Doctor of Philosophy in Aciation Management Dual Qualifications

Study for a Professional Doctorate and a Doctor of Philosophy from Switzerland and Poland

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management from Swiss Institute of Management and Sciences (SIMS), Switzerland.
  • Doctor in Majors from the University of Information Technology and Management (UITM), Poland.


Learners can earn both a professional doctorate and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from partner universities, rather than solely from SIMI Swiss. Moreover, the assignment of a personal research supervisor will accompany the learners throughout their research period. The distinct advantages of participating are numerous:

85% Tuition Saving

Studying Swiss programs as an official SIMI Swiss student at a reduced tuition rate, while maintaining the same high standard and quality.

Dual Qualifications

Multiple qualifications upon graduation via collaboration between partner universities.

Academic Support System

Personal research supervisor and additional support for publishing research papers in ISI/SCOPUS journals.

Flexible Learning Model

Live Class with SIMI Swiss's Lecturers, optimizing studying process for busy individuals.

Program in details

01 Introduction

The doctoral program represents the pinnacle of academic achievement. It equips students with the opportunity to expand their research and teaching horizons in a global context that is in dire need of high-impact research projects with commercial potential.

The current issue with Doctoral programs is the divide between practical research capabilities and academic research skills. This leads to doctoral candidates lacking in the complementary knowledge between the two types of Doctorates. The dual Doctorate program, combining a Professional Doctorate and a Ph.D. from MI Swiss, fully addresses this issue.

As a research-based Doctoral program, students are introduced to research methodologies right from the start and begin their research immediately after being guided in formulating their research proposals. They are also assigned a faculty mentor who accompanies them throughout the research process.

One of the significant trends that affirm the status of Doctorates in both applied research and academic environments is the ability to publish international articles in prestigious journals within the ISI/SCOPUS system. With this program, if students express the need, they will be assigned a dedicated faculty advisor and offered additional courses to help them publish international articles based on the research developed during their program.

Students study with SIMI Swiss but receive their degrees from partner universities. This arrangement allows them to benefit from Switzerland's comprehensively accredited and recognized educational system, while also potentially saving up to 85% on tuition fees compared to the original costs.

Welcome to the dual Doctorate program of SIMI Swiss, facilitated through the international collaboration of the Schweizerischen Instituts für Management und Innovation erfüllt (MI Swiss) .

02 Program Details

The program consists of mandatory modules and a Ph.D. Dissertation, totaling 300 UK credits and lasting a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years. In addition to completing the Dissertation, doctoral candidates receive guidance in publishing international papers in journal systems affiliated with ISI/SCOPUS.

Mandatory modules: 
  • Course: Developing Research Capability (60 UK Credits)
  • Activity: Present Research Proposal in the Colloquium
  • Course: Advanced Research Design and Methodologies (60 UK Credits)
PhD Dissertation Stage (120 UK Credits):
  • Activity: Working with Research Supervisor for Dissertation
  • Activity: Present the research result in Colloquium
  • Activity: Defend the Dissertation
International Paper Submission Stage (60 UK Credits): 
  • Course: How to Publish the Academic Paper
  • Activity: Publish your research paper

03 Admission

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 program, learners must possess one of the criteria below:

  • Learners must be over 24 years old;
  • A Master’s qualification in Majors from accredited universities; or
  • A Level 7 EQF diploma or equivalent. Level 7 Diploma must be from organizations that are authorized to issue qualifications 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.

04 Learning method

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.


05 Support of Personal Research Supervisor

According to numerous studies, one of the most significant challenges faced by doctoral students is the lack of a guiding faculty member to accompany, support, and advise them throughout their research period. Furthermore, 80% of doctoral students who fail to graduate on time or are forced to abandon their programs halfway do so because of this issue.

Understanding this, SIMI Swiss has implemented a program with dedicated research mentors to support and guide students throughout their research development phase, following the completion of their proposal through various courses.

Although a research mentor isn't there to do the work for you, their support and extensive research experience provide a solid foundation for students to complete high-quality research on time. Additionally, this support enhances the opportunity for students to publish their work in prestigious journals such as ISI/SCOPUS.

06 Publishing Research Papers in ISI/SCOPUS

Being able to publish international articles is a crucial skill that helps establish a researcher's standing. Moreover, it aids in disseminating high-quality research, contributing to the spread of human knowledge.

The Dual Doctorate program does not require students to publish international articles. However, it always keeps this opportunity open, along with providing additional support activities to assist those students who wish to publish their research in prestigious ISI/SCOPUS journals.

After completing their research, students who wish to do so will be assigned an international publication advisor (who may be the same as or different from their research mentor) and will have access to additional workshops designed to help them excel in publishing their work.


07 Accreditation of University of Information Technology and Management (UITM Poland)

University of Information Technology and Management (Wyższa Szkoła Informatyk i Zarządzania w Rzeszowie) is one of the top universities in Poland, ranked first in Poland according to the reputable European Union U-Multirank rankings.

UITM is also the first university in Poland and one of only four universities in Europe to offer a degree in Aviation Management.

UITM is not only recognized by the government in Poland but also acknowledged in many countries and territories through direct or indirect agreements.

The video below will guide you on how to check and verify the accreditation and recognition of UITM.

08 Accreditation of SIMS

SIMS has gained recognition from various accreditation bodies worldwide for its outstanding performance in delivering excellent education to students. Thus, with its long list of achievements, there is no doubt that SIMS offers a high-quality education experience to all its students.


The Swiss Institute of Management and Sciences (SIMS) is recognized by top-tier accreditation bodies. This includes a notable German Higher Education Accreditation Division, enhancing student experiences and operational standards. Additionally, SIMS is globally acknowledged by the International Accreditation Organization (IAO) for its excellence in educational quality. It also prides itself on being a member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools, showcasing its alignment with Switzerland's high educational standards. For a detailed look at each accreditation, you can explore more on their website.

09 Disclaimer

The Swiss Information and Management Institute (SIMI Swiss), MI Swiss along with our Partner Universities, Academic Partners, Local Supporting Partners, and Qualification Awarding Bodies (collectively referred to as the 'Parties' or 'We'), hereby state and affirm that:


  • The Parties expressly disclaim any guarantee of acceptance of a degree by a third party. The acceptance or rejection of a degree is contingent upon the discretion of the receiving entity.
  • The Parties explicitly disavow any guarantee pertaining to salary increments, promotions, new employment opportunities, or employment acceptance subsequent to graduation.
  • Although there exist regulations concerning cross-recognition and equivalence of qualifications, it is important to note that each country, organization, and entity retains the right to acknowledge and recognize its own degrees. The Parties do not assure automatic recognition of degrees during the diploma and certificate usage process, including the issuing of transcripts, by any of our members. Furthermore, the Parties do not assure or endorse the process of recognizing equivalent qualifications (if applicable).
  • The Parties do not assure or commit to facilitating opportunities for immigration, employment abroad, acquisition of work permits, teaching permits, or professional licenses in the UK, Europe, or any other country.
  • While the Parties extend maximum support, they do not guarantee 100% approval of student visas (in the case of full-time study) or Schengen visas (for attendance at the graduation ceremony in Europe) if learners do not meet the requirements of the host country and the competent authority responsible for immigration, relocation, and settlement in other countries.

Accreditation and Recognition of University of Information Technology and Management (UITM), Poland

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