First, let me take you through its brief history: the School of Business was established in 1996-the year, when UAP came into being into the arena of tertiary education in Bangladesh-with its quest for excellence in education. During this past two decades, it has gone through monumental changes and challenges in its competitive environment. It started off offering education from one of many scattered campuses of ours in Dhanmondi area. In the first year, the total number of students in its BBA program was today, it stands at It introduced its MBA and EMBA programs in year 2001 and 2008, respectively. While the number of student enrollment varies year to year in different programs, for the school of business, one thing has never varied: this unflinching commitment towards excellence, towards imparting top quality education that has helped it create a niche for itself in the business education in Bangladesh.
Now in its new location, adjacent to its permanent campus at Green Road, our school offers a landscape of unlimited opportunities. Here, we consider our students our lifeline, our ultimate ambassadors. While they remain committed to their foremost duty of rigorous academic pursuit, we also urge them to involve themselves in co-curricular activities as well for which there are ample opportunities in our school. We have a number of Clubs that organize round the year seminars and workshops that are designed to transform their lives, only for the better.
And, our involvement with students does not stop only in classroom interactions; off the class, we meet frequently. We have advisors designated for the students of every semester to listen to their queries, and to their grievances, if any. Beyond the purposes of academic and co-curricular activities, we have a special faculty committee that deals with students coping with any psychological or environmental distress.
As we have set our Vision 2020, as we celebrate 20 years of our chequered history, we are mindful of the daunting challenges that lie ahead. We, however, remain as steadfast as ever in our commitments to deliver the best of business education that our students will be immensely proud of.
With this, I would like to urge you to join us to embark upon an enlightening journey of a lifetime,
Mr. Shamsad Ahmed
Associate Professor & Head,
School of Business, UAP