UB School of Management to partner with University of Professional Studies, Accra

Release Date: March 25, 2024

“This collaboration is an incredible opportunity to enrich the academics of students and faculty from both UB and UPSA.”
University at Buffalo School of Management

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Management has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Professional Studies, Accra, connecting the two institutions for a wide range of academic collaboration beginning this year.

The agreement provides a platform for the two institutions to partner in such areas as student, faculty and researcher mobility, dual degree programs, research and joint grant collaborations and the establishment of a research faculty consortium.

It also will provide several programs in the region, including leadership development for traditional rulers, leadership empowerment for graduate students, joint programs for the UPSA Entrepreneurship Center, and will allow for the exchange of academic materials and publications.

Nallan Suresh, associate dean for faculty, research and centers and UB Distinguished Professor of operations management and strategy; and Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah, clinical professor of operations management and strategy and faculty director of global programs, signed on behalf of the UB School of Management, while John Kwaku Mensah Mawutor, pro-vice chancellor and professor; and Ivy Heward-Mills, director of the Center for International Education Collaboration, signed for UPSA.

“This collaboration is an incredible opportunity to enrich the academics of students and faculty from both UB and UPSA,” says Suresh. 

Mawutor says the agreement forms part of the UPSA’s commitment to implementing its global expansion strategy and offers students, faculty and staff opportunities to contribute to and exchange knowledge and experience, and to explore the global academic landscape.

“I am so happy that this process has started,” says Mawutor. “Today marks a historical day in our partnership and I know this initiative will be of mutual benefit to our two institutions.”

Heward-Mills says the collaboration will help drive the university’s academic agenda of promoting cross-cultural learning and teaching for continuous improvement and transformation.

“Through the 1+1 STEM MBA program, our students will benefit from the STEM extension Optional Practical Training program, thereby gaining up to three years’ work experience in the U.S.,” she said.

Now in its 100th year, the UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit management.buffalo.edu.

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