The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)
The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a progressive public institution that provides both academic and professional higher education in Ghana. With over fifty (50) years of experience, UPSA has achieved the reputation as the oldest Ghanaian human resource development institution in professional Accountancy and Management with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and abroad.
Formerly the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) was birthed out of a dream of a young man in 1965 as a private business professional institution. By dint of hard work, the founder, Nana J.K. Opoku Ampomah successfully carved a niche for the Institute as the only Tertiary Educational institution to train professional Accountants and Administrators in the whole of West Africa at the time. The institution has since undergone immense growth, development and restructuring over the years.
With great fortitude and hard work, a Presidential Charter was granted to the Institute in September 2008 making it a fully-fledged university capable of awarding its own Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees for its accredited programmes. In 2012, the University of Professional Studies Act 2012, Act 850 was passed to change the name of the Institution from Institute of Professional Studies to the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
Repositioned as a fully-fledged public university with a unique mandate to provide both Academic and Professional education, the University, which has grown from an initial enrolment of five students in 1965, currently boasts of more than 21,000 students and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes (ACBSP) in USA.
UPSA’s unique profile is underpinned by the combination of scholarship, professionalism, and entrepreneurship. With solid systems and strong values in place, the university has diverse offerings of Doctoral, Postgraduate, Bachelors and Diploma as well as Professional programmes and is poised towards internationalisation through strategic alliances and international collaboration.
ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINEE
Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey
Vice-ChancellorUniversity of Professional Studies, Accra