Department of
Business Administration

Programme Structure

The rationale of this program is to offer a course that prepares business majors at a bachelor degree level who intend to pursue careers in Banking and Finance and progress their studies towards Masters and PhD degrees. We strategically have selected private sector and entrepreneurial business as the target hiring firms.

The banking thread of the program is less entrepreneurial in nature. I.e. we would expect entrepreneurs to be interested in the finance thread and those who wish to work for small to large entities; particularly banks, investment companies, mutual houses and lending institutions to be more interested in Banking. However, students are not bound by this preconception. For example, banking would be a worthwhile thread for an entrepreneur who intends to build a micro-lending company.

In either context they will be prepared to quickly learn and adapt to their chosen work.

All business graduates of HCC are expected to also be technology literate, know how to apply and manage technology and work with IT professionals.

All graduates of HCC are also expected to understand how to help their communities. The program provides several courses that help with students learn the values that should drive their actions and they have via the community development courses tools that will help them begin to contribute.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • HCC Seminar
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Computer Literacy & Library Skills
  • Intro to Exercise Science & Nutrition
  • Communication Skills I
  • Computers in Business I
  • Business Math

Semester 2

  • Intro to World History
  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition I
  • Introduction to New testament
  • Communication Skills II
  • Business Statistics
  • French I
  • Computers in Business II

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition II
  • Intro to World Religions
  • Financial Accounting
  • French II
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Microeconomics

Semester 2

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition III
  • Community Development
  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Information Systems*
  • Macroeconomics
  • Personal Financial Planning

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition IV
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Introduction to Production and Operations Management
  • Business Law
  • Computer Modeling & Financial Applications

Semester 2

  • Ghanaian Culture and Family
  • Business Research Methods
  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking Law and Practices
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Accounting

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Ethics
  • Research Project
  • Strategic Management
  • Banking & Lending
  • Management Accounting

Semester 2

  • Teams & Conflict Resolution
  • Business Internship*
  • Entrepreneurship II
  • Leadership Summit
  • Investment & Portfolio Management
  • Commercial Banking
*The Mandatory Business Internship will be conducted during the prior summer months but grades reflected in this the final semester. The internship may be conducted as an entrepreneurial activity with department head approval (after acceptance by the HCC Incubator review team) when a student or group of students have developed a robust start up opportunity which can be explored in the HCC Incubator. Non-profit, NGO and community entity work will also be considered as valid options. The student should work with faculty during semester 4.1 to identify the approved assignment.
The rationale of this program is to offer a course that prepares business majors at a bachelor degree level who intend to pursue careers in Human Resource Management, Relationship Management or who intend to pursue professional status and / or progress their studies towards Masters and PhD degrees. We strategically have selected both public and private sector and entrepreneurial business as the target hiring firms. In either context they will be prepared to help with Human Resource requirements, management and have necessary background to begin to work in personnel issues. This course provides the student an opportunity to explore contemporary issues in HR. The professor will select topics and will also solicit topics from students when they register and also in the initial class sessions for future development. A preference for Case Studies and dialog and debate should be the teaching vehicles. Students should prepare discussion outlines (briefs) to present and will take a position in a debate to be conducted in class which will be followed by dialog. The Core Value issues of HCC and a Christian Worldview should both be highlighted in all discussions so the student practice working from these frameworks. All business graduates of HCC are expected to also be technology literate, know how to apply and manage technology and work with IT professionals in varied organisations. All graduates of HCC are also expected to understand how to help their communities. The program provides several courses that help with students learn the values that should drive their actions.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • HCC Seminar
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Computer Literacy & Library Skills
  • Intro to Exercise Science & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Communication 1

Departmental Cores

  • Computers in Business I
  • Business Math

Semester 2

  • Introduction to World History
  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition I
  • Introduction to New Testament
  • Fundamentals of Communication II

Departmental Cores

  • French I
  • Business Statistics
  • Computers in Business II

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition II
  • Intro to World Religions

