KNUST IDL SALE OF APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

By | June 1, 2017

KNUST IDL SALE OF APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

IDL POSTGRADUATE, UNDERGRADUATE & DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

The Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, wishes to inform prospective students and the general public that Application Forms for Admission to the following Post-Graduate and Top-Up Programmes of the University through the Distance Learning Mode for the 2017/2018 Academic Year are now on Sale.

 

1. Postgraduate Degree Programmes:

  1. Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA)
  2. Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA)
  3. MBA Specialization (For CEMBA/CEMPA Graduates OnlyOptions available: Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Human Resource Management; Finance; Accounting; Marketing and International Business)
  4. MPhil/MSc. Industrial Finance and Investment
  5. MPhil/MSc. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  6. MPhil/MSc. Health Informatics
  7. MPhil/MSc. Information Technology
  8. MPhil/MSc. Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management
  9. MPhil/MSc. Educational Innovation and Leadership Science
  10. MPhil/MSc. Forensic Science
  11. MPhil. Industrial Mathematics
  12. MPhil. Post-Harvest Technology (Horticulture)
  13. MPhil. Political Science
  14. MSc. Project Management
  15. MSc. Actuarial Science
  16. MSc. Applied Statistics
  17. MSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  18. MSc Food Quality Management
  19. MSc. Development Management
  20. MSc Environmental Science
  21. MSc. Accounting
  22. MSc. Economics
  23. MSc. Disability, Rehabilitation and Development
  24. MA Sociology
  25. Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  26. Master of Education Degree (MEd)

 

Upcoming Postgraduate Programmes (Starting in August 2017)

  1. MBA International Business (2 years)
  2. MSc/MPhil Technology Management and Entrepreneurship
  3. MSc Security and Justice Administration (12 Months)
  4. MSc Energy and Sustainable Management (12 Months)
  5. MSc Packaging Technologies and Management  (12 Months)
  6. MSc Procurement and Supply Chain Management (12 Months)
  7. MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management (12 Months)
  8. MSc Distance Learning Education (12 Months)
  9. MSc Strategic Management and Leadership (12 months)
  10. MSc Funds and Portfolio Management (12 Months)
  11. MSc Insurance and Business Continuity (12 Months)
  12. Postgraduate Diploma, Strategic Management & Leadership (8 Months)
  13. Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management (4 Months)
  14. Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership (4 Months)

 

Top Up Undergraduate Programmes on Offer:

  1. BSc. Business Administration
  2. BSc. Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics (QSCE)
  3. BSc. Construction Technology & Management (CTM)
  4. B.A. Social Work
  5. B.A. Sociology

 

 

 

2 – Year Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

  1. Diploma in Business Administration
  2. Diploma in Architectural Technology

 

4 – Year Undergraduate Programme @ KNUST Accra City Campus, Kwabenya (Week Day)

  1. BSc Business Administration
  2. BSc Computer Science
  3. BSc Information Technology
  4. BSc Mechanical Engineering
  5. BSc Construction Technology & Management (CTM)
  6. BSc Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics (QSCE)
  7. BSc Mathematics
  8. BSc Statistics
  9. BSc Actuarial Science
  10. BSc Environmental Science

 

Entry Requirements For Postgraduate Programmes

  1. Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA)
  2. Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA)

The CEMBA/CEMPA programmes are designed by Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to help busy practicing professionals, managers and public officers to gain a higher level of competency in their respective functions, and expand their perspective to encompass a more international outlook. The programmes are offered through distance education, a learner-oriented system allowing greater flexibility in learning while students continue with their regular work.  At the heart of the programmes are the excellent learning materials licensed from some of the top universities across the Commonwealth.

Entry Requirements:

  1.   i.            A good First degree in any discipline, preferably Second Class Lower or better.
  2. Professional qualification (that is chartered level) eg. ACCA, CA, ICA, ICM.
  3. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in senior management/leadership position
  4. Satisfactory score in the CEMBA/CEMPA Admission Test. The admission test consists of multiple choice questions designed to test applicants’ capabilities in the following areas: General knowledge; English Language; Quantitative Aptitude; and Reasoning/critical thinking.

 

  1. MBA WITH SPECIALIZATION in the following areas: (For CEMBA/CEMPA Graduates Only)
  1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  2. Human Resource Management
  3. Finance
  4. Accounting
  5. Marketing
  6. International Business

The one-year top-up specialization programme is designed for CEMBA/PA Graduates to gain MBA specialization and identify themselves in specialised fields in their career paths.

Entry Requirement: Postgraduate Degree in CEMBA or CEMPA.

