Prof. Dr. Shaikh Shamsul Arafin
Head
Department of Business Administration
E-mail: shamsul@vu.edu.bd
Education Background
  • PhD from Institution of Bangladesh Studies (IBS), University of Rajshahi
  • MBS from Department of Management Studies, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi
  • B.Com from Department of Management Studies, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi.
Job Experience

Head, Department of Business Administration, Varendra University, Rajshahi from 17.08.2013. Professor, Department of Management Studies, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi (Lien from 17.08.2013)

  • As a Lecturer, Department of Management, Rajshahi University from November 03, 1997 to November 2, 2000.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Rajshahi University from November 03, 2000 to September 06, 2006.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Management, Rajshahi University from September 07, 2006 to October 26, 2011.
  • Professor, Department of Management, Rajshahi University from October 27, 2011.
Courses Taught

i. Management Department, Rajshahi University:

  • Management Information Systems (BBA Level)
  • Electronic Commerce (MBA Level)
  • Electronic Business (MBA Level)
  • Business Mathematics (BBA Level)
  • Insurance and Risk Management (BBA Level)
  • Industrial Sociology, (BBA Level) and
  • General and Commercial Law (BBA Level)
ii. Evening MBA Program, Management Department, Rajshahi University.
  • Management Information Systems
  • Training and Development
  • Marketing
iii. Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Rajshahi University
  • Operations Management
(Executive MBA, Evening MBA, Day MBA and MBA for BBA Graduates Level) iv. Course Instructor, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB), Rajshahi University Centre.
  • Management
v. Part-Time Faculty, Northern University of Bangladesh (NUB), Rajshahi Campus.
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (BBA Level)
  • Strategic Management (BBA Level)
  • Management Information System (MBA and BBA Level)
vi. Part-Time Faculty, Asian University of Bangladesh, Rajshahi Campus.
  • Management Information System (BBA Level)
  • Training and Management Development (MBA-Executive)
  • Organizational Behavior (MBA-Executive)
  • Human Resource Management (MBA-Executive)
vii. Open University, Rajshahi University Centre.
  • Business Mathematics (MBA Level)
  • Computer in Business (BBAL Level)
viii. Part-Time Faculty, South East University, Regional Resource Center (RRC), Pabna:
  • MIS and E-Business (MBA Level)
  • Operations and Technology Management (MBA Level)
Research Interest
  • Strategic Management
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Management Information Systems
  • Electronic Commerce and Electronic Government
  • Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
Research Work

Publications
SL Topic Year
1. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul, “E-Commerce: New Platform for Doing Business”, Rajshahi University Studies, Part-C, Vol.11 (2003), pp.213-232.
2. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul; Reza, Syed Muhammod Ali and Ahmed, Masoom “Problems and Prospects of Private Universities in Bangladesh”, Journal of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies, Vol.28 (2005), pp.179-196.
3. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul, “Electronic Governance: Its Development, Problems and Prospects in Bangladesh”. Rajshahi University Studies, Part-C, Vol.13 (2005), pp.197-218.
4. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul, “Financial Performance Evaluation of Public Sector Enterprise in Bangladesh: A Study on Selected Jute Mills in Khulna Zone”, Journal of Business Studies, Vol.2 (2006), pp. 159-177.
5. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul, “Performance Measurement Through Productivity Analysis: An Experience from Public Sector Jute Industries in Bangladesh” The Business and Economic Review, Vol.1, No.1 (August 2007), pp. 15-26.
6. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul, “History, Growth and Present Scenario of Jute Industry in Bangladesh with Special Reference to BJMC”, Rajshahi University Journal of Social Science and Business Studies, Vol.15 (2007), pp.175-195.
7. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul, “Performance Evaluation Through Financial Gearing Analysis: A Study On Some Public Sector Jute Mills In Khulna Zone Under BJMC”, Rajshahi University Journal of Social Science and Business Studies, Vol.16 (2008), pp.135-142.
7. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul, “The impact of environmental factors on firms’ strategy and strategic management performance: An analysis from observation”, Rajshahi University Journal of Social Science and Business Studies, Vol.17 (2009), pp.89-119.
8. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul, “Operational Performance of General Insurance Company: A Study on Sadharan Bima Corporation”, Accepted for publication in the forthcoming issue (Volume 07, No.1) of the Journal of Business Review.
9. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul, “Strategy Formulation by SWOT Analysis: An Experience on Public Sector in Bangladesh”, Rajshahi University Journal of Social Science and Business Studies, ISSN 1681-0716, Vol.18 (2011), pp.43-61.
10. Arafin, Shaikh Shamsul and Hossain, Md. Shamim, “An Overview of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Bangladesh: A Study on Commercial Banks.” Accepted by the Faculty of Business Studies, Rajshahi University for their Forthcoming Journal.

Participation:
SL Topic Year
1. Attended the Faculty Development Workshop on Strategic Planning held on June 03 to 05, 2000, AMDIB at IBA, Dhaka University, Dhaka.
2. Attended in a seminar on Entrepreneurship development in the changing economic reforms in Bangladesh the seminar jointly organized by Faculty of Business Studies, Rajshahi University and the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, Bangladesh in 1998.
3. Attended in 1st International Conference on Entrepreneurship, SMEs Development and Management, Jointly organized by Faculty of Business Studies, Rajshahi University and Center for Entrepreneurship and SMEs Development (UKM-CESMED), Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia, 30 June 2013, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Awards and Scholarships Enjoyed During Graduation
1. University Grand Commission, Bangladesh Scholarships for Faculty First in B.Com (Honours) Examination
2. University award for place first class first in B.Com. (Hons.) and M.B.S. Examination.
3. Agrani Bank, Bangladesh Gold Medal awards for Securing first class first position in the faculty of Business Studies for the Examination of B.Com (Hons) and M.B.S.

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