after year, our students are recognized as World Toppers, Academic Achievers, and Three-Country Prize Winners by the University of London, underscoring the caliber of RIC in producing exceptional graduates in the field of Economics. Rest assured, the International Economics and Finance programme we offer aligns closely with the UoL BSc Economics and Finance Degree.

Financial Support for Academic Excellence:

We staunchly believe that financial barriers should never hinder the pursuit of knowledge. RIC is dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities for all. We take immense pride in offering up to 50% academic scholarships to outstanding students based on their A-Level results.

Sudharma Priyadarshani

Academic Coordinator UGC/MoHE Programme