NSTS International Academy has partnered with Columbia College, Missouri (USA) to offer Level 5 and Level 6 qualifications in Business Administration at its Campus in Malta.The number of degrees on offer will increase gradually.Columbia was founded in 1851 and is a private, non-profit, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college. The college takes pride in its small classes with an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, experienced faculty and quality educational programs.Columbia’s Day Campus has around 1,000 students while 3,000 working adults attend the Evening Campus in Columbia and more than 14,000 students attend the 34 nationwide campuses in the United States. In addition to offering associate and bachelor’s degrees, the college also offers masters degrees at the main campus in Columbia, Mo., and at selected extended campuses with over 600 students pursuing graduate studies. In addition, it has developed the facility to offer over 600 courses and 23 degrees online. The Columbia College Malta Campus, within the NSTS International Academy, offers a 2-year Associate Degree in Business Administration. Upon qualifying as an Associate of Science in Business Administration, one is guaranteed a place to read for a BA in Business Administration or a BSC in Business Administration at Columbia College. The Business Administration programme serves students from a variety of backgrounds. Members of the faculty employ a variety of instructional techniques and resources aimed at meeting the needs of student clientele. Emphasis is on advising students in course work appropriate to their interests and academic progress. The core curriculum and course work in the Business Administration curriculum reflect the recommendations of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). A principal focus of the programme is to prepare students for entry-level positions and for advancement in various occupations and professions. Also, the faculty prepare students to pursue the study of business at the graduate level or to obtain professional placement in their chosen fields. The faculty of the Business Administration Department encourage wide and varied preparation in the liberal arts and sciences to provide students with an appreciation for the social and cultural environment in which business is transacted.