Diploma In Management Studies (DMS)
The Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)programmeis designed for senior high school leavers who seek either a qualification in order to enhance their employment prospects, or who need a foundation qualification inbusinessstudies in order to enable them to progress on to more advancedbusinessand management tertiaryprogrammes.
The programme content provides students with a comprehensive overview ofbusinessand also provides knowledge about the manner in which businesses operate and how they are formed and structured. The functions and activities of the different businessdepartmentsare also covered.
The aim of the Diploma in Management Studies is to develop an appreciation of the management functions within organizations. Students are introduced to some of the key concerns of administrative managers within a rapidly changing environment, including appreciation of the need to manage information.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME:
(A) Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) and West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Candidates:
SSSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language andMathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects WASSCE Candidates:Credit Passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus two (2) relevant elective subjects.
(B) General Certificate ofEducation(GCE) advanced level candidates:
Passes in two (2) GCE Advanced Level subjects (at least one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6 or better) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics, a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Art’s subject (for science students).
(C) Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) candidates:
Passes in two (2) subjects (at least one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have credit passes in five (5) subjects including English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in theGeneral BusinessCertificate Examination (GBCE).
Student Progression and Graduation:
A student who is admitted to the Diploma programme will normally go through a programme of study spanning a period of four (4) consecutive semesters. A semester will span a period of sixteen (16) weeks – i.e. thirteen (13) weeks of lectures, one (1) week of revision and two (2) weeks of examinations. The programme may also be offered on an accelerated basis three (3) consecutive semesters.
The programme is made up of a menu of a total of twenty (20) courses with each course worth three (3) academic credit hours (i.e. the programme is worth a total of sixty (60) academic credit hours).
The DMS programme has two (2) main components – the GeneralEducationand Business Core Courses components. A student will normally carry a work load of fifteen (15) academic credits per semester and must normally earn sixty (60) academic credit hours to graduate. Students in the accelerated programme will carry a workload of twenty-one (21) academic credits per semester.
Students are required to pass each course in the programme. Failed courses must be repeated.
Progression from Diploma to Degree Programmes
Holders ofGIMPA’s Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) or recognised equivalents, with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.00 or better are eligible to apply for admission to GIMPA’s degree programmes.All Diploma holders will be admitted to Level 200.