 

  1. 4.     MPhil/MSc. Industrial Finance and Investments

The MSc/MPhil Industrial Finance and Investments (MIFI) programme is developed with the broader aim of producing new generation of Financial Managers and Investment Analysts; and promoting techniques of achieving financial and investment systems efficiency. The course content provides a sound, broadly-based education covering the advanced principles in finance, financial markets and institutions, treasury and investments. By working closely with industry to understand their needs, the programme is designed to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills that businesses tell us they require.

Entry requirements:

  1. A good First degree, preferably 2nd Class Lower or better in the following disciplines: Accounting; Commerce; Business Administration; Banking and Finance; Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Actuarial Science; Engineering, Physics, Computer Science and related disciplines.

OR

  1. A final Professional Certificate (i.e. Chartered Level) from ACCA, ICAG, CFA and CIMA plus a minimum of 2 years working experience.

NOTE: MIFI will be mounted in Kumasi, Accra, Takoradi and Tamale Centres

 

  1. 5.     MPhil / MSc. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The programme is designed to provide an opportunity for candidates to study contemporary theory and practice as well as pragmatic issues in the field of supply chain and logistics through extensive industrial field trips which would constitute part of the programme. It is basically targeted at purchasing, supply chain and warehouse managers as well as logistics managers in diverse fields of practice who will wish to upgrade themselves.

Entry Requirements:

  1. First degree in logistics and supply chain management with 2nd Class Lower or better.
  2. First degree in any discipline with appreciable work experience in supply chain, logistics or transport management.

 

 

 

  1. 6.     MPhil / MSc. Health Informatics

MHI is designed for a wide range of people including medical lab technicians, nurses, midwives, medical practitioners, paramedics, and IT managers who want to keep ahead in this rapidly advancing field of health informatics. Candidates must have one of the following:

Entry Requirements:

  1. First degree with at least Second Class Lower division from a recognised university in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Technology and Communication, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science, Environmental Science, Biological Science, Human Biology, Nursing, Paramedics, Midwifery, Pharmacy, Herbal Medicine, Medical Laboratory, Biomathematics, Biostatistics, Engineering, Mathematics or Qualitative Programmes;
  2. Applicants whose first degrees are not listed under (i) above but have worked in the medical field for at least three years may be considered.

 

  1. 7.     MPhil/MSc. Information Technology

MIT Candidates must have one of the following: A first degree with at least 2nd Class Lower from an accredited University or University College in any of the following areas:

  1. Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Communication Technology, Business Information Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Social Science with a strong background in Mathematics.
  2. Students with weak Computer Science background, especially in programming eg. Social Science students may be required to take extra courses as may be deemed necessary by the Department.

 

  1. 8.     MPhil/MSc in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management

The programme, (BCERM) is open to working professionals from Ghana and other countries who want to develop a career in Business Consulting & Enterprise Risk Management. The entry requirements for admission to the programme are:

  1. A good Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least a 2nd Class Lower or better.
  2. Professional qualifications (i.e. Chartered Level) in Accounting, Banking, Finance, Administration, Marketing, Management, Insurance, Risk Management, etc. (e.g. ACCA, CIM, CFA, CFM).

 

  1. 9.     MPhil / MSc. Educational Innovation and Leadership Science

MELS is open to individuals from Ghana and other countries who want to obtain professional qualification in Educational Leadership, Planning and Management.

Entry requirement is any good Bachelor’s degree, preferably 2nd Class Lower or better in any discipline.

10.MPhil/MSc. Forensic Science

The MSc/MPhil Forensic Science programme is a one/two academic year programme, designed for science degree graduates who want to learn about the balance of science and law appropriate for practicing as forensic scientists.

Entry Requirements :  A good first degree, preferably 2nd Class Lower or better in the following programmes: Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacy or Human Biology. Candidates who are already employed in the relevant forensic related areas would be considered for admission.

 

11.MPhil Industrial Mathematics

The programme is designed to equip mathematically oriented graduates with powerful and up-to-date knowledge and skills in modelling and computational techniques that can be directly applied to solve real life problems that occur in critical areas of industry such as health, environment, energy, manufacturing, financial, agricultural, security, communications, transportation, rural and urban management sectors.

Entry requirement is a good First Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science.

 

12.MPhil. Post-Harvest Technology (Horticulture)

The programme aims at equipping participants with up-to-date practises and methods of handling, processing and storage of agricultural produce as well as structures and equipment employed in the handling, processing and storage of such produce.

Entry Requirements: A good First Degree, preferably 2nd Class Lower Division or better in Post-Harvest Technology, Agriculture, Agricultural Biotechnology, Natural Resource Management, Biological Sciences and other related sciences.

