The functional areas of the Institute are:

  • Management Training and Development
  • Management Consultancy and Advisory Services
  • Business and Management Research Services
  • Productivity Studies and Performance Improvement Techniques


There are four technical departments, namely:

  • General Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management & Management Information Systems
  • Industrial Engineering & Productivity

A. Management Training and Development

 The four departments organize various courses each year.  These are listed in the annual Management Training Programme (MTP).  The training is in two forms:

  • Regular Training

This form of training is supply-driven.  Participants are drawn from different organisations who enroll in courses that they find beneficial to them and their organisations.  The courses are designed based on the identified needs of client organisations in our target market.

  • In-Plant/Customized and Project-Related Training

This form of training is demand-driven.  The clients identify the training needs of their staff (and most of the time with the assistance of MDPI) and request for specific courses to meet those needs.  The courses are developed and designed with a lot of inputs from the clients.  This type of training is very flexible in that it is organized at the convenience of the client – in terms of where, when and how.


B. Management Consultancy and Advisory Services

Our consultancy and advisory services cover the following areas:


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Plans/Corporate Strategic Plan
  • Organizational Restructuring and Re-organisation
  • Performance Management System
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational System Review and Development:
    • Organizational Structure
    • Scheme of Service
    • Job Description
    • Conditions of Service and Administrative Manual
  • Design and Installation of Accounting Systems and Manuals
  • Management Audit
  • Records Management and Communication Policy
  • Wages and Salaries Administration
  • Employee Recruitment, Selection and Orientation of new Hires in organizations, etc.

C. Business and Management Research Services

The areas of the business and management research cover the following functional areas of organizations:

  • General Management and Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Management Accounting and Financial Management
  • Management Information Systems; and
  • Productivity Improvement Techniques.


D. Productivity Studies and Performance Improvement Techniques:

The MDPI, by Legislative Instrument (1077), 1977 is mandated to undertake productivity study in key sectors of the Ghanaian economy aimed at generating evidence-based productivity indicators to facilitate decision making process.  This is to enhance productivity and competitiveness at enterprise, industry (sectoral), national and international level.