MPhil /MSc in Leadership
The Master Of Science Programme
The Master of Science in Leadership Programme is a blended learning programme of the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Professional Studies Accra. The Programme is intended to develop leaders with a global impact. The Programme was developed with inputs from leaders of global operations of a variety of public, private and non-profit/non-governmental organisations.
The Programme is designed for those working in, or interested in working in organisations such as embassies, high commissions, international non-governmental organisations, corporations doing business in the global market, governments, public sector officials, and the security services.
The purpose of the Master of Science in Leadership Programme is to produce exceptional leaders. This blended Master’s Degree Programme is one of its kind in the country and provides opportunities for adults to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes, which will equip them to perform creatively, ethically and effectively within their organisations. The programme also empowers those who want to learn in a way that creates value and brings about a constructive difference with their presence.
The Programme has been designed flexibly without compromising on the academic rigour and at the same time, made to suit the busy schedules of participants. Participants are presented with online library and interaction with local and international faculties. Online streaming video lectures and outstanding communication between faculty and students bring to life the classroom situation, offering an educational experience that no text-based degree programme can match. To make it truly international, courses are taught by a team of international faculty made of local, American, European, Indian and career diplomats to bring a global perspective to bear on the programme. This is to enable students to explore the added advantage of the diversity of views and experiences. The Programme is a learning-based model and not a teaching and assessment-based model.
Fundamentals of Leadership, International Culture and Communication, Corporate Governance, Administrative Law, Financial Management for Leaders, Organisational Development, Strategic Leadership, Understanding the Global Economy, Leading People and Managing Organisations, Ethics in Management, Project Management and Research Methods.
The target audiences for the programme are practising managers and leaders in the private and public sectors as well as members of parliament, ministers, metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives and co-ordinating directors, directors in the civil service, managers in non-governmental organisations, practising lawyers, doctors, pharmacists, security officers and aspiring graduate students.
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Leadership Programme, participants could be employed in various management positions in corporate bodies, non-governmental organisations, international institutions, international civil service, local government and other related institutions, agencies and departments.
Duration: 24 months
Applicants seeking admission into the Master of Science in Leadership Programme must:
- Have a good first degree from a recognized and accredited university/institution preferably second class lower or better in any discipline or,
- Have relevant recognised full Professional qualification (Chartered level) eg. ICAG, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CIB) or, International applicants with the first-degree equivalent and English Language proficiency can apply for consideration
The MPhil Option of the Leadership Programme
The Master of Philosophy in Leadership is similar to the Master of Science in Leadership option except that it is a research-based Programme for those wishing to have an added advantage of working in the academic environment or any of the other organisations listed in the Master of Science in Leadership option.
Duration: 24 months
Academics, leaders, managers of academic institutions, consultants, researchers and, practising managers in all sectors.
Upon completion of the MPhil in Leadership Programme, applicants could be employed in academic institutions as lecturers, deans, researchers as well as managers of local and international research institutions, non-governmental organizations, corporate bodies, international institutions, international civil service, local government and other related institutions, agencies and departments.
Applicants seeking admission into the MPhil in Leadership programme must:
- Have a good first degree from a recognised and accredited university/institution preferably second class lower or better in any discipline of study or,
- Have relevant recognized full professional qualification or,
- International applicants with first-degree equivalent and English proficiency can apply for consideration
Online serial Numbers (OSN) for the University of Professional Studies Accra are available for purchase at the cost of GH¢160.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and GH¢320.00 for international applicants at the following sales points:
- (a) Any branch of Ecobank
- (b) Any branch of Access Bank
- (c) By MTN Mobile Money Services
For further information please contact the University website or the School of Graduate Studies (SOGS).
COMPLETION OF ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM
(a) Applicants to the programme will be required to complete an online application .form. To this end, they are advised to read carefully instructions guiding the completion of the on-line Application Form.
(b) All applicants must submit the manila envelope enclosing the following to the address below
- Certified copies of all certificates and transcripts
- Two (2) endorsed recent passport sized photographs
- Birth certificate
- One (1) small self-addressed EMS envelope
- Two (2) completed referee reports
- Completed Declaration Form
- The vision statement for MBA/MSc. applicants
- Research proposal for MPhil applicants
The manila envelope should be submitted to the address below by EMS:
THE DEAN, SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES ACCRA P.O. BOX LG 149 ACCRA
Important Note: Applicants who do not meet any of the requirements above MUST NOT APPLY. Fees paid to the University are NOT refundable.
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