The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.) is a master’s degree in business administration (management). The MBA degree originated in the United States in the early 20th century when the country industrialized and companies sought scientific approaches to management. Considering the context and current job market of our country, MBA is the most demanding master’s degree among all the graduates.
MBA at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka
MBA of IBA DU is the most esteemed master’s degree in Bangladesh. Commitment to the highest educational standards distinguishes IBA among the educational institutes in Bangladesh. This reputation has been achieved through a tradition of excellence and dedication to quality education and research. IBA graduates are highly sought after by the industry.
IBA At a glance
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. Shafiullah.
IBA began its journey by launching its flagship MBA program. In the 1970s, the MPhil and PhD programs were introduced. In response to the growing demand for business education at the undergraduate level, the BBA program was started in 1993. In 2007, the Executive MBA program was launched to cater to the growing demand for quality education among mid-career executives.
In a proud history spanning more than four decades, the teachers and students of IBA have partnered together to achieve an enviable level of excellence in Bangladesh.
Table A: Points for SSC/’O’ Level and HSC/’A’ Level or Equivalents
O’ Level GPA*
A’ Level GPA*
>=3.5 / 1st
>=3.5 / 1st
>=2.5 / 2nd
>=2.5 / 2nd
* Candidates with Third division or GPA of less than 2.5 in SSC and HSC or GPA of less than 2.5 in O-level or GPA of less than 2.0 in A-level examinations will not be eligible
** Candidates who have taken O-level examination must pass at least 5 subjects (including Mathematics) with a minimum of grade D in each of the subjects.
**Candidates who have taken O-level examination must pass at least 5 subjects (including Mathematics) with a minimum of grade D in each of the subjects.
*** Letter grades of O Level and A Level subjects are converted to grade points (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1). Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by averaging the grade points of the five best grades for O Level and the two best grades for A Level.
Table B: Points for Bachelors and Master’s Program