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The Dual Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Management with 17 majors.

The Dual Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Business Administration for 17 majors.Dual degree from OTHM Level 8 UK and the PhD degree from SIMI Switzerland

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for 17 specialized is a dual degree programme, a collaboration between the national UK level training system and the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI). PhD is the highest scientific, academic degree in Administration and Management.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with 17 majors programme focuses on knowledge-intensive research in management and business administration. It has 2 stages (1) the learning phase and research in-depth issues of the organization; and (2) research phase and form a doctoral thesis.

Through the process of learning and research, students are not only knowledgeable research capacity (a mandatory competency at the doctor level), but also developed strong knowledge, depth of each activity of the enterprise, as a foundation for in-depth research and teaching in each industry and field that you are passionate about.

After completing the core courses in the administration and management areas, the programme targets research in-depth to form a new theory applicable to industries and sectors that the learner is studying or teaching.

The doctor candidates are selected to major in PhD (according to the list) upon graduation. Majors are shown right on the degree and transcript.

As a dual degree program, upon graduation, fellows will contemporaneously receive 2 Doctoral degrees:

  • The Professional Doctoral Degree belongs to the UK National Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF): OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice
  • Doctor of  Philosophy (PhD) in one of 17 majors from SIMI Switzerland.

The distinctions in accreditation and recognition:

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for 17 specialized is a dual degree programme, a collaboration between the national UK level training system of OTHM and the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI). The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for 17 specialized is a dual degree programme, a collaboration between the national UK level training 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 Doctor of Business 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 the learning method:

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

The distinctions in the student affairs system:

  • The Learning Management System
  • Institution Management System
  • Original E-book in each module
  • E-library
  • Internship support system (for full-time)

The distinctions in Degree: 2 independent Doctors degrees:

  • Doctor Degree according to UK National Qualifications Framework: OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice
  • Doctor Degree from SIMI: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in one of 17 majors (base on the thesis)

List of Majors:

The learner participating in the dual degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme receive 2 independent doctoral degrees, which based on the Doctoral Thesis. The  learners can choose one of the following majors:

  • PhD in Business Administration
  • PhD in Hospitality Management
  • PhD in Public Administration
  • PhD in Hospital Management
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Management
  • PhD in Healthcare Management
  • PhD in Human Resources Management
  • PhD in Finance & Banking
  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • PhD in Tourism Management
  • PhD in Luxury Management
  • PhD in Engineer Management
  • PhD in Technical Management
  • PhD in Construction Management
  • PhD in Design Management
  • PhD in Information Technology Management
  • And other majors based on the Doctoral Thesis.

Achivement:

Graduating from the dual degree PhD programme, the learner could:

  • Developing dialectical thinking, in-depth research competencies, and specialised knowledge for each business environment (through specialised management disciplines at the doctoral level).
  • Understanding how to apply findings from research into your organisation and industry.
  • Understanding how to refine and form new theoretical and applied bases to lecturers if research learners are lecturers.
  • Understanding the scientific research method as the foundation to form the research for your organisation and industry.

The Doctor of Philosophy in majors programme consists of 240 credits with 8 subjects and 1 doctoral thesis. The programme lasts a minimum of 3 years, up to a maximum of 5 years.

Mandatory Modules:

  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Potential (20 credits)
  • Managing Strategic Change (20 credits)
  • Project Development, Planning and Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Research Design and Methodologies (40 credits)
  • Developing Research Capability (20 credits)
  • Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)

Dissertation (60 credits)

  • Thesis and Defend Thesis 60 credits

List of Majors:

  • PhD in Business Administration
  • PhD in Hospitality Management
  • PhD in Public Administration
  • PhD in Hospital Management
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Management
  • PhD in Healthcare Management
  • PhD in Human Resources Management
  • PhD in Finace & Banking
  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • PhD in Tourism Management
  • PhD in Luxury Management
  • PhD in Engineer Management
  • PhD in Technical Management
  • PhD in Construction Management
  • PhD in Design Management
  • PhD in Information Technology Management
  • And other majors based on the Doctoral Thesis.

