The institutions seeking IPMP Programme accreditation for its degree or diploma programmes which will qualify its student to become a member without writing professional membership examination must meet eligibility requirements.
IPMP defines a program as an integrated, organized experience that culminates in the awarding of a degree or diploma. The program will have program educational objectives, student outcomes, a curriculum, faculty, and facilities.
A program must be housed in a degree or diploma granting institution.
IPMP accepts requests for an accreditation evaluation from post-secondary programs offered by degree or diploma granting institutions with verifiable and recognized governmental, national, or regional authority to confer degrees or diplomas. IPMP will consider the review and accreditation of programs funded through privately funded educational institutions if the program has satisfied the following conditions:
- Received provincial government recognition involving institutional recognition/accreditation and a program specific review recognition/accreditation and continues to meeting the province’s guidelines for continuing the recognition.
- Is a baccalaureate degree program.
All programs requesting accreditation will be reviewed IPMP existing accreditation criteria. No changes or exception will be made to these criteria to accommodate special needs or requirements that exist in privately funded educational institutions.
A program must have at least one graduate.
Programs requesting an initial accreditation must have at least one graduate prior to the academic year when the on-site review occurs. However, an accreditation visit for a new program may be undertaken during the final academic year of the first graduating class of that program. Accreditation of such a new program is granted only if and when students graduate from the program in the year in which the accreditation visit takes place. The effective date of such accreditation will include the first graduating class. Should the program fail to produce graduates in the academic year of the visit, accreditation will be denied.
What if the program has not yet produced a graduate?
Business Technology Management (BTM) type programs have the opportunity to seek Recognized status. The Business Technology Management Accreditation Council (BTMAC) will offer an informal review to programs that have not yet produced graduates and do not qualify for an accreditation visit. The purpose of the informal evaluation is to provide comment and advice to the institution with respect to the program. The review will focus solely on the alignment of the program to the BTM Learning Outcomes. To be successful, a program needs to demonstrate that it produces learning outcomes that are largely aligned with the BTM Learning Outcomes and Competency Standards. Programs that are successful in the review will be allowed to use the term BTM Recognized on communications for a maximum of four (4) years. No undertaking is given by the BTMAC as to the eventual accreditation of the program. The Recognized status is only available at this time to BTM type program.
A program’s name must meet IPMP requirements.
The name of a program seeking accreditation must be descriptive of the program’s content and be stated exactly the same way on the graduate’s transcript and in the institution’s literature. Programs outside Ghana where English is not the native language, must provide the program’s name in English and in the native language(s).
An institution may not use the same program name to identify both an IPMP accredited program and a program that is not IPMP accredited.
Interested institutions or organization can call +233 244 111 612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org