University of Ghana Business School (UGBS)
The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) started off as the Department of Commerce on the Kumasi College of Technology (now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)). The college was integrated into the University of Ghana in October 1962 as the School of Administration (SOA). The School of Administration was one of the premier institutions of business training in the West African sub-region.
Over the years, the School of Administration name has evolved into the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) to conform to evolving trends in management training and education worldwide. The primary mission of UGBS is the provision of world-class management, education and research to support national development.
UGBS, the premier business school in the sub-region, offers undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programs. It is situated at the heart of the University of Ghana campus, adjacent the ICT center.
Meet our Faculty & Staff in Accra
Regional Academic Coordinator for English-speaking Africa
Matteo Guidotti holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Geneva. He is by training an economist and a political scientist, both degrees gained at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He has a Master in Public Administration and Policy Evaluation (University of Geneva), as well as an Executive Master in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute.
Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam
Development Practitioner, Consultant and Researcher
Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam has worked within the local government system in Northern Ghana and conducted trainings on various techniques of planning, monitoring and evaluation that are suited to the emerging system of strategic planning. In late 2007, he led the process of assessing the performance of 26 local government bodies as part of a nation-wide performance assessment and evaluation system for local governance performance in Ghana. Between 2005 and 2007, he also served as a Governance Capacity Building Specialist for a decentralization capacity building project (DISCAP) funded by the Canadian International Development Agency and implemented through Ghana’s Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development. In the field of public policy research and advocacy, he worked as a Programmes Coordinator of Ghana’s Institute for Policy Alternatives, a position that allowed him to support the design and implementation of action-research and social accountability projects, including the participatory assessment of health insurance for the poor in Ghana and Gender and Decentralisation in Northern Ghana.
Consultant and ex director of the DPP programme
Master in Socio - Economy of the University of Bern, Master in Public Administration of IDHEAP, University of Lausanne.
Daniele Fino has been a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies since 1980. His areas of expertise are international cooperation and the management of aid. He always had a close interest in the problems of Africa, Latin America, Asian and several Balkan states; he has undertaken medium- and short-term missions on different continents. Since 2003, he has been managing both DFD and IMAS executive education program, which gave place in 2012 to the new DPP programme (http://dpp.graduateinstitute.ch/home.html). He was also responsible for managing several important international development cooperation projects and mandates (evaluation, institutional support, training, ...) on behalf of the Swiss Confederation and other institutions. During eight years (2000-2008) he was Deputy Director of Administration & Finance at the Institute. Daniele Fino is a socio-economist by training from the University of Berne; he also has a Master in Public Administration from IDHEAP in Lausanne. Since 2013 he is retired but continues to teach occasionally and executes mandates as an independent consultant. His interests are focused on aid systems, strategic management of development institutions, the role of international cooperation in microfinance, and the emergency aid-development continuum. Daniele Fino has always approached development issues from a theoretical and conceptual perspective, linking them to socio-economic and institutional conditions in countries and among less privileged populations.
Daniele Fino is an elected Member of the Communal Parliament of the City of Onex, participating on local development issues in Swiss context. He speaks fluently French, German, Italian and English.
Head of Research, Graduate Institute
Oliver Jütersonke obtained a doctorate and Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (DES) from the Graduate Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of Exeter. Before becoming CCDP Head of Research in 2008, he worked for six years at the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies (PSIS). Since 2007, Oliver has also been affiliated with the Zurich University Centre for Ethics. He currently teaches courses on social inquiry and research methods for the Graduate Institute’s inter-disciplinary Master’s programmes, as well as for a number of executive education modules.
Much of his current empirical research covers peacebuilding and the complex relationships between security and development, with a particular focus on the social and spatial dynamics of urban violence and security provision. Fieldwork has taken him repeatedly to Madagascar, Rwanda and Timor-Leste. In his capacity at the CCDP, Oliver focuses his attention specifically on project design, and on innovative ways of linking research methods and agendas across the academic disciplines of the Graduate Institute, and between scholarly and policy-practitioner communities in International Geneva and beyond.
Akosua Keseboa Darkwah
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana
Dr. Akosua Keseboa Darkwah is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Ghana, Legon. She holds a first degree in Sociology and Psychology from Vassar College, USA and a Masters and PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Broadly, her research interests are in the area of gender, globalization and the changing nature of work in the Ghanaian context. In addition to her work as an academic in the Department of Sociology, Dr. Darkwah spent four years as the Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana. She has been a patron of the Ark Foundation, an NGO that works with survivors of domestic violence and is currently a steering committee member of NETRIGHT, the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana.
