Intake 1 for this Masters programme started on the 9th of April 2018. 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 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 13 excellent students from a number of different countries around the world such as: 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.
Students have completed Stage 1 of this programme by completing the 6 Foundation Modules and the online open-book examination which was composed of:
- Principles of Management
- Principles of HRM
- Principles of ICT & information Management
- Principles of Financial Management
- Principles of Marketing & Sales
- Principles of Entrepreneurship
The students now started Stage 2, with the Specialist Modules, covering areas of Fund-raising for Start-ups and Growth of SMEs being delivered by Poltava University of Economics and Trade, Creativity and Innovation Management delivered by University of Bari and Digital Marketing & Social Media for SMEs delivered by University of Zilina. Following this stage, students will be required to do a 3 month internship period and the business plan period.