The University of Rajshahi is one of the premier public universities of Bangladesh. This University is an autonomous institution established in 1953 and located in Rajshahi Division of Bangladesh. The campus is purpose built and compact to provide excellent facilities- communication and interaction. It is constantly updating its academic curriculum in response to changing demands.
Management has clearly been recognized as critical to the process of economic development of a developing country like ours. Technological and other developments proceed apace and challenge not only the quantum of knowledge and its accessibility but also the nature and manner of work itself. Graduates need to plan to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. A critical element of this differentiation involves a commitment to continuous learning and a willingness to accept personal challenges. Considering the importance of management- the University of Rajshahi established the Department of Management in the year 1972. The Department was placed under the Faculty of Commerce. From January 2012- the department renamed as Department of Management Studies.
In line with the changing market demands- the Department of Management Studies has changed undergraduate (B.Com), BBA (Honours) and graduate (M.Com) programs to BBA and MBA program. There is a fundamental change in course curriculum based on the experience and knowledge gained over a period of time by the faculty members.
The name of the Faculty of Commerce was subsequently changed to the Faculty of Business Studies as decision of the Academic Council of the University of Rajshahi. Moreover- the traditional three year B.Com. Honours and one year M.Com. degree programs have also been transformed to four-year BBA and one Year MBA. In MBA Program, the students have the opportunity to enroll them in major of Management, Human Resource Management, International Business and Management, Management Information System or Management Science and Technology. The introduction of four-year undergraduate program makes it compatible with the international requirement of 16 years study for graduation.
The Department also offers M.Phil.- and Ph.D. degrees under the supervision of a number of qualified researchers. Department of Management Studies continuously providing a learning environment which enables students who will guide future competitive advantage- to access knowledge and skills that will keep them at the forefront of management practice and theory. We hope that this program would be able to play a pivotal role in the development of a new generation of managers and corporate leaders.