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Engr. Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury

Rashid A. Chowdhury
  • Assistant Professor & Proctor

  • 880-31- 611262, 636484, Ext: 131
  • rashid@ciu.edu.bd
  • Room: 3308, School of Business, Chittagong Independent Univeristy

Engr. Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor & Head of Department of General Management & Management Information System (MIS) in Chittagong Independent University (CIU), where he has been working since 2001. He teaches courses both at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels at CIU and additionally is serving as the Proctor. Mr. Chowdhury obtained Associate in Science (Applied Science) & Associate in Applied Science in Mining Technology (Supervisory) from College of Eastern Utah, Price, USA. He also completed BSME & MBA (Management) from National University, San Diego, California, USA. He is presently a PhD Fellow from Chittagong University. He has published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals and also serves as a Reviewer for ACI (Academic International) and ICICKM (International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management). He has significant work experience in various international multinational companies such as Carbon County Coal Mine Inc. USA, AIM Inc. USA and Wilwen Enterprise, Los Angeles, USA. Engr. Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury has received professional training on Supply Chain Management, Research Methods under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), Certificate of Completion in Computer Aided Design, Achievement in Mine Rescue, Welding, and Supervisory Training & Labor Management Relation from Los Angeles & College of Eastern Utah, USA. He presided over the Seminar on Analysis of Future Passengers Car Structure jointly organized by IEB Chittagong and Hokkaido University Japan. He conducted Training Program on Training Fundamentals organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in association with Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association (BAFFA) Dhaka. He has also attended numerous seminars on various topics such as Storm Water Management Strategies, Design, Modeling and Best Management Practices, Green Wireless Communication Technologies, Disaster, Climate and Costal Vulnerabilities in Bangladesh, Container Terminal Operations and Management, Business Research Methodology and Stock Exchange: How the Trading Takes Place in Chittagong and an International Conference on Business & Information (BAI) in Bangkok, Thailand. At present, he is playing the role as Chairman of the Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited.

  • Fellow PhD (Course work completed), University of Chittagong
  • MBA in Management, National University, San Diego, CA USA, 1992
  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering, National University, 1989, San Diego, CA USA
  • Associate in Applied Science in Mining Technology (Supervisory), College of Eastern Utah, USA, 1982, Price, Utah USA
  • Associate in Science(Applied Science), College of Eastern Utah, 1980, Price, Utah USA

  • Completed the course work for train the trainer in Supply Chain Management within the framework of the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport UK and conducted by the Advance SCS Training Center, Singapore. The program held at Dhaka on October 18-20 ,2011
  • Completed course on Research Methods under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) Managed by Sub Project-140 jointly organized by University Grants Commission, University of Chittagong and The World Bank held on from September 10, 2011-September 30, 2011
  • Certificate of Completion in Computer Aided Design. Los Angeles City College-1990
  • Certificate of Achievement in Mine Rescue, College of Eastern Utah-1982
  • Certificate of Achievement in Welding, College of Eastern Utah-1982
  • Certificate of Achievement in Supervisory Training, College of Eastern Utah-1982
  • Certificate of Achievement in Labor Management Relation, College of Eastern Utah-1982
  • Certificate of Completion in Computer Aided Design, Los Angeles City College-1990

