History & Objectives

THE IBAKM® GLOBAL JOURNEY

The establishment of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) with the approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) was conceptualized in 2012 by Moanglobal Professionals Group with the aim of championing and promoting the cause of a global professional body for the advancement of the Business Administration and Knowledge Management disciplines, practices and professions in Nigeria and globally. Moanglobal Professionals Group has decades of experience in conducting world-class top-notch professional education and training as well as in offering strategic and innovative technological and professional services in diverse sectors and industries with over 10 decades of professional team cumulative consulting experience.  The Group maintains strategic partnership with Amplios Consultants Pte Ltd, a global network of independent consulting organizations working together to provide first class services to clients in APAC, Middle East, Africa, North America and Europe as well as collaborates with Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), a global provider of training, examination, audit and certification services, to offer certification for persons, management systems and products on a wide range of international standards and a host of other world-class organizations and institutions across the globe.

The process of registration and strategic development of the Institute commenced in 2013 and on the 18th of January, 2019, the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria through its Evaluation and Accreditation Division gave its final approval of no objection via a letter with reference number FME/ESS/E&A/ANPB/IIIT/397.

The Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) was fully licenced as a professional body on the 18th of September, 2019 by the Federal Government of Nigeria with the approval and consent of the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation in line with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Maters Act 1990, CAP C20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (CAM Act 1990 CAP C20 LFN 2004) through the Corporate Affairs Commission with RC 1615269.

On the 16th of September, 2021, the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) secured the approval and registration of the Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®), Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) and Women in Business Administration and Knowledge Management (WiBAKM®) as official registered trademarks of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) in accordance with the provisions of the Trademark Act, CAP T13 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 through the Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry, Commercial Law Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) with File Numbers NG/TM/O/2021/40564, NG/TM/O/2021/40562 and NG/TM/O/2021/40563 respectively.

IBAKM® GLOBAL TRADING NAMES

IBAKM® Global official trading names are:

IBAKM® | Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management

This is the umbrella body established by law for the registration, membership, training, examination, certification, licensing and accreditation of persons, systems, processes, services, organizations, institutions, etc.  It is statutorily empowered to champion, promote and advance the art and science of business administration and knowledge management in all its aspects and ramifications, establish professional standards for training and certification as well as conduct training, research, conferences, seminars, workshops, symposium, etc. with a view of developing human capital in the broad fields of business administration and knowledge management and issue certificates of proficiency and attendance.

CIBAKM® | Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management

The Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) is an approved and registered trademark of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) established in accordance with the provisions of the Trademark Act, CAP T13 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to promote the Chartered Certified Business Administrator (CBA®) and Chartered Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM®) professional certifications as well as the Chartered Certified Business Administration Practitioner (CBAP®), Chartered Certified Knowledge Management Practitioner (CKMP®), Certified Business Administration Practicing Organizations (CBAPO®) and Certified Knowledge Management Practicing Organizations (CKMPO®) professional public practice licences.

ABAKMP® | Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals

The Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) is an approved and registered trademark of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) established in accordance with the provisions of the Trademark Act, CAP T13 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 strategically created as the Institute Professional Society to connect IBAKM® certified Business Administration and Knowledge Management professionals and practitioners globally for the purpose of networking, knowledge sharing, research and development as well as championing the awareness and publicity of IBAKM® membership, training and certification programmes through the establishment of Branches, District Societies and Chapters.

WiBAKM® | Women in Business Administration and Knowledge Management

The Women in Business Administration and Knowledge Management (WiBAKM®) is an approved and registered trademark of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) established in accordance with the provisions of the Trademark Act, CAP T13 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 strategically created as the Institute Women Forum with focus on the interest, welfare, career development and advancement of the female Business Administration and Knowledge Management professionals, practitioners and consultants.

IJBAKM® | International Journal of Business Administration and Knowledge Management

The International Journal of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IJBAKM®) – a.k.a The Global BA and KM Journal – with Print ISSN: 2811-1931 and Online ISSN: 2814-0079  is a global journal and trademark of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) aimed at educating, advancing and promoting the Business Administration and Knowledge Management profession and practice.

