The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a public university that provides both academic and business professional education in Ghana. With fifty (50) years of experience, the University has gained a reputation as the oldest professional accountancy and management tuition provider having many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and elsewhere. The University was the first and is still the only public institution with the mandate to offer both academic degrees and provide training for higher Professional education in Ghana. The University currently has a student population of about eleven thousand three hundred (11,300).

The University was founded in 1965 as a private professional business education tuition provider and was taken over by government in 1978 by the Institute of Professional Studies Decree, 1978 (SMCD 200). It was subsequently established as a tertiary institution with a mandate to provide tertiary and professional education in the academic disciplines of Accountancy, Management and other related areas of study by the Institute of Professional Studies Act, (Act 566), 1999.

The then IPS had been offering tuition for various business professional programmes that were internationally recognized. In this respect, the University has contributed immensely to the teaching and practice of Accountancy and Management in Ghana. In September 2005, the then Institute introduced Bachelor Degree Programmes in its various mandated disciplines to give meaning to the IPS Act 566. It received a Presidential Charter in September 2008, conferring on it the status of a fully-fledged public university. The University currently offers Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in several programmes. The combination of scholarship with professionalism is the foundation of the university’s unique profile.

The development of the initial and new range of academic programmes coupled with trends in tertiary education at both local and international levels called for an amendment of the existing Act 566 of 1999. Subsequently, the University of Professional Studies Act, 2012 (ACT 850) was enacted to rename the Institute as a University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a public university that provides both academic and business professional education in Ghana. With fifty (50) years of experience, the University has gained a reputation as the oldest professional accountancy and management tuition provider having many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and elsewhere. The University was the first and is still the only public institution with the mandate to offer both academic degrees and provide training for higher Professional education in Ghana. The University currently has a student population of about eleven thousand three hundred (11,300).

The University was founded in 1965 as a private professional business education tuition provider and was taken over by government in 1978 by the Institute of Professional Studies Decree, 1978 (SMCD 200). It was subsequently established as a tertiary institution with a mandate to provide tertiary and professional education in the academic disciplines of Accountancy, Management and other related areas of study by the Institute of Professional Studies Act, (Act 566), 1999.

The then IPS had been offering tuition for various business professional programmes that were internationally recognized. In this respect, the University has contributed immensely to the teaching and practice of Accountancy and Management in Ghana. In September 2005, the then Institute introduced Bachelor Degree Programmes in its various mandated disciplines to give meaning to the IPS Act 566. It received a Presidential Charter in September 2008, conferring on it the status of a fully-fledged public university. The University currently offers Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in several programmes. The combination of scholarship with professionalism is the foundation of the university’s unique profile.

The development of the initial and new range of academic programmes coupled with trends in tertiary education at both local and international levels called for an amendment of the existing Act 566 of 1999. Subsequently, the University of Professional Studies Act, 2012 (ACT 850) was enacted to rename the Institute as a University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).
 

Introduction

The Organizational Structure of the University comprises the University’s Governing Council which is constituted by Government, the Academic Board cascading to other Statutory Committees including Deans of Schools/ Faculties, Directors of Institutes and Heads of Departments.

Senior Members and the Unionized Staff are also involved in the governance by serving on various committees in the University.

The Council

The UPSA Act 850, 2012 under section 4(1) empowers the University Governing Council to ensure the implementation and achievement of the objectives of the University. As a result, the Council is at the apex of the governance structure. The Council ensures the effectiveness and efficiency of the University’s operations; reliability of financial reporting; compliance with laws and regulations; and safeguarding its assets. The Act gives power to the Council to appoint lecturers and other officials to academic and administrative positions and to oversee the internal organization of the University, including the establishment, variation and supervision of academic departments and faculties/ schools and Institutes.

Student Involvement in Governance

The Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) and Students Representative Council (SRC) of UPSA are involved in the decision making processes of the University through their representatives on committees such as the Governing Council, Tender, Security, Clinic Management, Industrial Relations, Library, Sports, Environment and Food Safety Committee, Bookshop Management, Timetable Committee, Hostel Committee and Matriculation Committee. In addition, SRC members are invited to join ad-hoc committees when the University requires specific input or contributions from students.

GRASAG and SRC Self-Governance

The students elect their own leaders through democratic elections. The GRASAG/SRC manages its own finances, programmes and activities using laid down procedures, subject to approval by Management. It also has its own judicial system and grievance procedures. Additionally, it presents and supports its members for positions on national student bodies. Currently, the GRASAG and SRC have members on national bodies such as Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Board, National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), National Youth Council (NYC) and the Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS).

Legislative Controls

The UPSA Act and the enabling Statutes enacted by the Governing Council provide direction regarding policies and programmes of the University. Other legislative instruments include the Public Procurement Act 2003, Act 663; Financial Administration Act, 2003, Act 654 and the Labour Act, 2003, Act 651. The Act guides decisions on procurements and determines the spending authority of the Vice – Chancellor and other spending by officers. Government has the responsibility of providing the resources and the enabling environment in which education, learning and research and innovation thrive. Government policies and directives are clearly conveyed through the appropriate recognized sector regulatory bodies including the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Finance Ministry

Vision

To be the world class education provider in both academic and professional discipline, nationally entrenched, regionally relevant and globally recognized.

Credo

Knowledge, a basis for development is relevant when shared and used.

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’s existence.

Values

Integrity, Respect and Service are the key Values of UPSA’s Code of conduct.

Integrity

UPSA is determined to act consistently in accordance with its principles and espoused values.

Respect

Respect in the University’s community means respect for one’s self, others and the University’s values.

Service

Service in the UPSA community means recognizing social needs and applying our strengths and knowledge to address those needs.

Norms

Developing a system that focuses on the head, heart and hands within an intensive teaching, learning and research environment is the stream flowing through UPSA’s Code of Conduct. We consider the norms stated in the Draft Policy for tertiary education in Ghana as our minimum target to be responsive to and operate within the norms and ethical guidelines of all relevant professional bodies. Continual Improvement is the Hallmark of UPSA’s Vision and Mission.

These are what the “People of UPSA” that is Students, Staff, Alumni, Parents; other Stakeholders- strive for always.

Quality Statement

“Superior Educational Value”

Strategic Focus

The strategy is to position UPSA as a unique business education and research model that blends Scholarship with Professionalism and a University of excellence in Africa and beyond.

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

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Dean, International Education & Collaboration

Prof. Goski B. Alabi

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Prof. Goski B. Alabi | Dean, International Education & Collaboration



Biography


Born in Nungua, a suburb of Accra, the capital city of Ghana, Prof. Mrs. Goski Alabi is an Associate Professor in Management and Leadership and Dean, School of Graduate Studies, University of Professional Studies, Accra (Accra).

Her main areas of expertise include Strategic Thinking, driving accelerated change in complex business environments; Strategic leadership,  developing and sustaining high-performing leadership teams; developing a culture of innovation and quality systems that work in organizations and action learning design and delivery.

Prior to joining Academia, She has worked as a Project and Research Officer, at the Food and Drugs Board of Ghana for 3-4years, conducting inspections and audits of the management systems of several organizations from Small to Large and multi-national organizations.

