Accreditation & Recognition

Accreditation and Recognition


SMC Education Group is state-accredited and licensed in the European Union as a Higher Education Institution (license number 2019-014) by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority of the Ministry of Education in Malta. SMC has degree awarding power for the programs listed below on EQF/MQF levels 6-8 (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate). Our Institution and Degrees are recognized throughout the European Union and the world at large.
Please refer to the following sources for further reference:

Accredited Degree Programs

The following Degree programs of SMC Education Group are accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority and are recognized internationally:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • International Executive MBA
  • Doctorate of Business Administration

Accredited Exit Awards

The following Exit Awards and transferable credits are accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority :
  • Certificate in Business Studies
  • Diploma in Business Studies
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies

Further References


SMC is listed as a recognized Higher Education Institution at the IAU. Founded in 1950 under the auspices of UNESCO, the IAU is the leading global association of higher education institutions and organizations from around the world. The IAU’s World Higher Education Database is recognized as an official source of information on HEIs by national higher education authorities, governmental agencies and/or national academic bodies at global level. Membership is exclusive to Higher Education Institutions, which are recognized and referenced by their national competent body.
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