Prof. Nazrul Islam
Nazrul Islam is a professor of Management, HRM and International Business. He is currently serving as the Dean of the School of Business at Canadian University of Bangladesh. Prior to completing his PhD in International Business at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, he received his Bachelor’s (Honors) and Master’s degrees in Management from the University of Dhaka. He began his career in Academia in 1991 at Khulna University in the Discipline of Business Administration. In 2004, he joined BRAC University as an Associate Professor of Management, where he served as the coordinator of ‘Evening Programs’. In 2005, he joined North South University’s School of Business as an Associate Professor. Whilst, working at NSU he also served as an executive editor of ‘North South Business Review’ and worked as an executive secretary for the ‘South Asian Management Forum 2007’ jointly organized by North South University and Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA). In 2007, he joined East West University as a Professor, where he also served as a Dean of the Faculty of Business and Social Studies, Coordinator of MBA and EMBA programs and the Chief Editor of the Journal of Business and Social Studies. Since 2008, Prof. Islam has served as a Business School Dean at various universities like East West University, State University of Bangladesh, Eastern University, Uttara University and Canadian University of Bangladesh. Prof. Islam has supervised three M.Phil students and is currently supervising six PhD and four M.Phil students at Bangladesh University of Professionals.
Prof. Islam has published 62 research articles in international refereed journals that were abstracted and indexed by: Scopus, ABDC, EBSCOhost, ProQuest, ESJI, Crossref and DOI. Prof. Islam has also published 29 research papers in local refereed journals and attended more than 20 International Conferences held in India, Nepal, Maldives, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, USA, and Australia. As a Panel Reviewer of South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS), Prof. Islam reviewed ‘ICFAI Business School’ of India for its accreditation. Presently, Prof. Islam is serving as an Editorial Board Member for a number of National and International Refereed Journals like International Journal of Management and Business, British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade, etc. Prof. Islam has also worked as a Convener of the Organizing Committee of three International Conferences organized by Department of Finance, University of Dhaka, Southeast University, and Uttara University in collaboration with AMDISA and Global Business and Management Forum (GBMF). Prof. Islam authored and co-authored three books: (i) Entrepreneurship Development – An Operational Approach (In English), (ii) Modern Insurance (In Bengali) and (iii) Global Technological Change Impact on Textile and Garment Workers (In English). Prof. Nazrul examined more than fifteen PhD Dissertations of different public and private universities of Malaysia, India, Nepal and Bangladesh as an External Adjudicator. Prof. Islam achieved “Bangladesh Education Leadership Award 2017” and “Education Leadership Award 2018” in the category of ‘Best Professor in Business Administration’ by CMO Asia.