Goski is also a Chartered Quality Professional of the Chartered Quality Institute (UK) with (CQP, MCQI) and Quality Management Consultant and a certified Member of the Europe – Africa- Caribbean Liaison Committee (COLEACP) Inter Professional Association. She is also a framework consultant to COLEACP as a Service Provider for Good Company Practices on the Pesticides Initiative Program (PIP) working with Fruits and Vegetable exporters in Ghana.

She currently consults for the AAU on quality assurance practices in higher education in Africa. She was a focal person in the European Universities Association (EUA) and Association of African Universities (AAU) Quality-Connect Project an Institutional Self Evaluation programme in 2011.

Goski was also the Lead Facilitator for the National Quality Awareness Workshops in Ghana, consulting for the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2008 and 2009. She offered training sessions for the Bank of Ghana on strategic management.

Additionally, she is currently, the Acting Secretary and  founding member of the Ghana Quality Institute which was spear headed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. She is also an Assessor for the National Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarships (MASTESS) Ghana since 2010 till date. Goski is currently the Chief Editor of the Journal of Business Research, an international peer reviewed journal abstracted on the African Journals Online (AJOL). She is a member of the National Academic Audit Team, co-opted by the National Accreditation Board to Audit Universities in Ghana.

Goski has a passion for Advocacy and is the President of the Consumer Advocacy Centre, an Affiliate of the Consumers International. (http://www.consumersinternational.org/). She is one of the four Consultants who drafted the Consumer Protection Policy for Ghana in 2008.  She was the West African Representative for the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) an international advocacy group.

Goski has vigorous involvement in national and international policy and has participated in several International Policy and Standards meetings including ISO, four times National Delegate to World Health Assembly, twice Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, and several others in Asia, Europe, America and Africa.

Goski was a member of the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) from 2009 – 2011.

Currently, she is the Chairperson of the interim Council of the Accra College of Education and also the Chief Executive Officer of Accra based Pravda Radio 93.5Mhz.

Prof Goski is Happily Married with two children, a gentleman and a lady.

 

Academic Degrees


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD): Central University of Nicaragua, 2014
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA): Swiss Management Centre, 2008-2011
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Food Science: University of Ghana, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science(BSc.) in Chemistry: University of Cape-Coast, 1996
  • Diploma in Education (Dip): University of Cape-Coast, 2006

 

Professional Experience


  1. President, Consumer Advocacy Centre(CAC), Ghana
  2. Chairperson of the interim Council of the Accra College of Education
  3. Chief Executive Officer, Pravda Radio 93.5MHz.
  4. Academic Auditor , National Accreditation Board of Ghana
  5. Project and Research Officer,  Food and Drugs Board of Ghana
  6. Chartered Quality Professional (CQP), Chartered Quality Institute
  7. Ag. General Secretary, Ghana Quality Institute (GQI)
  8. Member, National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) from 2009 -2011.
  9. Certified Member of the Europe – Africa- Caribbean Liaison Committee (COLEACP) Inter Professional Association and a Framework Consultant to the COLEAP
  10. Certified Food Safety Auditor and an approved World, Food Safety Organization Trainer (No. 208).
  11. Certified Food Safety Auditor and an approved World, Food Safety Organization Trainer (No. WFAC 1030).
  12. Certified Food Safety Auditor and an approved World Food Safety Organization Trainer and Consultant.
  13. Member, Chartered Quality Institute (UK), (MCQI)
  14. Member World Food Safety Organization (MWFSO) (No. 32420)

 

Selected Publications


April, 2013              

Promoting the African cultural dream through Effective Leadership, Institute for African Culture and International Understanding (IACIU) Vol 2. No. 2 Pp 9 – 13
June, 2013 Congruence between national policy for science and humanities enrolment ratio and labour market demand in Ghana: Educational Research and Reviews; 10 June, 2013; 8(11). Pp 708 – 719
June, 2013 Report for EOCD on Innovation and Research Management in Ghana: EOCD report on Research and Innovation Management: Comparative Analysis of Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. (IHERD)

September, 2012                       

Academic Programming and Demand for qualifications in the Ghanaian Labour Market, West African Journal of Open and distance learning, Vol. 2, no. 2.
August 2012 A new Functional Management Model in Perspectives: Views from Deming and Dewey, Herald Journal of Business Management. Vol. 1. No.1.
Jan. 2012 Relationship among Leadership Effectiveness, Leader-Member Interactions and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Higher Institutions of Learning in Ghana., Journal of International Education Research, Vol. 8, No. 3.
Jan. 2012 Alabi. Concepts For Managing In Turbulent Times: Received Wisdom From Dr. Deming. International Journal of Management and Information Science (IJMIS) Vol 16, No 1 (2012)
Dec. 2011 Institutional Evaluation Programme as a Governance Tool in a higher Institution of learning in Ghana JBR Vol. 5. Nos. 1&2
Dec. 2010 Factors Influencing Quality of leadership in Higher Institutions of Learning in Ghana, Accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Research Vol. 4, Nos. 1&2
Dec 2009 An assessment of the Global Strategy Model using Coca-Cola Strategic Leadership Model, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 3, No.1&2
August 2008 An Assessment of Quality Assurance Practices In Higher Institutions of Learning in Ghana, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 2, No. 1&2
December 2007 An Assessment of Service Quality of Three Banks Operating in Ghana, (F.A. Okoe, A. Puni*, G. Alabi and J. B. Damnyang)

 

Journal of Business Research, Vol. 1 No. 1.

October 2007 Effects of SUSU – A traditional Micro-Finance Mechanism on Small and Medium Enterprises in Ghana, African Journal of Management
June 2007 Effects of The Law on Marketing of Infant Food in Ghana

 

Published in the International Business and Economic Research Journal Vol. 6 No. 6. ISSN 1535: 0754. Clute Institute of Academic Research

June 2007 The role of Susu – A Traditional Banking System in the development of Micro and Small Scale Industries in Ghana. International Business and Economic Research Journal Vol. 6 No. 6.. ISSN 1535: 0754. Clute Institute of Academic Research
April 2007 “Analysis of the Effects of Ethnicity on Political Marketing in Ghana published in the International Business and Economic Research Journal. Vol. 6 No.4, ISSN; 1535 – 0754”
March 2007 “Role of Susu a Traditional non formal Banking System in the Development of SMEs in Ghana”. Presented at the International Business and Economic Research Conference, Clute Institute, Las Vegas- USA

 

“Effects of the Law on the Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes in Ghana” Accepted for publishing in the to be published in the International Journal for Business and economic Research in June 2007 Issue, Published by the Clute Institute of Business and Academic Research, USA.

