University Of Professional Studies Accra

Introduction

MISSION STATEMENT

We strive to provide and promote higher professional education and training in business and other social sciences related discipline by leveraging a structured mix of scholarship with professionalism in Ghana and beyond.

We believe our first responsibility is to the students, staff, parents, alumni and all other stake holders. In meeting their need, everything we do epitomize scholarship with professionalism. A scholarship to us means “the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge” and Professionalism means “application of knowledge for development in an ethical way” these two are the key driven forces of UPSA’sexistence.

MAJOR FUNCTIONAL AREAS

In achieving its mission and objectives, the University relies on three functional areas which include:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research and Community Service
  • Business Development and Skills Training

Opportunities for Students

UPSA is accredited by the Accreditation Council Business Schools Practice, a highly recognized international accreditation Body in the United States.

The Industrial Relations Department was created to advocate for stronger relations with Industries, Professional Institutions Associations, and similar bodies in academia. The Department helps students obtain Internships/Practical Attachments, coordinates National Service activities, and issues Academic Research letters to students for their research works.

Once you are enrolled in a degree program, you have the opportunity to benefit from free tuition in any professional programme, namely: CIM, ICSA, and ACCA.

Centre for International Education and Collaboration has an International Student’s Office to assist and provide services to international students in UPSA. They assist with international students with visas, integrating into Ghana and campus life, and give advice on accommodation.

UPSA is located in East Legon, a peaceful and well-developed suburb of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The surrounding area of the university boasts a wide array of restaurants and shopping centres for students’ convenience. The campus is also equipped with a full medical clinic, a canteen for meals and snacks, a state-of-the-art five-story library complex, counselling services, and a hostel for students within walking distance.

For further information, please visit us: http://www.upsa.edu.gh/

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MBA

MBA in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Ghana Accra

The Programme is designed to prepare successful applicants to strategically manage their organisations’ financial and other key resources. The aim is to develop the graduate students’ knowledge in key financial areas, while developing their business and leadership skills, which can only be acquired by earning an advanced degree at UPSA. [+]

MBA in Accounting and Finance Programme Objectives: The Programme is designed to prepare successful applicants to strategically manage their organisations’ financial and other key resources. The aim is to develop the graduate students’ knowledge in key financial areas, while developing their business and leadership skills, which can only be acquired by earning an advanced degree at UPSA. Accounting and Finance managers and leaders in all sectors as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment are encouraged to apply. The uniqueness of the Programme lies in its flexibility and practical emphasis without compromising academic research and rigour. The modern state-of-the-art lecture theatres and facilities coupled with electronic learning materials with wireless internet connectivity, as well as electronic library facilities provide students with an exclusive environment that facilitate advanced teaching and learning in a comfortable setting. Target Applicants: These include practising accountants, finance managers, and management accountants in all sectors, national and international organisations staff as well as students. Duration of Programme: 24 months Entry Requirements: Applicants seeking admission into the MBA Accounting and Finance programme must: Have a good first degree from a recognised and accredited university/institution preferably second class lower or better in accounting/ finance or, Have relevant recognized full professional qualification (Chartered level) eg.ICAG, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CIB or, International applicants with a first degree equivalent and English proficiency can apply for consideration. [-]

MBA in Auditing

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Ghana Accra

This Programme is designed to prepare successful applicants to develop an understanding and appreciation of the values of the auditing process and the need to maintain ethical standards in the application of auditing practice. [+]

MBA in Auditing Programme Objectives: This Programme is designed to prepare successful applicants to develop an understanding and appreciation of the values of the auditing process and the need to maintain ethical standards in the application of auditing practice. The programme focuses on knowledge and skills for systems and operations auditing. The uniqueness of the programme lies in its flexibility and practical emphasis without compromising academic research and rigour. The state-of-the-art lecture theatres and facilities coupled with electronic learning materials for simulating real life situations and the use of computer assisted auditing tools and other computer programmes are available to provide graduate students with an exclusive learning environment that facilitates advance hands-on experience in a comfortable setting. Target Applicants: Accounting and finance managers, internal and external auditors and leaders in all sectors as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment by acquiring an advanced qualification in the field of Auditing, are encouraged to apply. Duration: 24 months Entry Requirements: Applicants seeking admission into the MBA in Auditing programme must: Have a good first degree from a recognized and accredited university/institution preferably second class lower or better with accounting background or, Have relevant recognised full professional qualification (Chartered level) eg. ICAG, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CIB. International applicants with first degree equivalent and English proficiency can apply for consideration. [-]

MBA in Corporate Governance

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Ghana Accra

The programme is designed to equip students and professionals with essential knowledge and skills involved in dispensing the functions of governance in organisations as well as advising the Board and leading teams on the best practice of governance. [+]

