The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) has given accreditation to the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to run a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Accounting.
The programme is expected to begin running during the next academic year in the Faculty of Accounting and Finance.
It adds to other newly accredited programmes including Mphil Accounting, MBA Corporate Communications, MSc Procurement Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Organisational Development, and MSc Pensions Management.
The introduction of these new programmes, according to a statement issued by the School’s Director of Public Affair, Mrs. Aba Lokko, attest to the commitment of the University to respond to current and anticipated future national needs of our country.
The statement issued on Friday February 2, 2022 noted that the accreditation of the PhD programme in Accounting was welcome news for the Univesity.
“The accreditation of our PhD in Accounting programme is exciting news, and places UPSA as the second University in Ghana to offer this programme.
“UPSA is committed to continuously developing and rolling out forward-looking, market-driven programmes which add value to the industry and the nation,” the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abednego F.O. Amartey, stated.
“We have demonstrated evidence of the quality of our programmes through our graduates who hold key positions in industry. We will not relent on our efforts to ensure that our graduates will always be the first point of call by human resource practitioners,” he added.
The UPSA’s PhD in Accounting programme will provide students with a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge in Accounting and related areas, as well as develop their abilities to conduct analytical and empirical research in accounting, the School’s Management noted.
The programme is designed to enhance the capacity of those with specialisations in areas such as Public Sector Accounting and Finance, Integrated Reporting, Advanced Audit and Assurance, and Taxation and Fiscal Policy.
According to the School, the development of the programme was driven by a rigorous demand for independent Research work for carrying out industry-relevant research.
The PhD in Accounting programme targets both local and foreign applicants.
“With these new programmes, UPSA has increased its programme portfolio from 20 to 36 since 2017, representing an 80% increase” the statement concluded.