Welcome to the Faculty of Accounting and Finance.

We are one of the leading providers of Accounting, Banking and Finance education and development in Ghana. The Faculty is located in the new modern Lecture Block Complex (LBC), with lecture halls equipped with facilities to enhance the education of our students. The Faculty offers both Degree and Professional programmes, serving both the national and International communities.

We provide purposeful education to engender global citizens who are mindful of responsibilities to self and society. Our programmes are tailored to ensure that students develop to become professionals who can manage ethically, sensitively and holistically in a range of organisations in an increasingly global and rapidly changing environment. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that our graduates, upon completion are successful in almost all spheres of business, industrial, community and professional life, contributing effectively to local, national and international development.
The Faculty of Accounting and Finance is headed by the Dean, Dr. Charles Barnor.

The Faculty has two departments:

• Department of Accounting, headed by Dr. Helena Ahulu
• Department of Banking and Finance, headed by Dr. Raymond Dziwornu.

The Faculty has an administrative section, which supports its activities:

Mr. Farouk Iliasu is the Faculty Officer and is assisted by two Departmental Officers; Ms Sadia Mahama, responsible for the department of Banking and Finance and Ms Dorothy Siaw- Marfo for Accounting. Mr Augustine Ofori is the Faculty Records Officer.

The faculty has two students associations, the Banking and Finance Students Association (BaFSA) and the Department of Accounting Students Association (DASA).

We are one of the leading providers of Accounting, Banking and Finance education and development in Ghana. The Faculty is located in the new modern Lecture Block Complex (LBC), with lecture halls equipped with facilities to enhance the education of our students. The Faculty offers both Degree and Professional programmes, serving both the national and International communities.

We provide purposeful education to engender global citizens who are mindful of responsibilities to self and society. Our programmes are tailored to ensure that students develop to become professionals who can manage ethically, sensitively and holistically in a range of organisations in an increasingly global and rapidly changing environment. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that our graduates, upon completion are successful in almost all spheres of business, industrial, community and professional life, contributing effectively to local, national and international development.
The Faculty of Accounting and Finance is headed by the Dean, Dr. Charles Barnor.

The Faculty has two departments:

• Department of Accounting, headed by Dr. Helena Ahulu
• Department of Banking and Finance, headed by Dr. Raymond Dziwornu.

The Faculty has an administrative section, which supports its activities:

Mr. Farouk Iliasu is the Faculty Officer and is assisted by two Departmental Officers; Ms Sadia Mahama, responsible for the department of Banking and Finance and Ms Dorothy Siaw- Marfo for Accounting. Mr Augustine Ofori is the Faculty Records Officer.

The faculty has two students associations, the Banking and Finance Students Association (BaFSA) and the Department of Accounting Students Association (DASA).

Research Areas.

• Financial Analysis
• Risk Control Strategies
• Management, Accounting and Financial Strategies.
• Audit and Internal Review.
• Taxation.
• Public Sector Accounting.
• Macro Economics.
• Development (poverty, Income distribution, Unemployment Issues).

Facilities

The Faculty boasts of a new state of the art Lecture Block Complex, well-furnished lecture halls equipped with projectors, white boards and microphones for lecturers’ and students’ use. There is a large Conference Room where the Faculty and students hold seminars and conferences. In addition, private study rooms for use outside lecture hours are also available. The LBC also houses offices for lecturers and administrative staff.

The Programmes taught in the Faculty include:

Academic Programmes:

• Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Banking and Finance
• Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Accounting
• Diploma in Business Administration (DBA-Accounting Option)

Professional Programmes:

• Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG)
• Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) U.K.
• Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) U.K
• Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) U.K.
• Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) U.K

Welcome to the Faculty of Management.

The Faculty of Management of University of Professional Studies, Accra is the premier Centre for Professional Education in Ghana and continues to lead the way in preparing students for the Administration of Business. The Faculty has two departments, namely the Departments of Business Administration and Marketing. The Faculty gained its status as Academic Faculty in 2005/2006 Academic year.

