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Center for Management Development (CMD)


Bangladesh, with a population about 160 million in an area of 1,47,570 square kilometers, suffers from low economic growth (6 percent) and severe unemployment (38 percent).). Through successive revisions of policies, the Government of Bangladesh has been trying to promote the industrial sector. The pace of the industrialization process has, however, been slow due to a number of factors, – lack of management development being the most critical one. Emergence of new industries is very slow, moreover, established industries fell sick one after another mainly due to poor management. The numbers of competent managers who can develop management systems and effectively manage operations are very inadequate.

The numbers of institutions those are engaged in developing managerial manpower in the country are very few and can not cope with the country’s need.. Considering the huge demand for qualified management staff, the IUBAT University has set up the Center for Management Development (CMD) in 1991. The CDM has been contributing a significant role to fulfill the needs for management development in the country as well as in this region.

The activity domain includes career-oriented educational programs, executive development courses at senior, mid and supervisory levels, functional and activity related courses, workshops, consultancy and applied research activities. Very recently the CDM has introduced Faculty Development and Training Course under joint collaboration with Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.


The CMD aims at improving the management effectiveness of business, industrial and social sector organizations by developing manpower management system , applied research, consultancy and dissemination of management knowledge, so that these can effectively contribute to the industrial, social and economic development of the country.

The specific objectives are to:

  •   develop managerial manpower for different types of organizations and at different organizational levels;
  •  develop professional manpower for functional areas of the enterprise to support effective management of the organization;
  •  develop management systems to improve the effectiveness of the organization;
  •  assist managers, through consultancy services, in decision making, preparation and implementation of plans and programs to improve the quality of management;
  •  promote innovation and application of management principles and techniques through research, experimentation, and exchange of ideas;
  •  promote cooperation among management development institutions throughout the country, the region and at international level by establishing linkages to share experiences to improve management effectiveness.


CMD carries out training courses in the areas of marketing, managerial skills development, accounting, small business management, leadership development, crop diversification, shipping, corporate social responsibilities, etc.


The first course under CMD was a training course on Marketing Management conducted in October 1991. This was a four weeks course conducted in the evening, in which a group of 29 executives,  belonging to public and private sector organizations and NGOs participated. The course was inaugurated by the President of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries. The Certificate Awarding Ceremony was graced by the Minister for Commerce of GOB.

The second program was a three weeks Managerial Skills Development Workshop, conducted in the evening. In this course, 23 executives of private and public sector business organizations participated. The closing function was graced by the Minister for Planning of GOB.

The third program was a Curriculum Development Seminar on a Diploma Course in Accounting. This program has since been finalized. A Diploma in Accounting program of 16 months duration has been offered.

The fourth program was ‘Training Program on Marketing Management’ in October 1992, which had  participated by 25 executives. The closing ceremony was graced by the Minister for Works, GOB and the Canadian High Commissioner in Bangladesh.

The fifth program was Training in Small Industrial Project Feasibility and Appraisal for bankers, financial executives, and entrepreneurs in November, 1992. This had 18 participants from the financial and small business promotion institutions.

The sixth program was Training on Management of Group Leader and Extension Workers Pilot Scheme for Thana Women’s Affairs Officer under the sponsorship of United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) and Department of Women’s Affairs of the GOB.

The seventh program was Training on Marketing Management conducted in the evening in November-December, 1993. The certificate awarding ceremony was graced by the Minister for Forest and Environment of GOB.

The eighth program involved training of 100 entrepreneurs in 3 batches for the Crop Diversification Program through the Department of Agricultural Extension, Ministry of Agriculture of the GOB in 1994. The training was on small scale agri-business development.

The ninth program was Training on Marketing Management conducted in the evening in October, 1994. The certificate awarding ceremony was graced by the State Minister for Textiles, GOB.

The 10th program was a daylong seminar on Management of Computer Centre conducted at Hotel Sheraton (now Ruposhi Bangla) for senior managers of computer organizations in August, 1995. Twenty eight managers joined the program and the closing ceremony was graced by the State Minister for Industries, GOB.

The 11th program was a two weeks workshop on “Shipping in Export and Import”. This was held from June 22-July 03, 1997. Thirteen participants attended the workshop.  The certificate giving ceremony was graced by the Minister for Shipping, GOB.


The CMD has been conducting active seminars to disseminate knowledge base and inculcate academic culture in management and other specific related issues of contemporary concern. Fifty nine seminars have been conducted by visiting professors of the linked institutions as follows:

