MBA in Total Quality Management
The MBA in Total Quality Management (TQM) Programme is a blended learning programme of the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Professional Studies Accra. The aim of the Programme is to groom effective leaders who can support the development and growth of their organizations through the principles and philosophy of Total Quality Management. The Programme was developed with inputs from the Chartered Quality Institute, UK (CQI-UK).
The MBA in Total Quality Management is designed to meet high level academic and professional needs of managers in both the public and private sectors. At the end of the programme, graduates will acquire skills that can transform their organisation’s management practices to the standards of international best practices for sustainable excellence and long-term success. The programme also seeks to prepare students to assume higher roles in integrating organisational functions and processes to create value to meet changing customer needs that would result in a sustained competitive edge.
Using Quality to Improve Business Performance, Quality Planning and Assurance, Quality in Documentation and Information Management, Quality in the Supply Chain, Technology of Quality Management, Quality Management Systems Model (with emphasis on ISO 9001 implementation), Management Systems Audit, Managing People and Work Environment in Quality, Legal Aspects of Business, Financial Management for Leaders, Economics for Managers, Organisational Behaviour and Management, Corporate Governance & Business Ethics, Quantitative Techniques for Management Decisions, Management Information Systems, Production & Operations Management, Project Work, Business Development & Entrepreneurship, Strategic Leadership, Business Research Methods.
Managers of academic institutions, consultants, researchers, practising managers from both private and public organizations, pharmacists, production managers, quality managers, marketing managers, procurement officers, medical officers, blood bank officers, security officers, bankers, heads of units in manufacturing, construction, as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment by acquiring an advanced qualification in Total Quality Management are encouraged to apply.
Duration: 24 months
Upon completion of the MBA in TQM Programme, graduates could be employed as heads of quality assurance directorates of banks, security agencies, manufacturing firms, constructions firms, academic institutions as well as managers of local and international research institutions, non-governmental organisations, corporate bodies, international institutions, international civil service, local government and other related institutions, ministries, agencies and departments.
Applicants seeking admission into the TQM must:
- Have a good first degree from a recognised and accredited university/institution preferably second class lower or better in any discipline or,
- Have relevant recognised full professional qualification (Chartered level) eg. ICAG, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CIB, CQI, CIM, ICSA and CMI or,
- International applicants with first-degree equivalent and English Language proficiency can apply for consideration