Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Talent Development from UK & Switzerland

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Talent DevelopmentVia LEB Professional Diploma in Business Administration leading to Master of Business Administration (Master's Stage delivered online by LEB) awarded by the University of Gloucestershire.

In the context of contemporary business practices, the strategic integration of HRM is paramount. It enables organizations to navigate the challenges of change management, organizational development, and competitive positioning. Effective HRM strategies are essential for leveraging the potential of human capital, fostering a resilient and adaptive corporate culture, and driving sustainable organizational growth.

Indeed, Human Resource Management is essential for all businesses, especially those with large workforces or multinational operations. HR professionals and managers extend beyond mere administrative roles to become strategic partners in recruiting, training, developing, and retaining the ideal personnel to achieve the organization’s objectives.As the pioneering institution in Zug, Switzerland to offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programs with international accreditation, SIMI Swiss not only assures quality but also enjoys recognition from numerous partner universities.

In this program, after earning the Professional Diploma at Level 11 from LEB, learners have the opportunity to pursue an MBA. This next step involves completing the Master’s Stage, which is delivered online by LEB based on the partnership between LEB and the University of Gloucestershire. Following this, SIMI Swiss will also award the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Talent Development at the final stage.

Upon graduation, students will receive:

  • Professional Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) from London Examinations Board (Level 11 SCQF, equivalent to EQF level 7);
  • Master of Business Administration from the University of Gloucestershire (Master’s stage delivered online by LEB);
  • Based on the final result, SIMI Swiss also issue a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Talent Development.

The SIMI Swiss MA in HR offers a distinctive pathway by incorporating a Professional Diploma from LEB followed by a Master’s Stage (delivered online by LEB) from the University of Gloucestershire. This model enables students to engage with an authentic Swiss program while maximizing their credentials and achievements upon graduation.

SIMI Swiss, London Examinations Board and University of Gloucestershire are organizations that have achieved reputation recognition and accreditation from the Programmatic to the Institutional levels.

Guidelines of how to check the accreditation of SIMI Swiss:

Introduction to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) for the Master level Qualification:

Guidelines for checking the accreditation of the Professional Diploma at Level 11 from the London Examinations Board (equivalent to Master’s Level):

Learning Model:

SIMI programs offer a Fully Online or Hybrid learning model (conditionally applied), allowing students to study with original programs from Switzerland and partner countries. This enables students to achieve qualifications equivalent to those of full-time international students without the need to live in or attend on-site activities. The Broadcast classes with SIMI’s Lecturers on scheduled days are perfect for those with busy work lives or limited time during the week.

The following video will provide learners with a direct and comprehensive overview of enrolling in online classes at SIMI Swiss.

Supporting Systems:

We understand that pursuing a postgraduate accredited program can be both exciting and challenging, especially for busy adult learners. To assist in overcoming challenges, we’ve developed the SIMI Swiss Supporting Systems, designed to help navigate any difficulties during learners studies.

For a comprehensive overview of our support, please watch our informative videos for assistance at every step of your academic journey.

Effective SIMI Pedagogy:

At SIMI, we pay special attention to the effectiveness of our programs. As for our exclusive teaching method specifically designed for busy learners, we strongly believe that this method will allow learners to seamlessly integrate foundational theory and professional knowledge into the context of real life and career.

The following video will help you understand this method more deeply.

This program consists of 6 mandatory modules and a Master’s Dissertation, totaling 180 UK Credits, lasting a minimum of 1.5 years.

First stage – Mandatory modules from SIMI Swiss:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 UK Credits)
  • Engagement of Employees and Organisational Learning (20 UK Credits)
  • Leadership Development and Performance Management (20 UK Credits)
  • Global Resourcing, Talent and Reward Management  (20 UK Credits)
  • Managing Employment Relations and Employment Law (20 UK Credits)
  • Strategic Management (20 UK Credits)

After each module, learners will take an ending exam. The end-of-module exams are application-oriented essays to help learners review knowledge, apply knowledge in the workplace, and improve the practical environment.

Second stage – Master Dissertation:

The Master’s Top-up Stage is delivered online by LEB through a collaborative agreement with the University of Gloucestershire. Learners will study directly with instructors from the LEB, which is approved by the University of Gloucestershire, and within the University of Gloucestershire system:

  • ASS001: Research Proposal – 10%
  • ASS002: Dissertation – 80%
  • ASS003: Reflective Journal – 10%

Final stage – Result evaluating and qualifications award:

After evaluating and recognizing the results, the University of Gloucestershire will award the Master of Business Administration qualification (Master’s Stage delivered online by LEB). Following this, SIMI Swiss will also award the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Talent Development qualification.