Duration and Learning method:

  • The programme takes a minimum period of 3 years and up to 5 years.
  • The Dual degree Doctoral in Business Administration with 17 majors is designed to be studied full-time in Switzerland or
  • Hybrid Learning model with local partners at SIMI’s international campuses

Assessment and Verification:

All modules and doctoral dissertation of the dual degree Doctor of Philosophy programme are assessed by SIMI and the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation UK. Learners must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and attainment of competencies described in detail in the programme’s Syllabus.

Entry requirements

To enrol the Dual degree Doctor of Philosophy in 17 majors, the learner must possess:

  • Graduated with a Master’s degree from an accredited university or achieved a Level 7 Diploma according to the European Qualifications
  • For a degree from non-recognized universities; The learner should have followed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)policy of SIMI.
  • Learners must be over 24 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 the 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 programmatic also be 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

  • For more information about SIMI Switzerland recognization and accreditation, please refer to HERE.
  • For more information on the programmatic recognisation and accreditation and the value of the OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management, please refer to HERE

The Dual degree Doctor of Philosophy in 17 majors programme, the learner will receive 2 Doctoral degree:

  • Doctor’s Degree according to UK National Qualifications Framework: OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice
  • Doctor’s Degree from SIMI Swiss: Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1 of 17 majors

OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management

OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice is a qualification in the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework, recognised not only by the UK government but also globally.

OTHM Diploma Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice:

  • Level 8 according to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Sufficient training duration for Doctor recognition: 180 Credits
Programme Description
Ofqual inspection code 603/6996/6
Level UK Regulated Qualifications Framework RQF
Minimum training time 2 years
Total credits 180 Credits
Total Qualification Time 1800 Hours
Guided Learning Hours 900 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 8 Diploma with qualifications systems and levels of other education systems in the world

Level Qualification framework Equivalent Degrees
8 Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) Level 8 diploma
12 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Doctoral Degrees
Professional Development Awards
Doctoral Degree Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) Doctorate, for example, doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
8 European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Doctorate, for example, doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
Level 8 Diploma
10 Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Doctoral Degree
10 African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF) Doctoral Degree
8 ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Doctoral Degree
Level 8 Diploma

PhD Degree with 1 of 17 majors from SIMI Switzerland

In addition to UK Level 8 Diploma, after graduating from the programme, learners also receive a Doctor of Philosophy in one of 17 majors degree from SIMI Switzerland with full accreditation at both the Institution and Programmatic Level.

List of Majors:

  • PhD in Business Administration
  • PhD in Hospitality Management
  • PhD in Public Administration
  • PhD in Hospital Management
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Management
  • PhD in Healthcare Management
  • PhD in Human Resources Management
  • PhD in Finace & Banking
  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • PhD in Tourism Management
  • PhD in Luxury Management
  • PhD in Engineer Management
  • PhD in Technical Management
  • PhD in Construction Management
  • PhD in Design Management
  • PhD in Information Technology Management
  • And other majors based on the Doctoral Thesis.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is one of the highest degrees in the academic system. According to the dual degree system combining national qualifications according to Level UK and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees from the SIMI. Learners can develop careers as experts, specialists in theory and practice, become an instructor and develop with senior roles in the industry and field.

In case learners wish to conduct international research, publish international articles on ISI, SCOPUS systems…learners can join PostDoc programmes according to research fields they want to develop.

Learners can also publish books and studies during their studies or the research process.

Contact SIMI

Bahnhofstrasse 21, 6300 Zug, Switzerland

SIMI is the first Higher Education provider in Zug, Switzerland. SIMI is accredited by ASIC and licensed by Canton of Zug, Switzerland in the training and research

Accredited by ASIC
Fully accredited by ASIC UK, Premier institution status.

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