UPSA receives accreditation to run PhD in Accounting

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has been accredited by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to run a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Accounting.

The programme would begin during the next academic year in the Faculty of Accounting and Finance.

A statement issued by Mrs Aba Lokko, the Director of Public Affairs of the UPSA, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the other newly accredited programmes were Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Corporate Communications, Master of Science (MSc) Procurement Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Organisational Development, and MSc Pensions Management.

It said the introduction of those new programmes attested to the commitment of the University to respond to current and anticipated future needs of the country.

“The accreditation of our PhD in Accounting programme is exciting news, and places UPSA as the second University in Ghana to offer this programme,” Professor Abednego F.O. Amartey, the Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, was quoted as saying.

“UPSA is committed to continuously developing and rolling out forward-looking, market-driven programmes, which add value to the industry and the nation.”

“We have demonstrated evidence of the quality of our programmes through our graduates who hold key positions in industry.”

The statement said the PhD in Accounting would provide students with a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge in accounting and related areas, while developing their abilities to conduct analytical and empirical research in the subject.

It said the programme was 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.

With these new programmes, the UPSA had increased its programme portfolio from 20 to 36 since 2017, representing 80 per cent increase.

Source: GNA

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