On Thursday, February 14, 2019, the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA), AIUB, organized an interactive Quiz Contest entitled “AIUB Business BrainBox” for the students of ‘Introduction to Business’ course of Spring 2018-2019. Around 320 students from the 9 sections participated in the event. 

The main objective of the event was to introduce and grow interest about different business entities, product offerings, brands, market operations, etc. among the freshman students. The event was divided into two rounds where students participated as teams of 4 members each.

In Round # 1, total 80 teams participated in a Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) based task on the selected companies. Based on the highest score, top two teams from each section qualified to Round 2 (Final Round). Prof. Dr. Charles C. Villanueva, Honorable Vice President (Academics) and Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Ms. Farheen Hassan, Director, BBA Program, Dr. Khondaker Sazzadul Karim, Associate Professor, and Head, Department of Marketing, and all the course teachers of “Introduction to Business” course were present to declare the results of Round # 1 at the Lobby Area, Annex 2. 

In Round # 2, 18 teams participated in an interactive Visual based round which was held at AIUB Multipurpose Hall with a brief welcoming speech, by Prof. Dr. Nisar Ahmed, Director, MBA Program. The teams were asked to identify and write the Brand Name, Logo, Slogan, Package Design, Print Advertisements, etc. of the different mentioned companies shown on the projector with time specified Power-point slides. Based on the marks of Round # 1 & 2, a cumulative score for all the teams were calculated and eventually the top winning 4 teams were selected as Champion, 1st Runner up, and 2nd Runner up. 

In the Closing and Prize Giving Ceremony, Prof. Dr. Charles C. Villanueva gave a short speech on the initiatives taken by the course teachers and encouraged the first semester students for more active participation in developing their general knowledge and practical skills in their academic life. Ms. Farheen Hassan presented the Vote of Thanks and declared the winners of the event. The Prize Giving Ceremony was also graced by Prof. Dr. Tafazzal Hossain, Honorable Pro. Vice Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), and Prof. Dr. Tazul Islam, Honorable Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS) as academic guests. The respected guests gave short speeches addressing to the students for their whole hearted efforts for participating in such an event and thanked FBA for taking the initiative. Then the Deans, Directors, Heads, and Faculty members presented individual crests and certificates to the winning team members. 

The FBA would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Honorable Vice Chancellor, AIUB, Office of Student Affairs (OSA), AIUB Administration, and Faculty Members for their relentless support in arranging the “AIUB Business BrainBox” 2019. The event was organized and coordinated by Mr. Stanley Rodrick, Sr. Assistant Professor, Mr. Hamidul Islam, Sr. Assistant Professor, Ms. Sabrina Rahman, Assistant Professor, Dr. Sahin Akter Sarker, Associate Professor, Mr. A.K.M Kamrul Haque, Sr. Assistant Professor, Mr. Mahmudul Hasan, Lecturer, and Mr. Shahriar Mazumder, Lecturer, FBA, AIUB.

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