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School of Business and Leadership (SBL)


Dean: Dr.  Herbert A. Blankson

Office Location: McCarthy Hill

Phone:  0302662885

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The School of Business and Leadership (SBL) adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in the study of Business related courses with computing, with the aim of producing highly marketable 'hybrid' professionals equipped with information technology skills and the competencies and professional skills required in their own chosen fields.

Our students are enabled, with this special arrangement, to acquire the versatility required to function effectively and successfully in today's ICT-driven business environment. 

The following are the departments under this school and the undergraduate degree programmes they each offer:

 

Department of Accounting and Finance

HOD: Dr. Daniel Agbeko

BSc (Hons) Accounting with Information Systems

BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (E-Commerce option)

 

Department of Management Studies

HOD: Dr. George Faah

BSc (Hons) Management with Computing

BSc Economics with Computing

 

General Courses

 

BSc (Hons) Management with Computing

Programme Philosophy and Objectives

This ICT-driven programme aims to produce graduates equipped with the relevant management and computing skills critical for the modern business environment. The course is meant to provide a cutting-edge training in general management as well as an in-depth training for those who wish to undertake or enhance a career in human resource management and marketing management in the rapidly changing ICT-driven business environment.

Employment Prospects of Graduates

Graduates are offered the practical management education and enough breadth in complementary academic subjects to prepare them to function effectively in complex organizations, government, industry, e-commerce firms, large or small business, financial institutions, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, the service sector. Those with an entrepreneurial spirit may choose to start their own company.

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BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance 

Programme Philosophy and Objectives

The multidisciplinary nature of the BSc Banking and Finance programme, allows the student to study business with language as an integrated package. This is what makes this degree distinctive: its combination of three related areas of study, namely Economics, Banking, and Finance with a study of French for business. The programme equips students with a broad understanding of Managerial, Financial, and Economic concepts, enabling them to gain an awareness of the current practices and problems implicit in modern-day banking and finance. 

The programme also aims to produce graduates who have the necessary skills, industry, and banking experience; are knowledgeable and creative; and can readily manage people as well as adapt to new advances in the rapidly changing ICT in the banking and financial environment. The programme allows bankers and non-bankers to augment their training, and knowledge. The programme is an opportunity for students to convert professional qualifications, such as ACIB to an honours degree.

Employment Prospects of Graduates

Graduates are offered the practical management education and enough breadth in complementary academic subjects to prepare them to function effectively in complex organizations, government, industry, e-commerce firms, large or small business, financial institutions, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, the service sector. Those with an entrepreneurial spirit may choose to start their own company.

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BSc (Hons) Economics with Computing 

Programme Philosophy and Objectives

This programme will help the student to develop his or her knowledge of how the financial services sector is exploiting information technology for portfolio management or how E-commerce will change the way we do business in the digital economy. The aim of this degree is to train students in Economics with Computer Science and to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to develop future careers in Business, Finance or Government.

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BSc (Hons) Accounting with Information Systems 

Programme Philosophy and Objectives

The BSc (Hons) Accounting with Information Systems aims at providing students with the knowledge, understanding and skills relating to accounting practices and theory but with an added emphasis on information systems. This programme has been designed to provide extensive practical experience and theoretical knowledge of computer based business systems.

Employment prospects of Graduates

The programme will equip the graduate with skills that will help him/her handle the management of information efficiently for the purposes of decision-making and control. The graduate will also be well prepared for various Accounting and Audit assignments..

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BBA eCommerce

Programme Philosophy and Objectives

In Africa and the rest of the world today, the business environment is changing so rapidly that we cannot continue to do business now the way we did it yesterday. Rapid changes in technology, resource allocation, structural shifts in the economy, changes in consumer preferences, global competition, and shifts in the employment market, environmental issues, and media, necessitate a better understanding of the role and nature of business in contemporary society. The objective of the four-year Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree programme is to produce up-to-date, assertive and effective executives for business and other organizations, and also equip students for postgraduate studies in business. 

The programme provides a well-rounded business education with specialization in e-commerce. It is designed to help students develop an in-depth understanding of one of the modern business concentrations and learn a broad range of managerial capabilities, problem solving and communication skills. The programme aims at developing students' intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills through an appropriate blend of business acumen and education. 

Key issues will be on history of the Internet and electronic commerce on the WWW: case studies of success and failure; technologies and applications of cryptographic techniques for privacy, security and authentication, digital money, digital signature transaction processing; business oriented aspects of wired and wireless access technologies, multimedia streaming, XML, entrepreneurial skills for defining, protecting, growing and raising capital for e-business; international policies and governmental regulation, online auctions and other trading mechanisms, safe exchange, copyright protection and security, online payment mechanisms, web software infrastructure, personalization and user tracking, integration of catalogs and other trading information. 

Career Goals

Graduates of this programme can work in the banks and other financial institutions and giant corporations as:

  •  - e-Commerce business and systems analyst
  •  - e-Commerce developer
  •  - e-Commerce project leader / coordinator
  •  - Web application specialist / consultants
  •  - Business System Analyst
  •  - Customer Service Executive
  •  - Process Re-engineering Executive
  •  - Quality Manager
  •  - Online Retail Manager etc.

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