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GIMPA courses and requirements 2022/2023

The GIMPA Business School offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) Business Administration programme with a specialization in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing and Project Management.

This article will take you through GIMPA Courses and requirements.

Admission Requirements for Degrees

SSSCE Candidates
Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.

WASSCE Candidates:
Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates:
Passes in three (3) GCE Advanced Level subjects (at least one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics, a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Art’s subject (for science students).

Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes:
Applicant must have graduated with a good HND certificate (at least second class lower
division). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a minimum of two (2) years post-HND qualification working experience. Other diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to HND by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) may be similarly considered.

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) candidates:
Passes in three (3) subjects (at least one of the passes should be Grade D or better).
Also, the applicant must have credit passes in five (5) subjects including English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)

Foreign Qualifications:
All foreign qualifications would be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to tertiary institutions in Ghana in accordance with the National Accreditation Board Act, 2007 [Act 744 (2(2b)].Note should be taken however that the American SAT, TOEFL etc. cannot in themselves be acceptable as entry qualifications into GIMPA.

Professional and other entry qualifications:
All professional certificates and any other qualification beyond the ones specified above
would be referred to the National Accreditation Board for the establishment of their
equivalences, to determine their eligibility for admission to university. Note that the Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) qualification cannot, in itself, be used for admission into tertiary education institutions and programmes in Ghana.
WASSCE Awaiting Results:
Candidates who write the May/June WASSCE examinations are given the opportunity to apply for provisional admission into the daytime (8:00 am -3:00 pm) 4-year bachelor’s degree programmes.

Transfer from Other Universities:
Students from other universities who wish to transfer to GIMPA have the opportunity to do so. They must be in good standing from their former university. The application should include applicant’s SSSCE, WASSCE or GCE Ordinary and Advanced levels results, and a transcript from the transferring university.

Admission Requirement for MBA in Hospitality Management
A Bachelor’s Degree from any approved/recognized university with at least a Second Class Lower Division plus at least two(2) years post qualification work experience; Or

Applicants with degree classifications below Second Class Lower Division, plus GIMPA’s Post graduate Certificate/Diploma qualifications and at least two (2) years post-qualification work experience.

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Public Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration is an existing undergraduate programme designed to provide students with the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding of Public Administration in Ghana

TARGET GROUP
Holders of:
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE)
West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
Diploma from Universities and
Higher National Diploma (HND)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • An aggregate score of 24 (SSSCE) or 36 (WASSCE) or better in six subjects including core mathematics,core english, core science or social studies in the West African Examination Council(WAEC) Senior Secondary School Certicate Examination are considered for an admission into the first year of the programme.
  • Prospective applicants with G.C.E. “A” Level with 3 passes and a pass in general paper; RSA Stage II with passes in 5 subjects including English Language and Mathematics or RSA Stage III with passes in 3 subjects including English Language and Mathematics; Diplomas: Diploma in Business Studies (DBS); Diplomas from Ghana Institute of Journalism(GIJ), Universities, and Diploma from other recognised tertiary institutions, Technical Certificates such as Full Technical Certificate or Level II, Mechanical ENGINEering Part III, and Electrical ENGINEering Part III.
  • Other Post-Secondary Certificates such as Teacher’s Certificate “A” and Nursing are considered and accepted as meriting placement into the second year of the BPA programme.

There is no minimum age for admission to undergraduate programme of the school of public service and governance. However mature applicants must be 25 years and above before they can apply. Currently, prospective students are admitted to first (Level 100) and second (Level 200) years of the programme based on the above listed qualifications.

VARIOUS FACULTIES UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND THEIR QUALIFICATION

ACCOUNTING

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.

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), and West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates
  • Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes
  • Mature Students’ entry
  • Foreign Qualifications
  • Professional and other entry qualifications

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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.

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), and West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates
  • Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes
  • Mature Students’ entry
  • Foreign Qualifications
  • Professional and other entry qualifications

BUSINESS FINANCE

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.

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), and West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates
  • Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes
  • Mature Students’ entry
  • Foreign Qualifications
  • Professional and other entry qualifications

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

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), and West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates
  • Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes
  • Mature Students’ entry
  • Foreign Qualifications
  • Professional and other entry qualifications

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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.

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), and West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates
  • Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes
  • Mature Students’ entry
  • Foreign Qualifications
  • Professional and other entry qualifications

PROCUREMENT, LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

With Ghana’s agenda to industrialise, this four-year programme seeks 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.

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), and West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates
  • Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes
  • Mature Students’ entry
  • Foreign Qualifications
  • Professional and other entry qualifications

Marketing

Project Management

Research component:

Qualification for Award of Bachelor’s Degree

MARKETING

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.

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), and West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates
  • Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes
  • Mature Students’ entry
  • Foreign Qualifications
  • Professional and other entry qualifications

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Projects are currently used as the modus operandi in realizing 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.

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), and West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates
  • Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes
  • Mature Students’ entry
  • Foreign Qualifications
  • Professional and other entry qualifications

RESEARCH COMPONENTS

Students are required to undertake courses in business research methods and project report writing. These modules are to equip students with the requisite tools and knowledge to undertake project work in relevant area of discipline. Students will work in groups/teams to work on industry-relevant projects

QUALIFICATION OF AWARD OF BACHELOR’S DEGREE

To qualify for an award of the GIMPA Bachelor’s Degree a participant must earn a minimum of 120 credits and obtain a CGPA of at least 1.75. A participant must pass in each subject. The pass mark in an individual subject is 45 percent.

GRADUATE COURSES AND THEIR QUALIFICATION

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

MASTER’S IN SUPPLY CHAIN 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:

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

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.

START DATE: September every year
DURATION: Four years

HOW TO APPLY
An application form may be obtained by Download forms here 

Or
Apply Online

Click here for the GIMPA Main Site.

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