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Professional Licensing Overview

The Institute aims at promoting and furthering the cause of high professionalism in the practice of Administration and Management consultancy through life-long learning. CIAMC’s programmes are designed to:

  • Raise standards of professional practice in support of better business performance, 
  • Provide a development path for individuals, and a recognized qualification and award route, which form the foundation for a number of professional qualifications including the Chartered Professional Administrator (ChPA) and the Chartered Management Consultant (CMC) Awards.

The Institute’s Professional Membership Qualifying programme was revised and expanded to reflect the philosophy of ensuring every candidate registered into CIAMCs licensing programme has acquired adequate knowledge and competency of the level of a master’s degree before being admitted into the professional licensing programme of the Institute.

Our Philosophy

  • The Institute’s programmes are tailored to produce and ensure professionals who are:
  • Theoretically knowledgeable;
  • Technically competent, 
  • Practically and professionally-oriented; and 
  • Ethically guided in practice.

The following services shall be rendered by the Institute:-

  • Failure Report

Students who fail a subject may request a detailed report. This report shall contain indications by the examiner regarding the reasons for failure. Written requests must reach the Office of the Registrar together with the relevant fee within three weeks after results are released.

  • Model Question Papers

Students may purchase model examination papers from the Institute.

  • Remark of the examination script

Students who achieve a mark between 45% and 49% may request that their scripts be remarked.  Written requests must reach the Office of the Registrar/CEO together with the relevant fees. Requests for model/past papers and reports must be made in writing and must be accompanied by the relevant fee. Students may also purchase suggested solutions for model/past papers from the Institute.

  • Subject Syllabuses

Details syllabus is as contained in the exams guide, maybe reviewed without notice.

  • Lists of prescribed and recommended textbooks

Details of recommended textbooks are given at the end of each subject syllabus.

  • Academic Statements

Irrespective of the number of subjects passed, a student may request a detailed academic statement, reflecting the subject(s) he/she has already passed. This statement will be printed on an official CIAMC letterhead and is issued for a fee. The Institute will accept written or telephonic requests. The institute will advise students of their marks, per question-whether the subject has been passed or failed. Written requests must reach the Office of the Registrar/CEO together with the relevant fee.

  • Examiners’ Reports

Examiners’ comments on various aspects of the examinations shall be published regularly.

  • Membership publications

Students may subscribe to the “Ghana Management Review” at a reduced rate.

  • Entering for Examinations
  1. Only registered students will be allowed to enter the examinations.
  2. Students are to complete an examination entry form in full.
  3. Submit the form together with proof of examination fee.
  4. The admission form will indicate the subject(s) a student has entered for, 
  5. Students must take their student's valid identity documents to the venue.
  • Cheating During Examinations

Should a candidate at an examination be found cheating, his or her entry to that session of examinations will be canceled and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken by the University.

  • Cancellation of Examination Entries
  1. You may cancel your entry due to illness or family bereavement in which case supporting documentation is required by the Office of the Registrar/CEO.
  2. Your cancellation request must reach us on (or before) the examination date.
  3. You will be required to re-enter for your canceled subject(s), in the usual way (by completing an examination entry form).
  • Examination Venues
  1. The Institute shall arrange for students to write examinations in approved venues. Students are expected to travel to these venues to write examinations.
  2. Special examination facilities for disabled students can be arranged. You should write to us as soon as your registration confirmation has been received.
  • Consultancy Theory: 

Meaning  of consultancy; Nature and types; History of Management Consultancy; The Consulting process; Reporting to clients; Client/Sponsor- Consultant relationship; Ethics, Code and Regulatory issues

  • Management Consultancy Practice:

Concept paper development; Expression of interest; Commenting on TOR; CV development and evaluation formats; Selection and management of project team; Methodology and work plan; Technical proposal; Financial proposal; Proposal (technical & financial) presentation; Management of consultancy engagement (Planning, execution and control); Consultancy report writing; Consultancy report review.

  • Training Professionals:

Roles and competencies of trainers; Theories of adult learning; Training needs assessment; The In-House Trainer as Consultant; Manual development; Budgeting for training; Presentation techniques and skills; Post-training audit.

  • Coaching methods and simulation studies
  • Need Assessment and Baseline Studies:

Definition and objectives of need assessment and baseline studies; How to conduct baseline studies; Methods for Needs and Baseline Assessment; Format for reporting baseline reports; Writing a Technical Proposal for conducting a baseline study

  • Ethics and Professional Conduct:

-:Code of Ethics

In the pursuit of the practice of the management profession, it is vital that CIAMC members conduct their work in an ethical manner in order to earn and maintain the confidence of team members, colleagues, employees, employers, customers/clients, the public, and the global community. Students will be examined on the following areas: Virtues, Values, and why we care about Ethics; Defining Ethics; Theories of Ethics; Individual and Group Ethics; Defining Business Ethics; Resolution of Business Ethics Dilemma; Whistle-blowing

  • Company Turnaround and Growth Strategies

Introduction to management processes dedicated to corporate renewal; Case Analysis; Strategic Audit; Management Audit; Operational Audit; Portfolio Audit; Strategic planning

  • Professional Administration Theory:

Business Administration Principles; Public Administration Principles, Challenges and Best Practices; Corporate Governance and Leadership; Eradication of White Collar Crime

  • Management Challenge and Decision Making Project:

The Decision Making Process; Techniques in problem definition; Problem solving, creativity and innovation; and Management Science for Decision Making

  • Internship for Professional Practice:

 Management and Leadership roles and skills, Personal organization for peak performance

  • Competency Assessment and gap analysis:

Competency profiling for all roles/jobs in the organization; Competency-based recruitment and internal staffing decisions; Competency-based performance management system; Competency assessment and gap analysis; Competency-based training needs assessment; Competency-based training

  • Ethics and Professional Conduct:

Ethics of the Institute; Ethics in the Public Service (E.g., Civil service, PSC, the Executive etc.); Ethics in management decision making

  • Organization Improvement Strategies:

Quality Management Systems & Client satisfaction; Health, Safety, and Work Environment Management; Organization Development

  • Advanced Research for Article Development & Publication:

i. Scholarly writing, 

ii. Intent of Research and Proposal Writing Techniques

iii. Conceptual Framework, Empirical Literature Review & Constructs

iv. Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis, Presentation and Interpretation

v. Article (Draft) presentation



The purpose of the Institute is to promote excellence in the practice of professional administration and management consultancy by examining, chartering, and regulating its members. The Institute is a body corporate with perpetual succession capable of suing and being sued in its own name and of performing such acts as are necessary for and incidental to the achievement of its objects, the exercise of its powers and the performance of its functions and duties under this Constitution or under any statute of the Republic of Ghana. The vision of CIAMC is to be a leading institution in Africa, promoting and ensuring professionalism in the practice of administration and management consultancy through life-long learning.