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The aim of the MBA Asset and Wealth Management is to develop the expertise of Asset and Wealth Management professionals to promote efficiency and the financial sustainability of organisations. The specific objectives of the MBA are to:
1. Equip students with skills to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts underlying assets and wealth management.
2. Develop a considerable understanding of an integrated view of modern finance, structured around assets and wealth management, that includes corporate finance, financial engineering, and risk management.
3. Develop and integrate knowledge in key non-finance concepts, such as wealth planning, taxation, and legal asset structuring, to enhance the value of your financial services.
4. Equip participants with management and leadership skills in providing professional financial services.
5. Discuss the contemporary innovations required to deliver efficient financial services to institutions and individual clients.
5. Develop participants’ ability to expand their international network of finance and investment opportunities.

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  • A Bachelors Degree in the relevant subject area; 1st class; 2nd class lower or upper. A 3rd class will be screened on a case-by-case basis.
    GTEC credential approval is required for international students.


  • 2 Years of work experience.
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The programme will be completed over 18 months.

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14 June 2023
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28 June 2023

MBA Asset and Wealth Management

The aim of the MBA Asset and Wealth Management is to develop the expertise of Asset and Wealth Management professionals to promote efficiency and the financial sustainability of organisations. The specific objectives of the MBA are to:
1. Equip students with skills to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts underlying assets and wealth management.
2. Develop a considerable understanding of an integrated view of modern finance, structured around assets and wealth management, that includes corporate finance, financial engineering, and risk management.
3. Develop and integrate knowledge in key non-finance concepts, such as wealth planning, taxation, and legal asset structuring, to enhance the value of your financial services.
4. Equip participants with management and leadership skills in providing professional financial services.
5. Discuss the contemporary innovations required to deliver efficient financial services to institutions and individual clients.
5. Develop participants’ ability to expand their international network of finance and investment opportunities.

Requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in the relevant subject area; 1st class; 2nd class lower or upper. A 3rd class will be screened on a case-by-case basis.
    GTEC credential approval is required for international students.


  • 2 Years of work experience.

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COURSES & CREDITS

The programme will be completed over 18 months.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course provides a general introduction to marketing and strategic marketing management, an area which plays an important role in all innovation and establishment processes. The main focus of the course is consumer marketing, but specific areas of service and business marketing and purchasing management are covered. The course starts with an introduction to the role of marketing in an organisation and market analysis based on demand, environmental factors and customers' buying behaviours. It delves into the examination of customer satisfaction, the profitability of customers to firms, profits and revenues and marketing research. It further focuses on the development and implementation of market strategies, a task undertaken in most companies at the strategic business unit level which is done through segmentation, targeting and positioning. An introduction to the creative process of developing market plans with product, price, communication and distribution policies is examined. The course provides a systematic framework for understanding marketing management and strategy.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

The course is designed to introduce students to the processes required for successful completion of projects. It emphasizes project planning, development, integration, and coordination in order to create a consistent, coherent document. The course further aims to provide both basic and some advanced exposure to project managementto develop managers’ skills for successfully completing sophisticated projects within the constraints of capital, time, and other resources.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

The course combines finance rationales with complementary digital technologies to provide students with a unique academic experience. Important financial themes, methods and principles are combined with the latest teaching on data analytics, the Internet of Things, cloud systems, cyber security, and other emerging digital technologies and trends. Utilising digital finance techniques, students are expected to analyse and evaluate financial problems and respond to challenges confronted by finance professionals in the digitalised world. Students will use their knowledge of digital technologies in various elements of the digital economy to create successful financial strategies incorporating associated cyber security and financial risk management methods.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course introduces students to the role of the finance manager in the sourcing and application of funds. The course also analyses the company’s cash flows by separating it into cash flows from operating, investing, and financing activities, and examines the methods that are frequently used for company valuations. It further examines the financing and investing decisions of companies, including sources of finance, the cost of capital and the weighted average cost of capital. The course balances rigorous theoretical content and practical applications. The course further exposes students to the application of empirical and theoretical tools through the class discussion of cases, as well as practice problem sets.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course emphasizes the basic application of managerial functions in the day-to-day operations and activities of corporate and business enterprises. It focuses on the concepts of management and examines management principles and functions. The course also discusses motivation and management of stress for effective performance. Furthermore, this course provides a comprehensive analysis of individual and group behaviour in organizations. Its purpose is to provide an understanding of how organizations can be managed more effectively and at the same time enhance the quality of employees' work life. Topics include motivation, rewarding behaviour, stress, individual and group behaviour, conflict, power and politics, leadership, job design, organizational structure, decision-making, communication and organizational change and development.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course will cover all major business valuation topics, the analytical methodologies for valuing businesses, and the practical applications for both transactions and business management. This will expose students to the various methods of pricing and valuing both securitised and non-securitised businesses and help them determine which of the valuation methods is most suitable in the right context. This will involve employing both accounting and financial analysis of companies to determine their value.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course presents the fundamental ideas of micro and macroeconomics and integrates them from a managerial decision-making perspective. The goal of this course among others includes its applicability in the broad business spectrum. It also examines the role of government in the economy and the effects of government actions on businesses and individuals. Topics such as demand and supply analysis and their applications; elasticity of demand and supply; theories of production and cost, market structures, theories of macroeconomics; national income accounting and determination; effect of monetary and fiscal policies as well as international trade will be some of the issues to be considered.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This programme will introduce students to the various private equity, investments and hedge funds elements. The course will equip students with the skills, strategies, and confidence to assess potential investment opportunities within the private equity, investments, and hedge funds markets and will ensure students leverage these skills to maximize the value and diversity of portfolios. Individuals who wish to gain practical skills to select the right investment alternatives will benefit most from this course.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course is designed to increase students’ understanding of the use of information technologies to manage information resources in organisations and their implications. The technologies discussed include databases, networking and communications, business information systems as well as current trends such as cloud computing and customer relationship management systems. The course raises students’ awareness of the implications of using information technologies, these include security, ethical and legal issues as well as globalization and the digital divide. The course also introduces how to build information systems. The course features hands-on sessions using popular software applications.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course is designed to provide a description of derivatives, interest rates and bonds markets. It covers the broad topical areas of interest rate-related derivatives (instruments) and how they are used to enhance yields and reduce risk exposure; bond pricing, duration, and convexity; and the analysis and valuation of securities. Lectures will be focused on both theoretical and practical aspects of these instruments and will make use of currently offered instruments to enhance the learning process.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course focuses on the fundamental principles and concepts of accounting. It delves into the use of financial information, distinguishing between cost, management and financial accounting, the accounting equation, basic ledger postings, the double-entry system for assets and liabilities, expenses and income, assets and depreciation, bad debts, provision for bad debts and discounts, bank reconciliation and control accounts to understand the key concepts and bookkeeping rules. At the end of the course, the student should be able to extract a trial balance as well as prepare and analyse the statement of comprehensive income, statement of financial position, a receipt and payment account, income and expenditure account and reconciliation of bank statements.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