  •  Personal Selling: Dr. Syed Saad Andaleeb, Pennsylvania State University, USA, August, 1992.
  •  Business Ethics: Dr. Kazi Firoz Alam, Massey University, New Zealand, October, 1992.
  •  Business Education in USA: Opportunities for Foreign Graduates: Drs. Munir Ahmed, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska in Lincoln, USA.
  •  Efficiency of Inventory Cost Management Between Public and Private Sector Cotton Textile Mills in Bangladesh: Dr. M. Zaman, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, January, 1993.
  •  Problems and Potentials of Regional Trade Agreements: Lessons from the European Community and North American Free Trade Association: Dr. John Richards, Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, Canada and Prof. Nurul Momen,  IUBAT University.
  •  Strategic Management: Prof. Rajen Saxena, National President, Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi, India.
  •  Dutch Experience of Higher Professional Education: Prof. Jan P. van Bergen, Academy of Man and Labor, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
  •  Engineering Education in North America-Lessons for Bangladesh: Prof. Dr. Harunur Rashid, Engineering Department, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, July, 1993.
  •  Nursing Education in USA, Ms. Eva Winiarska, Dobbs Ferry Hospital, New York, USA.
  •  Agricultural Education in School System: Lessons from Swaziland, South Africa and USA; Drs. Dennis Eaton, Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, Pennsylvania State University, USA, May, 1994.
  •  Higher Education in Agriculture : Dr. Thomas Bruening, Pennsylvania State University, USA, March, 1994.
  •  International Networking in Higher Education, Prof. Dr. W. LaMarr Kopp, Deputy Vice-President, Pennsylvania State University , USA, April, 1994.
  •  Social Policy and Economic Productivity in Developed and Developing Countries, Dr. John Richards, Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, Canada, April, 1994.
  •  Engineering Educational Challenge in the Coming Century, Prof. Dr. Harun-ur-Rashid, Chair of the Engineering Department, Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), FortWayne, USA, June, 1994.
  •  Plant Genetic Engineering : Dr. Rafiqul Islam Khan, CSIRO, Australia, December, 1994.
  •  Institutional Reforms and Economic Growth in Bangladesh : Dr. Sadequl Islam, Lauretian University, Canada, August, 1994.
  •  Small Business Development : Prof. Nurun Nabi, London Guildhall University, England.
  •   The Human Dimensions of LDC Development : Mr. Samuel Bonsu, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
  •  Software Industry for Bangladesh : Dr. Abdus Sattar Syed, Associate Faculty, IUBAT University, August, 1995.
  •  Quality Management in Higher Education : Dr. Hessan Quazi, Nanyang University, Singapore, December, 1995.
  •   Contemporary Architecture in University Designs : Prof. Miles Danby, University of New Castle Upon Tyne, December, 1995.
  •  Quality Journalism in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects : Drs. Gerard A. M. van den Heuvel, Fontys University of Professional Education, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, August, 1996.
  •  Development in Health Sciences in USA with Special Reference to Role of Cholera Toxin on AIDS : Dr. Md. Fazle Rabbi, Department of Immunology, Rush Presbytesian-St. Luke’s Medical Centre, Chicago, USA, December, 1996.
  •   Accounting Professional and Educational Processes in UK and Bangladesh : Prof. Roy Lee Faukner, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, January, 1997.
  •   Fabrication of Submicron Microprocessors: Dr. Akhter U. Ahmed, VLSI Technology, Silicon Valley, USA.
  •   Quality Teaching and Learning English in a Non-English Speaking Community : Drs. Peter van der Schee, Moller Institute of Languages, Tilburg, the Netherlands, January, 1997.
  •  Ethics and Accountability : Dr. Nasiruddin Ahmed, Grambling State University, Louisiana, USA, August, 1997.
  •  Software Development and Application : Mr. Quamrul Islam, Pro Alliance Corporation, Illinois, USA, December, 1997.
  •  Financing Health Care Services : Dr. Mahmud Hasan, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA, December, 1997.
  •  Taxation and Capital Investment Decision Making in Bangladesh : Dr. Kazi Feroz Alam, Massey University, New Zealand, December, 1997.
  •  Central Bank Independence and Growth : A Sensitivity Analysis : Dr. Hafiz A. Akhand, University of Rejina, Saskatchewan, Canada, January, 1998.
  •  Corporate Social Responsibility and its Relevance to Management Education and Practice into 21st Century : Dr. Quazi M. Ali, University of Woolongong, Australia, January, 1998.
  •  Making Government Work in the Coming Millenium : Dr. John Richards, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, March, 1998.
  •  Management Education in India : Prof. Dr. Azhar Kazmi, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarch, India, July, 1998.
  •  Managing Organizational Learning : Prof. Dr. Afzal Rahim, Western Kentucky University, USA, August, 1998.
  •  High Resolution Infrared Image Generation for Night Vision Applications : Prof. Dr. Mohammad S. Alam, Indiana Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, August, 1998.
  •  Current Issues and Problems of Japanese Higher Education : Prof. Dr.  Norihiro Kuroda, Hiroshima University, Japan, August, 1998.
  •  Experience with Information System in the Netherlands: Ir. S. I. E. Blok, Information System Expert, Netherlands Management Cooperation Programme (NMCP), the Netherlands, August, 1998.
  •  International Networking: Prof. Dr. M. Alimullah Miyan, IUBAT University, October, 1998.
  •  The Extreme Behavior of Dhaka Stock Exchange Share Prices: Looking for an Explanation? Dr. Mo Chaudhury, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, December, 1998.
  •  Corporate Americas Competition Vision in the 21st Century: Prof. Dr. Mainuddin Afza, Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA, December, 1998.
  •  Australian Agricultural Education : Dr. Qaiyum Parvez, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, NSW, Australia, January, 1999.
  •  Development in Management : Prof. Dr. Afzal Rahim, Western Kentucky University, USA, April, 1999.
  •  Higher Education System at the University College of Cariboo (UCC), Professor Dr. Roger Burnsley, President, UCC, Kamloop, Canada, July, 1999.
  •  Agri-Business Management : Dr. Subhash W. Bhave, Prin. N. G. Naralkar Institute of Career Development and Research, Pune University, India, July, 1999.
  •  Interest Groups : Their Impact on Development, Dr. John Richards, Simon Fraser University, Canada, August, 1999.
  •  Natural Gas Use & Regulation—Canadian & Other Countries’ Experiences, Prof. Dr. Mark Jaccard, Simon Fraser University, Canada, October, 1999
  •  Challenges facing US Trade Policy with  respect to Developing Countries: Dr Raj  Bhala, Associate Dean and Professor of  Law of       the George Washington University      (GWU), USA and Visitor to IUBAT University, 6 December 2001.
  •  WTO and RMG Export of Bangladesh: Mr Md Golam Rabbani, of World Trade Institute, University of Berm, Switzerland, and Visitor to IUBAT University January 15, 2002
