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BA (Hons) Business and Resource Management

 Programme Details

Course Length: 3 years
Tuition Fees: Ghanaian GH¢ 5,500 International £ 1,500
Course Start Date: January 2014
Intakes: January, September
Location: Accra Campus

Course Content

The content of this course is designed to provide a stimulating learning experience and environment that offers a contemporary organizational development and human resource development experience for students to develop their potential to become outstanding business graduates and entrepreneurial practitioners within an international business community.

Students will also be introduced to an academic community which promotes lifelong learning, supported by research and practice informed teaching and support flexible learning with technologies to reflect and anticipate student needs.

This course also provides real experience of human resource management through a managed and supported year long work placement programme or shorter work experience, and through application of principles, models and theories within real-life settings and to enhance employability and connection to practice by preparing students for and enable them to, achieve accreditation with the relevant professional body.

At the end of this course, students will be equipped with stimulating and challenging skills and work related experiences to enable them fit into the corporate world.

Entry Requirements

The following categories of students are considered for admission:

  1. Holders of SSSCE/WASSCE with credit passes in Core English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science and three (3) elective subjects relevant to the chosen programme with aggregate 24/36 or better.
  2. ‘O’ Level / ‘A’ Level holders with credits in at least five (5) subjects at the GCE ‘O’ Level (or its equivalent) including English and Mathematics, plus at least two (2) passes in the relevant subjects at the advanced level.
  3. Mature Applicants

    • ‘O’ Level / ‘A’ Level applicants who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of applying and have credits in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics in addition to passing an Entrance Examination or interview.
    • SSSCE / WASSCE who have credits in three (3) core subjects including English, Mathematics, Integrated Science plus three (3) electives relevant to the chosen programme.
  4. International Baccalaureate (IB) / Diploma
  5. Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) holders with passes in three (3) compulsory plus optional subjects relevant to the programme of study.
  6. Applicants with stage 1 of ACCA, ICA, Associates of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) with credits at GBCE or GCE ‘O’ Level including English language and Mathematics.
  7. American Grade 12
  8. Foreign Applicants and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accredited/recognized institution.
  9. City and Guilds Technician Diploma/Advanced Diploma in relevant area of study.


Year One

  • Employability, IT & Reasoning Techniques (Enhancing your career and personal success)
  • Resourcing the Organisation
  • Employability, IT & Reasoning Techniques (Enhancing your career and personal success)
  • Analysing Business & Environmental Information
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing

Year Two

  • Global Marketing in Action
  • Employability & Project Management Techniques (Enterprise, Entrepreneurialism and Citizenship)
  • Designing & Managing Effective Organisations
  • Professional Choice (The Impact of HR)

Year Three

  • Applied Business Research
  • Professional Choice (Learning, Knowledge & Performance)
  • Professional Choice (Managing and Coordinating the HR Function)
  • Global Business Directions (CMI)
  • Strategic Management in Organisations
  • Global Business Directions (International Business)


  • Application forms for admission could be obtained at the GTUC information centre Tesano – Accra, the Kumasi Campus near Ahodwo roundabout, Koforidua Campus Charley Junction, Ho Learning Centre Vodafone Regional Head Office, Takoradi Learning Centre Vodafone Regional Head Office or on our website at the admissions menu.
  • Applicants should please note that application submitted will not be processed until the cost of application form of GH110.00 is settled with banker’s draft from any bank.(fee includes Application Form and Verification processes)
  • Completed application forms with certified copies of certificates/result slips should be submitted to the admissions office, GTUC Tesano – Accra, contact admissions office for application deadline.

Teaching and Learning

The teaching and learning procedure is meant to award educational aims. Modules are developed to suit the knowledge specification of students in other to stimulate growth in students in terms of self-management and independence. In the final year, students with supervision undertake a project in the study of their choice to enhance their career ambitions. It can also be seen that teaching and learning strategies facilitates development in students in terms of knowledge, skills and abilities. The lecturers in this context play the role of facilitators in the process, with the availability of online learning facility such as VLEs or Websites. Regular feedbacks are also given throughout the modules for students to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses.

Employment prospects

A Business and Resource Management degree, prepares you for a career in business, which may stretch across any sector or industry. Your career options are therefore varied.

The skills gained on a business and Resource Management degree allow you to build commercial awareness and start contributing to your chosen employer quickly and effectively.

With a degree in Business and Resource Management, one can be employed as a Corporate Investment Banker, Insurance Underwriter, Management Consultant, Retail Banker and Risk Manager, among several others.

Key Features

  • Degree (Certificate ) is given by Staffordshire University, UK
  • The degree is accredited by the British Computing Society(BCS) and by the institute for the management of Information Systems (IMIS).
  • The degree is also accredited by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana
  • Students on this programme can choose to do a semester or a year abroad with any of Staffordshire Partners all over the world (see list of partners) and gain a Global Award in addition to their degree award.


** Students have the option of graduating in Staffordshire University, UK.

Where Next

With the skills and experiences acquired from this course, students are well equipped for employment in industry, commerce or the public sector. They may also undertake programmes of further study or research.


For any enquiries please contact:
Office of International Programmes
Mobile: 0501341903
Undergraduate Admissions Telephone: 0302 200611, 2936201, 0202698226, 0202698339