MBA Triple Crown Award

MBA Triple Crown Award with VERN' University and the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHMThe Triple Crown Award is a program with a minimum of 3 independent accreditations and at least 3 partner recognitions of the results and certification

We understand that investing in education involves not only acquiring knowledge but also the ability to use the credentials after graduation, as well as expanding one’s professional network. Most postgraduate students aspire to enroll in a prestigious program that combines theory and high practical application. Upon graduation, they aim to use their credentials in both the global corporate environment and the academic sphere (Adult Learning Report – German version, 2018).

However, in order to meet these requirements, the program must meet accreditation standards and satisfy the demands of various educational institutions. For international recognized institutions, these standards are becoming increasingly stringent, and the number of universities worldwide that can offer such programs is particularly limited.

The SIMI Swiss MBA Triple Crown Award is a unique program that simultaneously satisfies the accreditation standards of three independent bodies and awards degrees recognized by three different educational groups. With the collaboration of SIMI Swiss, VERN’ Croatia, and OTHM, students have the opportunity to make a one-time investment that covers all these aspects.

Upon graduation, students will receive: 

  • Master of Business Administration from VERN’ University to affirm your management capabilities.
  • Master of Business Administration / Master of Sciences in Organization Management from SIMI Swiss to enhance your specialized industry expertise.
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership to demonstrate expert competency in the context of workforce transitions.

Triple Crown Award:

The Triple Crown Award is a group of honors programs that meet strict accreditation standards from three independent educational bodies and earn at least three partner recognitions for their results and learning outcomes.

The MBA Triple Crown program offers joint recognition and qualifications, consolidating your professional skills in various aspects of business management:

  • Master of Business Administration from VERN’ University, which validates your management skills and leadership acumen.
  • You have the option to pursue either a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Sciences in Organization Management from SIMI Swiss, each program tailored to enhance your specialized management skills within the industry.
  • The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, demonstrating expert competency in the context of workforce transitions.

SIMI Swiss, VERN’ University and OTHM are all 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:

Guidelines of how to check the accreditation of VERN’ University:

Guidelines of how to check the recognition of OTHM:

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.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Triple Crown Award consists of 6 modules and a Master’s Capstone Projects, totaling 180 UK credits, lasting a minimum of 1.5 years.

Mandatory modules:

  • Strategic Management (20 UK credits)
  • Strategic Leadership (Leading Change, Cross Cultural Leadership) (20 UK credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 UK credits)
  • Advanced Business Research Methods (20 UK credits)
  • Strategic Financial Management (20 UK credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (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.

Master’s Capstone Projects stage (60 UK credits):

  • Thesis/ Capstone Projects
  • Defend Thesis/Capstone Projects

Graduating from the Master of Business Administration Triple Crown program, the learner could:

  • 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 the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Triple Crown Award, the learner must possess one of the criteria below:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Majors from accredited universities; or
  • A Level 6 EQF diploma or equivalent. Level 6 Diploma degrees 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:

VERN’ University Croatia achieved: 

  • One of the top universities in Croatia (QUDAL);
  • Government-recognized university by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Croatia;
  • University accredited by the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE Croatia);
  • Programs aligned with European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ESG);
  • Internationally recognized university within the International Association of Universities (IAU) system;
  • Member university recognized by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD);
  • Recipient of the national education brand in Croatia (Superbrands Croatia);
  • Recognized by the European Union under the Erasmus+ system.

|| See more information about the accreditation and recognition of VERN’ University – Croatia HERE ||

Guidelines of how to check the accreditation of VERN’ University:

OTHM is an Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body, achieved: 

  • Recognition at institutional level by the UK education authority Ofqual (UK.Gov) Recognition Number: RN5284
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is accredited by the UK’s government with the Qualification Number: 603/2181/7
Guidelines of how to check the recognition of OTHM:

Recognition of RQF Level 7 equivalent to a Master’s qualification in the United States:

Note: The information and images here are for reference purposes only regarding the recognition of OTHM’s RQF level 7 as equivalent to the Master’s level, and the information in the images may be related to another institution or organization, not under the ownership of the London Academy of Sciences (LAS). LAS and Level UK are not responsible for any inaccuracies arising from the information provided in the reference images.

Confirmation from the UK NARIC Examination Office regarding Level 7 Diploma:

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.

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 VERN’ University in Croatia:

Similar to SIMI Swiss, VERN’ University is also a legally recognized institution, so it can also legalize consular authentication on the qualification. Appraisal HERE.


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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