Monday, 30 September 2013

Webster University to Open Accra, Ghana Campus January 14, 2014

Webster University’s new Accra, Ghana campus has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in the United States, clearing the final hurdle to offer dually accredited degrees for it graduates, it was announced today.

Student recruitment and enrollmentwill begin immediately, and classes will start Jan. 14, 2014.
Webster University, Accra Ghana
The approval by the HLC will ensure Webster University graduates in Ghana to hold degrees that will be recognized in both Ghana and the U.S., making it easier for them to seek work in either county or pursue additional studies in either country. Earlier this year, Ghana’s Ministry of Education gave approval for the programs that will be offered at the Accra campus.

“By having a degree that is recognized in both Ghana and the U.S., our students will have more options for their future, they will more easily be able to find employment, network, and pursue further educational opportunities in Ghana or anywhere around the world,” Oates said.

Programs offered at that the new campus are based on interest of students and employers in the region.

The first graduate program will be a Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology (Walker School) Master of Business Administration, which is offered at every Webster location worldwide, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Undergraduate programs, which also are scheduled to start next year, include international business from the Walker School, international relations from the College of Arts & Sciences, and communications from The School of Communications.

“With this important location, we continue in the footsteps of our founders who provided access to higher education in areas of greatest need, meeting students where they are,” said Webster University President Elizabeth “Beth” J. Stroble. “As we near the close of our first century and prepare to celebrate our Centennial in 2015, we may take great pride in adding Accra, Ghana to the list of places that Webster students call home.”

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