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FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Brief History of the Faculty

The Faculty of Business Administration was the first faculty to be started at West End University College in May, 2011. The Faculty which started with five programmes in Business is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB).

After two years, 2013, the University received Re-Accreditation for the five programmes.

West End University College is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast.

 Programmes

There are five departments in the faculty. These are:

  1. The Department of Accounting
  2. The Department of Banking and Finance
  • The Department of Entrepreneurship
  1. The Department of Human Resource Management
  2. The Department of Marketing

As a result of the restructuring of the faculties by the Academic Board, the Department of Entrepreneurship has now been added to form a new of Faculty of Social Sciences with the following departments:

  1. The Department of Corporate Administration
  2. The Department of Entrepreneurship

iii. The Department of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Aims

  1. The fundamental aim of the BBA programme at West End University College is to inculcate in the students the ability to assess and analyse information using basic tools for analytical thinking, good judgment, entrepreneurship, leadership and other critical managerial skills that will help bridge academia and the industry; and
  2. The BBA programme at West End University College also aims at imparting requisite knowledge and skills to students who will be competitive in the world of work anywhere they find themselves upon completion of their programmes.

Objectives

The specific objectives of the entrepreneurship programme are to:

  1. provide innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate courses of study that enable students to exercise analytical and imaginative thinking and to make well-founded ethical decisions;
  2. provide the students with a critical analysis of the merits and demerits of self- and wage- employment in view of challenges facing graduates’ in the quest for jobs;
  3. develop an analytical ability and balanced judgement in the students to enable them distinguish and choose self-employment as an option instead of wage-employment;
  4. equip students with the requisite knowledge on how to conduct feasibility studies of business ideas, the industries, resources, and organisations and their relevance to writing business plans;
  5. impart requisite knowledge and skills and to motivate for students to plan, start and apply theoretical entrepreneurship concepts to functional areas of their business operation, modern managerial decision rules and optimization techniques;
  6. equip students with tools necessary in the analysis of consumer behaviours, as well as in forecasting product demand, the tools for analyzing production and costs and be able to apply latest pricing strategies;
  7. develop the capacity to analyse interactions among consumers, firms and government in the market process, the different forms of market competitions and how to make the best decisions that will help to stay in business;
  8. create awareness of the students on the necessary techniques for dealing with the economic, social and political environment of the small and medium businesses and how these affect the performance of businesses;
  9. educate the new generation of leaders for the 21st century; men and women capable of shaping the society with vision, justice, and clarity;
  10. nurture and support a highly qualified and entrepreneurial faculty that is excellent at teaching, active in pure and applied research, capable of providing a broad range of intellectual and cultural insights, responsive to the needs of students and their communities; and
  11. receive encouragement and preparation to pursue advanced (graduate) studies and professional certifications.

FACULTY OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

Brief History of the Faculty

The faculty has one department, Department of Nursing, running the B.Sc. Nursing Programme. It was established in 2012 by a distinguished Professor Jane Gross, with assistance of Ms Hannah Acquah (Current Rector of Ghana College of Nursing and Midwifery).Professor Gross passed the mantle to Prince Appiah-Yeboah in 2014. With Mr. Appiah’s commitment,experience international exposure and parental attitude towards students, team working, ability to network, support from management in assembling able and dedicated staff, has provided successful guidance to date.

Our first set of students was made up of just one ‘top up’ (a nurse already registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) seeking to increase his or her knowledge to a degree level)student, completed in 2014. The second set also made upeight ‘top up’ students, completed in 2015. Our third set of students, unlike the two previous sets, started their nursing training from scratch with West End and completed in 2016.They obtained an impressive one hundred percent pass in the NMC licence examination held in August, 2016. Not a bad start for an ambitious University like West End striving to “bridge industry and academia” with excellence.

A hundred percent (100%) pass rate achieved by the West End graduate nurses  who sat the Nursing and Midwifery Licence examination in 2016, is not only an evidence of the unquestionable hard work of students and the resolute support of their dedicated parents, it is also a testimony to the enabling environment provided by West End University, the dedication of the able team of lecturers, the Nursing Department’s commitment to train and develop skilled nurses, fully aware of the legal framework, ethical and professional standards, guidelines and attitudes required of them to be ready to serve in their various countries and communities.

We have an international mixture of students and lecturers. Also, we boost of very experienced and internationally exposed lecturers whose combined experience and exposure highly enriches  the Department in its outlook and training of students. The size of the student population is such that students experience quality one-to-one tutorial sessions with lecturers and an additional such sessions on request at will by students.

Programmes

The faculty is developing its full programmes in the following areas:

Department of Midwifery

Public Health Nursing

Department of Safety Management and Occupational Health

Department of Health Management

Department of Health Informatics

B.Sc. Nursing 18 months, fast track for Diploma Holders

Aim

The Department aims to train and produce modern skilled nurses to meet the 21st century expectant needs of patients and the wider population as well as to fulfil the Ghana Nursing and Midwifery Council statutory objective, which is to “secure in the public interest the highest standard of training and practice of nursing and midwifery.” The training is not only aimed at nurses, competent to provide care to the Ghanaian population but also to the wider world with minimal local adaptations.

