ACD MBA- A World-Class MBA


The Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)

The Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) established in June 2002 in Cha-Am, Thailand is a multilateral organization consisting of 35 Asian Countries. It is a continent-wide forum, the first of its kind in Asia. The ACD aims to constitute the missing link in Asia by incorporating every Asian country and building an Asian Community without duplicating other organizations or creating a bloc against others. A key principle is to consolidate Asian strengths and fortify Asia’s competitiveness by maximizing the diversity and rich resources evident in Asia. The core values of the ACD are positive thinking; informality; voluntarism; non-institutionalization; openness; respect for diversity; the comfort level of member countries; and the evolving nature of the ACD process.

Members of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Kingdom of Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, the State of Kuwait, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Sultanate of Oman, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of the Philippines, the State of Qatar, the Russian Federation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Singapore, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Republic of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and the State of Palestine.

ACD University Network (ACD-UN)

The ACD University Network (ACD-UN) was successfully established at the 14th ACD Ministerial Meeting and endorsed during the 2nd ACD Summit Meeting in Bangkok, 2016 through the secretariat of ACD. The ACD UN has identified FIVE key activities, namely:

  • ACD University Network Coordination Committee (ACD-UNCC),
  • ACD Research Network (ACD-RN),
  • ACTS Task Force,
  • ACD MBA, and
  • ACD Student Leadership Institute (ACD-SLI)

ACD MBA- An Initiative of ACD -UN

ACD MBA Program is specially designed for the leaders (C-suite and C-1) and entrepreneurs who wish to advance their careers by enriching and developing their leadership skills and analytical ability. The program aims at the collective knowledge, experience, skills and achievement of participating Universities, Institutions and businesses with the students in analytical and critical thinking, leadership, entrepreneurial, professionalism and creativity. It leverages on the expertise and experience of practitioners in the region to enhance understanding of the Asian business environment, practices, regulations, and cultural intelligence and leadership roles. The ACD MBA will also maintain a global context in recognizing the need to maintain a balanced perspective of the interconnectedness of Asian and global business and culture. The ACD MBA will be a practitioner based MBA drawing upon the expertise and experience of the respective participating ACD member countries institutions or universities.

The Participating Universities

Serial University Country
1 Daffodil International University(DIU) Bangladesh
2 Asia e University Malaysia
3 RIMT University India
4 University of Surabaya Indonesia
5 Ewha Womans University South Korea
6 Build Bright University Cambodia
7 Tomsk Polytechnic University Russia
8 Siam University Thailand
9 Trans-Disciplinary University India
10 Saint Mary’s University Philippines
11 Allameh Tabataba’i University Iran
12 Our Lady of Fatima University Philippines

Objectives of the Program

The objectives of this collaborative study program are to:

  1. Enhance education collaboration in stimulating student/staff mobility and sharing resources;
  2. Provide cultural and multinational learning experiences and opportunities for networking;
  3. Introduce learning which are more Asian-centric and opportunities for Asian based immersions and internship;
  4. Increase transparency and competence through cooperation and implementation of best practices and
  5. Open doors to new global career opportunities

Learning Outcomes of the Program

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate managerial and leadership qualities through communicating and working effectively
  2. Demonstrate the skills and principles of lifelong learning in their academic and career development.
  3. Apply theories and concepts in the decision making process in the business environment.
  4. Generate solutions to problems using scientific and critical thinking skills.
  5. Conduct research with minimal supervision and adhere to legal, ethical and professional practices.

Structure of the Program

The ACD MBA program comprises of 11 modules inclusive of a Project Paper. For ACD MBA, students are required to complete 5 Core Modules, 5 Elective Modules and 1 Project Paper. This ACD MBA program will usually take 12 months to complete for Full Time students and 18 months for Part Time students.

No Category of Courses No. of Courses Credit Value
1 Core 5 20
2 Elective 5 15
3 Project Paper 1 7
11 42

 Compulsory Courses

Course Name Course Code Course Category Credit Hour  
Asian Branding and Marketing MBM-777 Core 4
Contemporary Economic Issues in Asia MCE-778 Core 4
Agile and Disruptive Strategy MAD-780 Core 4
Asian Leadership MAL -776 Core 4
Strategic Financial Management MFM-779 Core 4

 Elective Courses

Asia e University, Malaysia

Course Code Elective Courses Credit Hours
MMS-707 Supply Chain Management 3
MEI-703 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3
MMP-706 Project Management 3
MNC-721 Multinational Corporation 3
MIM-722 International Marketing 3
MLP-781 Managing Leadership Performance 3
MIF-703 Islamic Banking and Finance 3

Daffodil International University (DIU), Bangladesh

Course Code Elective Courses Credit Hours
BUS-404 Research Methods in Business 3
FIN-502 Financial Institutions and Market 3
HRM-501 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MKT-502 Consumer Behavior 3
ACT -501 Financial Reporting 3
MKT-505 Services Marketing 3

Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines

Course Code Elective Courses Credit Hours
MABC-201 Business Research and Applied Statistical Techniques 3
MBA-204 Operations Management with Big Data Analysis 3
MBA-207 Management Accounting 3
MBA-213 Business Policy in Asian Context 3
MBA -215 Organizational Development and Change Management 3

Siam University, Thailand

Course Code Elective Courses Credit Hours
501-614 Marketing Strategy 3
503-615 Negation and Conflict Management 3
504-615 Doing Business in ASEAN Plus Three 3
508-610 Big Data Analysis 3
508-611 Information System for Decision Making 3

Saint Mary University, Philippines

Course Code

Elective Courses

Credit Hours

AMBA-206 Business and Government 3
AMBA-206 Project Management 3
AMBA-206 Operations Management 3
AMBA-206 Managing the Development of a Diverse Human Resource 3
AMBA-206 Management of Travel and Tourism Enterprises 3

