The University of Malta is accepting applications from individuals to follow a postgraduate course leading to the award of Master in Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship (MEnt). This course was designed for Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Media, Communications and Humanities graduates interested in launching their own business start-ups. However, of the 75 students who have undertaken the course to date those from the professional adviser disciplines of law and accountancy have found it particularly valuable as have others from diverse backgrounds including physicians and soldiers. Prospective applicants are required to be in possession of a Bachelor degree with at least Second Class (Honours) or Category II in an area of study deemed relevant by the Board of the Centre. In exceptional circumstances and under certain conditions, applicants who are not in possession of the qualifications indicated above may also be considered if they submit a letter of motivation and a detailed curriculum vitae showing evidence of considerable experience and achievement.
This innovative, hands-on course is held over a period of three semesters full-time with face-to-face tuition imparted over week-long intensive training periods, during the first part of the course, coupled with intensive personal mentoring sessions during the subsequent dissertation period. Topics covered include an Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Risk Management, People and Project Management, Market Research, Raising Business Finance (Debt and Equity) and Business Planning. A mentored project allows students to develop a feasibility study on a business of their choice, which leads to a final project consisting of a detailed business plan and funding presentation that can be applied in real life. The study units are taught by foreign and local lecturers with assessment by progress tests and written assignments related to the production of business documents. The course was developed in conjunction with the technology-transfer unit of Oxford University.
The University will accept online applications on www.um.edu.mt/apply until 21 July 2016. Further information is available online or by contacting the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation by email: email@example.com or by telephone: +356 2340 3780.
The programme has been accepted into the Malta Enterprise 'Get Qualified' scheme. Students who apply separately under the 'Get Qualified' scheme may be granted tax rebates up to 70% of the course fees.