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The Dual Degree Bachelor of Business Administration (Top-up)The Dual Degree Bachelor of Business Administration (Top-up)

The Dual Degree Bachelor of Business Administration (Top-up) programme delivers relevant information and covers all activities associated with business administration and management for graduate to be able to work immediately after graduation. The programme provides knowledge from general to in-depth, from realising the business environment, customers, forming business strategies to in-depth knowledge such as marketing implementation, sales, financial control, and accounting. Besides practical knowledge to become a business manager and run a business after graduation, learners are also equipped with leadership skills, dialectical thinking, and necessary skills to work in a volatile global business environment.

The program is designed for students who have graduated with undergraduate Diplomas, Professional Diplomas, HNDs, NQVs, Foundation Degrees, Diploma of higher education ((DipHE) or have completed the 2nd year of a university. You will top up and get full dual Bachelor’s Degrees within 1 year.

The Dual Degree Bachelor of Business Administration (Top-up) from SIMI is a dual degree programme that combines the Level 6 UK National Qualifications Framework Qualification (Bachelor Level) and the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in majors from Switzerland. The coordination with the UK’s National Qualification Framework and SIMI helps the graduated learner confidence participates in the labour market or/and easy learning connected to prestigious and equivalent educational systems

Upon graduation, learners will contemporaneously receive 2 Bachelor level degrees:

  • The Bachelor Degree belongs to the UK National Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF): OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management (accredited by Ofqual UK.Gov)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in majors from SIMI Switzerland

The distinctions in accreditation and recognition:

The Dual Degree Bachelor of Business Administration (Top-up) is a dual degree programme, a collaboration between the UK’s National Qualification Framework  Awarding Bodies, OTHM, and the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI). Both organisations have achieved accreditations and recognition for the institution and programmatic.

  • SIMI is fully accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, University and Colleges) at the highest Premier Institute level. The Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) with majors programme is accredited by OTHM, a Level awarding organisation that is accredited by Ofqual.
  • OTHM is the UK’s Level Awarding Organisation, accredited and recognized by Ofqual UK.

The distinctions in learning method

The learner can provide flexible learning opportunities with various learning method:

  • Full time in Switzerland.
  • Hybrid learning (Live class + the local tutor support in local workshop)

The distinctions in the supporting systems:

  • The Learning Management System
  • University Management System
  • Original E-book in each module
  • E-library
  • Scholarship for international students with Hybrid learning models.
  • Internship support for full-time students in Switzerland.

The distinctions in Degree: 2 independent Bachelor degrees with 2 majors based on the Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project.

  • Bachelor Degree according to UK National Qualifications Framework: OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management
  • Bachelor Degree from SIMI: Bachelor of Business Administration with Hons (Top-up)

List of Majors:

Learners who participate in The Dual Degree Bachelor of Business Administration (Top-up) programme receive 2 independent Bachelor’s level degrees, and the major will be based on their Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project. Learners can choose from the list of majors below:

  • BBA with Hons in International Business Administration
  • BBA with Hons in Marketing Management
  • BBA with Hons in Financial Management
  • BBA with Hons in Strategy Management
  • BBA with Hons in Management of Insurance Operations
  • BBA with Hons in Tourism Management.
  • BBA with Hons in Logistics Management
  • BBA with Hons in Human Resources Management
  • BBA with Hons in Administration
  • BBA with Hons in Engineering Management
  • BBA with Hons in E-commerce Management
  • BBA with Hons in Information System Management
  • BBA with Hons in Design Management
  • BBA with Hons in Management of Non-profit Organisations
  • Other majors depend on graduate projects.

The curriculum starts straight away with gaining specialized knowledge and skills for a manager. Aside from the theory and practice of managing business functions, learners are also provided with pedagogical skills, logical thinking, dialectical thinking, and other abilities to aid in the process of working, self-studying, self-improvement, or further study.

The Dual Degree Bachelor of Business Administration (Top-up) programme from SIMI focuses on leadership, human management capacity, activities to ensure operations, and corporate management-oriented for sustainable and stable operations. Simultaneously, equipping business research skills is an essential skill for a business manager in the future.

Mandatory Units:

  • Leadership and People Management (20 credits)
  • Business Research Project (20 credits)
  • Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Business Practices (20 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)

Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project

  • Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project (60 credits)

Graduation stage where learners have to work on a Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project that is a business plan, or a proposal for improvement in a field that learners wish to develop in-depth.

Duration and Learning method:

  • The programme takes a minimum period of 1 year.
  • The Dual degree Bachelor of Business Administration in major is designed to be studied full-time in Switzerland or
  • Hybrid Learning model with Live Class and online support.