The Faculty of Management is distinguished by an enviable pedigree which has reflected in its outstanding products of students and alumni who have always exhibited scholarship with professionalism both nationally and internationally.

From its beginning, the Faculty has been a place of intellectual excellence; it is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through education and research— all with an eye on building a knowledge society. We infuse rigorous scholarship into our teaching to deliver an education dedicated to training new generations of leaders equipped with strategic decision-making skills in Public Policy, Business Management, and International Relations to address the challenges of our country and the globe.

The UPSA Faculty of Management is dedicated to delivering bold new ideas in the classroom where students receive unmatched access through small class sizes and their far-reaching networks with leaders in government, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

The faculty is large, distinguished, and diverse. It includes noted scholars, authors, sought-after consultants, and master teachers who hold advanced degrees from prestigious institutions and other world-class universities.
 

Quality Statement

The Faculty of Management of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) was established to provide both academic and professional education to the country.

Quality is important to our Faculty because we value our students. We strive to provide our students with courses which meet and even exceed their expectations. We are committed to continuous improvement and have established Quality Management Systems, which provide a framework for measuring and improving our performance. Our internal procedures are reviewed regularly and held in a Quality Manual which is made available to employees.

Strategic Focus

• Redefine the Business Graduate We start by taking a stand on the cultural principles that are ours. We then change the core, elective, and experiential curriculum to deliver our archetype innovative leader.

• Realize Our Intellectual Future We are distinguished by deep grounding in the academic disciplines, which attracts the world’s top faculty, and by pulling together this disciplinary strength to create leaders of uncommon character and innovative capability.

• Transform Our UPSA Campus We will make investments in new facilities that address the past game-changing developments. The first shift is from course instruction to learning beyond the classroom. The second is from simply earning degrees early in one’s career to learning that is whole-career.
 

Our Vision

We envision an educational culture grounded actively in service to the university community and our stakeholders: embodying honesty, cooperation, and delight in diversity and self-responsibility. The vision recognizes the interdependence of all beings and support for all in the provision and acquisition of knowledge.

Our Mission

The mission of the Management Faculty is to create an environment where the values of the University community reinforce self- acceptance in education and acceptance of diversity.Globally, and promote an environment founded in collaboration, support for educational gathering, workshops, seminars and lectures.

Our Shared Values

We all strive towards a unique state worthy of:

• Embracing group diversity.
• Supporting personal growth.
• Fostering a sense of responsible community living.

Our Credo

• We are respectful and supportive of each member’s dignity.
• We are dedicated in creating an atmosphere of togetherness in the spirit of honesty, love and service.

Programmes Offered

Marketing Department

• BSc Marketing degree programme.
• Tertiary Diploma in Marketing.

Business Administration Department

• Bachelor of Business Administration undergraduate programme.
• Tertiary Diploma in Management
 

Faculty of Information and Communications Studies

The Faculty of Communications studies is situated on the third floor of the newly constructed ultra-modern five-storey lecture and office building in the University of Professional Studies Accra. The faculty was established in 2008 to provide teaching and learning in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management.

The Faculty has two departments namely, the Department of Public Relations Management Studies and the Department of Information Technology Management Studies. The Faculty is the youngest and the smallest faculty in the University. It was established in 2008. Currently, the Faculty runs a diploma Programme in Public Relations Management and is in the process of obtaining accreditation to run bachelors programmes in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management, and a diploma programme in Information Technology Management.

The Faculty is headed by an academic Dean with a Faculty Officer who provides administrative support. The two departments are each headed by an academic Head of Department, each of whom is assisted by a departmental officer. The faculty has a records officer, who is responsible for keeping records in the Faculty.

Mission

To promote excellent teaching, learning and research in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management through the active involvement of faculty and students with the view to producing solution oriented students.

