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ADMISSIONS

FRANÇAIS

CENTRE FOR REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN AFRICA (CRIA)

 in partnership with 

GHANA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (GIMPA),

                   offers a Brand new

Master of Arts Degree Programme in Regional Integration and African Development (MRIAD) 2018-2019

RATIONALE:

The rationale for the CRIA-GIMPA Masters programme in Regional Integration and African Development is based on the following:

1.       The crucial need for highly skilled and trained experts in regionalism and  integration to provide intellectual, technical and professional inputs to bolster governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental efforts to realise Africa’s integration ambitions;

2.       A graduate programme in African regionalism is required in the face of new development frameworks—United Nations  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), African Union Agenda 2063, the Contiental Free Trade Area—as well as the rising might of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa);

3.       The recent global changes have created an urgent need and an audience for more scholarly attention to regional integration, especially in the global South;

4.       CRIA’s evidence-based research informs the design of MRIAD to develop human capacity for bringing the agenda of region-building and regional integration in Africa home for national development; and

5.       Besides meeting the challenges of capacity constraints, the MRIAD programme in regionalism would contribute to a search for a second look at Africa’s model of region-building and regional integration, primarily because twenty-first century forms of regional integration should be qualitatively different from those of the previous century.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The overall aim of the MRIAD programme is to provide participants a unique opportunity to deepen knowledge and gain expertise in this area of growing significance for African development.  It provides graduates with expertise that will lead to career opportunities in worldwide academic institutions, public administrations and regional integration institutions, non-state organisations and private sector groups.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

      Core

MRIAD 601   Theoretical Approaches to Regional Integration

MRIAD 603/INRD 704 Research Methods & Computer Applications

MRIAD 605   Integrate Africa Seminar Series (trade negotiation, mobilising internally-generated resources for regional integration, cross-border management, regional finance, regional security, etc.)

MRIAD 607    Regionalism and Africa’s Development

MRIAD 608    Challenges of Regionalism in Africa

MRIAD 609    The African Union and the Regional Economic Communities

MRIAD 600    Thesis

  Electives

MRIAD  602   Gender, Regional Integration and African Development

MRIAD  604   Monetary Integration in Africa

MRIAD  606   The Changing Governance Landscape in Africa

MRIAD  610   Regionalism, Conflicts and Conflict Management in Africa

MRIAD  612   Migration and African Regionalism

MRIAD  614   Non-State Actors and Regionalism

MRIAD  616   EU — ACP Relations and African Development

MRIAD  620   The Role of Parliaments in Regional Integration

MRIAD  622   Ghana and ECOWAS: Development Opportunities and Challenges

MRIAD  624   Globalisation and Regionalism in Africa

MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MRIAD programme requires:

a)        A good Bachelor’s Degree (a second class lower or better) or equivalent professional qualification from a recognised professional institution;

b)       English Comprehension; and

c)       All applicants to go through a selection interview.

PROGRAMME DELIVERY OPTIONS

–The Regular Programme: Courses are based on a semester system and will be completed in two (2) years. It comprises courses which are covered in four (4) semesters of sixteen (16) weeks each.

–Evening Programme: Lectures are also held on Mondays to Fridays with lectures beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m.

–The Modular Programme: Courses are of two (2) years duration and are designed to meet the needs of today’s busy Executives. The Programme is carefully structured, with modules covered over 5 three-week residential sessions. Each 3-week residential session comprises a minimum of 120 hours of face-to-face teaching followed by a period of 5 months non-residential guided study.

Lectures are held on GIMPA Campus.

COST FEE

Tuition:    US$ 6,000 per year (international students)

                    Gh Cedis 15,200 per year (Ghanaians)

Application: US$100
TARGET GROUP
 

The Course is open to participants from Africa and around the world.  Participants working with the following groups are encouraged to apply:

Regional Economic Communities (AMU, AU, COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, ECOWAS, IGAD, SADC, etc.), Diplomatic Corps, Public /Civil Service, Judiciary, Parliament, Trade Unions, Private Sector Groups, Media, Civil Society /Non-Governmental Organisations, Security (Police, Military, Fire Services, Immigration, CEPS, etc.)  and Intelligence Agencies, Development Agencies, Academic Institutions, and Individuals with an interest in regional integration and African development.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms can be obtained from GIMPA on weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. They can also be downloaded from the CRIA website at www.cria-africa.org or GIMPA website at www.gimpa.edu.gh
IMPORTANT DATES:

Application forms:  31 July 2018

Registration: last week in August 2018

Semester 1: first week September–22 December 2018

Semester 2: first week February to 30 May 2018

DEADLINES:

Deadline for the submission of all completed application forms is 31 July 2018. Completed application forms should be submitted to:

The Assistant Registrar

The GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance (GSPSG)

P.O. Box AH 50, Achimota—Accra, phone: +233 (0) 242051667;

email: bbubuama@gimpa.edu.gh

 

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