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IBAKM is the acronym for the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management, a global professional body for BA and KM professionals, practitioners and consultants.

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 qualifications include:

- MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS;
- PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS;
- SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATIONS;
- PUBLIC PRACTICE LICENCE;
- OUTSTANDING PRACTICE AWARD; and
- PROFICIENCY DIPLOMA CERTIFICATIONS.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP: This is open for everyone to join irrespective of academic discipline or profession. Admission is by qualification and experience or proof of apprenticeship/vocational education and training. Membership grades are:

- 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)
- Doctoral Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (Dr./FIBAKM)
- Companion of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM)

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP: This is for Public and Private Organizations, Institutions and Firms. Membership categories are:

- Class A – PLATINUM,
- Class B – SAPPHIRE¸
- Class C – DIAMOND,
- Class D – GOLD and
- Class E – SILVER

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: This is for Professional Business Administrators and Knowledge Managers. Certifications are based on exemptions and examinations. Certification grades are:

- 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)

SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATIONS: This is for Global Managers and Consultants. Certifications are based on successful completion of programme and examinations.

- Certified Global Manager (CGMgr.)
- Certified Global Management Consultant (CGMC)

PUBLIC PRACTICE LICENCE: This is for Practicing Professionals, Organizations, Institutions and Firms.

- Certified Business Administration Practitioner (CBAP)
- Certified Knowledge Management Practitioner (CKMP)
- Certified Business Administration Practicing Organization (CBAPO)
- Certified Knowledge Management Practicing Organization (CKMPO)

OUTSTANDING PRACTICE AWARDS: This is for Practicing Professionals with notable landmark achievement in Public Professional Practice.

- Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP) Certificate in Business Administration and Knowledge Management Practice for holders of FIBAKM/FCBA/FCKM in addition to CBAP and CKMP.
- Master of Professional Practice (MPP) Certificate in Business Administration and Knowledge Management Practice for holders of MIBAKM/MCBA/MCKM in addition to CBAP and CKMP.
- Bachelor of Professional Practice (BPP) Certificate in Business Administration and Knowledge Management Practice for holders of AIBAKM/ACBA/ACKM in addition to CBAP and CKMP.

PROFICIENCY DIPLOMA CERTIFICATIONS: This is for Human Capital and Entrepreneurial Development. Certifications are based on successful completion of programme and examination.

- Professional Diploma Proficiency Certification (IBAKM Dip.)
- Professional Higher Diploma Proficiency Certification (IBAKM HDip.)
- Professional Graduate Diploma Proficiency Certification (IBAKM GDip.)
- Professional Post Graduate Diploma Proficiency Certification (IBAKM PGDip.)

No. The practice of Business Administration and Knowledge Management cuts across all disciplines and profession, as such the Institute qualifications are open to all engaged in the practice or desirous of developing a career in the profession.
Yes IBAKM qualifications are accepted for academic career advancement in IBAKM 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 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 disciplines 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; Doctoral Fellow-Dr./FIBAKM/FCBA/FCKM, Fellow-FIBAKM/FCBA/FCKM, Full Member-MIBAKM/MCBA/MCKM, Associate-AIBAKM/ACBA/ACKM, Graduate-GIBAKM/Grad.BA/Grad.KM, Licenitate-LIBAKM/LMBA/LMKM and Affiliate-AfIBAKM/AfMBA/AfMKM. • To establish and maintain a register of the Institute’s membership for Certified Business Administrators (CBA), Certified Knowledge Managers (CKM), Certified Business Administration Practitioners (CBAP) and Certified Knowledge Management Practitioners (CKMP). • 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 Certificates of Proficiency; Professional Post Graduate Diploma (IBAKM PGDip.), Professional Graduate Diploma (IBAKM GDip.), Professional Higher Diploma (IBAKM 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 Professional Manager (CPM), Certified Global Manager (CGMgr), Certified Global Management Consultant (CGMC), 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. with a view to promoting ethical practices and professional standards in the 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) is established in accordance with the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria with the consent and approval of the:

- Federal Ministry of Education (FME);
- Federal Ministry of Justice (FMJ);
- Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (OAGF); and
- Duly incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission as a body limited by guarantee (RC 1615269).

Yes as a recognized and approved professional body, IBAKM certificates are accepted for employment and career advancement in Nigeria and globally.

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 and Professional Diploma Proficiency 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.