Departmental Cores

  • Financial Accounting
  • French II
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Microeconomics

Semester 2

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition III
  • Community Development
  • Managing Human Resources

Departmental Cores

  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Information Systems*
  • Macroeconomics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition IV
  • International Human Resource Management

Departmental Cores

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Introduction to Production and Operations Management
  • Business Law

Semester 2

  • Ghanaian Culture and Family
  • Industrial Relations & Labor Law
  • Human Resource Development
  • Safety, Health & Security
  • Free elective required (select from course (3rd or 4th year) taught this semester with Dean approval

Departmental Cores

  • Business Research Methods

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Ethics
  • Research Project
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Compensation and Benefits Management

Departmental Cores

  • Strategic Management

Semester 2

  • Teams & Conflict Resolution
  • Change Management and Organizational Effectiveness

Departmental Cores

  • Business Internship*
  • Entrepreneurship II
  • Leadership Summit

Elective Choices

  • Contemporary Human Resource management Issues
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • HR Core Competence & Outsource Management
The rationale of this program is to offer a course that is complimentary to the BSc I.T curriculum. However, it does not prepare the student for in-depth systems analysis, design & implementation nor does it prepare the student to work in network management (both are the aim of the BSc I.T curriculum of HCC). The aim of this course is to prepare business majors to work with BSc I.T departments or inside BSc I.T departments but in different areas. In either context they will be prepared to help with business requirements, process issues, and change issue management. They will understand the language of analysis, design & implementation. They will be able to work with project management and be part of a Project management Office (PMO). They could and often interface between BSc I.T and business units to improve the probability of systems meeting business need in a timely manner. They can be good candidates on BSc I.T Audit teams as they provide the core competence of BSc I.T management in audit teams that are often weak in BSc I.T skills, nomenclature and implications. Consequently, the courses focus on management, analysis, design, security, project management, decision support, enterprise architecture and e-commerce with the aim of enabling students to help in specifications, business process specification and testing, audit, etc. All graduates of HCC are also expected to understand how to help their communities. The program provides several courses that help with students learn the values that should drive their actions and they have via the community development courses tools that will help them begin to contribute.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • HCC Seminar
  • Communication Skills I
  • Computer Literacy & Library Skills
  • Intro to Exercise Science & Nutrition
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Computers in Business I
  • Business Math

Semester 2

  • Introduction to World History
  • Communication Skills II
  • Introduction to New Testament
  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition I

Departmental Cores

  • Business Statistics
  • French I
  • Computers in Business II

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition II
  • Intro to World Religions

Departmental Cores

  • Financial Accounting
  • French II
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Microeconomics

Semester 2

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition III
  • Community Development
  • Principles of Information Systems Management

Departmental Cores

  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Information Systems*
  • Macroeconomics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition IV
  • Project Management

Departmental Cores

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Introduction to Production and Operations Management
  • Business Law

Semester 2

  • Ghanaian Culture and Family
  • Information Assurance & Security
  • Database Management
  • Analysis & Design of Information Systems
  • Service Operations Management

Departmental Cores

  • Business Research Methods

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Ethics
  • Decision Support Systems
  • E-Commerce & Internet Management

Departmental Cores

  • Strategic Management
  • Research Project

Semester 2

  • Teams & Conflict Resolution
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Data Mining

Departmental Cores

  • Business Internship*
  • Entrepreneurship II
  • Leadership Summit
The rationale of this program is to offer a course that prepares business majors at a bachelor degree level who intend to pursue careers in accounting, auditing or taxation or who intend to pursue professional status and / or progress their studies towards Masters and PhD degrees. We strategically have selected both public and private sector and entrepreneurial business as the target hiring firms. In either context they will be prepared to help with accounting requirements, audit and have necessary background to begin to work in tax issues. All business graduates of HCC are expected to also be technology literate, know how to apply and manage technology and work with IT professionals in private and public organisations. All graduates of HCC are also expected to understand how to help their communities. The program provides several courses that will help students develop positive attitude towards community development.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • HCC Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Communication 1
  • Computer Literacy & Library Skills
  • Introduction to Exercise Science & Nutrition
  • Introduction to the Old Testament

