Name: Helen Kwansema Arkorful PhD
Faculty: Management Studies
Department: Business Administration
Position: Dean of Evening School
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
- Business Management
- Public Administration
Mrs. Helen Kwansema Arkorful is the Dean of Evening School. Prior to this, she was the Dean of International Affairs from 2009 to 2012 where she sought to strengthen relationships between the University and the ECOWAS Community whose nationals constituted the bulk of the International Students through the organization of the first ever International Students’ day celebration. She was first Head of Business Administration Department from 2005 to 2009, and was instrumental in founding the Association of Business Administration Students (ABAS) which focused on meeting students’ social needs. She served as the Coordinator for the Diploma in Business Studies Programme under the Business Development Unit from 2003- 2005. She joined the academic fraternity as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Management in 2002. She serves as a member on a number of statutory and non-statutory committees and also a patron to some students associations. She is currently the Chairman of the Chaplaincy Board and has been instrumental in creating a harmonic co-existence between the various religious bodies on campus.
Mrs. Arkorful worked at mid-level Management in Industry for fourteen (14) years, a period which allowed her to build her leadership potentials. During this period she provided support to top-level Management by the functions that she performed. She served as Member /Secretary to Management Committees and secretary to the Boards. In her supervisory capacity, she learnt to build co-operative team work and promoted a productive environment by delegating jobs according to staff’s skills and abilities. Mrs Arkorful’s contribution to the growth of the University is not limited to the area of academics alone, but also in other areas of services. Notable amongst them is her contribution in the development of the University’s dress code policy, the University’s anthem, and the graduate programme for Masters in Business Administration.
As a community spirited person, Arkorful, since 2007 to date, has on several occasions served as a resource person for National Accreditation Board panels for the accreditation of Management and Secretarial programmes.
Outside the University campus, Mrs. Arkorful is the a Patron and Missions Director of El-Shiloh Foundations International, a local Faith-based NGO involved in community services such as medical outreach, youth counselling, and women’s empowerment through skills and vocational training. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees to DadaKwame Charity Foundation, a faith-based NGO that champions the cause of orphans and widows.
Her aspiration is to continuously develop her competences and to apply her professional skills and experience to the operations of the organization of which she is privileged to be a member. She love reading, sharing the word of God, enjoy experimental cooking and watching movies with good moral base. Her espoused values include: Discipline, respect, service and empathy.
- Doctor of Business Administration - SMC University, Switzerland - 2016
- Executive Master of Business Administration, (Entrepreneurial Management) - University of Ghana Business School - 2004
- Post Graduate Certificate in Public Administration - Ghana Institute of Management Studies (GIMPA) - 1994
- The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, (ICSA), UK.
- Public Administration
- Entrepreneurship Development
- Business Management
- Marketing Management
- Strategic Management
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.
Published Journal Articles
- Doe, F., Arkorful, H. K., & Agyemang, C. B. (2016). Culture, Societal Expectation and Entrepreneurial Intentions: A study among small and medium scale operators in Ghana. Research Journal of Economics & Business Studies. ISSN 1555, 5(5), 41-512. theinternationaljournal.org
- Okoe, A. F., & Arkorful, H. (2016). An Assessment of the Link between Customer Satisfaction and Retention in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry in Ghana: An Undergraduate Students Perspective.Journal of Management and Information Research, 1(1), 20.
- Okoe, A. F., Amartey, R., & Arkorful, H. (2015). Community Sanitation And Corporate Image In The Hospitality Industry: A Case of Ghana’s Top Rated Hotels. Journal of International Academy of Business Disciplines, QRBD, 1 (4) 343.
- Arkorful, H. K., Doe, F., & Agyemang, C. B. (2014). Attitude of Private and Public Sector Employees towards Female Managers in Ghana. International Journal of Human Resource Studies, 4(3), 241-253.
- Delle, E., & Arkorful, H. K. (2014). Work and Family at War: Does Individual Difference Matter. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 5(13), 82 - 90
- Agyemang, C. B., & Arkorful, H. K. (2013). Influence of Demographic Factors on Job Stress and Job Satisfaction among Custom Officials in Ghana. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(16), 37-44.