The course gives an overview of topics related to investment and asset management. It introduces students to the various theories, concepts and analytical techniques for asset allocation and risk budgeting. The course will make use of case studies and excel based exercises to give students a practical understanding of the theoretical aspects they will be introduced to. Students are expected to be well-rounded and should be readily able to fit into the job market at the completion of this course.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course is designed to provide students with the needed statistical and quantitative techniques for effective decision-making. It involves the study of basic elements of statistics needed for business, accounting, banking, marketing, etc., and their various applications. The course also examines the statistical concepts of some of the theories that students are studying in other related courses. It expounds on the applications of statistics in the theory of demand and supply, data presentation and characterization, time series, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing, and elementary probability among others.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

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Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course seeks to equip students with the knowledge of the global scope of businesses. This course is designed to introduce students to the international dimensions of business functions and operations that are offered, with consideration of their global interactions. The course provides an overview of economic, social, cultural and political/legal forces and factors influencing cross-border business. The course exposes students to a global view of businesses, investigating why and how companies go international. It explains the operations and challenges of Multinational Corporations and Enterprises in today's globalized world.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

The course introduces students to legal rules, principles and concepts that regulate business transactions in Ghana, and the ramifications of such interface for business decisions. The course specifically introduces students to the general principles and concepts, concentrating on topics like the Legal System; the Laws of Ghana and their respective sources; the Law of Contract; the Law of Tort; Employment Law and Company Law.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course provides the basis for understanding what leadership is and assists students to explore the tools they can use immediately to refine strategy, develop their people and maximize stakeholder return. Additionally, it introduces the student to the theory and practice of leadership. Furthermore, the course provides an overview of various philosophical approaches to ethical decision-making and practical applications involving ethical problems that arise in business. The course is designed to equip business leaders to confront ethical issues in contemporary governance and prepare students to identify and analyse ethical issues from a domestic and global perspective. It does this by introducing the theories of ethics that are commonly used in many leadership decisions. Students are expected to apply the theory to a wide range of government policy, business and personal issues. Topics include the major ethical constructs, approaches to self-knowledge, ethical dilemma in leadership and practical leadership skills. Students will be able to find solutions to ethical dilemmas they may confront during a business career.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

This course designed to provide postgraduate students with the foundations needed to undertake scholarly research in business and management. The course also offers students the opportunity to begin research on their final year project by providing clear and holistic guidance on how to generate and refine a research idea into a clear and unmistakable research topic with relevant, specific, measurable and realistic objectives or research questions. Specifically, the course will cover topics such as what is research? Why do we conduct research? How to generate research ideas, how to evaluate research topics, how to plan a research, the sources of knowledge and the process of critically reviewing the relevant literature, the theory of Knowledge, the philosophy and ethics of research. Others topics to be covered in this course shall include: the research process as it relates to conceptualization and design of appropriate research methodology to achieve the desired research objectives, techniques of data collection and analysis, and drafting and writing a research Report.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  3

Strategic management focuses on the concept of strategy formulation and implementation by exploring the functions and nature of general management. The course develops skills for strategic thinking and analysis, leadership, communication, teamwork, and cross-functional integration. It exposes students to corporate as well as business planning, and the implementation of organizational change through structures, systems and people. It seeks to understand the challenges and the environment in which the business operates, the direction the management intends to head, the strategic plans for getting the enterprise moving in the intended direction and the tasks of implementing the chosen strategy successfully. Conceptual case studies are used to deal with Ghanaian conventional private and public sector policy making. It provides students with insights into corporate strategic performance and the use of specialist strategic management techniques designed to improve and correct failing organisations in Ghana and other international corporations.

Total Fees:  $65

Credits:  6

Students will be required to undertake a research study on a chosen topic in Corporate Governance and write a project. The project would take a maximum of 6 months for a total of 6 credits.

FEES FOR 2023

Fees are payable at the start of each course and payment must be received by the payment deadline to successfully register and start the course. Payment can be made by EFT or the self-service portal.

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Number of modules: 20

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Programme credits: 63

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Fees per programme credit: $65

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Total tuition fees: $4,100

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