Vision

To be a distinguished faculty known for providing unique and excellent education and training in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management.

Research Areas

The Faculty’s research areas are Law, Public Relations and Information Technology.

Facilities

The Faculty has a number of facilities, which enable it carry out its mandate of teaching and research in the University. These comprise six (6) lecture halls, each accommodating a maximum of one hundred and fifty students;  five (5) modern offices made up of offices for the Dean, the Faculty Officer, Heads of Department, Departmental Officers, Records Officer and General Office.

Taught Programmes

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The department of Public Relations was set up in 2008 to:

  • Offer courses leading to the award of Diploma and Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations Management.
  • Promote professional public relations management practice through research, seminars and lectures among others; as well as develop the capacity of students to analyze written and oral communications in order to identify and implement techniques for proper drafting, revising and editing of communication materials.
  • Enable students demonstrate proficiency in areas of professional writing and speaking as well as identify, evaluate specific audiences and develop styles of written communication and modes of delivery to suit those audiences.
  • Prepare students to be communication liaisons between their organisations and the publics and to approach public relations issues in a critical, ethical and professional manner.
  • Develop students’ knowledge, skills, and research abilities to solve public relations problems and to meet the needs of industry.

The courses taught in the department are outlined below:

LEVEL 100

  • PBPR 101 Introduction to the Study of Political Science
  • PBPR 102   Philosophy and Logic
  • PBPS 102 Introduction to Computer Technology & Applications
  • PBPR 103 Introduction to Sociology
  • PBPR 104 Fundamentals of Communication
  • PBPS 104 French Language II
  • PBPS 105 French Language I
  • PBPR 105 Introduction to Psychology
  • PBPS 106 English Language II
  • PBPR 106  Precision writing
  • PBPS 107   English Language I
  • PBPR 107 History of Mass Media in Africa

LEVEL 200

  • PBBA 201 Organizational Behaviour
  • PBPR 201 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • PBMK 201 Integrated Marketing Communications I
  • PBMK 202 Integrated Marketing Communication II
  • PBPR 202 Communication Research Methods I
  • PBPR 203 Introduction to Social Media
  • PBPR 204 Information for Mass Communication
  • PBPR 205 Report writing
  • PBPR 206 Editing for Usage and Style
  • PBPR 207 Introduction to Media Law
  • PBPR 208 Theories of Public Relations
  • PBPR 209 Introduction to Communication Theory and Research
  • PBBS 214 Introduction to Total Quality Management

LEVEL 300

  • PBPR 301 Introduction to Public Relations I
  • PBPR 302 Introduction to Public Relations II
  • PBPR 303 Communication Research Methods II
  • PBPR 304 Public Relations in Practice
  • PBPR 305 Communication Management
  • PBPR 306 Public Relations in Government
  • PBPR 307 Business Communication
  • PBPR 308 Public Relations in Corporate Governance
  • PBPR 309 Public Relations Workshop
  • PBBS 309 Management Information Systems
  • PBPR 310 Public Relations in Non-profit (Charity) Organizations
  • PBPR 312 Public Relations in Higher Education

LEVEL 400

  • PBBS 400 Dissertation
  • PBBS 401 Internship
  • PBPR 401 Effective Public Speaking
  • PBPR 402 Public Relations Strategy & Campaign Planning
  • PBPR 403 Issues and Crisis Management
  • PBPR 404 Public Relations Writing
  • PBPR 405 Media Relations
  • PBPR 406 Public Relations Ethics and Law
  • PBPR 407 Employee Relations
  • PBPR 408 Events Management
  • PBPR 409 International Public Relations
  • PBPR 410 Communication Technology and Public Relations
  • PBPR411 Political Communication

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

The department was set up in 2008 to:

  • Provide students with opportunity to develop practical skills to develop and integrate manage information systems.
  • Train students to assemble, install, troubleshoot, repair and upgrade computer hardware
  • Train students to design, develop and manage data communications networked systems.
  • Provide specialized knowledge for the design and management of Database.
  • Provide a solid foundation in computing for web development and management.
  • Provide students with the necessary skill and knowledge to configure and maintain ICT infrastructure.
  • Produce students who will on graduation be self-reliant to participate in the technological development and the advancement of Information and Communication Technology in Ghana and indeed the world.
  • Prepare students for post-graduate work in the field of Information and Communication Technology Management education and research.

