WHAT EVERY PROSPECTIVE APPLICANT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MARKETING OF NIGERIA (NIMN).
I recently posted, “Answers to Students’ Questions on National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria” to answer 5 commonly asked questions about NIMN. Yet, there’s need to open things up in details for an intending applicant or member.
After reading the piece below, you should understand in detail – the requirements to become a member of NIMN, the guidelines to different activities and the body’s syllabus.
NIMN Examination Structure and Exemptions
1. PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN MARKETING
- Holders of OND and 300Level students in Marketing, Business
- Administration/Studies and Mass Communications.
- Final year students (BSc and HND) in other Social Science disciplines.
- Management Sciences for Marketing
- Marketing Operations
- Import and Export Practice
- Advertising: Agency Organization and Management
- Electronic Marketing
- Micro-Marketing (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management)
Upon successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Marketing, the candidate would qualify to proceed to the Chartered Graduate Diploma in Marketing. He/She is entitled to be inducted as a Licentiate member of NIMN, thus, has opportunity to use the designatory letters: LNIMN
2. CHARTERED GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MARKETING
- Holders of NIMN Professional Certificate in Marketing
- Final year students (BSc and HND) in Marketing, Business Administration
- Management Science, Mass Communication and Sociology.
- Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Research
- Marketing Planning and Control
- Marketing Communications
- International marketing
- Marketing Case Analysis and Decision-making (Case Study)
- Nigerian Marketing Environment (Exempted)
- Campaign Planning and Execution (Exempted)
Upon successful completion, candidate is awarded NIMN Chartered Graduate Diploma in Marketing at convocation ceremony. He/She would be entitled to be Graduate member of NIMN, thus, has opportunity to use the designatory letters GRADNIMN.
NIMN: How to Apply for “Exemptions”
Candidates applying for exemption should obtain and complete the Exemption form and return same to the Secretariat with the appropriate exemption fee(s). Candidates will be notified of the exemption(s) which they have been granted.
NIMN Date of Examination and Examination Entry
The Examination of the Institute is held twice each year in June and December. All Examination entry forms must reach the National Secretariat with bank draft or tellers for the appropriate fees on or before the final day of close of entry.
No candidate may enter for any of the Institute’s examinations unless he has been registered as a student of the Institute and has paid appropriate examination fees in force at the time of the examination and is not in arrears of annual subscription.
NIMN Deferment of Examination and Examination Results
Upon registration as a candidate for examination, payments so made are not refundable. However, a concession may be given for deferment of the examination if there is a written notice to this effect and supported with cogent reasons by the candidate which must be received at the secretariat not later than three weeks before the commencement of the examination. An Administrative fee of 25% of the examination payment shall however, be deducted to cover administrative expenses.
The Examination’s results will be published in a national Newspaper and a list of successful candidates will also be displayed on the notice.
Foundation Scheme: Holders of OND in
Marketing, Purchasing and Supply and Mass Communications or Business
Administration. And other related fields.
Intermediate Scheme: HND
or B.Sc. in Marketing, Purchasing and Supply, Mass Communication.
Public Relations and Advertising, and other professional qualifications
approved by the Council.
Professional Final Qualification: M.Sc.
in Marketing, MBA majoring in Marketing would be exempted in PFS I and
would be required to take the PFS II stage of the institute
NIMN Designatory Letters
Members of the Institute are designated according to the level of membership. The designatory
letters approved by the Council of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria are as follows.
- Fellows (FNIMN)
- Full Members (MNIMN)
- Associate Members (ANIMN)
- Graduates (GradNIMN)
- Licentiate (LNIMN)
NIMN Upgrading Structure and Points Matrix
Ordinarily, members would move from Graduate membership to Associate membership Full
membership and Fellow membership provided he has met all the conditions stipulated for each
1. Graduate Membership to Associate Membership
1. Attendance of courses organised by the Institute 4 Points
2. Attendance at AGM or other events 2 Points
3. Annual Subscription and other levies 2 Points
4. Service to the Institute at national, zonal, district or chapter 2 Points
Total minimum score for upgrading 10 Points.
2. Associate to Full Membership
1. Attendance of courses organized by the Institute 10 Points
2. Attendance of AGM and other events 6 Points
3 Annual Subscription and other levies 5 Points
4. Service to the Institute 2 Points.
Total minimum score for upgrading 23 Points
3. Full Member to Fellow Membership
1. Attendance of courses organized by the Institute 14 Points
2. Attendance of AGM and other events Annual Subscription and other levies 10 Points
See updated NIMN upgrade structure on the official page.
List of NIMN Educational Programmes
The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria operates three regular scheme of educational development arising from the harmonization of the Syllabi of the two defunct marketing bodies.
- Foundation Certificate in Marketing stage
- Intermediate Stage.(Graduate Diploma in Marketing)
- Professional Stage. (Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing)
Enrollment for NIMN Examinations Procedures
Members of the Publics interested in taking examinations for the certificate, intermediate and
professional final schemes must satisfy criteria laid down by the council for enrolment to take
The Institute’s Professional examination structure has been reviewed to be in line with
development in marketing profession and the challenges of the millennium.
The Institute’s examination is written twice in a year June and December in designated centers throughout the country. Registration for examination closes on the dates stated below:
For June Exam:
- Registration as a student closes on the last working day of March of exam year
- Registration for Examination closes on the last working day of April of exam year
For December Exam:
- Registration as a student closes on the last working day of September of exam year
- Registration for Examination closes on the last working day of October of exam year
NIMN Exams Entry Qualifications
1. Foundation Certificate Stage
Five credits in GCE (O/L)/SSCE, NECO. These Credits must include English Language, Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
2. Professional Final Scheme
Completion of the Certificate scheme of the National institute of Marketing of Nigeria and graduates with first degree in Marketing and business administration. Other professional qualifications in Sales and marketing, distribution, advertising and public relations would be exempted from the certificate scheme of the institute.
3. Post Graduate Qualification Admission Scheme
Candidates with MSc and MBA in marketing would be exempted in PFS I and would be required to
take the PFS II Subject for subject exemption: would be granted to graduate and postgraduate students in field other than marketing as well as other professional qualifications in unrelated fields to marketing.
See details of NIMN prospectus and syllabus as approved by the Ministry of Education
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