  •  Leadership Development: Dr K Venkatasubramanian, Chief Executive Officer, Dr Venkat’s Learning Times, New Delhi, India and Visiting Professor to IUBAT University, November 2, 2002
  •  Developing Professional Managers: Emerging Challenges: Dr  Hesan A Quazi, Visiting Professor to IUBAT University from Nanyang Technological           University, Singapore. March 01, 2003
  •  A seminar on Opportunities of Higher Education in Bangladesh was held on Saturday, May  10, 2003 at Hazi Asmat College, Bhairab, Kishorgonj.
  •  Seminar on Creativity and Innovation by Dr K Venkata Subramanian, Visiting Professor to IUBAT University from New Delhi, India – December 04, 2005
  •  Seminar on Business Ethics by Dr Boustan Hirji, Prof of Comparative Religions from Dawson College, Montreal, Canada – IUBAT University, July 17, 2005
  •   Seminar on Financial and Cost Accounting Practices in Small Business by Dr Monir Zaman, Professor of Accounting and Finance, Central Queensland University, Australia – IUBAT University, December 28, 2005
  •  Seminar on Stakeholders in Major Conflicts; Non-Participation, Proliferations, Spillovers by Mr Ivan G Somlai, Director of Global Collaboration, of World Trade University, and Associate of the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiative of Victoria University, Canada, – IUBAT University, December 13th, 2007
  •  Seminar on Challenge of Quality Higher Education, IUBAT University, February 16, 2008
  •  IUBAT University Seminar on Ethics by His Excellency Jon Scott, former Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh and Professor of Simon Fraser University, Canada, April 26, 2008
  •  International Seminar On Corporate Social Responsibility in Bangladesh: Current Issues and Future Trends, Royal Dutch Embassy in Bangladesh and IUBAT University, IDB Bhaban, June 28, 2008
  •  Conventional on Quality Assurance and Improvement of Higher Education in Bangladesh by Dr Gholam Kibria, Professor and Fulbright Senior Specialist, Coordinator, Special Education Programmes, Delaware State University, USA, Professor Alex Berland, Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Professor Dr Mohammad Shamsul Haque, Vice-Chancellor, Northern University- Bangladesh and Prof Dr M Alimullah Miyan, Convener, Committee on Quality Assurance and Vice-Chancellor, IUBAT—International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, January 25, 2009.
  •  Seminar on Education for Sustainable Development by Mr. Kiichi Oyasu Officer in Charge, UNESCO Dhaka, March 20, 2012
  •  Seminar on Curriculum Development for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), by Dr Mujibur Rahman Khan, Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS), IUBAT University, February 15, 2012
  •  Seminar on Solar Pond – A Source of Thermal Energy by Prof Dr Engr A Z A Saifullah, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IUBAT University, January 16, 2012
  •  Global Agriculture, Environment and its Sustainability Challenges by Dr Qaiyum Parvez, Head of Program & Course Advisor (Agriculture & Horticulture), University of Western Sydney, Australia, January 25, 2012
  •  Seminar on Economics Models by Dr.Naeem-uz-Zafar, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi, July 24, 2012
  •  Seminar on Climate Resilient and Low Carbon Development by  Dr. Mahfuzuddin Ahmed, Principal Climate Change Specialist of Asian Development Bank (ADB), South Asia Region, Manila, Philippines, October 3, 2012
  •  Seminar on “Green Chemistry: A Path To The Sustainable Earth by Prof Dr Mohammed Hashmat Ali, Chemistry Department, Southeast Missouri State University, USA, May 22, 2013
  •  Seminar of Modeling of Heavy Rainfall in Korea and Comparison to Future Scenario Via Max-Stable Process by Dr Jeong-Soon Park, Professor Department of Statistics, Chonnam National University, South Korea, December 25, 2012
  •  Seminar on “Low Dose Risk Assessment of arsenic: A Meta Analysis Approach” by Dr. Munni Begum, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ball State University, Indiana, USA January 2, 2013
  •  Seminar on ”Research Opportunities at Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) by Dr Mukti M. Rana, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Pre-Engineering , Delaware State University, USA, January 17, 2013
  •  Seminar on Quality in Higher Education By Ms Selina Nargis,  Derector of Administrator of IUBAT University, January 16, 2012
  •  Seminar on Challenges of Management Systems in 21st Century by D D Ghosal , Head of Marketing, January 22, 2013
  •  Seminar on Green Economy and Sustainable Development by Dr M A Jabber, Chair, Department of Economics, IUBAT University, January 23, 2013
  •  Workshop on “Teaching methods/Approaches: ESL Perspective” by Mr Vince Bailey, ESL instructor from Missouri, USA and Visiting
    Faculty, Department of Languages, IUBAT University,  March 16, 2013
  •   Weeklong Faculty Development Program by by Professor Sumita Roy, Chairperson BOS, Department of English and Director of OUCIP of Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, April 2013
  •  Faculty Development Program on Active Learning and Assessment in Higher Education by Prof Dr Quamrul H Mazumder, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Flint, USA, July 11, 2013
  •  Daylong Workshop on Teaching, Learning, Evaluation, Grading and Recording, July 13, 2013
  •  Seminar on Impact of Socio-Infrastructural Changes and Globalization on Environmental Dimension of Bangladesh: A World System Perspective by Prof Dr M M Haque, Mcnesse State University, Lousiana, USA, June 19, 2013
  •  Seminar on Future of Higher Education (Blended with Technology) by Prof Dr Mawdudur Rahman, Professor of Accounting, Suffolk University, Massachusetts, USA, May 30, 2013
  •  Seminar on Higher Studies in France by Mr. Arnaud Loizeau, Cultural attaché of the French Embassy in Dhaka, November 03, 2013
  •  Seminar on Imagine Education in Canada by High Commission of Canada in Bangladesh, April 2, 2014
  •  Seminar on Regional Cooperation in Management Education: South Asian Experience by Mr. C Ramakrishna, Executive Director, AMDISA (Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia), Hyderabad, India, May 15, 2014
  •  Seminar on Orientation to Workplace Skills by Mr John Faisandier, President & CEO, Workplace Skills Development Academy, New Zealand, June 5, 2014
  •  Training Program on Grant Proposal Writing and Grant Project Management by Dr  Andrea Elizabeth Burniske, International Extension Programs Coordinator, International Programs in Agriculture, Purdue University, College of Agriculture, USA, August 17-20, 2014
  •  Seminar on Immigration/Scholarship/Job Search/Higher Studies in Canada by Mr Mohammad Monir  Alam, OCT, CYW, ECE, Teacher, First Nation School, Swan River, Manitoba, Canada, and Ms Kaniz Fatima, Canada, August 6, 2014
  •  Workshop on Scientific Writing by Dr Mannava Sivakumar, Editor-in-Chief, Weather and Climate Extremes (Elsevier), Senior Consultant, World Bank, Geneva, Switzerland,  August 21-23, 2014
  •  All these seminars were well attended and the seminar on Regional Trade Agreement was graced by the Minister for Food, International Networking by the Foreign Minister and Social Policy by Minister for Shipping and Software Industry by State Minister for Science and Technology, GOB


