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BEFORE EXAMINATION

  • Venue and Time of Examination:Candidates are advised to consult the Final Examinations Time-table regularly to avoid lateness or missingthe Examinations entirely.
  • Registration for Examination: It is the duty of the candidate to make sure that he/she is properly registered for a particular Examination by making reference tohis/her Registration Confirmation Slip.
  • Time for entering the Examination Hall: It is the responsibility of ALL candidates of any particular examination to find the examination hall well in advance and be seated at least thirty (30) minutes before the commencement of the examination.
  • Admission into the Examination Hall:Candidates would be allowed into the Examination hall by showing their STUDENTIDENTIFICATION CARDS to the Invigilators. Candidates who do not possess an Identification Card may be refused entry to an examination hall by the Invigilator. Candidates are therefore advised to secure their Student Identification Cards before commencement of any examination.
  • Seating Arrangement for the Examination: Candidates must sit ONLYat the desks where their Examination/Index Numbers are indicated.
  • Prohibition of Foreign materials: Candidates will not be permitted tobring bags, note books, textbooks or any other item considered as foreign materials to the Examination Halls or verandas.

 

DURING EXAMINATION

  • Use of Index Numbers:Candidates are required to use their Index Numbers (written in full) throughout the examinations. Under no circumstance must a candidate’s name or any other personal information other than the Index Number, be written on any part of the answer booklets, graph sheets, etc provided. Candidates who fail to comply would be penalized.
  • Possession of Mobile Phone in Examination Hall:Mobile phonesand any other miniature or hand-held digital devices with storage e.g. wrist watches are not allowed in the Examination Halls; whether switched on/off/silent. Candidates are warned that sanctions would be applied to those who may flout this regulation.
  • Sending Printed Materials into the Examination Hall: Candidates may only take printed materials or manuscripts into an Examination Hall when it has previously been advertised together with the Examination Time-table or when stated in the rubricson the question paper. Such materials or items must be presented to the Invigilator for inspection when entering the examination hall.
  • Sending Mathematical Instruments into the Examination Hall:Candidates may use their own slide-rules, mathematical instruments and other aids as the regulations or the rubrics on the paper may permit. Such materials or items must be presented to the Invigilator for inspection when entering the examination hall.
  • Use of Calculators: When calculators are permitted they should be hand-held, quiet, self-powered and portable. Examination question papers shall state whether programmable calculators and/or information storage devices shall be allowed. Calculator instructions/manuals will not be allowed in examination rooms under any circumstance. Candidates are responsible for the functioning of their own calculators.
  • Sharing of items in the Examination Hall: The sharing of items, such as erasers, pencils, mathematical sets, ruler etc, is not permitted in the examination hall. Candidates are therefore advised to bring along their own set of items to be used in the examination.
  • Use of Student Identification Card during Examination:Each candidate shall be required to place his/her student’s identificationcard on the desk in the examination hall for the duration of the paper. Impersonation is prohibited and it constitutes cheating. Both the impersonator and the candidate shall be deemed to be in breach of the regulations of the examination.
  • Smoking at the Examination Hall: Smoking is not permitted in the Examination Hall.
  • Language Usage:All questions in any written examination must be answered in EnglishLanguageunless instructions on the question paper indicate otherwise.
  • Signing of the Examination Attendance Register: Candidates must sign the Examination attendance Register when it is presented to them by the Invigilator atany time during each examination.
  • Commencement of the Examination:No Candidate shall be permitted to start any examination until formally instructed to do so by the Invigilator-In-Charge.
  • Late Arrival atthe Examination Hall

Candidates will not be admitted into an Examination Hall thirty (30) minutes after the start of the Examination.

  • First thirty (30) Minutes and last Fifteen (15) Minutes of an Examination:Candidates will not be permitted to leave the Examination Hall during the first thirty (30) minutes and the last fifteen (15) minutes of any particular examination. Candidates who may have any genuine excuse to this regulation should write to the Examinations Officer One week prior to the commencement of the Semester Examination for permission.
  • Permission to go out of the Examination Hall:Any candidate who may be permitted to leave an Examination Hall temporarily must be accompanied by an Invigilator or any Officer engaged for the purpose.
  • Possession of Foreign Material:Candidates found to be in possession of foreign materials will be made to write a statement before continuing with the exam.
  • Communication in the Examination Hall: Any candidate caught communicating with another candidate shall be deemed to have committed an offence/examination malpractice and would be penalized. Candidates should address all complaints/questions to Invigilators.

