Message from the Dean

joshThe University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), the premier business school in the sub-region, is committed to developing world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges, through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination.

As the dean, I feel humbled to continue UGBS’ rich heritage of providing world-class management education and to build on the solid foundation created by our previous deans, faculty and staff. Since its establishment, UGBS has provided leadership, not only in research, teaching and dissemination of management related knowledge, but has also been active and relevant in providing solutions to the many challenges that face businesses, particularly in Ghana and the sub-region in general. However, the ever-increasing complexities in today’s business environment and associated economic challenges, make it imperative to train a new set of leaders, who are able to evolve local but innovative solutions to challenges confronting both the public and private sectors in Africa and beyond. At UGBS, we are focused on achieving this through teaching, research and extension work. We always, and will continue to seek innovative ways of linking our research findings with the development needs of the continent, through policy advocacy, business development, corporate relations, social engagement, consultancy and executive training. As a business school, we have a moral responsibility to make a positive impact on the business community and society in which we serve. We are very committed to engaging industry, deepening our societal engagement and staying relevant to corporate Ghana and beyond.

In line with the University’s vision of attaining the status of a world-class research university, the School is focusing on intensifying doctoral education and pursuing research excellence. The School is proud of its experienced faculty, who are committed to conducting cutting edge and policy relevant research. In the last few years, the volume and quality of our research has increased tremendously and this has enhanced our global visibility. Bearing in mind the importance of global cooperation to survival in today’s competitive world, the School has established links with reputable business schools in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. This has contributed to improvements in the quality of our research and programme delivery.

If your desire is to make an impact in business and society, and want to be equipped with cutting edge skills and new thinking in management education, then I can assure you that UGBS is the right place to be. Our academic programmes are targeted at training business leaders at all levels. Also, our executive development courses are designed to provide business executives with new and innovative approaches to business management.

We look forward to an exciting journey of academic excellence with your cooperation and support at the UGBS.

Joshua Yindenaba Abor

Dean, UGBS

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