Master in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship

Master in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship

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Course title Master in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
Course code PMKBEFTT3
Postnominal M.Ent.(Melit.)
Type of qualification/award Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Russell Smith
Delivered by Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation
This programme of study is offered over a period of three semesters full-time with face-to-face tuition imparted over four week-long intensive training periods, during the first part of the course, coupled with intensive personal mentoring sessions during the subsequent dissertation period.

The course is designed to impart knowledge to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) graduates, allowing you to become a successful entrepreneur and launch your own business ventures and to convince financiers to fund your ventures. Following an introduction to Entrepreneurship, you will cover topics in Innovation, Marketing, Strategy, Business Planning, Finance, Risk Management and Performance Management, all focusing on the requirements of entrepreneurs.

A mentored project will allow you to develop a feasibility study on a business of your choice, which leads to a final project consisting of a detailed business plan and funding presentations that can be applied in real life.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree from this University with at least Second Class (Honours) or Category II in the areas of Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Media, Communications, and the Humanities, or in any other area which the Board deems as appropriate.

Applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree from this University with Third Class Honours or Category III in the disciplines highlighted in the above paragraph may apply if they are also in possession of other qualifications or at least five years of relevant work experience, obtained following the first cycle degree. The admission of applicants under this paragraph may be made conditional on the results of an assessment as the Board may deem appropriate.

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 their experience and achievements to the satisfaction of the Admissions Board. Such applicants may be admitted by the Admissions Board under those conditions it may impose, which may include that the applicants pass in supplementary study-units to which not more than 12 ECTS credits are assigned.

Eligible applicants may register as visiting students for individual study-units and obtain credit for them. Should they be accepted to join the Course within five years from following the first study-unit, the Board may allow the transfer of these credits to the student’s academic record for the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2023.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,500
Fee per semester: Eur 1,500

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 15,300
Fee per semester: Eur 5,100
By successfully completing the Master in Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship, you should be able to:

• Display a thorough understanding of entrepreneurship and what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
• Use your knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship to plan, launch, manage and grow a sustainable commercial or social enterprise.
• Develop a broad knowledge and understanding of: Business Models, Market Appraisals, Business Plans, Cash Flow Forecasts, Marketing and Funding Strategies, together with how to execute an Exit Strategy.
• Create a sound business plan and apply it as a management tool
• Appraise the main ways in which businesses are valued and identify how and when to raise funding for growth via debt or equity finance.
• Assess how good project planning and management can minimise business risk.
The course is primarily designed for prospective students who are graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM), and other Creative Industry areas. However, if you are a graduate with a good business idea, you will also be given the opportunity to participate in the course, provided that you pass a qualifying interview (see above).

This course is also useful if you are an intrapreneur working within your own organisations, and if you are a professional adviser providing services to entrepreneurs on a day-to-day basis. The course will be delivered as an intensive training programme, with most of the face-to-face tuition delivered over four intensive weeks distributed equally throughout the first two semesters.
If you are a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Maths graduate, the course will primarily teach you how to become an entrepreneur and launch your own successful business ventures, and convince financiers to finance your ventures.

If you are an intrapreneur, the course will teach you how to launch successful business initiatives within your own organisations and convince top management to fund your proposals and initiatives.

Finally, if you are a professional who works with entrepreneurs, the course will allow you to gain an excellent insight into the way entrepreneurs think, and allow you to provide better services to entrepreneurs.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2023/4.

Last Updated: 17 January 2023

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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