A 3-day Workshop on Economic Management from February 18-20, 2000 was held in collaboration with the Canadian Consortium of Management Schools (CCMS) and Dalhousie University, Canada.

Participants in this Workshop were scholars and practitioners engaged in teaching and research programs in the field of economics, business administration, commerce and applied research in universities, colleges, research and training institutions.

The certificate awarding ceremony of the Workshop on Economic Management was held on February 20, 2000. The workshop was a part of the continuing efforts of CMD to develop awareness about economic management in Bangladesh.

Post Secondary Educational Management Workshop

A daylong workshop was conducted for college administrators on “Post Secondary Educational Management” on January 06, 2002 at IUBAT University. The workshop was specifically designed to provide an overview of key issues in educational management and to prepare practitioners with the appropriate skills and knowledge to contribute more effectively in their institutions. The principal resource person for conducting the workshop was Dr Munir Hassan, Department of Business Administration, Southwestern College, Winfield, USA. The workshop had 16 participants from 12 colleges and included Principals, Vice-Principals, departmental heads and lecturers.

Nurturing Quality Higher Education Workshop

With a view to address the quality issues and evolve some pragmatic recommendations for improving the higher education scenario in the country, CMD organized a day long Workshop on Nurturing Quality of Higher Education in Bangladesh on December 30, 2002 at the LGED Auditorium, LGED Bhaban, Dhaka.

The daylong workshop was organized which was participated by 120 academics from 12 universities, 23 colleges and 11 training, development and media institutions from all over Bangladesh. The participants included Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Deans, Registrars, Heads of Departments, Professors, heads of training and development organizations, lecturers and instructors etc. of government and non-government institutions.


CMD has started its consultancy activities  undertaking an Evaluation of Women Training Center Program of CONCERN, an Irish voluntary organization operating in Bangladesh. That involved 8 months of work: review of programs, assessment of vocational and income generating training , management, organization and cost benefit analysis etc.. The evaluation involved work at head office level and beneficiary survey in Chittagong, Mymensingh, Khulna, Demra and Syedpur. The report was submitted the  CONCERN headquarters at Dublin and was used in the programming  of underprivileged training activities in Bangladesh.

Consultancy service has been provided to the United Nations World Food program in designing an Extension Service System for vulnerable rural women.

Consultancy service has been provided to the ILO Regional Office at New Delhi, India on Urban Youth Unemployment in Bangladesh.

CMD provided consultancy services to the European Union on Asia Link: Sustainable Commodity Chain (2004-2009) in collaboration with the Instituut voor Ontwikkelingsvraagstukken, Netherlands, Polytechniqo de Bari, Italy, International Management Institute, New Delhi and Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India.

The CMD carried out English to Bengali Translation of “Bangladesh Country Assistance Strategy-2006-2009”, World Bank, channeled through MIDAS, Bangladesh.

CMD prepared the Handbook on Development Appropriate Strategies and Sectoral National Trade Policies to Attract FDI for The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) in 2007.

CMD provided consultancy services on Corporate Social Responsibility in Bangladesh: Current Issues and Future Trends sponsored to the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bangladesh for the years 2007-2008.

Furthermore, the center has developed the following programs to achieve the objectives:

A manpower development program to increase the pool of qualified managerial and professional personnel;

A consultancy service program to help organizations develop management systems and decision making processes and facilitate the implementation of such systems and decisions;

An applied research and publication program to improve and disseminate managerial practice through innovation of appropriate principles, tools and techniques of management relevant to the socio-cultural and economic context of the country;

An institutional linkage program has been established to promote cooperation among the institutions for management development in the country, region and international environment.


Accounting is an interesting and challenging profession. Accountants have professional recognition and higher status in organizations. They also enjoy higher pay and social status. The demand for competent accountants is increasing in the country and it is offering an attractive career opportunity for intelligent and bright young persons. The students must however attain satisfactory level of education and skill in accounting before they enter into the profession.

All organizations are required to keep accounting records for statutory, regulatory, control, decision-making and development purposes. As an important organizational function, it monitors performance, progress and problems. The accuracy and timeliness of the accounting records and reports depend primarily upon the skill of the accountants.

The Diploma in Accounting (DIA) program offers scope for developing such skill to the intelligent, motivated and hard working students of any discipline with a view to developing promising students in accounting profession to meet the needs of the organizations for skilled accountants. In addition, practitioners & learners can attend one or more courses of this program to improve their skills in accounting.


The objective of the DIA program is to develop the skills of the participants in a manner that they can carry out all accounting work in an organization, manage accounting functions, lead the accounting department and participate in and contribute to decision-making in the organization. This program aims at developing technical skills as well as executive skills of the students so that they can perform as an accountant and, in due course, assume managerial positions in accounting or other departments.

