Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Commerce


Department of Human Resource Management

Programme Duration: 

4 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 


Entry Requirements: 

The admission requirements are as follows:

Holders of Senior Secondary School  Certificate Examination (SSSCE)

Candidates must obtain passes (A-D) in core English, core Mathematics, Integrated Science, or Social Studies.  Candidates must also have passes in any three business elective subjects. 

Holders of West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

Candidates must obtain passes (A1-C6) in core English, core Mathematics, Integrated Science, or Social Studies.  Candidates must also have passes in any three business elective subjects. 

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) in any of the business programmes can apply.

Professional/Business Examination Certificate Holders

Candidates with professional certificates in business and Advanced Business Certificate Examination may be considered for admission.

Mature Candidates

Candidates who are at least 25 years at the time of application and have credit passes in English and Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ level or WASSCE, are eligible to apply. 

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

ECO 101 : Principles of Microeconomics
3 Credit(s)

The course introduces students to concepts in economics such as scarcity and choice, price determination, theories of household decisions, theories of consumer behaviour, production and cost decisions of firms, and different forms of market structures. Other issues include analysis of the impact of government policies on the decisions of various economic agents.

ENG. 105A: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

The course is aimed at improving students’ competency and fluency in using English for their academic pursuits. In the first semester, the course concentrates on reading and note-making skills as aids to learning

ITS 101 : Information Technology Skills I
1 Credit(s)

This course aims at equipping students with skills that will enable them access and retrieve information in the traditional, hybrid and digital libraries. Students need to acquire lifelong skills that they can use to their advantage at any point in their lives. Information is now available in different formats and there is therefore the need to teach students how they can access retrieve and evaluate information with some efficiency in all these formats.

SBU 101 : Fundamentals of Business I
3 Credit(s)

This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of concepts, principles and general practices in business. It focuses on the nature, structure and major business activities, and to enable students appreciate the integrated nature of business activities and, in particular, help them to develop perspectives on key business issues. Emphasis is laid on nature and scope of business, business and its environment, forms of organization, management and organization, production and marketing management.

SBU 103 : Foundation of Accounting I
3 Credit(s)

This course lays the basic foundation for the study of financial accounting. It introduces students to the conceptual and regulatory framework of accounting, accounting conventions and principles, including the International Financial Reporting Standards. Emphasis is on the mastery of the double entry system of accounting as applied to assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, revenues, and expenses. From the mastery of the use of the double-entry system in recording transactions in preliminary books and the ledger, students work on the preparation of financial statements for sole proprietorships, including adjusting entries, the correction of errors, depreciation of assets, and bank reconciliation statements.

SBU 105 : Introduction to Computing
3 Credit(s)

This course provides students with the basics of computers and their application in business. It exposes students to the operating system, input devices, output devices and storage units and their interrelationships. The course also introduces students to the use of the computer for processing of data and searching information on the internet.

Second Semester

Inter-Faculty Course*
3 Credit(s)

ASP B: African Studies (Core)
1 Credit(s)

This comprises a variety of Courses mounted by the Center for African and International Studies.  Each student gets to do one of these courses in the first semester and another one in the second semester of the first year.

ECO 102 : Principles of Macroeconomics
3 Credit(s)

The course deals with different approaches used to measure national income, problems encountered in the measurement of national income. It focuses on the determination of national income, concept of multiplier for closed as well as open economies. It emphasises on the accelerator principle, inflation and unemployment. It also discusses theories of money, fiscal and monetary policies as well as the effect of government and international policies on the national economy.

ENG 105B: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

The CMS 108 is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasises the importance and the processes of editing written work.

ITS 102: Information Technology Skills II
1 Credit(s)

SBU 102 : Fundamentals of Business II
3 Credit(s)

This is a continuation of Fundamentals of Business I. It explores other key functional areas and aspects of business including international trade, financial institutions, documents and methods of payment used in business, securities market, insurance, foreign exchanges market, money and monetary policies. Emphasises is laid on how these institutions help promote businesses and economic development.

SBU 104 : Foundation Accounting II
3 Credit(s)

This course builds on Foundation Accounting I, and consolidates the mastery of financial accounting principles, conventions, and procedures within the framework of the International Financial Reporting Standards and the provisions of Ghana’s Companies Act (Act 179, 1963). The course emphasises the preparation of financial statement for partnerships, companies, and non-profit making organisations. Also, students are introduced to special accounting procedures and practices, for example, those tailored to the needs of manufacturing organisation.

Level 200

First Semester

HUM 201: General Psychology
3 Credit(s)

This course seeks to introduce students to general principles of psychology as a field which deals with the scientific study of human behaviour.

The course would focus on methods of psychological investigation; applied areas in psychology; human behaviour; personality; learning; perception; intelligence and development.

Students would gain understanding of psychological principles and concepts to facilitate understanding of human behaviour as a pre-requisite for the practice of human resource management.

SUB 203: Business Law I
3 Credit(s)

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