Academic Programmes

DEPARTMENTS & PROGRAMMES
Undergraduate Programmes:

Accounting and Finance

BSc. Accounting Programme

The Bachelor of Science Accounting programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive curriculum filled with accounting management principles. The programme seeks to provide students with practical management skills, knowledge, competencies and other relevant skills needed to stimulate their professional development in the areas of accounting.
Objectives:
Following the broad aim, the programme specifically seeks to achieve the following objectives:
• To equip students with high level of knowledge of the various concepts of accounting to create solutions to contemporary business problems
• To equip students with analytical skills to support sound decision making concerned with developing accounting systems which promote the effective management of an organisation
• To train students with practical knowledge in the fields of accounting coupled with integrity and high ethical standards to support the industry.

BSc. Finance Programme

The primary aim of the Bachelor of Science Finance programme is to train students with rigorous grounding in the theory, techniques and tools required for operating in today’s financial environment. Students will acquire the necessary quantitative skills to equip them with a strong financial foundation, as well as understanding the logic behind the use of specific finance techniques and financial decision-making. The programme also requires analytical thinking to critically evaluate key issues in finance from a variety of perspectives.
Objectives:
• To equip students with fundamental principles and concepts in finance with an ideal balance of finance, economics, accounting and more general management knowledge to thrive in high pressured environments
• To equip students with analytical skills to support sound decision making concerned with developing financial systems which promote the effective management of the organisation
• To train students with practical knowledge in the fields of finance coupled with integrity and high ethical standards to support the industry.
• To equip students with many aspects of finance and stand out from the crowd in the most competitive industries.

Business Management

BSc. Business Administration Programme

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programme is designed for students seeking to acquire a high level of knowledge from a broad base of business concepts to create solutions to contemporary business problems. Students will acquire the skills needed to integrate management, marketing, accounting, and finance concepts to develop strategies to improve short, medium, and long-term organizational performance.
Objectives:
Following the broad aim, the programme specifically seeks to achieve the following objectives:
• To equip students with high level of knowledge from a broad base of business concepts to create solutions to contemporary business problems
• To equip students with analytical skills to support sound decision making concerned with developing structures and systems which promote the effective management of an organisation
• To equip students with the relevant skills needed to integrate management, marketing, accounting, and finance concepts to develop strategies to improve short, medium, and long-term organizational performance.
• To train students with practical knowledge in the fields of business management coupled with integrity and high ethical standards to support the industry.

BSc. Human Resource Management Programme

People of an organisation contribute significantly to the overall success of the business. Hence, the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management programme seeks to equip students with thorough theoretical and practical understanding of key areas in human resource management. In light of this, the programme seeks to prepare students for HRM or managerial career in industry or the public sector.
Objectives:
Following the broad aim, the programme specifically seeks to achieve the following objectives:
• To equip students with fundamental principles and concepts of human resource management
• To equip students with analytical skills to support sound decision making concerned with developing structures and systems which promote the effective management of people
• To train students with practical knowledge in the fields of human resource management coupled with integrity and high ethical standards to support the industry.

BSc. Marketing Programme

The Bachelor of Science in Marketing programme is designed for students seeking to acquire a concentration of marketing knowledge within a broad base of business concepts. Students will acquire insights into the marketing process and the cutting-edge marketing techniques needed by marketing managers. Hence, this programme seeks to equip students with thorough theoretical and practical understanding of marketing products and services. In light of this, the BSc in Marketing programme seeks to prepare students for marketing or managerial career in industry or the public sector
Objectives:
Following the broad aim, the programme specifically seeks to achieve the following objectives:
• To equip students with fundamental principles and concepts of marketing management
• To equip students with analytical skills to support sound marketing decision making with a firm focus on the ultimate customer in this era of information and analytic-driven economies.
• To equip students with knowledge needed to integrate marketing strategies and programs with other important business functions focused on achieving the organization’s business objectives.
• To train students with practical knowledge in the field of marketing management coupled with integrity and high ethical standards to support the industry.

