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21.10.2008 Education

IPS to introduce MBA programmes

By Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh - Ghanaian Chronicle

The Institute of Professional Studies would from next academic year (2009/2010) introduce Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes in Accounting, Auditing, Marketing and Corporate Governance to its programme portfolios.

This is to help solve the human resource problems of the country in the areas mentioned above, and to provide professionals who are well trained to champion the country's developmental agenda.

The Acting Rector of the Institute, Professor Joshua Alabi, disclosed this in Accra during the school's matriculation ceremony over the weekend, where 2,091 fresh students were matriculated into the school to pursue various programmes leading to the awards of Degree, Diploma as well as Professional Programmes.

He further disclosed that the Institute is intending to establish a Quality Assurance Directorate to facilitate the process of academic excellence, explaining that the Quality Assurance Directorate would be charged with the responsibility of carrying out systematic and thorough examination of the performance of the school, including the management systems, academic staff performance and relevance of academic programmes.

Prof. Alabi used the occasion to advise the students to be cautious of the secret societies and occultism which is gradually creeping into tertiary Institutions in the country, and warned that the Institute would deal vehemently with any group or student who is found to be indulging in such activities.

The Executive Secretary of the National Accreditation Board (NAB), Mr. Kwame Dattey, who was the Special Guest of Honour appealed to the authorities of tertiary Institutions to establish Internal Quality Assurance units to periodically and rigorously subject the institutions and their programmes to self-assessment before even the NAB.

This would enable the Institutions to assess themselves on how to meet their set aims and objectives, as well as their contributions to the country's quest to attain a middle-income status by 2015.