 

  1. 13.  MPhil. Political Science

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Science. Admission preference would be given to candidates with background in Political Science.

 

14.MSc. Project Management

The programme is aimed at preparing candidates for a range of managerial and executive functions relating to projects in any industry. Also, the programme was developed to bridge the continuous human resource deficit in this area and provide project management professionals with the knowledge required to reduce the challenges of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling project activities in an acceptable manner within any socio-economic environment.

Entry Requirements: The pre-requisite for admission to this programme are:

  1. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree (at least a 2nd Class Lower or better) in any field or discipline; and Candidates will attend an Interview.
  2. Candidates should have a minimum of two years relevant industrial or research experience.

 

15.MSc. Actuarial Science

The programme in Actuarial Science is open to applicants with at least a minimum of 2nd Class Lower division in the following programmes:

Actuarial Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering Accounting, Finance, Economics or any programme within the Mathematical Sciences with evidence of Mathematical or quantitative ability.

 

16.MSc. Applied Statistics

The programme is designed for graduates who have professional interest in the use of statistics in their everyday work and life. It is opened to graduates from the humanities, social sciences, life and health sciences and those who have a need to use statistics in their work, but have not had sufficient or current training in applied statistics.

Entry Requirements: A bachelor’s degree (with at least 2nd Class Lower division) in Statistics, Mathematics or a mathematical related Degree such as Actuarial Science, Economic Computer science etc. Any other degree plus a Graduate Diploma in Statistics.

 

17.MSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics

This programme is designed to build the capacity and produce a cadre of health personnel with requisite knowledge and skills in the field of human nutrition and dietetics aimed at promoting nutritional health and wellbeing in Ghana and beyond.

Entry Requirements: Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent (2nd Class Lower or better) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Food Science and other related courses may apply.

 

18.MSc. Food Quality Management

The programme is designed for candidates with requisite qualifications who are already working in the food sector. It is expected that the training shall among others, build the skills of candidates in understanding consumers’ behaviour, maintaining quality and improving safety in food industries.

Entry Requirements A BSc degree (2nd Class Lower or better) in Food Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Nutrition Science, Biology, Agricultural Engineering or Chemical Engineering or any closely related science or technology BSc programme from a recognized university.

 

19.MSc. Development Management

The DM programme was established under the auspices of United Nations Universities (UNU) and implemented by a network of Universities in South Africa, Northern Africa and Europe.

Entry Requirements A good Bachelor’s degree, preferably 2nd Class Lower or better, in any of the following disciplines: Planning, Building Technology, Land Economy and Architecture; Business Administration; Social Sciences or Engineering.

 

20.MSc. Environmental Science

This multidisciplinary programme aims at training students to recognise and understand the threats and conflicts in the environment today and appreciate the steps required to develop realistic solutions. The systematic approach adopted to this programme enables students to deal with all aspects of the environment.

Entry Requirements: A good first degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Geography, Culture and Tourism, Natural Resource Management and Agriculture.

 

21.MSc. Accounting

MSc. Accounting Program is developed with the broader aim of creating a new generation of accountants, through the provision of sound and broad-based education that covers the advanced principles and application of accountancy. It further hopes to equip students with solid grounding and knowledge in quantitative techniques, appraisals and evaluation of relevant financial issues.

Entry Requirements: Applicants are required to hold at least a 2nd Class Lower division in any of the following:

  1. Accounting; any other degree with option in Accounting; e.g., BSc Mathematics with Accounting; any other degree with part qualification from recognised professional accountancy bodies such as: ICAG, ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, etc.
  2. Any other degree with at least 2nd Class Lower, but without adequate foundation in accountancy. These prospective students who get admission into the programme via this route would be required to do additional courses to upgrade them to the requisite level.

 

 

 

22.MSc. Economics

This is one-year advanced degree programme in the Economic Sciences designed to train professionals for industry both at home and abroad. The rationale is to develop competences in three core courses: macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics plus a host of relevant electives. The programme has Options in

a) Money, Banking and Finance and

 b) Energy and Resource Economics Option (at the Accra Centre only)

 

Entry Requirements:

  1. A good First degree, preferably 2nd Class Lower or better in the following disciplines: BA/BSc. Economics, BA/BSc. Economics (with Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Law, Sociology, Political Science, and History); Bachelor of Business Administration, BSc. Mathematics/Statistics/Engineering /Physics/Actuarial Science/ Environmental Science/ Land Economy/Natural Resource Management; BA/BSc Geography/Geography and Resource Development/Geography and Rural Development/Geography and Regional Planning; and related disciplines.
  2. Satisfactory score in the MSc Economics Admission Test and/or an Interview.

