The Institute of Business Administration
() of the University of Dhaka
- commonly known as IBA
- is a government funded institution for business-education in the South Asian Country of Bangladesh
. It was established in 1966 in collaboration with the Karachi IBA
, the Ford Foundation
, and Indiana University
but is currently only affiliated with the University of Dhaka
. Late Professor M.Safiullah was the founder-director of IBA. IBA pioneered Business Administration education in Bangladesh. It also pioneered Semester and credit based education system in 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 provide graduate level education to students. It is widely regarded as the best business school in the country.
From its inception in 1966 until 1993, the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) was the academic program offered by IBA. In 1993, after a review initiated by Professor Dr. M Shamsul Haque (Former Director, IBA; and former Treasurer, Dhaka University), a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program was added. Prior to that, in 1970s, the M.Phil and Ph.D. programs were introduced.
IBA has so far had 19 BBA batches and 45 MBA batches. In 2007, IBA introduced an Executive MBA (EMBA) program to meet the huge demand for quality education in EMBA. There are plans to revamp the BBA program... Read More