UPSA Joins Global Council For Business Programmes


The University of Professional Studies, UPSA has gain full membership status to the Accredited Council for Business Schools and Programmes, ACBSP to offer international business related programmes at the bachelor and doctorate levels.

Vice Chancellor of UPSA made this known last Saturday during the University’s sixth congregation, the move forms part of Management’s vision to enhance the institutions international presence. he noted that ACBSP a global body that accredits business, accounting and business related programmes at the bachelor, master and doctorate
degree levels worldwide.

In totality 2,437 students who offered different programmes such as Banking and Finance, Auditing, Marketing, Corporate Governance and Information Technology Management all graduated
251 out of the total were diploma holders, 1,905 undergraduate and 283 postgraduate student respectively

A total of 141 representing 5.78 per cent of the graduating class obtained First Class degrees, 441 or 18.08 per cent with Second Class Upper degrees, 1,029 or 42.19 per cent with Second Class Lower degrees, 259 or 10.62 per cent with Third Class degrees and the remaining 35 or 1.44 per cent went home with Pass degrees.

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Making his presentation,UPSA Vice Chancellor, Professor Joshua Alabi observed that the University in its quest to make progress of the provision of services through extension and consultancy activities to the nation and the global world, the Centre for Public Accountability, Drolor Centre for Strategic Leadership and the Otumfuo Traditional Leadership Centre were established during the 2013/2014 academic year.

He further stressed that the information and communication technology has made a tremendous improvement, which he attributed to the innovative efforts of the Information Services and Technology Directorate of the University.

Prof Alabi announced that plans are far advanced to introduce the Distance Learning Programme of the University.

He said UPSA’s joined the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes; a global body that accredits business, accounting and business-related programmes at the bachelor, master and doctorate degrees levels worldwide.

Touching on infrastructural development projects, Professor Alabi mentioned that internally generated resources were used to construct the UPSA Hostel, an ultra-modern library and reading room complex and an Anaerobic Sanitation System; that generates gas which would be used by various food vendors providing catering services.

To the graduating students, the Vice Chancellor said: “Persevere in your quest for uprightness and excellence as well as recognise your limitations. When problems present themselves, they are opportunities to come out with innovative solutions.”

Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, UPSA Chancellor said the University is lead in finding solutions to some identified critical issues in Ghana by the establishment of the three critical centres with different areas of attention with regards to academic excellence, he noted.

Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio, Chief Executive Officer of Reroy Cables and Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana Marketing Woman of the year for 2013, who was the guest speaker, advised the graduates to go confidently into the business world, keep their focus and be ready to explore the numerous opportunities that come their way.

“With the right attitude, the willingness to work hard, even with minimal remuneration and desire for self-improvement, you will be preparing yourself for the road to success whether as employees, or preferably, employers,” she added.

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