ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES AT HIMS
The higher institute of management studies (HIMS) Buea is one of the few professional schools in Cameroon which completely specializes in the management descipline for the capacity building of man power for the takeoff of the nation.
Complete specialization in the management sciences gives hims buea the edge to be competitive in terms of quality, competiveness in the labour market as well as assurance and excellent performances in the end of course examination result. In this respect, the following programmes are offered at hims
HIMS trains students in accounting at two levels. In the first place, students usually complete atwo year university course leading to the Higher National Diploma (HND) examination organized by the ministry if Higher Education upon a successful completion of his course. The students are admitted into a one-year top up degree programme called Bachelor of Technology in collaboration with the University of Bamenda (UBa), the mentoring university.
Taking cognizance of the role of accounting and accountants in the programme of the nation, there is practically no doubt that the field of accounting studies will provide students with invaluable career opportunities both in the private, public sector and non-profit alike.
BANKING AND FINANCE PROGRAMME
As in accounting, the training offered at HIMS is also two fold. First student complete a two year course for the award of the HND and after which, a one-year top up degree programme is completed to earn a Bachelor of Technology degree certificate in collaboration with the University of Bamenda. This field of specialization is the engine for economic advancement as it provides the resources necessary for the stimulation of economic activities. With Micro Finance and banking institutions multiplying by the day in Cameroon, there is a need for development of capacities of business leaders to sponsor the growing need of the industry. Banking and finance fits squarely into this function.
Buea also admits qualified candidates in the insurance programme to complete a two year university course for an HND in insurance. After which their diploma can be topped-up into a bachelor of Technology programme offered by the university of Bamenda. Only successful candidates in the first two years of the undergraduate studies gain admission into the one year top-up degree programme.
Marketing is one of the most dynamic areas of business because it focuses on satisfying the ever-changing wants and needs of people. Professional marketers’ research and identify target audience, create products and services, develop pricing strategies, formulate advertising and promotion programmes, implement methods of distribution and manage ongoing customer relationship.
Marketing is an extensive field with many interesting opportunities for studies. We offer the HND and top up bachelor of Technology degree programme in marketing. Just as Accounting, banking and Finance, Insurance and Marketing, HMS offer all HND and top up degree in management. There is no successful business without a successful organization and management of the human resources, financial resources, technical and other resources necessary for a successful production of the much needed goods and services. The management programme steps into close this gaps and to ensure that businesses are profitable to investors.