Academic Programs

BIGD’s academic programs are geared towards developing high-performing next-generation leadership in the public and development sectors. We are one of the leading academic institutions in Bangladesh in the areas of governance and development, and we are increasingly becoming international, both in terms of the quality of education and student profile.

Master’s Programs

Master of Development Studies (MDS) at BRAC University develops effective leaders and professionals for tackling the development challenges of the 21st century.

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The Masters in Procurement and Supply Chain (MPSM) is specialized program at BRAC University that develops highly competent procurement and supply chain management professionals of international standards.

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The Master of Arts in Governance and Development (MAGD) program, offered by BIGD at Brac University is a program that has been meticulously designed for those who want to make public policy work for development.

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Professional Learning

The Post Graduate Diploma in Knitwear Industry Management (PGD-KIM) is a program designed to deliver key skills and knowledge to managers working in knitwear industries.

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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is an internationally recognized, 30-month certification program for procurement and supply chain professionals.

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Impact and Engagement

Our scholars and practitioners work with and learn from education acress the globe. Our graduates make a difference as policymakers, innovators, teachers and researchers.




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News and Announcements

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development organized an exciting virtual session where recent Master of Development Studies (MDS) graduates presented their final dissertations and shared findings from their research, on diverse development domains such as labour, public health, education, and migration during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Moyukh Mahtab, a student of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)’s Master of Development Studies (MDS) program, has received the Best Graduate Student Thesis Award under the Research Excellence Award 2022, awarded by BRAC University.

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Professor Siddiqur Rahman Osmani, Ulster University, Belfast and BRAC University, Dhaka has been awarded with the International Economic Association (IEA) fellowship this year. The award recognizes excellence in research publications and in research-driven contributions to popular writing, economics curriculum, and policy work.

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