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The ANC USA Degree Completion Program in Sri Lanka

Earn your business degree at ANC Education from Northwood University, one of the top outstanding specialized business schools in the USA.
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Northwood University

Founded in 1959 as Northwood Institute, Northwood has grown from an institute to a well-accredited university committed to its mission to develop business leaders of tomorrow. Northwood University specializes in business education, which is experiential, hands-on, and action-driven to give students a real world experience.

Northwood’s full-service residential campus is located in mid-Michigan. Postgraduate programs are offered in Michigan and Texas in addition to adult degree programs available in a number of states. International education is offered through in program centers in China, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka (ANC Education).

The university holds accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. With several specialized majors to choose from and industry-specific curriculums, Northwood-ANC partnership has established a phenomenal record of career success for ANC graduates:

Northwood Majors

BBA in Marketing

The Marketing program focuses on the various aspects of the marketing function, including business-to-business marketing, marketing research, integrated marketing, and marketing management. Students develop a marketing plan as a capstone marketing project.

  • Principles of Advertising
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Selling
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Sales Management
  • E-Commerce
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Management

Career options and trends: public relations, digital marketing, social media, communications, event management, brand management, etc.

BBA in Management

The bachelor’s program in Management prepares graduates with a diverse background in general management and industry, and they develop strong ethics, outcomes, and are ready to lead.

  • Principles of Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Practice of Management & Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • International Management
  • Management of Information Technologies
  • Strategic Planning

Career options and trends: operations management, HR, business development, marketing, project management, entrepreneurship/ family business, etc.

BBA in International Business Management

International Business is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the emerging global business environment. It develops the necessary skills graduates need to succeed as leaders in any size multi-national enterprise.

  • Introduction to International Business
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • International Trade
  • International Marketing
  • International Law
  • International Management
  • International Finance

Career options and trends: international trade, foreign service, finance, international economics, investment banking, etc.

BBA in Finance

The Finance program focuses on course work designed to place graduates in financial service industry careers. It includes a mix of finance and business management courses.

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Financial Institutions & Simulation
  • Financial Management
  • Capital Markets & Analysis
  • Real Estate Finance & Analysis
  • Applied Financial Analysis & Portfolio Mgt
  • Certifed Financial Planner Topics
  • Corporate Investment Decisions
  • International Finance
  • Corporate Financing Decisions & Valuation

Career options and trends: commercial banking, financial planning, investment banking, money managing, insurance and real estate, sales and trading

BBA in Managing informations systems

The Management Information Systems (MIS) program equips students with the ability to successfully identify, design, and implement information systems and technology within the context of an operating business; students will be educated not only in the information systems themselves, but also in best business and management practices.

  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Business Productivity Software
  • Information Technology Infrastructure
  • Collaboration and Web Programming
  • Business Applications Programming I
  • Business Applications Programming II
  • Project Management
  • ERP Business Applications - SAP
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Systems Project I
  • Systems Project II

Career options and trends: Computer Systems Analyst, Software Developer, Web Developer, Information Security Manager, Technical Support Specialist

BBA in Hospitality

The Hospitality Management program focuses on the largest components of one of the fastest-growing industries in the world-hospitality and tourism.

  • Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • Sanitation
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Facilities Engineering Practicum I
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Resort and Club Management
  • Practicum II
  • Internship
  • Cost and Budgeting
  • Human Resource Applications
  • Special Events & Meeting Planning
  • Current Issues in the Hospitality Industry

BBA in Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship program focuses on business enterprise models and entrepreneurial bases. By combining a rigorous academic curriculum, leadership development, experiential learning, and relationships with industry leaders, graduates prepare to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Distribution Strategies
  • New Venture Finance
  • Business Plan Development
  • Internship
  • Risk Analysis & Sources of Capital
  • ETR 4100 – Entrepreneurial Management
  • New Venture Bus. Case Senior Project
  • ETR 4030 – Entrepreneurial Business Model Creation and Evaluation

Career options and trends: entrepreneurship/ family business, business consultant, sales, research and development, etc.

Undergraduate General Education Program

All undergraduate students take the general education core, through which students gain exposure to a wide range of subjects in the behavioral and social sciences, English, economics, philosophy, and other humanities subjects; and mathematics and the natural sciences. This ensures that every graduate enter the workforce well rounded and able to write as well as they can do numbers and analyze data.

Business Core

All undergraduate students take the business core which, in addition to the general education core, provides a foundation of Northwood’s outcomes and attributes for its graduates:

  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Business Law
  • Business Elective
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Planning


The internship (400 hours of employment) is designed to provide the student with supervised on-the-job training. A contract between the University, student, and employer provides the groundwork. Objectives, evaluations, written log, and a study of the organization are designed to provide a realistic learning experience. (link to GPSI)

Dual Major/ Minor Options

Students have the opportunity to pursue a double major (to graduate with two focus areas) or earn a minor (a secondary focus area). Dual majors are available in the following curriculum combinations:

Business Management + Marketing
Business Management + International Business
Business Management + Finance

Final Year at Northwood-Michigan (3 years in Srilanka 1 Year in USA) 3+1:Optional

Students can also spend the final year at Northwood (Study 3 years in Sri Lanka and final year in USA ), choosing one of 10+ specializations not offered in Sri Lanka, health care management, fashion marketing and management, accounting, and economics, to name a few. They too enjoy the same benefits as any other international student in the US, as 12 months of work after graduation and also work on campus during their final year whilst studying.

ANC Experience at a Glance

  • The flexibility to pursue the education that best fits your interests and career goals
  • Interdisciplinary General Education program
  • Paid/ supervised internship opportunities/ career counseling
  • Dedicated faculty, many with significant industry experience
  • Small interactive classes/ high degree of personal attention
  • Learning Center for free tutoring and special classes in Math and English
  • An active campus life
  • Sense of community
  • Customized financial solutions
  • 7000+ alumni (and counting)
  • Well-defined progression pathways - Bachelor’s to Master’s programs

“ANC prepared us to head out into the working world with confidence. I had gained more real-world experience than most people my age through my internship at Hirdaramani and connections with professionals before I secured full-time employment in the same organization soon after my graduation. I was also offered an alumni scholarship to the MBA program offered by UWL at ANC: ANC assists students with setting and achieving goals that prepare them for rewarding careers and continued education.”

  • Piumal Sebastian
  • HR Executive
  • Hirdaramani Group of Companies


Kaashif Zia
Intern at Hemas - Consumer Brands
Northwood Major in International Business & Marketing

Rasoja Dabare
Lyceum International School – Wattala
Major in Marketing and Business Management – North Wood University

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