The University of Ghana Business School was established as the College of Administration by Executive Instrument – (E.I.127) at Achimota, Accra in January, 1960.  It started business on the 22nd January, 1960, on the old Western Compound of Achimota with the old Department of Commerce of the Kumasi College of Technology, established in 1952, (now KNUST) as its nucleus. The School was renamed School of Administration (SOA) and University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) in 1962 and 2004 respectively.
Before the School was departmentalised in 2004, there were only (4) four units namely:
Accounting Unit
Management Unit
Public Administration Unit
Health Services Administration Unit

The School’s name was launched in 2004 with the establishment of six academic departments and these include:
Department of Accounting
Department of Finance
Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Department of Operations and Management Information Systems (OMIS)
Department of Organisation and Human Resource Management (OHRM)
Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management (PAHSM)

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