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University Structure

West Coast University Panama (WCU Panama) is a Distant Learning Academic Solution Provider under a federation of 35 affiliated colleges/centers in over 20 countries/regions. These colleges/centers are legal entities to impart education in the countries/regions of their existence. University is incorporated in the Republic of Panama, Central America, under clause 19 of Law 32 of 1927 of Panamanian law. Being a global university WCU has not sought Accreditation in Panama but is accredited by International accrediting agencies. WCU is also incorporated in Costa Rica and it has two international coordinating centres, with one registered in Delaware –United States as West Coast University corporation-LLC; and the other in Toronto – Canada as West Coast University Panama under the charge of its International Coordinator.

Colleges

Each College/Center has its own organizational & operational system.  Students accepted to pursue the academic programs of WCU Panama are taught in accordance with university’s approved curricula and syllabi in Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.  College/Center representatives sit on the University Management Council.

Schools

There are a total of seven Schools, each forms an administrative grouping of Faculties and other institutions. These Schools are as follows:

  • School of Engineering & Technology
  • School of Business & Management
  • School of Leadership & Project Management
  • School of Computer Science & Information Technology
  • School of Physical Education in Sports, Defense Tactics & Martial Arts
  • School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Theology


Accreditations & Memberships

- Quality Assurance Commission, United Kingdom
- Accreditation Syndicate for Education & Training, United Kingdom
- Consorcio Universitario EuroAmericano - Spain
- California University Foreign Credential Evaluator (CUFCE) USA
- Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), Chicago, USA
- International Accreditation Organization ( IAO) USA
- Accreditation Commission of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Oxford Association of Managers- United Kingdom is established as a Professional Body by an educational Trust in the United Kingdom. It is one of the 300 Professional Bodies in the United Kingdom. Its establishment is gazetted at the UK Government National Archives of UK Professional and Supporting Bodies. All UK Professional Bodies are self-accredited organisations for professional memberships and higher education access to the professions. UK Professional Bodies are established in their own rights and are self-regulated bodies. West Cost university Panama is recognized member University of this association. 

Cambridge Association of Managers- United Kingdom is established as a Professional Body by an educational Trust in the United Kingdom. It is one of the 300 Professional Bodies in the United Kingdom. Its establishment is gazetted at the UK Government National Archives of UK Professional and Supporting Bodies. All UK Professional Bodies are self-accredited organisations for professional memberships and higher education access to the professions. UK Professional Bodies are established in their own rights and are self-regulated bodies.The Cambridge Association of Managers is listed as a Professional Body. The Cambridge Association of Management offers certified memberships, diploma validation services in business, information technology, business management and higher education awards based on written portfolio and research. West Cost university Panama is recognized member University of this association.

Institute of Management Specialist –United Kingdom To encourage management excellence and specialist expertise. To help members achieve their personal aspirations, fulfil their career ambitions and develop their innate potential. To support lifelong learning and encourage education in management and specialist areas.o give professional recognition to the knowledge and skills of managers and specialists. The Institute of Management Specialists (IMS), founded in 1971, is a United Kingdom based professional qualification awarding body. The IMS is listed in the British Council’s reference book, published by Kogan Page Ltd,The Degrees of WCU are recognized by the iNstitute for their profesional membersip

Institute of Transport & Management Technology Lagos, Nigeria is an affiliate of West Coast University Panama Formerly Institute of Air Travel & Management Studies Nigeria. Approved by the Ministry of Education Nigeria.  Approval No. LED/CEB/VOL 1.4/S396/VOL 1 OF 1988 .Also recognized by the Federal Ministry of transport & Aviation Government of Nigeria. Ref.No:CA08/008/1/18 of August 1986 

International Institute of Aviation & shipping Technology- Nigeria Founded in 1990 as Stelad Nig Company ‘’RC746589’’ & Recognized by Federal Govt.,Established under   Part C Decree 1 of 1990 of LFN & Registration of business names act of 1961. Affiliated to: SHENYANG AEROSPACE UNIVERSITY CHINA, WEST COAST UNIVERSITY, PANAMA, . 

Postgraduate School of Credit and Financial Management- Nigeria The Institute of Customer Relationship Management (ICRM) was established by the Federal Government Decree No. 1 of 1990. ICRM is also approved by the Federal Ministry of Education as a Professional and Examining body to regulate the Training and Dedicated to the Practice of practice in customer service, customer care, call center manager, relationship management within the membership framework throughout Nigeria WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN, ILO &UNESCO 

The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management -Ghana is the most prominent professional body for those who are developing a career in Supply Chain Management. The Institute was founded by a number of people from the profession, who recognised the need to develop standards in Supply Chain Management practices as well as increase the number of trained and qualified personnel who were required in a rapidly developing country. They formulated structured training programmes and assisted the institutions of learning in designing courses for their professional scheme curriculum 

The Chartered Institute of Project Management, (CIPM) was established with the aim of becoming an international leading and foremost project management training institution in Africa. Our focus is to foster the best practices in project professionalism; through academic and training programs. Our main courses are offered under the banner of our accredited training schools 'Project Management College, UK, College of Supply Chain Management, UK with Head Office in London and branch office in Nigeria and Ghana. 

Chartered Institute of Aviation Management of Nigeria a registered professional body for the study and advancement of aviation management. The idea for the establishment of this institute came up in 1997 and was registered under Companies & Allied Matters Act in the year 2000 and on 31st October 2003, it was gazetted as chartered by the National Assembly. The aims and objectives of the institute among other thing include:  Build a body of knowledge for the purpose of promoting the science and art of aviation management. Also to Establish management techniques in the promotion of aviation management principles.

Institute of Professional Managers& Administrators of Nigeria The Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria (IPMA) is registered in line with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) 1990, as a Limited by Guarantee Corporate body for the purpose of promoting Management/Administrative standards and values in Nigeria.   The Institute is also approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and Federal Ministry of Justice

Chartered Institute Of Management and Leadership- Delaware, The Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership is an American professional body that seeks to develop managerial skills in employers  The Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership is duly registered and chartered  under Delaware Code, Title 6; Chapter 18 of the state of Delaware statues in the United States of America. Programmes are aimed at providing new skilled managers and equipping the existing ones with appropriate skills for solving day-to-day management problems through the application of modern management techniques. WCU courses are duly recognized for the membership Up to Full membership and fellowship.