Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) is a public co-educational university spread over four campuses (Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Takoradi) and made up of six schools, ten research centers located at Greenhill in Accra, Ghana.[1] The location of GIMPA, Greenhill, was named by Nicholas T. Clerk (1930 – 2012) who served as the Rector of the Institute from 1977 to 1982.[2][3] The name, "Greenhill", is a reference to the lush greenery and hilly topography of the main campus, as well as its location in Legon which was historically on the periphery of the Ghanaian capital, Accra.[3] Together with 200 state institutions, GIMPA successfully participated in a Public Sector Reform Programme under the auspices of the World Bank and became a self-financing institution as part of the National Institutional Reform Programme in 2001. It was established as a public university by an Act of Parliament in 2004. The institute was established in 1961 by the Government of Ghana with assistance from the United Nations Special Fund Project and was initially called the Institute of Public Administration, intended as a specialist training graduate school for civil servants in Ghana.[4] Today, GIMPA offers bachelor's, master's and executive master's degree programmes in business administration, entrepreneurship, law, public administration, development management, governance, leadership and technology.[4][5]

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
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P.O. Box AH50, Achimota, Accra, Ghana

Greenhill, Accra

School typePublic University
MottoExcellence Leadership, Management and Administration
Founded1961; 61 years ago (1961)
School districtWest Legon
ChairmanKofi Darko Asante
RectorPhilip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson
Number of students10,000 (2015)
Classes offeredRegular and Weekend
LanguageEnglish, French
CampusesGreenhill Campus(MAIN),

Tema Campus,

Takoradi Campus and Kumasi Campus.
Campus typeurban
AccreditationNational Accreditation Board
AffiliationsAssociation of African Business Schools


  • GIMPA Business School
  • School of Public Service and Governance
  • School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law, GIMPA
  • School of Technology
  • School of Research and Graduate Studies

GIMPA Business School (GBS)Edit

Undergraduate programmesEdit

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Marketing
  • Bachelor, Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor, Procurement, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor, Hospitality And Tourism Management
  • Bachelor, Project Management

Postgraduate programmesEdit

  • Certificate in Business Administration (CBA)
  • Diploma In Management Studies (DMS)
  • Diploma In Business Administration

Graduate programmesEdit

  • Master of Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Quality Management
  • Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)
  • Master of Project Management (MPM)
  • Master of Natural Resource Accounting
  • Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Master Of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master Of Research In Business Administration (MRes)

PhD ProgramsEdit

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD)
  • Doctor of Management (DMGT)

GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance,(SPSG)Edit

Undergraduate ProgramsEdit

  • Bachelor of Public Administration

Graduate ProgramsEdit

  • Public Sector Management Training Programme (PSMTP)
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Philosophy in Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Philosophy in Development Finance
  • Master of Philosophy in Governance & Leadership
  • Master of Development Management (MDM)
  • Master Of Arts In International Relations And Diplomacy (MAIRD)
  • Masters In Regional Integration And African Development (MAIRD)
  • MSc Environmental Studies And Policy (ESP)
  • Executive Masters In Governance & Leadership (Emgl) & Executive Masters In Public Administration (EMPA)

PhD ProgramEdit

Ph.D. Program In Public Administration, Policy And Governance

Faculty of Law, GIMPAEdit

The faculty of law at GIMPA was established in 2010 and has quickly grown from its small size of about seventy students and five full-time faculty to over four hundred students and twenty-six full-time faculty in addition to fourteen adjuncts. Faculty of Law, GIMPA brag of the first and only ultra modern moot court facility in Ghana.

  • LL.B Day Programme
  • LL.B Regular Programme
  • LL.B Modular Programme

Law Library & CentresEdit

  • Law Library
  • Atta Mills Centre for Law & Governance
  • SKB Asante Center for International Negotiations & Mediation

GIMPA School of Technology (SOT)Edit

Undergraduate ProgrammesEdit

  • BSc Information and Communication Technology (BSc ICT) [Daytime and Evening Sessions]
  • BSc Computer Science (BSc CS) [Daytime and Evening Sessions]
  • BSc Management Information Systems (BSC MIS) [Daytime and Evening Sessions]
  • BSc. Health Informatics [Daytime and Evening Sessions]
  • Diploma in Applied Computer Science (Day Session)

Masters Programmes (Evening and Modular Sessions)Edit

  • Master of Philosophy MIS (MPhil MIS) [Evening and Modular Sessions]
  • Master of Philosophy ICT (MPhil ICT) [Evening and Modular Sessions]
  • Master of Science MIS (MSc MIS) [Evening, Weekend and Modular Sessions]
  • Master of Science ICT (MSc ICT) [Evening, Weekend and Modular Sessions]
  • Master of Philosophy in Information Systems (MPhil IS) [Evening and Modular Sessions]
  • MSc. IT & Law [Evening, Weekend and Modular Sessions]
  • MSc. Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity [Evening, Weekend and Modular Sessions]
  • MSc. Applied Mathematics [Evening, Weekend and Modular Sessions]

Postgraduate ProgrammesEdit

  • Post-Graduate Diploma ICT (PD ICT) [Evening and Weekend Sessions]
  • Post-Graduate Diploma MIS (PD MIS) [Evening and Weekend Sessions]

Certificate and Short CoursesEdit

  • Certificate in ICT (CICT)[Daytime, Evening and Weekend Sessions]
  • Mature Entrance Course [Daytime, Evening and Weekend Sessions]

School of Liberal Arts and Social SciencesEdit

  • MSc in Economic Policy
  • MSc in Financial Economics
  • MSc in Energy Economics
  • Mphil in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Short ProgramsEdit

  • Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Certificate in Hotel Management
  • Certificate in Housekeeping Management
  • Certificate in English Proficiency Course

School of Research and Graduate StudiesEdit

  • The Environment and Natural Resource Research Initiative (ENRRI – EfD Ghana)[6]

University leadershipEdit

Rector Tenure of Office
E. V. Mamphey 1965–1968
E. A. Winful 1968–1972
James Nti 1972–1977
Nicholas T. Clerk 1977–1982
R. K. O. Djang 1982–1986
T. B. Wereko 1986–1999
Stephen Adei 1999–2008
Yaw Agyemang Badu 2008–2012
Franklin A. Manu 2012–2017
Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson 2017–2021
Samuel Kwaku Bonsu 2021–present

Notable alumniEdit

  • Becca – Musician, singer, songwriter and actress[7]

Research and advocacyEdit

  • Centre for Health Systems and Policy Research (CHESPOR)
  • Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR)
  • Centre for Management Development (CMD)
  • Centre for IT Development (CITD)
  • African Centre of International Criminal Justice (ACICJ)
  • Gender and Development Resource Centre (GDRC)
  • Centre for West African Studies (CWAS)
  • African Centre on Law and Ethics
  • Management Development Institute
  • Academy of Leadership and Executive Training (ALET)


  1. ^ "GIMPA". Archived from the original on 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  2. ^ "PRESEC | ALUMINI PORTAL". 2016-11-11. Archived from the original on 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  3. ^ a b Christian Messenger (27 October 2012). Obituary: The Rev. Dr. Nicholas Timothy Clerk. Accra: Presbyterian Church of Ghana Funeral Bulletin.
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  5. ^ "History and Background". Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  6. ^ "ENRRI– EfD Ghana – GIMPA".
  7. ^ "Rebecca Acheampong (Becca) Bio: 10 Lesser Known Facts About Her". BuzzGhana - Famous People, Celebrity Bios, Updates and Trendy News. 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2020-04-03.

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