Causes taught in the department are outlined below:

  • PBIM 101 Introduction to Information Technology
  • PBIM103   Business Mathematics
  • PBIM 105 Graphics and Multimedia Applications
  • PBIM107 Communication Skills
  • PBPS105   French Language I
  • PBPS 111 Fundamentals Public Administration
  • PBIM102 Business Application Software
  • PBIM104 Computer Hardware Systems
  • PBIM106   Programming Fundamentals
  • PBIM108     Introduction to Management
  • PBPS112   Business Communication
  • PBPS108   French Language II

LEVEL 200

  • PBIM201 Web Development Fundamentals
  • PBIM203 Operating Systems
  • PBIM 205 Object Oriented Programming
  • PBBS201 Quantitative Methods
  • PBBS205 Principles of Economics I (Micro)
  • PBIM207   Fundamentals of Networks
  • PBBS209   Introduction to Environmental Management
  • PBIM 202 Web Development Technologies
  • PBIM204 Introduction to Computational Mathematics
  • PBIM 206 Principles of Accounting
  • PBIM 208 Database Management Systems I
  • PBBS208 Introduction to Business Finance
  • PBBS212   Business Law
  • PBBS214 Principles of Economics II (Macro)

LEVEL 300

  • PBIM 301 Database Management Systems II
  • PBIM 303 System Analysis and Design
  • PBIM 305 Automation of Business Processes and Systems
  • PBIM 307 Data Communication and Computer Networks
  • PBBS301 Business Statistics
  • PBBS309 Introduction Total Quality Management
  • PBIM 304   Network and Systems Administration
  • PBIM 306   Software Quality Management
  • PBBS 306   Management Information Systems
  • PBBS304   Research Methods
  • PBBA 304 Operations Management
  • PBBS206 Economy of Ghana

LEVEL 400

  • PBBS 401 Internship
  • PBIM 401 Computer and Network Security
  • PBIM 403 Information Management
  • PBIM 405 IT Implementation and Maintenance
  • PBIM407 Information Technology Projects Management
  • PBBA303    Human Resource Management
  • PBIM 409 Electronic Business
  • PBIM 411 End User Management
  • PBBS 400 Dissertation
  • PBIM 402 Systems Audit and Control
  • PBIM 404 Management of IT Systems and Resources
  • PBIM404 Professional Computing Practice
  • PBBS302 Entrepreneurship Development
  • PBIM 408 Mobile Web Development
  • PBIM 412 Marketing in the IT Sector

Welcome to the Faculty of Professional Studies

  The Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) is a Directorate of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). The Institute is mandated to carry out such continuing Professional education, consultancies, and other income generating activities relating or relevant to education and training. The Institute of Professional Studies is headed by a Director.

 Vision

To be the leading tuition provider in Professional Programmes in Africa and beyond.

Mission

 We strive to provide and promote quality Professional education and training in Accounting, Financial Management and Marketing. The interest of our student is our priority.

Research areas include Accounting, Financial Management and Marketing.

Taught Programmes

The Institute of Professional Studies is the only public tertiary institution in Ghana currently mandated and accredited to provide both Degree and Professional programmes in the academic disciplines of accountancy and management. Since its establishment in 1965, the Institute has been collaborating with the following Professional Bodies:

 • Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA) U.K.
 • Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG).
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) U.K.
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) U.K.
 • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) U.K.


 It has since been training students for aforementioned professional examinations.
                             

