Dean's Message

Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies (SOGS) of the University of Graduate Studies of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). It’s so refreshing to introduce you to our unique professional tradition that thrives on combining scholarship with Professionalism. Expressively, our programmes are not only designed to meet the growing demand in the business industry but also aimed at equipping prospective candidates with the requisite skills and expertise to manage contemporary business challenges in Accountancy, Management, Marketing, Governance, Auditing and leadership disciplines in both public and private sectors within any global jurisdiction.

Recognising our vision to become a leading centre of research and a world-class graduate school of management/accountancy inspired by values of integrity and creativity, the School of Graduate Studies (UPSA) unlike other similar institutions of higher learning expects high standard of scholarship and professionalism from its students. To achieve this target, the School has assembled some of the best faculty with both professional and academic qualifications with enormous experience in the corporate world of business. Our main aim is to care about teaching and research to help you in the pursuit of your dreams.

As the new Dean of SOGS, it is worthy to note that the School has expanded its number of programmes from four (4) to nine (9) since its inception in the year 2009 by the founding Dean “Prof. Goski Alabi”. Within a spate of eight years, the number of students’ enrolments increased from 160 students to 1,056 students comprising of a considerable number of international students from both Anglophone and Francophone countries. Currently, approximately 8% of the overall students at UPSA are registered at the School of Graduate Studies and over 16% of degrees awarded annually are granted from the over nine (9) programmes at SOGS. The high students’ enrolment and graduation ratio is a reflection of our quest to design pragmatic programmes relevant to the needs of individuals and the business environment.

 

Collaborations

The idea of collaboration is central to our work at the School of Graduate Studies. As a faculty and staff we have collaborated with practitioners, Alumni, regulators and students to shape our programmes to suit the meets of employers and individual aspirations and contemporary practices. In view of this motive, the School of Graduate Studies has collaborated with the following professional bodies:

Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG)

This agreement was signed to align the syllabus in MBA in Accounting & Finance to meet that of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana. The focus of this collaboration is to equip our graduates with current accounting practices and also exempt them from the first and second level of the ICAG examinations.

National Association of Local Authorities (NALAG)

The focus of this collaboration is to assign our students to members of these organizations to provide academic and professional recommendations to their challenges.

Chartered Quality Institute

This agreement was signed with the mother body of the Chartered Quality Institute in the United Kingdom (UK). The focus of this collaboration is to exempt all graduates of the MBA Total Quality Management to become automatic members of the institute. The formation of the Local is in progress.

Collaboration with Internal Audit Agency (IAA)

In collaboration with Internal Audit Agency (IAA) and with the Support of the World Bank, the University of Professional Studies, Accra designed the Master of Business Administration (Internal Auditing) at the tertiary level to meet high level academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy.

Possible Collaboration with (CIA)

Management is currently considering the proposal to collaborate with the Institute of Internal Auditors to position our students towards becoming professional certified Internal Auditors 

As a School of scholars we actively participate in community services and also encourage our students in the same direction.

By this message, I invite you to cruise our website to learn about our unique values, programmes, exciting faculty, students and premises. You may also visit our beautiful campus, where you can meet a wide diversity of people from over nine different countries.