 

AFTER EXAMINATION

  • Finishing an Examination before Time: A candidate who finishes writing an examination ahead of scheduled time may be allowed to leave the Examination hall after submitting his/her answer booklet to the Invigilator and duly signed the attendance register. The said Candidate shall prompt the Invigilator by raising his hand up without making any noise to distract other candidates. He/she must remain seated until the invigilator has asked him/her to leave the examination hall and shall not in any way be allowed to return to the Examination hall for that particular Examination.
  • Leaving the Examination Hall:When “stop work” is announced, Candidates must not leave the Examination Hall until their writtenwork has been collectedby an Invigilator and have been dismissed accordingly.
  • End of an Examination:When the Lead Invigilator announces the end of the Examination,candidatesshall stop writing immediately and remain seated in silence. They are to remain seated until all answer booklets have been collected before being allowed to leave the exam hall.
  • Sending Examination Materials out of Examination Halls: Mathematical tables and other materials such as answer booklets, graph sheets etc. provided for use in an Examination should not be removed from the Examination Hall whether used or not.
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The Unit shares offices with the Students Service Unit, located in the Lecture Block Complex (LBC) Ground Floor, Room 108/109. The University does not give direct financial assistance or loan to students, however, through the Financial Aid outfit, offers financial assistance in various forms. These include:

A.    Administrative support in the form of introductory letters, recommendations to students seeking financial assistance from corporate organizations, Religious bodies, Municipal and District Assemblies, MP Common Fund, individuals philanthropists, N.G.Os and endorsement of financial aid application forms.

B.    Facilitating the assessment of loans by students from the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF)
THE STUDENTS LOAN TRUST FUND (SLTF) is an agency under the Ministry of Education, responsible for disbursing subsidised loans to Ghanaian students pursuing accredited tertiary programmes in accredited tertiary institutions and recover same from beneficiaries upon completion.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE LOAN
•    Obtain a SSNIT number
•    Find ONE guarantor
•    Open an e-zwich account
•    Log on to www.sltf.gov.gh to apply

WHO QUALIFIES TO GUARANTEE?
•    A SSNIT Contributor who has at least 3 years of contribution
•    A Metropolitan, Municipal or a District Assembly (MMDA)
•    A Religious Body (Christian, Moslem, etc) which body should have been in existence for at least 10 years and has a national presence
•    A Corporate Organisation listed on the GSE or in the ‘Ghana Club 100’ companies

MODE OF DISBURSEMENT
•    Means Testing is used to determine the amount of loan for an applicant
•    Half the allocated amount is disbursed each semester

Contact: SLTF, UPSA: 0302 923 928/0501 402 579 OR visit the Fund’s office at AB9 on UPSA Campus.

C.    TERTIARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP TRUST (TEST) FOR GHANA
Test for Ghana is a foreign funded (UK) scholarship managed by Ghanaian Board of Trustees and applicable in most tertiary institutions in Ghana.
Mode of Application:
Log on to www.testforghana.com for the application forms.
Applications are opened from February to June and August each year. 

CONTACT DETAILS:

STUDENTS SERVICE OFFICE
•    Students Financial Aid – Mrs. Vivian Nettey -Assistant Registrar(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: 0277 489 664)
•    General Students Service-Mr. Gyeke-Darko- Assistant Registrar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 0244 950 435)

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  • Issuing of introductory and attestation letters
  • Endorsing of forms for students.
  • Organizing of orientation for fresh students.
  • Handling of issues pertaining to the undergraduate students’ handbook.
  • Helping students to access private hostels.

Financial aid services provided includes:

 

  • Facilitatesthe accessing of Student Loans from the Students Loans Trust Fund (SLTF).
  • Introduces students who seek financial assistance from corporate institutions, District Assemblies, MP’s etc.
  • Solicits for funds for theneedy but brilliant student fund of the University.
  • Assisting students to apply for financial assistance from TEST for GHANA- a financial aid Institution that award scholarship to students annually.

