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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP

The membership of the Institute is open for everyone to join irrespective of academic discipline or profession. Admission into the Institute membership is by qualification, experience or proof of accredited and approved apprenticeship/vocational training and education.

Candidates admitted into the Institute membership can as well obtain the Institute professional certifications to qualify as professional business administrators and knowledge managers after satisfying all necessary requirements for certification, either through exemptions or examinations in line with the Institute academic and professional development standard.

The Institute membership grades, including the honorary membership, are as follows:

  • Affiliate of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (AfIBAKM)
  • Licentiate of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (LIBAKM)
  • Graduate of the institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (GIBAKM)
  • Associate of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (AIBAKM)
  • Member of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (MIBAKM)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (FIBAKM)
  • Companion of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM)

MEMBERSHIP GRADES SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

MEMBERSHIP GRADES

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

AFFILIATE MEMBER (AfIBAKM)
  • ND, NCE or equivalents in Management Science related courses
  • IBAKM AfMBA/AfMKM certifications.
  • Accredited and approved Apprenticeship/ Vocational Training and Education Certificates.
LICENTIATE MEMBER (LIBAKM)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law and Arts related courses with less than 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • ND, NCE in Business Administration and Management
  • IBAKM LMBA/LMKM certifications.
GRADUATE MEMBER (GIBAKM)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Management Science related courses with less than 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law and Arts related courses with minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM Grad.BA/Grad.KM certifications.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER (AIBAKM)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in non-related discipline with Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in non-related discipline with Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management with less than 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in non-related discipline plus ACA, ACCA, ACIS, ACIB, etc. with less than 5 years of post-professional experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Management Science related courses with minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law and Arts related courses with minimum of 10 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM ACBA/ACKM certifications.
FULL MEMBER (MIBAKM)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management plus Master Degree in Business Administration.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in non-related discipline plus Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degree in Business Administration and Management.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in non-related discipline plus ACA, ACCA, ACIS, ACIB, etc. with minimum of 5 years post-professional experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management with minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Management Science related courses with minimum of 10 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law and Arts related courses with minimum of 15 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM MCBA/MCKM certifications.
FELLOW (FIBAKM)
  • PhD in Business Administration and Management with minimum of 5 years post-doctoral experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management plus Master Degree in Business Administration and Management with minimum of 10 years post-master’s experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in non-related discipline plus ACA, ACCA, ACIS, ACIB, etc. with minimum of 15 years post-professional experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management with minimum of 15 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND or equivalents in Management Science related courses with minimum of 20 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law and Arts related courses with minimum of 25 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM FCBA/FCKM certifications.
  • Eminently qualified scholars or outstanding individuals with excellent performance at the top echelon of their career.  The Board of Governors and Governing Council may at its discretion confer the Doctoral Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (Dr./FIBAKM) on deserving individuals on their merit.
COMPANION (CIBAKM)
  • Fellows with outstanding performance who have contributed to the growth of the Institute and the BA and KM profession at large or accomplished individuals, business administrators & knowledge managers who through their position have contributed to the economic growth and sustainability of Nations and the BA and KM profession.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION AND INDUCTION REGISTRATION

  • Complete an online application form (https://ibakmglobal.com/membership-application/) or send CV, profile, certificates, valid ID to admissions@ibakmglobal.com and pay for application fee. This applies to fresh candidates.
  • Get admission letter based on your application for membership.
  • Make payment for the applicable membership induction fee into the Institute Bank account.
  • Send evidence of membership induction payment to induction@ibakmglobal.com with name written in CAPITAL LETTERS as it will appear on the certificate. Also state current contact details; mobile number, email, postal address and correspondence address.
  • Call/chat +2348038887499, +2349130601181 for further enquiries or information.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

The professional certifications of the Institute are earned by exemptions or examinations. It is designed for new candidates or members of the Institute who desire to advance their career as professional business administrators and knowledge managers with recognized global qualifications.

Candidates are granted exemptions on subject-by-subject basis or admitted to sit for the professional certification examinations based on the Institute approved academic and professional development standard for education, training and certification.

Candidates who satisfactorily complete the Institute professional certification examinations or those who have completed the exemption process as required can as well be inducted as members of the Institute and shall be entitled to the use of both the membership and professional certifications suffixes; Fellow (FIBAKM, FCBA, FCKM), Member (MIBAKM, MCBA, MCKM), Associate (AIBAKM, ACBA, ACKM), Graduate (Grad.BA, Grad.KM, GIBAKM), Licentiate (LIBAKM, LMBA, LMKM) and Affiliate (AfIBAKM, AfMBA, AfMKM).

