The International University of Scholars, popularly known as University of Scholars, has started its journey in 2015 with five departments at the outset. The Trustee Board of the university aims to establish a research-intensive modern private university for Bangladeshi as well as international students which will produce world-class researchers and industry leading professionals. The university is working with the slogan- We Build Professionals, and following American curriculum with strong emphasis on the use of technology for teaching and learning process. Therefore, we are adopting the newest educational technologies (EdTech) to modernize our Learning Management System (LMS) for the best experience of learning as well as teaching. This is the first initiative of such kind in Bangladesh. Our congenial atmosphere and flexible policy inspire the faculty members who are highly qualified having academic degrees and professional training from home and abroad.
Hasan, M.B., Islam, S.N., and Wahid, A.N.M. (2018). The Effect of Macroeconomic Variables on The Performance of Non-Life Insurance Companies in Bangladesh. Indian Economic Review, 53(1-2), 369-383. Abstract: This study examines the impact of some selected macroeconomic variables on the performance of the non-life insurance companies of Bangladesh. Here, we consider 32 such companies that are operating in the country. These companies are observed over the period of 7 years (2009–2015) giving rise to 224 panel observations. In our study, we use two performance measures, like return on asset (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) as dependent variables. The explanatory variables are categorized as macroeconomic factors and firm-specific factors. Former includes variable such as inflation rate, GDP growth rate, interest rate, and exchange rate. To measure the firm-specific factors, we use eight proxy variables such as age, size, loss ratio, solvency margin, assets tangibility, liquidity ratio, debt ratio, and management competence index as explanatory variables. The research employs panel data regression methodology to examine the effects of macroeconomic variables on the performance of the aforementioned companies. The regression results of our study suggest that except interest rate, none of the macroeconomic variables has statistically significant influence on the performance of non-life insurance companies. These results, indeed, gainsay with economic theories. On the other hand, the firms’ specific factors; e.g., age, sizes, loss ratio, solvency margin, tangibility of assets, and management competence index have statistically significant impact on the performance of the non-life insurance sector of Bangladesh. Thus, the interest rate along with firm-specific factors can be identified as determinants of the performance of the Bangladeshi non-life insurance companies. This analysis obviously provides some noteworthy new information to different stakeholders of the Bangladesh non-life insurance sector. In particular, the findings of the study are expected to be useful to both domestic and foreign investors to make more rational decisions regarding selection of insurance companies’ stocks for their portfolios at Dhaka stock exchange. Public policy authorities may also use the same results to formulate sound policies to ensure economic growth and stability of the nation. Details - (link)
Islam, S.N., Ali, M.J., and Wafik, H. A. (2019). Determinants of Deposit Mobilization of Private Commercial Banks: Evidence from Bangladesh. International Journal of Business and Management Invention (IJBMI), 8(10), 26-33. Abstract: This study examines the impact of firms-specific variables and macroeconomic variables on the deposit mobilization of private commercial banks in Bangladesh using panel data regression methodology. In this study, 14 conventional private commercial banks have been observed over ten years (2007-2016). The results of this study provide evidence that total deposit (as measured by company size) has significant negative impact on the deposit mobilization (as measured by banks deposit growth rate) and broad money supply growth rate has significant positive impact on the banks deposit growth rate whereas the rest of the selected variables i.e. number of banks branches, deposit interest rate, loan-to-deposit ratio, Gross Domestic Products (GDP) growth rate, inflation rate have no significant impact on the banks deposit growth rate of the private commercial banks in Bangladesh. These results will obviously provide some noteworthy information to researchers, financial analysts, banking policy makers and supervisory authorities. Details - (link)
Islam, S.N., Amin, M.R., and Molla, S.M. (2019). The impact of banking sector financial performance on the economic growth in Bangladesh. International Journal of Finance and Commerce, 1(3), 23-27. Abstract: This study mainly examines the impact of banking sector financial performance on the economic growth in Bangladesh. Here, 16 commercial banks that are operating in the country have been considered. These companies are observed over the period of 10 years (2008-2017) giving rise to 160 panel observations. In this study, Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate as a measure of economic growth has been used as a dependent variable. Whereas, Bank Size, Return on Equity, Return on Investment and Operating Profit Growth Rate taken as a representative of banking sector financial performance have been used as explanatory variables. The result of our study provide evidence that all the explanatory variables have statistically significant influence on the Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate meaning that the banking sector financial performance has significant impact on the economic growth in Bangladesh. This study suggests that the concerned authority should give emphasis on the development of the banking sector thereby accelerating the economic growth. This study obviously provides some noteworthy information to researchers, governments, financial analysts, banking policy makers and supervisory authorities. Details - (link)
The International University of Scholars, popularly known as the University of Scholars