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General News of Thursday, 15 November 2018


Lancaster University Ghana introduces new postgraduate programme

The Management of Lancaster University Ghana (LUG) has launched a new Postgraduate Degree Programme in Management- now opened for applications.

Starting in October, 2019, the Master of Science (MSc) in Management is a 24 month part-time programme designed to equip graduates from any disciplinary background with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to deal with the complexities of management in an international context.

A statement issued in Accra by the University said students on the programme would also be able to gain experience solving real company problems.
It said the programme offered an option to work on a live consultancy project as part of their Research Project, giving them CV-enhancing experience in solving problems for a real company.

“This is also an ideal opportunity to see how the ideas gained from the programme translate into practice,” it said.

The statement said short, intensive modules would be held at the LUG, A&C campus in East Legon every six to eight weeks.
It said these would take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, allowing students to work and study at the same time.

It said the course content and materials have been created by tutors with considerable academic and professional expertise in all the focus areas covered in the programme.

It said assessments in the programme include group assignments, case studies, individual coursework, tests and examinations, as well as the final research project, which gives each student the opportunity to work independently and undertake a substantial piece of research in a particular area of management.

“Some key focus areas of the MSc Management are Corporate Governance, Operations Management, Marketing Management, Strategic Management, Organisational Behaviour and Managerial Economics,” it added.

The statement said unlike the Executive MBA, which was targeted at professionals with at least five years’ work experience, the MSc Management was a great preparation for recent graduates (with up to two years’ work experience) for an international career in management.

On completion of the programme, students will have an integrated understanding of the important functions within management and the interactions between them; the capacity to develop strategies for new or existing organisations; become more effective learners, planners, communicators and team workers; be critical and reflective thinkers and be able to undertake effective research.

Professor Anthony Jarvis, LUG Provost, speaking on the new programme, said “we are delighted to be offering the MSC Management at our Accra campus. This is the ideal degree to make the first big jump of your career and give you a life-long professional advantage.”