October 2006 Presented at the International Business and Economic Research Conference, Clute Institute, Las Vegas- USAConference Best Paper Award, Selected for publication. Clute Institute of Academic Research, USA – New-York.
August 2004 Regulating the Marketing of Breast milk Substitute, for Peace and Love (Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal)
Books
Jan 2012 Quality Assurance Practices in Higher Education in Africa published by AAU Reviewer and Editor of all country reports and the entire documents
January 2009 General Research Guidelines, The entire book was reproduced with acknowledge by the University of Ghana Business School

 

Courses Taught


  1. MPGL601 Fundamentals of Leadership
  2. MPGL618 Strategic Leadership
  3. MPGL609 Leading people and Managing Organization
  4. MBAQ607 Technology of Quality Management
  5. MPGL622 Research methods
  6. PBBS309 Introduction to Total Quality Management
  7. PBBS403 Total Quality Management

 

Affiliations


  • Member, Chartered Quality Professional of the Charted Quality Institute in the UK with CQP – MC
  • Associate Member Chartered Management Institute – UK (ACMI)
  • Alumni, DAAD

Dean, Faculty of Accounting & Finance

Prof. Charles Barnor

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Prof. Charles Barnor | Dean, Faculty of Accounting & Finance



Academic Profile


Dr. Charles Barnor is the Dean of the Faculty of Accounting and Finance. He is a Scholar-Practitioner and a member of the Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). He is also the President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG-UPSA Branch), a Certified Commonwealth Distance Learning Expert and Organizational Strategic Analyst.

Dr. Barnor is the founding Head of the Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), and at the time of his appointment as Dean of the Faculty, had been the Head of the Department of Banking and Finance in UPSA. He envisions a distinctively unique 21st-century learning community where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by graduates of the University to the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good.

Charles Barnor holds a PhD Degree in Finance from the Walden University in the USA. He also holds a double Masters degree; MBA with an emphasis on Finance (University of Canberra, Australia), a Masters degree in Professional Accountancy (University of Canberra, Australia). He is also a member of the Chartered Practicing Accountants in Australia (CPA). He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with emphasis on Banking and Finance from the University of Ghana, an Associate Member to the Chartered Practicing Accountants (CPA) in Australia (ASCPA) and holds a Fellowship with the Institute of Professional Financial Managers (IPFM).

Doctor Barnor has about fifteen years of experience in various executive level practice positions in the public sector in Ghana and Australia where he worked under a talent hunt programme as Head of Risk Management and Risk Analyst in the Treasury Unit. He has a cumulative 12 years experience in Academia of which three (3) years were with University of Canberra, Australia, as Adjunct Tutor in International Finance, Strategy and Portfolio Management and Analysis, and nine (9) years with the University of Professional Studies, Accra since 2006. Dr. Barnor is a Senior Lecturer in Finance, a Scholar-Practitioner, a former National Table Tennis Player, and a former National Scrabbles Champion.

Dr. Charles Barnor has over the years enhanced faculty professional development and had supported initiatives central to the development of the Faculty of Accounting and Finance and the University. He developed the BSc. Banking and Finance Programme and later became the founding Head of Department. He was instrumental in the development of the MBA Accounting and Finance Programme, and the MBA Petroleum Accounting and Finance Programme. From 2013 to 2015 he led a team of experts to develop and complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial science with specializations in Health Insurance and Finance, Insurance, Pensions Management and Finance. His effective engagement externally and internally has assisted in the scholarly accomplishments of most Graduate Students in the Faculty and enhanced the intellectual responsiveness to ebbs and flows of the intellectual cycle of Graduate students in the UPSA.

He has a passion for sports, standardization of corporate systems through well-laid-out Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are highly responsive to change. At the graduate level Dr. Barnor taught Accounting and Financial Systems (MBAF 603), Money and Capital Markets (MBAF 623), Strategic Management (MBAF 604), Portfolio and Investment Analysis for Oil and Gas. At the Undergraduate Level Dr. Barnor taught Banking and Investment Analysis (PBBF 405), Business Finance (PBBS 208), Business Policy and Strategy (PBBS 404), Consumer Dynamics (PBMK 201), Financial Information for Marketing (PBMK 303), Marketing Management (PBAC 302), Marketing of Financial Services (PBMK 409), and Sales Management (PBMK 307).

 

Academic Degrees


  1. PhD in Finance (Walden University, USA)
  2. MBA - Professional Accountancy (University of Canberra-Australia, ACT) - 2000
  3. MBA - Finance (University of Canberra - Australia) - 1999
  4. Chartered Practicing Accountants, Australia (CPA)
  5. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Banking and Finance (University of Ghana, Legon) - 1994

 

Professional Experience


Charles Barnor is a Scholar- Practitioner, a member of the Academic Board of the UPSA, and a PhD Candidate in Management with emphasis on Finance with the Walden University in the United States. He has about fifteen years of experience in various Executive Level practice positions in the public sector in Ghana and Australia where he worked under a talent hunt programme as Head of Risk Management and Analyst in the Treasury Unit. Charles has a cumulative 10 years' experience in Academia of which three(3) years was with University of Canberra, Australia as Adjunct Tutor in International Finance, Strategy and Portfolio Management and Analysis, and seven (7) years with the University of Professional Studies, Accra. His research interest is in Development, Finance, Strategy and Financial Forecasting Models (FFMs) that enhances competitive advantage in corporate entities. Charles has also contributed significantly in the curricular content of the UPSA. His development of the Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance Programme brought into existence the Department of Banking and Finance of UPSA and later he was appointed to the Headship of the Department.

Other contributions include: the MBA Accounting and Finance, MBA Auditing, MBA Petroleum Accounting and Finance, which was designed to meet high level academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy particularly the Oil and Gas sector.

 

Selected Publications


  1. Theodora A. Odonkor and Charles Barnor: Risk management practices: the Ghanaian firms perspective
  2. Charles Barnor and Theodora A. Odonkor: The influence of ownership structure on performance of Ghanaian insurance and banking firms
  3. Effects of Exchange Rate Regimes on FDI Inflows in Ghana
  4. Charles Barnor and Theodora a. Odonkor: The effect of capital adequacy on the performance of Ghanaian banks

 

Working Papers


  1. The effect of asymmetric information on dividend policy: The Ghanaian Perspective
  2. Estimation risk, information, and the conditional CAPM: Theory and evidence in Ghana
  3. Extending the capital asset pricing model: The reward beta approach
  4. The Fama French model or the capital Asset pricing model: The Ghanaian Evidence
  5. Capital Market Theories: Market Efficiency Versus Investor in Ghana
  6. Determinants of Bank Profitability of Listed Commercial Banks in Ghana
  7. Corporate analysis of profitability and share performance of listed banks

 

Courses Taught


Graduate Level

  1. MBAF 603 - Accounting and Financial Systems
  2. MBAF 623 - Money and Capital Markets
  3. MBAF 604 - Strategic Management MBA

Undergraduate Level

  1. PBBF405 - Banking and Investment Analysis
  2. PBBS208 - Business Finance
  3. PBBS404 - Business Policy and Strategy
  4. PBMK201 - Consumer Dynamics
  5. PBMK303 - Financial Information for Marketing
  6. PBAC302 - Marketing Management
  7. PBMK409 - Marketing of Financial Services
  8. PBMK307 - Sales Management

 

Affiliations


  1. Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) - Australia
  2. Fellow, Institute of Professional Financial Managers (IPFM) - United Kingdom
  3. Professional Certificate, Accounting Information Systems - Australia

Dean, Faculty of Management Studies

Prof. Albert Puni

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Prof. Albert Puni | Dean, Faculty of Management Studies



Biography


Born in Tema, an industrial hub of Ghana, Dr. Albert Puni is a Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance, leadership, and Business Ethics and Head of the Business Administration Department of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

His main areas of expertise include Corporate Governance and firm Performance in developing countries, Board Suitability and evaluation, Leadership Style and firm performance, and Business Ethics.

