Executive MBA students taking Entrepreneurship elective with Dr Nathaniel Massa at FEMA complete feasibility analysis project for identified start-up business ideas
Final year Executive MBA students taking the elective Entrepreneurship and Innovation with Dr Nathaniel Massa at the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, have just completed their Feasibility Analysis project pertaining to an identified start-up business idea or entrepreneurial concept.
This semester-long, applied feasibility project formed an integral part of the elective, entailing a full feasibility report and a presentation pitch including working prototypes and live demos – under the guidance of Dr Massa. The international class forming part of this cohort, which included students from Italy and Bulgaria, engaged in extensive research, in various instances conducting surveys, focus groups and leveraging contacts and networks, including technical expertise – in order to assess product, market, organisational and financial feasibility, as well as a competitor analysis, for their business concepts.
The concepts and start-up ideas ranged from educational, including pre-school materials and in another case, technology-based apps; virtual artistic services and instruction; financial services; and on to a wine-scene social entertainment concept; and a home appliance.
Following this feasibility analysis project, several of the MBA students will now be looking into the prospects of taking their idea further. In this regard, Dr Massa the Faculty augur and wish the students well on their initiatives.
Participants on FEMA’s Executive MBA programme are mostly professionals engaged in industry and various sectors, generally in management and executive positions. Their exposure and diverse experiential knowledge contributes to the applied learning environment fostered by FEMA on this part-time evening Masters programme.
The programme is tailored for practicing professionals, managers, and others aspiring to higher positions of responsibility within their organisations – or those seeking a sound foundation and insight towards effectively running their own business in increasingly competitive environments.
For any enquiries on the Executive MBA programme at the Faculty of Economics, and Accountancy at the University of Malta, kindly contact Ms Evelyn Chetcuti on +356 2340 2702 or by email.