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

Dr. Muslima Zahan

Full Time Faculty

Assistant Professor

Ph.D in Business & Management,
University of Turin, Italy

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1731
Office: NAC 835, 

Consultation Hour, Fall 2019:
Sunday  4.00-4.20pm, 5.50-7.00pm

                                  09.00am-12.00pm (by appointment)

Monday 4.00-4.20, 5.50-7.00

Tuesday 4.00-4.20, 5.50-7.00pm

Wednesday 4.00-4.20, 5.50-8.00pm


Muslima Zahan is an Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics (SBE), NSU. She was assigned the position Director, MBA and EMBA Programs from Janurary 2016 to January 2017.

Dr. Zahan has obtained her PhD in Business & Management as well as a second Level Master degree in Finance from University of Turin, Italy, and MS in Industrial Management from Technical University Madrid, Spain. She obtained her BBA from Jahangirnagar University and  in school, she stood 13th in the HSC and 9th in the SSC from Rajshahi Board. She worked as Assistant Professor, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Research Fellow in Bangladesh Social Research Institute and Business Development Consultant, Agro based Industries and Technology Development Project, Phase-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh as well as Research intern in UNIDO, Vienna, Austria. She has energy management, business strategy and sustainability related several articles published in peer-reviewed international journals and eventually achieved a good number of google scholar citations. Her research interest is working on Sustainable Global Business, Energy Efficiency and Climate Finance, Business and Organizational Strategy, Ethics, CSR and Business History etc.

 Book Publications

2020  Zahan, M. 'International Business History in Bangladesh context: Strategic implication and lesson learnt' (Working on).

2013    Zahan, M. ‘ Energy Consumption in the Manufacturing Industry in South Asia’, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbruecken, Germany. Online Version available at

Journal Publications

2019    Zahan, M & Sultana, H. ‘Sustainable Mission Statement of International Companies ranked in Dow Jones Sustainability   Index,     The Jahangirnagar University Journal of Business Research (forthcoming).

            Zahan, M, Sultana, H. & Wade, F.  'Retailers' Ethics: An Empirical Analysis on Traditional Bangladeshi Shops', International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM), Vol. 7 (10), pp.473-488.

             Zahan, M., Shahriar, H. & Islam, A. 'International Customers' view on Hybrid Cars' (forthcoming).

             Zahan, M. 'Sustainable Strategy to Sustainable Business: Analysis on Energy-efficient Light-bulb business' (in review)

           Zahan, M & Das, S.C. 'Job Satisfaction and Employee Engagement: An Empirical Analysis on Kindergarten School Teacher in Bangladesh' (in review).

            Zahan, M & Joy, M. 'Strategic Planning Process of Startup Business in Bangladesh' (in review)

2018    Zahan, M. & Wade, F. H.Sustainable 7P’s for Marketing’,  North South Business Review, Vol. 9(1), pp. 49-68

          Zahan, M., Sultana, H. & Shirin, H. ‘A Sustainable E-waste Management Model for Emerging Economies and Developing countries, North South Business Review, Vol 9(1), pp. 1-19.

          Zahan, M., Sultana, H. & Shirin, H. ‘EOLManagement for Consumer Electronics in Bangladesh: with special focus on Television’, World Journal of Social Sciences, vol.8, no. 2, pp. 84-94

2017    Zahan, M. ‘Economic Sustainability of Small Business: An empirical analysis on mobile banking business in Dhaka city’, International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, 5(3), pp. 231-244.

2016    Zahan, M. & Al-Amin, Md (2016). Usage and Sustainability of Solar Home System in Dhaka City, North South Business Review, Vol. 7, Issue. 1, pp. 57-68.

2015    Zahan, M. (2015). ‘European Energy Industry Sustainability in Growth, Efficiency and Effectiveness, Journal of Research in Economics and International Finance, Vol. 4(1), pp. 19-21.

2013    Zahan, M., & Kenett, R. S. ‘Comparative price forecast model of conventional and Islamic bank stock prices’, Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis (e-ISSN: 2070-5948), vol. 4, Issue. 1, pp. 33-46

            Zahan, M. & Sufian, A. ‘Ownership Structure and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure in Bangladesh’, International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 901-909.

            Zahan, M. Review on ‘Evolution of Microcredit (in Italian), BancaFinanza, July-August, pp. 52.

            Zahan, M., Sarkar, T., & Corradetti, R. ‘Energy Sources and Carbon Emissions in the Iron and Steel Industry of south Asia’, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Vol.3, No.1, pp. 30-42.

            Zahan, M. & Kenett, R.S. ‘Modelling and Forecasting Energy Consumption in the Manufacturing industry in South Asia, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Vol 3, No.1, pp. 87-98.

2012    Zahan, M., & Sarkar, T. , Corradetti, R.  ’Policy and projects: Reduction of carbon emissions in the manufacturing industry South Asia’, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 3, No. 14, pp. 110-120.

2011    Zahan, M., & Kenett, R. S. ‘Hedging Instruments in conventional and Islamic finance’, ‘Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis: Decision Support System and Services Evaluation, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 59-74.


  • 4th International Conference on Globalisation, Entrepreneurship and Emerging Economies, Dhaka, Dec 2019

  • 4th International Conference on Business and Economics, Dhaka University, October 2019

  • 7th Global Business Research Conference, Dhaka, April 2017


CTRG Grant, North South University.

PhD: Full Scholarship
Master in Finance: Full Scholarhsip,
Erasmus Mundus Master in Industrial Management, Partial Fee Scholarship.
BBA Program: Full Fee Stipend
HSC and SSC: Full Fee Stipend, Prime Minister's Certificate, and Gold Medal.

PhD in Business & Management, University of Turin, Italy.
Master in Finance, University of Turin, Italy.
Erasmus Mundus Master in Industrial Management, Technical University Madrid, Spain.
Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA Program), Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
HSC, Merit list 13th in Rajshahi Board.
SSC, Merit list 9th in Rajshahi Board.

Teaching Assistantship, University of Turin, Italy.
Research Intern, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, Austria.
Assistant Professor (Part time), Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Regional Office Manager,
Regional Agribusiness Development Consultant,
Program & Promotion Coordinator
--Agrobased Industries and Technology Development Project, Phase-II, Dhaka

1) Research Methodology using SPSS
2) Leadership in Organization
3) Organizational Behavior (MGT321, BUS520)
4) Strategic Management (MGT489, BUS690, EMB690)
5) International Business (BUS685)
6) Environmental Management/Sustainable Business (MGT682)

SME consultant, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI),
Member, European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS)

Guest Editor: Sustainability ( (ISSN 2071-1050)

                    Special Issues 'Animal Welfare and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities'

                           It belongs to the section "Human Geography and Social Sustainability".


Review Board Member: Journal of Ethical and Legal Issues


Reviewer: Emerald Journal of Managerial Finance, and
                 Asian Journal of Economic Modelling.
                 AASHE 2016 Conference and Expo.
                 EIBA (European International Business Academy) Annual Conference 2016

Sustainable Global Business, Climate Finance, Strategy, Ethics and Business History.