Applicants who wish to pursue the MPhil in Economics must submit, in about 500 to 700 words, (a) An outline of research proposal and (b) Statement of purpose

 

23.MSc. Disability, Rehabilitation and Development

Practising Professionals/ graduates with first degree of second class lower or better divisionor better from a recognised University in the field of ; Disability and allied disciplines, Health and health related Sciences, Education and Education Psychology, Social Services or Social Work, Sports and Exercise Science, Architecture, Policy Planning

Pre-requisites for admission will be satisfactory results from:

I.            An interview

II.            Assessment from written motivational statement

III.            Fulfilment of the general University Admission requirements

24.MA Sociology

This programme aims at providing students with the ability to undertake advanced studies in various branches of sociological interest and opportunities for consolidating and developing a general competence in sociological analysis.

Entry Requirements: First degree, preferably 2nd Class Lower or better, in Sociology or Social Work. Applicants with first degrees in other academic disciplines will also be considered.

 

25.Master of Public Administration

MPA combines extensive coverage of the field of public administration with strong focus on effective management of public services coupled with strong leadership skills. Participants would have the opportunity to undertake in-depth discussion and analysis of public policies and its politics, management and leadership problems facing public organisations, non-profit and private institutions

Entry Requirements First Degree, preferably 2nd Class Lower or better in Arts or Science. Admission preference would be given to candidates working within the Public Service.

 

 

26. Master of Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) programme aims at inculcating pedagogical skills into higher education students, graduates and graduate non-professional teachers who seek to attain the status of a professional teacher. Successful applicants would have the opportunity to specialize in various areas.

Entry Requirements A first degree, preferably 2nd Class Lower or better, in an appropriate field of study from a recognized University. Applicants who wish to pursue the MPhil must submit (in about 500 to 700 words) the following: (a) An outline of research proposal (b) statement of purpose

 

New Postgraduate Programmes

27.MBA International Business (2 years)

Individuals planning a career in business must understand the intricacies of doing business with partners from other countries. Culture, language, political systems, geography, and socio-economic factors all influence a person’s business practices. Knowing that one needs to research not only the company you wish to do business with but, also, the culture, tradition, and business practices of those you will be working with is vital to business success in this global marketplace. Thus, one should study international business to be prepared for diverse business opportunities, knowing in advance that respect for and knowledge of counterparts in other cultures can give you a competitive advantage.

Entry Requirements: Applicants must possess a good First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University or institution of higher learning; with at least 2 years working experience.

 

28.MSc/MPhil Technology Management and Entrepreneurship

The success of business entities in contemporary competitive business environment is dependent upon the management of technology in business organisations.  In so doing, technology management requires three main ingredients comprising leadership, employee motivation and the use of appropriate technology. Thus, it is important to equip students from diverse persuasions as far as industry and prior academic capabilities and entrepreneurship are concerned to produce professionals to successfully address technological challenges confronting businesses of various kinds; and to also develop new technology capability ventures/firms.

Entry Requirements

The programme is an advanced professional oriented international qualification, open to working professionals from Ghana and other countries who want to develop career in the field of management science, operations research and system analysis. The pre-requisites for admission into the programme are:

i.            Candidates with Second Class degree (lower division) or better in Engineering; Science (Applied Science, Natural Science and Physical Science); Technology; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Medicine; and related courses from a recognised university who are interested in self-employment and starting new venture.

  1. Candidates with the requisite first degree (i.e. at least Second Class Lower Division) in non-technical areas of Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Social Science and other Business related programmes may be considered provided they clearly demonstrate entrepreneurial aspirations and interest in technology during an interview.
  2. Candidates with CEMBA/CEMPA/MBA qualifications would be admitted into the programme under special arrangement for MPhil or MSc degree; students would be required to complete selected taught modules and a research project within 1 Year (2 Semesters). Additional semester for MPhil with CEMBA/CEMPA.
  3. MPhil candidates must show strong research capability and must submit a research proposal of 3,000 to 5,000 words as part of the admission requirements

 

29.MSc in Security and Justice Administration

This course has been designed to meet the increasing demand for enhanced professionalism in the security and justice administration, as many people are now employing specialists to protect their people, assets, information and reputation from risks such as crime, fraud, accidents and protesters. This programme is therefore for people in the corporate, private, international aid, security, police or military sectors who wants to enhance their academic and professional knowledge and skills in the area of security and justice administration.

