Overview

University of Professional Studies, Accra was founded in 1965 as a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Accra, Greater Accra. University of Professional Studies, Accra is officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana). University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a large coeducational higher education institution. University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. 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. International students are welcomed to apply for enrollment in the University of Professional Studies, Accra.

General Information

University Name: University of Professional Studies, Accra

Nickname: UPSA

Year Established: 1965

University Motto: Scholarship with Professionalism

Country Rank: 24

World Rank: 8691 

Academic Calendar: Semesters

Law School: Yes, Faculty of Law

Other Schools: Yes, University of Professional Studies, Accra has other faculties including Accounting and Finance, ITCS, Management Studies, Institute of Professional Studies, School of Graduate Studies and Faculty of Law.

The University has other Centre, Directorates, Institutes and Units including Drolor Centre of Strategic Leadership, Otumfuo Centre for Traditional Leadership, Centre for Public Accountability, Center for International Education and Collaboration, IWES, UPSA Language Centre, Academic Affairs, Student Services, Financial aid services, Counselling & Gender Unit, Industrial Relations, Sports and Games, Quality Assurance Directorate Academic, Planning Unit, Registry Unit, Sports Unit, and Bursary Unit among others.

Accreditation: University of Professional Studies, Accra is accredited by National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana)

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ACBSP

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Library Collection: Yes, UPSA Library

Trademark Filings and University Licensing: Nil

Degrees and Certificates Awarded: Multiple including Bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

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