Tourism and Hospitality Management*

The Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management programme seeks to offer students with thorough theoretical and practical understanding of key areas of management within tourism, hospitality and leisure areas. The programme is designed to provide students with practical management skills, knowledge, competencies and other relevant skills needed to promote the tourism and hospitality industry
Objectives:
Following the broad aim, the programme specifically seeks to achieve the following objectives:
• To equip students with high level of knowledge of the various concepts of tourism and hospitality management as an interdisciplinary focus of study
• To equip students with analytical skills to support sound decision making concerned with developing structures and systems which promote the effective management of the tourism and hospitality industry
• To equip students with the relevant skills needed to integrate management theories and models to analyse and solve problems within the tourism and hospitality environments
• To train students with practical knowledge in the fields of tourism and hospitality management coupled with integrity and high ethical standards to support the industry.

Management Science

BSc. Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

With Ghana’s agenda to industrialise, these four-year programmes seek to develop critical human resource to support the industrialisation agenda. This programme, essentially, provides and equips participants with the skills to plan, source, transform and control the efficient and effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to satisfy or create value for consumers.
Objectives:
Referring to the aim, the programme specifically seeks to achieve the following objectives:
• To equip students with fundamental principles and concepts of procurement, logistics and supply chain management
• To equip students with analytical skills to support sound decision making in the fields of procurement, logistics and supply chain management in this era of information and analytics-driven economies.
• To train students with practical knowledge in the fields of procurement, logistics and supply chain coupled with integrity and high ethical standards to support the industry.

BSc. Project Management

Projects are currently used as the modus operandi in realising organisational goals in both public and private sectors. Hence, this four-year programme seeks to prepare graduates to effectively select, plan, control and manage all kinds of projects (big and small) in any work environment.
Objectives:
Referring to the aim, the programme specifically seeks to achieve the following objectives:
• To equip students with sound knowledge of project environments as a base for effectively selecting projects.
• To equip students with critical thinking skills to lead and manage integrated projects in organisations both in the public and private sectors
• To ensure students master critical project management tools, techniques and skills to successfully manage projects in any work environment.
• To prepare students to certify for project management professional (PMP)

Graduate Programmes

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)

The GIMPA Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is a professional degree. The MBA programme is designed to provide a strong and advanced education in business management and also to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary for the attainment of a competitive edge in Business Administration. The programme is geared towards graduates with little to moderate professional working experience after their bachelors’ degrees or professional certificates. The focus is on developing managers with decision-making abilities. As such, there is much more emphasis on using the case study and other problem-solving tools. Unlike the EMBA, this programme allows for in-depth specializations as most entry to middle-level managers focus on a functional area in terms of their employment responsibilities.

In the GIMPA MBA candidates have the following specializations:
Accounting & Taxation
Agribusiness Management
Finance
Healthcare Management
Human Resource Management
Marketing
Project Management
Real Estate Management
Sports Management
Supply Chain Management

  • A Bachelors Degree from an approved/recognized university with a second class lower division minimum, plus two years post-graduation professional experience.
  • A lower class degree, then five years post-graduation professional experience plus additional postgraduate or professional certificate/education such as the GIMPA postgraduate or certificate in business administration.
    OR
  • Professional qualifications such as ACCA, ICA, ICSA, GIPS, CIB, plus three years post-qualification experience.
  • Applicants with degree classifications below second class lower division and/or narrowly-focused professional qualifications should enroll in the GIMPA Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) programmes at the Business School to enhance their chances of gaining admission.