Prior to joining Academia, he worked invarious executive level positions in both the public and private sectors in Ghana and the United Kingdom. Notable among them is the Connect Community and Hospital services in UK as the Finance and Administrative officer and Assene Household Enamelware Limited as the General Manager.

Albert is a Chartered Secretary of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in the United Kingdom andCertified Training Expert of the Commonwealth Distance Learning and Organizational Strategic Analyst.Currently he isa member of the Academic Board of the University of Professional Studies, Accra as well a Board Member of International Bible Society (Biblica).

Dr.Puni's major contributions in academia includes the development of various curriculum for commercialization in the UPSA; MBA Corporate Governance, MSc. Leadership, MPhil Leadership, MBA Internal Auditing, and had taught several courses in both the Undergraduate and Graduate level.

 

Academic Degrees


  1. DBA, Swiss Management University- Excepted in 2013
  2. MSc in Corporate Governance, London South Bank University (UK)
  3. GradICSA, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK)
  4. Fellow, Institute of Professional Financial Managers (FIPFM) UK 

 

Professional Experience


Has extensive professional experience in Board evaluation and training, Organization re-engineering, Strategic planning, and SME formation and Development 

 

Selected Publications


  1. An Assessment of Service Quality of Banks in Ghana Journal of Business Research (JBR), Vol 1 No1
  2. Gray Marketing Threat in Ghana (Submitted to International Journal of Art and Science)
  3. Dialogic Potential of Banks in Ghana (Submitted to Journal of Business Research)

 

Working Papers


  1. The effects of Quality Service on Relationship Marketing in the Mobile Phone Companies in Ghana
  2. The effects of Micro finance (Maslog) on the Profitability of Micro-businesses in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) of Ghana
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility activity reportage on Travel and Tours SMEs in Ghana

 

Courses Taught


  1. MBCG 609: Corporate Governance and Strategy
  2. MBCG 611: Corporate Governance
  3. PBBA 415: Small and Medium Scale (SME) Management
  4. PBBA 401: Corporate Governance
  5. PBBA 413: Entrepreneurship and innovation Management
  6. PBBS 302: Entrepreneurship Development
  7. PBBA 304: Operations Management
  8. PBBS 207: Introduction to Management
  9. PBPS 111: Fundamentals of Public Administration
  10. Management Principle and Policies

 

Affiliations


  1. Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK)
  2. Institute of Professional Financial Managers (FIPFM) UK

Dean, Weekend School

Dr. Gerald Dapaah Gyamfi

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Dr. Gerald Dapaah Gyamfi | Dean, Weekend School



Biography


Dr Gerald Dapaah Gyamfi, a Chartered Secretary and Administrator, had his primary education at Liberation Barracks Experimental School and proceeded to Prempeh College and Sunyani Secondary School for his GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level certificates respectively. He then pursued the professional program of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), UK with some tuition for the professional program from Kumasi Polytechnic and University of Professional Studies, Accra  (UPSA, then IPS). After completing the ICSA program in 1994, he was appointed as Part-time Lecturer at UPSA in 1995 and in that same year (1995) went into practice at a Chartered Secretaries firm in Accra. In 1996, he was elected to become an Associate Member of ICSA (ACIS). Upon satisfying all the professional requirements through continuous professional development program and ensuring good corporate governance practices, he was elected into Fellowship of ICSA (Global) in 2007.

He was promoted to Lecturer in 1996 and became the Head of ICSA Department in 1999. After the passage of IPS Bill in 1999 that elevated IPS to a university status, Gerald was made in-charge of the introduction and design of the Business Administration program at UPSA. He introduced and designed most of the courses and saw to the introduction and design of all the other courses needed for the commencement of the program in order to fulfil National Accreditation Board requirements for the commencement of the Bachelor of Business Administration program at UPSA.

Gerald is the Proprietor of ICSA Study Center, ICSA, UK, recognized tuition provider (established in 1998). He is the owner of Geraldo Travel and Tours (established in 2008). He is also a board member to some SMEs in Ghana. He voluntarily served as the Session Clerk/Presbyter (4 years) and Director of HR and Administration (4 years) at a congregation of Presbyterian Church of Ghana. He later on served as the Chairman of the Board of the Credit Union of another congregation of the church. He is a member of the Bible Society of Ghana.

In 2004, Dr Gyamfi pursued Master’s program in Human Resource Development at University of Manchester, UK. As part of his Master’s studies in UK, he undertook one-week field study on Human Resource Development in Malaysia and later on spent one week on outdoor-learning in North Wales, as part of learning team building and how to manage risk. In UK, Dr Gyamfi spent almost a year working as Security Expert at Controlled Events Solutions (CES), Old Trafford, Manchester (attached to Manchester United). Gerald later on pursued a five-year Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Higher Education Administration (PhD, HEA) at University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. His doctoral dissertation was on discrimination against minority students, focusing on leadership of higher education institutions.

Dr Gyamfi was appointed as the First Substantive Dean of Management Studies at UPSA. He has attended many international conferences where he presented papers and chaired some of the meetings. His affiliation with the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) has enabled him to have close interactions with many Professors and Senior Police Officers from different parts of the world.

Through IPES, Dr Gyamfi has attended and delivered many academic papers at international conferences organized by IPES.IPES conferences that Gerald participated and chaired plenary sessions of the meeting include IPES/United Nations meeting held at UN Headquarters in New York (2012), IPES meeting hosted by George Washington University (2016), IPES/Thailand Meeting hosted by Thai Police/Ministry of Interior (2013), and IPES/Bulgaria Meeting hosted by Bulgarian Police (2014). The other conferences include International Organization for Research Management Sciences (INORMS) held at Cape Town, South Africa; Leadership Development Workshop, organized by Association of African Universities in Namibia, 2007; Intra African-Caribbean-Pacific Academic Mobility Scheme organized by European Union. Dr Gyamfi was the Special Guest of Honor at ICSA International Conference on Corporate Governance, held at Lagos, Nigeria. On behalf of IPES, in 2014, Dr Gyamfi organized and presented a paper at the Side Event of the 7th Conference of the Parties to United Nations Convention against Trans-National Organized Crime at UN Head Office in Vienna, Austria.

