Wed May 22, 2013
Faculty of Business and Management Studies
The School of Business of Kumasi Polytechnic trains students for all sectors of the local and international economy. The school combine theory and practicals to enhance the marketability of our graduates in the world of business. The school is made up of five (5) academic departments as well as one (1) servicing department including the Department of Accountancy, Department Estate Management, Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies, Department of Purchasing and Supply and Department of Marketing and Department of Liberal Studies.
The practical approach to student training is a special hallmark of Kumasi Polytechnic and the School of Business and Management Studies. The school has strong linkage with industry through the industrial attachment programme of the polytechnic. Students undertake at least 20 weeks to 6 months compulsory industrial training as a requirement for the award of the HND. Various institutions and companies across the country accept our students for industrial attachment and this opens up employment opportunities for the products of the faculty after school.
Lecturers in addition to their academic qualifications have professional qualifications as members of the following professional bodies enhancing their practical skills for the training of students. These include Ghana Institution of Surveyors - GhIS, Institute Of Chartered Accountant Ghana - ICA
Chartered Institute Of Marketing - CIM, Institute of Chartered Secretaries - ICSA, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply - CIPS.
To ensure quality of programmes, the following bodies are set up by the Government to supervise teaching and award of HND certificates at the Polytechnic and for that matter the School Of Business and Management Studies, Kumasi Polytechnic: National Council of Tertiary Education, National Accreditation Board
The polytechnic also has a self - evaluation mechanism for quality assurance. There are six student societies for all students enrolled in the six teaching Departments and One Umbrella Society for All the Programmes - FOBAMS. The six student societies are:
Association of Estate Management Students - AEMS
Association of Polytechnic HND Accountancy Students - APHAS
Association Of HND Secretaryship And Management Students - AHSMAS
Professional Marketers Association of Ghana - PROMAGS
Purchasing and Supply Students Association of Ghana - PASSAG
Diploma In Business Studies Association of Ghana - DISSAG
The basic aim of these societies is to provide a platform for social and academic interactions between its members and staff as well as provide a medium to channel the grievances of students to the authorities. Every academic year, social and educative programmes such as industrial visits, socialization, dinner and awards nights, clean-up exercises and games are organised by the associations.