Senior Lecturer/Coordinator, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Areas of expertise
Aid effectiveness & development cooperation; global power shift and global governance; politics and governance of public policy; political economy of reform in emerging democracies; political economy of African development; foreign policy and international security; public sector reform, performance management and public accountability
Lord Mawuko-Yevugah is an international relations specialist and a political economist with years of experience both as a researcher and practitioner. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and the Coordinator of the Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy Program at the GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Alberta in Canada. He studied for an MPhil in Development Studies as a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Cambridge in the UK, having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts first class honours degree in political science from the University of Ghana, Legon. His major intellectual work, Reinventing Development: Aid Reform and Technologies of Governance in Ghana originally published by Ashgate Publishers was republished by Routledge in April 2016. He is also the author of Developmentality: Elites Consensus and Rhetoric on Multilateral Aid Reform in Africa (2011), African Time: Essays on contemporary politics and Governance (2013) and co-editor of African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World (2015). Apart from his academic commitments, Lord is also a media personality, public intellectual and regular columnist with the Ghana based Business and Financial Times (B&FT) newspaper. He is also the President of the recently formed Ghana Society for Political and Administrative Studies (GSPAS)
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Ghana
Areas of expertise
International trade and development, Micro and Small Enterprises Development, international trade policy, international macroeconomics, public sector, financial and industrial economics and applied econometrics
Dr. Ebo Turkson is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, and holds a PhD from the Nottingham School of Economics, University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to that, he attended Harvard University (USA) for his PhD coursework as a special student. He also obtained his M.Phil. and BA degrees in economics from the University of Ghana.
Dr. Turkson’s research interests are in the areas of international trade and development, Micro and Small Enterprises Development, international trade policy, international macroeconomics, public sector, financial and industrial economics and applied econometrics. He has a number of publications in international peer reviewed journals, books, book chapters and working papers. He has consulted for international organizations such as the World Bank, DANIDA, ILO, UNECA, AfDB, UNDP, UN-WIDER among others. He is affiliated to the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)-Nairobi Kenya and the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT) in the Nottingham School of Economics, University of Nottingham.
Currently he is also a part-time Senior lecturer at the Methodist University College, Ghana. He is also a Partner-Consultant at Palladium Ghana Limited (Economic Management Consulting Services) and a Senior Consultant at ENERCOM AFRICA, Energy Consulting and Management for Africa. In terms of current research work, Ebo is a principal investigator on the project- “The Employment Effects of Different Development Policy Instruments: The Case of Ghana- Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development” –A collaboration with the World Trade Institute, University of Genève, Switzerland; WITS University, South Africa etc. (funding from Swiss Science Foundation and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation)
Institute of Local Government Studies
President and CEO, Corporate Focus Investments Limited
Coordinator of the Executive Education Unit, UGBS
Deputy Director, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Head of Research and Programs, Deputy Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development
Senior Lecturer, UGBS
Senior Lecturer at the Department of Organization and Human Resource Management
Dr. Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah is an Organizational Psychologist and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Organization and Human Resource Management (OHRM), University of Ghana Business School. He is a Human Resource specialist, with considerable research and consultancy experience in Organisational Development and Change Management, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Organisational Behaviour Management and Psycho-social issues at the workplace.
His research interests include Occupational Health and Safety Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Work-Family Conflict, Change Management and Organisational Development.
He has consulted for a number of local and international organizations including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Health Organisation (WHO), Vodafone Ghana Ltd, Unilever Ghana Ltd, Prudential Bank Ghana Ltd, Tullow Oil Ghana Ltd, Ghana Road Safety Commission and the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare among others. Kwesi is a Fellow of the COIL Institute for Global Networked Learning, Member of the British Psychological Society, the Ghana Psychological Association, the International Commission on Occupational Health and the Ghana Society of Occupational and Environmental Health. He currently co-ordinate the Executive education unit at the University of Ghana Business School.
Dr. Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah holds a PhD in Applied Psychology from the Institute of Work Health & Organisations (I-WHO), University of Nottingham, a BA (Hons) and an Mphil degrees in Psychology and Industrial & Organisational Psychology respectively from the University of Ghana.
Business Development Manager at the Enterprise Development Services Unit
Marjorie Beeko is Business Development Manager at the Enterprise Development Services Unit. A graduate from the University of Ghana with a background in Sociology, she also holds a post graduate diploma from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and certificates in Management Services (Royal Institute of Public Administration, UK) and in Professional Project Management (Merjja Technologies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).
Marjorie has accumulated some 20 years of professional experience as a Manager and Development Practitioner in the public, private and development sectors, having worked in Ghana's Public Services Commission as Assistant Director, and with Germany's Friedrich Naumann Foundation, as Programme Officer for Anglophone West Africa. She also collaborated with government agencies, business associations and civil society groups to develop and implement governance and private sector development programmes and worked as a Senior Programme Officer for the Royal Danish Embassy in Ghana, with oversight responsibility for timely and quality delivery of Business Sector Programme Support projects geared towards imporvements in Ghana's business environment.
At the Business School, Marjorie is credited with translating the Enterprise Development Services Unit concept to a going concern. Her proven project management ability and her business management skills remain invaluable assets.
Programme Officer at the Enterprise Development Services Unit
Theophilus Wegbe holds a Bsc. in Human Resource Management & Diploma in Accounting from the University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana. Currently employed at the Enterprise Development Services Unit, his duties entail keeping imprests and records of all receipts and payments, doing monthly reconciliations and preparing yearly budgets.
Before joining the EDS Unit, Mr. Wegbe gained experience with the Ghana Heavy Duty Truck and Equipment Co. Ltd where even as Field Marketing Assistant, his responsibilities also included keeping records of all receipts and payments.Mr. Wegbe's study areas of interest are Management, Finance and Accounting and he gladly joins the Accra Team.