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Master of Business Administration Dual Qualifications

Master of Business Administration Dual Qualifications with OTHM2 Master's qualifications from UK and Switzerland

The MBA program is always a good investment. However, SIMI believes it will be even more effective if it is practical for learners, tailored for the global business environment, and assists learners in solving problems within their own administration, management, and business.

The achievements of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Qualifications is to combine theory and intensive practice in the field of administration and management, emphasizing planning, strategic management, sales, administration, and comprehensive operation of all parts of an enterprise. SIMI’s MBA Dual Qualifications program is the only program that combines the UK National Qualifications Framework with the Swiss Education system.

In addition to specialized knowledge, learners are also equipped with problem-solving skills, team leadership skills, human resource management and independent thinking ability, to be able to self-study and self-development in the corporate environment, as well as doing their own in-depth research in the dissertation process, business research or study up to Doctor.

Upon graduation, students will receive:

  • Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM.
  • Master of Business Administration in Majors from SIMI Swiss.

The distinctions in accreditation and recognition:

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Majors program is a dual-qualification program where students will receive two independent Master’s qualifications upon completion. This program is a collaboration between the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM and SIMI Swiss.

  • SIMI is fully accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) at the highest level (Premier Institution) and the Master of Business Administration program is accredited by Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding body (OTHM).
  • OTHM is a national-level examination and qualification system in the United Kingdom, accredited and recognized by Ofqual.

SIMI Swiss 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 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) Dual Qualifications program 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):

  • Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project
  • Defend Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project

Lists of majors: 

The learners participating in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Qualifications program receive 2 independent Master’s qualifications based on the majors determined by the Master’s Capstone Projects. The  learners can choose one of the following majors:

  • MBA in International Business
  • MBA in Hospitality Management
  • MBA in Public Administration
  • MBA in Hospital Management
  • MBA in Pharmaceutical Management
  • MBA in Healthcare Management
  • MBA in Human Resources Management
  • MBA in Finance & Banking
  • MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Tourism Management
  • MBA in Luxury Management
  • MBA in Engineer Management
  • MBA in Technical Management
  • MBA in Construction Management
  • MBA in Design Management
  • MBA in Information Technology Management
  • And other majors based on the Master’s Capstone Projects.

Graduating from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Qualifications program, the learner could:

  • Able to apply knowledge, dialectical mindset, independent reasoning, and develop knowledge into management practice.
  • Apply the world’s management experience to your business and adjust accordingly.
  • Communicate effectively in a business environment.
  • Able to plan strategies, implement strategies and effectively operate functions in the business.
  • Build businesses with a sustainable and ethical vision.

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) Dual Qualifications program, 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);
  • 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;
  • Programmatic accreditation by Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Bodies (OTHM, CTH);
  • Learning outcomes are mapped to the UK national occupational standards by the Senior Leader Bureau United Kingdom;
  • A Federal Member of SVEB (Swiss Federation for Adult Learning);
  • Recognized by the United Kingdom Regulated Qualification Framework.

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Guidelines of how to check the accreditation of SIMI Swiss:

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.

Upon completing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Qualifications program, the learner will receive 2 Master’s qualifications:

  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Majors from SIMI Swiss

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is a qualification in the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework, recognised not only by the UK government but also globally.

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership:

  • Level 7 according to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and Europe Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Sufficient training duration for Master qualification: 120 Credits
Programme Description
Ofqual inspection code 603/2181/7
Level UK Qualifications 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 7 Diploma with qualifications systems and levels of other education systems in the world:

Level Regulation framework Equivalent Degrees
7 Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) level 7 diploma
level 7 NVQ
postgraduate diploma
11 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
SVQ 5
Master Degree Framework 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)
7 European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
9 Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Masters Degrees
9 African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
7 ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma

Qualification and transcript template for OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership:

Qualification

Transcript

Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification in Majors from SIMI Swiss

At the second stage, learners will choose the majors to develop a Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Projects. The major of the Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Projects will be the basis for determining the graduate major of the program.

Majors will be shown on the Master of Business Administration Qualification and Transcript.

List of majors:

  • International Business Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Administration Management
  • Engineering Business Management
  • E-commerce management
  • Information system Management
  • Design Management
  • Non-profit organization Management

And other majors based on the Master Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-Based Project

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:

 

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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