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Award in Entrepreneurship 1

Course Reference: M2.3 Entr1

Duration: 6 to 8 weeks

Type: *Face to Face / Live Streamed

*Fee: €500

Focus: Business and Management

This module prepares the learner for the opportunities and challenges associated with the creation and management of start-ups. Learners will explore the concepts of creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship through theoretical and practical knowledge to evaluate and assess new business ideas or opportunities.

Through the use of analytical, critical and ‘systemic thinking skills’, learners will analyse the opportunity or business idea, identify risks entrepreneurs face, and understand the concept of sustainable entrepreneurship and its implications.


Tutors
Our tutors have excellent experience within their field of expertise as well as the necessary academic background. You will receive a high-quality delivery in a participative environment. You will be engaged in discussions, activities, case studies, presentations and group work creating a bond between you and other students that forges friendships and a new network of professionals.


Assessment
There are no exams on this programme. The method of assessment to attain this award is based on different methods such as preparing a portfolio of work, building a reflective journal, writing an assignment, and others. The assignment brief is available to you in good time so that you can organise and plan your study time accordingly week by week. You will be guided through the assessment requirements, and you will also receive ongoing feedback throughout the course of studies.


Sessions
Delivery of sessions are held in the evenings (typically starting at 17:30 hours) on different weekdays and according to the timetable of the modules. There is also the possibility of a few Saturday morning sessions.


Opportunities for further studies
Upon successful completion of this Award, you can:

  • Take up the opportunity to follow other Awards in different areas of business and management, or
  • Follow the Certificate in Business and Management (30 ECTS), and
  • This Certificate programme will also lead you to further studies.

This award is designed for:

  • Adult learners who want to have an immersive learning experience in this area.
  • Working professionals, who have been working for a number of years, and who would like to acquire competencies, knowledge and skills in this area of business and management.
  • Prospective learners, who already have a Level 4 and/or a Level 5 qualification, and who would like to challenge themselves within this area of business and management, to further develop their expertise.

The entry requirements are:

  • Three MQF/EQF Level 4 individual single subject qualifications and at least 18 years of age.

or

  • One MQF/EQF Level 4 qualification of at least 120 ECTS, or equivalent and at least 18 years of age.

or

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience and at least 24 years of age.

or

  • The MATSEC Matriculation Certificate. This comprises 6 subjects, and include passes in a language, a science subject, a humanistic subject, and a pass in the subject ‘Systems of Knowledge’. Two of the 6 subjects must be at an Advanced Level, three of the subjects must be at an Intermediate Level and a pass at the ‘Systems of Knowledge’ subject.
  • A pass (at least Grade 5 of better) in the Secondary Education Certificate examinations in the following subjects: English language, Mathematics, and one other subject.

Other equivalent (international) qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All learners must have proficiency in the English language (evidence of use of the English language at work, 0-level pass in the English language, English as the national language or mother tongue, or other equivalent foreign qualifications equating to Common European Framework (at B2), such as IELTS (overall score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5), Cambridge English (overall score of 169 with minimum scores of 162), TOEFL (at 72) and others).

Competences:

  • Critically examine different creative thinking processes that generate novel ideas to problems or opportunities
  • Judiciously select initiatives that are aligned to sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Critically apply a range of business processes and management approaches to inform the creation of an innovative business plan
  • Fairly determine the appropriate selection of risk assessment and mitigation strategies

Knowledge:

  • The core concepts and theories of creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship
  • A range of business processes and management approaches that promote creativity and innovation
  • Different methods to assess the attractiveness of business opportunities (such as VRIO, USP analysis, Critical Success Factors)
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a range of risk assessment and mitigation strategies
  • Introduction to the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet, Profit) for business sustainability

Skills:

Applying knowledge and understanding

  • The core concepts and theories of creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship
  • A range of business processes and management approaches that promote creativity and innovation
  • Different methods to assess the attractiveness of business opportunities (such as VRIO, USP analysis, Critical Success Factors).
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a range of risk assessment and mitigation strategies
  • Introduction to the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet, Profit) for business sustainability

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities

  • Use analytical skills to collect and analyse data to assess the attractiveness of new business opportunities in regards to the market, the industry, and the team
  • Use critical thinking skills to detect weaknesses and strengths within a business opportunity, and give suggestions of how to improve these weaknesses and utilize these strengths
  • Critically construct and sustain valid arguments in favour or against a new business idea or opportunity.

Module-Specific Communication Skills

  • Articulate the importance and impact of ensuring business sustainability
  • Use relevant and appropriate terminology when discussing and exchanging views in a business context.
  • Communicate and articulate their ideas clearly in writing and orally.

Module-Specific Learner Skills

  • Appropriately and accurately apply the Harvard referencing system.
  • Acknowledge all sources of information
  • Individually carry out further research in this area

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences

  • Search, gather, communicate and share related information using digital resources
  • Identify reliable, authoritative, and current digital sources

Accreditation Status Approved Higher Education Programme
Level of Qualification MQF / EQF Level 5
Mode of Delivery Traditional / Face-to-Face Learning / Live Streamed
Hours of Learning Contact Hours: 20 / Self-Study Hours: 60 / Assessment Hours: 20 / Total Hours: 100
Credits 4 ECTS
Study mode Work based programme delivered in the evenings and some Saturdays.
Language of instruction English
Programme Delivered Malta Business School, Level 3, Sean Building, Psaila Street Birkirara BKR1908, Malta
Mode of assessment Assessed pieces of work (no exam)
Teaching and Learning Approach At MBS our teaching and learning approach is based on adult learning principles and is unreservedly participant centred and experiential in nature.  Participants are expected to contribute in group work and discussions and actively participate during sessions.
Grading System as approved by MFHEA Fail, Pass, Merit and Distinction
Pass Rate NA
Date of Next Intake To be announced
Mode of Attendance Full-time or Part-time studies – Talk to us for more details.
Registration Send us your CV for review and without obligation so that we can check your eligibility for this programme.
Visa Requirements Third Country Nationals are advised to read VISA requirements from here
Progression Pathways Successful learners who achieve this Award might want to join the Certificate in Business and Management programme, the Diploma in Business and Management programme, the Higher Diploma in Business and Management programme, and the Bachelor in Business and Management programme. Talk to us so that we will guide you accordingly.

Terms & Conditions apply, talk to us for further detail on this programme.

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Testimonials

“I was lucky enough to be part of a fantastic learning team, with whom I developed an unbreakable bond. I was also fortunate enough to be in a cohort of genuinely gifted people, each and every one with a different story but with a common end goal, that of achieving this MBA.”
Hannah Flynn
“Every module’s completion provided a boost in self-confidence, as we were exposed to different academic and practical tools and perspectives from peers in diverse industries.”
Chris Fenech
“Norman is very welcoming. He immediately made me feel that I can express myself and not keep everything to myself, and he is very informative. Even in his portfolio there are big companies involved and his experience in this sector of work is very vast”
Joseph Saliba
“This workshop is helping me a lot in my career. I work as a project manager. I coordinate and am also a site manager. As a workshop, it is helping me mostly by learning how to grow my abilities in project management, how to prioritise, and follow the needs of the client so that after the project starts, it would finish on time, as it was intended. “
Wayne Camilleri Psaila
“As an experience so far, we are very satisfied, we are having fun as the workshop is very interactive. How the knowledge is provided by Annette is very good. I’m quite satisfied.”
James Attard
“The experience with the tutor was perfect, there were answers for every question, so we are very happy when it comes to our tutor.”
Simona Gelevska