An important issue for management students of the Bachelor in Commerce (Honours) degree course at the University of Malta who are nearing the completion of their tertiary level studies, is the practical introduction to operational work within the respective public and private enterprises that constitute Maltese Industry. To this effect, during the month of November, the Department of Management organised a series of three visits to industrial sites of interest, specifically to a parastatal company, a brewery, and a major hotel, namely the Water Services Corporation, Farsons and the Intercontinental Hotel respectively.

These well-attended full-morning visits provided students with the opportunity to become acquainted with both front-end and behind-the-scenes operational activities, through the guided touring of premises and plant, as well as discussions with and verbal presentations by senior organisation officials.

The Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, Professor Daniel Darmanin, Management Department Head Mr. Carmel Fsadni and Visits Coordinator, Lecturer Philip Schembri have all expressed their satisfaction regarding the level of cooperation achieved with both public and commercial work organisations. The successful recent student visits as well as those organised in previous years, are the result of the synergy that has been fostered between the University and public and private enterprise and it is hoped that the scope of such cooperation will be extended in the future.