University of professional studies-accra formerly IPS
We strive to provide and promote quality education and training in management and other related disciplines by leveraging a structured mix of Scholarship with Professionalism in Ghana and beyond.
We believe our first responsibility is to the students, staff, alumni and all other stakeholders. In meeting their needs, everything we do epitomizes scholarship with professionalism
Scholarship to us means the pursuit of Knowledge, and Professionalism means the application of knowledge for development in an ethical way. These two are the key driving forces of UPSA’ Existence
The Institute was founded in1965 as a private Institution and was taken over by government in 1978 by the Institute of Professional Studies Decree, 1978 (SMCD 200). The Institute has been offering tuition for various business professional programmes that are internationally recognized and acclaimed. In this respect, IPS has contributed immensely to the teaching and practice of Accountancy and Management in Ghana. The Institute was subsequently, established as a tertiary institution by the Institute of Professional Studies Act, (Act 566), 1999 with a mandate to provide tertiary and professional education in the academic disciplines of Accountancy, Management and other related areas of study.
Subsequently, the Institute introduced Bachelor Degree Programmes in the various mandated disciplines to meet the demands of industry and commerce in September 2005 and received a presidential charter in September 2008, conferring on it the status of a fully fledged public university. The Institute currently offers Undergraduate and Masters Degrees for several programmes. The combination of scholarship and professionalism is the foundation of the Institute’s unique profile.