 

Academic Qualifications


  • PhD in Higher Education Administration
  • M.Sc. in Human Resource Development
  • ICSA Graduate

 

Professional Experience/Affiliations


  • Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Global ICSA)
  • UTAG Member
  • Member of Bible Society of Ghana
  • International Police Executive Symposium (IPES)
  • Presbyterian Church of Ghana
  • Certified Food Auditor

 

Selected Publications


Journal Articles:

  1. Gyamfi, G. D. (2016). Police governance and human trafficking: The Ghanaian experience. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 17(5). doi:10.1080/15614263.1196912
  2. Gyamfi, G. D. (2014). Influence of job stress on job satisfaction: Empirical evidence from Ghana Police Service. International Business Research, 7(9), 108-118. doi:10.5539/ibr.v7n9p108.
  3. Agyemang, B. C., Nyanyofio, J. G., & Gyamfi, G. D. (2014). Job stress, sector of work, and shift-work pattern as correlates of worker health and safety: A study of a manufacturing company in Ghana. International Journal of Business Management, 9(7), 59.-71. doi:10.5539/ijbm.v9n7p59
  4. Gyamfi, G. D. (2013b). Evaluating entrepreneurship education as a tool for economic growth: The Ghanaian experience. British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioral Science, 4(3), 318-335. http://sciencedomain.org/issue.php?=326&id=21
  5. Gyamfi, G. D., Underdahl, L., Daou, N., Ramlal-Chirkoot, L., Stott, Y., & Dell, G. V. (2013, July). Millennial University: Today’s Learners-Tomorrow’s leaders. The Exchange: A Journal of the Academic Forum, 2(1), 20-29. Retrieved from www.theacademicforum.org
  6. Gyamfi, G. D. (2013a). Application of Student Development Theory: A Phenomenological Study of Needy Students. International Journal of Development and Sustainability (IJDS), 2(2), 1-12. Retrieved from www.isdnet.com/ijds
  7. Gyamfi, G. D. (2012, April). Assessing the effectiveness of Microfinance firms’ credit risk management styles in Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology (KNUST),32(1), 96-103
  8. Gyamfi, G. D. (2012). Evaluating the relationship between selection requirements and performance of Police in Ghana. Human Resource Management Research, 1(1), 1-5, doi:10.5923/j.hrmr 20110101.01 (www.journal.sapub.org/hrmr)
  9. Gyamfi, G. D. (2011, January). Assessing the effects of Industrial Unrest on Ghana Health Service. International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 3(1), 1-5, www.academic journals.org/ijnm.
  10. Gyamfi, G. D. (2008, June). Assessing brain drain and its associated effect on the economy of Ghana. Pentvars Business Journal, 3, 50-59 (www.pentvarsjournal.com)
  11. Gyamfi, G. D. (2016). Case study of discrimination against religious minority students at faith-based universities in Ghana (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest UMI 10129027

 

Book Chapters


  1. Gyamfi, G. D. (2016). Combating the menace of domestic violence: The Ghanaian experience. In D. Bruns (Ed.). Domestic violence in international context. New York, NY: Routledge.
  2. Gyamfi, G. D., & Akron, B. (2014). Ghanaian judicial system. In David Lowe, Dilip Das, & Clive Lawson. (Eds.). (2014). Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with judges across the globe, Vol. 2. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group/CRC Press.
  3. Gyamfi, G. D. (2013) Development of Ghana Police Service Personnel and Performance. In M. C. Guzman, A. Mintie Das, & D. K. Das.(Eds.). The Evolution of Policing: Worldwide Innovations and Insight. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group/CRC Press
  4. Gyamfi, G. D. (2012). Evaluation of Motivating Incentives on Performance of Police Personnel.In D. Palmer, M. M. Berlin, & D. K. Das. (Eds.). Global Environment of Policing. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group/CRC Press.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Report

Gyamfi, G. D., Marenin, O., Bruns, D., Berlin, M., & Das, D. (2016). Linking Anti-Corruption Efforts with the Realization and Protection of Human Rights. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Report.

 

Book


Gyamfi, G. D. (2014). Management Handbook for Students and Practitioners. Photon eBooks. Impact Index 4.23. UBN: 015-A94510112001. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/photonebooks/home/business-management/

 

Newspaper Publication


Media: Ghanaian Times, Page 26. Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Topic: Financial Institutions Urged to Support Tourism

 

Publication in Magazines


Gyamfi, G. D. (2010). Dealing with Problems associated with Credit Risk Management   

 ICSA, Nigeria Flagship, 3(1).

 

Courses Taught


  • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Company Secretarial Practice
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Understanding Customer Dynamics
  • Corporate Governance

Dean of Students

Mr. Mawuli Feglo

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Mr. Mawuli Feglo | Dean of Students



Biography


He is the third dean of Students in history of the university. He had previously served as a Head of the Marketing Unit, Hall Warden and currently a Lecture at the marketing department. His leadership style has endeared him to the whole student body and this has engendered better cooperation between students and management .His tenure as Dean of Student has witnessed relative peace and stability in the student front and the University.

 

Academic Profile


His research and teaching are in the fields of marketing with special emphasis on marketing research and strategic marketing planning. He lectured Professional Marketing Students to attain 100% pass in the Case Study Paper for two consecutive examinations-(June & December 2007 exams).

 

Academic Degrees


  1. PhD candidate: UGSM – Monarch Business School, Switzerland. Year Started:(January 2013)
  2. MA University of Ghana,2000
  3. Postgraduate Diploma Chartered Institute of Marketing-UK , 1999
  4. B A University of Science and Technology,1991
  5. Certificate GIMPA,Green-Hill,1995

 

Professional Experience


  1.  Dean Of Students(August 2006 to date)
  2.  Lecture-(January 2004 to date)
  3.   Hall Warden for Nelson Mandela Hall(April 2005 to August 2006)
  4.  Head of Marketing Unit(November 2005 to August 2006)
  5.  Research Assistant(July 2001 to February 2004)Institute of Economic Affairs(IEA)-Accra.
  6.  Deputy Regional Budget Analyst:(June 1994-1998)Ministry of Finance -Nkoranza District Assembly
  7.  Adjunct Lecture in Management Information for Marketing Decisions-Central University College-(November 2001 to March 2006)
  8.  Lecturer in Effective Management for Marketing. Ghana School of Marketing(February 2001 to June 2002)

 

Selected Publications


  1. Curbing Cocoa Smuggling: Any better way out?2002,Ghanaian Times
  2. Foreign Direct Investment and The Ghanaian Economy, Marketing Mix-Ghana, Issue No.002
  3. A Flat Income Tax Regime will increase Income Tax Revenue for Ghana, Marketing Mix-Ghana, Issue 004
  4. Marketing Approaches and Strategies of Micro-Finance Institutions in the Mobilizations of Savings and Delivery of Credit under Financial Sector Liberalization
  5. Mid-year 2001 economic review and outlook, Ghana. October 2002.
  6. Annual 2001 Economic Review and Outlook Ghana. October 2002.
  7. Assessment of Governments Performance on Selected Indicators.Accra.2002
  8. Are Our Revenue Targets on Target?Accra.2002

 

Courses Taught


  1. PBMK405 & pwmk414:Marketing Research
  2. PBMK304 & PWMK332: Strategic Marketing Planning 1
  3. PWMK325: Sales Management

Dean, Faculty of Comm. Stud.

Mr. Godwin Adagewine

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Mr. Godwin Adagewine | Dean, Faculty of Comm. Stud.



