Write your review for this UniversityWrite review
My experience in Ashesi University was both exciting and challenging. One thing that struck me before applying to the school was the liberal arts system. As it was a first in Ghana and having researched on its benefits, I knew it was definitely something I’ll like because I did not yet have a particular area I was interested in. I loved how the courses were taught by the lecturers. They made it practical and exciting; very relatable in the Ghanaian environment. The system made me more open minded and gave me a lot of opportunities to develop myself and my career plan before graduating. It was however challenging because I underestimated college work. It required a lot more effort and time to pass courses. However I did not appreciate all the courses I’d taken till I reached my final year. The system also challenged me to always strive to be the best and for someone like me who is not the biggest fan of reading, some books read in some courses studied change my mindset about reading. A lot of knowledge can be gathered from books. I loved my college experience and will definitely recommend my school to anyone. I will not trade that experience for anything.
Studying at Ashesi provided me with the chance to have a multi-disciplinary education. Being a Liberal Arts College, Ashesi ensures that each of its students is introduced to different aspects of not just their selected major, but also the different majors available. For example, even though my major was Business Administration, I had to take a compulsory Introduction to Programming course in my first year. With regards to my major, I studied everything from Finance, to Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, and Organizational Behaviour just to name a few. I believe that this helped me better understand the concept of Business Administration as a whole, and also what field of Business under which I fit in best. In addition to this, there is a strong focus on learning to work within teams, practice and real world application over theory, and being comfortable with public speaking. With regards to course work, it can get a little overwhelming sometimes but this actually helps teach you how to manage your time and juggle responsibilities effectively.
Ashesi also boasts a multicultural and diverse student body with people from varying backgrounds and countries. There are also some exchange opportunities available for interested students. Another great thing about Ashesi is the fact that it encourages you to get as much work experience as you can throughout your 4-year education. This helps by getting you in touch with the working world even before you graduate.
There are a few downsides, though not so serious. One of them is the difficulty in juggling coursework with extra-curricular activities or a social life. This is not excatly impossible, but it can be very difficult. There are a number of clubs and socities and businesses on campus, however by sophomore/junior year, most students would have dropped some if not all of their extra-curricular activities. Students who manage to achieve this balance learn ealy on that they will have to sacrifice some things on both sides.
Ashesi University provided a transformative tertiary educational experience. I liked the breadth of the curriculum, the small and intimate class sizes and the engaged and demanding faculty. My experience at Ashesi primed and prepared me for life after college by emphasising critical thinking and showing me how to apply knowledge and reasoning. The career services center was also invaluable in preparing students for the professional world and developing opportunities to engage with the business community.
The university has very rigorous courses which are designed to challenge the intellect and guarantee personal development.
The Honour Code System practised there as well as various Leadership courses offered also help students to become more ethical in their day to day lives.
The campus is located out of town in a relaxing atmosphere that fosters friendly relationships with other students.
The only identifiable con is that not many courses are offered and I hope the curriculum is expanded to be more inclusive of prospective students with interests in business, tech and science.
Would definitely recommend to university applicants.