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IBAKM MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

The Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM) dual membership qualifications are innovative certifications designed to advance the professional career development of the Business Administration and Knowledge Management graduates as well as grant formal professional recognition and endorsement of the skills, knowledge and experience acquired by practicing and aspiring professionals in the broad fields of Business Administration and Knowledge Management and related subjects, courses and disciplines to enable them to compete favorably with their counterparts in other globally recognized professional disciplines.

IBAKM membership gives candidates the opportunity to acquire professional business administration and knowledge management practical skills, knowledge and experience for competence and professional practice and endorses it by inducting the candidates as AFFILIATES (AfMBA, AfMKM, AfIBAKM), LICENTIATES (LMBA, LMKM, LIBAKM), GRADUATES (Grad.BA, Grad.KM, GIBAKM), ASSOCIATES (ACBA, ACKM, AIBAKM), FULL MEMBERS (MCBA, MCKM, MIBAKM), FELLOWS (FCBA, FCKM, FIBAKM) and COMPANIONS (CIBAKM) after completing applicable examinations or required assessment for membership.

The Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM) membership is open to all persons and organizations engaged in the activity of or uses the knowledge and practice of Business Administration and Knowledge Management.

The Institute Membership is broadly divided into two (2) categories; INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP and CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • 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.

 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP GRADES AND AWARDS

The Institute individual membership grades and awards are in the category of HONOURARY, PROFESSIONAL and DIRECT memberships.

Honourary memberships are conferred on individuals at Board of Governors and Council’s discretion based on predetermined approved criteria.

To attain the Professional Membership status candidates will be required to successfully pass the applicable Business Administration Certification Examinations (BACE) or Knowledge Management Certification Examinations (KMCE).

Candidates admitted through the Direct Membership can migrate or upgrade to the Professional Membership status after accumulating required Credit Points (CP) over an approved period or passing required assessments and/or examinations where applicable.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

  • Companion of the Institute – CIBAKM
  • Fellow of the Institute – FIBAKM

 

Criteria Membership Grade
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. COMPANION (CIBAKM)
Eminently qualified scholars or outstanding individuals with excellent performance at the top echelon of their career. FELLOW (FIBAKM)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Fellow Certified Business Administrator – FCBA
  • Fellow Certified Knowledge Manager – FCKM
Criteria Membership Grade
Successful completion of the Professional Level Examinations III (PLEIII) of the Business Administration Professional Examinations (BAPE) or the Knowledge Management Professional Examinations (KMPE) FELLOW (FCBA, FCKM)

 

  • Member Certified Business Administrator – MCBA
  • Member Certified Knowledge Manager – MCKM

 

Criteria Membership Grade
Successful completion of the Professional Level Examinations II (PLEII) of the Business Administration Professional Examinations (BAPE) or the Knowledge Management Professional Examinations (KMPE) MEMBER (MCBA, MCKM)

 

  • Associate Certified Business Administrator – ACBA
  • Associate Certified Knowledge Manager – ACKM

 

Criteria Membership Grade
Successful completion of the Professional Level Examinations I of the Business Administration Professional Examinations (BAPE) or the Knowledge Management Professional Examinations (KMPE) ASSOCIATE (ACBA, ACKM)

 

INTERMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Graduate of Business Administration – Grad.BA
  • Graduate of Knowledge Management – Grad.KM
Criteria Membership Grade
Successful completion of the Skills Level Examinations (SLE) of the Business Administration Intermediate Examinations (BAIE) or the Knowledge Management Intermediate Examinations (KMIE) GRADUATE (Grad.BA, Grad.KM)
  • Licentiate of Business Administration – LMBA
  • Licentiate of Knowledge Management – LMKM
Criteria Membership Grade
Successful completion of the Knowledge Level Examinations of the Business Administration Intermediate Examinations (BAIE) or the Knowledge Management Intermediate Examinations (KMIE) LICENTIATE (LMBA, LMKM)

 

FOUNDATION PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Affiliate of Business Administration – AfMBA
  • Affiliate of Knowledge Management – AfMKM
Criteria Membership Grade
Successful completion of the Foundation Level Examinations II of the Business Administration Foundation Examinations (BAFE) or the Knowledge Management Foundation Examinations (KMFE) AFFILIATE (AfMBA, AfMKM)

 

DIRECT MEMBERSHIP

  • Member of the Institute – MIBAKM
  • Associate of the Institute – AIBAKM
  • Graduate of the Institute – GIBAKM
  • Licentiate of the Institute – LIBAKM
  • Affiliate of the Institute – AfIBAKM
Criteria Membership Grade
As applicable to Full Membership admission requirements. Candidates will not be required to undergo examinations. MEMBER (MIBAKM)
As applicable to Associate Membership admission requirements. Candidates will not be required to undergo examinations. ASSOCIATE (AIBAKM)
As applicable to Graduate Membership admission requirements. Candidates will not be required to undergo examinations. GRADUATE (GIBAKM)
As applicable to Licentiate Membership admission requirements. Candidates will not be required to undergo examinations. LICENTIATE (LIBAKM)
As applicable to Affiliate Membership admission requirements. Candidates will not be required to undergo examinations. AFFILIATE (AfIBAKM)

 

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Global certification for recognition, standards and competitive edge.
  • Listing and placement of organizations names and logo on some Institute publications.
  • Discount on corporate training and consultancy services.
  • Participation at the Institute’s Organizational Growth and Sustainability programmes; Local, Regional and Global.
  • Opportunity to advertise on the Institute’s publications and programmes at discounted rates.
  • Access to the Institute’s resources; library, publications, magazines, newsletters, research journals, etc.
  • General organizational growth and sustainability support services for effective leadership, resource management and operations.

 

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP GRADES

The Institute corporate membership are classified as

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