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

Dr. Muslima Zahan

DR. Muslima Zahan

Associate Professor

PhD in Business & Management

University of Turin, Italy

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

Visiting Hours (Spring 2024)




















Muslima Zahan is an Associate 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.

Journal Publications    2022 Zahan, M & Das, S.C, 'Strategies for Minimizing Non-Performing Loans: Evidence from Bangladesh' (Working Paper) 2021    Zahan, M. Sustainable Strategy to Sustainable Business: An Empirical Analysis on Energy Efficient Light Bulb, Sustainability (MDPI; SCOPUS); 13(24), 1-17              Zahan, M. (2021), ‘Political Business: Strategies of Parliament Members of Bangladesh’, North South Business Review (CrossRef), 11(2), 71-85.   2020   Zahan, M & Alam, S.R. ‘Sustainable Rice Business: A Survey for Strategic Implication, Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (ABDC, Crossref, ProQuest), vol. 16(2), pp. 73-105.             Zahan, M, Sultana, H, & Zaman, Bin R. 'Role of Big Data Analytics for Resource-Constrained Organizations in a developing economy', Journal of Information Technology Case Application and Research (Taylor and Francis, SCOPUS), 22(2), 111-130.            Zahan, M & Bonadonna, A. 'Food Insecurity and the Young Generations’ Perceptions: A systematic Review', Food Economy Journal (Scimago JR Q3, SCOPUS),   22(3), 1-16.               Zahan, M & Laila Israt, 'Restaurant Waste Management in Dhaka City: Current Measures and the Way Forward', Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (ABDC, Crossref, ProQuest), 25(4), 65-98.             Zahan, M & Das, S.C. 'Job Satisfaction and Employee Engagement: An Empirical Analysis on Kindergarten School Teacher in Bangladesh',  IUBAT Review A Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 3(1), 43-53.                 2019    Zahan, M & Sultana, H. ‘Sustainable Mission Statement of International Firms', The Jahangirnagar University Journal of Business Research, Vol. 20, pp. 37-51.             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.   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.             Conferences:      XXIX congresso nationale di scienze merceologiche nell era 4.0, AISME2020 (29th National Conference on Consumer Science), University of Salerno, Italy, February 2020.        Proceedings: Zahan, M.,  Bonadonna, A., Varese, E. & Lo Giudice, A.  'INSICUREZZA ALIMENTARE E STUDENTI UNIVERSITARI: UNA REVISIONE SISTEMATICA DELLA LETTERATURA' 4th International Conference on Globalisation, Entrepreneurship and Emerging Economies, Dhaka, Dec 2019         Proceedings: Zahan, M & Zim, Z, 'Internationalization process: local vs global beverage industry'. BEST Paper Award 4th International Conference on Business and Economics, Dhaka University, October 2019               Proceedings:  Zahan, M., Shahriar, H. & Islam, A. 'International Customers' view on Hybrid Cars'. 7th Global Business Research Conference, Dhaka, April 2017                        

Regional Champion, Sheikh Hasina Youth Volunteer Award 2020 (in Community Leadership and Service; Response to COVID-19) Best Paper Award, 4th ICGEEE Conference 2019, Dhaka CTRG Grant 2017, North South University. PhD: Full ScholarshipMaster in Finance: Full Scholarhsip,Erasmus Mundus Master in Industrial Management, Partial Fee Scholarship.BBA Program: Full Fee StipendHSC 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 SPSS2) Leadership (MGT656)3) Organizational Behavior (MGT321, BUS520)4) Strategic Management (MGT489, BUS690, EMB690)5) International Business (BUS685)6) Environmental Management/Sustainable Business (MGT682) 7) Business Research Method (BUS535)

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.