University Of Professional Studies Programmes
INTRODUCTION OF DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
In line with the tenets of the University of Professional Studies Acts, 1999 (Act 566) to promote tertiary education leading to the award of Certificates, Diploma, and Degrees; the University introduced tertiary Diploma in Management, Marketing, Accounting and Public Relations Management in August, 2008. The programmes are specially designed to meet the middle level manpower needs of the public and private sectors of the economy.
Just as the undergraduate programmes, the University of Professional Studies, Accra has been given the official approval by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to run the Diploma programmes.
Duration of the diploma programmes:
The diploma programmes shall take a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. The minimum and maximum periods are calculated from the date of first registration.
The Undergraduate Programmes were introduced by the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), in response to the mandate of the UPSA Act 850 Act 2012 to provide tertiary education leading to the award of Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees. Currently, the University is offering Undergraduate Programmes in Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration and Banking and Finance. The Programmes are specially designed to both the academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy. The curricula place a considerable emphasis on the development and use of analytical skills in problem solving, decision- making and implementation.
The University of Professional Studies, Accra has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to run Undergraduate programmes in Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration and Banking and Finance.
The academic functions of the Undergraduate Programmes are centered on the following faculties:
- Faculty of Accounting & Finance
- Faculty of Management
- Faculty of Communication Studies
FACULTY/ DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The Faculties/Departments require that candidates satisfy all general entry requirements.
COURSE STRUCTURE FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
- Bachelor of Science Marketing
- Bachelor of Science Accounting
- Bachelor of Science Banking & Finance
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management
MBA Petroleum Accounting and Finance
MBA in Accounting & Finance
MBA Internal Auditing
MBA in Corporate Governance
MBA in Marketing
M.Phil in Leadership
M.Sc in Leadership
MBA Total Quality Management
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