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  • DBA Research Overiew


Department of Business Administration (DBA), University of Asia Pacific (UAP) aims to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research. DBA has mandates, adequate resources, and opportunities for research. The department always encourages and facilitates research among its faculties and students. Research works carried out by the faculty members of DBA focuses on addressing and/or resolving the contemporary economic and management problems faced by the corporate world or the society. In addition to performing teaching responsibilities, faculty members of DBA also involve themselves in doing cutting-edge research.

  • Faculty Quality Improvement Circle (FQIC)


To enhance the research expertise of the faculty members, the department has a research cell named FQIC (Faculty Quality Improvement Circle). FQIC was initiated on 20thApril 2013.Dr. Mahbubul Haque, Associate Professor of UAP, is in charge of FQIC. The cell conducts a meeting on every month. On that meeting, the faculty members discuss their research ideas and progress of ongoing research works. The faculty members also share their research findings and invite suggestions as well as constructive criticisms from other members. FQIC has been helping the faculty members in coming up with innovative ideas and working on them. Because of the continuous efforts of FQIC, a number of research papers have been published. Besides, this cell frequently organizes various workshops on research methodology, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), literature review, and how to publish in indexed journals. 


DBA Journal

  • Asia Pacific Business Review: overview


Asia Pacific Business Review (ISSN2075-2733) is a double blind peer reviewed academic journal published by DBA. The journal welcomes papers, both conceptual and empirical, review articles, case studies on the contemporary issues in diverse areas of business.

The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Marketing Management, Finance & Accounting, Production & Operations Management, Strategic Management, Supply chain Management, Quality Management, Entrepreneurship.


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Submission and Review Policy:

  • How to submit the paper

The author(s) should submit the paper through e-mail to the journal editor at

  • Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

The authors(s) must follow the manuscript preparation guidelines in preparing the manuscript before submission.

  • Review Policy

The journal follows double blind peer review policy. First, the editorial board will review the paper and if it deems fit, the paper is sent to two reviewers who are knowledgeable in the respective field. The author(s) will have no knowledge of the reviewers of the papers. The review process will take 4 to 6 weeks. If any change is required, the editor of the journal will inform the author(s) of such change once the review report is obtained. The author(s) will then modify the paper taking the review comments into consideration.


  • Plagiarism Policy

Copying from someone else's manuscript without proper citation is considered plagiarism. The editorial board is very strict regarding this issue of plagiarism. Should it occur, the editorial board has the right to cancel the said paper.

There is no publication fee for the author(s) to publish in this journal.


DBA Booklet Publication

  • Casebook-Instant Cases: Cases for Class Room Solution

Teaching with real-world cases has become one of the accepted modes of teaching and learning in today’s educational arena. Due to the scarcity of case material in local context, teachers are forced to rely on cases gleaned from European and American books. But unfortunately, those foreign cases can’t truly reflect the local scenario. To fill-up the dearth of case materials on local context, DBA came up with a casebook titled ‘Instant Cases: Cases for Class Room Solution’.

It was the first casebook on Bangladeshi perspective ever published by a private business school. The book contains twenty-five cases, developed by the faculties of DBA, which covers a wide range of issues from the entire spectrum of business education. This book has stimulated numerous students on applying their mental faculty, rather than memorizing ability, to analyze a business situation from different perspectives.


  • Student Research 

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program consists of 130 credit hours spread in 41 courses and internship project. Out of these 41 courses, 34 are general core courses, 5 are compulsory concentration/major courses, and 2 are free electives. After completion of all the courses, students are required to undergo 3 months’ internship program. The internship program is to be carried out in a business organization, usually in the form of applied research work. The internship program is offered at the end of the fourth year (final year) of study. As a weight of four credit hours is allotted for the internship program, the grade obtained in internship significantly affects the CGPA. During this period, the student works under the direct supervision of a full-time faculty of the department. Every student submitting their project report has to appear before a board consisting of at least three faculty members (including the supervisor). In the board, the student has to present his/her internship project and face an oral examination by the board members. The students of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program are also required to go through an internship program of 4 months or submit a dissertation. Their thesis work shall also be carried out under the supervision of a full-time faculty of the department.  After completion of the internship (or dissertation), the student is required to appear before a board for a presentation of the thesis and an oral examination. 

Several courses covered on the BBA and MBA program has 5 to 15 percent of the total marks allotted for conducting research. Students get the mentoring from their respective course instructor(s) for preparing the survey questionnaire, deciding on the sample size, collecting data, making analysis using statistical tool-packs and interpreting the results. A third-year undergraduate student has to complete a course on research called ‘Business Research Methodology’. This course covers the steps followed in conducting a research, i.e. problem definition, formulation of the hypothesis, research design, data collection, data summarization and analysis, presentation & report writing, and use of research findings. 

The undergraduate students of DBA have a club focused on research activities relevant to the business world called Business Research Club (BRC). A full-time faculty of the department acts an advisor of BRC. All other administrative positions of BRC are filled by students selected from the members of BRC. To be a member, a student has to complete or at least register for Business Research Methodology course. 
Because of these efforts, the students of DBA took part in the 13th Asian Business Research Conference, which was sponsored by World Business Institute, Australia, American Research and Publication International, USA, London Academic Research and Publication, UK and Research & Publication International, Bangladesh. The conference was held on 26th& 27th December 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Competition among the participants was intense, as faculties from several renowned public and private universities of Bangladesh as well as foreign countries presented their papers in the conference. Four papers, authored by the students of DBA, were presented at the conference. Among them, one of the papers received the best paper award. 


Research Fund 

  • Central Research Fund 


To promote research, the Institute for Energy, Environment, Research and Development (IEERD) provides funding. IEERD is a central research and academic institute responsible for disbursement of funding to academicians of various departments of UAP.IEERD has provision for funding of the following research expenditures: 

Publication charge for publishing research article in reputed journals.

Registration fee, transportation and accommodation cost for presenting research outcomes in national and international conference/symposium/workshop/seminar/meeting.

Expenses for conducting Research works at UAP. 

In every fiscal year, each faculty is allotted a maximum budget of taka forty thousand, which can be used for paying the aforementioned expenses. 

It is the responsibility of IEERD to cater to the fund requirements of UAP for carrying out research works. In the last fiscal year (2016-17), IEERD had a total budget of taka fifty lac. For funding research projects, which involves significant cost, a faculty or a group of faculties with a valid research proposal can apply to IEERD. For funding these projects, there is no stated floor or ceiling on how much to allocate for each faculty or each department.  


  • Departmental Research Fund 


In addition to central research funding, DBA has its own financial arrangements for research and training purposes. Under ‘Academic Excellence and Development Program’, a fund of taka one lakh was allocated in the last fiscal year. The department has another provision for financing the cost of research and e-journal subscription. 
DBA has been organizing a lot of seminars for the benefit of students as well as teachers. In those seminars and workshops, industry professionals are invited to share their knowledge, experiences, and pursuit of success. It has been quite helpful for the students as well as teachers in relating concepts with practices. The outcome of these programs motivates the students to articulate their thoughts in a more pragmatic manner. These programs also help DBA to build rapport with the leaders and members of the business world. The department has another provision for funding these motivational & effective seminars and workshops.