12 MONTH MSc

Public Affairs

Awarded by KNUST

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OVERVIEW

Whether you’re looking to move up in your current company, expand your career opportunities, or just find a clearer direction in life, Accra Business School’s 12 Month MSc Public Affairs will help you achieve your goals as easily as possible.

The strength of the MSc programme at Accra Business School relies on a hybrid faculty of accomplished industry professionals who bring industry to the classroom, astute academicians who take the classroom to industry and attended by high calibre individuals who merge the real world of business and the classroom.

About the Programme

The MSc Public Affairs is designed to offer participating students the practical insights and knowledge to develop their manpower potential of this brand of professionals to utilise public relations strategies in their organisations. It is also to bridge an intellectual gap.

This void is the inability of our communication training institutions to focus on the specialised skills development and training of public relations practitioners. In the modern globalised democratic system, communication processes and even election campaigns have become sophisticated and complex phenomena in both developing and the established democracies.

Flexible

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.

Accreditation & Collaboration

Accelerated degree is a joint undertaking between Accra Business School and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana. Accra Business School provides academic direction whiles Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Awards the degree.

Affordable

As a social enterprise initiative in education, Accra Business School believes that Masters Education should not be the preserve of the privileged few. Our MSc therefore, is one of the most affordable MSc’s in Ghana. Our flexible payment plan also ensures that you pay as you go. Alternatively our Barclays bank students loan arrangement allows salaried workers to learn whiles Barclays pays.

Unique Opportunities

During these 12 months, students will experience a number of unique opportunities to help strengthen their individual talents, challenge their mental models and preconceived limits, and build a powerful new network.

These opportunities include:

Executive coaching delivered both in teams and individually to accelerate learning and personal growth.

• Executive conversations with current and former CEOs from globally recognized companies who share their experiences in intimate, informal dialogues with students.

•  Expanded network of meaningful relationships are built within the select and highly accomplished group of students, faculty, executive mentors, and coaches.

Programme Content

Core

  • Introduction to Public Affairs
  • Negotiating & Lobbying in Public Affairs
  • Political Communication & Campaigning
  • Research Methods
  • Ethics and Accountability in Public Affairs
  • Public Policy and Analysis

Elective

  • Global Governance
  • International Political Economy
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Public Finance
  • Regionalism & Integration in Africa
  • Conflict & Conflict Resolution
  • Democratic Studies
  • International Politics
  • E-Governance in the Public Sector/Electronic Governance and Administration
  • Professional Seminars
  • Dissertation

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Holders of a good first degree of at least Second Class Honours (Lower Division) or its  equivalent from a recognized institutions in relevant areas.
  • Possess a minimum of 2 years work experience; in the case of applicants who has less than a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) 

NB:  All foreign qualifications and certificates will be subjected to GTEC’s assessment and approval. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For entry unto the MSc. Public Affairs Course, applicants should provide the following documents

  • Copy of Original University certificate (1st Degree)
  • Copy of Original Transcript
  • Copy of any National ID card e.g. Passport, Voter ID etc
  • Current CV showing at least 2 years working experience.
  • Two passport photographs

 FEES

  • Monthly Plan :Pay GHc 3,000 to start and GHc1,250 every month.
  • Quaterly Plan : GHc 6,000
  • Upfront Payment: Make an upfront payment of Ghc18,000 and enjoy a 10%discount

  PROSPECTIVE START DATE OCTOBER 2022

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