  • Rashid A. Chowdhury & Others “ One Stop Service within the framework of Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh” accepted for presentation at the Innovation Arabia 9 organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University, Dubai, UAE (7-9 March 2016) www.hbmsu.ac.ae
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury & others “Customer to Customer Helping Behavior and Its Implications to the Market Within Brand Communities of Facebook” Published in the proceeding of 2014 Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference. Organized by American Marketing Association Volume 25 (August 1-3, 2014) pp F28-F32
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury & others “Gender, Marital Status and Job Satisfaction: An Empirical Study” Published in the Journal of International Review of Management and Business Research Volume 2 Issue 2. ( June , 2013) pp 488-498 ISSN (Online).www.irmbrojournal.com (httap://irmbrjournal.com/archives2.php?vol=2&iss=2&yea=2013&ver=2)
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury “Developing the Measurement of Consumer Based Brand Equity in Service Industry: An Empirical Study on Mobile Phone Industry” Published in the European Journal of Business and Management. Volume 4 No. (13 September 2012) pp 62-67 ISSN 2222-1905(Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online)
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury & Robeka Shamsher. “Relationship of Demographic Characteristics With Purchasing Decisions Involvement: A Study on FMCG Laundry Soaps “Published in the Journal of Business and Retail Management Research. Published by Academy of Business & Retail Management (ABRM).ISSN:1751-8202. Volume 6, issue 2 (April 2012).pp 78-89.
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury & Mohammad Nayeem Abdullah. Overheated Stock Market: Remedial Measures for Soft Landing. Published in the Cost & Management the Journal of the Institute of Cost and Management Accounts of Bangladesh. Volume XXXIX Number 5. September-October, 2011 pp 28-33
  • Moslehuddin Khaled* and Rashid A. Chowdhury. Improving public management as a development imperative: Developing a practical research approach for Bangladesh. Published in Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research Vol. 3(2), pp. 43 - 47, February 2011 ISSN 2141-2480 ©2011 Academic Journals.
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury & Dr. Tahlil Azim. Entrepreneurial Behavior in the Context of Bangladesh: Lessons from A Few First Generation Entrepreneurs. Presented in the International Conference titled “Entrepreneurship, Family Business and Innovation” organized by Cankaya University Ankara –Turkey held on 21-23 October 2010. Paper also selected to publish in International Journal of Cankaya University. Volume VIII, 2010 ISBN 978-975-6734-08-7
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury & Moslehuddin Khaled. Improving Public Management: Developing a Practical Research Approach for Bangladesh applying Business Management principles, Published in Human Face (A research Journal for Human Development & Contemporary Development Affairs) Volume VII, 2008 ISSN 1991-3729
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury & Moslehuddin Khaled. Connecting Government and Private Sector in Bangldesh. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education University Brunei Darussalam held on May 21-24 2009
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury, Mohammad Ayub Islam. Capital – Labor relationship: A study for better understanding of capital- productivity and labor productivity. 2nd International Business Conference, World Business Institute, University Technology Sydney. Australia, May 21-24, 2007
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury, Mohammad Ayub Islam, Mahmud Hassan Understanding Customers’ perceptions and Expectations of Service Quality through SERVQUAL: A Study of Multinational Banks in Chittagong City. Published in Journal of Business Administration, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. Volume 32, No. 1 & 2, January & April 2006.pp 103-121
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury, Mohammad Ayub Islam Strategic Knowledge Alliance (SKA): A Model To Develop Linkage Between Business Schools And Enterprises For Effective Business Education In Bangladesh. 2nd International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management, American University in Dubai, UAE, 21-22 November, 2005.
  • Rashid A. Chowdhury, Mohammad Ayub Islam, Mahmud Hassan Gaining Customer Knowledge Through SERVQUAL: A Study Of Multinational Banks In Chittagong City. 5th European Conference on Knowledge Management. Paris, France. 30.09.2004- 01.10.2004. Published in Conference proceedings Volume 2 pp 963-ISBN: 0-9547096-5-9

  • Mrs. Fields Cookies Inc. Corporate office: Park City Utah USA worked as Store Manager at different locations in California
  • Wilwen Enterprise- South La Brea Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020 USA as Assistant Production Manager
  • AIM Incorporate ,601 East Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84612 USA as Assistant Manager
  • Carbon County Coal Mine Inc. Price, Utah 84501 USA as Assistant Manager- Mine Safety & Rescue Operations

