MSc in Leadership

University of Professional Studies - Accra (UPSA)

Program Description

MSc in Leadership

University of Professional Studies - Accra (UPSA)

MSc in Leadership

The Master of Science (MSc.) Leadership Programme is a blended learning Evening or Week-end programme of the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). The Programme is intended to develop leaders with a global impact. The Programme is designed for those working in, or interested in working in organizations such as embassies, high commissions, international NGOs, corporations doing business in the global market, governments, public sector officials, the military and the police. The Programme was developed with inputs from leaders of global operations of a variety of public, private and non-profit / non-governmental organizations.

The purpose of the (MSc.) in Leadership Programme is to produce exceptional leaders. This blended Masters Degree Programmme is one of its kinds in the country and provides opportunities for adults to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes, which will equip them to perform creatively, ethically and effectively within their organizations. The programme also empowers those who want to learn in a way that creates value and brings about a constructive difference with their presence.

The Programme has been designed flexibly without compromising on the academic rigour and at the same time, made to suit the busy schedules of participants. Participants are presented with online library and interaction with local and international faculties. Online streaming video lectures and outstanding communication between faculty and students bring to life the classroom situation, offering an educational experience that no text-based degree program can match. To make it truly international, courses are taught by a team of international faculty made of local, American, European, Indian and career diplomats to bring global perspective to bear on the programme. This is to enable students explore the added advantage of diversity of views and experiences. The Programme is a learning based model and not a teaching and assessment based model.

Target Audience:

The target audiences for the programme are practising managers and leaders in the private and public sectors as well as members of Parliament, Ministers, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, and Coordinating Directors’, Directors in the Civil Service, managers in non-governmental organizations, practicing Lawyers, Doctors, Pharmacists, the Military, the Security Officers and aspiring Graduate students. People with University Diploma with at least 8 years in any top leadership position can be considered after going through an interview.

Employment prospects:

Upon completion of the MSc in Leadership Programme, participants could be employed in various management positions in corporate bodies, Non-governmental organization, International Institutions, International Civil Service, Local Government and other related Institutions, Agencies and Departments.

Duration:Minimum of 18 Months

Entry Requirements

  •     A good first degree from a recognized university/institution in appropriate field of study.
  •     Relevant recognized full Professional qualification.
  •     Other equivalent qualifications with relevant working experience

Applicants may be required to go through a screening and selection interview.


Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
18 months
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Ghana Accra
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Duration 18 months
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