University of Professional Studies

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University of Professional Studies
University of Professional Studies logo.png
University of Professional Studies logo
Former names
Institute of Professional Studies
MottoScholarship with Professionalism
TypePublic
Established1965 (1965)
Vice-ChancellorProf. Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey
Students11,300
LocationAccra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
5°39′36″N 0°10′00″W / 5.659884°N 0.166614°W / 5.659884; -0.166614Coordinates: 5°39′36″N 0°10′00″W / 5.659884°N 0.166614°W / 5.659884; -0.166614
Websitewww.upsa.edu.gh

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) formerly known as Institute of Professional Studies (IPS), is a public university in Ghana. The main campus is located in Accra. UPSA is the first university in Ghana to provide both academic and business professional education. The University of Professional Studies Act, 2012 (Act 850) changed the name of the Institute of Professional Studies to University of Professional Studies. UPSA is nationally and internationally accreditated by the National Accreditation Board (Ghana) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) respectively.[1][2]

History[edit]

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 Accountancy, Management and other related areas of study by the Institute of Professional Studies Act, (Act 566), 1999.

Front view of UPS Administration Block

The then IPS had been offering tuition for business professional programmes. In September 2005, the then institute introduced bachelor's degree programmes 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 offers undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in several programmes.[3]

The development of the 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 University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).[4]

Programmes[edit]

Undergraduate Programmes[5][edit]

  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • 3-Year Post First Degree Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Diplomas[5][edit]

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Public Relations Management
  • Diploma in Information Technology Management

Professional programmes[edit]

  • Association Of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) UK.
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG)
  • Chartered Institute Of Marketing, (CIM) UK.
  • Chartered Institute Of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK
  • Institute Of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) UK

Post Graduate Programmes[6][edit]

  • Master of Philosophy in Finance
  • Master of Philosophy in Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Business Administration in Auditing
  • Master of Business Administration in Corporate Governance
  • Master of Business Administration in Internal Auditing
  • Master of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration in Petroleum Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Business Administration in Total Quality Management
  • Master of Science in Leadership

Doctoral Programmes[edit]

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Accreditation Board - Public Universities (10)". www.nab.gov.gh. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  2. ^ "Educational Members - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs". www.acbsp.org. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  3. ^ "Institute of Professional Studies(IPS)". Ghana Yello Website. Ghana Yello. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  4. ^ "History of the University". University of Professional Studies, Accra. Archived from the original on 2014-02-08. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  5. ^ a b "Undergraduate & Diploma Programmes". www.upsa.edu.gh. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  6. ^ "Graduate Degree". www.upsa.edu.gh. Retrieved 2018-11-06.

Sources[edit]

  • Institute of Professional Studies (2008–2011). "IPS STUDENTS' HANDBOOK". Institute of Professional Studies.

External links[edit]