Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Rifat Iqbal

Full Time Faculty

Masters of Management, The Australian National University, Australia

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6079
Office: NAC 868

 Curriculum Vitae

As an HR academic at North South University Bangladesh, Rifat is engaged with creating an outcome based learning experience for the youth of Bangladesh through designing, preparing and developing relevant courses and teaching materials. With prior HR experience of working at a fortune 500 company, Rifat is capable of handling Learning and Development, Recruitment, and HR Information System Management. With her involvements both in the Industry and Academia, Rifat aspires to create a learning experience for her students that thrives for excellence. 

Rifat completed her Masters in Management from The Australian Naional University, Australia. She is always looking for opportunities to increase her depth of knowledge in the field related to her profession and enhance her skills working in a diverse, challenging environment.

Rifat believes through hard work, dedication and a little dream in your heart you can always open new possibilities in life.

Huda, R., Iqbal, R., Islam, Q (2019). Effect of Human Resource Investment on the Financial Performance of Publicly Listed Banks in Bangladesh. North South Business Review2019(3).

(Accepted for publication)

Awarded grant for conducting research for the year 2019-2020: BDT 2,80,000; Co-Investigator with Rubaiya Nadia Huda and Quazi Tafsirul IslamAwarding Body: North South University Conference Travel and Research Grants (CTRG) Committee.

In this study, we aim to look into Human Resource Accounting practices of Bangladeshi companies while trying to study the impact of such investments on firms’ productivity level and their financial performance.

Finalist for 2016 ANU International Business Plan Competition

Participants had to work as professional consultant for 7 live Australian SMEs. Our task was to develop international business plan for ADdysk, which is a packaging supplies and equipment advertising services company. 6 out of 17 teams were selected as finalists for the ‘Invest Canberra’ prize.

Recognized as “The Best International Business Plan prepared for ADdysk”
Result: Runners-up for the Invest Canberra Prize.

Masters in Management, The Australian National University, Australia

Significant coursework: Leading Through Change (MGMT7029), Innovation & Commercialization (MGMT7165), Strategic Management (MGMT8022), International Strategic Management (BUSI7033) and Global Marketing (MKTG7035).

Bachelor of Business Administration, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Lecturer, School of Business, BRAC University Bangladesh (January 2018 to May 2018)

• Deliver lectures • Design, prepare and develop courses and teaching materials • Assess students' coursework • Set and mark examinations • Supervise students' research activities, including final year undergraduate projects • Support students through an advisory role • Carry out administrative tasks related to the department, such as student admissions, induction programmes and involvement in committees and boards • Participate in staff training activities.

Administrator, Australasian Procurement and Construction Council, APCC, Australia (March 2017 - September 2017)

This role demands working for the Australian Government with the ability to work autonomously, and at times as part of a team, contribute to a range of administrative activities associated with committee management, data sourcing, record management and other duties as required. Responsibilities included providing administrative support to committees, Cross jurisdictional data management required liaising with various Australasian government agencies as necessary. I was also responsible for information management and obtaining a variety of government procurement data for the purpose of cross jurisdictional comparisons. After obtaining the data, a major part of my work was to collate and present the data in a format that enables rich analysis.

Volunteer Engagement and Coordination Volunteer, Australian Red Cross (December 2017 - March 2017)

Lady Lawley Cottage under Australian Red Cross is a day care and residential respite for children with disabilities in Perth, WA.. The aim of the Volunteer Engagement & Coordination Volunteer is to provide administration/HR support to the Activity & Volunteer Coordinator in regards to inquiry management, recruitment and on boarding of new volunteers, coordination of volunteer resources and other HR processes.

HR Analyst, Chevron Bangladesh (Dec 2012 - July 2015)

This position demands the ability to juggle multiple priorities in short deadlines, adaptability to changing directions, orientation to results and high customer focus in areas of Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Learning & Development (L&D). 

HR Administrator, Chevron Bangladesh, (Mar 2012 - Dec 2012)

Major responsibilities included working as a recruitment counselor through planning and scheduling interview session, coordinating with different departments, maintaining new hire tracking system and position approval validation.

MGT 351 - Human Resource Management

BUS 251 - Business Communication 

Successfully completed a Certification Course on Teaching for Active Learning under the Foundation For Learning Teaching and Research. 

Innovation Management 

Strategic Management

Change Management

Human Resources Management