WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting)
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:Business School
Campus:Legon/ City Campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

This programme prepares students to occupy middle-level managerial and entrepreneurial roles in both the private and public sectors. The programme exposes students to all the courses required to train an accountant as required by the International Accounting Education Standard Board (IAESB). Students are trained to prepare financial statements in compliance to the reporting framework, compute and provide tax advice, conducts audit, cost and provide management reports as well as use design and use accounting software.

The programme trains students to undertake research, write reports and appraise investment alternatives within the micro and macroeconomic environments. Students can appreciate the human relations, and effects of public administration and strategic planning on accounting and organisations.

The programme has been accredited by the major accounting bodies in the world and graduates earn maximum exemptions. The programme is competitive, challenging and offers majority of interns to the Big4 and other employers in Ghana.

In today’s globalised world, the accounting profession is confronted with the challenge of coming out with measurement methods to quantify the economics of complex transactions associated with globalisation.

Business activities continue to expand rapidly beyond national borders and have assumed global dimensions. The increasing internationalisation of businesses and the growth of international capital markets coupled with the demand for more comparable accounting information across countries, have necessitated the need to bring the reporting practices of different countries into closer harmony with one another.

In response to these trends, there has been a massive drive for countrylevel adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) changing the landscape of reporting practices globally within the last decade.

• Improve students’ skills, and equip them with technical accounting information, analytical and generic skills for success in the accountancy field.
• Empower students to have professional accounting values including: integrity and stewardship.
• Inculcate in students through classroom and other experiences, the appropriate ethical and professional behaviour.
• Provide frequent and meaningful opportunities for faculty and students to interact with members of the professional accountancy bodies.
• Create an environment for students and graduates that is conducive to successful job placement and career development.

This programme also run through the Distance Education mode. The delivery is a combination of E-learning and face to face interactive sessions (blended/hybrid teaching approach). Students are provided with E-learning resources/materials for the programme.
Tutorials are held at weekends, and students interact online with their lecturers, tutors and other students using the Learning Management system (SAKAI).

• A flexible course delivery to fit your busy schedule.
• User friendly written course materials.
• Choice of Centre
• Equal access to higher education.


LEVEL 100 (First Year)

First Semester

Academic Writing
Science and Technology in our Lives
Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

Introduction to Business Administration
Introduction to Public Administration
Introductory French I/ Introductory Chinese I

Second Semester

Science and Technology in our Lives
Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Computing in Business
Principles of Management
Psychology for Everyday Living
Introductory French II/ Introductory Chinese II


First Semester

Academic Writing II
Microeconomics and Business
Commercial Law 1
Fundamentals of Accounting Methods
Social Responsibility and Ethics

Second Semester

Introduction to African Studies
Business Mathematics
Macroeconomics and Business
Commercial Law II
Introduction to Financial Accounting

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science &a Social Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 5 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4in English Language/Literature (SL) andMathematics (SL).

For Distance Education

Applicants must possess at least credits (A1- C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science applicants) or Social Studies (for non-science applications) and three elective subjects in General Arts/ Business/Science. In addition, applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science.

You must possess an FGPA OF 3.25 or better from University of Ghana and passes in five subjects including English Language at the GCE ‘O’ level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/SSCE level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/ SSCE level. Diploma holders from institutions affiliated to university of Ghana may also apply. The Diploma course should be offered at the degree level .All post Diploma students are admitted at level 200.The degree course should be in the same area of the Diploma.

HND holders from recognised polytechnics/technical universities with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 4.00 or better in programmes that will be advertised, are eligible to apply to the SAME area of study, and where required, supported with one other subject in a related field, for admission. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) core subjects and (2) electives in the appropriate subjects or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ level as well as passes in two subjects at the GCE ‘A’ level. Applicants may be asked to write an entrance examination and or attend an interview as part of the admission process. All HND holders will be admitted to Level 200 in the same area subject as their HND qualification.

These include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, the America Grade12 and 13 examinations and other external qualifications, which have equivalences to SSCE/ WASSCE and the GCE.

Mature persons who do not satisfy the approved requirements may apply for admission. Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of application, attend and complete the University of Ghana Access Course and pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination conducted by the University.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Wide range of job opportunities exist in both the private and public sector for holders of BSc Administration in Accounting including:
• Tax Practitioners
• Auditors
• Financial Accountants
• Cost and Management Accountants
• Maximum exemptions for the professional

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,287


Dr. Francis Aboagye- Otchere
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Cletus Agyenim-Boateng

Prof. Mohammed Amidu
Associate Professor

Dr. Ibrahim Bedi
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Rita Amoah Bekoe

Dr. William Coffie
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Teddy Ossei Kwakye

Dr. Joseph Mensah Onumah
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Godfred Matthew Yaw Owusu
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Samuel Nana Yaw Simpson
Senior Lecturer

Mrs. Edem Welbeck
Assistant Lecturer

Relevant Contact

Emmanuel Poku-Sarkodee
School Administrator
Mavis Nana Yaa Sowah
Senior Administrative Assistant