  • Presided over the seminar on Analysis of Future Passengers Car Structure jointly organized by IEB Chittagong and Hokkido University Japan held on December 21, 2011.
  • Attended seminar on Strom Water Management Strategies, Design, Modeling and Best Management Practices jointly organized by Technical advisory Board of Canada and IEB Chittagong held on November 25, 2011.
  • Attended seminar on Green Wireless Communication Technologies organized by Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) and IUB Chittagong held on November 15, 2011.
  • Attended seminar on Bio Te Attended seminar on Green Wireless Communication Technological Approach to Increase the Yield of Bio Diesel as a Source of Renewable Energy jointly organized by Indian School of Mines and IUB Chittagong held on October 11, 2011.
  • Attended International Conference on Business and Information (BAI) held at Bangkok, Thailand on July 4-6, 2011.
  • Attended seminar on Disaster, Climate and Costal Vulnerabilities in Bangladesh jointly organized by Department of Marine Science & Fisheries of University of Chittagong and IEB Chittagong held on July 10, 2011.
  • Attended seminar on Issues relating to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Bangladesh jointly organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering Chittagong University of Engineering Technology (CUET) and IEB Chittagong held on April 23, 2011
  • Attended Training workshop organized by Chittagong Port Authority Training Institute on Container Terminal Operations and Management held 7-28 February 2010
  • Conducted Training Program on Training Fundamentals organized by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(UNESCAP) in association with Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association(BAFFA) held in Dhaka on 27-29 September 2010.
  • Attended workshop organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(UNESCAP) in association with International Freight Forwarders Association of Bangladesh on Training of Trainer Workshop on Training Fundamentals, Freight Forwarders and Multimodal Transport held on 22-23 November 2009
  • Attended workshop organized by South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) in association with International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Training of Domestic Factoring held on June 22 2009
  • Attended Academic Conferences and presented paper on Centers for Public Policy Indian Institute Management Bangalore (IIMB) held on August 10-12, 2009
  • Attended 14th International Conference on Education and presented paper “Bridging Worlds: Making Connection in Education” organized by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education University Brunei Darussalam held on May 21-24 2009
  • Attended 2nd International Business Research Conference and presented paper “Capital-Labor Relationship” organized by World Business Institute University of Technology Sydney Australia held on May 21-24 2007
  • Attended 5th European Conference on Knowledge Management. Paris, France.
  • Attended a three-day workshop on “Business Research Methodology” organized by IUB. 4-6th June 2002.
  • Conference on Post Cancun Negotiation on Doha Round of Development, Jointly organized by International Trade Center (Geneva) and Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Chittagong 13th December, 2003.
  • Attended a workshop on “Stock Exchange: How the Trading Takes place” In Chittagong Stock Exchange organized jointly by BSS and Chittagong stock Exchange.
  • Attended a workshop on “Career Planning & Development” organized By BSS of IUB, October 2002.
  • Attended a workshop on, “The importance of IMC in the marketing strategy” in IUB Chittagong Campus.
  • Attended a workshop on “Developing Leadership Skills” by BSS. April 2002.

  • Vice-President- Banga Bandhu Prokoushali Parishad, Chittagong
  • Ex-Vice Chairman: (Academic & HRD): Institution of Engineers Bangladesh Chittagong
  • Member: American Society for Manufacturing Engineers
  • Member: American MBA Association
  • Member: American Society for Quality Control
  • Member: American Alumni Association
  • Fellow: Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh
  • Ex-President: Chittagong Divisional Welfare Federation
  • President: Chattgarm Samaj Kallyan Parishad
  • Member: Chittagong Club Ltd
  • Member: Chittagong Seniors Club Ltd
  • Ex-Chairman: Agrabad Govt. Colony High School Managing Committee
  • Ex- Joint General Secretary: Chittagong Maa-Shisu Hospital Managing Committee
  • Ex- Member: Governing Council: Chittagong Maa- Shihsu Medical College
  • Ex- Joint General Secretary: Chittagong Diabetic Association
  • Member: Bangladesh Kidney Foundation Chittagong.