Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka

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Institute of Business Administration(IBA)
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IBA Building, Dhaka
Type Semi-autonomous Institute under University of Dhaka
Established 1966 (1966)
Director Prof. G. M. Chowdhury
Academic staff
Undergraduates 250
Postgraduates 200
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
23°44′06″N 90°23′37″E / 23.735015°N 90.393582°E / 23.735015; 90.393582Coordinates: 23°44′06″N 90°23′37″E / 23.735015°N 90.393582°E / 23.735015; 90.393582[1]
Campus Urban, located at Shahbag

The Institute of Business Administration (Bengali: ব্যবসায় প্রশাসন ইনস্টিটিউট) of the University of Dhaka, commonly known as IBA is a business school in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The school was ranked three Palmes of Excellence business school with 117% Dean's recommendation rate by Edu-Universal ranking of business schools,[2] making it the top business school in Bangladesh in such metrics.


IBA was founded in 1966 in collaboration with Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, under a Ford Foundation Financial Assistance Program with the objective of providing professional training to create future business leaders. The founder-director of IBA is Professor M. Alimullah.[3] IBA began by launching its flagship MBA program. In the 1970s, the MPhil and PhD programs were introduced. The BBA program was started in 1993 at the Institute.[4] In 2007, the Executive MBA program was launched to cater to the growing demand for quality education among mid-career executives.[5]


Board of Governors[edit]

IBA is governed by the fourth Statute of the University of Dhaka and functions within the broad framework of policies, rules and regulations of the University.

Academic Board[edit]

The Academic Board of the Institute reviews the academic programs. All Professors and Associate Professors of IBA are members of this Board and the Director of IBA is the Chairperson of the board. The other members are the Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies and the Chairmen of the Departments thereunder. There is also a provision of including nominated members from the academic and business communities.

Co-ordination and Development (C&D) Committee[edit]

The Co-ordination and Development Committee consists of the top one-third of the total number of teachers of the Institute. It is responsible for, among other things, planning of further development of the Institute in the areas of academic and research programs, and recruitment and training of teachers.

Academic Committee[edit]

The Academic Committee is composed of all the teachers of the Institute. The Committee provides operational guidance to the academic programs of the Institute. It deals with admission of students, curricula, examinations, teaching and co-curricular activities etc.

Academic programs[edit]

  • Undergraduate
    • BBA
  • Graduate
    • MBA (Day & Evening)
    • EMBA
    • MPhil
    • PhD
    • DBA (Doctor of Business Administration)

Professional courses[edit]

  • Management Development Program (MDP)
  • Management Consultancy Program (MCP)
  • Advanced Certificate in Business Administration (ACBA)
  • Associate Certificate in Managerial Communication(ACMC)


IBA has its own premises within the campus of the University of Dhaka. The four storied main building contains 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) of floor space.[6] To cater to the unique needs of the business and society, the Institute has created some special centres such as the Center for Management Research and Publications(CMRP), IBA Computer Center (IBACC), Development and Policy Research Center(DPRC), Center for Women’s Studies (CWS), Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (CESBD), IBA Case Development Center (ICDC), Center for Population Management and Research (CPMR), and IBA Environment Development Center (IEDC). Each Center is headed by a Chairperson chosen from the IBA faculty members.


Brandwitz is a Bangladeshi undergraduate inter-business school marketing competition. The competition is held annually by IBA Communication Club of the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. Every year, the competition hosts undergraduate participants from business schools around Bangladesh, applying their knowledge and skills to solve real-life business problems.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!". 
  2. ^ "University of Dhaka - Institute of Business Administration (IBA)". Eduniversal. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Staff. "ABOUT IBA". University of Dhaka. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Chowdhury, Asrar. "Studying Economics: Then and Now". The Daily Star. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "IBA/University of Dhaka". 
  6. ^ "IBA Website: About IBA". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 April 2005. 
  7. ^ "Introducing the Directors". Summit Power. Retrieved 9 April 2016.