Professional Programmes

Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA)

Pre-requisites for the ABMA Diploma are designed to be flexible and adaptable to the consummate professional. The goal is to provide an avenue for skills enhancement which would lead to higher wages or even promotion.

However, should a candidate fail to meet these requirements, we offer ABMA Level 3 Certifcate courses, after which one qualifies for the Diploma (Level 4 and above). Visit the ABMA page for a detailed description of the requirements for each level.

We also allow a path from the Diploma to our Bachelor Degree Programmes as follows:

  • Level 4 Diploma OR BSc Level 100
  • Level 5 Diploma OR BSc Level 200
  • Level 6 Diploma OR BSc Level 300

Business Management

Business Management graduates aren't just proficient with the fundamentals of business such as management and business finance, they are qualified to be at the forefront of Business Management in today's world. The course will provide you with the skills required to thrive in a management level role within any business.

Mandatory Units
Level 4
  • Leadership & Management
  • Financial Analysis & Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Quality Management
  • Business Structure, Culture & Ethics
Level 5
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Change Leadership
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • International Business
Level 6
  • Strategic Business Mangement
  • Managing Marketing Strategy
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Finance for Managers
  • Information Technology & e-Business

Journalism & Media Studies

Journalists work in an environment where accuracy and professionalism are vital to creating and sustaining a reputation in a highly competitive industry. Journalism has developed immeasurably and the increasing demand for effective communication has encouraged the diversification of media and journalistic forms aided by the integration of modern technology. ABMA Journalism and Media Studies qualifications will prepare students for success in this sector.

Mandatory Units
Level 4
  • Constructing a Story in Journalism
  • Interviewing and Research in Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Internet Broadcasting
  • Public Relations for Journalists
Level 5
  • Print and Online Journalism
  • Journalism and the Law
  • Convergent Journalism
  • Notation and Transcription for Journalists
  • Editing Roles in Journalism
Level 6
  • Principles and the Role of Journalism
  • Specialised Reporting in the Media
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Freedom of Information and Media Law
  • Standards and Ethics in Journalism

Human Resource Management

Any business is dependent upon the skills of its workforce to enable it to compete in the marketplace and adapt to future changes. Human resource managers are not only skilled in understanding the needs of the business but also strive to recruit a wealth of diverse talent to drive the business forward and set professional standards. An ABMA professional qualification in Human Resource Management offers learners the opportunity to pursue a career that has a vital function within business

Mandatory Units
Level 4
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Releasing People from the Organisation
  • Managing Reward and Remuneration
Level 5
  • Learning and Development
  • Employee Engagement
  • Organisation Design
  • Performance Management
  • Development of Human Resource Procedures and Plans
Level 6
  • Human Resource Strategy Development
  • Organisational Resource Planning
  • Organisational Performance and Reward
  • Employee Engagement Strategy
  • Employee Relations

Shipping & Logistics

The shipping industry is an essential component of international trade playing an important role in establishing global ties between business organisations. Businesses today rely upon skilled individuals to efficiently distribute their products in order to compete and meet customer demands. ABMA’s Shipping and Logistics qualifications will prepare students for a diverse and challenging career in the transport and logistics industry.

Mandatory Units
Level 4
  • Mercantile and Shipping Practice
  • Principles of International Maritime Logistics
  • Principles of Shipping and Insurance Management
  • The Movement of Dangerous Goods
  • Overseas Trade Law
Level 5
  • Management of Shipping Operations
  • International Marine Cargo Management
  • Management of the International Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Financial Aspects of Shipping
  • International Transport Geography
Level 6
  • Advanced Shipping Law
  • Advanced Marine Insurance and Salvage
  • The Economics of Maritime Operations
  • Maritime Safety and Security
  • International Maritime Transport Systems

Computer Engineering

Computers have transformed business. Whether you work for a small company or a large corporation, computers are essential to any organisation and must be upgraded, modified and repaired to maintain optimum performance. With an increasing reliance on technology comes a necessity for specially trained professionals. An ABMA Qualification in Computer Engineering provide the training and skills necessary to apply training in an exciting, continually evolving and dynamic industry.

Mandatory Units
Level 4
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Security
  • Management of Projects
  • Networking Technology
  • Personal Computer Software Support
Level 5
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Internet Server Management
  • IT Security Management
  • Advanced Networking Technology
  • IT Virtualisation
Level 6
  • Data Centre Technology
  • Distributed and Concurrent Systems
  • VLSI Design and Signal Processing
  • Embedded and Digital Systems Engineering
  • Cloud Computing and Operating Systems

Computing & Information Systems

IT has changed the way organisations communicate making business more efficient and competitive. The widespread use of computers has revolutionised business and the promise of further improvements in processing power means that this progression will continue. ABMA qualifications in Computing and Information Systems are structured to enhance a student’s knowledge and skills, preparing them to be able to adapt and change modern technological capacities in business.

Mandatory Units
Level 4
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Programming
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Information Presentation and Analysis
  • Web Technologies
Level 5
  • Database Systems
  • Software Development
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Web Applications Development
  • E-Commerce Strategy
Level 6
  • Software Engineering, Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Organisational Security
  • IT Project Management
  • Scalable Web and e-Commerce

Institute for Professional & Executive Development (IPED)

ABC is one of the first approved tutorial centres for IPED-UK in Ghana. In our six year partnership, we have trained both local and international students for professional success. International students in particular take advantage of the English component to improve their communication skills. Typically small class sizes allow students to gain extra supervision as needed to succeed.

Like our other professional programmes, graduates can use this degree either to augment their skill-set, or move on to more traditional degree programmes here at ABC or other Ghanaian institutions.

We currently offer the following courses:

  • Oil & Gas Management
  • Banking & Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration & Strategic Management
  • Project Management

Visit their parent site to learn more

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE)

ABC introduced the Advanced Business Certificate Examination in 2006 with a dual purpose. Primarily, it trains professionals for middle management positions which typically results in promotion. However. it can also be used as a gateway to further academic opportunities like a BSc programme.

In our early years, we noticed that many students failed entry into BSc programmes with grades lower than 'C' in required subjects on their WASSCE exams. These students can take advantage of the ABCE to gain entry into level 200 of any BSc programme offered by the college. We have witnessed several students take this path to excellence in their undergraduate studies and beyond.

The Diploma

To obtain the ABCE diploma, a candidate must complete 3 mandatory and 2 elective courses. Note that candidates are given 2 tries in 2 years to pass all exams. Should a student pass some subject examinations, they will be awarded the Advanced Business Certificate for each subject.


To gain entry into the ABCE programme, candidates must have 5 passes at GBCE or SSCE/WASSCE level including English and Mathematics, or their equivalent

Mandatory Units
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
Electives (Any 2)
  • Taxation
  • Business Finance
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business communication
  • Information Technology
Business Administration
Mandatory Units
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Finance
Electives (Any 2)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business communication
  • Information Technology
Office Management
Mandatory Units
  • Business Communication
  • Office Administration & Practice
  • Information Technology
Electives (Any 2)
  • Business Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
Information Technology
Mandatory Units
  • Hardware & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Systems Analysis & Design
Electives (Any 2)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Office Administration & Practice
Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) - UK

We have partnered with ICM UK to offer a variety of courses. Please visit the parent site for more details

Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAGH) - Ghana

We have partnered with ICAGH as a learning center. Please visit the parent site for more details

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