University Of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) MBA

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University Of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) MBA

UPSA – Postgraduate

The School of Graduate Studies (SOGS) of the University of Professional Studies; the only accredited Public Professional and Academic University in Ghana, invites qualified applicants to enroll in the following focused global and corporate tailored professional Masters’ Degree Programmes:

MBA in Accounting and Finance
MBA in Auditing
MBA in Internal Auditing
MBA in Corporate Governance
MBA in Marketing
MBA in Petroleum Accounting and Finance
MBA in Total Quality Management
MPhil /MSc in Leadership

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance

Programme Objectives:

The Programme is designed to prepare successful applicants to strategically manage their organisations’ financial and other key resources. The aim is to develop the graduate students’knowledge in key financial areas, while developing their business and leadership skills, which can only be acquired by earning an advanced degree at UPSA. Accounting and Finance managers and leaders in all sectors as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment are encouraged to apply.

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The uniqueness of the Programme lies in its flexibility and practical emphasis without compromising academic research and rigour. The modern state-of-the-art lecture theatres and facilities coupled with electronic learning materials with wireless internet connectivity, as well as electronic library facilities provide students with an exclusive environment that facilitate advanced teaching and learning in a comfortable setting.

Target Applicants: These include practising accountants, finance managers, and management accountants in all sectors, national and international organisations staff as well as students.

Duration of Programme: 24 months

Entry Requirements:

Applicants seeking admission into the MBA Accounting and Finance programme must:

Have a good first degree from a recognised and accredited university/institution preferably second class lower or better in accounting/ finance or,
Have relevant recognized full professional qualification (Chartered level) eg.ICAG, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CIB or,
International applicants with a first degree equivalent and English proficiency can apply for consideration.

Master of Business Administration in Auditing

Programme Objectives:

This Programme is designed to prepare successful applicants to develop an understanding and appreciation of the values of the auditing process and the need to maintain ethical standards in the application of auditing practice. The programme focuses on knowledge and skills for systems and operations auditing.

The uniqueness of the programme lies in its flexibility and practical emphasis without compromising academic research and rigour. The state-of-the-art lecture theatres and facilities coupled with electronic learning materials for simulating real life situations and the use of computer assisted auditing tools and other computer programmes are available to provide graduate students with an exclusive learning environment that facilitates advance hands-on experience in a comfortable setting.

Target Applicants:

Accounting and finance managers, internal and external auditors and leaders in all sectors as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment by acquiring an advanced qualification in the field of Auditing, are encouraged to apply.

Duration: 24 months

Entry Requirements:

Applicants seeking admission into the MBA in Auditing programme must:

Have a good first degree from a recognized and accredited university/institution preferably second class lower or better with accounting background or,
Have relevant recognised full professional qualification (Chartered level) eg. ICAG, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CIB.
International applicants with first degree equivalent and English proficiency can apply for consideration.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN INTERNAL AUDITING

The Master of Business Administration in Internal Auditing is designed to meet high level academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy. The curriculum places much emphasis on understanding the concepts and approaches to audit, investigations, assurance services, consulting services and on developing skills to apply to the underlying concepts and approaches to professional services.

The purpose of the programme is to equip graduates with practical knowledge in internal auditing to develop, implement, evaluate and improve institutions internal controls to serve as catalyst for checks and balances to maximise the value of firms. The programme will also prepare graduates towards professional Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Certification or its affiliated qualifications.

Programme Content:

Principles of Internal Auditing, Public Sector Auditing, Conduct of an Audit and Audit Reporting, Information Systems and Fraud, Information Systems Auditing, Managing the Internal Audit Function, Total Quality Management/Quality Improvement Programme, Organisational Behaviour & Management, Fundamentals of Accounting, Information Technology, Corporate Governance, Public Sector Accounting & Regulatory Framework, Financial Management, Communication Skills, Business Statistics and Research Methods, Global Business environment & Managerial Economics, Taxation, Business Process & Enterprise Risk Management, Strategic Management, Internship/Seminar/Practitioners’ Forum, Project Work

Target Audience:

Corporate accounting executives, practising auditors of private and public institutions, managers of financial institutions, executive and partners of audit agencies, audit consultants, as well as aspiring graduate students who want to be more effective in today’s challenging business environment by acquiring an advanced qualification in Internal Auditing are encouraged to apply

Duration: 24 months

Employment Prospects:

Upon completion of the MBA in Internal Auditing programme, participants could be employed as Internal Auditors in financial institutions, academic institutions, non- governmental organisations, corporate bodies, international institutions, international civil service, local government and other related institutions, agencies and departments

Entry Requirements:

Applicants seeking admission into the MBA in Internal Auditing must:

Have a good first degree from a recognised and accredited university/institution preferably second class lower or better in any discipline or
Have relevant recognized full professional qualification (Chartered level) eg. ACCA,CA,ICAG,ICSA,CPA and CIMA or,
International applicants with first degree equivalent and English proficiency can apply for consideration.

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