Master of Business Administration

Program Description

Our MBA at AUM builds upon the knowledge you will have obtained in your undergraduate studies and practical experience in the industry to take you to a position of leadership. We will give you the right tools and assist you in fostering the analytical and critical mindset needed to understand intimately the inner workings of business and corporate culture, and design and implement expedient solutions. You will also approach your studies in context by observing and experiencing these processes and trends first-hand on the Island of Malta, which has a rapidly burgeoning economy and an international corporate culture.

We’ve built a multi-disciplinary curriculum that keeps pace with the ever-shifting tendencies of a contemporary market, one strongly impacted by progress in technologies and communication channels that are bringing the world together into one large global communal space.

It is this communal spirit that sits at the heart of our MBA program. By working with a team of peers, each of whom brings different experiences and perspectives to the table, as well as faculty members who have an outstanding portfolio inside and outside of academia, you will grow further into your role of knowledgeable and market-savvy leader.

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Program Details

Program length:

2 years / 4 semesters

Credits needed to earn the degree:

48 US credits / 96 ECTS 

GPA needed to earn the degree:

3.0 or higher

Degree level

MQF Level 7

Additional Degree Entry Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree equivalent to MQF Level 6 and 3 years of work experience.

Program Learning Outcomes

The overall objective of the MBA at the American University of Malta is to impart the necessary knowledge, skills and competences required to successfully lead a business in the global economy.   Successful managers assume responsibility to design and implement strategy consistent with a firm’s long-term goals, manage costs and profitability, and supervise employees.  They are responsible for solving complex problems that involve financial issues, business strategy, organizational design, research findings, legal guidelines and management of employees.   The environment in which successful managers operate is frequently uncertain and subject to difficult constraints.  Graduates of the American University of Malta will have the critical thinking abilities and analytical framework to make difficult business decisions that affect multiple constituencies.  The course is meant for individuals with an undergraduate degree (MQF level 6) and at least 3 years of work experience.   

The course provides a rigorous business education based on a solid foundation in the functional areas of business enhanced with skills in analysis and critical thinking.  The curriculum builds on foundational knowledge with the findings of current research, leading to the multi-disciplinary perspective needed to lead a successful business in a global economy.  


Graduates will acquire knowledge of the following fields needed to manage a business or non-profit organization: 

a) Accounting 

b) Business law

c) Economics 

d) Finance

e) Management

f) Marketing 

g) Operations Management 

h) Research methods

i) Statistics


Graduates will develop the following skills used in managing a business:

a) Evaluate strategies and tactics 

b) Select strategies and tactics

c) Identify competitive threats.

d) Identify external influences on a business.

e) Identify relevant information for budgeting and decision-making

f) Apply appropriate statistical techniques to business data in order to make decisions.

g) Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental concepts of macroeconomics, including but not limited to financial systems, business cycles, labor markets, monetary and fiscal policy

h) Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental concepts of microeconomics, such as supply and demand, elasticity, utility, forms of competition, and market efficiency

i) Demonstrate understanding of cash flows, net present value, and capital markets.

j) Demonstrate understanding of the legal issues relevant to business, including contracts, liability, fraud and dispute resolution.

k) Demonstrate understanding of the advantages, disadvantages and feasibility of different approaches to research.

l) Demonstrate understanding of different approaches to cost accounting and cost management. 

m) Use research results to develop new strategies and tactics.

n) Design, implement and evaluate research studies.

o) Design appropriate operations strategies and approaches to supply chain management

p) Interpret tools of financial accounting such as balance sheets and income statements in order to assess the financial health of a firm.

q) Calculate cash flows.

r) Estimate demand.

s) Estimate size of a market.

t) Calculate Return on Investment.

u) Calculate Net Present Value.

v) Identify obstacles in a supply chain.

w) Identify the firm’s most valuable customers.

x) Analyze the competitive environment of a firm to identify strategies for growth

y) Develop strategic plans and the means of their implementation.

z) Evaluate the performance of employees.


Graduates will develop the following competences:

a) Create innovative solutions to complex business problems.

b) Be responsible for activities that affect business outcomes, including but not limited to financial management and reporting, strategy development and implementation, operations, marketing and employee management.

c) Make unbiased decisions that are supported by data rather than gut feelings.

d) Comply with professional standards and laws and demonstrate the highest business and professional ethics.

e) Create business plans that will create value for the firm and its stakeholders.

Teaching & Assessment

The MBA comprises 3 semesters of full time coursework plus a fourth semester in which a major independent research project is completed.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods and policies vary according to each module. In general, foundation and core modules are assessed by written examinations and homework assignments. Advanced modules are assessed by written examinations, homework assignments and case studies.

Career Opportunities

Marketing Director at a worldwide retail chain.

Chief Business Strategist at a multinational corporation.

Profitability Analyst for up-and-coming businesses.

2-Year Degree Plan Outline




  • FIN 510

    Financial Accounting
  • FIN 520

    Economics for Managers
  • MGT 550

    Organizational Theory
  • MGT 560

    Marketing Management

TOTAL:   12




  • FIN 530

    Managerial Accounting
  • MGT 610

    Research Methods for Business
  • MGT 520

    Strategic Management
  • MAT 501

    Business Statistics

TOTAL:   12




  • MGT 510

    Business Law
  • MGT 530

    Financial Management
  • MGT 540

    Operations Management
  • FIN 540

    Money and Banking

TOTAL:   12




  • MGT 620

    Research Project

TOTAL:   12

Cristina Pedrosa
Admissions Specialist

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