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From Management to Leadership

Chances are, if you’ve spent any time at all engaging with the corporate world, you’ve got the word management bursting out of your ears. At some point in our adult lives, we’ve all had to deal with some kind...

5 Simple Ways to Improve your Digital Marketing Strategy

If your business does not have a digital presence, then you can assume that your marketing is in its purgatory state. The digital marketing arena is extremely volatile and chances are what you have learnt a couple of years...

How Brexit Caught Britain With Its Democratic Pants Down

I do not think anyone can deny that Nigel Farage, managed to pull a really fast one on the EU in general and the British in particular. Of course he did not manage this single-handedly. He had help in...

The Marketing Mix and Small Companies

One of the most important marketing tools or frameworks ever created is the marketing mix, also known as the 4Ps. More recently, since the growth of the service industry, it has been expanded into the 7Ps. Created manually in...

Small States: From Caterpillars to Butterflies (Part 1)

These are defining times for small states. Globalisation, the knowledge economy and the internet are creating new scenarios which present changed threats and opportunities for small states. Key concepts such as time and space are being redefined and new...

Does Corporate Social Responsibility Pay?

A recent conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), organised by the Malta Standards Authority to commemorate its tenth anniversary, brought together a panel of speakers very much involved in CSR. This is a concept to run organizations profitably yet...
Brian Bartolo

The Application of Virtue Ethics in Marketing – The Body Shop Case perspective

Introduction of Virtue Ethics Virtue ethics can offer an adequate ethical alternative for those practioners who are not happy with Kantianism or utilitarianism. Virtue theory knows its beginning to Aristotle (384BC) and unlike other normative theories it is not primarily...
Paul Gauci

Building Trust

Why is Trust an issue? GfK, (Growth from Knowledge) the global market research company, (and preferred partners of Allied Consultants) recently conducted a “Mirror Mirror” Fairness Index survey for Good Corporation, a UK organisation that assesses companies and organisations for...

SME Entrepreneurship in Europe – and what about Malta?

On 9th July 2010 euractiv.com, a EU news website quoted some interesting points from a study about SMEs: “Small firms which trade internationally create more jobs and are more innovative. However, just one in four SMEs has exported in...

Small States: From Caterpillars to Butterflies (Part 2)

In the first part of our article, we argued that although today most states can be considered to be small, for historical reasons academic studies still look at small as being “sub-optimal” and reduced versions of the larger states...

Our Journey

Malta Business School (MBS), as it is today, evolved from a concept proposed and promoted by the School’s founder and director Lorenzo Mulè Stagno, who started providing adult training programmes to organisations in 2005 under the company name Allied Consultants Ltd. The following year, the company achieved school recognition status by the Education Authorities. In 2007 the firm was awarded representation of the Henley MBA in Malta following a competitive application process, launching its first Henley MBA intake in May of 2008, and thus reviving the good name of Henley in Malta (after a 2-year period of inactivity). Working with Henley Business School UK became, and still is, a mutually beneficial arrangement. 

In the following 4 years, the School increased its market share in corporate training and public training tenders and in 2012, together with the move to new and bigger premises with classroom facilities, Malta Business School was officially launched. While corporate training opportunities were increasing, the Head of School was keen to introduce accredited courses as part of its portfolio. Therefore, in 2014, MBS launched the Diploma and Extended Diploma in Management, tagged at Level 5 on the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

In 2018, MBS achieved a major milestone, having passed all quality standards in the first NCFHE (now MFHEA) external quality audit. At this time, MBS was the very first business school, and the first school overall, to have passed all quality standards.

The School has always been interested in expanding on an international scale and, in 2018, Malta Business School reached an agreement for international collaboration in the Republic of Georgia, thus receiving Georgian students at the Malta campus. Further endeavours for internationalisation continue to develop at Malta Business School.

MBS overcame the COVID challenge by smoothly switching all programmes to online streaming within the first week of lockdown in March 2020. Simultaneously, MBS increased its rate of portfolio expansion by adding a Certificate in Project Management at MQF/EQF Level 6, and a Diploma in Accounting at MQF/EQF Level 5. The School also launched its own Level 6 Bachelor in Business and Management (fully accredited by the MFHEA) in the last quarter of 2021.

The School works exclusively with adult learners and delivers courses from MQF Level 5 to MQF Level 7, including a number of award certifications. MBS retains the concept of its motto ‘applying knowledge for success’, which is and will always be extremely relevant to adult learners.

The journey continues…