Objectives

The Department’s main objective is to train students nurses to know the legal framework, ethical and professional standards, knowledge, nursing skills, guidelines and attitudes essential to nursing and to attain the required aptitude necessary for qualification and registration as nurses, who can practice at home and internationally with minimum local adaptations.

FACULTY OF COMPUTER STUDIES

Brief History of the Faculty

The Faculty of Computer Studies was among the first faculties to be started at West End University College in May, 2011. The Faculty started with two programmes in Computer Studies, which were accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) in the same year. After two years, 2013, the University received Re-Accreditation for the two programmes. In 2016 a new programme-Computational Finance was accredited by National Accreditation Board (NAB) and introduced into the faculty.

Departments

There are three departments in the faculty of Computer Studies. They are stipulated below:

  1. The Department of Computer Science
  2. The Department of Information & Communication Technology
  3. The Department of Computational Finance

Department of Computer Science

Rationale: This programme has been reviewed with the intention of making the programme competitive while maintaining the high standard of the programme. With the Courses offered, the graduates will become highly competitive in the job market and at the same time prepare them in becoming independent in making choices of career and self-employment. Students are trained not only in the technical areas of specialization but also in personal development, communication skills and entrepreneurship.

Aim: This programme aims to provide computer science graduates with skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in computer science and technology upon graduation. Again it aims at preparing students for graduate training in some specialized area of computer science as well as to prepare students for jobs in industry, business or government.

Department of Information & Communication Technology

Rationale: This programme focuses on recent developments in information technologies and prepares students for the world of work. Students will gain the required knowledge and skills that will help them to meet changing needs of organizations. Courses and projects which are offered in this programme are designed to provide the necessary background for students in development and application of information technologies in real life situation. In addition to the fundamental courses, elective courses are provided to help students to keep up with the recent developments and to develop solutions for information technology problems.

Career Opportunity: ICT department graduates mainly will have the opportunity to work in computer centers and information technology, software and programming, and consultancy departments in industry or governmental offices. Examples for job titles include, IT manager, system designer, programmer, mobile application developer, webmaster, network architect, database administrator and information technology consultant.

Department of Computational Finance

Rationale: There is large demand in the financial services industry and financial regulatory authorities to raise the level of computational knowledge, data manipulation and analytic skills. Computational Finance emerges from the intersection of finance, mathematics, probability, statistics, economics and computer science.

Aims: Students who successfully complete the BSc. Computational Finance programme shall have the knowledge and skill in Mathematics and Computers to solve finance problems in real life situations.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

The Philosophy of the Faculty of Education

The philosophy of the faculty is to develop teachers who can select appropriate instructional objectives and deliver using the right pedagogical strategy. Thus, teachers will be able to select, arrange and deliver information in appropriate environments to influence students’ learning. Again, the idea is to develop teachers who can influence the behaviour and learning characteristics of children in the classroom. Students who complete this programme should be able to identify special needs of children in the classroom and the community, and again identify the principles and strategies to employ in teaching and learning situations.

 

Brief History of the Faculty

In recent times, there has been an increasing desire among teachers to upgrade themselves, and it is against this background that the Faculty of Education was established to meet the academic and professional aspirations of teachers and potential trained teachers. The B.Ed. programmes ensure that more competent and qualified teachers are produced to argument the supply of qualified teachers for basic schools and senior high schools in Ghana. All programmes took off during the 2014/2015 academic year and the first batch of students are currently in level 300.

Currently, the faculty runs the following programmes:

  1. Ed. Basic Education
  2. Ed. Early Childhood Education
  3. Ed. Accounting
  4. Ed. Management
  5. Diploma in Early Childhood Education

It must be emphasized that the B.Ed. programmes have been approved by the National Accreditation Board and Affiliated to the University of Cape Coast.

Aims of the Programmes

The general aim of the B.Ed. Programmes is to produce broad-based and competent teachers capable of functioning effectively at the basic and senior high schools in Ghana’s.

Basically, the programme aims at:

  1. producing trained teachers capable of teaching at the basic level.
  2. preparing educational personnel capable of working at district, municipal and metropolitan education offices as coordinators of education programmes at the basic level, circuit supervisors or heads of basic schools.
  3. producing a professionally trained broad-based teacher who understands issues pertaining to Early Childhood Education, and who is capable of addressing some of the challenges in Early Childhood Education.
  4. producing teachers and facilitators who will effectively implement the senior high school Management/Accounting syllabi.

Objectives of the Programmes

At the end of the programme, the teacher-trainee should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how young children grow and develop.
  2. explain the philosophy that underpins Early Childhood Education.
  3. apply skills of reflective practice when working with young children.
  4. demonstrate knowledge of conducting-classroom based research, and for translating knowledge into action.
  5. demonstrate the construction and use of teaching and learning materials to enhance teaching and learning.
  6. function as Education co-ordinators at District/Municipal/Metropolitan Education offices.