IBAKM® Global Business School, through the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM® Global), continuously seek collaboration and partnership with internationally accredited business schools and universities for the conduct of the Combined Honours Programme. Please note that the IBAKM® Global Business School Combined Honours Programme is not and never a satellite campus programme. The Combined Honours Programme is conducted as a Blended Learning Programme with all physical lectures conducted at the campus of the business schools and universities. In the alternative, it can also be a Recognition and/or Validation of Prior Learning of IBAKM® Global certifications for transfer of credits.
COLLABORATING BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
The IBAKM® Global Business School and ESTG University BSc Combined Honours Programme are conducted at the ESTG UNIVERSITY CAMPUS LOCATED AT SETO-GBODJE, PLACE PUBLIC, PORTO-NOVO, BENIN REPUBLIC. It is not and never a satellite campus programme neither does it operate as a study centre. The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Combined Honours Programme is an Integrated Curricula Blended Learning Programme (ICBLP) duly approved and authorized by the University Management.
AIM AND OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMME
As an Integrated Curricula Blended Learning Programme (ICBLP), it is specially designed to train and equip students and candidates desirous of attaining the Chartered Certified Business Administrator (CBA®) and Chartered Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM®) status to acquire the professional and academic Knowledge, Skill and Experience for competence, innovation, performance and work-world ready.
Enrolled candidates will have the opportunity to obtain the IBAKM® and CIBAKM® Associate Certifications: Associate of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (AIBAKM), Associate Certified Business Administrator (ACBA) and Associate Certified Knowledge Manager (ACKM) membership and professional qualifications in addition to the ESTG University BSc Degree.
BENEFIT OF THE PROGRAMME
The ESTG University Integrated Curricula Blended Learning Programme (ICBLP) will expose the students and candidates to the theory and practice of Business Administration and Knowledge Management from the Core Foundation Subjects without exemptions. Resource persons are eminently qualified scholars from the ESTG University and industry practitioners from IBAKM® and CIBAKM®.
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME
Students and candidates will exhibit mastery of sound Business Administration and Knowledge Management skills, both in theory and practice, covering Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, Business Finance and Accounting, International Economics, Business Governance, Ethics and Corporate Law, Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Consumer Behavior and Marketing Management, Information and Knowledge Management, amongst others.
- IBAKM® AND CIBAKM® ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION (AIBAKM, ACBA, ACKM)/B.Sc. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
- IBAKM® AND CIBAKM® ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION (AIBAKM, ACBA, ACKM)/B.Sc. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
- IBAKM® AND CIBAKM® ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION (AIBAKM, ACBA, ACKM)/B.Sc. OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
- IBAKM® AND CIBAKM® ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION (AIBAKM, ACBA, ACKM)/B.Sc. MARKETING
- IBAKM® AND CIBAKM® ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION (AIBAKM, ACBA, ACKM)/B.Sc. ACCOUNTING
Admission is open to candidates with minimum of Five (5) O’ Level Credits passes including English Language and Mathematics. JAMB UTME Score is not required. Candidates with National Diploma in relevant discipline may be admitted through Direct Entry on their merit whilst candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) and recognized professional certification body qualifications in relevant discipline may be admitted into the Conversion Programme.
École Supérieur de Technologie et de Gestion (ESTG University) is a private university located in Cotonou and Porto Novo, Benin Republic. The University is duly licenced and accredited by the Government of Benin Republic through the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS) as well as recognized by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria with eligible graduates mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
ESTG University is duly established and licenced by the Government of Benin Republic through the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS) as an academic degree awarding institution with authorization reference: Arrêté N°049/MESRS/CAB/DC/SGM/DPP/DGES/ DEPES SA du 05/02/2014 as well as duly accredited for the award of Bachelor and Master Degrees in the broad fields and faculties of Management and Business Administration with programmes approval reference: Arrêté N° 326/MESRS/CAB/DC/ SGM/ DPP/DGES/DEPES/SP du 19/05/2015.
ESTG University still retained its licence and accreditation by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS) after the review and evaluation of the activities and operation of private higher education establishments in Benin Republic by the National Consultative Council for Higher Education (CCNES) in its sessions of July 30, 2019 and October 04, 2019. This was duly communicated by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Benin Republic via official notice dated 29 October, 2019 with reference No. 800/MESRS/DC/SGM/DGES/DEPES/SA.
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, RUMUOLUMENI, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA
The IBAKM® Global Business School and Graduate School of Business, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Master of Business Administration (MBA) Combined Honours Programme is conducted as a Blended Learning Programme giving the candidates the opportunity to obtain the University MBA Degree and IBAKM® Global Membership Qualifications, Professional Certifications and Specialized Certifications. All physical lectures for the MBA Combined Honours Programme are conducted at the campus of the Graduate School of Business, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, St John’s Campus, Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Resource persons are eminently qualified scholars and industry practitioners, both from the University and IBAKM® Global. NB: THIS IS NOT AND NEVER A SATELLITE CAMPUS PROGRAMME.
The available programmes are:
- MBA Knowledge Management
- MBA Global Management
- MBA Governance and Leadership
- MBA Management Consulting
- MBA Engineering Management
- MBA Strategic Audit
- MBA Information Systems Management and Audit
- MBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.
Admission is open to all candidates with a good honours degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least Lower Credit in any discipline with requisite industry experience.
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) is a public university duly established by the Government of Rivers State, Nigeria and accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). IAUE was previously known as Rivers State College of Education from June 1971 to October 2009. As a College of Education, it affiliated with the prestigious University of Ibadan from the 1981/1982 academic session to enable it offer degree programmes in educational fields. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education became a full chartered university by the University of Education Law No. 8 of 2009 of the Rivers State Government passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly on 15 October 2009.
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education hosted the 2nd Annual International Conference on Business Administration and Knowledge Management (2AIC-BAKM) in August 2021 and it is the first university in Nigeria to be awarded the “Recognized Knowledge Management Institution” in Nigeria” by IBAKM® Global.