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IBAKM® is the acronym for the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management, a global professional body for Business Administration and Knowledge Management professionals, practitioners and consultants. IBAKM® approved and registered trademarks include 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®).

The Institute is duly licenced and statutorily empowered to champion, promote and advance the art and science of Business Administration and Knowledge Management in all its aspects and ramifications as well as establish professional standards for the registration, membership, training and certification of practicing and aspiring professionals as professional business administrators and knowledge managers.

IBAKM® is an innovative membership-driven, training, certification and research-based global professional body for Business Administration and Knowledge Management professionals and practitioners promoting the:

- Chartered Certified Business Administrator (CBA®) professional certification;
- Chartered Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM®) professional certification;
- Chartered Certified Business Administration Practitioner (CBAP®) professional public practice licence;
- Chartered Certified Knowledge Management Practitioner (CKMP®) professional public practice licence;
- Certified Global Manager (CGMgr®) specialized certification;
- Certified Global Management Consultant (CGMC®) specialized certification;
- Certified Information System Manager and Auditor (CISMA®) specialized certification;
- Certified Strategic Auditor (CSA®) specialized certification; and
- Certified Engineering Manager (CEMgr®) specialized certification.

In addition, IBAKM® offer industry based professional training programmes in the broad fields of Business Administration and Knowledge Management leading to the award of the:

- Professional Postgraduate Certificate (IBAKM PGCert.)
- Professional Graduate Diploma (IBAKM GDip.)
- Professional Higher/Advanced Diploma (IBAKM HDip./ADip.)
- Professional Diploma (IBAKM Dip.)

IBAKM® certifications and training programmes have been articulated and/or validated by several internationally accredited tertiary education institutions for academic progression and/or conversion leading to the award of academic diplomas, graduate and postgraduate degrees.

No. The practice of Business Administration and Knowledge Management cuts across all disciplines, professions, industries and sectors as such the Institute qualifications and admission is open to all those engaged in the activity of Business Administration and Knowledge Management and/or desirous of developing a career as certified Business Administration and Knowledge Management professional and practitioner.
Yes IBAKM® qualifications are accepted for articulation and academic progression in IBAKM® collaborating partner institutions as well as other accredited tertiary institutions globally.
Yes IBAKM® now have the NYSC Scheme for the corps members as well as the Student Scheme for the undergraduates in various accredited tertiary institutions in Nigeria and the international community. The scheme gives the corps members as well as the undergraduates the opportunity to enroll for the IBAKM® membership qualifications and professional certifications at a highly subsidized rate.
IBAKM certified professionals can function in several job roles. Go to Career Prospects (https://ibakmglobal.com/career-prospects/) for details.

The objectives of IBAKM are:

-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.

Yes IBAKM® is recognized, approved and accredited.

The Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) with the approved and registered trademark of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) is established in accordance with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 CAP C20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and the Trademark Act, CAP T13 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 with the consent and approval of the:

- Evaluation and Accreditation Division, Education Support Services Department, Federal Ministry of Education (FME) - (FME/ESS/E&A/ANPB/IIIT/397);
- Federal Ministry of Justice (FMJ);
- Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (OAGF);
- Corporate Affairs Commission as a body Limited by Guarantee - RC 1615269;
- Commercial Law Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (NG/TM/O/2021/38602, NG/TM/O/2021/40564, NG/TM/O/2021/40562 and NG/TM/O/2021/40563); and
- Accredited Strategic Partner of the National Youth Service Corps, Directorate Headquarters, Abuja (NYSC/DHQ/SAED/CLB/Y/VOL.VI/276): for Job Advisory and Counselling (JAC)/Post-Camp Training and Certification of the NYSC Corps Members.

Yes. As a recognized, approved and accredited professional body, IBAKM® certificates are accepted for employment and career advancement in Nigeria and globally, both in the private and public sectors.

The Business Administration and Knowledge Management profession offers candidates multifarious career opportunities both for employment, entrepreneurial venture and professional practice.

All organizations and institutions, irrespective of size, sector or industry requires the services of professional business administrators and knowledge managers for strategic planning, business development, human capital management, sustainability of operations and optimal growth.

With its dual membership and multiple certifications, IBAKM certified professionals remains the best at all times with outstanding competitive advantage thereby making them the first and best choice for employment opportunities.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS - 4 to 8 months per level
SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATIONS - 6 to 12 months per certification
PROFICIENCY DIPLOMA CERTIFICATIONS - 12 to 16 months per certification

Examinations holds in April, August and December of every year while admissions are in January, May and September of every year.

It is not mandatory but advisable as all candidates are required to acquire certain level of knowledge, skill and experience in preparation for the IBAKM qualifications. Attendance at the various accredited tuition and learning centres is a core requirement for certification. Where there are no accredited learning centres, candidates are advised to opt in for the Online or the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programme to enable them to adequately prepare for the examinations.

The benefits of IBAKM membership are enormous but includes:

• Participation at all Institute programmes; Local, Regional and Global.

• Membership of an innovative global professional body with dual membership opportunities and multiple certifications for professional practice and career development.

• Privilege to earn a global professional certification that gives you greater opportunities and competitive edge.

• Being part of the BA and KM global community with diverse career development advantage and business opportunities.

• Ability and capacity to deliver on assigned tasks as a skilled and knowledgeable professional based on ethical standards and international best practices.

• Having required knowledge and experience to start up, grow and sustain organizations.

• Being sought after by organizations because of the innovative enterprising professional acumen.

• Ability to contribute to the economic growth and sustainability of Nations. • Access to the Institute’s resources; library, publications, magazines, newsletters, research journals, etc.

• Networking with highly reputable BA and KM professionals.

• Discounts on strategic training programmes and publications.

The qualifications required to enroll for the IBAKM Membership Qualifications, Professional Certifications, Specialized Certifications and Professional Diploma Certifications include:

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
- Doctorate Degrees in any discipline
- Master Degrees in any discipline
- Bachelor Degrees in any discipline
- Higher National Diploma in any discipline
- National Diploma in any discipline
- National Certificate of Education in any discipline
- Five (5) O' Level Credit passes including English Language and Mathematics.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, ETC.
- Recognized Professional Membership Certificates
- Advanced Diplomas
- Professional Diplomas, etc.

For further enquiries? Please call +2348038887499, +2347066681888, +2348039423411, +2348034590957, +2348173906796 or send mail to info@ibakmglobal.com.