Datalink University courses, fees and admission requirements

Datalink University courses, fees and admission requirements

Not long ago, a young man named Earnest Ansah studied at Pope John Secondary School in Kiforidua before joining the University of Ghana. After studying Psychology, he ventured into Information Technology and International Business in London. His love for education was part of the reason he came back and establish Datalink. His wife was the co-founder, while Prof. Jacob Nortney is listed as a fellow principal officer. In this article, we give you an insight into the courses offered in the institution, the admission requirements, and the fees you'll pay for the given courses.

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Datalink Institute (DLI), also known as Datalink University College, aims to provide the best possible learning environment for all students. The university also boasts its ability to reach research and moral development in line with international standards set by its compatriots in the west. Datalink University College affiliations include Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. It is also affiliated to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Courses offered

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Datalink University College courses or programs are as follows;

  • The School of Business Administration
  • The School of Computer Sciences
  • Professional Programs
  • Masters Programs

The above are some of the programmes offered at Datalink University, among others.

School of Business Administration

As part of the programs offered at Datalink University, the School of Business Administration is key to nurturing students with a corporate mindset. The institution aims to enable students to become academically and professionally functional in managing the organization. Part of the objectives of this school include training students to acquire skills that can help them manage an organization effectively.

They also aim to train students on the basic skills required in business which ensure job retention and placement. At Datalink University School of Business Administration, students are also taught self-reliance and given the tools needed to start businesses and grow into established entrepreneurs. The school is divided into four departments including the department of accounting and the department of banking and finance.

The remaining two are the department of marketing and management studies and the department of human resource management. These departments allow a student to pursue the following academic programs.

  1. Bachelor of Science in Administration (Marketing)
  2. Bachelor of Science in Administration (Accounting)
  3. Bachelor of Science in Administration (Human Resource Management)
  4. Bachelor of Science in Administration (Banking and Finance)

The School of Computer Sciences

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Apart from business, Datalink University in Ghana also offers computer-related courses and is among the best in that field at the moment. The institution provides students with programs that offer requisite skills for attaining and keeping jobs as a graduate or even on certificate level. Datalink University seeks to enable students appreciate the value of efficient designing, enabling them to blend easily with competitive job market. At the moment, the university has only two departments under this school in operation.

  1. Department of Information Communication Technology
  2. Department of Computer Science

These two departments further subdivide the academic programs offered in this school into two; the Bachelor of Science in computer science and graduate programs. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science offers the following;

  • Information Systems (KNUST)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication Technology (KNUST)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (JUST, China)

These are the graduate programs;

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (JUST, China)
  • Programmes undergoing Process of Accreditation

The programmes currently under processing are;

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (UDS)
  • Master of Science in Actuarial Science and Statistics (UDS)

The School of Computer Sciences also offers activities such as workshops, industrial trips, conferences, research and innovation, seminars, industrial trips, and admission drives among others. Being that these activities are practical, the university has the ability to improve its internalization agenda, which should be key for every learning institution.

Seminars hosted by the university include ‘Securing Data in the 21st Century and Cyber Security in the 21st Century'. Datalink University also offers industrial attachments and other forms of the internship as part of its activities in a bid to bridge the gap between academics and industry. This school also offers human resource development to encourage staff development in the school. As a result, more offices have been opened and more positions regularized.

At the moment, seven lecturers are about to attain their Ph.D.'s in various fields and will prove pivotal for the university in a few years.

Masters Programs

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Datalink University offers the following Masters programmes in collaboration with the Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China.

  • MSc. Computer Science & Information Systems (1 year in Ghana, 1 year in China (optional) with scholarship available)
  • BSc. Computer Science & Information Systems (2 years in Ghana, 2 years in China (optional) with scholarship available)

Professional Programs

With the economy as it is at the moment, a lot of emphases should be put on professional success if one is to be guaranteed of success in any career. The Data link student portal is the easiest way to access professional programs offered by the institution. These programs are deemed necessary for the acquisition of the necessary tools for contribution towards growth in any organization.

Datalink University’s strategic location at Tema’s Industrial Hub helps bring opportunities for workers around Harbour City. The programs which are presented right at their doorsteps offer a hands-on experience to students. Considering some of the applicants are already excelling in business or life, these skills empower them to meet both business and industry needs while maintaining their organization’s growth.

Some of the professional programs offered at Datalink University include;

1. International Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport Programmes, offered in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT, UK)

The following people are eligible for this program.

Senior managers and middle line managers

  • Supervisors
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Personnel in supply and Transport in government institutions
  • Armed forces and the Police
  • Fire Service and CEPS
  • Warehousing and Store Managers
  • Airline Workers and shipping companies’ workers. Other professionals with interest in pursuing a career in Logistic and Transport management can proceed.

