The Institute for Professional Business Developers and Entrepreneurs (Nigeria) has three(3) main categories of membership, namely :
The subcategories include :
- Partner Member
- Fellow Member
- Professional Member
- Associate Member
- Expert Business Developer
- Expert Entrepreneur
- Proficiency Member
- Political Business Practitioner
- Qualified Member
- Associate Business Marketer
- Associate Business Trader
- Affiliate Member
- Young Business Developer
- Graduate/Student Member
PARTNER MEMBER: A Ph.D. in degree in management sciences, social sciences, with not less than 25 years working as a business administrator, business manager, business developer, business consultant, and entrepreneurial business owner or using business management strategies and entrepreneurship skills, methods and principle framework in their working space.
FELLOW MEMBER: Minimum of 10 years working experience with a postgraduate qualification in business administration, business development, and other art and social science-related discipline
PROFESSIONAL MEMBER: Minimum of 7 years working experience with a degree in any course related to business or must have a well-established business investment with a minimum of 5 years of existence with not less than 100 employees.
POLITICAL BUSINESS PRACTITIONER: Minimum of 3 years in political experience with a B.Sc. in political science qualification, or a political degree on related discipline or must have served or serving or occupying any leadership position, or political office or have interest in politics (political business)
ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Minimum of a degree in business courses, art, or social sciences related courses or equivalent. In practice, a minimum of 1-year experience in a business role where the application of skills, knowledge, principle, and strategies of business management, development, and administration has made important contributions to your field of work as a business owner or manager.
PROFICIENCY MEMBER: Minimum of 1-year working experience with a degree (HND, B.Ed., or BSc) in business, art or social science-related courses or any courses done with business background knowledge
EXPERT BUSINESS DEVELOPER: Minimum of 5-year working experience with a masters degree in business administration, management, entrepreneurship, business development, economics, accountancy, and other related courses with knowledge of business plan; or in practice, with 10 years practical experience as a business owner.
EXPERT ENTREPRENEUR: Minimum of 5 years working experience with a masters degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Business Development, Business Management, Accountancy, Economics, and Other Management disciplines, Entrepreneurship, Social Science related courses with a knowledgeable background in business development. In practice with 10 years of practical experience as a business entrepreneur with a degree in other related courses.
AFFILIATE MEMBER: Individuals who have an interest in business development and entrepreneurship or people who are currently undergoing degree level courses in business-related courses or any other field of learning but do not have yet meet the criteria for the categories above.
QUALIFIED MEMBER: Minimum of (OND, HND, BSC) in business administration and other related courses, with 3 years of working experience and must have a business plan.
YOUNG BUSINESS DEVELOPER: Minimum of WAEC qualification with 2 years working and practicing experience as a business owner or a start-up business entrepreneur and has a business plan; must undergo a training course with IPBDEN.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR: Minimum of 2 years working and practicing experience and is either skilled or talented in a particular craft or has a business plan, with WAEC qualification and must undergo a training course with IPBDEN.
GRADUATE/STUDENT MEMBER: Minimum of WAEC and institutional identification card, must have an interest in business and must undergo a training course with IPBDEN
ASSOCIATE BUSINESS TRADER: Minimum of practical experience with a business plan and must have established a business with a minimum of WAEC qualification and must undergo a training course with IPBDEN.
ASSOCIATE BUSINESS MARKETER: Minimum of B.Sc in Marketing or any other related courses; Or has 1-year practical marketing experience as a salesman, marketer, or advertiser