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The Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM) membership qualifying examinations have been designed to enable candidates attain the Certified Business Administrator (CBA®) and Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM®) professional status.

The membership qualifying examinations are classified as:

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS (BACE)

The BACE comprises of the Business Administration Professional Examinations (BAPE), Business Administration Intermediate Examinations (BAIE) and Business Administration Foundation Examinations (BAFE).

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS (BAPE)

  • Professional Level Examination III (PLEIII)
  • Professional Level Examination II (PLEII)
  • Professional Level Examination I (PLEI)

 

Professional Level Examination III (PLEIII) leading to Fellow Certified Business Administrator (FCBA)

  • Corporate Governance
  • Venture Management
  • Service Design and Management
  • Analysis of Financial Reporting and Control
  • Strategic Management

 

Professional Level Examination II (PLEII) leading to Member Certified Business Administrator (MCBA)

  • Management Information System
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Business Regulation and Control
  • Project Management and Evaluation
  • International Marketing

 

Professional Level Examination I (PLEI) leading to Associate Certified Business Administrator (ACBA)

  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Analysis of Business Decision Making
  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Corporate Planning
  • International Management

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATIONS (BAIE)

  • Skills Level Examination (SLE)
  • Knowledge Level Examination (KLE)

Skills Level Examination (SLE) leading to Graduate of Business Administration (Grad.BA)

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Company Law
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • International Business and Global Resources
  • Business Research Methods
  • International Economics

Knowledge Level Examination (KLE) leading to Licentiate of Business Administration (LMBA)

  • Financial Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FOUNDATION EXAMINATIONS (BAFE)

  • Foundation Level Examination II (FLEII)
  • Foundation Level Examination I (FLEI)

Foundation Level Examination II (FLEII) leading to Affiliate of Business Administration (AfMBA)

  • Business Finance
  • Management Principles and Techniques
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Industrial Relations

 

Foundation Level Examination I (FLEI)

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introduction to Banking and Finance
  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Business Communication

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS (KMCE)

The KMCE comprises of the Knowledge Management Professional Examinations (KMPE), Knowledge Management Intermediate Examinations (KMIE) and Knowledge Management Foundation Examinations (KMFE).

 

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS (KMPE)

  • Professional Level Examination III (PLEIII)
  • Professional Level Examination II (PLEII)
  • Professional Level Examination I (PLEI)

 

Professional Level Examination III (PLEIII) leading to Fellow Certified Knowledge Manager (FCKM)

  • Information Ethics, Legal and Policy Issues
  • Project Work in Information and Knowledge Management
  • Management of Records in Specialized Environment
  • Information Security
  • Managing Audio Visual Archives

 

Professional Level Examination II (PLEII) leading to Member Certified Knowledge Manager (MCKM)

  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Project Management for Information Professionals
  • Marketing of Information Services
  • Access and Reference Services
  • Knowledge Management Strategies for Information Agencies

 

Professional Level Examination I (PLEI) leading to Associate Certified Knowledge Manager (ACKM)

  • Electronic Records Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Content Management
  • Health Information Systems
  • Orality and Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATIONS (KMIE)

  • Skills Level Examination (SLE)
  • Knowledge Level Examination (KLE)

 

Skills Level Examination (SLE) leading to Graduate of Knowledge Management (Grad.KM)

  • Customer Knowledge Management
  • The Knowledge Economy
  • User needs and services
  • Vital records and disaster planning
  • Information and society
  • Research Methods in Information and Knowledge Management

 

Knowledge Level Examination (KLE) leading to Licentiate of Knowledge Management (LMKM)

  • Publishing and the Book Trade
  • Preservation of Information Materials
  • Management of Library and Information Systems
  • Archival Arrangement and description
  • Social Networking Issues for Information Professionals
  • Information Literacy

 

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION EXAMINATIONS (KMFE)

  • Foundation Level Examination II (FLEII)
  • Foundation Level Examination I (FLEI)

 

Foundation Level Examination II (FLEII) leading to Affiliate of Knowledge Management (AfMKM)

  • Introduction to Organizing Information
  • Knowledge Management Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Archives
  • Digital Libraries
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Data and Information Management

 

Foundation Level Examination I (FLEI)

  • Introduction to Records Management
  • Knowledge Management Principles
  • Introduction to Information Science
  • Collection Development Management
  • Communication and Study Skills
  • Computing and Information Skills

EXAMINATION DATES/CALENDAR

The Institute Professional Level Examinations, Intermediate Level Examinations and Foundation Level Examinations holds in April, August and December of every year.

EXAMINATION CREDITS AND PASS MARK

Pass mark for the Institute’s Membership Qualifying Examinations (MQE) is fifty percent (50%).  Candidates will be credited for each subject passed and will be required to complete a level before proceeding to the next level.

ACADEMIC CAREER PROGRESSION

Candidates who successfully completes a level or all the levels of the Institute’s Membership Qualifying Examinations (MQE) can be considered for admission into the Academic Linkage and Conversion Programmes of collaborating accredited tertiary institutions and universities in line with their approved admissions policy.