 

In and around UPSA

 

The University of Professional Studies is a cute and ultra modern campus that is still seeing more improvement.  By its very nature, students do not need any transportation facilities to move around campus.  The campus is well lit by night giving students the security they need to go about their activities.  The school is surrounded by such other institutions like the University of Ghana, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ideal College, the Ghana Book Trust and the very popular Asanka Locals Restaurant.

 

Banking Facilities

 

The school has within its environment the Access bank, located just behind it’s administration block on campus to undertake all forms of payments and transactions for it’s students. However, within about seven hundred metres radius to the school are a number of banks and ATM facilities of some other banks.  They include the Ghana Commercial Bank, Fidelity Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank, Agricultural Development Bank and Ecobank.

 

To open an account as a foreign student, the banks requires photocopy of student’s admission letter, introduction letter from the school, copy of travel passport and in rare instances, prove of residential address.

 

 

 

Accommodation

 

There is a hostel complex underway to solve the campus accommodation problem, which includes a spacious facility for learning. In the meantime there are a number of hostel facilities around campus.  These facilities are categorised into international, standard and affordable hostels.

 

The international standard hostels comprise of different categories of apartments that are exclusively designed to meet the needs of students that have a taste for and can afford a leisure accommodation.  These range from apartments for 1, 2, 3 or 4 persons in a room.  Whiles some apartments are exclusive others have shared facilities (kitchen, toilets, baths, air conditioners etc). A few of the international standard hostels have shuttle facilities that transport students to and from school on a daily basis. For details concerning cost, contact and view of facilities, please contact the following accommodators:

 

  1. Ghana Hostels limited
  2. Bani Hostel – www.baniinternationalhostel.com

 

The second category of hostels considered as standard are relatively inexpensive as compared to the international standard ones.  They have similar facilities as the international standard hostels but are in suburbs that are relatively not as standard as the international ones.  Most of these hostels are around campus.  For details concerning cost, contact and view of facilities, please contact the following accommodators:

 

Kate Ventures                           +233-(0)208152019/ (0)266 445 782

 

Am  Main Hostel

 

Heavens Gate Hostel

 

The Low cost or corner side hostels which are relatively inexpensive are also dotted in the suburb of the school’s location.  Most of these are shared rooms ranging from 2 to 6 students per room depending on the size.  Beds are not shared though other facilities like kitchen, bath etc are shared by students.   They include

 

  1. Green Hostel
  2. Stream street Hostel       +233-(0)244039363/ (0)266150699

 

 

 

Shopping Facilities

 

Shopping is almost always fun for students in many tertiary institutions worldwide.  The school is yet to set up a shopping mall to the benefit of its students. Awaiting this, a private shopping mall by name Quick & Fine supermarket and some eateries are located inside the enclave of the Engen filling station as well as one near completion opposite the University,

 

Besides these, students can shop from the Madina Township within which the school is located.  If one has a quest for international standard shopping malls with an array of international products, the A& C shopping mall and Accra shopping Mall will be immensely beneficial.  Both malls though not exactly located in the Madina Township, are averagely 10 minutes drive from campus.
There are also a lot of corner shops within the Madina Township where the school is located.  These have been very popular options for shopping to many students both local and international.

 

The Madina market, which serves the shopping needs of the people of Madina could also be of help to students wanting to shop, especially for local African and for that matter Ghanaian foodstuff.

 

 

 

Restaurant Services

 

There are two private restaurant operators within campus who serve both local and continental dishes.  If you have never tasted a Ghanaian meal, your first meal in Ghana should be at Mama Lit, Tasty Treats Restaurants and others right on campus.   Right off campus is the well known Asanka Local Restaurant noted for its delicious Ghanaian dishes.  Opposite Asanka locals is the Red lobster restaurant which serves both local and continental dishes.  In the stated restaurants, a plate of food goes for averagely between GHC 3.00 to GHC5.00.  There are also a number of food joints around campus known popularly in Ghana as Chop Bars.  These bars do not have fixed prices for their meals, thus the quantity served depends on the order of the customer.

