Higher Diploma in Micro Finance

Category Higher Diploma Courses

Training Programs For Sanasa Primary Societies

“The program is meant to meet the current need for managers with broad-based training, who are at the same time specialists in a given area of microfinance. This program has been designed to deepen and broaden the students’ practical knowledge & skills in microfinance in preparation for the labor market, self-employment and for further studies at the related degree level.”

Training Objectives

The overall objective of the program is to contribute to the growth and efficiency of the microfinance industry through human capacity building. The course develops all basic skills necessary for effective performance of micro-finance practitioners. It is expected to explain the best practices of Microfinance along with quality management system to ensure good governance in the operations.

Expected Results

  • To develop an understanding of the general issues and approaches to microfinance
  • To enhance self-confidence and the ability to critically evaluate microfinance and develop solutions from the moral, professional and academic perspectives
  • To instill problem-solving attitudes and business ethics in the practice of microfinance.
  • To prepare the candidates for progression to degree levels

Training Methodology

Lectures and discussions, Group projects, Case studies, Assignments, Independent project work including the final project report and presentation.


  • 20% – case studies, presentations
  • 60% – written examinations
  • 20% – field project, report and presentation


  • Sinhala
  • English

Target Audience

The main target group for HDMF program is the growing microfinance industry. This includes cooperatives and public and private sector organizations concerned with micro-finance policy, program design, consulting, training as well as delivery. The target clients are potential and existing practitioners in the industry.

  • Maximum no. of participants per training is 20.
  • Minimum no. of participants per training is 10.

Training Duration

12 Months (450 Hours)

Training Venue

Structured Training Programs

  • At the SANASA Campus premises
  • Every Sunday

Customized Training Programs

  • At the Field Locations
  • Date and Time will be decided on field requirement

Training Cost

Structured Training Programs

Rs. 70,000.00

per person for total package including tea, venue and training materials

Customized Training Programs

Rs. 75,000.00

per person for total package excluding meals and venue. Training materials will be provided.

Course Structure

  • Theory and practice of microfinance management
  • Co-operative Organizations and Operations
  • Basic Research Methods
  • HR Management for Micro Finance Instructional
  • Financial accounting analysis
  • Micro Finance Product Development & Marketing
  • Law and Information technology for micro financing
  • Internal Control & Internal Audit in MFIs
  • Micro Finance for National Development
  • Credit Assessment, Distribution and Risk Management
  • Strategic Management and Planning for MFIs
  • Project Management & Project Proposal writing

Contact Details

Assistant Director
Center for Cooperative and Community Studies
Paragammana, Hettimulla,
Tel: 035 492 7772
Mob: 0712 063 205
Email: sanasacampuscc@gmail.com