Diploma Students

The DIA is a professional program for an individual who plans career in accounting profession. The emphasis of the program is on developing the skills of the candidate to undertake practical accounting work in business and other organizations. The program will also prepare candidates to appear at the following degree and qualification examinations:

  •  B. Com. examination
  •  B. Com. (Hons.) in Accounting examination
  •  M. Com (Preliminary) in Accounting examination
  •  M. Com. in Accounting examination
  •  Chartered Accounting examinations of ICA of Bangladesh and UK
  •  Cost & Management Accounting examinations of ICMA, Bangladesh and UK

The DIA program serves the needs of young people who have completed 12 years of education in high school and college and are looking for a career in accounting. Students with 14 years of education, having B.A, B.Com, B. Sc. degrees are preferred. They come from varied educational backgrounds, commerce, sciences, arts and from different educational systems like HSC, `O’ level/`A’ level, senior Cambridge or professional diploma, etc. These students have strong motivation for achievement in accounting either through CMD diploma and or other degree/professional examinations.


Being a multi-cultural university, IUBAT University encourages students of South Asia and other countries of the world to enroll in DIA. Any one satisfying the eligibility criteria or equivalent are welcome to apply. The tuition and other fees of the DIA program  is highly competitive in the region and the cost of living in Dhaka is one of the lowest. International students are invited to write for further information or clarification on the program.


The DIA is of 60 credit hours and is a 5 semester program for a full-time student. A student who registers in all courses in every semester is a full-time student. If s/he successfully completes each course, comprehensive examination and practicum, s/he will take 5 semesters to complete the diploma program. The student who elects to register in fewer credit hours will naturally take longer time to complete. The program has provision for part time study.


The DIA curriculum consists of 64 credit hours including one practicum in business or other organizations.


IUBAT University assesses fees for students on credit hour basis.  Per credit hour tuition fee for the DIAprogram is Tk.-7,50 for local students.  There is an admission fee of Tk. 5,000 paid once at the point of admission to DIA program. The rate of other charges such as semester fee, other activities fees and refundable library and laboratory deposits in details have been provided in the Financial Information section of this Bulletin.  This section also provides information on financing arrangement including merit-scholarships at the point of admission, in-course fee waiver scholarship, different scholarships, on-campus work opportunities, financial assistance in the form of grants, installment payment, deferred payment, student loan etc. The standing policy is to cater the needs of all qualified students who aspire for higher professional education regardless of the income level of his/her family through appropriate educational financing arrangement under the concept Knowledge Based Area Development: A Step Towards Community Self-Reliance – applies to DIA program. The Financial Information section also contains information on tuition fees for international students, including special fees for students from SAARC countries as well as Least Developed Countries (LDC) of Asia and Africa.


The comprehensive is conducted for students who have satisfactorily completed all the courses of the program. The objective of the comprehensive is to test the student’s capability to comprehend the entire program. It consists of a written test of three hours and an oral examination which is conducted by a board consisting of academics and practitioners. The comprehensive is graded and the student must obtain a passing grade to qualify. The students must take this comprehensive to fulfill the requirement of the program. The comprehensive is a pre-requisite to practicum.


The practicum requires a student to translate his/her learning into action which means a student of the DIA should apply his/her acquired knowledge to perform accounting work in practical situation in business or other organizations. It provides an on-the-job exposure of the student and an opportunity to practice accounting, comprehend the accounting system of an organization and interact with the environment of the organization. A student who  satisfactorily completes all the courses and  passes comprehensive examination may apply for practicum. In the practicum, a student is placed in an accounting department of a selected organization for 12 weeks and s/he is allowed four more weeks to write a comprehensive report on the accounting system and practice of the organization. The student is required to submit the report and defend it before an interview board which will include academics, practitioners and organizational representatives. The student must obtain a passing grade to qualify in the practicum.


The DIA will be conferred to the students who  complete  the all requirements mentioned below:

  •  Completes all the prescribed courses with a minimum of 64 credit hours.
  •  Obtains at least “C” grades in each of the English courses.
  •  Obtains at least passing grade in each of the courses.
  •  Fulfill English language requirement through English Language Competency Test (ELCT)
  •  Obtains a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0.
  •  Completes the practicum with at least a passing grade.
  •  Obtains at least a passing grade in the comprehensive examination
  •  Ensures satisfactory behavior and discipline
  •  Provides Library and financial clearance from the center and the university


The courses of the DIA program are organized including three areas to provide due emphasis required by the program.

The areas are:

Languages English, Computer
Support Areas : Business Communication Commercial Laws, Company , Corporate Laws
Basic Areas :Financial Accounting Cost Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation
Course Code Course Name Credit
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
ART 202 Career Planning & Development-I 1
ART 203 Career Planning & Development-II 1
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 300 Auditing 2
ACC 301  Taxation 2
ACC 302 Accounting for Management Control 3
ACC 303 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 304 Advanced Cost Accounting 3
ACC 306 Specialized Accounting 3
ACC 504 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 309 Accounting Practicum 9
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 201 Business Communication 3
MGT 202 Legal Environment of Business 4
CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computers Applications 3
CSC 104 Computer Applications Lab 1
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
ENG 102 English Comprehension & Speaking 3
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3
MGT 102 Commercial Law 3
MGT 104 Company and Corporate Law 3


Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Credits
ART 101 Educational Planning 1
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computers and Applications 3
CSC 104 Computer Applications Lab 1
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
Total 15
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Credits
ACC 303 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 201 Cost Accounting 3
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 3
MGT 202 Legal Environment of Business 4
ART 202 Career Planning & Development-I 1
Total 14
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name Credits
ACC 300 Auditing 2
ACC 302 Accounting for Management Control 3
ACC 304 Advanced Cost Accounting 3
BUS 201 Business Communication 3
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3
Total 14
Semester 4
Course Code Course Name Credits
ACC 301 Taxation 2
ACC 504 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 306 Specialized Accounting 3
MGT 104 Company and Corporate Laws 3
ART 203 Career Planning & Development-II 1
Total 12
Semester 5
Course Code Course Name Credits
ACC 309 Accounting Practicum 9
Total 9


The total credit hours requirement for the diploma has been set at a minimum of 64 plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of review of individual backgrounds.

