The Bachelor of Commerce is a full-time degree course. The first year is common to all students. During the second and third years, however, students major in two areas choosing from Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Economics, Insurance, Management, Marketing, and Public Policy.
On completion of the third year, students can graduate with a Bachelor degree or proceed to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) course by specialising in one of the following areas: Banking and Finance and Economics provided that they have attained the required pre-requisites in their chosen subject.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Commerce degree and who major in Accountancy as one of the main areas, may opt to read for a Master in Accountancy provided they obtain the required grades as specified in the Master course bye-laws.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Commerce degree and who major in one of the following areas: Management, Marketing, or Public Policy, may opt to read for the Master of Science in Strategic Management and Marketing / Digital Marketing / Public Policy provided they obtain the required grades as specified in the Master course bye-laws.
The overall objectives of the Bachelor of Commerce undergraduate degree programme is to provide the participants with a high-quality and a career-oriented education for a diverse student population. It is an inter-disciplinary programme covering a wide range of subjects and areas of study. The course provides the participants with a broad understanding of the complexity and dynamics present in contemporary business and public organizations. It trains the participants to gain the conceptual skills and an analytical approach necessary to tackle the problems facing organizations in today’s environment.
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.
Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:
An Advanced Level pass in Accounting and an Intermediate Level pass in Pure Mathematics.
Admission to this course is also open to applicants in possession of either:
(i) the Certificate in Insurance of the Chartered Institute of Insurance together with an Advanced Level pass in Accounting and a pass at Intermediate Level in Pure Mathematics or
(ii) the Advanced Diploma in Insurance offered by MCAST together with an Advanced Level pass in Accounting and a pass at Intermediate Level in Pure Mathematics or
(iii) the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management of the Institute of Risk Management together with an Advanced Level pass in Accounting and a pass at Intermediate Level in Pure Mathematics or
(iv) the Certificate in Risk Management in Financial Services of the Institute of Risk Management together with an Advanced Level pass in Accounting and a pass at Intermediate Level in Pure Mathematics.
To progress to the second year of the Course with Accountancy as an area of specialization students must be in possession of a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level in Accounting prior to admission in the Course.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.
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.
After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.
No fees apply
Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
These tuition fees are quoted for indicative purposes only as they are based on the programme of studies of 2018/9.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Commerce degree course, the participants will have gained a deep and broad understanding of the two areas of study which they would have followed. They will have acquired the conceptual skills and the analytical approach necessary to tackle problems in the areas of their specializations. They will be capable of developing effective strategies, managing risks and take effective decisions in their future careers.
The target audience is students who want to enter a career in an area of Commerce or of Public Administration.
The Course equips graduates with the necessary skills for employment in an entrepreneurial/management environment, or else in the Banking and Finance, Economics, Insurance, Marketing or Public Policy sectors.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the second semester of the second year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study for Accountancy applicable from 2019/0. Click here to access the Programme of Study for Insurance applicable from 2019/0.
Last Updated: 3 June 2020
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