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Undergraduate Higher Diploma in SME Management


The Undergraduate Higher Diploma in SME Management programme is structured in three different stages.

Stage 1 – 5 Foundation modules

Stage 2 – 3 Specialist modules

Stage 3 – Students must choose one from 1) a 12 week internship period followed by a 14 week period within which the student can complete the embedded business development project report. This final report will need to be submitted for evaluation and will also require a viva presentation by the student to the evaluation panel via video conference. 2) A research project focusing on the area of specialisation chosen by the student in relation to business expertise.

This course is aimed to equip owner/senior managers, junior managers and executives with the necessary management skills, tools and techniques to advance their own personal performance as managers and to more reliably inform and guide the development of their SME.

Blended Learning Programmes in Malta for International Students

  • Your chance to travel and study in the Mediterranean island of Malta
  • Ability to work part-time while studying in Malta
  • Acquire a European accredited qualification with a full online programme
  • Weekly online tutorials
  • Weekly on-site support classes at Advenio eAcademy’s Learning Centre in Valletta

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The main rationale of this course is that of translating theoretical knowledge to practical work situations so that at the end of the course the students will be able to participate in SME projects. The theory detail will be that of providing a background which upon completion of the course, both students and practitioners, can then decide whether to continue with their studies in SME Management at a higher level.

The course will provide tools and necessary knowledge and the skill in applying SME management practices which would help grow and support a business. This course will also be offered to students across faculty or professionals in different sectors such as Engineering, ICT, Finance, etc. The programme will also include weekly on-site support classes extra to the online tutorials and not part of the study hours.

This course will include a list of modules that will be available to students as compulsory or electives. In addition, these courses can also be offered as a standalone.

Next Intakes and Application Deadlines:


Intake 1: 17th January 2022 – Deadline for the applications 12th January 2022

Intake 2: 18th April 2022 – Deadline for applications 13th April 2022

Intake 3: 18th July 2022 – Deadline for applications 13th July 2022

Intake 4: 17th October 2022 – Deadline for applications 12th October 2022

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Programme Fees:

Online programme (18 months): €5,950

Blended learning programme (12 months): €7,210

Partial scholarships may apply, kindly, contact us on admin@aea.academy for further information.

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The courses to be part of the programme are:

Course Details

Undergraduate Higher Diploma in SME Management

EQF/MQF: Level 5

*European Qualification Framework/Malta Qualification Framework

Credits: 90 ECTS

Delivery & Duration:

Online – 18 months

Blended – 12 months

National & EU Accreditation by:
Scholarship & Grant Incentives