 

 

 

Transportation

 

Moving in and out of campus may require the use of transport services depending on how far one is travelling.  It is not at all risky to travel on foot if the distance is not much.  However, if a student wishes to travel distances within the Accra area or beyond, there will be the need for transport services.

 

In Ghana, there are options with regards transportation.  Students could opt for private commercial buses that are always almost available.  These buses known in the local parlance as “Trotro” are relatively cheaper.  On the average, a distance of 3 Kilometres will cost thirty Ghana pesewa (GHC 00.30)

 

Students can also make use of passenger taxis that sits not more than 4 passengers at a time.  These cabs are relatively expensive than the “Trotro”.  A distance of 3 Kilometres with a passenger Taxi will cost averagely about sixty Ghana pesewa (GHC 00.60)

 

Students also have the choice of making use of the services of hired taxis.  These are quite expensive and the charges depend on the distance covered and the passenger’s ability to bargain.

 

 

 

Sports

 

The school is gradually emerging as a force to reckon with in respect to sports within the Ghanaian tertiary arena.  The school has to its credit, a soccer pitch, a basketball court, a volley ball court and other indoor sporting facilities like table tennis.

 

 

 

Night Life

 

Accra is a busy city by night, especially at weekends.  Students have a variety of pubs around the Madina area where they may hang out.  For funs of night clubs, the Padees night club is only 12 minutes drive from campus.  There are also such Night Clubs as Boomerang, Aphrodisiac, Collisium, Neighbourhood, Jokers, Warehouse, Timberland, Yegola, Oops etc, which are averagely 20 – 30 minutes drive from campus, depending on the Club in question.

 

 

 

Culture

 

Ghana is a multi–cultural society stemming from the fact that, the country is made up of many tribal groupings.  There is however a commonality that runs through these groups – love for all especially visitors.  Thus it is common to be greeted by people who have never known or seen you.  This aspect of the Ghanaian culture has transcended to such an extent impacting positively for foreigners.  Thus a foreigner will rarely miss his or her way in Ghana since it is part of the Ghanaian culture to give directions to people and for that matter visitor who may have missed their ways to their destinations.

 

These festivals are celebrated in different months in the country.  This makes Ghana an all year round country with regards to our festivals and for that matter our culture.  Students will always have the opportunity of visiting these festival grounds whiles in the country.

 

 

 

Health Issues

 

The school has a health post that takes care of all clinical cases concerning students.  All students are given free medical care at the clinic.

 

 

 

Pick up Services

 

Students will be picked up from the airport or coach station by prior arrangement with the International Affairs Unit of the school.  Students who wish to be picked up must inform the International Affairs Unit at least a month before arrival.  Officers’ of the unit will be available at the arrival point to pick up such students.  Please note that, this attracts extra a cost.

 

 

 

Student Support

 

The wellbeing of students at the institute is very important to us. In light of this   the International Affairs Unit is the focal point for assisting all international students. The help and advice that we give can be quite varied and covers issues such as immigration, personal concerns and academic difficulties. Being attended to at the International Affairs Unit is not by Appointment.  Students can come to the Unit within the working hours of 8:30 am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday.

 

 

 

Visas and Immigration

 

The Ghana Immigration Service is the frontline agency responsible for the entry, residence and employment of foreign nationals in Ghana in accordance with the provision of the Immigration Act (Act 573), 2000.

 

 

 

Entry Conditions

 

Subject to the conditions of the Immigration Act any person who is seeing to enter into Ghana;

 

a) Must be in possession of a valid passport or other travel document and valid visa to enter Ghana where applicable.

 

b) Must have been exempted from obtaining a visa to enter Ghana.

 

c) Must have his name endorsed upon a visa and is in the company of the holder or the visa.

 

d) Must have applied and been granted an emergency entry permit; or

 

e) Must have been admitted to diplomatic status by the Government of Ghana.

 

 

 

Visa (Regulation 4(I) (D) OF L.I. 1691)

 

A visa may be obtained from Ghana Embassies/High Commissions, Consulates or other Embassies authorized by the Government of Ghana to issue visas on her behalf.