MBA in Corporate Governance Programme Objectives: The programme is designed to equip students and professionals with essential knowledge and skills involved in dispensing the functions of governance in organisations as well as advising the Board and leading teams on the best practice of governance. The programme also examines issues pertaining to compliance with laws and regulations, efficient internal communication and dissemination of information to and from the Board and responsibility for continuing self-development in Corporate Governance as a professional practitioner among others. Target Applicants: Administrative managers, managers in non-governmental organisations, politicians, Company and Board secretaries, officers in the Registry of tertiary institutions, and leaders in all sectors as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment by acquiring an advanced qualification in the field of Corporate Governance, are encouraged to apply. Duration: 24 months Entry Requirements: Applicants seeking admission into the MBA Corporate Governance programme 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 or, International applicants with first degree equivalent and English proficiency can apply for consideration. [-]

MBA in Internal Auditing

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Ghana Accra

The Master of Business Administration in Internal Auditing is designed to meet high level academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy. [+]

MBA in Internal Auditing The Master of Business Administration in Internal Auditing is designed to meet high level academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy. The curriculum places much emphasis on understanding the concepts and approaches to audit, investigations, assurance services, consulting services and on developing skills to apply to the underlying concepts and approaches to professional services. The purpose of the programme is to equip graduates with practical knowledge in internal auditing to develop, implement, evaluate and improve institutions internal controls to serve as catalyst for checks and balances to maximise the value of firms. The programme will also prepare graduates towards professional Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Certification or its affiliated qualifications. Programme Content: Principles of Internal Auditing, Public Sector Auditing, Conduct of an Audit and Audit Reporting, Information Systems and Fraud, Information Systems Auditing, Managing the Internal Audit Function, Total Quality Management/Quality Improvement Programme, Organisational Behaviour & Management, Fundamentals of Accounting, Information Technology, Corporate Governance, Public Sector Accounting & Regulatory Framework, Financial Management, Communication Skills, Business Statistics and Research Methods, Global Business environment & Managerial Economics, Taxation, Business Process & Enterprise Risk Management, Strategic Management, Internship/Seminar/Practitioners’ Forum, Project Work Target Audience: Corporate accounting executives, practising auditors of private and public institutions, managers of financial institutions, executive and partners of audit agencies, audit consultants, as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment by acquiring an advanced qualification in Internal Auditing are encouraged to apply... [-]

MBA in Marketing

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Ghana Accra

The programme is designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills involved in the practice of marketing in international and local organisations and to ensure that students are adequately equipped to create a marketing-led organisation and produce marketers who would be responsible for continuing self-development in marketing. [+]

MBA in Marketing Programme Objectives: The programme is designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills involved in the practice of marketing in international and local organisations and to ensure that students are adequately equipped to create a marketing-led organisation and produce marketers who would be responsible for continuing self-development in marketing. Target Applicants: Corporate marketing executives, managers in non-governmental organisations, corporate managers, academics, and managers of academic institutions, consultants, researchers,pharmacists, and leaders in all sectors as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment by acquiring an advanced qualification in Marketing are encouraged to apply. Duration: 24 months Entry Requirements: Applicants seeking admission into the MBA in Marketing programmes must: Have a good first degree from a recognised university/institution preferably second class lower or better in any discipline or, Have relevant recognized full professional qualification (Chartered level) Eg.CIM or, International applicants with first degree equivalent and English language proficiency can apply for consideration or, Have other qualifications with relevant working experience. [-]

MBA in Petroleum Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Ghana Accra

The MBA Petroleum Accounting and Finance programme of the University of Professional Studies Accra is designed to meet high level academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy, particularly, the petroleum and gas sector. [+]

MBA in Petroleum Accounting and Finance The MBA Petroleum Accounting and Finance programme of the University of Professional Studies Accra is designed to meet high level academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy, particularly, the petroleum and gas sector. The programme will prepare students to assume a larger role in managing their organisations’ operations as well as develop their expertise in the key financial areas of the petroleum industry. The curriculum places much emphasis on the improvement of the business manager’s ability to handle with professionalism the various financial problems confronting businesses in the petroleum and gas industry. Students will be equipped with modules and concepts to effectively deal with financial issues and analyses of opportunities in the petroleum and gas sector. Programme Content: Introduction to Petroleum Finance and Accounting, Fundamentals of Petroleum, Applied Statistics & Energy Economics, Petroleum Finance and Economics, Management Information Systems, Risk Management, Petroleum Policy and Strategic Resource Management, Legal Framework in Oil & Gas Management in Ghana, Environmental Management & Auditing for Oil and Gas Industry, Accounting for Production Activities & Revenue, Corporate Finance, Financial Management for Oil & Gas Operation, Investment and Portfolio Management, Accounting for International Petroleum Operations, Financial Modeling and Petroleum Project Economics, Petroleum Taxation & Fiscal Systems, Research Methods, Management Accounting for Oil & Gas Operations, Total Quality Management and Quality Improvement programme, Corporate Governance and Natural Resource Management, Internship/Seminars/Practitioners’ Forum, Project Work Target Applicants: Corporate accounting executives, managers in petroleum industry, corporate managers, academics,... [-]

MBA in Total Quality Management

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Ghana Accra

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. [+]

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. Programme Content: 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... [-]

Contact
Post address
P.O.Box LG 149 OR
Tel: +233 303-937542

GH
Location address
East Legon
Accra, GH