Top-Up and Second Degree Programs (TUS)

Obtain additional qualifications through final stage projects.

Amidst the rapidly evolving work environment, where continuous adaptation is key for career survival and growth, SIMI Swiss stands at the forefront of higher education institutions globally. Recognizing the critical need for career flexibility, it has specialized in offering Top-up programs and second specialized degrees. These programs are tailored for individuals looking to switch fields or complete their unfinished education journey.

Specifically, the program caters to graduates of the National Competency Diploma system at various levels who are seeking to engage in capstone projects to finalize their academic pursuits. It’s also ideal for those holding a degree in one field but aspiring to earn a second specialized degree to enhance their knowledge and propel their career forward.

Uniquely designed to meet the needs of these student groups, the second degree and Top-up programs are structured to optimize both time and cost efficiency. This approach enables students to promptly apply their new skills in the workplace, seamlessly transitioning into the workforce amid ongoing career shifts, evolving job market trends, and the overarching ethos of lifelong learning.

The top-up and second degree program is a collaborative effort with VERN University, a leading institution in Croatia. Participants in this program will have the unique opportunity to earn dual degrees, one from SIMI Swiss and another from VERN University.

VERN’ University is (1) One of the top universities in Croatia (QUDAL); (2) State recognition by the Croatian Ministry of Education; (3) Government accreditation in Croatia  (ASHE Croatia); (4) Quality accreditation for European higher education ESG; (5) International university recognition by the international university system IAU (6) Member university recognized by EFMD; (7) Holds the first national education brand in Croatia (Superbrands Croatia); (8) Recognized by the EU through the Erasmus+ system.


Graduates of the Top-up and Second Degree (TUS) Programs will be awarded two distinct degrees, one from SIMI Swiss and the other from VERN University.

About VERN' University in Croatia:

State Recognition by the Croatian Ministry of Education

VERN’ University is recognized as a University by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Croatia.

Government Accreditation in Croatia

VERN’ University is government – accredited by the Agency for Science and Higher Education. ASHE is the highest accrediting organization in Croatia, exclusively for universities in Croatia.

ESG Accreditation

ESG (Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area) is the most important recognition for universities in the EU, facilitating the use of VERN’ degrees within the EU.

International University Recognition

VERN’ University is recognized as an international university and is listed on the IAU (International Association of Universities). VERN’ is one of only two universities in Croatia with this prestigious recognition.

One of the top universities in Croatia

VERN’ University is recognized as one of the top universities in Croatia by the QUDAL (QUality meDAL) evaluation and ranking organization.

First University to receive Superbrands Croatia

VERN’ University is the first university in Croatia to receive the national “Superbrands Croatia” distinction for academia. VERN’ has proudly held this distinction for 20 years.

Erasmus Distinction

VERN’ University has achieved the Erasmus extended university (Erasmus Mundus) charter awarded by the European Union.

Member of EFMD

VERN’ University is an official member of EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), an academic and expert network in the field of management and administration.

List of Top-up and Second Degree (TUS) ProgramsDual Degree with VERN University

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Majors Dual Degree (TUS Mode)

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Majors Dual Degree (TUS Mode)

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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Majors Dual Degree (TUS Mode)

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Doctor of Education Dual Degree (TUS Mode)

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