Biography


  1. Currently the Dean, Faculty of Communications Studies. Supervising a team of committed academics and professionals to teach and research. Instituting structures to promote teaching, learning and research
  2. Head, Department of Public Relations Management Studies from Jan 2010 to Dec 2012.  Together with the Dean of Faculty of Communications Studies, initiated the process for accreditation to run a bachelors’ programme in Public Relations Management
  3. First Coordinator, Weekend School from 2009 to 2010.  Instituted processes for monitoring and supervising lecturers teaching in the Weekend School as well as for Students’ feedback
  4. Head, Law section from 2005 to date. Led efforts to develop the content and structure of the curriculum of the law courses offered in the University in line with regulatory requirements of the National Accreditation Board. Overseen the recruitment of a competent crop of lecturers, both full and part time to teach the law courses in the University
  5. Committees and boards currently serving on include: the Executive Committee, the Academic Board, the Tender Committee, the International Education Collaboration Committee, the Examinations Committee, the Students Affairs Committee and Library Committee

 

Academic Profile


Godwin Adagewine’s research and teaching areas are in Labour Law, Company Law, Oil and Gas Law, Administrative Law and Business Law. Godwin has been teaching and writing on Labour Law, Business Law and Company Law since 2005.

 

Academic Degrees


  1. LLM (in progress) in Oil and Gas Law
  2. LLM (MPhil) in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  3.  BL; LLB

 

Professional Experience


  1. Dean, Faculty of Communications Studies, Jan, 2013
  2. Head, Department of Public Relations Management Studies, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2012
  3. Co-ordinator, Weekend School, Jan. 2009-Dec 2010
  4. Head, Law Section, 2005 – to date

 

Selected Publications


  • Books
    1. Adagewine G. (2010). Selected Topics in Business Law. Dot-Concept, Accra
    2. Adagewine G. (2011). Topics on Labour Law in Ghana. Dot-Concept, Accra
    3. Adagewine G. (2009). A Handbook on Company and Partnership Law (Vol. I), Dot-Concept: Accra
    4. Adagewine G. (2010). A Handbook on Company and Partnership Law (Vol. II), Dot-Concept: Accra
  • Journal Article
    1. Creditor Protection under Section 205 of The Companies’ Act of Ghana: A critique. Journal of Business Research

 

Courses Taught


  1. PBBS 212 Business Law
  2. PBBA309 Company and Partnership Law (1)
  3. PBBA306 Company Law(2)
  4. PBBA 404 Labour Law

 

Affiliations


Member: Ghana Bar Association (2004 – to date)

Dean, Evening School

Mrs .Helen Arkorful

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Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Dr. John K.M Mawutor

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Dr. John K.M Mawutor | Dean, School of Graduate Studies



Biography


Dr. John Kwaku Mensah Mawutor is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) and holds a Doctorate Degree in Finance from the SMC University, Switzerland. He also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from the Wisconsin International University College, Ghana. John has a considerable teaching and practical knowledge and experience in Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management as well as practical entrepreneurialism, having been a practitioner since 2001 in the printing industry. He is also a self-motivated individual, a team player and has a passion for effectiveness and efficiency. In the area of Accountancy, John has distinguished himself as a lecturer, student and practitioner. He was adjudged the overall best Accounting student in Financial Accounting in 2008 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) and has represented Ghanaian Youth at the Annual United Nation's (UN Youth Assembly) in 2009 and 2010. As a member of the "2005 IPS Degree Task force", Dr. John Kwaku Mensah Mawutor graduated from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) in 2005 and served as a Teaching Assistant at the Accounting Department of the same University from 2005-2007. Born in Accra New Town, a suburb of Greater Accra, the Regional Capital of Ghana, Dr. John Kwaku Mensah Mawutor is a full time Lecturer in Accounting, Finance, Forensic Audit and Fraud Examination at the University of Professional Studies, Accra. In view of his enthusiasm for hard-work, commitment and success, John rose to a Tutor in 2008 and became a full-time lecturer since 2010 at the Accounting Department of UPSA. In the same year, he was appointed as the Hall Tutor of the Opoku-Ampomah Hall, a position he has served to date. Currently, Dr. John Kwaku Mensah Mawutor is a member of the Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), and Coordinator at the School of Graduate Studies for eight (8) MBA programmes namely; (MPhil. in Leadership, MSc. in Leadership, MBA in Petroleum Accounting and Finance, MBA in Auditing, MBA Corporate Governance, MBA Auditing, MBA Internal Auditing and MBA in Total Quality Management). He is also a Board member of the Abokobi Area Rural Bank in the Greater Accra. He is an expert in the development and execution of high-profile IFRS training programmes. He also serves on the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) as a Trustee and currently the President of the UPSA Alumni Association. In the area of community work, John is an Elder of the Church of Pentecost and currently serves as the District Financial Secretary of the Kokomlemle District of the Church.

 

Academic Profile


His research and teaching are in the fields of marketing with special emphasis on marketing research and strategic marketing planning. He lectured Professional Marketing Students to attain 100% pass in the Case Study Paper for two consecutive examinations-(June & December 2007 exams).

 

Academic Degrees


  1. Doctorate of Finance, SMC University, Switzerland (2011-2014).
  2. MBA (Finance option), Wisconsin International, University College Ghana (2007–2008).
  3. CA, Institute of Professional Studies, Accra. (IPS)Legon ICAG (Chartered Member),(2002-2005).

 

Professional Experience


  1. CA, Institute of Professional Studies, Accra. (IPS); Legon ICAG (2002-2008).
  2. Board Member, Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund) (2009 to date).
  3. Board Member, Abokobi Area Rural Bank (2014 to date).
  4. Treasurer, Consumer Advocacy Centre, Ghana (2013 to date).
  5. District Financial Secretary, Church of Pentecost (2012 to date).
  6. Local Youth Leaders, Church of Pentecost, Kokomlemle Assembly (2010-2011).
  7. District Youth Leader, Church of Pentecost, Kokomlemle District

 

Selected Publications


  1. Mawutor, J. (2014). Analysis of Basel III and Risk Management in Banking. European Journal of Business and Management, 98-92.
  2. Mawutor, J. (2014). Banking Regulatory Framework In Ghana: "Strenght, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.International Journal of Empirical Finance, 187-191.
  3. Mawutor, J. (2014). Impact of E-Banking on the Profitability of Banks in Ghana. Research Journal of Accounting and Finance, 53-63.
  4. Mawutor, J. (2014). The Failure of Lehman Brothers: Causes, Preventive Measures and Recommendations. Research Journal of Accounting and Finance, 85-91.
  5. Mawutor, J. & Obeng, K. (2014). The Role of Project Finance in Contemporary Financing "Theoretical Perspective". Accounting and Finance Research, 181-185.
  6. Mawutor, J. (2014). Working Capital Management and Profitability of Firms: A study of Listed Manufacturing Firms in Ghana. Research Journal of Accounting and Finance, 122-133.
  7. Mawutor, J. (2015). Role of Project Financing in Emerging Economies. Journal of Economies and Sustainable Development, 145-156.
  8. Mawutor, J.K.M & Awaah, F. (2015). Assessment of Efficiency and Profitability of Listed Banks in Ghana. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 171-165.
  9. Mawutor, J.K.M & Obeng, Kwadwo. (2014). Universal Banking and BASEL III in Ghana. Australian Journal of Commerce Study, 1-7.
  10. Mawutor, J.K.M. (2014). The complicity of auditors in financial statement fraud in corporate governance. International Journal of Education and Research. Mawutor, J.K.M. (2014).
  11. Analysis of Basel III and risk analysis of management in banking. European Journal of Business and Management, 2014: 161-167.
  12. Mawutor, J.K.M. (2014). Role of project finance in emerging economies. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development,: 145-153.
  13. Mawutor, J.K.M. (2014). The failure of Lehman Brothers: causes, preventive measures and recommendations. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting, 2014: 85-91.
  14. Mawutor, J.K.M. (2014). Restructuring projects in financial distress. International Journal of Education and Research.