Learning Outcome:

  • Have the ability to use knowledge, dialectical thinking, independent reasoning to develop the knowledge learned into practice their own management;
  • Applying the practical management experience of the world into your business with adjusted accordingly;
  • Communicate effectively in a business environment;
  • Strategic planning capabilities, deployment strategy and operating efficiency in corporate functions;
  • Business with a vision of building a sustainable and ethical business.

Teaching and learning strategies:

The central training philosophy of the program starts from understanding the theory and case studies that are currently applied in world enterprises to the process of applying the learned knowledge to the enterprises themselves and the learners’ business environment. In addition to the practical knowledge, the program also equips the necessary skills for a business leader and manager in the volatile and risky global business context.

The program is Learner-centered and focuses on solving learners’ problems:

The Learner-centered training method will focus on solving learners’ problems through background knowledge and case studies that are applied in successful businesses worldwide. Through each module, learners will step by step solve management problems that they face every day with the guidance of the theoretical system, the practice system, expert lecturers and local teaching assistants.

In addition to the entry requirements, candidates applying to the program are also assessed for their suitability by the admissions committee before joining the program to ensure that they can acquire and benefit from the program.

Entry requirements: 

To enroll this program, learners must possess one of the criteria below:

  • A Bachelor’s qualification in Majors from accredited universities; or
  • A Level 6 EQF diploma or equivalent. Level 6 Diploma must be from organizations that are authorized to issue degrees and have been accredited.

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

Please note: SIMI reserves the right to make admissions decisions based on the requirements of recognized agencies and the global quotas of the program.

Because the programs and qualifications offered are rigorously accredited by reputable organizations, upon graduation, students have the confidence to enter the job market, pursue further studies, and smoothly transition to other prestigious and equivalently reputable educational systems.

SIMI SWISS is the pioneering higher education institution with accreditation at both the programmatic and institutional levels:

  • Accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) at the highest level (Premier Institution);
  • A full member of SVEB (Swiss Federation for Adult Learning);
  • Accreditation of the management system compatible with the European Quality Assurance Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) and Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area, awarded by the HEAD – Higher Education Accreditation Division;
  • Achieve ISO 21001:2018, complying with the European Quality Assurance Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) and the Quality Assurance in the Higher Education Area Requirements (EGS);
  • Programs is recognized by Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Bodies;
  • Learning outcomes are mapped to the UK national occupational standards.

|| See more information about the accreditation and recognition of SIMI Swiss HERE ||

Guidelines of how to check the accreditation of SIMI Swiss:

University of Gloucestershire is a top-ranking public university in the United Kingdom:

  • Ranked in the top 1000 global universities ( Times Higher Education – THE);
  • Ranked in the top 200 public universities in the UK ( Guardian League Table 2023 rankings);
  • Achieved Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2023 at a “very high-quality” level;
  • Ranked 16th in terms of graduate employment rate after 5 years across the UK;
  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for faculty quality and teaching standards (What Uni Student Choice 2022 rankings);
  • Ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of student care (What Uni Student Choice 2022 rankings);
  • Ranking 10th in the UK for employment prospects (What Uni Student Choice 2022 rankings).

|| See more information about the recognition and awards of University of Gloucestershire HERE ||

Postgraduate diploma within the Scottish National Qualifications Framework:

LEB is a legal entity headquartered in the United Kingdom and is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers and the UK Education and Skills Funding Agency. The programs are recognized within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.

LEB Professional Diploma in Business Administration is accredited by the Scottish government, SCQF Level 11 equivalent to Master Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). 

|| Look up the Scottish National Master’s level qualifications HERE ||

Guidelines for checking the accreditation of the Professional Diploma from the London Examinations Board (equivalent to Master’s Level):

Certifications & Apostilles in Switzerland:

Certifications & Apostilles is the process by which The Cantonal Chancellery certifies original public documents of the Canton of Zug (where SIMI Swiss is authorized and licensed), thus validating them for use abroad. The process solely verifies the authenticity of the diploma, confirming its origin from the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation, and ensures the genuine signature of the chancellor/dean.

Below is an example of the Certification by Notary Public and confirm from Chancellor of State:

Apostille and qualification confirmation of University of Gloucestershire:


Note: The information provided here is accurate as of the publication date, and the content may be subject to changes based on the regulations of each country without prior notice.

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