University of Professional Studies - Accra (UPSA)

University of Professional Studies - Accra (UPSA)
Location address: P.O. Box LG 149
Legon - Accra

Accra, GH

University of Professional Studies - Accra (UPSA)

The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) is a pre-eminent public institution that provides both academic and professional business education in Ghana. With over forty (40) years of experience, the University has gained a reputation as the oldest Professional Accountancy and Management tuition provider in Ghana with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and elsewhere.   The University was the first and still the only public institution in Ghana with the mandate to offer both academic Degrees and provide training for Business Professional education in Ghana.  The University currently has a student population of over seven thousand (7000) and staff strength of about 310. University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)

The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) is a pre-eminent public institution that provides both academic and professional business education in Ghana. With over forty (40) years of experience, the University has gained a reputation as the oldest Professional Accountancy and Management tuition provider in Ghana with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and elsewhere.   The University was the first and still the only public institution in Ghana with the mandate to offer both academic Degrees and provide training for Business Professional education in Ghana.  The University currently has a student population of over seven thousand (7000) and staff strength of about 310.

The University was founded in 1965 as a private Institution and  was taken over by government in 1978 by the University of Professional Studies Decree, 1978 (SMCD 200). The University has been offering tuition for various business professional programmes that are internationally recognized and acclaimed. In this respect, UPSA has contributed immensely to the teaching and practice of Accountancy and Management in Ghana. The University was subsequently, established as a tertiary institution by  the University of Professional Studies Act, (Act 566), 1999 with a mandate to provide tertiary and professional education in the academic disciplines of Accountancy, Management  and other related areas of study.

Subsequently, the University introduced Bachelor Degree Programmes in the various mandated disciplines to meet the demands of industry and commerce in September 2005 and received a presidential charter in September 2008, conferring on it the status of a fully fledged public university. The University currently offers Undergraduate and Masters Degrees for several programmes.  The combination of scholarship and 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 the local and international levels, calls for a review or amendment of the existing Act 566.   With the addition of the Weekend Programme, Publication of the Journal of Business Research (JBR) and Graduate Programmes, the University requires a new legal framework and additional resources and strategies to meet its future aspirations. The University has taken steps to propose the review of Act 566 of 1999 and the proposal has received cabinet ascent, waiting for a bill to be drafted for the consideration of Parliament.

With the background of the University as described above, it becomes clear that the University is in the process of building its systems and laying the foundation for a solid academic profile, quite different from the requirements of a purely professional or academic Institution.  


Vision

To be a world class education provider in both academic and professional disciplines   nationally entrenched, regionally recognized and globally relevant.


Credo

Knowledge, a basis for Development is relevant when Shared and used.


Mission Statement

We strive to provide and promote quality education and training in management and other related disciplines by leveraging a structured mix of Scholarship with Professionalism in Ghana and beyond.

We believe our first responsibility is to the students, staff, alumni and all other stakeholders. In meeting their needs, everything we do epitomizes scholarship with professionalism

Scholarship to us means the pursuit of Knowledge, and Professionalism means the application of knowledge for development in an ethical way. These two are the key driving forces of IPS’ Existence.


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