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Graduate Professional Development Programme

GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

CHARTERED ADMINISTRATORS PROFESSIONAL

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATION (ACIA)

Graduate Professional Development Programme

OBJECTIVE

To enable Graduates qualify as Chartered Administrators in as short a time as possible; with a competitive advantage of being Graduates of FIRST CHOICE to employers of high level Professionals.

ADVANTAGES

To equip candidates with multi-disciplinary professional skills that enable them gain versatile dynamic career, with ability to perform varying functions in organizations including but not limited to, Accounting/Finance, Administration/Management, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply, Human Resource, Stores/Inventory/Logistics.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This is based on the Institute’s current Professional Examination Scheme, comprising: Fundamentals Level, Operational Level, Management Level, and Final Strategic Level.

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Any one of the following qualifications in any discipline: Degree, HND, or equivalents.

EXEMPTIONS

Candidates with qualification in administration related disciplines which substantially cover the Institute’s syllabus will be exempted from all subjects of the Fundamentals and Operational Levels; and are advised to privately read up the exempted courses in order to be able to answer questions in subjects at the higher Levels that may be linked with the exempted courses.

Candidates having qualifications in other disciplines with some business related courses will be exempted on subject for subject basis.


METHOD OF STUDY

Part time (weekends) available at the College Main Campus, and at National Secretariat Training Centre, as well as by Distance Learning using our Simplified Study Packs (SSP); commencing in February, May, and September Yearly.

DURATION

Duration is 12 weekends for each level of the programme. Overall duration depends on the total exemptions granted.

AWARD OF CERTIFICATES

Candidates who successfully complete the Programme will attend Professional Membership Induction; scheduled in June 2018 at which they will receive the following awards:

  1. Chartered Administrators Professional Examination Certificate
  2. Associate Membership Certificate of Chartered Institute of Administration (ACIA).

Those who additionally complete the Institute’s Public Professional Practice Training at a later date will receive the Governing Council’s Professional Practice Licence, which empowers them to engage in Public Professional Practice as entrepreneurs offering their services direct to the Public as Chartered Administrators in Public Professional Practice; covering the wide areas of practice bestowed on the Institute by its Enabling Act; which includes Finance, Enterprise Administration, Human Resource, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply, Project Management, Management Consultancy, Pensions etc.

COURSE FEES

These are heavily subsidized by the Governing Council to encourage Graduates qualify as Chartered Administrators. The fees which are considerably lower than normally charged for regular programmes are stated below:

1.         Application Form /Registration/ID Card (less N5,000 discount) ------           N5,000

2.         Tuition per Level (less N16, 000 discount) ----------------------------------         N24,000

3.         Examination per Level (less N6,000 discount) ----------------------------          N18,000

4.         Research Project in Professional Administration --------------------------         N15,000

5.         Mandatory Professional Administration Workshop ----------------------          N15,000

6.         Exemptions @ N2,000 per subject

7.         Student Annual Subscription N5,000 FREE

Tuition Fee can be paid in two equal instalments, namely: N12,000 before joining classes, balance of N12,000 before writing the Professional Examination.

HOW TO APPLY  

Application/Registration documents are obtainable on presentation of a bank deposit slip of N5,000 paid direct into the Bank account of Nigerian College of Administration with First Bank (A/c No: 2018190845). The Application Form can also be downloaded on our website.   

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Membership

Membership of our Institute can be gained only by passing the institute’s professional membership qualifying examination the ACIA and fulfilling the practical experience requirement.

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Diploma in Business Studies (DBS)

Its Objective is to develop fundamental knowledge in the theory and practice of general business organization, the Nigeria business organization, and the functional areas of business organization

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ACIA Professional Certificate

Its objectives are to:

  1. Train Chartered Administrators for entitites in manufacturing, commercial or service organizations, in the public or private sector of the economy
  2. To examine whether prospective members have an adequate knowledge, understanding and mastery of the stated body of knowledge or skills
  3. To complement the institute's practical experience requirements