The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) was established in 1961 as a joint Ghana Government/United Nations (UN) special fund project. Originally named the Institute of Public Administration, it was set up as one of the key strategic institutions to develop the public administrative system, to provide civil servants with administrative and professional competence, and to plan and administer national, regional, and local services. Below, we have outlined why our students and professionals choose us:

  • Student-Centered Approach
  • Experienced Faculty
  • Conducive Environment
  • World-Class Training

GIMPA’s mission is to maintain a Centre of Excellence for training in public and business administration, by continuously enhancing the capability of middle and top-level executives in public and private sectors as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) both in Ghana and internationally, to manage their institutions and enterprises efficiently and effectively. The Institute is accredited by the National Accreditation Board.

In addition to the institutional accreditation, GIMPA’s academic programmes are also accredited by the National Accreditation Board. The Institute is made up of six schools, namely:

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

The institute has powers to:

  1. Award degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic training distinctions to persons who successfully complete courses of study designed by the Institute and Agreed upon by the Council established under section 5 of the GIMPA Act, 2004 (Act 626); and approved by the National Accreditation Board
  2. Award honorary degrees agreed upon by the Council;
  3. Draw up programs and provide facilities;
    • For the education and training of management personnel in the public and private sectors and NGO’s in leadership and governance skills and in the areas of commerce, industry, public administration, technology, policy application, human resource development, and management research;
    • For research into issues of leadership and governance, management and administration, and other areas within the Institute’s competence;
    • To promote the exchange of ideas and experience to improve leadership skills, management, and administrative capacity within the public and private sectors;
  4. Provide consultancy services in the areas of leadership skills, management, and administration, to support national development;
  5. Encourage or sponsor the publication of the results of study research; and consultancies into leadership skills, management, and administration.
  6. Exercise such other powers that are incidental to the performance of its functions under this Act.

The following are the programs and courses offered by GIMPA;

Masters Programmes (Evening and Modular Sessions)

  • 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]
  • 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 Programmes

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

Undergraduate Programmes

  • 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)

Certificate and Short Courses

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


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