- Oppong, S., Agyemang, C. B., & Arkorful, H. K. (2013). Politico-economic Factors as Alternative to National Culture as Explanatory Factor in Cross-Cultural Psychology. Journal of Studies in Social Sciences, 5(2), 365-376
- Arkorful, H. K. (2016). Digital Entrepreneurship among Ghanaian Music Production Firms: Push Factors, Challenges and Digitised Entrepreneurs' Attributes. International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference for Business and Economics University of London Union, London, UK. November 2016.
- Arkorful, H.K. (2016). A Stem with Many Branches! Perspectives of Evening and Weekend Student Mothers Pursuing Further Studies. 2nd International Research Conference of the College of Humanity, University of Ghana College of Humanities Colloquium, ISSER Complex Auditorium, University of Ghana, Legon.
- Doe, F., Arkorful, H. K., & Agyemang, C.B. (2015). Culture, Societal Expectation and Entrepreneurial Intention: A Study among SME Operators in Ghana. 9th Biennial International Association of Intercultural Research (IAIR) July 2015 Conference, Bergen- Norway.
- Nyanyofio, G.J., Kudo, L., Arkorful, H.K., & Agyemang, C.B. (2015). Attitude toward Safety Measures: A Comparative Study of ECG and Ghana Water Company Limited. Maiden ICBMED, (April 23rd -24th, 2015), School of Graduate Studies, University of Professional Studies, Accra.
- Abednego, F. O., Amartey, R., & Arkorful, H. (2014). Community Sanitation and Corporate Image in the Hospitality Industry: A Case of Ghana’s Top rated Hotels. Academy of Business Discipline’s 26th Annual Conference 2014, San Diego, California, USA.
- Arkorful, H. K., Doe, F., & Agyemang, C. B. (2014). Attitude of Private and Public Sector Employees towards Female Managers in Ghana. 4th Annual Joint Conference of the Department of Psychology- Department of Psychiatry (October 24, 2014), Great Hall- University of Ghana, Legon, Accra.
- Abednego, F. O., Amartey, R., & Arkorful, H. (2015). Factors determining customer brand choice of hotels in Ghana. International Academy of Business Disciplines 27th annual conference, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Technical Papers Implemented
- Master of Business administration Programme developed for the Institute of Professional Studies (2009)
- The University of Professional Studies’ Anthem (2008)
- The University’s Dress Code Policy (2006)
Technical Reports and Project Proposal
- Decoupling of Public Administration from Business Administration, 2011
- Report On The Out Sourcing of the Student’s Hostel, 2005
- The design of a course structure and description for MBA in Oil and Gas Management programme
- Proposal for exemptions for degree programmes from Professional bodies
Local Conferences and Workshops
- Faculty Seminar, Faculty of Management Studies (November 10, 2015)
- Track Chair, International Conference on Business and Entrepreneurial Development, UPSA, Accra (23 – 24 April, 2015)
- Senior Academic Leadership Training (SALT IV) for Senior University Managers, held at Legon (14th to 19th July, 2013)
- 1st International Symposium on Strategies for Effective Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Education, held at the University of Cape Coast (11th to 12th May, 2010)
- Workshop on Research Methods and Supervision of Student Dissertation, held at the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) (11th to 13th June, 2007)
- Workshop on Research Methodology and Report Writing. Organized by the Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon (26thto 30th June, 2006)
- Training on Tertiary Teaching. Organized by the Centre for Continuous Education, University of Education, Winneba. (15th to 18th August, 2005)
- Staff development training on Teaching Methodology and Assessment in Tertiary Institutions, held at the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) (9th to 12th December, 2002)
- 10-DAY entrepreneurial workshop, organized by EMPRETEC Ghana Foundation, Accra (20th to 31st March, 2000) Records Management. Organized by Programme for Effective Management, Accra (12th to 15th, 1991)
- Administrative Management. Organized by the Industrial and Management Services Limited, Accra (2nd to 6th April, 1990)
- Middle Management. By The Industrial and Management Services Limited, Accra (25th to 30th, 1989)