Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka

Coordinates: 23°44′06″N 90°23′37″E / 23.735015°N 90.393582°E / 23.735015; 90.393582
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Institute of Business Administration(IBA)
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IBA Building, Dhaka
TypeSemi-autonomous Institute under University of Dhaka
Established1966 (1966)
DirectorProfessor Mohammad Abdul Momen
Academic staff
23°44′06″N 90°23′37″E / 23.735015°N 90.393582°E / 23.735015; 90.393582[1]
CampusUrban, located at Shahbag

The Institute of Business Administration (Bengali: ব্যবসা প্রশাসন ইনস্টিটিউট) of the University of Dhaka, commonly known as IBA, is a business school located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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. Safiullah.[2] 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.[3] In 2007, the Executive MBA program was launched to cater to the growing demand for quality education among mid-career executives.[4]


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]

  • BBA Program
  • MBA Program
  • PhD Program
  • MPhil Program
  • Executive MBA
  • Doctor of Business Administration(DBA)

Management Development Programs (MDP)[edit]

The Management Development Program of the institute is geared towards helping individual managers and organizations augment their management development efforts. The services provided by the program include management trainings, seminars, workshops and executive forums.

The following courses are regularly been offered by MDP:

  • ACBA: Advanced Certificate in Business Administration (A six months long Joint Program by IBA, DU & AMDISA, a SAARC recognized body)
  • AFNA: Accounting For Non-Accountants
  • CBSI: Competitive Business Strategy & Innovation
  • FNM: Finance For Non-Finance Managers
  • HRMC: Human Resource Management Competencies
  • LCMC: Leadership Certificate in Managerial Communication
  • MCFM: Marketing Competencies For Managers
  • MSSP: Marketing Skills For Service Professionals
  • RMC: Relationship Marketing Competencies

The MDP also provides some two-day (weekend) short courses on following topics:

  • Credit Risk Management (CRM)
  • Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC)
  • Leadership & Change Management
  • Sales & Salesmanship Excellence
  • Supply Chain Management


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.[5] 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.


IBA students coming from outside Dhaka can reside in hostel, situated outside campus, in Green Road of Dhaka. A warden, appointed from the faculty members of IBA, looks after the proper functioning of the student hostel. IBA Professors' Quarters is adjacent to the IBA Hostel at the same location.

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ Staff. "ABOUT IBA". University of Dhaka. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ Chowdhury, Asrar. "Studying Economics: Then and Now". The Daily Star. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ "IBA/University of Dhaka".
  5. ^ "IBA Website: About IBA". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 April 2005.
  6. ^ "Introducing the Directors". Summit Power. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  7. ^ Chowdhury, Dwoha (25 November 2020). "Adaptability is the key to success". The Daily Star.