The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) held an information session for potential students on the 26th of September 2017 at the British Council. The event was held to brief the general public on the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programme offered at the School.
In attendance were the School Administrator, Mrs. Stella Dovlo and some faculty including Prof. Justice Nyigmah Bawole (Head, Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management), Dr. Dan Quaye (EMBA Management Committee Chair), Dr. Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah (Senior lecturer, Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management and Coordinator, International Relations), Mrs. Majorie Beeko (Acting Programmes Manager of the EMBA), Dr. Godfred Mathew Yaw Owusu (Lecturer, Department of Accounting) and Dr. Kobby Mensah (Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship Management).
The EMBA Management Committee Chair, Dr. Dan Quaye gave an overview of the programme and its requirements. He explained that the Executive Master of Business Administration programme is embedded with relevant case studies from cutting-edge industry research and heavy practitioner participation. It is essential because it will offer students with knowledge that will enable students to transform business ideas into economic opportunities. He also stated that “This is an excellent programme for understanding the business incubation process.” He emphasised on the relevance of the programme as he noted that the EMBA programme presents students with knowledge, problem-solving skills, business reasoning, international study tour among others which will be essential to achieving success.
Dr. Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah, the Coordinator for International Relation, in his presentation mentioned that the programme provides students with two main scopes of knowledge. Exposure which is in the form of international trips as well as engagement which deals with international internships. He further stated that international opportunities through the attendance of workshops, conferences and seminars will enhance their experience as well as grant them exposure to the global world.
Prof. Justice Nyigmah Bawole, head of the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management who represented the Dean of UGBS, Prof. Joshua Yindenaba Abor, noted that EMBA will undoubtedly offer prospective students high standard of knowledge. He further noted that the faculty of the institution is approachable hence students should develop a rapport with the lecturers as this will go a long way to help them.
Drawing to the end of the event, prospective applicants had the opportunity to interact with coordinators through question and answer session for their concerns to be addressed. This was proceeded by the vote of thanks delivered by Mrs. Majorie Beeko, the Acting Programmes Manager of the EMBA who appreciated the potential students for their time spent with the business school.
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