Multiple Higher Educational Institutions – Masters in Entrepreneurship: Launch of Intake 1

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Date:                   9th April 2018

TITLE:                 Multiple Higher Educational Institutions – Masters in Entrepreneurship: Launch of Intake 1

 

The 9th of April was a special day for Advenio eAcademy and its collaborating partners in this Erasmus+ co-funded project. This meant that after three years of collaborative efforts between the Partner HEIs based in a number of European countries and other stakeholders, the first intake for the online certified Masters in Entrepreneurship was launched.

The diversity of which the collaborating partners bring to the programme with professionals from Greece – University of Ioannina, Hungary – Szent Istvan University, Italy – University of Bari, Malta – Advenio eAcademy, Slovakia – University of Zilina and Ukraine – Poltava University of Economics and Trade served as one of the main reasons that students chose to pursue this Masters programme.

Special thanks are due to the National Commission for Further & Higher Education, the NCFHE, which as the local accreditation body, was supportive in this new initiative. It provided the necessary guidelines and directions to ensure that the quality of this innovative programme was up to scrutiny. The certification of the programme by NCFHE as a 90 ECTS credit Level 7 Masters programme was an essential pre-requisite for the programme. This was one of the key objectives of the HEI consortium which got together to provide quality ONLINE certified tertiary education in the field of entrepreneurship. Integration of the programme in the ECTS qualification framework in Europe was essential. This ensured that the programme was automatically recognized throughout Europe and within those countries which are signatories to the Bologna process.

The students on Intake 1 of the MHEI-ME programme benefitted from two scholarship programmes which were made available. The first was for 50% scholarship on fees through the Erasmus+ co-funding arrangements and the second funded by the Consortium of HEIs offering the programme was for a further 50% funding of fees. In this way students on Intake 1 were enrolled with a 100% scholarship.

Intake 1 of the MHEI-ME progamme is composed of 15 excellent students from a number of different countries around the world such as: Azerbaijan, Ghana, Kenya, Malta, Slovakia, Ukraine and Zambia. This international mix is an integral part of the programme which seeks to provide students with the academic framework and a real-world network and skill-set to launch and manage entrepreneurial projects.

The Intake was launched with an open Video Conference Workshop session for students and the Faculty to meet and discuss further this Masters programme. In addition, this also served to launch the first Module in this programme – Principles of Management.

Photo caption: Live Workshop feed

 

Photo caption: Live Workshop feed

 

 Photo caption: From Left to Right: Mr. Kurt Tabone and Mr. Stephen D’Alessandro on behalf of Advenio eAcademy during the MHEI-ME and Principles of Management Launch workshop

 

Photo caption: From Left to Right: Mr. Stephen D’Alessandro and Mr. Kurt Tabone on behalf of Advenio eAcademy during the MHEI-ME and Principles of Management Launch workshop