The University College was established by Dr. John Buuck 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 (9) 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, the University of Cape Coast, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and the University for Development Studies (UDS).
The University College has campuses in Accra (North Legon and Kanda) and Kumasi (Feyiase, Lake Bosomtwe Road).
Core Values: Integrity, Transparency & Accountability, Teamwork, Collaboration and Partnership, Excellence in Service Delivery, Customer Satisfaction
Our Vision: To be the first choice private university in Ghana with highly qualified and motivated staff.
Our Mission: To develop world-class human resources equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research, knowledge dissemination and collaboration with key stakeholders.
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 student 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 and other continents. Our students are from Ghana and other African countries such as: Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Togo, Benin, Egypt, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Guinea, Liberia, Gabon, Chad, Cameroun, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone and the 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 or weekend classes on the main campus, or on our campus in the heart of the city of Accra. 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 Services Centre ensures that the University works closely with local and national employers to match students with attachment opportunities during their period of study 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.
English Proficiency Programme
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.
Small Class Size
Small classes ensure that students receive personal attention to enhance learning. Ours is a growing University 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 WASSCE examinations to apply for admission.
French/Chinese Language & IT Skills
The study of English and French is compulsory. Chinese is also taught. IT Skills is also compulsory for all students.
The University College is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including nursing patient simulators that are the first of their kind in Africa, a Law Moot Court, an IT Skills Lab and a Broadcast studio.