ACADEMICS

PROGRAMES
UPSA offers a wide range of programs that are specially designed to meet both the academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy. The curricular places a considerable emphasis on the development and use of analytic skills in problem solving, decision-making and implementation.

LIBRARY RESOURCES

ADMISSIONS
University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) admits about three
Thousand (3000) fresh students each year. This number includes
Diploma, undergraduate and graduate students from all walks of life. This page provides both national and International students with all that is needed to process their application.

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Degree Programs:

1. Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Accounting
2. Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Banking and Finance
3. Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Marketing
4. Bachelor of Business Administration

Regular (Morning) Session available for Level 100 entry only
Evening & Weekend Sessions are available for Level 100, Level 200 & Level 300 entries

Admission Requirements - Level 100

1. West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) & Senior Secondary School Certificate
Examination (SSCE) Applicants

WASSCE and SSSCE applicants must have at least credit passes (i.e. grade A1-C6 and grade A-D respectively) in three core subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social
Studies in addition to any three elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better.

Note 1:
Applicants for level 100 undergraduate programs, who will be writing WASSCE in May /June
2013, are also eligible to apply. They will be required to indicate their WASSCE index numbers and the subjects they will be writing on-line.

Admission Requirements - Level 200

Category A

General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) Advanced Level:
Passes in any three (3) subjects at the G.C.E Advanced Level plus a pass in General Paper. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) or better in five (5) subjects including English Language,
Mathematics and any Science Subject at the G.C.E Ordinary Level.

Category B

Advanced Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE):
Passes in any five (5) subjects at the ABCE level. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes in
five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the
General Business Certificate Examinations (GBCE).

Category C

Post Secondary Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’/Diploma in Education Certificate awarded by University of Cape
Coast.

Category D

Recognized Professional Qualifications:
At least complete Level One (1) of any of the following professional qualifications:
ICSA, CIM, CIMA, ACCA, ICAG and CIB

Category E

Higher National Diploma (HND) with at most Second Class (Lower Division) awarded by NABTEX in disciplines relevant to the programs being offered by the University (i.e. Accounting, Secretaryship &
Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing, Statistics, etc). In addition, the applicant must have
acquired a 2-year post HND qualification working experience.

Category F

Applicants in possession of University/Tertiary Diploma with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of at
most 2.99 from any University/Institution in programs relevant to the courses being offered by the
University.

Note 2:
Applicants who qualify under Categories, C, D, E and F must, in addition, have at least grade
C6 or grade D in English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies at WASSCE/
SSSCE or at least credit in English Language, Mathematics and any Science Subject at the Ordinary Level.
Admission Requirements - Level 300

Category A

Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least Second Class (Upper Division) awarded by
NABTEX in disciplines relevant to the programme being offered by the University (i.e.
Accounting, Secretaryship & Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing and
Statistics). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post HND qualification working
experience.

Category B

University /Tertiary Diploma applicants with FGPA of 3.0 in related programs (i.e. Accounting, Public
Administration, Management and Marketing) from any University accredited by the National Accreditation
Board.

Category C

Applicants with at least complete level two (2) of any of the following recognized professional
qualifications: ICSA, CIM, CIMA, ACCA, ICAG and CIB.

Note 3:
Applicants who qualify under Categories A, B and C must, in addition have WASSCE/SSSCE
credit passes in three (3) core subjects and two electives subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects
including English Language, Mathematics and any Science Subject at the Ordinary Level.

Admission Requirements - Mature Applicants

Mature Applicants applying for admission must satisfy the following entry requirements:

i. Attained a minimum age of twenty-five (25) years by Friday, February 15, 2013.

ii. Show proof of age with birth certificate which is at least five (5) years old at the time of application.

iii. Must have at least three (3) years work experience . Applicants should provide a letter of appointment from
their employer or show any proof of employment.

iv. Must possess at least credit in English Language and Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ Level or in the case of
those who hold WASSCE/SSSCE at least grade C6 or grade D respectively in English Language and
Mathematics.

v. Must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination General Paper and selection interview.

vi. Applicants with WASSCE grade D7 - E8 or SSSCE grade E or GCE ‘O’ Level grade 7 - 8 in English
Language and Mathematics may apply but their admission would be subject to their having passed the
University’s Mature Special English Language and Special Mathematics papers in addition to General Paper
and selection interview. Detailed information could be obtained from the Application Pack.

Note 4:
Successful mature applicants would be placed at Level 100. Applicants with exceptional abilities
may however be admitted to Level 200 depending on their entry qualifications, outstanding performance at
the mature entrance examinations and selection interview as well as demonstrable potential to cope with
academic work at Level 200.

Admission Requirements - International Applicants

International Applicants may be admitted on the basis of qualifications from their home countries for which
equivalence shall be determined by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of Ghana and submitted to the
University. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-
English speaking countries
The Faculties/Departments requires all candidates to satisfy the general entry requirements of the
University.