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

The GIMPA EMBA is a professional degree that is specially designed to equip graduates with the knowledge, attitude and skills required by chief executives and other top-level managers to meet effectively the leadership and managerial challenges they face in their organizations. As such, the programme adopts a generalist perspective that is relevant to those at senior management ranks and does not provide for specialization in any functional area of business. Some specific characteristics of the programme are as follows:
• Designed for experienced managers
• General management focus taught at a strategic/executive level
• Prepares graduates for strategic leadership roles within organizations
• Develops decision-making skills
• Fosters teamwork
• Professional and personal development are integrated into the curriculum
• Increased focus on applied learning that can be used immediately
• Highly qualified course mates to enhance networking
• Provides a broad outlook of business operations from a strategic and leadership perspective
• Taught by experienced faculty and professionals

  • A Bachelors Degree (from an approved/recognized university or equivalent professional qualification with requisite experience).
  • At least five years post qualification managerial experience.
  • Applicant should be at least thirty (30) years of age.
  • Applicants with degree classifications below second class lower division and or narrowly focused professional qualifications should enrol in the GIMPA Administration CBA programmes at the Business School to enhance their chances of gaining admission.

Master of Research in Business Administration (MRes)

The Master of Research in Business Administration (MRes) is a research-based degree that prepares graduates for academic careers in various functional areas of business at tertiary institutions and in the research departments of organizations. The programme emphasizes the development of skills in understanding theory, the research process and methodology. Graduates of the program are expected to make contributions to the advancement of knowledge of business practices through research, teaching and consulting. It is also designed for those interested in acquiring a doctoral degree in the future.
Areas of specialization are:
Accounting
Finance
Management
Marketing
Supply chain management

  • Strong quantitative orientation/background.
  • Second class upper minimum for graduates in business, economics and other social sciences.
  • Second class lower minimum for graduates in mathematics, statistics and typeering related sciences.
  • For the programme in Accounting, a terminal professional qualification would be an added advantage.
  • Expressed interest in teaching at the tertiary level.
  • Sponsorship by a tertiary institution will be an added advantage.
Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Programmes:

Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) and Certificate in Business Administration (CBA)

The diploma programme moves beyond the basic concepts introduced in the Certificate in Business Administration to focus on core business functions. The goal is to give students a deeper understanding of key business functions within a firm. Students are encouraged to explore these functional areas in preparation for more advanced career positions.

  • Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Applicants should normally have obtained at the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) and shown excellent performance at the level to be admitted. However, those with degrees in Economics, Commerce and Accounting with working experience may be admitted without the CBA.
  • Applicants should be 25 years and above with at least two (2) years work experience.
  • Applicants who wish to pursue MBA/EMBA with a class lower than a lower degree are advised to take this programme to enhance their chances.

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (CBA)

  • Applicants should hold a Bachelors Degree or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Applicants should be twenty-five (25) years and above with at least one (1) year work experience.
PhD Programmes:

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD)

The GIMPA PhD programme is designed to enrich students’ research skills toward facilitating their ability to conduct rigorous academic research with implications for Ghana’s development. The PhD programme model focuses on three basic areas:
• Rigorous training in general research methods as well as those specific to a discipline. This ensures the ability to conduct research at an advanced level. Such training is typically covered in two semesters of coursework and also throughout the programme in substantive seminars and workshops.
• Substantive coursework in a subject area discipline beyond the master’s degree level. This is designed to ensure theoretical, applied and empirical knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline. Such coursework is typically covered in one semester.
• A supervised written thesis that typically takes up to two years to complete.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Accounting
Finance
Management (HRM/Strategy)
Marketing
Project Management
Supply Chain Management

Doctor of Management ( DMGT)

The GIMPA Doctor of Management (DMGT) programme is designed for professional and senior executives with extensive managerial experience who are looking to acquire knowledge that will enable them to transform business practice. It aims at developing scholar-practitioners with superior research and analytical skills that can be applied to critical issues in the world of business. The emphasis is on applied theory and research. As a result, the programme is designed around action
research. Thus, the research approach emphasizes topics that reflect the intersection of theory and contemporary business issues. The programme is a three-year (six-semester) general management, lockstep programme consisting of 12 three-credit courses, 2 two-credit research papers1 two-credit research proposal and a 20 – credit thesis. It requires 62 credits to complete.

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