Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) PHD Courses

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) PHD Courses

 PhD In Business Administration

The Ph.D. program prepares graduates for careers in research and teaching in various functional areas of business. Graduates of the program are expected to make significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge of business practices through research and to disseminate such knowledge through their teaching.
The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with in-depth exposure to a specific business content area and sophisticated analytical/research methods.

Admission

Admission into the Doctoral Program is once a year only. The deadline for completed applications is January 31. Applications must include all supporting documents before they can be considered for review. Applications completed after the deadline will be deferred for consideration to the next admission cycle.

Minimum Criteria for Admission

A GIMPA Masters of Science or Master of Research Degree in Business Administration or its equivalent from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Students without such backgrounds in business and related fields will be required to take Masters level business courses to ensure adequate preparation prior to enrollment in required doctoral courses.
Three completed recommendation forms from people who are qualified to comment on the applicant’s academic preparation and potential for success in the Doctoral Program. At least 2 must be from former lecturers
An essay on professional plans and what role the doctorate will play in attaining them.
An interview with the admissions committee may be required.

Progression

Graduates of the GIMPA M.Sc/M.Res. program or similar ones are expected to complete the program in three years. Students without such qualifications should expect to complete the doctorate in four to five years.

The program consists of a mix of substantive area of specialization courses, advanced research methods and a dissertation. Each student will be given an individualized program of study which reflects prior academic preparation and area of research interest.

All graduates must take a minimum of 27 credits of coursework plus a 24 credit dissertation. Courses are chosen with the approval of the Ph. D Program Committee. Typically, a student will take 3 or 4 courses during each 4 week modular session.

Ph.D In Governance And Leadership And Public Administration

OBJECTIVE
The programme aims to produce a new generation of scholars, who may become Researchers and Practitioners in Public Administration, Governance and Leadership.

CORE COURSES

  • Theories of Public Policy
  • Public Organization Behavior and Theory
  • Intellectual Foundations of Public Administration
  • Governance and Accountability
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Research Seminars

ELECTIVES

  • Public Administration
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Public Policy
  • Public Management
  • Social Policy

Governance and Leadership

  • Theories of Governance and Leadership
  • Leadership, Governance and Democratic Practice
  • Leadership and Organizational Change.
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Governance and development

Public Policy

  • Economic Foundation of Policy Analysis
  • Public Policy Making and Implementation
  • Global Governance and Public Policy
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Political Economy and Policy Analysis

Public Management

  • Managing Government Performance
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Human Resources Management/Development
  • Comparative Public Administration

Social Policy

  • Planning and Management
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Welfare Programmes
  • Human Resources Management/Development
  • Policy and Program Evaluation

Dissertation – Students must complete 12 credit hours of dissertation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Master's Degree in Public Administration or an appropriate discipline from GIMPA and any other accredited institution of higher education and must have a minimum of 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A five page double-spaced written statement of academic and professional goals in relation to Ph.D. degree in Public Administration and Governance.
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.
  • A letter of motivation (600 words maximum).
  • A research proposal (5000 words maximum) with description, goals, a suggested timeline and methods of dissertation.
  • A selection interview with the Admission Committee.

START DATE: September every year DURATION: Three years full time