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In line with its goal to satisfy industrial capacity demands in Cameroon, the Higher Institute of Management Studies (HIMS) has now created an advance professional development arm, namely, the School of Expert Capacity Building (SECaB). This highly specialize school (SECaB) strives to prepare graduates and industry experts to become chartered professionals suitable for local and international industrial assignments. So the creation of SECaB addresses some very frequently asked questions by many people especially graduates such as:

What do I study next?

Where do I go from here?

With an undergraduate degree I Geography, History, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English Language, only to name a few, can I enroll in the professional business programme?

SECaB is obviously the answer. Irrespective of your industry, employment or academic background, SECaB programmes will enable you to become the business professional which you desire to become.

We have partnered with international institutions in the UK and Nigeria, to offer the following qualifications;

  1. Diploma and advance diploma in chartered accountancy [Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN), Nigeria].
  2. Diploma and advance diploma in chartered marketing [Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK].
  3. Diploma and advance diploma in chartered insurance [The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), UK].
  4. Diploma and advance diploma in Chartered Financial Analysis, [The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFAI), UK].
  5. Diploma and advance diploma in Procurement and Supply [Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK].
  6. Diploma and advance diploma in Business management and Administration [Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA), UK].

The school is directed by Dr Louis Mosake Njomo, assisted by programme coordinators who are experts in the respective disciplines. Dr Njomo is an expert in emerging markets. He has wealth of academic and professional experience acquired from serving many corporate academic institutions nationally and internationally.

It is worthy to note that experts in the SECaB come from diverse industrial sectors within and out Cameroon. Recently, HIMS partnered with the Senior Experten Service (SES), a German Non-Governmental organization that has a database of over 1000 retired but not tired experts in over 40 industries and sectors. SES uses its pool of experts to assists in the development of small and medium size enterprises and academic and business institutions globally. Partnership with professional organizations in India has also been earmarked as an incredible resource to boost teaching and practice in the school of expert capacity building. Registration in all programmes is ongoing as examinations are written three times a year. Join the school expert capacity building now and become chartered international professional. Let us help you design your dream career.

A thriving nation implies a thriving economy. A thriving economy does not just happen. In the circumstances the people understand the importance of creating and inspiring themselves in taking risky adventure to set up a business. At HIMS we have recognized the need to help students think beyond the blackboard and beyond graduation. We have introduced the course on PRACTICUM which helps equip students with skills for success thereby developing the entrepreneurial spirit. At HIMS, we believe in our students’ greatness which starts when a man discovers his unique potential and believe in it and develops it and subsequently becomes an expert in it. At a later stage however, he lives a mark in his generation through his innovation.

The president of HIMS believes in his long standing philosophy of passing over opportunity repeatedly (poor). In this respect, our students are equipped with skills which they need to succeed I business through the practicum course, vision developing creativity and innovation, communication skills, leadership, character building. These are tips to success. We organize seminars and network events with successful entrepreneurs in town. In order to inspire entrepreneurship, the president of HIMS promotes entrepreneurial activities.

One Student One Enterprise

It is our vision at HIMS that each student becomes an entrepreneur hence the notion of one student one enterprise. We build practical skills and create platforms for the students to exercise their entrepreneurial skills. The students are trained to plan and organize events like HIMS got talent to exercise their skills. The degree students have an entrepreneurship development course in the second semester which is 40% practical, they generate ideas, come out with business plans and pitch their ideas to the panel for evaluation. This idea has led to the creation of several businesses. Thus the students have been provoked to think. It is a question of enterprise and not job seeking or “concour”. We also organize seminars to empower some local small and medium size businesses men and women.

The land of Promise and the Land of Glory.

Cameroon is a land of promise and a land of Glory. HIMS is a unique institution, and in trying to create a blend of academic, professional and financial education we promote such skills that encourage entrepreneurship and skills which could usefully be employed to valorize our vast natural resources that makes Cameroon the land of promise and the land of glory. So this is really the drive behind the entrepreneurship development center which we are building at HIMS. In this respect we are introducing the entrepreneurial club to incubate business ideas.

A degree should not be the means to an end but this seems to be the notion that students carry. We promote creativity which is a unique solution to problems. It starts with a decision to change, not tomorrow but right now. I heard someone say “if you can’t change your nation, don’t let your nation change you”. Rise up and be the change you want to see. We don’t just partake in the national cake but we are those that bake it. We don’t wait to stay in the rebuilt Cameroon, we are the building blocks. You surely have a part to play, the businesses acumens in you will not let you rest until you bring them out.

It starts with discovering the purpose, then follow the passion, pursuit the persistence. The 4Ps of vision are our mindset at HIMS we go for One Student One Enterprise. That is the world we want to build at HIMS.

One Student One Enterprise – Doris Ngum- Entrepreneurship coach

Staying on earth or living on earth

I heard the president of the Higher Institute of Management Studies Mr. Fomba Bernard say that there are two classes of people on the earth, namely, those who have come to stay on earth and those who have come to live on earth. While some people are purported to live a life to the full others are so mediocre in their thinking that their dreams is to barely survive or eke out a living in a world of plenty. Those who have come to live on the earth say that “we want to impact lives so that we are aiming at starting and running our own multimillion pound business”. Those who say “if we could just get a degree, write the next competitive examination (concour) and enter the public service and obtain matricule numbers, we will be fine because we will have jobs for life”. This is the retrogressive mentality of those who are staying on the earth. The latter is the mindset of an average Cameroonian graduate.  They roam the streets after graduation with file after file hoping to pass an entrance examination someday into the public service. Our educational system has so far taught us what to think and not how to think. Our philosophy at HIMS is to change that. But what you think will keep you average. The top is for those who intend to go to the top of the success ladder. Our society harbors people who want to partake in the national cake. They want a share of it at all cost. But the question is, who is baking this cake?

Every strong nation has been built by visionaries whose patriotic hearts have driven them to think beyond the confines of survival for them and their small family circle but have discovered hidden potentials in them and translate them into tangible wealth. Men and women who have said no to complacency and have gone beyond the status quo of challenging their creative and innovative abilities to create businesses and enterprises and find solutions to social problems with an economic benefit in return are the people HIMS want to train.

HIMS BUEA

The Higher Institute of Management Studies is a private Higher Education Institution authorized by the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP), Cameroon. It is a fast developing Higher Institution of learning specialized in business studies. We train candidates in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Management, Insurance and Marketing for the Higher National Diploma, Bachelors Degree and MBA.

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