The Malta College of Arts, Science, and Technology will attain yet another milestone as it sets to offer the first doctorate program in behaviour analysis in small businesses.
Prof. James Calleja, MCAST principal, and chief executive explained that the program is a clear commitment that the educational institution is making in order to offer a balance in levels of educational programs, from lower levels to the highest ones.
Meanwhile, Dr. Alex Rizzo, deputy principal responsible for research and innovation, has indicated that doctorate programs are expected to increase in the future. Rizzo added that they vary from PhD since they are professional doctorates. Nonetheless, 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, applauded MCAST for working hard towards satisfying the needs of the industry, remarking that the educational program, alongside the Chamber, shows MCAST’s true vision for the industry.
Additionally, the Chamber’s chief executive, Abigail Mamo, stressed how more members of the chamber seek to carry out research that applies to their operation. She added that research should not be confined to big enterprises but may serve as a vital tool for small and medium-sized businesses too.