University of Surabaya (UBAYA), Indonesia

Course Code Elective Courses Credit Hours
912350 Maritime Economics and Management 3
911465 Global Strategic Finance 3
911468 Behavioral Finance 3
911481 Logistics and Distribution Management 3
911484 Strategic Operations Management 3
911458 Performance Management 3

Admission Requirements of the Program at DIU
Students having graduation degree from any discipline are allowed to apply for admission to ACD MBA program. For admission to MBA program a student must satisfy the following requirements:

i. Students having minimum 2.5 GPA or 2nd division both in SSC/Dakhil/Vocational and HSC/Alim/BA/Diploma In Commerce/Diploma in Business Studies and 3 or 4 years graduation from any group may apply for admission.,
ii. Students completing five O-level subjects and at least two A-level subjects may apply. Out of these 7 subjects applicants must have minimum 4 “B” grade 3 “C” grade and 3 or 4 years graduation from any group may apply for admission.

Study Plan
The university academic year is divided into three (3) semesters: Spring, Summer and Fall in all partnering universities. The academic year is scheduled and illustrated as follows:

Semester Duration in Weeks
SPRING (January-April)
Study Weeks
End of Semester Examination
End of Semester Break
Total
12
1
1
14
SUMMER (May-August)
Study Weeks
End of Semester Examination
End of Semester Break
Total
12
1
1
14
FALL (September-December)
Study Weeks
End of Semester Examination
End of Semester Break
Total
12
1
1
14

Salient Features of ACD MBA at DIU

  1. Students can start ACD MBA at DIU and after the completion of some courses, they can transfer their credits to any of the partner universities which will accept all the credits completed at DIU. For example, a student can complete 20 credits at DIU and rest of the credits s/he can take from any partner university in Malaysia, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Iran, Philippines, Korea, etc.
  2. It is a world-class MBA at highly affordable cost.
  3. This ACD MBA will focus on cultural and multinational learning experience, global networking etc which will create international employment opportunities for the ACD MBA holders.
  4. International faculty members from various countries of the world will teach courses in this ACD MBA. Even at DIU, professors from partner universities may teach as visiting professors.
  5. Classes will be conducted by senior teachers with PhD and adequate research exposure.
  6. Students will get dual certificates. Certificates will be issued by DIU and another foreign university.
  7. Students can get scholarship in different categories up to 60%.
  8. Corporate personnel will have financial waiver for group admission.
  9. Weekend Classes at DIU.

More Information about ACD-MBA


An agreement was signed among 6 partner’s universities of the Member States of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) collaborative universities on ACD MBA at Doha, Qatar on May 1, 2019. Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, BoT of DIU led Daffodil International University in this ACD MBA signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar where 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Member States of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) being held under the chairmanship of Qatar.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani opened the 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Member States of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) and was present during signing the agreement. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu; and ACD Secretary-General Bundit Limschoon also addressed the first session. General Vijay Kumar Singh, Indian State Minister for External Affairs General Vijay Kumar Singh,  Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato’ Saifuddin Bin Abdullah,  Mr. Ashud Ahmed, Bangladesh Ambassador to Quatar and Ms. Nahid Sumana, Director General from Bangladesh and 34 Foreign Minister of different countries including Member State countries of ACD. 

The high-profile meeting is witnessing gathering of foreign ministers and other senior leaders from countries from Asian continent which hosts more than half the world’s population and produces about 40 percent of the world’s industrial production.

The universities signed the ACD MBA are Daffodil International University of Bangladesh, Asia e University of Malaysia, RIMT University of India, University of Surabayia of Indonesia, Siam University of Thailand, and Our Lady of Fatima University of Philippines.

 

1st Working Committee Meeting of ACD MBA

2nd Working Committee Meeting of ACD MBA

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News of the ACD MBA Program in Local & International News Media


An agreement was signed among 12 partner’s universities of the Member States of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) collaborative universities on ACD MBA at Doha, Qatar on May 1, 2019Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Honorable Chairman, BoT of DIU led Daffodil International University in this ACD MBA signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar where 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Member States of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) being held under the chairmanship of Qatar.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Quatar H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani opened the 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Member States of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) and was present during signing the agreement. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu; and ACD Secretary-General Bundit Limschoon also addressed the first session. Mr. Ashud Ahmed, Bangladesh Ambassador to Quatar and Ms. Nahid Suman, Director General from Bangladesh and 34 Foreign Minister of different countries including Member State countries of ACD. 

The high-profile meeting is witnessing gathering of foreign ministers and other senior leaders from countries from Asian continent which hosts more than half the world’s population and produces about 40 percent of the world’s industrial production.

Under this agreement, Students can start ACD MBA at DIU and after the completion of some courses they can transfer their credits to any of the partner universities which will accept all the credits completed at DIU. For example, a student can complete 20 credits at DIU and rest of the credits s/he can take from any partner university in Malaysia, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Iran, Philippines, and Korea etc. This ACD MBA will focus on cultural and multinational learning experience, global networking etc. which will create international employment opportunities for the ACD MBA holders. International faculty members from various countries of the world will teach courses in this ACD MBA. Even at DIU, professors from partner universities may teach as Visiting Professors.

The partner universities of ACD MBA are Daffodil International University of Bangladesh, Asia e University of Malaysia, RIMT Uni9versity of India, University of Surabaya of Indonesia, Ewha Woman University of South Korea, Build Bright University of Cambodia, Tomsk Polytechnic University of Russia, Siam University of Thailand, Trans-Disciplinary University of India, Saint Marry’s Univerisity of Philipines, Allameh Tabataba’I University of Iran and Our Lady of Fatima University of Philipines. 


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