Executive Certificate in Business Administration


In today’s fast paced knowledge and work environment employers are seeking to employ individuals who can grow people, grow the organization and grow profits. This requires an advanced professional development in business administration that is structured in content and context to meet the training needs of high potential business and corporate executives.

The Executive Certificate in Business Administration (ECBA) is intended to produce an elite group of business leaders who can lead change, drive innovation and solve complex business problems. ECBA is taught by MBA professors in an MBA format and features key MBA topics.

Programme Structure

This 8-moduled programme entails 60 hours of studies comprising lectures, group work, take home assignments and group presentation.

Subject Information


  • Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management

Course Descriptions

1. Leadership

The aim of this subject is to provide a scholarly and in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of leadership. Topics covered include: nature and importance of leadership, leadership traits, behaviours and attitudes, leadership styles, leadership culture, ethical issues, leadership when creating change in organisations.

  1. Strategic Management

This subject provides an in-depth knowledge of the strategic management process and gives an exposure to the concepts and theories of competing in international markets. Topics covered include: strategy development; the external environment; an organisation’s competitiveness; generic competitive strategies; competing in international markets; groups of businesses.

  1. Corporate Governance

This subject examines the development, concepts, and significance of the concepts and practice of Corporate Governance, and organisational governance within the context of organisational capacity building. Topics covered include: the governance partnership (investors, companies and directors); regulatory frameworks to ensure good governance; theory and principles of corporate governance; director capabilities and responsibilities; corporate social responsibility.

  1. Operations Management

The aim of this subject is to provide an in-depth knowledge of issues critical for the efficient and effective operation of organisations. Topics covered include: the concept of operations and process management; network design and capacity planning; process design; supply chain management; inventory management; resource planning; quality management

  1. Marketing Management

This subject discusses the importance and strategic role of marketing in today’s globalised business environment. Students learn the importance of pursuing objectives, employing appropriate resources, and investing in the future of an organisation to ensure customer satisfaction. Topics covered include: core marketing concepts; marketing strategy and planning; buying behaviour; role of marketing research; positioning; pricing; product development; placement; foundations of marketing communication.

  1. Strategic Human Resource Management

This subject is designed to provide understanding of the formal relationship between the employer and the employee and of the techniques and methods aimed at making that relationship more effective so that organisational goals and objectives are achieved. Topics covered include: definition of strategic HRM; the legal environment; workforce planning, recruitment and selection; training and development; performance management; compensation.

  1. Entrepreneurship

This course provides advanced understanding of the entrepreneurial mind-set. Entrepreneurs are pioneers, innovators, leaders and inventors. They are catalysts for change who shape the competitive global marketplace and have significant impact on our global economy. Topics covered include: the practice of entrepreneurship, how to foster an innovative work environment in addition to being able to formulate, develop, grow, manage and commercialise ideas through business creation.

  1. Project Management

This subject provides the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and close projects that achieve the goals and objectives on time, within cost and to the quality required, regardless of the line of business or industry. Topics covered include: project life cycle; scope management and work breakdown structure; project scheduling using the critical chain approach; project resourcing; project control: managing project quality; planning and managing project risks; performance measurement and managing project teams.

Duration: 8 Saturdays
Cost per attendee: GHC 650
Start Date :On Hold
Venue: Accra Business School


The degree is designed for maximum flexibility, allowing busy professionals to upgrade their skills and build a powerful network, without disruptions to their commitments at work and at home. Classes are held one full weekend in a month.

Business Insight

The Business Administration and Global Leadership programme will enable you to understand how firms become and remain competitive in the dynamic international landscape. You will gain a foundation in business administration and become proficient in management theories and techniques pertinent to managing a company and people in the multicultural business environment.


The practical focus of the programme – including live projects, business simulations, case studies – will deepen your appreciation of why, and how, the local adaptation of business and management concepts developed elsewhere is crucial.


You will develop intercultural and interpersonal communication skills that will ensure you are able to consider issues of diversity and manage successfully in global business contexts.


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