School of Graduate Studies

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a public sector academic and professional institution with fifty (50) years of experience in the field of Business Professional education, with many of its graduates in responsible positions in both the public and private sectors. However, the University is relatively new in the academic discipline with the School of Research and Graduate Studies, being even much younger, established in 2009. Because of the professional nature and market relevance of the UPSA Programmes and the employability as well as salary premiums enjoyed by alumni, the Graduate School is rapidly establishing its presence with over 500 students in nine (9) different Master Degree programmes with many more pending accreditations. With the focus on continual learning and development, the Graduate School is poised to develop an effective and unique system to create a distinctive image in Ghana and beyond. Consequently the Graduate School is in the process of building its systems and laying the foundation for a solid academic and professional profile, quite different from the requirements of a purely professional or academic Institution.

Mission Statement

We strive to provide quality graduate education and research in business and related disciplines to produce creative learning people in pursuit of development. In doing this, we leverage a structured mix of scholarship with Professionalism.

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 driving forces of School of Graduate Studies (SOGS) existence.

We believe our first responsibility is to the students, staff, alumni and all other stakeholders. In meeting their needs, everything we do exemplify continual learning and development.

The foundation of Graduate School is based on the need to provide higher level business education that is responsive to societal needs and prepares graduates to creatively and critically apply knowledge and skills for economic and social improvement. From our foundation as a place of useful and applied learning, we consider as critical, our responsibility to research, teach and be of benefit to society.

Vision Statement

To be a world-class graduate school of Business and related disciplines inspired by values of Learning, Integrity and Development.

Functions of the Graduate School

In achieving its mission and objectives, Graduate School relies on three functional areas which include:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research
  • Industry Support and engagement with society

Taught Programmes

  1. Master of Business Administration in Petroleum Accounting & Finance
  2. Master of Business Administration in Internal Auditing
  3. Master of Business Administration in Corporate Governance
  4. Master of Business Administration in Marketing
  5. Master of Business Administration in Total Quality Management
  6. Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance
  7. Master of Business Administration in Auditing
  8. Masters in Computer Science

Research Programmes

  1. Master of Philosophy in Leadership
  2. Master of Science in Leadership

Research Areas

AAU/DFID

Enhancing the Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Community Development by Traditional Leaders in the Oil and Gas Regions of Ghana – Project completed

CODESRIA

Forces Promoting or Constraining the Development of Quality Assurance as a Governance Tool for Accountability in Higher Educational Institutions: The Case of Ghana – on going

Facilities

Computer Laboratory/ICT Facilities Available

The School has a well-equipped computer laboratory which is opened to both students and staff. In addition, the School has developed a data processing centre that uses a student database Software. The Software performs four functions:

  • Registration of Students
  • Processing of Examination Results
  • Transcript Generation

Library

The School has a Postgraduate Library that has a wide range of books for teaching, learning and research activities.

Lecture Halls

There are a number of lecture halls with whiteboards and felt pen facilities for teaching. The halls are well furnished with air-conditioners and public address systems with overhead projectors to facilitate teaching and learning.

Cafeteria

The School recognizes the need to provide hygienic food for its staff and students. It is for this reason that a refectory has been opened to regulate food provision at the School under hygienic conditions and at affordable prices. The Senior Members’ Club House and a Snack Bar for Junior Members also serve drinks and snacks.

Supply of Utilities

Water: Water supply to the School is currently above average and reliable. This will be complimented by underground water reservoir and borehole facility with reverse osmosis for purifying.

Power: Power supply is adequate. Besides, the University has in place two heavy duty stand-by generators for use.

Internet Connectivity: The entire Graduate School has internet connectivity.

Health

The University has a clinic equipped with modern health facilities (including ambulance) for emergencies under the care of a Principal Medical Officer and Senior Medical Officer to address the health needs of both staff and students.

Safety/Security

Equipments including fire extinguishers have been provided at vantage points of the School for safety purposes. The School also has enough security personnel who are at post both Day and Night.

