CAMPUS INSIGHT

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (UCOMS)

BACKGROUND OF UCOMS
UCOMS is one of the oldest private universities in Ghana. It grew out of the Feeds Careers College, a tutorial institution established in 1974 at Ayeduase, Kumasi by Dr. Sazrar Opata, proprietor of UCOMS. The focus at that time was to provide tutorials for those who could not enter post secondary institution to enable them obtain British qualifications like LCCI,RSA,CIS and others.

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In 1978, the programme structure was changed to promote business education in Ghana and the name Feeds Careers College became Institute Of Management Studies (IMS) offering courses in Sales Management and Marketing Management and affiliated to two American Universities. The American programmes were later discontinued due to foreign exchange constraints.

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In 1980,the focus shifted to CIM,ABE,CIPS,ACCA,ACMA, Diploma in Export Marketing and Diploma in Journalism and affiliated to some Universities in UK.

In 1998,IMS was accredited to offer professional course like ACCA,CIM, and CIPS. This continued till 2006 when IMS was given the nod by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to mount degree programmes and the name IMS changed to University College Of Management Studies.
UCOMS has two campuses; Kumasi and Accra.

 

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ACCREDITATION
UCOMS has full accreditation from the Accreditation Board to run the Degree and Diploma Programmes. This means that our admission requirements, students/staffs rations and facilities are adhere to those prescribed by the National Accreditation Board for all Tertiary levels Institutions.

AFFILIATION
THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE is affiliated to the UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION,WINNEBA (UEW) and KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KNUST).
As a college, our degrees are awarded by UEW.

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DEGREE PROGRAMMES OFFERED 

1. Bsc Accounting

2. Bsc Banking & Finance

3. Bsc Marketing

4. Bsc Human Resource Management

5. Bsc Procurement and Supply Chain Management

LOCATION

MOUNT ZION CAMPUS,KUMASI
AFRIFA JUNCTION,AYEDUASE NEAR KNUST
P.O.BOX UP 12 KUMASI
TEL: 0244 589599 / 0322 491153 /0242 552793

JERUSALEM CAMPUS,ACCRA
ACCRA – KASOA ROAD NEAR WEST HILL MALL
P.O.BOX GP 482,ACCRA
TEL: 0302 853304 /0302 902720

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NAPTEX DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

1. DIPLOMA IN COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING

2. DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

WEBSITE http://www.ucoms.edu.gh

Email  info@ucoms.edu.gh
imscolle@yahoo.co.uk

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Marshalls University Personality

MEET MRS. ALICE OPPONG, THE SUPERMUM

“It wasn’t easy. We didn’t have it on a silver platter.” These were the words of Mrs. Alice Oppong, CEO of AO Make -up, Ghana. She is a professional makeup artist. She was raised by a single mother together with 6 siblings. She is a twin as well. Her mum had to take care of her up to Junior High School (JHS) level and the rest she had to struggle on her own. After JHS, there was no money so she had to wait for one year before getting admission to Senior High School (SHS). She had to work and save for her SHS.

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Her mother supported her as well to help her pursue her diploma course. She decided to pursue her degree course in Accounting at Marshalls University College,Ghana because it was close to her work place. Marshalls University College has also helped boost her knowledge and confidence. She got married in level 200 and currently has two beautiful children. Her husband has also been very supportive. “It is not easy but it depends on how you schedule your time. If others have been able to do it, then why can’t I”, she added.
Mrs Alice Oppong’s story will forever inspire me. She has certification in professional makeup and has a certification in Pharmacy. In the future, she plans to set up a makeup school to train others in professional makeup. She also plans to set up a pharmaceutical company as well. She really has the entrepreneurial spirit.

Contact her on +233504470599, +233241460547

Email: Queenalimic@yahoo.com

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Events

MARSHALLS UNIVERSITY DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT 2017 by Ann Maclean

Marshalls University Dinner and Awards Night took place at the premises of Marshalls University College, Gloryland,  Accra, Ghana on the 1st of July, 2017. This event was to recognise deserving and hardworking students for their contribution to the University. marshallsghupdates.wordpress.com will like to congratulate those who helped with the settings and organisation of the event. These include but are not limited to Dr. Nettey, Greater Grace Decor led by Aunty Pat, Eunice, Uncle Ray, Rufus, Ekene,  Chinedu, Patricia, Marietta, Edmund, Fatima, Solomon and many others. Thank you all and congratulations to all award-winners. @marshalls_uni @excellentia7730 @marshallsradio @drtettehnettey

