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  • Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden, Master program in Leadership for Sustainability, (2014 – 2015); with focus on Leadership and Organization Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Management, Economics and Consumer Studies (MME), (2011 – 2013); with research chairgroup of Marketing and Consumer Behavior (MCB) BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), (2007 – 2010) at BRAC Business School, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Human Resource Management (HRM)

Areas of Interest
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Organizations, Sustainability, Marketing, Human Resource Management

Iftekhar Ul Karim

Lecturer (On Leave)


Iftekhar earned a Master’s in Leadership for Sustainability from Malmo University in Sweden as a Swedish Institute Scholar, and another Master’s in Management, Economics and Consumer Studies from Wageningen University in the Netherlands as a Huygens Scholar. As Australian Govt. Endeavour Executive Fellow, he has collaborated with Oaktree (largest youth-led organization in Australia) during summer 2016 as a Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership specialist in order to review and revamp their youth entrepreneurship model. Previously, Iftekhar worked with Management for Development – MDF Training and Consultancy and Euroconsult Mott MacDonald in the Netherlands to support global branch offices in business development for international development consultancy. Iftekhar also gained professional experiences in developmental projects during his tenure with federally owned German Development Cooperation (GIZ) Bangladesh and entrepreneurship projects with Business in Development (BiD) Network in Amsterdam. As Charles Wallace/British Council Professional Fellow 2016, Iftekhar is engaged with UK Youth in London – which is UK’s largest national body for youth sector delivering informal education. Currently Iftekhar is a full-time Lecturer at ULAB School of Business, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Research & Awards

Charles Wallace/British Council Professional Visiting Fellowship, London, UK, 2016 Australian Govt. Endeavour Executive Fellowship, Melbourne, Australia, 2016 Swedish Institute Study Scholarship by Swedish Govt., Malmo, Sweden, 2014-2015 International Huygens Scholarship commissioned by Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, Wageningen, the Netherlands, 2011-2013


The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.

emk Since March, 2018, the University of ​Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is associated with the EMK Center as its management partner along with the American Center of U.S. Embassy Dhaka.