 

Emergency Entry Permit valid for 14 days may be obtained where on application has been filed on behalf of the foreign national by other national’s host with the Director of Immigration indicating;

 

  • Personal details including  nationality, place of residence in Ghana; Occupation or business to be followed or undertaken while Ghana;
  • Particulars of passport;
  • Proposed date of arrival;
  • Purpose of visit and duration of stay;
  • A statement to the effect that the applicant will not undertake or participate in any activities which might offend the religious beliefs or any section of the community;
  • In case of a passenger passing through Ghana ,route  to be followed; and
  • An undertaken by the applicant to return any pass granted.
  • Has had a security furnished by bond, deposit or a letter of guarantee by the person who guarantees the foreign national visit.

 

a) Please note that applicants must satisfy the conditions that the distance between their place of abode and the Ghana Consular office should be such that the impromptu nature of your journey could not make it possible for them to travel to the office for a visa;

 

b) That the applicant (s) is proceeding to Ghana at a short notice for business transactions;

 

c) That the applicant is a guest of the Government or a member of a delegation which is coming to Ghana at the instance of the Government at short notice, or

 

d) That the entry permit of an applicant who is a person resident in Ghana has expired while the applicant was outside Ghana.

 

 

 

Visitors

 

Having obtained the requisite visa, visitors must satisfy the Immigration officer on arrival that;

 

i. He is genuinely seeking entry for a limited period as stated by him.

 

ii. He will leave Ghana at the end of the period granted him.

 

iii. He will not take up any employment while on visitor’s permit.

 

iv. He does not intend studying in any school.

 

v. He will not be of public charge.

 

 

 

Before his entry is allowed at the point of entry a maximum of 60 days stay (90 days in the Case of ECOWAS nationals) is granted. The extension of the duration of the stay is allowed provided that the approving officer is convinced that conditions set above have been met.

 

 

 

Procedure for Extension of Stay

 

Visitors may abide by the following procedure in their application for extension or stay.

 

  • Completion of the requisite application forms obtained from the Immigration Headquarters or the nearest Regional Commands of the Service.
  • Provision of two current passport-sized photographs.
  • An application letter from those who wish to stay for a period more than 3 months stating reason (s) for the request.
  • Provision of a valid return ticket or any form of guarantee that the visitor will leave the country at the end of the period requested for.
  • Provision of documentary evidence of intent to invest in Ghana (applicable to would-be investors only).
  • Provision of a valid passport; and
  • The payment of the requisite processing fee.

 

Please note that employment is restricted while on visitor’s permit.

 

Requirements for Ghana Passport

 

1. Evidence (proof) of citizenship;
(a) Birth Certificate or,
(b) Certificate of Registration/ Naturalization or
(c) Old passport or
(d) Statutory Declaration by applicant’s parents or
(e) An affidavit by head of applicant’s family
2. A completed application form (obtainable at any Post Office in Ghana)
3. Four (4) current passport size photographs (Not more than six (6) months old)
4.Evidence of profession where applicable
5. Marriage Certificate (Married Women who want to use their spouse’s name)
6. Applicants with one foreign parent are required to attach copies of their Ghanaian parent’s passport to their application.
7. Applicants with foreign Birth Certificates are required to provide evidence of arrival in Ghana and also translated birth certificates in other languages into English.
8. Fee: ¢100,000 or GH¢10.00 subject to yearly review.

 

 

 

Immigration Notices

 

Prospective travellers must note that the possession of the appropriate documents does not confer a right of entry. Travellers may be refused entry into Ghana if they fall within the category of prohibited immigrants and if they do not satisfy Immigration requirements at the point of entry. The Service will not be financially liable for their repatriation. The carrier, master or agent of the aircraft, vessel, and vehicle will be wholly or severally responsible for his immediate removal from Ghana and carrier liability will be extracted where applicable.

 

Pre- Entry Conditions

 

Ghana Visa

 

Ghana entry visa is an authority or permit issued to foreigners who wish or desire to enter into, or transit through Ghana’s territory.
The basic objectives of Ghana’s Entry visa policy are:

 

• To facilitate the entry of genuine travelers while managing the associated risks; and

 

• To contribute to building strong international links, promoting tourism, investment, and addressing skills shortages

 

According to the applicant’s identity, purpose of visit and type of passport, the Ghana entry visa falls into two main categories, namely diplomatic and ordinary visas.

