12 MONTH MBA

Ghana’s most Innovative & Practical MBA awarded by KNUST
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OVERVIEW

Whether you’re looking to move up in your current company, expand your career opportunities, or just find a clearer direction in life, Accra Business School’s 12 Month MBA will help you achieve your goals as easily as possible.

The strength of the MBA programme at Accra Business School relies on a hybrid faculty of accomplished industry professionals who bring industry to the classroom, astute academicians who take the classroom to industry and attended by high caliber individuals who merge the real world of business and the classroom.

Flexible
The degree is designed for maximum flexibility, allowing busy professionals to upgrade their skills and build a powerful network, without disruptions to their commitments at work and at home. Classes are held one full weekend in a month.

Accreditation & Collaboration
This accelerated management degree is a joint undertaking between Accra Business School and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana. Accra Business School provides academic direction whiles Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Awards the degree.

Affordable
As a social enterprise initiative in education, Accra Business School believes that MBA Education should not be the preserve of the privileged few. Our MBA therefore, is one of the most affordable MBA’s in Ghana. Our flexible payment plan also ensures that you pay as you go. Alternatively our Barclays bank students loan arrangement allows salaried workers to learn whiles Barclays pays.

 

How Accra Business School’s 12 Month MBA compares to other MBAs

 

        12 Month MBA      vs      Other MBAs

 

Duration

– Fastest MBA in Ghana, while you work

– 12 months  to complete

Generally between 18 and 36 months  to complete
Flexibility

 

Highly flexible learning approach for working adults

 

Inflexible learning approach for working adults. More suited for full-time students

Cost

 

Among the most affordable in Ghana

 

Too expensive for most Ghanaians

 

Rankings

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and

Technology  (KNUST)the awarding  body of this NBA is rank No. 2 in Ghana by UniRANK

 

Range of rankings and some not ranked at all

 

Study  Model

 

Study 1 subject per month  (perfect for working adults)

 

Study several subjects per semester (perfect for full-time students)

 

Practical

 

Practical delivery and assessments

 

Generally a heavy focus on just academic  theory

 

Accreditation

 

Awarded by KNUST and accredited by National

Accreditation Board

 

Suspicious awarding  bodies  and accreditation agencies

 

Learning Resources

 

Cutting edge  learning material

 

Varied quality of learning material

 

Entry Requirements

 

Flexible payments terms

 

Rigid payment terms

     

ABS MBA ENTRY REQUIREMENT

For entry into the MBA Course:

Applicants should normally meet the following criteria for entry into the MBA

  • A 1st Degree qualification from an accredited University/Institute or any professional qualification deem equivalent to a first degree, with at least two years relevant work experience. Documents needed includes;
  1. a) Copy of Original University certificate (1st Degree)
  2. b) Copy of Original Transcript
  3. c) Copy of any National ID card e.g Passport, Voter ID etc.
  4. d) Current CV showing at least 2 years working experience.
  5. e) Two passport photographs
  1. Leadership:

The aim of this subject is to provide a scholarly and in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of leadership. Topics covered include: nature and importance of leadership, leadership traits, behaviours and attitudes, leadership styles, leadership culture, ethical issues, leadership when creating change in organisations.

  1. Marketing Management: This subject discusses the importance and strategic role of marketing in today’s globalised  business  environment. Students  learn  the importance of pursuing objectives, employing appropriate resources, and investing in the  future of an organisation to ensure customer satisfaction. Topics  covered  include:  core  marketing  concepts; marketing strategy and planning; buying behaviour; role of marketing research;  positioning;  pricing;  product  development;  placement; foundations of marketing communication.
  1. Corporate Governance: This subject examines the development, concepts, and significance of the concepts and practice of Corporate Governance, and organisational governance within the context of organisational capacity building. Topics covered  include:  the  governance  partnership  (investors, companies  and  directors);  regulatory frameworks  to  ensure  good governance; theory and principles of corporate governance; director capabilities and responsibilities; corporate social responsibility.
  1. Project Management

This subject provides the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and close projects that achieve the goals and objectives on time, within cost and to the quality required, regardless of the line of business or industry. Topics covered include: project lifecycle; scope management and work breakdown structure; project scheduling using the critical chain approach; project resourcing; project control: managing project quality; planning and managing project risks; performance measurement and managing project teams.

