Master’s Programs Open Day Showcases Opportunities for Autumn 2023 Enrollment
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) welcomed prospective students, industry professionals, and academics to its vibrant campus for an illuminating Open Day event focused on its array of 16 Master’s programs. The event, which took place on August 19, 2023, provided attendees with a comprehensive overview of the benefits inherent in pursuing a Master’s degree at this esteemed institution.
Drawing interest from a diverse audience, including individuals from various universities and industries, the Open Day RoadShow was a testament to IUB’s commitment to fostering academic excellence and facilitating career advancement. A total of 120 eager participants registered for the event, with 52 of them attending in person to gain firsthand insights into the enriching academic opportunities offered.
Highlighting the inclination towards immediate enrollment, a remarkable 86.5% of the attendees who physically attended the event seized the chance to complete spot admission forms, underscoring the allure of IUB's Master’s programs in catalyzing personal and professional growth.
At the heart of these Master’s programs lies a promise of bridging the gap between education and industry demands. With a focus on research and cultivating leadership acumen, these programs are positioned to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to ascend to higher management roles, effectively supporting the broader spectrum of management development endeavors.
A distinguished lineup of academic leaders graced the event, with the Deans of IUB’s five schools presenting the manifold advantages of their respective Master’s degrees. Professor Dr. Shah M. Faruque, Dean of the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Professor Dr. Bokhtiar Ahmed, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), Dr. Mahady Hasan, Acting Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology Sciences (SETS), Mr. Hanif Mahtab, Assistant Professor & Head of International Business (representing the Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship), and Dr. Zenat Zebin Hossain, Head of the Master of Public Health program (on behalf of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Public Health), all shared their insights and visions for the programs.
Accompanying the Deans were faculty members, department heads, and Graduate Program Coordinators from each school, all present to offer personalized perspectives and guidance to the attendees, fostering an interactive and informative atmosphere.
Inaugurating the event, Professor Dr. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam, Director of the Office of Graduate Studies, Research, and Industry Relations (GSRIR) of IUB, extended a warm welcome to all attendees. He emphasized the value of soft skills acquisition and their pivotal role in shaping well-rounded graduates. Professor Islam highlighted the symbiotic relationship between academia and industry, underscoring the potential for collaborative efforts to cultivate skilled professionals poised to contribute effectively to the workforce. He underscored that a Master’s program should serve as a foundation for students' aspirations towards a fulfilling career trajectory.
The Open Day program was organized by the Office of GSRIR in collaboration with the five schools. Guiding the event was the adept coordination of Dr. Mustafa Habib Chowdhury, Graduate Program Coordinator for SETS, who served as the master of ceremonies.