BRAC Business School (BBS) and Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI) signed an agreement yesterday for launching a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) program in International Trade and Business. Mr. Md. Obaidul Azam, Director of BFTI, and Dr. Sang Lee, Dean of BRAC Business School signed and exchanged the agreement confirming the initiation of the six-month long PGD program. The program is expected to launch the first cohort in July 2022.
The two institutions had jointly developed the curriculum for the diploma program to fulfill the demand for up-skilling professionals engaging in international trade activities. As Bangladesh prepares to graduate from its LDC status, international trade sectors are expected to face both challenges and opportunities in the competitive international market place. The upcoming PGD program is designed to close the gap between international standards and Bangladesh’s current practices in international trade activities. The diploma will deliver knowledge and skills to individuals working in, or planning to work in the foreign trade sector, and enhance their professional skills needed to navigate the market for securing improved opportunities for the industries in Bangladesh.
In addition to the launching of the diploma program, the two parties agreed to cooperate on research, and the designing of a post graduate degree programs that will support industries and professionals in the international trade sector.