The establishment of the University College was initiated and facilitated by Dr. John Buuck, President of Wisconsin International University (WIU) in the United States of America and Rev. Dr. Paul K. Fynn of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana in 1998. It received its Interim Accreditation in January 2000 under the name University College of Wisconsin International University - Ghana (UCWIU-Gh). It was thus one of the first private universities to receive accreditation. It began its operations in August 2000 under Rev. David Asante Dartey as the Director and Togbe Kwao Anipati IV as Dean of Academic Studies with nine International MBA students, the first MBA programme to be run by a Private University in Ghana.
Established as a Limited Liability Company, Wisconsin International University College, Ghana (WIUC-Gh) has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and is affiliated to the University of Ghana, Legon and the university of Cape Coast and recently to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
To provide the opportunity for young men and women from Ghana as well as the rest of Africa to acquire the knowledge and skills relevant to successful careers and fulfillment in an increasingly globalizing and competitive world.
The mission of the university is to;
Train and develop skillful and competent professionals for business, Information and Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship.
To ensure that its graduates are not marginalized in the knowledge and expertise required for the management of modern global organizations
To provide a broad-based adult and continuing education for the knowledge society in Ghana and Africa.
The University offers programmes at the undergraduate and Post Graduate levels as well as professional and Certificate courses.
Leaders in International Education
Wisconsin International University College, Ghana has a unique brand that distinguishes itself from other private universities. It is truly international in terms of scope of its course offerings and their global appeal as well as the students population mix.
True to its name as an International Institution, the University has attracted students from sister West African Countries, North Africa, Central Africa and East Africa countries and other continents.
Our students are from Ghana and other African Countries such as: Nigeria, Code D’voire, Mali, Togo, Benin, Egypt, Congo DR, Niger, Guinea, Liberia, Gabon, Chad, Cameroun, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone and Gambia.
Flexible Learning Options
Student needs are anticipated and met by providing courses in a variety of formats. The University gives students the opportunity to pursue their educational goals and stay on their jobs by attending evening classes on the main campus, or on our campus in the heart of the city. They can take graduate programmes in a modular format or on Saturdays only.
Programmes combine academic work with work placement. These give our students valuable opportunities to explore career options, develop a practical understanding of work-related issues and learn new skills.
The Career Advisory Services ensure that the college works closely with local and national employers to match students with attachment opportunities in their final year and job placement when they graduate. Graduates are linked with the National Service Secretariat for employment.
Students have access to practical advice from specialists who help them explore their career options and develop a plan to achieve their career goals. Workshops and seminars help put our students one step ahead in a competitive job market.
This centre complements the regular class activities by giving assistance to students with their assignments – essays, presentations, proposals and long essays. Our friendly staff at the writing centre receive students who are referred to them. Students can also walk in with their writing questions and receive help to improve their writing skills across the curriculum.
Our students learn vital research skills, software development, and good management practices through empirical studies. By designing projects for organizations, students ensure that their research has practical value.
Small Class Size
Small classes ensure that students receive personal attention to enhance learning. Ours is a small college with a faculty/student ratio of 1.38.5
The college admits students twice a year. Students can start their programme in August or in February. This enables private students who successfully complete their November SSSCE examinations to apply for admission. Because courses are repeated every semester, students can start their first semester in February and their second in August.
The study of French is compulsory. A student has the option of studying Chinese as well.
WIUC-GH’s partnership with Bordeaux Ecole Management Dakar offers students an opportunity to spend one semester studying business courses taught in French and have a life-time experience of other cultures. Participants receive certificates for the courses they study.
Dual Purpose Degrees
Our Bachelor’s degrees in Information Technology and Management equip students with knowledge and capability to integrate information technology with best management practices.