Entry Requirements:

i.            A GOOD Bachelor’s degree in ANY discipline, preferably 2nd class lower or better.

ii.            Candidates who HOLD a Pass/Third Class degree with 5-10 years working experience may be considered for admission into an MSc programme. In such a situation, the student shall attend and pass an interview; and show proven record of deeper involvement in research.

iii.            Candidates with other masters’ qualifications would be admitted into the programme under special arrangement for MSc degree

 

30.MSc in Energy and Sustainable Management 

This programme is expected to create a new generation of Energy and Sustainable Management specialists and promoting techniques of achieving energy investment efficiency. The course content provides a sound, broadly-based education covering the advanced principles in energy, petroleum and gas management; grid energy management, rural energy development and sustainable management.

Entry Requirements:  Applicants must have a GOOD First Degree in ANY discipline, preferably 2nd class lower or better.

Candidates who HOLD a Pass/Third Class degree with 5-10 years working experience may be considered for admission into the MSc programme. In such a situation, the student shall attend and pass an interview; and show proven record of deeper involvement in research.

 

31.MSc. Packaging Technologies & Management 

The field of packaging is a cutting-edge discipline that encompasses material science, engineering, project management, graphic design, and advertising. It is aimed at turning out new generation of Packaging Technologists and Business Managers with capacity to develop and promote efficient, effective and sustainable packages and supply chain systems that safely delivers products to consumers.

Entry Requirements: Applicants must have a good First Degree, preferably 2nd class lower or better. Candidates with backgrounds in the sciences, business management, graphic design and related disciplines will have added advantage. Candidates with first degree qualifications who have working experience will have added advantage.

 

32.MSc Procurement and Supply Chain Management (12 Months)

The main purpose of the programme is to sensitize, train and build up the capacity of officials of the public sector, NGOs as well as officials and executives from the private sector on procurement and supply chain management issues. The programme further seeks to offer a clear emphasis on the importance of professional relationships with other corporate functions as well as those with other upstream and downstream players in the overall supply chain.

Entry Requirements:

i.            Applicant must have a first degree minimum second class lower division in logistics, procurement and/or supply chain management with relevant working experience   OR

  1. First degree minimum second class lower division in any business related discipline or economics with relevant practical experience in the area of logistics, procurement or supply chain.  OR
  2. First degree minimum second class lower division in any discipline and a chartered member of CIPS, CILT, IOM or ISCM with relevant working experience

 

33.MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management (12 Months)

The hospitality industry is growing very rapidly and contributing nearly 10% of the world’s GDP. To ensure that Ghana takes advantage of this growth, it is important to train people with the right skills and knowledge to leverage on the gains made and further make the sector more competitive. This programme aims at bridging the gap between theory and practice leading to improved productivity and entrepreneurship among University graduates.

Entry Requirements:

  1. Applicants must have a good First Degree, preferably 2nd class lower or better from a recognised University.
  2. Applicants with Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality or Tourism Management shall be given exemptions or credits up to the number of courses they have already taken;
  3. Applicants with postgraduate Certificate in either Hospitality Management or Tourism Management or both shall be given exemptions or credits up to the number of courses they have already taken;
  4. Applicants with certificates in any of the courses under the MSC in Hospitality and Tourism Management programme from KNUST shall be given exemptions up to the number of courses already taken

 

34.MSc Distance Learning Education (12 Months) 

With increasing technological innovations and meeting the goal of preparing future educators, introduction of innovative teaching methodologies and instruction is indispensable.  This programme is therefore aimed at exploring contemporary innovations underpinning the design, teaching and instructional processes in Ghana. It is directly relevant to classroom teachers, at all levels in public and private sector educational institutions.

Entry Requirements:

i.            Hold a GOOD Bachelor’s degree in ANY discipline, preferably 2nd class lower or better.

  1. Candidates who HOLD a Pass/Third Class degree with 5-10 years working experience may be considered for admission into an MSc programme. In such a situation, the student shall attend and pass an interview; and show proven record of deeper involvement in research.
  2. Candidates with other masters’ qualifications would be admitted into the programme under special arrangement for MSc degree.
  3. Candidates with first degree qualifications must have at least 2 years working experience.

 

35.MSc Strategic Management and Leadership (12 months)

This programme is for professionals who are already in strategic management and leadership positions or individuals who are preparing themselves to be in management positions. In an increasingly competitive job market, this programme will aid the professionals’ development and help them to stand out in their strategic leadership positions. It is a highly practice-based programme aimed at providing students with the opportunity to enhance their current business practice, experience and develop skills such as interpersonal skills, leadership and project management skills, negotiation, and research skills.

