Faculty of Business Studies

Commerce, as a department, was established in University of Dhaka under the Faculty of Arts in the academic year, 1922-23. In 1970 the department got the elevated status of Faculty of Commerce that started functioning with two departments, namely Accounting and Management. In 1974 two other departments, Marketing and Finance, were added to meet the prevailing job market requirements.

Faculty of Commerce was renamed Faculty of Business Studies as proposed by the Academic Council, University of Dhaka and approved by the National Parliament in 1995 through amendment of the University of Dhaka Order, 1973. The hitherto known Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) and Master of Commerce (M.Com.) degrees were renamed Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) respectively after effecting necessary revision and modification of the curricula. The adoption of a four-year BBA program replacing the three-year B. Com. (Hons) degree meant to meet the international schooling requirement of 16 years (10+2+4) of regular study for graduation. After successful completion of BBA, students can get admission into one-year MBA (Regular) program.

Higher education in business (in the country) particularly during 1990s suffered a great strain in the face of escalating demand from rapid population growth as well as job market requirement. Also keeping in view the need to impart higher education of world standard, Business Studies Faculty took bold strides in expanding number of departments and enrollments in each department, building of physical facilities and improvement of quality of education. The number of departments was increased from 4 to 6 during 2003-5 while renaming some departments and bringing corresponding changes, additions and modifications in the respective curriculum. Now in these departments (Management Studies, Accounting and Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, Banking and Management Information System,) there are more than 5000 students and 170 faculty members.

Recently the faculty has decided to expand it further by opening two new departments viz. International Business, and Tourism and Hospitality Management perceiving the importance of tourism for the economy of Bangladesh in the era of globalization and recognizing the fact that more than 10% of the world GDP is accounted for from tourism and international travel.

The faculty administration is run by a committee headed by the Dean, who is elected by the members of the faculty. The faculty values and honors the performance of both students and faculty members across the departments.

Dean’s Honor List from among MBA (Regular) Students
The MBA students who earn a CGPA of at least 3.90 on a 4-point scale are honored by inclusion in the Dean”s Honor List.

Dean’s Merit List for BBA Students
The BBA students earning a SGPA of 4.0 on a 4-point scale in any semester are included in the Dean”s Merit List.

Dean’s Academic Award for Teachers
As recognition of the performance of teachers, there are 4 awards for research papers/articles published in nationally or internationally recognized journals. Moreover, there are two awards for subject-based fundamental text books, creative writing, critical review and research monograph published by recognized publishing companies.