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Empowerment Through Knowledge
No.22: Urgent vs Important Tasks

When your workload seems to have no end, and keeping track of what should come next feels unmanageable, prioritising may be one of the most important skills you can master. Oftentimes, our list of tasks just keeps getting longer....

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No.21: Ansoff’s Matrix

Most businesses have the intention to grow for a number of reasons. One reason is to increase sales, and hence, profits. In other instances, the business might want to achieve a dominant share of the market so that they...

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No.20: Resource-Based View

A Resource-Based View (RBV) is an approach to thinking about sustained competitive advantage that takes into consideration the internal resources of an organisation rather than the external characteristics of the competitive market or other external forces. Knowing more about...

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No.19: Critical Success Factors

Critical Success Factors (CSFs), sometimes also called Key Success Factors (KSFs), are competitive factors that are essential for your organisation to keep up with the competition. They are generally derived from the goals, values and overall objectives of your...

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No.18: Boston (BCG) Matrix

The Boston matrix, also known as the BCG (Boston Consulting Group) matrix or Growth/Share matrix, is an analysis tool used for long-term strategic planning and decision making. It can allow you to monitor and analyse your organisation’s portfolio of...

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No.17: Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development

This fundamental model of group development was first proposed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965, who maintained that there were four phases with distinct characteristics when a group of people, or a team, meet to interact or work together on...

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No.16: Learning Styles

There are a variety of theories about the learning processes of human beings. Each one has its own merits, since they each provide some partial explanation of how we humans learn things, and each theory may even apply fully...

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No.15: Negotiation Tips 2

The art of negotiation involves a number of human behavioural aspects, including creativity, assertiveness, emotional intelligence and resilience, patience, critical thinking, analytical thinking, common sense and communication skills, among others. In this edition, we will offer you five further...

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No.14: VRIO Framework

The VRIO framework is one way you can analyse an organisation’s internal resources and capabilities to identify whether they will contribute towards a sustained competitive advantage. It was the original work of J.B. Barney, publicised in his 1995 paper...

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No.13: Motivator-Hygiene Theory

If you’ve previously thought of job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction as opposites, then Frederick Herzberg’s motivator-hygiene theory may shed some light on why this is not necessarily the case. Simply removing factors that cause dissatisfaction in the workplace is...

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…