Entry requirements

To enroll The Dual Degree Bachelor of Business Administration (Top-up) with Honours in major , the learner must possess:

  • Graduated vocational schools or College or completed 2nd year of Bachelor or
  • Relevant NQF / QCF / RQF Level 5 Diploma, or equivalent or
  • HNDs/ NVQs/ Foundation degrees/ Diploma of higher education (DipHE)
  • And learners must be over 18 years old.

SIMI reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure that they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating. For the fake university or diploma mills, SIMI shall not be accepted.

English requirements

If a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent

SIMI Switzerland has been accredited the “premier institution” status by the ASIC, and the programme is also accredited by Ofqual’s UK.

The programmes are strictly accredited by prestigious organisations; then, the graduated learner confidence participates in the labour market or/and easy learning connected to prestigious and equivalent educational systems

Accreditation of OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management is a degree from the UK’s National Qualifications Framework, recognised as a Bachelor in the UK, Europe, Australia, Asia.

OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management with Ofqual inspection and UK accreditation codes: No. 603/2179/9.

For more information on the programmatic recognition and accreditation and the value of the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management, please refer here

Accreditation of SIMI, Switzerland

SIMI Switzerland is accredited at the Institution level by the ASIC UK (the highest Premier Institute Level) and accreditation for each stage of the programme under the UK national education system and the other accreditations.

Please refer to the page “Accreditation and Recognition” for more information about SIMI Switzerland recognition and accreditation

Upon completing the Dual degree Bachelor of Business Administration with Hons (top-up) programme, the learner will receive 2 Bachelor’s level degree:

  • Bachelor Degree according to UK National Qualifications Framework: OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management.
  • Bachelor Degree from SIMI Swiss: Bachelor of Business Administration with Hons in majors.

OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management is a qualification in the UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework, recognized not only by the UK government but also globally.

A level 6 Diploma according to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in UK and European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is equivalent to Bachelor’s Degrees.

The table below describes in detail the Level, duration, inspection code, and standards of the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management:

Programme Description
Ofqual inspection code 603/2179/9
Regulated Qualification Framework RQF
Minimum training time 1 Year
Total credits 120 Credits
Total Qualification Time 1200 Hours
Guided Learning Hours 480 Hours
Language English
Training Unit Accredited and licensed by the Level UK
Examination unit Level UK
Licensing Unit OTHM UK

Equivalence recognition of UK Level 6 Diploma of other education systems in the world:

Level Regulation framework Equivalent Degrees
6 Level UK (RQF) degree apprenticeship
graduate certificate
graduate diploma
level 6 diploma
level 6 NVQ
ordinary degree without honours
10 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Honours Degree
Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Professional Development Awards
SCQF Level 9
Bachelors/Ordinary Degree
Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Professional Development Awards
SVQ 4
Year 3 of a 3-year university Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) Degree
Degree with honours - for example bachelor of the arts (BA) hons, bachelor of science (BSc) hons
6 European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Level 6 Vocational Qualifications
Bachelor Degree
Bachelor Degree with Hons
7-8 Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor Degree (Level 7)
Bachelor Degree with Hons (Level 8)
7-8 African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF) Bachelor Degree (Level 7)
Bachelor Degree with Hons (Level 8)
6 ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Level 6 Vocational Qualifications
Bachelor Degree
Bachelor Degree with Hons
6 Vietnam Qualification Framework (VQF) Bachelor degree

Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours from SIMI Swiss

At the graduation dissertation stage, learners choose majors for the Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project. The majors will be shown on Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors degree and transcripts of SIMI Switzerland.

  • BBA with Hons in International Business Administration
  • BBA with Hons in Marketing Management
  • BBA with Hons in Financial Management
  • BBA with Hons in Strategy Management
  • BBA with Hons in Management of Insurance Operations
  • BBA with Hons in Tourism Management.
  • BBA with Hons in Logistics Management
  • BBA with Hons in Human Resources Management
  • BBA with Hons in Administration
  • BBA with Hons in Engineering Management
  • BBA with Hons in E-commerce Management
  • BBA with Hons in Information System Management
  • BBA with Hons in Design Management
  • BBA with Hons in Management of Non-profit Organisations
  • Other majors depend on graduate projects.

After completing the Dual Degree Bachelor of Business Administration with Hons (top-up) programme, learners can continue to study to Level 7 (Master) or transfer to other education systems. The following table shows the development pathways after completing the programme:

LevelRegulation frameworkEquivalent Degrees
7Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)level 7 diploma
level 7 NVQ
postgraduate diploma
11Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
SVQ 5
Master DegreeFramework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)integrated Master's Degree, for example, Master of Engineering (MEng)
Master's Degree, for example, Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc)
7European Qualifications Framework (EQF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
9Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)Masters Degrees
9African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
7ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
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