(The Institute of Business Administration and Management)
ibam is a Division of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA). It provides an examination and assessment service to qualify students without a degree for entry to the professional examinations of the ICSA.
(The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators)
Founded in 1891 and incorporated by Royal Charter, ICSA is a world class leader in setting and maintaining standards in the profession of administration and corporate governance.
- Many universities also recognise the ibam awards so students with the ibam qualifications may enter the final stage of their Bachelor degree programmes. Some students may also enter their MBA programmes directly.
- Since 1989, the ibam awards have been available in Hong Kong. Currently, there are two levels of the ibam awards – the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Business Administration.
The Advanced Diploma builds upon the underpinning principles of the ibam Diploma by developing an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the four modules, which are essential to successful business organisations.
The ibam Advanced Diploma is broadly equivalent to the second year of a three year university degree and is open to those who have successfully completed the ibam Diploma or any other qualification deemed by the ibam to be of equivalent rigour to its Diploma.
Candidates who gain the Advanced Diploma and wish to progress will be eligible for direct entry onto the ICSA Professional Programme which leads to the GradICSA Chartered Secretary qualification and to full ICSA membership. Alternatively you could choose to complete a university degree before completing the ICSA Professional Programme.
The ibam Diplomas will be of benefit to both students and their employers, as these qualifications will help to develop an effective and efficient working environment.
The four modules which make up the Advanced Diploma are:
- Business Law in Practice
- Business Finance
- Business Strategy and Planning
Upon being awarded the Advanced Diploma, you may use the designatory letters ADip.IBAM after your name.
LIFE offers the preparatory courses that aim to prepare students over a period of 10 months for the assessment requirements for the 4 modules of the Dip.IBAM; and to proceed to the second stage of study for a period of a further 10 months for the assessment requirements for the 4 modules of the ADip.IBAM.