In a groundbreaking partnership, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and the Lagos Business School (LBS) have introduced a pioneering initiative – dual qualification programmes that promise to elevate your career to new heights.
This collaboration brings you the opportunity to obtain both an MBA/Chartered Banker and SMP/Chartered Banker certification, opening doors to a world of possibilities in the ever-evolving African business landscape.
The launch of this visionary dual certification programme took place at an elegant cocktail event hosted by the LBS on November 1. Dr. Ken Opara, the President of CIBN, unveiled this unique opportunity, setting the stage for a transformative experience.
This programme, a first of its kind, aims to equip participants with a profound understanding of the current African business environment while enhancing their managerial competencies and strategic thinking abilities.
The dual certification programme offers a wealth of advantages, connecting you to a global network of international business leaders across Africa.
With an SMP/MBA from LBS and an ACIB certification from CIBN, you gain the knowledge and skills to excel in the African business market, all at an affordable and flexible cost.
It’s an opportunity to not only advance your career but to thrive in a competitive landscape.
At the heart of this programme lies a commitment to developing the skills and leadership capabilities of industry executives.
Through hands-on training, cross-functional skills development, peer learning, and case studies, financial services professionals will build a solid foundation in management and leadership.
These initiatives are meticulously designed to accelerate competence and skill development within the financial service industry.
The dual certification programme simplifies the journey to two prestigious qualifications.
By enrolling in a single programme, you can achieve the Chartered Banker designation (ACIB) and the SMP certification.
It’s a streamlined path to professional excellence, endorsed by both CIBN and LBS.
Dr. Ken Opara expressed sincere appreciation to the Lagos Business School for their invaluable partnership in launching this innovative dual certification programme.
The LBS has a storied history of excellence in executive education, and their commitment to the future is evident in this hybrid delivery model.
The dual certification programme embodies forward-thinking, aligning with the evolving business landscape.
Its hybrid delivery approach allows participants to reach their goals without constraints.
This initiative is poised to revolutionize capacity development in the financial services industry, and both CIBN and LBS will be remembered for shaping this remarkable journey.
CIBN remains steadfast in fulfilling its statutory mandate of upholding ethics and professionalism in the banking and finance industry.
Over six decades, it has stood as the conscience and moral compass of the industry, ensuring the highest standards are maintained.
Prof. Chris Ogbechie, Dean of LBS, highlighted the significant role that the financial services sector plays in any nation’s life.
He commended the CIBN for its visionary initiative and urged industry practitioners to seize this unique opportunity to advance their careers.