  1. Financial Management:

This subject aims to prepare students for effective and efficient planning and management of financial resources in organisations. The subject introduces how a manager can utilise accounting and finance systems in decision making. Topics covered include: balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, financial statement analysis, basic cost management concepts, basics of budgeting, working capital and current assets management, managing inventories, time value of money and valuing bonds and shares, risk and return of financial assets, basic capital investment issues, capital structure and financing including the cost of capital.

  1. Strategic Management:

This subject provides an in-depth knowledge of the strategic management process and gives an exposure to the concepts and theories of competing in international markets.Topics covered include: strategy development; the external environment; an organization’s competitiveness; generic competitive strategies; competing in international markets; groups of businesses.

Prerequisites: May normally be undertaken only after completing at least four core subjects

  1. 7. Strategic Human Resource Management:

This subject is designed to provide understanding of the formal relationship between the employer and the employee and of the techniques and methods aimed at making that relationship more effective so that organizational goals and objectives are achieved. Topics covered include: definition of strategic HRM; the legal environment; workforce planning, recruitment and selection; training and development; performance management; compensation.

  1. International Business

This subject explores how and why countries trade with and invest in each other, and the global monetary system. It examines the strategies and structures of international businesses and assesses the special roles of an international business’s various functions. It also provides a critical approach that presents the arguments for and against economic theories, government policies, business strategies, organisational structures, and their managerial implications.

  1. Operations Management:

The aim of this subject is to provide an in-depth knowledge of issues critical for the efficient and effective operation of organisations. Topics covered include: the concept of operations and process management; network design and capacity planning; process design; supply chain management; inventory management; resource planning; quality management.

  1. Performance and Compensation Management This subject addresses the role played by performance, compensation and rewards management  systems  in  shaping  behavior  and performance  in  the  workplace. What  managers  pay attention  to, measure  and  reward  are  powerful  ingredients  for  influencing individual, team and organisational performance. Topics include: the nature  of  performance, processes  for  measuring  and  managing performance, principles underpinning the design and implementation of remuneration and reward systems; performance and compensation systems as part of a coherent HRM strategy. Prerequisites: Strategic Human Resource Management.
  1. Entrepreneurship

This course provides advanced understanding of the entrepreneurial mind-set. Entrepreneurs are pioneers, innovators, leaders and inventors. They are catalysts for change who shape the competitive global marketplace and have significant impact on our global economy.Topics covered include: the practice of entrepreneurship, how to foster an innovative work environment in addition to being able to formulate, develop, grow, manage and commercialise ideas through business creation.apital structure and financing including the cost of capital.

  1. Final Project

This subject focuses on designing, conducting and reporting findings from a business research project. The objective of this subject is to undertake a project related to the chosen specialisation. Students will identify an appropriate workplace-based research problem, conduct a small literature review, engage in data collection in the workplace setting, analyse the data and present findings in a formal business research report. Students will be provided with the access to online materials during their last stage prior to the Project start date. Prerequisites: May be undertaken after completing at least eight MBA subjects

Intensive Workshops

Rather than delivering each subject over a series of one or two hour classes per term, the 12 Month MBA is offered over three intensive workshop days per month. This allows students to plan their year in advance and accelerates the learning process.

The 12 Month MBA is offered as one subject per month. This means that students need to focus on just one subject at a time, in addition to their usual personal and professional obligations. The fact that the examination is just a month away from the start of each subject has contributed to high completion rates, as the students are continuously motivated.

FEES: GHC21,000

  Monthly payment GHC 1,750

  Quarterly payment: GHC 7,000  with  5% discount

  Upfront payment : 10% discount

START DATE: APRIL 

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