ENG 101 is available for exemption on the basis of competency. CSC 103 and CSC 104 may qualify for exemption on the basis of competency.

In the light of the above, background of an applicant and his/her competence, the course requirements for the concerned student in the DIA program will be customized.


Descriptions of accounting courses are given below while the description of courses under other colleges can be seen under respective colleges.


The course deals with the basics of book keeping and accounting with thorough grinding in accounting process viz., vouching to trial balance.


The course introduces concept, process, principles and system of book-keeping and accounting. Topics include definition and role of accounting principles and concepts, accounting process, vouchers, journal, ledger, trial balance, assets and liabilities, preparation of final accounts and reports, and accounting system.


P: ACC 101. The course deals with cost concepts, cost accounting process and principles, and integrated accounts. Topics include introduction to cost accounting, cost concepts, cost accounting for materials, labor and overhead, job costing, process costing, cost control, reconciliation of cost and financial accounts, integrated accounts, cost accounting methods, etc.


P: ACC 101. The course introduces auditing procedure and taxation principles. Topics in auditing include nature of auditing, audit mechanism, valuation of assets, and auditing of depreciation, provisions, reserves, profits and dividends, etc. The taxation part of the course covers income tax, VAT, excise duty, custom duty, etc. Topics are principles of taxation, taxation authority and power, computation of income, exemption and allowances, tax at source, returns and statements, provisional assessment, computation of tax liability, appeal procedure, rules and rates of custom duty, excise duty, VAT and other relevant taxes.


P: ACC 101 and ACC 201. The course on management accounting familiarizes students with uses of accounting for decision making, planning and control. It covers scope of management accounting, budgeting, relevant cost and decision making, responsibility accounting, differential cost, accounting for decentralized units, profit center and transfer pricing, investment center accounting, accounting reports to management.


P: ACC 101. The course is devoted primarily to the accounting for companies. Topics include accounting for issue of shares, stock and debentures, company accounts, foreign subsidiary branch accounts, accounting for amalgamation, absorption and  reconstruction, conversion of partnership to companies, company liquidation accounting, accounting for dividends, department accounts and accounting for goodwill.


P: ACC 201. The course is a sequence to Cost Accounting and deals with specialized cost accounting and application of cost accounting. Topics include cost accounting cycle, job costing, process costing, C.P.V. analysis, joint product and by product costing, spoilage and wastage cost accounting, cost auditing.


P: ACC 301. The course focuses primarily on income tax accounting but also includes VAT, excise duty, custom duty, etc. Topics are principles of taxation, taxation authority and power, computation of income, exemption and allowances, tax at source, returns and statements, provisional  assessment, computation of tax liability, appeal procedure, rules and rates of custom duty, excise duty, VAT and other relevant taxes.


P: ACC 201. The course deals with accounting for specific activities and industries and includes following topics : accounting for hire purchase and installment sales, accounting for banks, insurance companies, utilities, hotels, press and publications, firms, hospital and clinics, NGOs.


This is designed to expose students to dynamic accounting or business environment through internship for a semester in a real life organization.


The course studies legal environment of business and deals with law relating to formation and operation of limited companies. Topics include company formation, capital, directors, meetings, shareholders power, borrowing, liquidation and other laws affecting business firms.


The center is pursuing the following for Management Manpower Development.

  •  A professional educational program under the title “Diploma in Accounting” of 16 months duration
  •  Management Development programs for top, mid level and supervisory managers
  •  Programs for special groups such as women, entrepreneurs, management educationists and trainers, etc
  •  Management training programs in functional areas and operations
  •  Short courses on specific tasks and topics
  •  Workshops and seminars on management topics

The center offers these programs on its own initiative at its own premises. The CMD also offers tailor-made and in-plant courses for the client enterprises and organizations.


Descriptions of the Management Development Programs for different levels of management are given below:

1 Strategic Management Course for Chief Executive Officers, Directors and General Managers, which covers environmental analysis, strategy formulation, policy issues and general management. Duration of the course varies from 2 days to 2 weeks
2 Management Course for Mid-level Executives, Division/Department heads with responsibilities for both general management and functional area management. Duration varies from two weeks to three months
3 Supervisory Management for the managers at the front line, such as Assistant Managers, Supervisors and Officers. The course covers supervision activities and leadership. Duration varies from one week to one month
Typical courses in functional areas organized by the Center include the following:
1 Marketing Management courses for the heads of the marketing departments and their deputies. The course covers major marketing decisions, use of market research, marketing strategies, marketing communication, etc. The duration of the course is four weeks in the evening
2 Training in Small Industrial Project Feasibility and Appraisal for the officers, and executives responsible for financing in banks, financial institutions, NGOs, consulting firms, loan, aid and development agencies. The course covers capital budgeting, working capital, cost of capital, cost-benefit-analysis, feasibility study structure, various financial ratios, monitoring, and supervision of projects. The duration of the course is 4 weeks in the evening
3 Production/Operation Management for heads of production/operations department and senior managers of the department. The course covers productions strategy, production planning and control, quality control, maintenance management, plant equipment and facilities decision, etc. The duration of the course is three weeks in the evening
4 Financial Management course for heads of finance and accounting department and senior managers; the course covers topics on financial analysis, financial strategy, working capital management, fixed assets management, dividend policy, etc. The course is spread over three weeks in the evening
5 Human Resource Management course for personnel managers and senior managers of personnel department. Covers topics on personnel functions, recruitment, selection, development, compensation, job evaluation, etc. The course duration is three weeks in the evening
6 Accounting for Decision Making course for managers who use accounting information for decision making processes; the course covers managerial analysis, direct costing, decision making under alternative choices, etc. The duration is 3 weeks in the evening
A number of courses related to specific activities are conducted by the CMD. Examples of such courses are
1 Salesmanship
2 Advertising Management
3 Physical Distribution Management
4 Marketing Research
5 Production Planning & Control Techniques
6 Scheduling Techniques
7 Quality Control Management
8 Inventory Control
9 Maintenance Management
10 Method Study
11 Financial Analysis Techniques
12 Working Capital Management
13 Industrial Relation & Collective Bargaining
14 Recruitment and Selection Techniques
15 Staff Development
16 Performance Appraisal
17 Job Evaluation and Compensation
18 Costing and Pricing
19 Cost Control
20 Tools for Managerial Decision Making
21 Management of Development Programs
22 Management Information System
23 Computer Applications in Personnel Management
1 Decision Making Skill Development
2 Conducting Effective Meetings
3 Conflict Management
4 Management of Higher Educational Institutions
5 Management of Change
6 Managing a Computer Centre
7 Improving Operations of Service Organizations
8 Performance Improvement Programming
9 Women in Development
10 Computer Auditing
11 Controlling & Reducing Inventory
12 Executive Skill Enrichment