Each of the courses offered under this program has different entry requirements. Here are the Datalink pre-university admission requirements for the International Certificate in Logistics and Transport – CILT.

Senior High school

This is one of the Datalink pre University admission requirement.

  • GCE Ordinary/Advanced levels (minimum credit pass) or equivalent professional qualifications for the program

Datalink University requirement for mature students

  • If over 27 and do not meet the academic requirements, students will be required to sit for Mature Entry exams but only for the certificate level.
  • Candidate must successfully complete four (4) modules through examinations (3 compulsory and one optional)

Compulsory models include Supply Chain Operations, Business Applications, and business theory. Examples of optional courses include warehousing management, inventory management, passenger transport operations, procurement, freight transport operations, transport planning, and green logistics to mention a few.

2. International Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport Programmes

The Charter Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT, UK) is among the Datalink College affiliations that make it possible for such a course to be advertised in Ghana. This course offers in-depth knowledge, confidence boosts, enhanced skill levels, and professional advice to mention a few to its students. Datalink university admission requirements for mature students are a wee bit stringent when it comes to this course with only the following people allowed to enroll.

  • Senior managers and middle line managers
  • Supervisors
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Personnel in supply and Transport in government institutions
  • Armed forces and the Police
  • Fire Service and CEPS
  • Warehousing and Store Managers
  • Airline Workers and shipping companies’ workers.

Other professionals with interest in pursuing a career in Logistic and Transport management can also make applications for consideration.

Here is the Datalink university admission requirement for mature students willing to pursue this course.

  • Senior High School (SHS)
  • GCE Ordinary/Advanced Levels (Minimum credit pass)/ equivalent professional qualifications to qualify for this program
  • If over 27 and do not meet the academic requirements, students will be required to sit for Mature Entry exams but only for the certificate level.

Candidates are also required to successfully complete four (4) modules through examinations (3 compulsory and one optional). The three compulsory modules are supply chain operations, business applications, and business theory. Their optional models include but are not limited to, warehousing management, inventory management, passenger transport operations, procurement, freight transport operations, transport planning, and green logistics.

Datalink University also offers a diploma in logistics and transport DILT as well as its ADILT counterpart. The rules for these two are a little different compared to the certificate entry discussed earlier but only in terms of the number of modules per course. The duration is also different and might change seeing these programmes are currently growing. You can find more information regarding admission for this course here; .

How to apply

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  • To apply for any of the programs offered at Datalink University simply visit their website. On this page, you will see an attached application form that needs to be filled before being submission. However, before downloading the file, be sure to remember the documents the school demands accompany the application. These include;
  • Personal Information (i.e., Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Marital Status, Citizenship, etc...)
  • Permanent Address (i.e., Box Number, City, Phone Number(s), and a valid email address.
  • Information about your Next of Kin or Guardian such as Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email address, etc...
  • Religion
  • Educational History (i.e., School Attended, Period, Certificate Earned, Subjects, and Grades Obtained)
  • The program you want to pursue in our institution
  • Scratch number

Seeing we cannot cover all the Datalink University college courses here, we implore you to visit their website to see if any have been added. Interestingly, the faculties have divided these courses into categories, which make it easier when it comes to viewing the requirements for a certain course. Here are the entry requirements for these different categories.

Category One

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)
  • The general requirements for admission of WASSCE, SSSCE and GBCE candidates to the B.Sc. (Accounting) Programme are three (3) credit passes in three core subjects and three (3) credit passes in three relevant elective subjects.
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) Candidates: Credit
  • Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  • West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Candidates: Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  • General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.

Category 2

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Candidates
  • Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.

Category 3

  • Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) Candidates
  • The candidate must possess the Full Diploma Certificate in ABCE. Also, the applicant must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
  • ABCE candidates will be considered for admission at level 200 of the Programme.

Category 4

  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Applicant must have graduated with a good HND certificate (i.e. at least 2nd Class Lower Division). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience.
  • Other Diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to HND by NAB shall be considered.
  • HND and other equivalent Diploma candidates will be considered for admission at level 200 of the programme.

Category 5

  • Partly Qualified Professionals
  • Must have passed all subjects at Level I or Level II of ACCA, ICA, CIMA or other equivalent professional qualifications in Accounting.

Category 6

  • Mature Applicants
  • Be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth.
  • Applicant must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test.

Category 7

Foreign qualifications

All foreign qualifications shall be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility before admission is offered into the Programme.

More information can be found on the Datalink Student portal as far as the calendar and classes are concerned.

Datalink University College fees information is perhaps the only one you won't find on the university's website. However, the same is relayed to students once you contact the universities offices using the contact information provided below. You can use the email info@datalinkedu.gh or call +233 (0) 303 30 70 80. You can also visit Datalink University Tema Ghana, where you will find the head office.

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