Welcome to Evening Schools

The University of Professional Studies Evening School Programme is a specifically designed programme which takes students through a number of Business modules to Diploma and Degree programmes. It is flexible: it enables students to study and achieve some level of specialization in areas of particular interest to them, and to progress at their preferred pace. It also offers a supportive environment in which mature students can fulfill their academic and intellectual potential. WHO CAN ENROLL? IS IT YOU? – WE HOPE SO . . .

The Evening School Programmes are designed for those thinking about returning to study later in life and those who are so busy and hitherto will not get the opportunity to enroll as a regular student. It is for people who have daytime commitments, or perhaps a health condition, which means that part-time study, is the only viable option. It is a programme for adults who have some recent experience of study or who are working in a demanding professional environment where organizational and/or technical skills have been tested. It is for adults who feel they have missed out on higher education but are confident that they can succeed in degree-level studies. It is for mature learners who feel they would work best in a supportive environment, with dedicated staff, alongside other committed students.

Philosophy of the Evening School

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), in the quest to become a Centre of academic excellence, has introduced new programmes and varied sessions (morning, evening and weekend) to meet contemporary socio-economic and human resource challenges. This posturing was consequential to it receiving the Presidential Charter in September, 2008 to award degrees, diplomas and certificates.

The Evening School was created in January 2010 to address the peculiar challenges associated with working and acquiring tertiary education concurrently. In this regard, the Evening School is an avenue for potential candidates of the University’s programmes who cannot make time for regular hours of lectures to take advantage of this window of opportunity to enhance their skills. This decentralization is also to enhance effective management of the University.

OBJECTIVE

The objectives of the Evening School are to:

• Offer the existing academic programmes to prospective applicants (particularly workers) who do not find the lecture hours of the morning session convenient.
• Create the needed conducive environment for adult learning.
• Make UPSA academic programmes more accessible to a good number of people who normally would not have had the opportunity to enhance their personal skills.

THE EVENING DEGREE AT A GLANCE

• Study for a Diploma or Bachelor of Science (General) Degree in 1 – 4 years
• Combine a range of modules and build up your degree programme
• Credit can be given for recent previous learning
• Take classes on evenings
• Academic year begins in August
• Flexible to changes in your circumstances
• Supportive study environment

WELCOME

At the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) we believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit, that education should be available to the widest possible community, and that no student should be denied access to a university education by age, social background or inability to pay. We have enhanced the flexibility of our diploma and undergraduate degree programmes to make participation attractive to everyone in our local communities. Our degree-level classes are run in the evenings to accommodate students with daytime commitments, particularly those who live locally in and around the Greater Accra Region though we have private hostel facilities that accommodate students coming from outside Greater Accra and the country.

We are now able to offer a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Accounting, Banking and Finance degree to students who have taken advantage of the breadth of science modules available to study. Many students who apply acquire credit for earlier qualifications, making it possible to gain a University of Professional Studies degree in a considerably shorter time-frame; our first cohort of Evening Degree students graduated in 2012. 

We take pride in the University’s reputation as a caring institution where every student matters, and where excellent undergraduate teaching is a top priority. This is a philosophy we carry into the Evening School programme, and I am delighted to extend a warm invitation to you to explore the opportunities available to experience for yourself the academic environment which makes University of Professional Studies, Accra one of the best universities in Ghana and one of the top institutions in the world.

Helen Arkorful
Dean of the Evening School
University of Professional Studies, Accra
Ghana

Welcome to Distance Learning School

The emergence of Distance learning is changing dynamics of teaching and learning at higher education globally. The demand for tertiary education, nationally and worldwide, in the last few decades has outstretched the limited resources of educational institutions. In short, access has become critical and is available to a few. The solution has been to utilize innovative approaches including Open Distance Learning (ODL). The Ghana Government policy on Tertiary Education and education technology innovations worldwide provides the policy framework for Ghanaian Universities to increase access to tertiary education. In response, UPSA has taken up the challenge to increase access to tertiary education and training through the Distance Learning School (DLS).