The Center is engaged in applied research and innovative activities to identify management principles, practice and techniques appropriate and effective for managing in the environment of Bangladesh.

About 4 dozen seminars, mostly with visiting faculty form Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, England and the Netherlands have been organized to disseminate research results and exploring new ideas.

The Center will publish books, journals, research monographs etc. on management. A specialized documentation and information unit on management and related areas is being developed in the center.


The resources person base of the Center consists of academicians, business executives, researchers, trainers, experts, and practitioners with national and international orientations, most of them are listed in the Faculty section. Other resource persons are being identified and involved keeping in view the specific task or program of the center.



CMD regularly offers a 4 weeks afternoon or 2 weeks full time Training on Marketing Management for officers, executives and managers responsible for and associated with marketing decisions and functions in business and other type of organizations. The aim of the training program is to develop skills in marketing. On completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  •  Fully comprehend the process and functions of marketing management
  •  Make sound marketing decisions-especially product, price, promotion and distribution decisions
  •  Study and interpret market research reports for decision-making
  •  Motivate and lead marketing team
  •  Plan, implement and control marketing programs

The curriculum of the training covers following topics:

  •  Marketing Process and Functions
  •  Management Concept and Process
  •  Consumerism
  •  Product, Price and Promotion Decisions
  •  Marketing Communication
  •  Marketing Research
  •  Marketing Personnel Management



CMD offers this 4 weeks course in the afternoon for officers and executives responsible for financing small enterprises in banks, financial institutions, development agencies, consulting firms and NGO’s. On completion of the training course, the participants should be able to:

  •  Fully comprehend the process and techniques of preparation of project feasibility reports and appraisal of such reports
  •  Enhance the confidence and capability to make appropriate decisions for financing small industrial projects
  •  Motivate and lead project financing team.
  •  Sharpen the knowledge and awareness of monitoring and supervision techniques and process
  •  Identify the causes of sickness of small industries and take decisions on rehabilitation
  •  Comprehend the problem and prospects of small industrial enterprise development

The curriculum of the training covers the following topics :

  •  Capital budgeting
  •  Time value of money, Cash flow, NPV and NTV (salvage value)
  •  Methods for computing depreciation, Write-off of heavy initial investments
  •  Direct and indirect costs: fixed and variable costs, overhead costs
  •  Computing of working capital
  •  Composition of project costs
  •  Cost of capital
  •  Pay back period, discounting effect
  •  Break even point investment analysis
  •  Cost Benefit Ratio, Profitability Index
  •  Computing of Internal Rate of Return ARR, FRR, ERR
  •  Risks and uncertainties, sensitivity analysis, alternate value of investment
  •  Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)
  •  Various financial ratios
  •  Balance sheet, current ratio, acid test ratio
  •  Incremental investment analysis
  •  Social cost benefit analysis, shadow pricing
  •  Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies structure
  •  Monitoring and supervision of projects
  •  Cause of sickness in small industries and rehabilitation of sick industries


CMD initiated this commissioned training with potential of regular offering, for rural young men and women having potential of being developed as entrepreneurs.

The aim of the training is to develop a cadre of entrepreneurs who should be able to take on business ventures covering diversified crops. The curriculum of this two day full time training included topics on agri-business management, entrepreneurship, product and inputs dealer development, availability of credit, potential agri-business activities, seed industry development, marketing of inputs, processing and marketing of diversified crops, developing nurseries, and technological support from institutional sources.


CMD offers a 4 weeks afternoon or 2 weeks full time Workshop on Management Techniques for mid-level managers of business and other type of organizations. The workshop aims at review of management techniques to sharpen skills of participant in decision making, implementation and control aspects of organizations.

The curriculum selectively draws on successful techniques from process of management involving analysis, planning, organizing, implementing and controlling. Functional area tools are drawn from accounting, finance, marketing, operations, human resource and synthetic aspects.


CMD offers this 3 week certificate course in the afternoon for professional staff of import-export firms, new entrants in such business, entrepreneurs and persons having special interest in shipping. The objective of the course is to highlight the procedures, techniques, methodology and ideas related to different aspects of shipping operations in international trade.

The curriculum of the training covers the following topics:

  •  Business Communication in Shipping
  •  Management Approach in Shipping
  •  Basic Accounting and Banking in Shipping
  •  Marketing of Shipping
  •  Marine Law
  •  Marine Insurance
  •  Ship Management
  •  Multimodal Transport
  •  International Trade
  •  Distribution Management
  •  Customs Procedures
  •  Port  Management


CMD offers this 2 week training course in the evening for officers, executives and managers responsible for and associated with human resource management in large local organizations, international agencies, NGOs, multinational organizations, financial institutions and banks. The objective of the training program is to provide a useful understanding of effective human resource management.

