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MBA Master of Business Administration

Programmes, Global College Malta (GCM)

The Master of Business Administration is to be introduced by Global College Malta as a first course for students who intend to study for a master degree in business administration in Malta.

The MBA course aims to: Provide an intellectually challenging and vocationally relevant learning experience where participants can develop and demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of business and management and their utility in improving business and management practice. Provide participants with knowledge and develop understanding in the functional areas of management, and their interaction with the contextual forces which impact organisations. Progress participants’ understanding and development towards the ability to take a strategic view of management, encompassing the complexity and dynamics of business and management.

Facilitate the development and demonstration of participants’ intellectual skills of information processing, analysis, synthesis, critical appraisal, creativity and innovation and their ability to manage and make decisions in situations of ambiguity and uncertainty. Deepen understanding and broaden awareness of cultural issues. Produce managers who are able to improve the quality of management decision-making, leadership, and business practice across a range of organisations and in a variety of contexts. Give graduating managers a thorough understanding and appreciation of the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in the modern manager.

The course will run full time for three semesters. A part-time option will be also available.

Benefits of the MBA at GCM

Unique MBA delivered by international lectures in Malta.

British Education Culture ensured by experienced British teaching staff.

Flexible Education, allowing students to split their studies into several year or chose only few preferred modules. Welcoming people from various cultural backgrounds and all walks of life.

Inspiring Atmosphere created by SmartCity Malta and a brand new college.

Modern environment created in a newly finished building in SmartCity Malta in accordance with international standards.

Competitive tuition fees and very low cost of living in Malta

Scholarships available for September 2013

Opportunity to enhance your CV by short courses and/or internships in local companies.

Employment Support by a specialized member of a staff within a Student’s Support Office.

As part of the MBA degree students will study the following modules:

  • MBA01: Marketing
  • MBA02: Economics
  • MBA03: Accountancy and Finance
  • MBA04: Quantitative Methods and Research
  • MBA05: Strategic management
  • MBA06: Organisational Behaviour/HRM
  • MBA07: Leadership
  • MBA08: e-Business

They will also write a Dissertation on an agreed topic.

Learning, teaching and assessment methods

The intended learning outcomes include, inter alia, that graduates should be able to:

• examine critically the nature of organisational change and evaluate the impact of change on management/leadership approaches and actions within a clear ethical context .

• analyse critically and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities and activities, and apply entrepreneurship theory to management of innovation in order to achieve effective and sustainable outcomes .

• apply concepts, principles and models to deal with issues in simulated contexts.

• exhibit the management research skills necessary to aid effective management decision making.

• develop critical thinking and creativity in relation to contemporary business and management issues: manage creative processes in themselves and also support these in others; assist the organising of thought and analysis.

• conduct research into business and management issues based on an original perspective

• communicate findings to specialist and generalist audiences and implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently.

• reflect on, and learn from, prior professional experience and be capable of implementing and integrating new knowledge through personal development with past experience and applying it to the benefit of self, colleagues and staff, new markets and situations. The programme adopts a broad range of learning and teaching approaches involving a mixture of formal and informal methods of teaching. Considerable input from students is planned through, for example, case study analysis, group discussions and presentations. Theoretical concepts might typically be delivered in a lecture followed by smaller group seminars based on, for example, group case study analysis, all based within a workshop setting. Discussion and interactive sessions will encourage students to examine critically key elements of business and management. In addition, students are expected to undertake considerable independent study to support class contact time. Assessment on the programme is designed to be an integral part of the learning process for students and to enhance and confirm their knowledge and practice. Formative feedback will be provided to students through a combination of self-reflection, peer group and tutor feedback. Summative assessments will provide a measure of the extent to which students have achieved the learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment within the modules will take various forms including coursework assignments, reports, presentations, examinations and the dissertation. Full details of the assessment procedures for each module are shown in the individual module specification. Throughout the course, students, as part of their personal development, will be offered ample opportunities to improve their transferable skills. In addition, students will also develop their management research skills. All modules, with the exception of the Dissertation, will be assessed by a combination of summative/end-of-module written papers (50%) and formative/continuous assessment (50%).

Continuous assessment will be undertaken via a combination of teaching and learning approaches including

  • multiple-choice papers
  • case studies
  • project work
  • team/group exercises
  • essays

Students will be provided with oral and written feedback on continuous assessment and, where applicable, strategies implemented to ensure that they are fully prepared for the end-of-course assessments.

Additional Opportunities

Short Courses

Short courses are offered as an extra-curricular activity. We have 6 courses on offer and students can attend one per semester. Each student will receive a certificate of attendance, which can serve as a valuable add on to their CVs.


Students will get an opportunity to gain valuable experience through unpaid internship in local businesses. If you are interested in an internship, please send an official application to The deadlines for applications are the 1st of October and the 1st of February.

Employment Opportunities

The Students’ Support Office will advise students on their employment opportunities, reviewing their CVs and how to apply for a position either in Malta or in the EU.

Separate Modules

There might be students who had started a degree and not finished it for one reason or other. These students are being given the opportunity to either join a degree course where they left it or else to attend one or more modules in order to enhance their CV.

Prior to entering upon the qualification students should possess:

  • • an honours degree from a recognised University or equivalent institution, OR
  • • a graduate level professional qualification in an appropriate field of study from a recognised University or appropriate comparable institution, OR
  • • a pre-masters programme approved by GCM, OR
  • • any other management qualification or experience the Admissions Committee deem suitable.

Prior experience

Applicants must also have a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience, although this need not necessarily be continuous, and may have been undertaken on a voluntary or unpaid basis. Applicants should also demonstrate a level of maturity appropriate for the study of business and management at a strategic level. Evidence in support of this may arise from a record of work, from referee’s comments, and/or from an interview.

English Language

Students must also be able to provide satisfactory evidence of a level of attainment in English Language commensurate with study at Masters level in the College. In most cases, this will be a minimum TOEFL score of 575 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 average. A GMAT score of at least 500 is preferable, but is not an admissions requirement. If an applicant does not meet the above requirements, any other relevant qualification(s) and/or evidence of relevant experience will be reviewed by the GCM Admissions Panel to agree their acceptance for entry.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score: 575

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Il-Kalkara is a small picturesque village in Malta, with a population of 2,999 as of March 2011. The name is derived from the Latin word for lime, and it is believed that there was a lime kiln present there since Roman times.

Overview of Kalkara

Area: 445 acres (180 ha)
Malta is a southern European country in the Mediterranean Sea 80 km south of Sicily, 284 km east of Tunisia and 333 km north of Libya. Malta covers just over 316 km², making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries.

Overview of Malta

Capital: Valletta
Currencies: Euro
Population: 418,366 (2012)
Dialing Code: 356
Degree Level: Masters
Tuition Fee: € 8,000 / Year (EEA) , € 10,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Duration:1.5 Years
Start Date:September  2019
Delivery Mode:On Campus
Study Nature:Part-time, Full-time
Disciplines: Business Administration
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