Preaload Image

Prof Dr Khair Jahan Sogra

Professor & Dean
College of Business Administration,
Dean (in charge) College of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Public Health

PhD (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
MBA University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
MBA Dhaka University

Room # 317 Ext # 318

Prof. Dr Khair Jahan Sogra received a PhD degree in Gender Differences and Choice of Conflict Management Styles of Managers in Bangladesh from Macquarie University, Australia. She holds two MBAs: one from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, and another from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.; She had gone through extensive trainings on various aspects of gender issues, management and consultancy skills development in Canada, the USA, UK, and Sri Lanka. She has joined as the Dean of College of Business Administration (CBA), IUBAT on September, 2019. Earlier she was a full time faculty of IBA, University of Dhaka for 31 years. Professor Sogra teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Conflict Management in Organizations, Human Resource Planning, Training and Development, and Organizational Behavior, and Management. Her research interests include gender issues in organizations. She has three books to her credit, and has published research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals. In addition, Professor Sogra has extensive consultancy experiences in gender and related issues, and has worked with the Government of Bangladesh, broader civil society, and various development partners both within and outside the country as a gender consultant and a trainer.

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
B. Sc.
University of Dhaka

Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Human Resource Planning, Conflict Management and Organization, Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management, Business Communication.


  1. “The Impact of Gender Differences on the Conflict Management Styles of Managers in Bangladesh: An Analysis”, Cambridge Scholars Publisher, UK, 2014
  1. “Female Managers in Bangladesh: An Action Plan for Their Career Advancement”, ShikkhaBichitra, February, 2010.
  1. "Women in Management: Champions of Change", University Press Ltd., Dhaka Bangladesh, 1994.
  1. “Institutional Review of WID Capability of the Government of Bangladesh”, Published by the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, 1997 Published by South Asian Forum.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. Paper “The Impact of Financial Credit in Women Entrepreneurs: A Case of Bangladesh” Sydney International Business Research (SIBRC), March 2018.
  1. Role of Big Five Personality Traits on Conflict Management Styles of Managers in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study, Journal of Business Research, Vol.19, June 2017, ISSN: 1681-9748.
  1. Factors Contributing to Job Stress of Garment Managers in Bangladesh. Developing Country Studies, ISSN 2224-607X, Vol. 7 (2). 2017. Pp 180-189.
  1. The Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on the Purchase Decision of Real Estate Developers: Case Study of Dhaka Cit IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSRJBM), e-ISSN: 2278-487X, p-ISSN: 2319-7668, 17 (7). (July 2015), PP 20-30. Retrieved from:
  1. The Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on the Investment Prospect of Real Estate Developers: Case Study of Dhaka City. IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSRJBM), e-ISSN: 2278-487X, p-ISSN: 2319-7668, 17 (2). (Feb. 2015), PP 30-37. Retrieved from:
  1. The Impacts of Big Five Personality Factors in the Conflict Management Styles of Managers in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study, accepted by the Business Journal of IBA, DU to be published in May Issue of 2016 of IBA Journal.
  1. Big Five Personality Factors and Academic Performance of Business School Students: An Empirical Study on Gender Differences. The JahangirNagar University Journal of Business, Vol.16, 2014. 
  1. Organizational Outcomes of the Employees’ Perceptions of Performance Appraisal Politics: A Study of Executive M.B.A Students in Bangladesh”, South Asian Journal of Management, Vol 16(3) 2009. 
  1. “Conflict Management Styles of Managers: What Matters”, PROSHIKHYAN, Journal of Bangladesh Society of Training and Development, Vol. 17(1), 2009.
  1. “Mainstreaming Women in Local Government System: The Case of Bangladesh”, Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol.15 (2), 2008.
  1. “A Trend Analysis of Faculty Turnover at the Private Universities in Bangladesh: A Business School Perspective”, Journal of Business Studies, Vol. IV (1), 2008.
  1. “Managers’ Background and the Financial Performance: An Empirical Study on the companies Listed in Dhaka Stock Exchange”, Journal of Business Administration, Vol.31 (3 and 4), 2005.         
  1. “A study of Academic Leadership in University Education – Bangladesh Perspective”, Institute of Business Studies, Business Review, Vol.III, June 2005..
  1. "Food for Education Program: Innovation for growth and social equity, Bangladesh Experience". Management of Development: Growth with Equity, AbdurRab (Ed), Excel Books, New Delhi, 1998. 
  1. ‘The Socio-economic Status of Urban Women in Bangladesh” , Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Canadian Women Studies, A York University Publication, Spring/Summer, 1995, Vol.15 (2&3), 1995.
  1. Book Review: "NGOs & Women’s Development in Rural South India: A comparative study", South Asian Journal of Management, Vol 1(2), 1994.
  1. Female managers in Bangladesh and Their Development Needs", the Ties that Bind, Louise A. Heslop (Ed), CCMS, Canada, 1992.
  1. "Is there a Future for Women in Management?" Challenges of Management Development in South Asia, V.S.A Durrai (Ed), Excel Books, India, 1990.
  1. "Impact of National Drug Policy 1983: A preliminary analysis", The Journal of Management, Business & Economics, Vol. 11(4), 1985.


Certificate. Management of Training, RIPA International Ltd., U.K., August 16 – October 22, 1993.

Certificate. Consultancy & Research Skills. RIPA International Ltd, U.K. October 25 – November 19, 1993.

Certificate. Case Teaching Commonwealth Secretariat, U.K. & Association of management Development Institute of South Asia (AMDISA), February 8 – 12, 1994, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Certificate. Entrepreneurship Development Workshop, April 17 – 22, 1993, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.

Certificate. COBOL Programming and its application. 80 hrs. Course, Computer Center, University of Dhaka, 1985.


More than 25 years of consultancy and training experiences in the area of gender mainstreaming, gender equality, gender related issues with the Government of Bangladesh and development partners such as CIDA, SIDA, DANIDA, WFO, UNDP, UNICEF, DFID etc.

Research Interests: Gender related issues, Conflict Management in organization,  and HR related issues

Professional Member, Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)

Alumni, Macquarie University, Australia

Alumni, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.

Canada Women Society.

IBA Alumni Association.

Bangladesh Society for Training & Development (BSTD).

Permanent Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International