Palm Institute is a private liberal arts college with a goal of facilitating the training and development of the next generation of ethical and values-based African leaders. Palm Institute began instruction in September of 2014 with eleven (11) students, four (4) staff, and six (6) faculty members. Palm Institute is an independent private non-profit organization registered in Ghana.
Our Focus on the Liberal Arts
Palm Institute offers academic programs that incorporate critical and analytical thinking, writing and effective communication courses into our interactive liberal arts curriculum. We encourage our students to question assumptions, theories, models and concepts presented in our lecture halls. Our curriculum is designed to enable faculty and students work collaboratively to close the gap between theory and practice. Our liberal arts core curriculum courses include: African studies, critical thinking, modern English and expository writing, introduction to economics (microeconomics and macroeconomics), introduction to accounting, introduction to finance, leadership studies and management studies, introduction to sociology, introduction to psychology and entrepreneurship.
Our Approach to Academics
Our academic programs are designed to develop our students to be locally and globally competitive in their chosen industry. The Institute currently offers comprehensive and practical two year diploma programs in Business Administration, Banking Technology & Accounting and Computerized Accounting with a liberal arts approach.
Palm Institute incorporates compulsory internships into our teaching and learning processes. Our internship programs are designed to provide hands-on experiences for our students to facilitate our quest to close the gap between theory and practice. All students are required to complete a period of internship with a recognized corporation/company in Ghana prior to graduation.
We currently have 60 committed and dedicated students enrolled in our five two-year degree (diploma) programs.
Palm Institute courses are taught by accomplished faculty with relevant industry experience in Ghana and the United States. Lectures are organized and taught with contextualized case-studies and relevant texts that recognize the unique values and culture of Ghana and Africa with a global emphasis. Our non-traditional hands-on and applied approach to professional and academic development enables our students to excel in their chosen fields. We have seven adjunct and full-time faculty members and four administrative staff. Our faculty and staff were trained in Ghana and the United States.
Our Non-discriminatory Policy
Palm Institute of Strategic Leadership is a private, not-for-profit higher educational institution. It is sponsored by the Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) Foundation, a non-profit organization, publicly supported by US corporations and individuals as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Palm Institute admits students of any race, colour, gender, nationality and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. Palm Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, colour, nationality and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school administered programs, nor in employment.
Palm Institute and NAPE Foundation have no political affiliations in Ghana or abroad. We are committed to working with all interested parties and partners in achieving our set educational vision and mission.
Accreditation: National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations, Ghana
Affiliation: National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations, Ghana