The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology will reach another milestone by offering the first doctorate program in behavior analysis in small businesses.
MCAST principal and chief executive, Prof. James Calleja, told the media that the program is a clear commitment that MCAST is offering a balance in levels of educational programs, from the least level to the highest ones.
Dr Alex Rizzo, deputy principal responsible for research and innovation, indicated that the doctorate programs are expected to increase in the future, adding that they are different from Phd because they are professional doctorates and although with the same grade linked with the industry needs, they solve real problems in the industry.
“We started with the ‘small organisation behaviour’, the chances are that the second doctorate will be in Engineering and Social Sciences, ‘including business’. We plan to have four doctorates within three years’ time”.
The Small and Medium-Sized Chamber president, Paul Abela, praised MCAST for its work to satisfy the needs of the industry, adding that the educational program, in collaboration with the Chamber, shows MCAST’s vision for the industry.
The Chamber’s chief executive Abigail Mamo stressed on the need that more members of the chamber seek to carry out research that apply for their operation. She told TVM that research should not be limited to big enterprises but may serve as a tool for small and medium-size businesses.