CIU Business School (CIUBS) at Chittagong Independent University (CIU) was established with a view to empowering the students through holistic and inventive education that widens their perspectives and equips them with the progressive skills to challenge the obstacles at present and stimulate economic development in future. We prepare our students to advance their career while making a momentous social impact through entrepreneurship and innovation.
To emerge as a “Center of Excellence” in business education by developing innovative and ethical leaders.
To provide quality education responsive to the critical needs of business enterprises in the context of global challenges.
— Excellence through continuous improvement;
— Effective entrepreneurial implementation of ideas;
— Research, innovation and creative thinking;
— Cooperation through nurturing and collaboration;
— Intellectual, professional and ethical development of our students;
— Mutual respect through effective communication;
— Building partnerships with stakeholders.
The Business School started its journey in 1999 under the then Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), Chittagong Campus. The erstwhile Chittagong Campus of IUB applied for functioning as an autonomous University and received its approval from the Ministry of Education of Government of Bangladesh and The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh as a full-fledged University on February 6, 2013 under the name of Chittagong Independent University (CIU). Since its inception, the School has been playing a pivotal role as a center of excellence for producing capable human resources for the country.
Over the years, Business School of CIU has selected a highly qualified team of faculty members. Whose academic background and work experience span almost every continent of the globe. It is a distinctive feature of CIUBS that, we have full-time PhD Faculty members in every major area of the Business School showing the level of commitment to our students and community. Our faculty members are highly dedicated and are selected on the basis of academic excellence, research ability and industry experience. Senior Faculty members continuously conduct workshops, seminars and training to groom their junior counterparts. The School also encourages them to team up with senior faculty members and publish research and industry papers. For this reason, every faculty member within Business School publishes journal papers, participate in international conferences, write trade papers, and serve on the editorial boards of various national and international journals on a regular occasion.
Full–time faculty members with education and training from top-institutions from home and abroad;
Full-time PhD Faculty members for every major area of the School such as Accounting, Finance and Economics, Management and Human Resource Management (HRM), Marketing, International Business, and Management Information System (MIS);
Most updated curriculum in line with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), USA guidelines to foster learning experiences in the areas of communication, ethical reasoning, analytical skills, use of information technology, multicultural diversity, and reflective thinking;
Faculty-Student Ratio of 1:25 is maintained to ensure high quality of teaching and learning;
A true academic atmosphere, where faculty members publish in reputed national and international journals, take part in international conferences, and serve as editors, associate editors, editorial board members, and reviewers;
Extensive use of case methods to bring students closer to the real world scenario to improve their decision making skills;
Strong focus on the development of teamwork and leadership competencies to create high performing organizations;
Each course includes group projects leading to presentations , so that the ability to lead and work in a team environment is developed;
Corporate Talk program to further industry-academia collaboration;
Continuous focus on workshops, seminars, and training sessions by renowned academics and practitioners from home and abroad;
Wide-ranging extracurricular activities;
Cross-border tours for enhancing international exposure;
Mandatory Live-in-Field Experience (LFE) course to make students familiar with the rural life, socio-economic conditions, and field survey method;
Strong network with professional and accreditation bodies of the word, viz. Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), American Marketing Association (AMA), American Management Association. Chartered Institute of Business School (CIBS), Marketing Science Institute (MSI), European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) and Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).
CIU is the first private university in Bangladesh, which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Board of Revenue (NBR), Internal Resources Division (IRD), Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh to promote transparency and accountability through tax education in the country.
National Board of Revenue (NBR), Internal Resources Division (IRD), Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh.
The CIUBS is on the continuous pursuit to establish collaborations with reputed international universities, professional bodies, research institutions. The nature of collaborations encompasses student and faculty and exchanges, joint research, partnerships, seminars & conference. CIBS has already established collaborations with the following institutions:
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Tennessee, USA;
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA);
Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi, India (IIM Ranchi);
Rennes School Business (RSB), Rennes, France.
Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia
Opportunities for global learning take place 24/7 here at CIUBS both inside and outside the classroom. Business School provides a vibrant culture with a strong focus on academic workshops, seminars, training and various other extra-curriculum activities. These activities help students develop their skills and enhance their practical knowledge. CIUBS has a number of student clubs as well, namely “Business Students’ Society (BSS)”, “CIU HRM Society”, “Marketing Club” etc., which organize round-the-year co-curricular events.
The Business School of CIU has been producing the best business and social leaders for Chittagong and rest of the country. The graduate of this School not only excels in the industry but are also pursuing PhD Degrees in leading business Schools of the world. Independent University Alumni Association (IUAA) is one of the most diverse alumni network in the country. The vibrant IUAA keeps this highly diversified group in constant touch with each other and the university. As the School has a pool of well established alumni in the corporate world, the fresh graduates of the School enjoy tremendous support during their transition from university to industry with respect to internship placement, employment, reference, and career guidance. Beside annual conventions and similar collegial events, IUAA holds seminars and workshops on topical issues on a regular basis.