Entry Requirements:

  1. Applicants must possess First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University or institution of higher learning.
  2. Applicants with Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership shall be given exemptions or credits up to the number of courses they have already taken;
  3. Applicants with postgraduate Certificate in either Strategic Management or Leadership or both shall be given exemptions or credits up to the number of courses they have already taken

 

36.MSc Funds and Portfolio Management (12 months)

It was estimated that 62% of projects at organizations that described themselves as highly effective in funds and portfolio management met or exceeded expected return on investment. Yet despite the quantifiable benefits of funds and portfolio management, relatively few organizations have perfected the practice.

For funds and portfolio management to become part of the organizational DNA, leaders must devote the time, education and resources necessary to instil the practice into how everyone— from team members to executives—thinks, believes and acts. The student will therefore learn how to generate the highest returns without exposing businesses to excessive risk and managing risk to increase the student’s effectiveness as a fund and portfolio manager. All the courses under this programme are constructed for the student to use practically and effectively once they leave the classroom.

Entry Requirements

i.            Hold a GOOD Bachelor’s degree in ANY discipline, preferably 2nd class lower or better.

  1. Candidates who HOLD a Pass/Third Class degree with 5-10 years working experience may be considered for admission into an MSc programme. In such a situation, the student shall attend and pass an interview; and show proven record of deeper involvement in research.
  2. Candidates with other masters’ qualifications would be admitted into the programme under special arrangement for MSc degree.
  3. Candidates with first degree qualifications must have at least 2 years working experience.
  4. Candidates with professional qualifications shall also be considered for admission into the Institute’s listed professionally oriented postgraduate programmes.  At this instance,
    1. Candidates shall have relevant recognized full professional qualification such as ICAG, ACCA, CIMA, CIM, CPA, CIB, CII, ICMCI ,CIRM, etc;
    2. Candidates must have at least 5 years working experience;
    3. Candidate shall attend and pass an interview; and
    4.  Candidate shall submit two reference/recommendation letters.

 

 

37.MSc Insurance and Business Continuity (12 Months)

Changes are inevitable in the life of every organization, in a similar manner, the insurance industry is witnessing deregulation and liberalization in most developing countries; these changes no doubt have led to greater product differentiation and lack of market transparency, a phenomenon which can effectively and appropriately handled by well-trained expertise who have undergone both academic and professional training.

The need for human resource with solid background in both insurance and management and knowledge in business continuity are highly preferred in today’s modern insurance industry because insurance has become a multifaceted product backed by promise to compensate the insured in times of catastrophe thus the need to meet the insurers’ needs no matter what and also ensure that business still continues.

Entry Requirements

i.            Hold a GOOD Bachelor’s degree in ANY discipline, preferably 2nd class lower or better.

ii.            Candidates who HOLD a Pass/Third Class degree with 5-10 years working experience may be considered for admission into an MSc programme. In such a situation, the student shall attend and pass an interview; and show proven record of deeper involvement in research.

iii.            Candidates with other masters’ qualifications would be admitted into the programme under special arrangement for MSc degree.

iv.            Candidates with first degree qualifications must have at least 2 years working experience.

v.            Candidates with professional qualifications shall also be considered for admission into the Institute’s listed professionally oriented postgraduate programmes.  At this instance,

  1. Candidates shall have relevant recognized full professional qualification such as ICAG, ACCA, CIMA, CIM, CPA, CIB, CII, ICMCI ,CIRM, etc;
  2. Candidates must have at least 5 years working experience;
  3. Candidate shall attend and pass an interview; and
  4. Candidate shall submit two reference/recommendation letters.

 

38.Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership (12 months)

This is an advanced programme designed for senior managers or directors with authority across organisations who aspire to lead by translating strategy into effective performance. The goal of this programme is to provide the tools, knowledge, and critical acumen to develop cutting-edge management strategies, implement them through assembling and leading teams, critically evaluate alternatives and assess results.

Entry Requirements:

  1. Applicants must possess First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University or institution of higher learning.
  2. Applicants with Postgraduate Certificate in either Strategic Management or Leadership or both shall be given exemptions or credits up to the number of courses they have already taken.

 

39.Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management (One Semester)

In an increasingly competitive job market, a PG-Cert in Strategic Management will aid the development of professionals and help them perform better in their positions. Unlike an MBA, which usually provides broad-based business knowledge focusing specifically on the core business disciplines, this certificate programme hones in on the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and motivate people while developing “big-picture” strategies

Entry Requirements: Applicants must possess First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University or institution of higher learning.

