The contemporary business environment demands a strong link between the corporate sector and academia. The universities produce graduates to join the labor market at large, and the companies in return need universities to come up with programs which cater to their overall needs. To do this, AIUB has always maintained a strong link with industry leaders and managers to generate feedback as a challenge to enrich or revise the curriculum to be incorporated in the academic programs. To concretize this linkage or partnership, the American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM), a society of HR Professionals engaged in providing academic training, development, consultancy, research, evaluation and other development activities in the field of human resource and management.
Under this agreement, AIUB & BSHRM will jointly launch PGD (HRM) and Certification in HRM. Also, BSHRM will provide internship opportunities and job placements to AIUB graduates and conduct collaborative research avenues for students and faculty members.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor of AIUB and Mr. Mashequr Rahman Khan, President of BSHRM. The event was held in the Meeting Room of the Vice Chancellor in the university on 27 October 2019. Prof. Dr. Charles C. Villanueva, Vice President, Academics and Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, and Mr. Manirul Islam, Director CEC & IT attested the signing of the MoC on behalf of AIUB while the BSHRM was represented by Mr. Md. Kamruzzaman, Treasurer and Mr. Kazi Rakib Uddin Ahmed, Vice President. The rest of the BSHRM team who were present during signing composed of Ms. Dilruba Sharmin Khan, and Mr. G M Sharif both Executive Councilors.
Ms. Farheen Hassan, Director, BBA Program, Mr. A. K. Nazmul, Director, Office of Sports, Mr. Asif Parvez, Deputy Registrar, and Ms. Hafsa Maryam, course convenor, Department of Management & HRM were also present in the signing ceremony.