Department Name: Department of Accounting & Information Systems

Profile of the Department The University of Dhaka, established in 1921, is the country's premier university of higher learning. Fully autonomous, it is an accredited, non-profit institution operating year-round and providing Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate education for meritorious students from all corners of Bangladesh and abroad. The university has approximately 1500 teaching staffs and 29,000 students enrolled in 53 Departments under 7 Faculties and 9 Institutes. Over the years, the university has built up a reputation for commendable academic excellence and contributed uniquely to the socio-economic political and cultural development of the region. Commerce was introduced as a separate area of discipline under the Faculty of Arts in the 1922-23 academic session. In 1970, the Faculty of Commerce was established elevating the Department of Commerce. Initially, the Faculty of Commerce started functioning with two departments – Accounting and Management.

Later on, two other departments, namely Finance and Marketing were set up with a view to prepare students with specialized knowledge for positions in government, business and academia. The Department of Accounting commenced with 8 teachers and 140 students in 1970 and has swelled to over 1500 students and 44 (including one honorary and one part-time) teaching staffs in the present time with the department upholding its unwavering commitment to first rate teaching quality and teaching staffs.

The department offers Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate programs in Accounting with a clear philosophy to develop in students the required knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and practical techniques for Accounting profession and Managerial discipline. The department offers Ph.D. program to suitable candidates under the supervision of a number of distinguished faculty members who are internationally acclaimed researchers in their specialized area.

The Faculty of Commerce was renamed as the Faculty of Business Studies as per the decision of the Academic Council of the University of Dhaka which was approved by the National Parliament through amendment of the Dhaka University Order. The hitherto known Bachelor of Commerce with Honours and Master of Commerce degrees have also been renamed by the Academic Council as Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in keeping with the trend of greater appeal and acceptability in the job market and successfully face the competitive environment in the modern business world.

This necessitated a major change in the course contents and the adoption of 40 courses in place of the existing 30 courses and a four-year graduation program replacing, the traditional 3-year B.Com. (Hons.) and 4-year BBA (Hons.) program. The BBA and MBA programs are to run for four years and one year respectively. The International schooling requirement of 16 years (10+2+4) of regular study for graduation is also met with the new 4-year BBA program (10+2+4). The degree programs are conducted by a number of highly qualified and foreign trained academic personnel with suitable academic background. Distinguished scholars through their laudable efforts have made the programs the most coveted one.

A large number of faculty members - individually and in teams – is actively engaged in research and have already to their credit pioneering research publications. In addition to their commitment to teaching and research, faculty members play an important role in the affairs of the University and the community at large. The diversified academic background of teaching faculty, their research activities, and the dynamic curriculum of Accounting & Information Systems Department have made it the foremost department in the University of Dhaka.