 

40.Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership (One Semester)

As business environments become increasingly complex, strong leadership is ever more vital. Business leaders need to be equipped with a multi-faceted array of skills to be able to respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities presented by today’s uncertain business world. This programme is therefore designed for senior managers and executives who lead and manage high-performing, dynamic organisations. The course delivers critical knowledge and skills in leadership, and aims to develop leaders through applied and reflective learning.

Entry Requirements:  Applicants must possess an First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University or institution of higher learning

 

Top-Up Undergraduate Programmes

  1. BSc. Business Administration

Entry Requirements: HND or its equivalent in business-related areas, such as (Accounting, Secretarial, Management, Purchasing and Supply, Marketing, etc.) Options available are: Concentration for the programme is in the following areas:

  1.       i.            Human Resource Management
  2.     ii.            Accounting
  3.   iii.            Banking and Finance
  4.   iv.            Marketing
  5.     v.            Hospitality Management
  6.   vi.            Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Candidates shall continue in the areas of specialization in their respective programmes for the Top–up. Specializations would be mounted in specific centres depending on the number of qualified applicants.

 

  1. 2.     BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (QSCE)
  2. 3.     BSc. Construction Technology and Management (CTM)

Entry Requirements for QSCE & CTM: HND in Building Technology or its equivalent Diploma Certificate. A sound background in mathematics is required.

 

  1. 4.     B.A. Social Work

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution could apply:

  1. Diploma in Social Work
  2. Degree or Diploma in Education
  3. Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges/ Nursing Training College
  4. HND in Management or Human Resource Management
  5. Degree or Diploma in Theology and Bible studies.

 

  1. 5.     B.A. Sociology

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution.

  1. Diploma in Social work,
  2. Diploma in Social Administration,
  3. Diploma in Police / Prison Administration
  4. Degree or Diploma in Education
  5. Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges
  6. Diploma from Nursing Training Colleges
  7. Degree or Diploma in Theology.

viii.            First Degree in any Social Science Programme

ix.            HND in Business Administration (i.e. Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, etc.)

 

2 – Year Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

  1. 1.     Diploma in Business Administration

Applicants must possess any ONE of following:

i.            WASSCE passes (A1-E8) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects in the area of study.

ii.            SSSCE passes (A–E) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics plus two (2) elective subjects in the area of study.

iii.            General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) subjects with grades not lower than D. In addition, Applicants must possess passes at the G.C.E ‘O’ Level in Mathematics, General Science and English.

iv.            General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘O’ Level with a minimum of five passes (1-8) in five (5) subjects including English Language, General Science and Mathematics

v.            General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or RSA Stage II with Grade A-D in five (5) subjects including Accounting, Business Management, English Language and Mathematics

vi.            Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) or RSA Stage III with passes in three (3) subjects including Financial Accounting and Economics with grades D or better.

vii.            Applicants with DBS should in addition, possess four (4) passes in (A1-E8) WASSCE including English and Mathematics.

NOTE: Candidates who do not have the required passes in SSSCE/WASSCE would be required to participate and pass the Institute’s Access Course.

 

  1. 2.     Diploma in Architectural Technology

Applicants must possess any of following:

  1. SSSCE/WASSCE holders who have passes (A-E/A1-E8) in three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credit in three (3) elective subjects.

¨        Candidates who do not have the required passes in SSSCE/WASSCE would be required to participate and pass the Institute’s Access Course.

  1. Ordinary Level holders with passes (1-8) in at least five (5) subjects at G.C.E. “O” level (or its equivalent including English and Mathematics).
  2. Proficiency Certificate In Architectural Draughtsmanship with passes (A-E/A1-E8) at SSSCE/WASSCE in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
  3. Construction Technician Certificate (CTC) 1 & 2 and other related professional certificates.

NOTE: Candidates who do not have the required passes in SSSCE/WASSCE would be required to participate and pass the Institute’s Access Course.

 

4 – Year Undergraduate Programme @ KNUST Accra City Campus, Kwabenya (Week Day)

  1. BSc Business Administration
  2. BSc Computer Science
  3. BSc Information Technology
  4. BSc Mechanical Engineering
  5. BSc Construction Technology & Management (CTM)
  6. BSc Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics (QSCE)
  7. BSc Mathematics
  8. BSc Statistics
  9. BSc Actuarial Science
  10. BSc Environmental Science

 

General Entry Requirement for 4-Year Undergraduate Degree Programmes

Applicants must possess any ONE of following:

  1. 1.      WASSCE/SSSCE Holders who have credits (A1-C6/A-D Respectively) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant Area of Study.

 

  1. 2.      ADVANCED LEVEL Holders with credits in at least Five (5) subjects at the GCE ‘O’ Level (or its equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics, plus at least two passes in the relevant subjects at the Advanced Level.

