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Next Intakes Schedule:
2021: January, April, July & October
Partial Scholarships are available for these intakes.
The online Master's program is EU accredited and thus recognized in every EU/EEA country.
This programme is coordinated and promoted by Advenio eAcademy, a licensed HEI based in Malta specialised in e-learning, as a joint Masters programme offered online by multiple HEIs from different European countries. The programme is in response to the market requirements for specialised post-graduate quality courses that meet the needs of existing entrepreneurs and small business managers.
The proposed MHEI – Masters in Entrepreneurship programme seeks to bring together multiple Higher Education Institutions from within the EU that would design, develop, implement and operate an online Masters programme in Entrepreneurship. This programme is, therefore, more generalist in nature and is designed to assist practitioners already engaged in entrepreneurship, current managers of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, or managers working within larger organisations who want to make the transition to the SME environment either as entrepreneurs or executives within SMEs. Rather than seek students who are interested in a Masters degree to continue with postgraduate studies, the focus of this programme is to attract entrepreneurs or would be entrepreneurs who seek a higher level of competence to enable them to successfully launch or grow their SME operation.
This online Masters in Entrepreneurship will be developed and co-funded by the network of HEIs through the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership. This project will include a pilot intake to start in April 2018 with a duration of 18 months.
As part of the Erasmus+ project students participating in the first intake will receive a 50% scholarship.
The Masters is run in conjunction with:-
GREECE – University of Ioannina;
HUNGARY – Szent Istvan University;
ITALY – University of Bari Aldo Moro
MALTA – Advenio eAcademy;
SLOVAKIA – University of Žilina;
UKRAINE – Poltava University of Economics and Trade
By the end of the proposed course, students should acquire a comprehensive set of knowledge, skills and competencies designed specifically to enable them to function effectively as entrepreneurs and small business managers within a European environment. The proposed Master's programme is thus designed so as to allow students to enrol for the full Master's programme, or enrol for more limited diploma or certified courses that are part and parcel of the Master's programme.
The following programme/course structure is proposed so as to allow students to enrol for part of the programme for specific course subjects:-
Certificate Course – 8 ECTS Credits – (run over 6 weeks)
Post-Graduate Certificate – 48 ECTS Credits – (run over 36 weeks)
Post-Graduate Diploma – 64 ECTS Credits – (run over 48 weeks)
Masters Programme – 90 ECTS Credits – (run over 72 weeks)
The proposed Master's programme shall comprise:-
Subject Courses: 8 credits x 8 courses = 64 ECTS
Foundation Courses (Six)
Principles of Management – the SME Perspective(Advenio eAcademy, Malta)
Principles of HRM – the SME Perspective(Szent Istvan University, Hungary)
Principles of ICT & Information Management – the SME Perspective(University of Ioannina, Greece)
Principles of Financial Management – the SME Perspective(Advenio eAcademy, Malta)
Principles of Marketing & Sales – the SME Perspective(Advenio eAcademy, Malta)
Principles of Entrepreneurship(University of Ioannina, Greece)
Specialist Courses (Three)
Fundraising for Start-up and Growth of SMEs (Poltava University of Economics & Trade, Ukraine)
Creativity & Innovation Management for SMEs (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)
Digital Marketing & Social Media for SMEs (University of Žilina, Slovakia)
Final Project (Students to select one of the following):
Embedded Business Development Project Internship – 26 credits
The internship provides a unique opportunity for students to put into the proper perspective the course materials covered in each of the nine courses covered. In each course, students will be assigned tasks for implementation during the internship, such that the Internship Final Report will include nine different sections, each one reporting on the task/s assigned in the relevant subject. An internship journal is to be kept on a daily basis. A software tool will be used to allow the student to maintain this online journal and facilitate review and evaluation by tutors.
Business Plan Project – 26 credits
This research-based project compels students to investigate and plan for a new business launch or the growth of an existing business through a new product or new market development. It seeks to challenge the students to carry out the level of research, analysis, and preparation that reflect a critical evaluation of the context of the business, the core competencies and skills of the people driving the business, the economic and market realities of the proposed launch and the risk/reward balance that is critical to any investor.
Blended Learning Option ( Malta )
Level 7 – 90 ECTS Credits - Masters in Entrepreneurship
On-line Option - 18 months
Blended Learning option – 12 months (students resident in Malta)
Stages 1, 2, 3, or 4 of the programme may be taken as stand-alone elements.
Forthcoming intakes: October 2020; January, April, July & October 2021.