 

 

 

Diplomatic Visa

 

Diplomatic visas are issued to members of the diplomatic or consular services of a foreign country who are duly accredited to Ghana by the government of the country concerned i.e. Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Public Ministers, Career Diplomats or Consular Officers etc.

 

Officials of International Organizations who are entitled to diplomatic privileges by, or under the provisions of any enactment, such as the United Nations and its specialized Agencies, World Bank officials on official duty or assignment in Ghana.

 

Members of immediate families of these categories are also granted diplomatic visas – These are coded as A1, A2, A3, and are issued gratis.

 

 

 

Ordinary Visa

 

These are issued to several sub-categories of visitors on business, tourism or holidays, temporary employment, transit etc. etc. These are coded to determine the type or nature of visit.

 

The most common ones are:
B-1 – Business visa.
B-2 – Holiday/Tourist Visa
C-1; C-2 – Transit Visa
D – Crew Visa
F-1; F-2 – Student Visa
H-1 to H-4 – Temporary Workers Visa
Etc, etc, etc

 

General Entry Requirements

 

Please note that as with any nation, Ghana’s immigration laws may change without notice.

 

All foreigners seeking permission to enter Ghana require Ghana entry visa unless otherwise exempted. The visa should be endorsed on valid passport or travel documents issued by competent national or international authorities and recognized by the Government of Ghana.

 

a) Ghana entry visas are obtainable from any Ghana Embassy, High Commission or Consulate abroad. Where Ghana has no Consular or Diplomatic representation entry visa may be issued on arrival, if the Director of Immigration has prior notification from travelers or their sponsors or hosts. This visa also referred to as an emergency visa is valid for fourteen (14) days within which period the prospective traveler should have embarked on the journey.

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The University of Professional Studies, until recently, was the only public tertiary institution in Ghana mandated and accredited to provide both Degree and Professional programmes in accountancy and management.

Since the establishment of the University in 1965, it has been collaborating with the following Professional Bodies:

• Association Of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) UK.
• Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG)
• Chartered Institute Of Marketing, (CIM) UK.
• Chartered Institute Of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK
• Institute Of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) UK

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University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Consultancy seeks to enhance the human capital potential of organisations and individuals through cutting-edge training programmes aimed at providing comprehensive business performance improvement solutions. Our key differentiation is the quality of knowledge and skills transfer to enhance organisational performance.

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Graduate Admissions

The School of Graduate Studies (SOGS) of the University of Professional Studies; the only accredited Public Professional and Academic University in Ghana, invites qualified applicants to enroll in the following focused global and corporate tailored professional Masters’ Degree Programmes:

1.     MBA in Accounting and Finance

2.     MBA in Auditing

3.     MBA in Internal Auditing

4.     MBA in Corporate Governance

5.     MBA in Marketing

6.     MBA in Petroleum Accounting and Finance

7.     MBA in Total Quality Management

8.     MPhil /MSc in Leadership

Master Of Business Administration (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.

 

Master Of Business Administration 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.

 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 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

Duration:  24 months

 

Employment Prospects:


Upon completion of the MBA in Internal Auditing programme, participants could be employed as Internal Auditors in financial institutions, academic institutions, non- governmental  organisations,  corporate  bodies,  international  institutions,  international civil service, local government and other related institutions, agencies and departments

 

Entry Requirements:


Applicants seeking admission into the MBA in Internal Auditing 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 recognized full professional qualification (Chartered level) ..eg. ACCA,CA,ICAG,ICSA,CPA and CIMA or,

International applicants with first degree equivalent and English ...proficiency can apply for consideration.

 

Master Of Business Administration 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.

 

Master Of Business Administration 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.

 

Master Of Business Administration 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, consultants, researchers, as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment by acquiring an advanced qualification in Petroleum Accounting and Finance are encouraged to apply.

Duration:  24 months

 

Entry Requirements:


Applicants  seeking  admission  into  the  MBA  in  Petroleum  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  first  degree  equivalent  and  English  ...Language proficiency can apply for consideration.

 

Master Of Business Administration 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 Research Methods.

