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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Welcome to the Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies (FITCS) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
The Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies is distinctive in the Ghanaian tertiary education landscape. It is widely recognised as a faculty of excellence in producing communication and IT scholars and professionals of the highest competence. The Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies has two main departments offering four distinct academic programmes for our students. Our Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology Management and Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations Management have trained and continue to train outstanding graduates who are excelling in various industries in the country and elsewhere in the world.
Our Diploma programme in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management provide solid technical training to make our graduates competitive in the rapidly changing world of work. In the near future, the faculty hopes to introduce more undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of Advertising, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Health Informatics and Management, Mobile Computing and Applications Development, Data Science and Analytics, IT Education, and Cyber Security. The faculty offers professional programmes in Communication and Information Technology.
Taking a course at our faculty is more than just the attainment of an academic qualification but a process of personal growth and development, since the faculty promotes critical thinking and creativity. Consequently, by the time our students are through with their programmes of study, they are industry-ready. I urge you to study the information on this page and find out what the Faculty of ITCS has on offer. We are ever ready to have exciting learning experience and strong relationships with present and prospective students.
The Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies is situated on the third (3) floor of the Justice Aryeetey Building of the University. The faculty was established in 2008 to provide teaching and learning in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management. The Faculty has two departments; namely, the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Information Technology Studies.
Currently, the Faculty runs a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management. It also runs Diploma programmes in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management. The Faculty is headed by an academic Dean with a Faculty Officer who provides administrative support. The two departments are each headed by an academic Head of Department, each of whom is assisted by a Departmental Officer.
The Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies strives to provide students with a stimulating environment for learning and research. One way of achieving this is; student-lecturer ratio is always kept low. Lecturers and academic advisors are willing to provide relevant support to students when needed. Our collaboration with industry practitioners brings practicality to learning experiences in the lecture hall. Regularly, students pay industry visits and undertake internship programmes to acquire practical experience. The faculty’s participating in the university’s Annual Master Class Programme, also brings students into contact with industry giants in the fields of IT and Communication. This ensures that our students combine theory with practice and become relevant and competitive in the labour market.
The Faculty also has a functional Language Centre that provides general linguistic teaching and learning as well as organizing short courses and proof-reading services to the general public.
Our faculty fully complies with the university’s quality standards spelt out in the Quality Manual. The FITCS is known for training not only scholars but professionals in the fields of IT and Communications that meets contemporary human resource needs. We have a well-tested mechanism to continuously measure and improve our programmes and service delivery. Our students are taken through rigorous formative and summative assessments in their various academic disciplines.
To be a distinguished faculty known for providing unique and excellent education and training in Communications and Information Technology Management.
Our mission is to provide excellence in communication and Information Technology education through quality teaching, research and community service.
How we achieve our mission
OUR SHARED VALUES
People: Listen to, respect, and care for faculty, staff, students, one another both professionally and personally; Communalism and collaboration with stakeholders including students, parents and alumni; Knowledge generation and sharing.
Innovation: Encourage creative and critical thinking.
Continuous Improvement: Strive for excellence, professionalism.
Efficient communication and IT for professionalism.
The faculty has two main Departments:
*Diploma in Information Technology Management
*Diploma in Public Relations Management
*Corporate Social Responsibility
FACULTY AND STAFF
Dr. John Bosco K. Damnyag
Mr. Bob Nakuku Baduon
Heads of Departments
Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Studies
3rd and 4th Floors, Justice Aryeetey building; Rooms 310 /311 /410 /411 /412 / 407 / 408 / 409
P.O. Box LG 149
Accra – Ghana.
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Welcome to the Faculty of Accounting and Finance!
The Faculty of Accounting and Finance of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is one of the leading Accounting, Banking and Finance and Actuarial Science education providers in Ghana. The Faculty provides purposeful education to engender global citizens who are mindful of responsibilities to self and society. Our programmes are tailored to ensure that students develop to become professionals who can manage ethically, sensitively and holistically in different organisations in increasingly and rapidly changing global environment. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that our graduates, upon completion are successful in almost all spheres of business, industrial, community and professional life, contributing effectively to local, national and international development. To ensure that our students are competitive in the labour market, the Faculty sets high academic standards for its students and establishes inclusive engaging curricula and learning environments. We also provide students with life-long learning experiences and critical thinking abilities and skills needed to solve complex business issues in the technologically-driven business world. We recognize the diversity nature of our students and pay attention to their personalized needs through the use of inclusive support services and mentorship proogrammes.
Undoubtedly, the world of business, particularly accounting, banking and finance is constantly changing as a result we pay attention to emerging industry trends to offer high quality education to prepare students for real-world work so they can make difference. Our academic, administrative and auxiliary staff provides students with top-notched support services to ensure they enjoy their stay on campus. I therefore urge all those who want to acquire their academic and professional training in accounting, banking and finance to do so from the Faculty of Accounting and Finance that combines scholarship with professionalism.