 

Courses Taught


Graduate Level

  1. Financial Management for Leaders
  2. Management Accounting
  3. Investment Appraisal and Business Valuation
  4. Accounting and Financial Systems

Undergraduate and Diploma Level, 2008 to date:

  1. Financial Management – Level 400
  2. Financial Accounting III – Level 300
  3. Financial Accounting II – Level 200
  4. Cost Accounting – Level 300
  5. Management Accounting – Level 300
  6. Principles of Accounting – Level 200

Professional Level, 2007 to date:

  1. Corporate Reporting Strategy – ICAG Final Level
  2. Advance Financial Reporting – ICAG Final Level
  3. Financial Reporting – ICAG Level Three

Dean, Faculty of Law

Prof Kwame Frimpong

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Prof Kwame Frimpong | Dean, Faculty of Law



Professor Kwame Frimpong is a graduate of the University of Ghana and Yale Law School in the United States of America.

He is a Professor of Law and a qualified barrister in Ghana.

He taught at the University of Botswana from 1984 to 2007. Prior to that, he taught briefly at the University of Ghana from 1978 to 1984.

Professor Frimpong was a former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Botswana (1990-92). He was also the Secretary General of the Southern African Universities Social Science Conference (SAUSSC) (1996-1999).

He served as the United Nations Legal Adviser (Observer) to the Commission Regarding Public Violence and Intimidation (popularly known as the Goldstone Commission) under the United Nations Mission to South Africa (UNOMSA), during South Africa’s transition to democratic rule (1992-1994).

Professor Frimpong returned to Ghana in December 2007 and was the Dean, Graduate School of Governance, Leadership and Public Management at GIMPA (2008-2010). He later became the Founding Dean of GIMPA Law School (2010-2012). He subsequently became Professor of Law and Dean, School of Research and Graduate Studies at MountCrest University College (2013-2015).

Professor Frimpong is currently the Founding Dean at the newly established Faculty of Law at University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

Professor Frimpong’s research and publications are versatile and cover, criminal law, administration of criminal justice, criminology, penology, prison reform, constitutional law and constitutionalism, human rights, democratic governance, and corruption.

Professor Frimpong is a strong advocate for the rule of law, human rights, democratic rule and good governance in Africa; and has been championing the fight against corruption on the African continent.

Vice-Deans

Faculty of Comm. Stud.

Mr. James Ami-Narh

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Mr. James Ami-Narh | Faculty of Comm. Stud.



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Faculty of Acc. & Fin.

Mr. Kwadwo Obeng

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Mr. Kwadwo Obeng | Faculty of Acc. & Fin.



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Vice-Dean, Faculty of Management

Mrs. Fidelis Quansah

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Mrs. Fidelis Quansah | Vice-Dean, Faculty of Management



Phone mobile: +233 (0) 205368007

Email address: fidelis.quansah@upsamail.edu.gh

 

 

Academic Areas: 


  • Marketing Management
  • Sales Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Research

 

Biography


Mrs. Fidelis Quansah is currently the Vice-Dean, Department of Marketing at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). She comes from James Town, a suburb of Accra.  Her main areas of expertise include strategic planning, developing marketing strategies and sales plans; as well as managing businesses. She is also an expert in managing building projects. 

Being a Wood Scientist, Fidelis has previously worked as a Kilns and Sawmill manageress at Trasacco Company Limited for about 10 years, where she was involved in the exporting of kiln-dried lumber to foreign organizations. While there, she was in charge of quality control of all products.

She also worked as a Business Manageress at Allure Ghana Limited because of her managerial skills and was involved in developing sales and marketing plans for the organization.

She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Fidstuart Ventures. Additionally, Fidelis is a marketing and wood consultant for many small and medium scale firms.  She has also served as a member of management teams and as an administrator of some organizations because of her expertise.   Fidelis is married with four children.

 

Academic Degrees


  • PhD in Business Administration: Malaysia Open University- Candidature
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing: University of Ghana, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Renewable Natural Resources: University of Science and Technology, 1993

 

Professional Experience


  1. Chief Executive Officer, Fidstuart Ventures.
  2. Director, Ahafo Logs and Lumber,
  3. Kilns and Sawmill Manageress, Trasacco Co. Ltd

 

 

Selected Publications


March, 2014

A Good Quality Service Provision in the Network Service in Ghana:  A Case Study Of MTN (Accepted)

June, 2013

Congruence between national policy for science and humanities enrolment ratio and labour market demand in Ghana: Educational Research and Reviews; 10 June, 2013; 8(11). Pp 708 - 719

June 2013

Report for EOCD on Innovation and Research Management in Ghana: EOCD report on Research and Innovation Management: Comparative Analysis of Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. (IHERD)

September, 2012

Academic Programming and Demand for qualifications in the Ghanaian Labour Market, West African Journal of Open and distance learning, Vol. 2, no. 2.

August 2012

A new Functional Management Model in Perspectives: Views from Deming and Dewey, Herald Journal of Business Management. Vol. 1. No.1.

Jan. 2012

Relationship among Leadership Effectiveness, Leader-Member Interactions and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Higher Institutions of Learning in Ghana., Journal of International Education Research, Vol. 8, No. 3.

Jan. 2012

Alabi. Concepts For Managing In Turbulent Times: Received Wisdom From Dr. Deming. International Journal of Management and Information Science (IJMIS) Vol 16, No 1 (2012)

Dec. 2011

Institutional Evaluation Programme as a Governance Tool in a higher Institution of learning in Ghana JBR Vol. 5. Nos. 1&2

Dec. 2010

Factors Influencing Quality of leadership in Higher Institutions of Learning in Ghana, Accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Research Vol. 4, Nos. 1&2

Dec 2009

An assessment of the Global Strategy Model using Coca-Cola Strategic Leadership Model, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 3, No.1&2

August 2008

An Assessment of Quality Assurance Practices In Higher Institutions of Learning in Ghana, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 2, No. 1&2

December 2007

An Assessment of Service Quality of Three Banks Operating in Ghana, (F.A. Okoe, A. Puni*, G. Alabi and J. B. Damnyang)

Journal of Business Research, Vol. 1 No. 1.