Departmental Core

  • Computers in Business I
  • Business Math

Semester 2

  • Intro to World History
  • Fundamentals of Communication II
  • Introduction to New Testament
  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition I

Departmental Core

  • Business Statistics
  • Computers in Business II

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition II
  • Introduction to World Religions

Departmental Core

  • French II
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics

Semester 2

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition III
  • Community Development

Departmental Core

  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Macroeconomics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition IV
  • Financial Reporting I

Departmental Core

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Production and Operations Management
  • Business Finance
  • Business Law

Semester 2

  • Ghanaian Culture and Family
  • Financial Reporting II
  • Principles of Auditing and Investigation
  • Taxation
  • Cost Accounting

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Ethics
  • Research Project
  • Management Accounting
  • Public Sector Accounting & Finance

Departmental Core

  • Strategic Management

Semester 2

  • TeamS & Conflict Resolution
  • Accounting & Financial Information Systems
  • Business Planning
  • Business Internship
  • Entrepreneurship II
  • Leadership Summit
*The Mandatory Business Internship will be conducted during the prior summer months but grades reflected in this the final semester. The internship may be conducted as an entrepreneurial activity with department head approval (after acceptance by the HCC Incubator review team) when a student or group of students have developed a robust start up opportunity which can be explored in the HCC Incubator. Non-profit, NGO and community entity work will also be considered as valid options. The student should work with faculty during semester 4.1 to identify the approved assignment.
The rationale of this program is to offer a course that prepares business majors at a bachelor degree level who intend to pursue careers in marketing and / or progress their studies towards Masters and PhD degrees. We strategically have selected private sector and entrepreneurial business as the target hiring firms. The marketing degree is designed to meet the needs of a student who wishes to go work for an entity as an employee in marketing and it is a good foundation for an entrepreneur interested in market driven product ideas. In either context they will be prepared to quickly learn and adapt to their chosen work. All business graduates of HCC are expected to also be technology literate, know how to apply and manage technology and work with IT professionals in All graduates of HCC are also expected to understand how to help their communities. The program provides several courses that help with students learn the values that should drive their actions and they have via the community development courses tools that will help them begin to contribute.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • HCC Seminar
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Computer Literacy & Library Skills
  • Introduction to Exercise Science & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Communication I
  • Computers in Business I
  • Business Math

Semester 2

  • Intro to World History
  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition I
  • Introduction to New testament
  • Fundamentals of Communication II

Departmental Core

  • Business Statistics
  • French I
  • Computers in Business II

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition II
  • Introduction to World Religions

Departmental Core

  • Financial Accounting
  • French II
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Microeconomics

Semester 2

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition III
  • Community Development
  • Marketing Research

Departmental Core

  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Macroeconomics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Applied Exercise Science & Nutrition IV
  • Consumer Behavior

Departmental Core

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Introduction to Production and Operations Management
  • Business Law

Semester 2

  • Ghanaian Culture and Family
  • International Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • Sales Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communications

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Ethics
  • E-Commerce & Internet Management
  • Marketing Management & Strategy
  • Marketing Promotion

Departmental Core

  • Business Internship*
  • Entrepreneurship II
  • Leadership Summit

Semester 2

  • Teams & Conflict Resolution
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Data Mining
*The Mandatory Business Internship will be conducted during the prior summer months but grades reflected in this the final semester. The internship may be conducted as an entrepreneurial activity with department head approval (after acceptance by the HCC Incubator review team) when a student or group of students have developed a robust start up opportunity which can be explored in the HCC Incubator. Non-profit, NGO and community entity work will also be considered as valid options. The student should work with faculty during semester 4.1 to identify the approved assignment.