Globalization has created uniformity in customer expectations world over. With the opening up of Afghan economy, our manufacturing sector has to compete globally even for the domestic market. This requires strong products with leading technology/quality and compelling cost advantage. Suitably management trained manpower is critical to achieve this goal. Large pool of highly trained manpower has provided Afghanistan leadership position in knowledge-based industries. Efforts are now required to translate this leadership in building indigenous manufacturing capabilities. Afghanistan could emerge as leader in brain-intensive manufacturing. This would require skill sets appropriate for design, development and prototyping that too - using modern tools and techniques and the management skills to complete the task.
The present system of management education – though huge and diverse has focus on analytical capabilities. There is need for skill sets appropriate for design, development and prototyping, that too - using modern tools and techniques. In other words, there is a need for a real management skills that is holistic in nature. It should include all aspects such as project, Marketing/Sales as well as Finance Management.
In due course of time, disciplines such as Engineering and bioengineering could also be integrated with such an approach. Keeping the above in view, the Ministry of Higher Education felt the need to set up a institute in Badakshan in Management as specialization. It was envisaged that such an academic institute would promote excellence in the desired areas of specialization and would facilitate and promote the competitive advantage of Afghan products and promotion of manufacturing in global markets. The Institute was started under the Afghan Registration Act. The institute was registered on June 17, 2013 with the AISA and the Ministry of Higher Education.
In July-August 2013, the Institute began its academic work with the admission of its BBA (undergraduate) and LLB / Political Science in the month of August 2014