October 2007

Effects of SUSU - A traditional Micro-Finance Mechanism on Small and Medium Enterprises in Ghana, African Journal of Management

June 2007

Effects of The Law on Marketing of Infant Food in Ghana

Published in the International Business and Economic Research Journal Vol. 6 No. 6. ISSN 1535: 0754. Clute Institute of Academic Research

June 2007

The role of Susu - A Traditional Banking System in the development of Micro and Small Scale Industries in Ghana. International Business and Economic Research Journal Vol. 6 No. 6.. ISSN 1535: 0754. Clute Institute of Academic Research

April 2007

"Analysis of the Effects of Ethnicity on Political Marketing in Ghana published in the International Business and Economic Research Journal. Vol. 6 No.4, ISSN; 1535 - 0754"

March 2007

"Role of Susu a Traditional non formal Banking System in the Development of SMEs in Ghana". Presented at the International Business and Economic Research Conference, Clute Institute, Las Vegas- USA

"Effects of the Law on the Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes in Ghana" Accepted for publishing in the to be published in the International Journal for Business and economic Research in June 2007 Issue, Published by the Clute Institute of Business and Academic Research, USA.

October 2006

Presented at the International Business and Economic Research Conference, Clute Institute, Las Vegas- USA

Conference Best Paper Award, Selected for publication. Clute Institute of Academic Research, USA - New-York.

August 2004

Regulating the Marketing of Breast milk Substitute, for Peace and Love (Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal)

Books

Jan 2012

Quality Assurance Practices in Higher Education in Africa published by AAU Reviewer and Editor of all country reports and the entire documents

January 2009

General Research Guidelines, The entire book was reproduced with acknowledge by the University of Ghana Business School

 

Courses Taught


  1. PBMK 307 Sales Management
  2. PBMK 314 Marketing Management
  3. PBMK 201 Understanding Customer Dynamics
  4. PBBS 202 Elements of Marketing

Vice-Dean, Evening School

Dr. Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour

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Dr. Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour | Vice-Dean, Evening School



Phone mobile: +233 -244 291579

Email address: joseph.tuffour@upsamail.edu.gh

 

Biography and Professional Experience


Dr. Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Economics from the University of Benin-Nigeria, Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics from the University of Ghana. He has been a Development Economist and Researcher for over 9 years. He is currently the Vice Dean of the Evening School. He is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Graduate Studies and has successfully supervised several graduate and undergraduate dissertations.

His areas of expertise include public policy formulation, business research, students research mentoring, youth policy and advocacy, contemporary labour issues among others. In addition, he has experienced in survey design, data collection and analysis as well as contemporary knowledge in external debt analysis and other public sector issues.

He has played key roles in studies, surveys and evaluations on several issues including socio-economic baseline studies, socio-economic impacts of surface mining, and economic profile of rural communities. Others include forest depletion, incomes, employment, poverty alleviation and formation of larger businesses units. He has practical experience in lobbying and advocacy; monitoring and evaluation of projects; basic and advanced public deliberation.

Dr. Tuffour is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists-Ghana, a member of African Economic Research Consortium network of researchers, and Board Member of Youth Empowerment Synergy-a youth research and advocacy think tank in Ghana. He is also Associate Consultant of JMK Consulting Limited. Again, he is the Managing Consultant of Excellent Research Consult.

Prior to joining academia, he was the Research Officer with the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Research Officer - Ghana Cocoa Board, Associate Economist and Project Supervisor of Management and Economic Development Consultants Limited, and Research Officer - Ghana Chamber of Mines.

 

Academic Degrees


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. University of Benin, Nigeria, with Specialisation courses in Development Economics and Public Sector Economics, and with thesis titled ‘External Debt, Investment and Economic Growth in Ghana’ 2012.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Economics, University of Ghana, Legon, MPhil Thesis was titled ‘Gold Exports and Forest Depletion in Ghana’.  2002.

Bachelor of Arts, Economics (Major), Philosophy (Minor), University of Ghana - Legon, 1999.

 

Academic Areas of Interest and Expertise  


Socio-Economic Survey and Research, Public Finance Issues, Business Research, Development Issues, Gender Analysis, Youth Development

Selected Publications

2015 

Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Charles Banor & Elvis Akuffo. Do Leadership Styles Matter in Microfinance Performance? Empirical Evidence from Ghana, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 9 (upcoming)

2014 

Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Adjei Claudia Naa Atswei, Albert Agyei & Charles Barnor. The Effect  of Financial Leverage on Profitability of Manufacturing Companies Listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 8. 8th edition, pp. 56-65             

Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Forest Depletion in Ghana: An Analysis of Determinants, Journal of Sustainable Development Studies, Volume 5, Number 1, 14-28.

2013               

Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Foreign Aid, Domestic Revenue and Economic Growth in Ghana, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol. 4, No. 8. 26-33.

2013

Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Analysis of the Effect of External Debt on Private Investment Crowding-Out in Ghana, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 6, No. 1 & 2. 73-83.

 

International Conferences / Workshops/Seminar Papers


Dr. Tuffour has participated in several conferences including those organised by

United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) on the Theme: ‘Institutional Reforms for Transformation, Inclusion and Sustainability’ in Hanoi-Vietnam.

United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); on theme: ‘Inequality-Measurements, Trends, Impacts and Policies, in Helsinki-Finland.

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Biannual Workshops, Nairobi-Kenya.

Deliberative and Advanced Deliberative Democracy Workshops by Kettering Foundation in Dayton, Ohio USA.

Seminar presentation at the secretariat of the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Helsinki-Finland, Paper Presentation-External Debt Threshold and Economic Growth Loss in Ghana.

 

Courses Taught


Dr. Tuffour is experienced in teaching postgraduate (MPhil and MBA) and undergraduate courses such as:

   Research Methods

   Quantitative Techniques for Management Decision Making

   Statistics for Decision Making

   Managerial Economics

   International Economics

   Public Sector Economics

   Development Economics

   Development Microeconomics

 

Professional Membership & Affiliations


   Fellow -Institute of Chartered Economists - Ghana

  Board Member - Youth Empowerment Synergy, a youth research andadvocacy think tank in Ghana

   Member - African Economic Research Consortium Research Network

  Faculty Member - Collaborative Master of Arts Programme of African Economic Research Consortium

   Associate Consultant - JMK Consulting Limited

   Managing Consultant - Excellent Research Consult

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

Directors

The University is currently a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), the International Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of African Universities (AAU). It has also entered into collaboration with the Illorin University and the Bordeaux Management School.

Additionally, the University is exploring the possibility of establishing more links with several other universities and research institutions worldwide, including the Norwegian Universities’ Committee for Development Research and Education (NUFU), the Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE), International Student Exchange Programmes (ISEP) and the Commonwealth Universities Student Exchange Consortium (CUSAC).

Professor Jimi Ogunnusi, Africa Regional Director of the University of West England, United Kingdom and Prof. Jerry Johnson, an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of North Florida, United States, visited the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to purposely explore opportunities of mutual collaborations.

The University currently has candidacy status from Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes (ACBSP) in America. This is a global accreditation body for business schools. The process and status is intended to further instill confidence in the academic programmes of the University. The University also intends to explore further collaborations with universities in the United States of America, China, Hong Kong, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and other Scandinavian countries.
 

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