 

Target Applicants:


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

 

Employment Prospects:


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.

 

Admission Requirements:


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

 

Master Of Philosophy/Master Of Science In Leadership

The Master Of Science Programme


The Master of Science in Leadership Programme is a blended learning programme of the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Professional Studies, Accra. The Programme is intended to develop leaders with a global impact.   The Programme was developed with inputs from leaders of global operations of a variety of public, private and non-profit / non-governmental organisations.

The  Programme  is  designed  for  those  working  in,  or  interested  in  working  in organisations such as embassies, high commissions, international non-governmental organisations, corporations doing business in the global market, governments, public sector officials, and the security services.

The purpose of the Master of Science in Leadership Programme is to produce exceptional leaders. This blended Master’s Degree Programme is one of its kind 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 organisations. 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 programme 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.

 

Programme Content:


Fundamentals of Leadership, International Culture and Communication, Corporate Governance, Administrative Law, Financial Management for Leaders, Organisational Development, Strategic Leadership, Understanding the Global Economy, Leading People and Managing Organisations, Ethics in Management, Project Management and Research Methods.

 

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 co-ordinating directors, directors in the civil service, managers in non-governmental organisations, practising lawyers, doctors, pharmacists, security officers and aspiring graduate students.

 

Employment Prospects:


Upon completion of the Master of Science in Leadership Programme, participants could be employed in various management positions in corporate bodies, non-governmental organisations, international institutions, international civil service, local government and other related institutions, agencies and departments.

Duration:  24 months

 

Entry Requirements:


Applicants seeking admission into the Master of Science in Leadership Programme must:

Have a good first degree from a recognized 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  Language proficiency can ...apply for consideration

 

The MPhil Option of the Leadership Programme

The Master of Philosophy in Leadership is similar to the Master of Science in Leadership option except that it is a research-based Programme for those wishing to have an added advantage of working in the academic environment or any of the other organisations listed in the Master of Science in Leadership option.

Duration: 24 months

 

Target Audience:


Academics,  leaders,  managers  of  academic  institutions,  consultants,  researchers  and, practising managers in all sectors.

 

Employment Prospects:


Upon completion of the MPhil in Leadership Programme, applicants could be employed in academic institutions as lecturers, deans, researchers as well as managers of local and international research institutions, non-governmental organizations, corporate bodies, international institutions, international civil service, local government and other related institutions, agencies and departments.

 

Entry Requirements:


Applicants seeking admission into the MPhil in Leadership programme must:

Have a good first degree from a recognised and accredited university/institution preferably second class lower or better in any discipline of study or,

Have relevant recognized full professional qualification  or,

International applicants with first degree equivalent and English proficiency can apply for consideration

 

SALES CENTRES


Online  serial  Numbers  (OSN)  for  the  University of  Professional  Studies,  Accra  are available for purchase at the cost of GH¢160.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and GH¢320.00 for international applicants at the following sales points:

(a)      Any branch of Ecobank

(b)      Any branch of Access Bank

(c)      By MTN Mobile Money Services

For further information please contact the University website (www.upsa.edu.gh) or the School of Graduate Studies (SOGS)  Phone: 050-4485514, 024-4877707 or 026-251-9915.  E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

 

COMPLETION OF ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM


(a)  Applicants to the programme will be required to complete an on-line application .form. To this end, they are advised to read carefully instructions guiding the completion of the on-line Application Form.

(b)  All applicants must submit the manila envelope enclosing the following  to the address below

  • Certified copies of all certificates and transcripts
  • Two (2) endorsed recent passport sized photographs
  • Birth certificate
  • One (1) small self-addressed EMS envelope
  • Two (2) completed referee reports
  • Completed Declaration Form
  • Vision statement for MBA/MSc. applicants
  • Research proposal for MPhil applicants

The manila envelope should be submitted to the address below by EMS:

THE DEAN, SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, ACCRA P.O. BOX LG 149 ACCRA

Important Note: Applicants who do not meet any of the requirements above MUST NOT APPLY. Fees paid to the University are NOT refundable.

Applicants should visit our website at http://admissions.upsa.edu.gh  for instructions on online completion and submission of application forms.

 

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