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Notice: The discussion topics for the Next Session (Friday, September 18, 2015).1. Financial Statement Analysis and Prediction of Future Returns 2. Cash Accounting versus Accrual Accounting: Reconciling Earnings, Dividends and Free Cash Flows Resource Person: Dr. Mizanur Rahman



August 26, 2015
International Symposium on Accounting, Auditing and Governance in Asia.

August 12, 2015
Seminar on Non-Fundamentals and Stock Market: New Evidence

August 9, 2015
Please note that next Saturday, August 15, 2015, is a public holiday and we will hold no training session on the date. Section-B participants are therefore requested to join Section-A and attend our Friday Session on August 14, 2015. Venue would be the Faculty Meeting Room.

August 8, 2015
Section-B List of Participants
in the Training Program on Capital Market Research (Saturday, 09:00-12:00);
Venue: Faculty Meeting Room (in front of Dean Office, FBS).
August 8, 2015
Section-A List of Participants
in the Training Program on Capital Market Research (Friday, 09:00-12:00);
Venue: Computer Lab (Room#7004, Level 6); MBA Building, FBS.
July 9, 2015

List of Selected Candidates for the Training Program on Capital Market Research

Each candidate shall receive an email from the program director with further instructions.


Research Colloquium on "Financial Disclosure Practices by Listed Companies in Bangladesh.
A Research Colloquium will be held on Financial Disclosure Practices by the Listed Companies in Bangladesh. The event will be organized as a part of the Heqep sub-project entitled The Role of Accounting for Capital Market Development in Bangladesh, under the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh and the World Bank. The event will begin at 10:30AM, Saturday, February 2, 2013, in the Conference Hall of the Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka.

The colloquium will make research communication to a wide range of policy makers and research community focusing on the following issues: (i) Levels of mandatory financial disclosure in corporate annual reports, (ii) Frequency of non-compliance with disclosure requirements and the issue of audit qualifications, (iii) Decision relevance of published annual reports, and (iv) Association between corporate attributes and levels of corporate financial disclosure.

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. A.B. Mirza Azizul Islam, Former Advisor to the Government of Bangladesh, Ministry of Finance, kindly agreed to be the Chief Guest in the colloquium. Mr. Faruq Ahmed Siddiqui, Former Chairman of BSEC, Mr. Moazzem Hossain, Editor of the Financial Express and Prof. Md. Helal Uddin Nizami, Commissioner of BSEC, will be the Special Guests in the event.

A number of MBA graduates will showcase their research in the occasion. The research colloquium will feature regulators, corporate CEOs and a wide range of research community as distinguished guests.

You are kindly invited to the Research Colloquium. For registration, please contact Mr. Emran Ahmed at 01712-822177 or Registration Form Download

Program Structure
10:00~10:30 Registration and refreshment
10:30~10:35 Welcome Speech by
Prof. Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam
Dean, Faculty of Business Studies

10:35~10:40 Introduction to Graduate Research Colloquium
Dr. Riazur Rahman Chowdhury
Professor and Director of the MBA Program
Department of Accounting & Information Systems (AIS)

10:40~11:10 Keynote Presentation on “Financial Disclosure Practices by the Listed Non-financial Companies in Bangladesh,” by Dr. Mizanur Rahman, SPM of the HEQEP Research Project and Associate Professor, Dept. of AIS

11:10~11:40 Short Presentation of Graduate Theses
  1. Akter, Sharmin. 2013. Decision Relevance of Published Annual Reports. Discussion paper No. 02/2013.
  2. Ferdous, Jannatul. 2013. The Association between Corporate Attributes and Levels of Financial Disclosure in Corporate Annual Reports. Discussion paper No. 03/2013.
  3. Ahmed, Salahuddin. 2013. Non-Compliance with Disclosure Requirements and Audit Qualifications in Corporate Annual Reports. Discussion paper No. 04/2013.
11:40~12:00 Discussion of the papers

12:00~12:10 Q&A

12:10~12:30 Speech by the Special Guest(s)
Mr. Faruq Ahmed Siddiqui
Former Chairman, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC)
Mr. Moazzem Hossain
Editor, The Financial Express
Prof. Md. Helal Uddin Nizami
Commissioner, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC)

12:30~12.50 Speech by the Chief Guest
Dr. A.B. Mirza Azizul Islam
Former Advisor to the Government of Bangladesh, Ministry of Finance
12:50~12:55 Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks
Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed
Chairman, Accounting & Information Systems (AIS)