The curriculum of the training covers the following:

  •  Corporate/Strategy Planning
  •  Manpower Planning Strategies
  •  Recruitment and Selection
  •  Diversity-Women’s Integration
  •  Styles of Management/Participation/ Decision Making
  •  Performance Management
  •  Motivation and Communication
  •  Training and Management Development
  •  Continuous Learning-Interventions
  •  Career Counseling
  •  Health and Safety
  •  Team Development
  •  Compensation and Benefits Management
  •  Exit Strategies-Redundancy

Ongoing Program


Alliance Française de Dhaka is hosting the Workshop at its Uttara Antenna lead by Martinets with academic back-up support by Center for Management Development (CMD), IUBAT-International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka.

The Purpose:

The goal is to prepare participants with professional competence to effectively face hard challenges on the lookout of first-rate employment and establish fast-track career in Apparel Industry. The workshop is likely to enable participants to secure appreciably valued employment. This is presently a highly demanding sector where large openings of career employment in high class positions of corporate standing for knowledgeable and resourceful individual exists.

This effort of strengthening human resources efficiency in the Bangladesh Apparel Industry is also expected to contribute to the ongoing multi-disciplinary initiatives towards revamping the sector with capacity to further spread out its overseas market and increase export.


This is best intended for those who are soon completing or have completed their studies (MBA, MA, M.Sc, BSCE, BSME, BSEEE,  BCSE, BBA, BATHM, BA, B.Com, etc.) in order to insure career employment without much waiting. However an A-level or equivalent is kept as the minimum requirement if otherwise considered suitable.

Some Basic Information:

Multiple numbers of batches normally run each month. Workshop classes of each batch are held twice or thrice a week and 2 to 3 hours per day in the afternoon/evening to be over  by 9 pm. at the latest.

CMD-IUBAT University under the collaboration arrangement oversees monitors the Workshop, course materials and the teaching efficiency through IUBAT’s faculty members for effective performance. The resource persons especially include textile engineers and fashion design specialists working as teachers in reputed universities and institutes, professionals in industries, experts dealing in social compliance initiatives, etc. The Industry is also consulted in these matters for needs assessment. Certificates to candidates who will successfully complete the Workshop as assessed through an academic process by IUBAT University (as a part of academic back-up support) will be issued by Alliance Française de Dhaka jointly with IUBAT University and Martinets.  Certificates from Alliance Française are globally rated with great value. IUBAT University is at the same time one of the oldest non-government university in Bangladesh enjoying high reputation and it is internationally recognized having links with 70 institutions in Europe, America, Canada, Australia, Asia and Africa. Martinets is a multi-disciplinary consulting organization having senior professionals in Apparel Industry.

Various Management Positions in Readymade Garments (RMG) Industry

RMG sector needs efficient and speedy performance for which the sector pays highly only to those who can produce results in the set out time frames. The sector does not hesitate to rapidly increase salaries to those who bring effective outcome. This is a reason why the sector engages many foreigners in the industry at very high salary. Appointments for those fresh from universities are usually made at junior levels, but they are given quick lifts provided the performance is excellent.

Different general management positions in the RMG sector in the principal offices and factories in different working divisions include, among others, Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager, Manager, General Manager, Assistant Merchandiser, Merchandiser,  Quality Related Officers, Production Coordinator, Global Sales Executive, Assistant Planner, Planner, Staff Welfare Officer, Accounts Officer,
Officers to deal with banks / shipping companies/ ports, Human Resources Officer, etc.

Workshop Outline:

  •  Introducing Apparel Market and Industry
  •  Woven, Knitwear and Fully Fashioned Knitwear (Sweater)
  •  Dying, Printing, washing, Testing & Finishing
  •  General discussions for executive and merchandising levels: (a)Trims and Accessories for garments making, (b) Basic ideas on digital and computerized costing procedures for the entire production and     supply
  •  Pattern construction and development + Basics of Fashion Design Studies
  •  Introducing sewing and knitting machines
  •  Quality control
  •  Practicum on Garments Industry: Management of an RMG Unit
  •  Social compliance initiatives / Community welfare relevancies
  •  Health, food and nutrition
  •  Industrial relations, Banking involvement in export / import, taxation, VAT, export/import procedures, legal issues, etc. (Abridged)
  •  Additional discussions: Current issues and problems
  •  Any other relevant topics
  •  Factory visits

Workshop Fee:

Taka 24,000.00 (Twenty four thousand) payable directly by the students to Uttara Annex of Alliance Française against proper receipt. A 50% waiver has been allowed for university students in the initial 8 batches of the workshop. However, persons who have genuine interest in the subject of apparels but facing financial difficulty may apply for partial waiver of fees. Such persons must apply to the Coordinator of the Workshop by stating the purpose of joining and reasons for seeking partial waiver.

Admission Procedure:

Willing candidates shall fill in the application form and submit to Md. Lutfar Rahman, Coordinator, CMD-IUBAT University or to Uttara Antenna of Alliance Française for processing and notification of acceptance by the Academic Coordinator of the workshop

Higher Level Workshop on Fashion Design:

This 3-Month Workshop On Apparel Management, Marketing & Merchandising Appreciation is being conducted for the students’ capacity building for employments in different positions as mentioned in the brochure mainly in management and merchandising; but willing candidates from them with creativity, skill and imagination and also others who may be considered fit may take another separate Exclusive Workshop Courses on Fashion Design Skills & Management of more or less same duration. The competence in presenting fashions in original for global market need be developed which is still inadequate in Bangladesh whereas the demand abroad for creative fashions is increasingly high.

Leadership Development Program

To improve leadership qualities of the graduates and undergraduate students of different colleges/departments of IUBAT University, the CMD organized a three months’ short course on Leadership Development from October 6-December 6, 2012. The formal inauguration of the program took place on October 10, 2012. The full course was conducted by Prof Hans Eric Frank formerly of the University of Bath, London, UK. The program was coordinated by Mr Md. Lutfar Rahman, Faculty, College of Business Administration, IUBAT University. 54 graduates and undergraduate students participated in this program and were awarded with certificate of participation through a Certificate Awarding Ceremony organized on December 6, 2012.