Business School

In furtherance of its mandate of ensuring adequate human capital development in the broad fields of Business Administration and Knowledge Management and related subjects, courses and disciplines, the Board of Governors and Council of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM) approved the establishment of IBAKM BUSINESS SCHOOL with the objective of bridging the knowledge gap and expanding horizons in the BA and KM profession and practice.

The Business School strategically engages in:


The Faculty of Continuing Professional Education and Development (CPED) organizes Seminars, Workshops and Conferences (In-Plant and Public) in the broad field of Business Administration, Knowledge Management and related disciplines, courses and subjects.

The CPED is designed for the continuous learning, relearning and unlearning of skills, knowledge and experience that will assist IBAKM certificate holders to have competitive advantage and remain sought after at all times giving the demand of the continuous advancement in knowledge, business strategy and technology.  The CPED also track and document the skill, knowledge and experience IBAKM certificate holders gained or applied at work or in client-based professional practice.

The CPED is a mandatory requirement for certification migration, membership upgrade, continuous membership, certificate retainership and professional public practice licencing.  The CPED is conducted based on approved Credit Points (CP) through Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Symposia, Talk, Peer Reviews, Research, Client-Based Consulting Services and Personal Development.


The Faculty of Global Executive Education Programme (GEEP) organizes top-notch world-class training programmes for executives in all sectors and industries.  Some of the training programmes include:

Global Executive Management Programme (GEMP)
Global Executive Business Programme (GEBP)
Global Executive Governance Programme (GEGP)
Global Executive Leadership Programme (GELP)
Global CEO Programme (G-CEOP)
Global MBA in collaboration with internationally accredited Universities


The Faculty of Creative and Innovation Enterprise Programme (CIEP) organizes skill based programmes aimed at promoting and advancing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) globally.


The Faculty of Professional Diploma Certification Programmes (PDCP) organizes innovative professionally structured proficiency certifications in the broad fields of Business Administration and Knowledge Management and related subjects, courses and disciplines leading to the award of:

Professional Diploma Proficiency Certification (IBAKM Dip.)
Professional Higher Diploma Proficiency Certification (IBAKM HDip.)
Professional Graduate Diploma Proficiency Certification (IBAKM GDip.)
Professional Post Graduate Certificate Proficiency Certification (IBAKM PGCert.).

The programme curricula is a blend of theory and practice aimed at assisting candidates acquire relevant professional knowledge, skill, expertise and experience for competence, innovation, entrepreneurship and professional practice.

The professional diploma certification programmes offered include:

Archives and Records Management
Business Accounting and Finance
Business Consulting and Digital Transformation
Business Information Systems
Business Intelligence and Analytics
Business Management and Administration
Business Psychology
Data Management and Analytics
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Document Management and Digitization
Economic Management and Policy
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Forensic Accounting and Audit
Health Management and Administration
Hospitality Management and Development
Human Resource Management
Information Technology and Management
Insurance and Risk Management
Investment and Financial Risk Management
Learning Development and Training
Marketing and Communication Management
Occupational Health and Safety Management
Project Management and Administration
Public Administration and Management
Public Relations and Media Management
Transport and Logistics Management, etc.

Candidates who successfully complete the applicable professional diploma certification programme will be inducted into the applicable membership grade of the Institute after satisfying all requirements for membership.  In addition, candidates can be admitted by collaborating accredited tertiary institutions (polytechnics, universities, etc.) for academic linkage and conversion programme leading to the award of academic diplomas and degrees, such as ND, HND, Bachelor Degree and Master Degree.  Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalents who desires a degree conversion can take advantage of this opportunity.

Application Fee: Nigeria (NGN10,000) and International (US$35). All payments are to be made directly into the Institute bank account.

Interested candidates are expected to complete an application form. Application forms are available online, at the Institute’s contact/office locations or PDF copy can be requested by email via

Admission Requirements:

IBAKM Dip. – Minimum of 5 O’ Level Credit passes including English Language and Mathematics. JAMB/UTME score is not required.
IBAKM HDip. – Minimum of IBAKM Dip., ND, NCE or equivalents
IBAKM GDip. – Minimum of IBAKM HDip., HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents
IBAKM PGCert. – Minimum of IBAKM GDip., HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents.

Admission Sessions:

January, May and September of every year.


April, August and December of every year.

Induction and Certification:

January, May and September of every year.

The programmes are conducted through contact, online, distance learning and abridged online distance learning using internationally acceptable learning management systems with world-class top-notch curricula and qualified resource persons.