The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has received global accreditation for its Master of Science in Procurement programme from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).
CIPS is the world’s largest professional body serving the procurement and supply profession, and the accreditation serves as a recognition of UPSA’s MSc program as a world-class programme that reflects the current and future needs of the global procurement and supply management profession.
A CIPS-accredited programme provides a fast-track route to becoming a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) and enables members to earn at least 21 percent more than their non-MCIPS colleagues.
“We are extremely excited about this great achievement by the University,” said Dr Isaac Boadi, Coordinator for the MSc in Procurement programme.
“The CIPS accreditation makes UPSA one of just three institutions in Ghana to be recognised by the global professional body.”
He added: “With this recognition, UPSA graduates are now eligible to apply for MCIPS after successfully completing their MSc degree in Procurement Management, an extremely prestigious qualification and one of the most coveted certificates a professional purchaser can achieve.
“It also confirms UPSA’s global status as a centre of academic excellence reputed for churning out relevant, market-driven programs that develop future leaders and professionals in business-related disciplines.”
MCIPS is an internationally recognised qualification that represents the global and professional standard within the procurement and supply profession.