MSC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

In contemporary times, the need to develop high-performing human capital for the 21st century is not simply evident but paramount for emerging economies like Africa. The University, therefore, recognizes the need to contribute towards the rapid development of the Ghanaian economy for enhanced productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. The MSc Development Economics programme is intended to equip students who aspire to work in public sector organizations, private sector firms and international organizations with contemporary econometric tools. The advanced and technically rigorous nature of the programme also serves as an excellent foundation for PhD programmes and other research-focused roles. The programme is to provide current skills, knowledge, and understanding of development economics in nation building and growth. It offers a rich and diverse foundation for managing in a global economy. Each course within the program challenges students to critically assess traditional theories of economics and explores the new dimensions created by globalization and economic challenges.

FEE STRUCTURE FOR THE YEAR 2021/2022

GHC 4,800 PER SEMESTER GHC 9,600 PER YEAR

Admissions Policy
The term Open University usually refers to a university with an open-door academic policy, i.e. no stringent entry requirements like the traditional Universities. This fundamental open admissions policy makes university study accessible to all. The Laweh Admissions policy recognizes this philosophy of making university education open to all, irrespective of age, qualification or experience, except the demonstration of intellectual ability. The concept seeks to provide opportunities, for workers, working mothers, those bringing up a family or those that do not want to give up their social life and people who otherwise will not have access to university education or those that qualify to enter straight but want to have flexibility in their studies to do so, provided
they have an intellectual ability to swim through university education.

Entry Requirements for Admission
The University shall admit candidates with different academic backgrounds to the MBA Programme. Qualified applicants are admitted to programmes at the beginning of the first semester. The various categories of candidates to be considered for admission into the programme in the University will possess either of the following qualifications:

  • A first degree from a recognized university/institution.
  • Recognized full professional qualification such as
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers,
  • Association of Certified Chartered Economist,
  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants,
  • Institutes of Chartered Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing,
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators,
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply chain Management

All applicants may be required to go through a selection interview. International students with qualifications equivalent to those above may be considered for admission. The equivalent of such qualifications will however be determined by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana. The medium of instruction shall be English Language.

Progression and Graduation
To progress from semester to semester, a student is required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50. A student shall be allowed to repeat a course until he/she has passed the paper so far as she is within the GPA of not less than 2.50 Courses designated as pre-requisites to more advanced courses must be passed before the latter courses are offered.

A student, after successfully completion of a semester can, upon written application giving reasons and after approval has been granted defer and continue in the appropriate semester.
Students shall also participates in live virtual streaming lectures and virtual classrooms and where necessary avail themselves on campus for the face to face intermittent programs must fulfil four times mandatory visit to the university within the period of study.

Students shall pass a minimum of 60 course credits and a maximum of 68 course credits to be eligible for graduation

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
Level 600 Part I- First Semester
MCC 602 Marketing Management 4
MCC 603 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making 4
MCC 605 Organization Behavior 4
MCC 103 Digital Fluency 4
MCC 608 Accounting for Decision Making 4
Total Credit   20
Level 600 Part I- Second Semester
MCC 611 Strategic Leadership 4
MCC 604 Managerial Economics 4
MCC 606 Business Law 4
 MDC 603 Microecomics   4
 MDC 606 International Economics 1(Trade)  4
Total Credit   20
Level 600 Part II- First Semester
MCC 604 International Economics 2(Finance) 4
MDC 605 Research Methods 4
 MDC 604 Marcroeconomics 4
 MDC 605 Econometrics 4
Level 600 Part II- Second Semester
MCC 602 Operation Research 4
MDC 609 Poverty, Wealth and Development 4
MDC 603 Project Work 8

Programme Summary