The introduction of Distance Learning School at University of Professional Studies, (UPSA) Accra is in line with one of the strategic objectives of the University that states: “Establish a Virtual life-long learning Centre to meet the diverse needs of non-traditional and off-campus learning.” The DLS avails opportunity for cross sections of professionals and students to take advantage to enroll to be part of the university system.

The target learners for the DLS are professional and students who cannot take time off their hectic schedules to join the normal face-to-face or traditional mode of teaching and learning. Some of these students are found within and without the country. In addition, these targets learners are potential future professionals whose courses are located at UPSA.

Vision

UPSA’s DLS aspires to be a world-class open distance education provider in both academic and professional disciplines, nationally entrenched, regionally recognized and globally relevant. The UPSA’s DLS vision is to increase access to both asynchronous and synchronous professional tertiary education and training through blended mode of distance education.

Mission

UPSA’s DLS strives to provide flexible open distance education to promote higher professional education and training in business and other social science related disciplines by leveraging a structured mix of Scholarship with Professionalism.

UPSA’s DLS provides quality professional and demand driven tertiary and lifelong educational programmes and courses through the use of emerging new technologies


Mode of Operation

The pilot phase will involve both undergraduate and graduate School programmes. The DLS adopts the blended or hybrid method of teaching and learning. Blended learning method will be deployed by using multiple teaching and learning strategies, a range of technologies in combination with face-to-face interaction and the deployment of both physical and virtual resources.

Facilities

The DLS has a number of facilities, which will enable it carry out its mandate of teaching and research in the University. UPSA has in place an open source platform known as Moodle. Currently, faculty members have been using the platform in delivering their courses. UPSA DLS will expand the use of Moodle platform and add up other open source software plug-ins to enhance the usage of the platform. There shall be Ultra Modern Distance Learning Centre, where both faculty and students could use to enhance teaching and learning.

Piloted Graduate Programmes

The following Graduate School Programmes are going to be deployed through blended distance learning mode: 

• MBA in Accounting/Finance
• MBA in Corporate Governance
• MBA in Marketing
• MPhil in Leadership
• MBA Petroleum Accounting and Finance
• MBA Internal Auditing
• MBA Total Quality Management
The programmes Undergraduate programmes will follow suit in subsequent academic years.

Contacts The Coordinator
Distance Learning School
University of Professional Studies
P.O Box LG 149, Accra
Tel: +233 244438164 +233 244438164
Email:distance.learningschool@upsa.edu.gh,
distance.learning-school@upsamail.edu.gh

Welcome to Weekend School

The Weekend School of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) was established in August 2009. The establishment of the School was necessitated after the management of UPSA had realized the challenges encountered by most of the regular students at the university. The challenges included late arrival of students to the classroom, physical and mental exhaustion of students after close of work which adversely affected their academic performance. The main objective is to make the academic programs of the university more accessible to a greater number of students and make optimal use of the facilities of the university.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Weekend School is to produce scholars who aspire to become tomorrow’s practitioners and leaders. The school aims to use the advancement in modern technology and enriched curricular to educate its students through the integration of academic excellence and professionalism.

Vision Statement

We aim to be one of the top Weekend Schools of Higher Education globally, with a reputation for research and teaching.

Research Areas

The research areas of the School include Business Management/Leadership, Marketing, Accountancy, Company Secretarial Practices, and Corporate Governance.

Facilities

State-of-the-art facilities including communication networks and computer -aided technologies.

Taught Programmes

The programmes run by the School include BSc. Marketing, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance, and Post-graduate programmes.

Contacts
The Office of the Dean
Weekend School
University of Professional Studies
P. O Box LG 149, Legon-Accra
Tel: +233 302-500722 +233 302-500722/500171/500723
Email: gdgyamfi@upsa.edu.gh