Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) has launched a business school in Accra to provide professionals in Ghana and the sub-region with the needed skills and core competencies to reach their full potential.
The PwC Business School will serve as an executive training institution for SMEs, multinationals and public sector entities to enhance and share best practices on important business issues.
It intends to develop entrepreneurship, leadership and general skills of business leaders, especially those in the Small and Medium-scale Enterprise (SME) sector.
The PwC Business School will harness the international experience of PwC experts to deliver a wide range of business insight and knowledge-based programmes on topics such as corporate governance, corporate reporting and accounting, tax planning, industry-specific issues, sustainability, integrated reporting, leadership, governance, entrepreneurship, legislation/regulation, finance, auditing, accounting and general skills.
The school’s board is under the chairmanship of the Territory Senior Manager, Suresh Kana, and it would spearhead eight centers of excellence to meet the needs of professionals in Ghana.
George Arhin, the Business School Leader, said the increasing complexity of the business world and the shortage of skilled labour was one of the fears constantly expressed by business executives in PwC’s annual CEO surveys.
As a result of the fast-changing business climate, PwC resolved to train their staff as well as clients and partners.
PwC’s business school is not a traditional school that will conclude its courses with supervised examinations and offer academic certificates afterwards, but it’s designed to provide professionals with practical knowledge and problem-solving skills.
US Ambassador to Ghana, Gene Cretz, who was a guest speaker at the launch, lauded the management of PwC for establishing the PwC Business School which he said would go a long way in educating young executives to achieve their dreams in all aspects of life.
PwC’s business school in Ghana is the first in West Africa and the fourth in Africa following the establishment of business schools in South Africa, Namibia and Kenya.
PwC’s business schools in Africa have recorded the highest pupil engagement index.
By Cephas Larbi
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