The Institute professional certification grades are as follows:

  • Affiliate of Business Administration (AfMBA)
  • Affiliate of Knowledge Management (AfMKM)
  • Licentiate of Business Administration (LMBA)
  • Licentiate of Knowledge Management (LMKM)
  • Graduate of Business Administration (Grad.BA)
  • Graduate of Knowledge Management (Grad.KM)
  • Associate Certified Business Administrator (ACBA)
  • Associate Certified Knowledge Manager (ACKM)
  • Member Certified Business Administrator (MCBA)
  • Member Certified Knowledge Manager (MCKM)
  • Fellow Certified Business Administrator (FCBA)
  • Fellow Certified Knowledge Manager (FCKM)

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS (BACE) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

EXAMINATION LEVEL

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

FOUNDATION LEVEL EXAMINATION I (FLEI) – FOUNDATION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  • ND, NCE or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law, Arts related courses
  • Five (5) O’ Level Credit passes including English Language and Mathematics
FOUNDATION LEVEL EXAMINATION II (FLEII) – AFFILIATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (AfMBA)
  • ND, NCE or equivalents in Management Science related courses
  • IBAKM Foundation of Business Administration
KNOWLEDGE LEVEL EXAMINATION (KLE) – LICENTIATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (LMBA)
  • ·HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law and Arts related courses with less than 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • ND, NCE in Business Administration and Management
  • IBAKM Affiliate of Business Administration
SKILLS LEVEL EXAMINATION (SLE) – GRADUATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Grad.BA)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Management Science related courses
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law and Arts related courses with minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM Licentiate of Business Administration
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL EXAMINATION I (PLEI) – ASSOCIATE CERTIFIED BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR (ACBA)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in non-related discipline with Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in non-related discipline with Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management with less than 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in non-related discipline plus ACA, ACCA, ACIS, ACIB, etc. with less than 5 years of post-professional experience.
  • HND or equivalents in Management Science related courses with minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law or Arts related courses with minimum of 10 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM Graduate of Business Administration
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL EXAMINATION II (PLEII) – MEMBER CERTIFIED BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR (MCBA)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management plus Master Degree in Business Administration.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in non-related discipline plus Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degree in Business Administration and Management.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in non-related discipline plus ACA, ACCA, ACIS, ACIB, etc. with minimum of 5 years post-professional experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management with minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND or equivalents in Management Science related courses with minimum of 10 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law and Arts related courses with minimum of 15 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM Associate Certified Business Administrator
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL EXAMINATION III (PLEIII) – FELLOW CERTIFIED BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR (FCBA)
  • PhD in Business Administration and Management with minimum of 5 years post-doctoral experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management plus Master Degree in Business Administration and Management with minimum of 10 years post-master experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in non-related discipline plus ACA, ACCA, ACIS, ACIB, etc. with minimum of 15 years post-professional experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management with minimum of 15 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Management Science related courses with minimum of 20 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in Sciences, Engineering, Law and Arts related courses with minimum of 25 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM Member Certified Business Administrator

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS (KMCE) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

EXAMINATION LEVEL

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

FOUNDATION LEVEL EXAMINATION I (FLEI) – FOUNDATION OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
  • 5 O’ Level Credit passes including English Language and Mathematics
FOUNDATION LEVEL EXAMINATION II (FLEII) – AFFILIATE OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (AfMKM)
  • ND, NCE or equivalents in non-related discipline
  • IBAKM Foundation of Knowledge Management
KNOWLEDGE LEVEL EXAMINATION (KLE) – LICENTIATE OF KNOWLEDGE ADMINISTRATION (LMKM)
  • ND, NCE or equivalents in Knowledge Management related discipline
  • IBAKM Affiliate of Knowledge Management
SKILLS LEVEL EXAMINATION (SLE) – GRADUATE OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (Grad.KM)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in non-related discipline with less than 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM Licentiate of Knowledge Management
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL EXAMINATION I (PLEI) – ASSOCIATE CERTIFIED KNOWLEDGE MANAGER (ACKM)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Knowledge Management related discipline with less than 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in non-related discipline with Postgraduate Diploma in Knowledge Management related discipline.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in non-related discipline with minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM Graduate of Knowledge Management
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL EXAMINATION II (PLEII) – MEMBER CERTIFIED KNOWLEDGE MANAGER (MCKM)
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Knowledge Management related discipline plus Master Degree in Knowledge Management related discipline
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Knowledge Management related discipline with minimum of 5 years post-graduation experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in non-related discipline with minimum of 10 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM Associate Certified Knowledge Manager
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL EXAMINATION III (PLEIII) – FELLOW CERTIFIED KNOWLEDGE MANAGER (FCKM)
  • PhD in Knowledge Management related disciplines with minimum of 5 years post-doctoral experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree in Knowledge Management related disciplines plus Master Degree in Knowledge Management related disciplines with minimum of 10 years post-master experience.
  • HND, Bachelor Degree or equivalents in non-related discipline with minimum of 20 years post-graduation experience.
  • IBAKM Member Certified Knowledge Manager

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION REGISTRATION

  • Complete an online application form (https://ibakmglobal.com/membership-application/) or send CV, profile, certificates, valid ID to admissions@ibakmglobal.com and pay for application fee. Candidates who have already been inducted as members of the Institute need not to apply again.
  • Get admission letter based on your application for membership and certification.
  • Make payment for the applicable professional certification fee into the Institute Bank account.
  • Send evidence of payment and copy of admission letter to exams@ibakmglobal.com stating current contact details; mobile number, email, postal address and correspondence address.
  • Call/chat +2348038887499, +2349130601181 for further enquiries or information.

NB: Without prejudice, Management and Council reserves the right to ensure that all candidates maintain same level of certification grades, both for the BACE and KMCE.