 

  1. 3.      MATURE STUDENTS who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of Application and have credits in Five (5) GCE ‘O Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, in addition to passing an Entrance Examination and /or Interview.

 

  1. 4.      INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE OR FOREIGN APPLICANTS (online application only) and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accredited/recognized institution.

 

Cost of Application Form

E-voucher cost is as follows:

  1.   i.            All Postgraduate Programmes (Including Entrance Examination fees) – GH¢ 250.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and $250 for Foreign Applicants
  2. All Undergraduate ProgrammesGH¢ 190.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and $190 for Foreign Applicants
  3. Diploma Programmes – Purchase Banker’s Draft GH¢ 100.00 payable to KNUST Institute of Distance Learning.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Apply

Applicants SHOULD Carefully Read All the Following Instructions To The End Before Starting The Application Process.

  1. Purchase an Online Application e-voucher from Ecobank, HFC Bank, GCB Bank, UniBank, Fidelity Bank, Universal Merchant Bank and Access Bank and APPLY ONLINE. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher.
  2. E-vouchers may also be purchased by bankers’ draft payable to the KNUST Institute of Distance Learning from the following IDL Centres

¨        KUMASI– The Office of the Director, Institute of Distance Learning, Caseley Hayford, KNUST Campus, Tel 024 727 4661 or 032 249 1138 or 050 048 2885.

¨        ACCRA– Old KNUST Guest House near ECO-BANK Head Quarters; contact Michael on Tel. 050 048 2875 or KNUST Accra City Campus, Kwabenya; contact Luke on Tel: 054 692 4824 .

¨        SUNYANI– Univ. of Energy and Natural Resources. Contact Mr. Alfred Appiah on Tel: 050 048 2877

¨        TECHIMAN-BACCSOD Techiman Branch Office, Contact Mr. Toura on 020 578 2024

¨        HO– Ho Polytechnic, Volta Region, Contact: Mr. Elvis Emmanuel Aboagye, Tel 050 048 2873

¨        TAKORADI– Takoradi Polytechnic, Contact: Mr. Opintan-Baah, Tel 050 048 2883

¨        KOFORIDUA– Gratis Foundation; Contact Mr. Foster Ofori, Tel. 0244811805 or Fedelia 0500482874

¨        TAMALE– Tamale Polytechnic, Contact Dr. Abubakari Abdul-Razak, Tel. 0500482879

¨        BOLGATANGA– Bolga Secondary School, Contact Mr. Zoogah Mukasa, Tel. 020 828 8666

¨        WA Centre: Jihann Training College, Contact Mr. Dominic Wanaa, Tel. 050 048 2878

¨        TARKWA, Contact Mr. Kenneth Twumasi on Tel. 0247845460 or 050 126 1054

¨        CAPE COAST: Cape Coast Polytechnic, Contact Mr. K. A. Simpson, Tel. 0500482882

¨        AKOSOMBO: Mr. Moses A. Korda Tel. 0500482881

 

  1. 3.     All Applicants SHOULD visit http://admissions.knust.edu.gh (Admission Portal) and complete an Online Application using the e-voucher provided.
  2. 4.     Two (2) copies of the online application should be printed and posted to The Director, Institute Of Distance Learning, KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana together with all relevant certificates and other required documents.
  3. 5.     Applicants Must Include In Their Application Forms Certified True Copies of Their Certificates and 2 Referees’ Report.
  4. 6.     Applicants Must Ensure That They Purchase Distance Learning Forms and NOT Regular KNUST Forms To Avoid Complication.
  5. 7.     Only Results And/Or Documents Provided By Applicants At The Time Of Submission Of Their Applications Shall Be Considered.
  6. 8.     The Date for the CEMBA/CEMPA Entrance Examination/Admission shall be announced in due course. All Applicants Would be Required To Take The Test At Their Selected Centres.
  7. 9.     The COMPLETED ONLINE FORMS should be printed and posted using EMS envelope and should reach: The Director, Institute Of Distance Learning, KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana by TUESDAY, 31st  MAY, 2017

10. PLEASE NOTE: Programmes would be mounted depending on the number of qualified applicants and at only centres with the requisite number of qualified applicants. (please contact IDL office for details)

11. Facilitation may be a blend of online and face-to-face sessions on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) at the proposed Centres mentioned above.

12.FOR MORE INFORMATION and in depth knowledge about the Programmes, VISIT idl.knust.edu.gh Or CALL 024 727 4661 or 032 249 1138 or 050 048 2885

 

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