Great preparations for the Marshalls Awards Night
Great preparations for the Marshalls Awards Night

 

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Wow pictures from the Marshalls Awards Night
Wow pictures from the Marshalls Awards Night

Winners (Marshalls University Dinner and Awards Night)
MOST FASHIONABLE FEMALE
Ifeoma Okonkwo

MOST FASHIONABLE MALE
Kobby Azumah

STUDENT ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Chinedu Ezekwesili

GENTLEMAN OF THE YEAR
Michael Ewura

LADY OF THE YEAR
Joyce Tetteh

MOST POPULAR
Jefferson Okoh

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Edmund Dankwah

STUDENT WRITER &BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Alfred Opare Marshall

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Sarah Richter

STUDENT LECTURER OF THE YEAR
Alhaji Kamara

STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Marshalls Online Radio – MOR

BEST PALS
Sika&Chinaza

HARDWORKING SRC EXECUTIVE
Edmund Dankwah

RADIO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Nesta Bruce-Nanakaein

RADIO PROGRAMME AND PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
Jacques Jolicoeur – French Connection

STUDENT STAFF OF THE YEAR
Michael Ewura

IT STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Albert Rockson

LECTURER OF THE YEAR
MR. Paul Appiah Konadu

BEST STUDENT ACADEMICS
Fatoumatta Jallow

OVERALL BEST STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Edmund Dankwah

BEST SPORT TEAM

International Team

This was in respect to the soccer match between Ghanaians and International students

BEST ACADEMIC STAFF

Mr. Boateng

Congratulations to all the winners.

Signed,
Awards Committee.

Entrepreneurial mindset

DON’T JOIN THE UNEMPLOYED ASSOCIATION by Ann Maclean

Oh, so what should I do? My answer is to start a business. It might not be necessarily in line with the course you read in school. For example, a young unemployed graduate who likes sports decided to be writing sport articles, reviews and some behind-the-scene news to some media organizations in Accra after years of unemployment. He would send these articles to the media organizations consistently. He didn’t go there with his CV because he didn’t want to be refused. At first, the media organizations thought he was just a job seeker and told him there were no vacancies. He kept on capturing news that the media organizations’ cameras might not reach. He did this consistently until the media organizations decided to pay him commission on a weekly basis because every organization wanted to be the first to break the news. Some of the media organisations would invite him as guests on sports talk shows from time to time. This was how he took care of himself and he family. He is now self-employed doing this.

Today most of the media organizations want to employ him full time but he has refused. This is because the commission he getting from all the organisations for his “underground reporting” is much more than what any of the individual organization is willing to pay a month. He also doesn’t want to be tied down to one organization. Another reason is because he will not be allowed to report for other media organizations if one media organization employed him full time per the agreement. Want to know who this person is??

The growing numbers of graduates means the country has more educated people. That is good news. The problem is most have not been educated on starting their own businesses. An average Ghanaian graduate is thinking “How do I perfect my CV?”, ” How do I answer the interview questions? “, His do I dress for the interview?”, etc. Some will be employed but what will happen to the rest.

For instance between 2011 and 2015 , the National Service Secretariat registered a total of 289,539 graduates for the national service. Out of this total number, 5,000 were employed in the formal Sector, according to the data from the National Labour Organisation. What is the solution to the unemployment problem of the rest of graduates? I think it is starting their own businesses.

Let me share a personal experience. There was a time when a big bank in Ghana called for applications for a job. The announcement was that the applicants should come to a particular venue for the aptitude test. The time for the event was 8am. I got there on time only to see hundreds if not thousands if young people, well dressed, carrying their CVs already at the venue. The venue was too packed that the rest of us had to stand outside on the street whiles other young people were still joining the crowd even on the street. I also saw some of my old school mates. It was around the time of the Ebola outbreak. The bank officials upon seeing the crowd announced that we should go back and upload our CVs on their website. I just knew it was a nice way of saying no. I didn’t even bother to upload my CV.

When I see another unemployed association, I just say to myself that these graduates should rather come together to form a powerful business organization to prove themselves worthy of all the investment the nation has made in their lives all these years. This is the time to say “Thank you” to the nation and give back to society for all they have learnt and become. The same energy, passion they used to mobilize themselves for this association should be channeled to come together, plan and start a business and when they start, they will be better placed to get more funding for the business. There are a lot of local and foreign organizations who are willing to help startups. Even if the government employs all the graduates, is it ready to handle their management and financing?

By Ann Maclean

@excellentia7730

@wealthisinsideu

@marshalls_uni