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NIMN: Students' Q&A on National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria

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QUICK ANSWERS TO A SERIES OF QUESTIONS COMPILED ON THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MARKETING OF NIGERIA

You're considering joining the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) but you're bothered to know more about it before jumping in.

Below are sets of answers to the questions that may be giving you headaches. Enjoy reading..

1. What is NIMN?

National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) is a professional body established by an Act of the Nigerian parliament in 2003. The institute is responsible for regulating the marketing profession in Nigeria, promoting high standards of professional conduct among marketers, and providing training and certification programs for marketing professionals.

The NIMN has a mission to develop and sustain a vibrant marketing profession that contributes to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy. It aims to achieve this mission by promoting marketing excellence, supporting marketing research and education, and advocating for policies that promote the growth and development of the marketing industry in Nigeria.

The NIMN also provides training and certification programs for marketing professionals at all levels, including certificate courses, diploma programs, and professional certification programs. These programs are designed to equip marketing professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their careers and to maintain high standards of professional conduct in the industry.

2. Do I Need NIMN Membership or Registration for Marketing Career at all?

While membership or registration with the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) is not a mandatory requirement for pursuing a marketing career in Nigeria, it can provide several benefits to marketing professionals.

Firstly, NIMN membership or registration can enhance your credibility and reputation as a marketing professional. This is because the institute is recognized as the regulatory body for the marketing profession in Nigeria, and membership or registration signifies that you have met the institute's standards for professional conduct and competence.

Secondly, NIMN membership or registration can provide access to a network of other marketing professionals in Nigeria. This can be useful for networking, sharing knowledge and experiences, and identifying new job opportunities.

Thirdly, the NIMN provides training and certification programs for marketing professionals, which can help you to develop your skills and knowledge and stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices.

In summary, while NIMN membership or registration is not a mandatory requirement for pursuing a marketing career in Nigeria, it can provide several benefits to marketing professionals, including enhanced credibility, access to a network of other professionals, and opportunities for professional development and training.

3. What Levels of Membership are Available at NIMN?

The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) offers four levels of membership to marketing professionals, including:

  1. Associate Membership: This level of membership is open to individuals who have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a marketing-related field and have at least two years of post-graduation marketing experience.
  2. Full Membership: This level of membership is open to individuals who have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a marketing-related field and have at least five years of post-graduation marketing experience.
  3. Fellow Membership: This level of membership is open to individuals who have made significant contributions to the marketing profession in Nigeria and have at least 10 years of post-graduation marketing experience. Fellow members are recognized as leaders in the marketing profession and are eligible to use the designation "FNIMN" after their name.
  4. Honorary Membership: This level of membership is conferred on individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the marketing profession in Nigeria, regardless of their educational qualifications or years of experience.
  5. Corporate Membership of the Institute is open to any company, which produces and/or markets goods and services in Nigeria.
  6. Graduate membership of the National institute of Marketing of Nigeria is awarded to any individual who has successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in marketing stage of the professional examination of the Institute. Graduate of the Institute is expected to upgrade to Associate membership of the National institute of Marketing of Nigeria after possessing two years cognate working experience and be conferred chartered member of the institute.
  7. Licentiate: Holders of NIMN Foundation Certificate in Marketing Holders of OND in Marketing, Business, Administration/Studies and 300 Level students in Marketing, Business Administration/Studies and Mass Communication. Upon successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Marketing, the candidate would qualify to proceed to the Chartered Graduate Diploma in Marketing. He is entitled to be inducted as a Licentiate member of NIMN, thus, use the designatory letters NIMN (Licentiate).
  8. Students Membership: Candidates are admitted as Student members of the National institute of Marketing of Nigeria if they meet the specified educational and/or experience hereunder stated.

    For all practical purposes, requirements for admission to student member of the Institute are:
  1. Candidates must be at least sixteen years of age.
  2. He should possess a minimum of five passes at credit level in the West African
  3. Secondary School leaving examinations or the GCE O’levels
  4. The five passes must not be more than in two consecutive sittings and must include English Language and Mathematics.
  5. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate willingness to attend formal tuition on a full-time or part-time basis in Institution duly approved by the Council of the Institute

4. What are the Professional Examinations Conducted by NIMN?

The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) conducts several professional examinations for marketing professionals at different stages of their career. These include:

  1. Corporate Membership Examination: This is the highest level of professional certification offered by the NIMN. The examination is open to Full Members of the institute who have at least five years of post-graduation marketing experience. Successful candidates are eligible to use the designation "ACIMN" (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria) after their name.
  2. Professional Diploma Examination: This examination is open to Associate Members of the institute who have at least two years of post-graduation marketing experience. Successful candidates are eligible to use the designation "PDIMN" (Professional Diploma in Marketing of Nigeria) after their name.
  3. Foundation Course Examination: This examination is open to individuals who are new to the marketing profession and wish to acquire basic knowledge and skills in marketing. Successful candidates are eligible to use the designation "FCIMN" (Foundation Course in Marketing of Nigeria) after their name.
  4. Digital Marketing Certification Examination: This examination is designed to test the knowledge and skills of marketing professionals in digital marketing. Successful candidates are eligible to use the designation "DMCIMN" (Digital Marketing Certified Institute of Marketing of Nigeria) after their name.
  5. Professional Conversion Programme Examination: This examination is open to individuals who have a degree in a non-marketing field but wish to pursue a career in marketing. Successful candidates are eligible to use the designation "PCIMN" (Professional Conversion in Marketing of Nigeria) after their name.

These professional examinations are designed to test the knowledge, skills, and competence of marketing professionals at different stages of their careers and provide them with recognized professional certifications that can enhance their career prospects.

5. How Do I Apply to Become a NIMN Member? 

To apply to become a member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), you can follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the NIMN website at www.nimn.com.ng and click on the "Membership" tab on the menu bar.
  2. Choose the membership category that applies to you (Associate, Full, Fellow, or Honorary membership) and click on the "Apply Now" button.
  3. Fill out the online membership application form, providing your personal and professional details as well as your educational qualifications and work experience.
  4. Upload any supporting documents that are required, such as a copy of your degree certificate or your CV/resume.
  5. Pay the relevant membership application fee online using the available payment options.
  6. Submit your application online and wait for a response from the NIMN Membership Department.
  7. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be notified of your membership status and provided with details of the next steps you need to take, such as attending an induction ceremony and paying your membership dues.

Alternatively, you can download a membership application form from the NIMN website, complete it manually, and submit it along with any supporting documents and the relevant application fee to the NIMN Secretariat.

More details about NIMN are covered in the post, "NIMN General Requirements, Guidelines, and Syllabus".

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