University of Professional Studies, Accra
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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.
In September 2005, the 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 full-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).
- Official Website: www.upsa.edu.gh
- Chairman of University Council: Mr Justice Nii Aryeetey
- Chancellor: Drolor Bosso Adamtey
- Vice Chancellor: Prof. Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey
- Pro-Vice Chancellor(s): Prof. Charles Barnor
- Registrar: Dr. Seidu M. Mustapha
- SRC President: Sidney Quartey
- Campuses: Legon
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Bachelor of Sciencein Banking and Finance
- Bachelor of Science in Marketing
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management
- Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Management
- Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
- 4-Year Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
- 3-Year Post First Degree Bachelor of Laws(LLB)
- Regular (Morning) Session available for Level 100 entry only
Diploma Programmes (Morning & Evening)
- Diploma in Accounting
- Diploma in Marketing
- Diploma in Management
- Diploma in Public Relations Management
- Diploma in Information Technology Management
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
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for Various Levels of Undergraduate Programmes
- West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
- Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
- General Business Certificate of Examination (GBCE)
- American High School Grade 12 with at least Final Grade Point of 3.0.
WASSCE and SSSCE/GBCE applicants must have at least credit passes (i.e. grade A1-C6 and grade A-D respectively) in three core subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies in addition to any three elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better.
BSc in Actuarial Science programme applicants must have Elective Mathematics …as one of the three elective subject
Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Laws programme will in addition to ..the above be required to pass both written examination and selection interview.
WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Holders:
Passes in any three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be grade D or better) at the GCE Advanced Level plus a pass in General Paper. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) or better in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science Subject at the GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level.
Advanced Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE) Holders:
Full diploma certificate (passes in any five (5) subjects at the ABCE level and at least two of the passes should be grade D or better). In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes in six (6) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the GBCE or SSSCE or WASSCE.
Post-Secondary Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’/Diploma in Education Certificate awarded by any institution accredited by NAB.
Recognized Professional Qualifications:
At least complete Level One (1) of any of the following recognized professional qualifications:
ICSA, CIM, CIMA, ACCA, ICAG and CIB only.
Higher National Diploma (HND) with at most Second Class (Lower Division) awarded by
NABPTEX in disciplines relevant to the programmes being offered by the University (i.e. Accounting, Secretaryship & Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing, Statistics, etc).In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post HND qualification working experience.
Applicants in possession of university/tertiary diploma with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of at most 2.99 from any university/institution accredited by National Accreditation Board (NAB)in programmes relevant to the courses being offered by the University.
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level
Applicants must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the GCSE/Baccalaureate/Cambridge ‘O’ Level and three relevant subjects at the ‘A’ Levels.
Applicants with Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent recognized chartered professional qualifications ( i.e. ICSA, CIM, CIMA, ACCA, ICAG and CIB)applying to do the 3-Year Post-First Degree LLB programme must have a minimum of third class in addition to passing both written examination and selection interview.
Applicants who qualify under Categories C, D,E and F must, in addition, have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE credit passes in three (3) core subjects and two(2) electives subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE‘O’ Level.
Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least Second Class (Upper Division) awarded by
NABPTEX in disciplines relevant to the programme being offered by the University (i.e.
Accounting, Secretaryship & Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing and
Statistics). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post HND qualification working experience.
University/tertiary diploma applicants with at least FGPA of 3.0 in related programmes (i.e. Accounting, Public Administration, Management and Marketing) from any university accredited by the NAB.
Applicants with at least completelevel two (2) of any of the following recognized professional qualifications: ICSA, CIM, CIMA, ACCA, ICAG and CIB only.
Applicants who qualify under Categories A, Band C must, in addition, have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE credit passes in three (3) core subjects and two(2) electives subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE‘O’ Level.
Mature Applicants applying for admission must satisfy the following entry requirements:
Attained a minimum age of twenty-five (25) years by Tuesday, 31st May, 2017.
Show proof of age with birth certificate which is at least five (5) years old at the time of application.
Must have at least three (3) years’ work experience and should be able to provide a letter of appointment from their employer or show any proof of employment.
Must possess at least credit passes in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics or in the case of WASSCE or SSSCE/GBCE holders, at least grade C6 or grade D respectively in five (5) subjects including English Languageand Mathematics.
Must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination General Paper and selection interview.
Applicants with WASSCE grade D7/E8 or SSSCE/GBCE grade E or GCE ‘O’ Level grade7/8in English Language and Mathematics may apply but their admission would be subject to their having passed the University’s Mature Special English Language and Special Mathematics papers in addition to General Paper and selection interview.
- Postal Address: P.O.Box LG 149, Accra – Ghana
- Tel numbers: +233 302 500 171, +233 302 500 722, +233 302 500 723
- Fax Number: +233 302 501174
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