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INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION 

HOW TO APPLY

Prospective students will be required to complete a simple application form and provide an official photo identification (Driver's Licence or Passport). Students pursuing a Degree course must submit copies of relevant academic transcripts and certificates for exemptions from single subjects. In absence of the transcripts and/or certificates students may arrange to challenge individual subjects by means of an examination at the Institute.

REGISTRATION

Registration takes place at the Administrative Office. The deadline for the Fall Term is 15th August. Once you have completed the Registration Form the Office will accept the Form along with the required fees which must be paid in advance. You should note that the Office will only accept the following forms of payment: cash, local banker's draft or certified cheque. Please note that personal cheques are not accepted. Students are expected to register each Term, except where full payment is received for the academic year. Please note that the subject fees are due at the time of registration.

ACCREDITATION

 

Institute of Business and Commerce is a private Institution which was established in the year 1991. Institute of Business and Commerce is registered with Ministry of Education and  National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of the Bahamas (NAECOB). The Institute  is the first Institution to offer the Law Degree, Paralegal Studies and Associate Degree in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

In addition to offering Degree, Associate Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses, the Institute now offers a course in Law for Human Resource Managers. This five-week course is specifically designed to ensure that the Human Resource Manager meets the criteria which are necessary to perform all of the tasks upon which they may be called, including representing their respective businesses at the Department of Labour and in litigation at the Industrial Tribunal. Once the H.R. Manager has successfully completed this programme, he/she will be in a position to state and provide legal arguments and to be able to support such arguments with judicial authorities. Law for Justices of the Peace is one of the more popular courses which was conceived to equip individuals who have been appointed as Justices of the Peace or those who may be preparing for an appointment. The duration of the course is 10 weeks. Emphasis is placed on certain aspects of the law, research and court proceedings, along with the drafting of legal documents. The student will review and analyze affidavits, summonses, contracts, leases, probate documents, company documents and documents relating to court proceedings.

PARALEGAL STUDIES

 

Paralegal Studies are offered to both male and female in the form of an Introductory 14-Week Certificate Course, a 9-month Diploma, or an 18- month Associate Degree with credits that are transferable. We are proud to announce that our third Paralegal graduation class included 50% male students.

SUBJECT REQUEST

We shall endeavour to give assistance with subject requests. Once there is a group of at least seven persons, we shall accommodate the group either during regular class sessions or day release sessions. Additional courses will be offered upon demand.

Computer Workshop - Those persons who have some knowledge of the computer, but are unable to get assistance for Internet or similar programme queries, may register for the Computer Workshop for question and answer sessions.

PRIVATE TUTORING

 

The Institute offers flexible or intensive courses, in addition to Private Tutoring which is scheduled at a time that is convenient to both Teacher and student.

CITY & GUILDS (PITMAN) EXAMINATIONS

 

Examinations for the City & Guilds (Pitman) is scheduled three times a year (December, March and June). Students may enroll for the following subjects at the Business office: Office Procedures, Book-Keeping & Accounts, Business Finance (Commercial Numeracy), Typewriting, Business Studies and Using E-mail & The Internet. Students are encouraged to take these Examinations as the certificates are internationally recognized.

BGCSE

 

Students taking BGCSE subjects are required to register for three Terms in order to complete the entire examination syllabus. The Institute will offer additional BGCSE subjects at request, in addition to After School and Home Work supervision.

CLASS ATTENDANCE

Regular attendance is expected of all students at all classes. In general, the responsibilities for meeting this obligation rests with the students. It is the prerogative of the Instructor to determine when the student standing in any course is being adversely affected by absence. It is the student  responsibility to notify the instructor of any justifiable reason that causes an absence from class.

 

TERM 

The term consists of three to four months depending on the time of the year E.g.

  • Fall Term - September  to  December

  • Spring Term - January  to Easter

  • Easter Term - Easter  to September

 

*Easter being the Sunday that the holiday falls on for that year

 

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

 

Regular class attendance is essential for students to learn, practice and master the skill needed to prepare for their careers. Students are expected to be punctual and in attendance for every class unless they provide written evidence of illness or an emergency. The programme Director and the Administrator will counsel students who accrue two or more absences in any one class. 

Students who are excluded from a class due to excessive absenteeism will be required to retake the class at a later date and will remain fully responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the class from which the student has been excluded.

CONTACT US BY EMAIL

CONTACT US BY EMAIL - Should you have any brief queries you may contact us at info@ibc.edu.bs 

Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, except mid-term breaks. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Telephone: 324-4625

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