YBAKMC® | Young Business Administrators and Knowledge Managers Competition

The Young Business Administrators and Knowledge Managers Competition (YBAKMC®) is a trademark of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) strategically created to promote excellence and innovation amongst young BA and KM professionals and aspiring professionals.

ABAKMS® | Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Students

The Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Students (ABAKMS®) is the trademark of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) and the Institute Students’ Forum strategically created for the mobilization of prospective students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in recognized/accredited tertiary institutions studying towards a Business Administration, Knowledge Management and related disciplines academic qualifications, the National Youth Service (NYSC) Corps Members as well as candidates studying towards the Institute professional qualifications at the various Accredited Tuition Centres, Approved Learning Centres, Partners and Institutions.

IBAKM® Business School

The IBAKM® Business School is the strategic training arm of the Institute for Continuing Professional Education and Development (CPED), Global Executive Education Programme (GEEP), Creative and Innovation Enterprise Programme (CIEP) and Linkage Programmes (LP).

IBAKM® Newsletter

The IBAKM® Newsletter is a quarterly update on the Institute events, programmes and activities.

IBAKM® GLOBAL OBJECTIVES

To champion, promote, advance and regulate the art and science of Business Administration and Knowledge Management in all its aspects and ramifications.

To establish professional standards for the registration, membership, training, examination and certification of aspiring and practicing Business Administration and Knowledge Management professionals, practitioners and consultants.

To conduct examinations and other form of assessments for the award of the Institute’s Membership Qualifications and Professional Certifications in the grades of Companion-CIBAKM, Doctoral Fellow-Dr./FIBAKM, Fellow-FIBAKM/FCBA/FCKM, Full Member-MIBAKM/MCBA/MCKM, Associate-AIBAKM/ACBA/ACKM, Graduate-GIBAKM/Grad.BA/Grad.KM, Licentiate-LIBAKM/LMBA/LMKM and Affiliate-AfIBAKM/AfMBA/AfMKM.

To establish and maintain a register of the Institute’s membership for Chartered Certified Business Administrators (CBA®), Chartered Certified Knowledge Managers (CKM®), Certified Business Administration Practitioners (CBAP®), Certified Knowledge Management Practitioners (CKMP®), Certified Business Administration Practicing Organizations (CBAPO®) and Certified Knowledge Management Practicing Organizations (CKMPO®).

To conduct training with a view of developing human capital in the broad fields of Business Administration and Knowledge Management and related subjects, courses and disciplines and award Proficiency Diploma Certificates; Professional Post Graduate Certificate (IBAKM PGCert.), Professional Graduate Diploma (IBAKM GDip.), Professional Advanced/Higher Diploma (IBAKM A/HDip.) and Professional Diploma (IBAKM Dip.).

To conduct specialized, innovative and industry based certifications in the broad fields of Business Administration and Knowledge Management and related subjects, courses and disciplines leading to the award of the Certified Global Manager (CGMgr®), Certified Global Management Consultant (CGMC®), Certified Information System Manager and Auditor (CISMA®), Certified Engineering Manager (CEMgr®), Certified Strategic Auditor (CSA®), etc.

To organize workshops, seminars, conferences, symposia, talks, etc. with a view of promoting, advancing and championing Business Administration and Knowledge Management and related subjects, courses and disciplines and to issue certificates of attendance.

To carry out research and consultancy services in the broad fields of Business Administration and Knowledge Management and related subjects, courses and disciplines.

To liaise, partner and collaborate with institutions, organizations, establishments, etc., both national and international, with a view to promoting ethical practices and professional standards in the Business Administration and Knowledge Management professions.

To contribute to policy formulation at all levels, both Local, State, National and International, for the sustainability of good governance, economic growth, industrial rejuvenation, etc.

To do all such other things as may be considered incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.