The Faculty of Accounting and Finance of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a provider of high quality academic and professional education in Accounting, Banking and Finance established in 2005/2006 Academic year. The Faculty currently has two Departments, namely Departments of Accounting and Banking and Finance, offering various undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes. Over the years, the faculty has been and continues to be the preference for most students due to the rich programme content which is on high demand by industry, and the caliber of staff who are academically and professionally qualified to prepare students for the world of work. The Faculty has clearly distinguished itself by the enviable and outstanding products of students and alumni who are exhibiting scholarship with professionalism in their respective work places, both nationally and internationally. Since its establishment the Faculty has been a place of academic and professional excellence, dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching and research as well as community service. Through its international collaborations, the faculty facilitates exchange programmes for both faculty and students. The Faculty delivers new ideas in classroom where students receive unmatched teaching through small class sizes and collaborates with industry practitioners. This ensures that our students combine theory with practice to be relevant and competitive in the labour market. The faculty has over six thousand (6000) student population, with distinguished and accomplished scholars, researchers and highly sought-after qualified professionals who have advanced academic degrees and professional qualifications in various fields from renowned and prestigious institutions across the world.
The Faculty of Accounting and Finance of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) was established to provide both academic and professional education to not only nationals, but also to international students. Our hallmark as a Faculty is ensuring quality in our teaching and learning processes as well as in our service delivery to our internal and external stakeholders. We strive to provide our students with programmes and services that meet and even exceed their expectations. We are also committed to ensuring continuous improvement in our programmes and systems through the establishment of Quality Management Systems, which provide a framework for measuring and improving our performance. Our internal procedures are reviewed regularly and held in a Quality Manual made available to every staff of the Faculty.
We aspire to be a leader among Universities that offer Accountancy, Banking and Finance, and to achieve national and international recognition of these disciplines by providing programs of academic and professional distinction that meet the needs of industry.
Our mission is to provide excellence in accounting, banking, and finance education through teaching, research, and community service.
How do we achieve our mission?
• Fostering intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, business insights, and accounting, banking, and finance expertise
• Creating high-impact, relevant research
• Engaging and collaborating with professional communities both within Ghana and the rest of the world
• Leveraging technology
Our Shared Values
• Continuous improvement and recognition of excellence in teaching, research, and service
• Recognition of the diverse perspective of students, employers, and society as accounting, banking, and finance program stakeholders
• Appreciation of professional certifications and core competencies needed for long-term professional success
• Responsiveness to changes in organizations and society
• A shared sense of community and collegiality among faculty, students, administrators, and other stakeholders
• Superior quality for a higher purpose
The faculty has two main Departments:
• Department of Accounting
• Department of Banking and Finance
Post Graduate programmes:
• Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance
• Master of Business Administration in Petroleum Accounting and Finance
• Master of Business Administration in Auditing
• Master of Business Administration in Internal Auditing
• Master of Philosophy in Finance
• Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Accounting
• Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Banking and Finance
• Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Actuarial Science
• Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Business Economics
• Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Accounting and Finance
• Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG)
• Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) U.K
• Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) U.K.
• Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB), GHANA
• Tertiary Diploma in Accounting
The Faculty boasts of a state of the art Lecture Block Complex (LBC), Ultra-modern Library Complex, well-furnished lecture halls equipped with projectors, white boards and microphones for lecturers’ and students’ use. There is a large Conference Room where the Faculty and students hold seminars and conferences. In addition, private study rooms for use outside lecture hours are also available. The LBC also houses offices for lecturers and administrative staff.
• Financial Analysis
• Risk Control Strategies
• Management, Accounting and Financial Strategies
• Audit and Internal Review
• Public Sector Accounting
• Macro Economics
• Development (poverty, Income distribution, Unemployment Issues)
FACULTY AND STAFF
• Dr. Raymond K. Dziwornu
• Dr. Kwadwo Obeng
Heads of Departments
• Dr. Helena Ahulu - Department of Accounting
• Dr. Edward Attah Botchwey – Department of Banking and Finance
• Mr Kwasi Ofei-Kwafo - Faculty Officer
• Ms. Leticia Gagakumah - Departmental Officer, Accounting
• Ms. Vivian Aku Gbade – Departmental Officer, Banking and Finance
• Mr. Augustine Ofori - Faculty Records Officer
There are a total of eighty-two (82) Lecturers in the Faculty of Accounting and Finance, made up of twenty-eight (28) lecturers in the Department of Accounting and fifty-four (54) Lecturers in the Department of Banking and Finance.
Faculty of Accounting and Finance
6th Floor, Lecture Block Complex, Room 608/610
P.O. Box LG 149
Accra – Ghana
Tel: +233 303971716 +233209322115
P.O.Box LG 149, Accra – Ghana
+233 302 500 171
+233 302 500 722
+233 302 500 723
+233 302 501174
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