OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

Equivalent to Executive Bachelor of Business Administration

Level 6 Diploma in Business Management from the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM:

  • The UK education authority Ofqual (UK.Gov) Recognition Number: RN5284
  • The Ofqual inspection code: 603/2179/9
  • Level UK regulation framework: EQF
  • Training unit: SIMI Swiss
  • Awarding unit: OTHM


Schweizer Institut für Hochschulbildung in Management and Innovation (MI Swiss) is the International Institute of SIMI Swiss. When participating in the program coordinated by MI Swiss with partner universities, students receive the following advantages:

85% Tuition Saving

Students can enrol in the original Swiss program from SIMI Swiss and save up to 85% on tuition costs by not pursuing a SIMI Swiss degree while receiving support from partner universities.

Fully Accredited

All programs at MI Swiss are accredited at both institutional and programmatic levels and are recognized by our partner universities.

Academic Support System

Students receive academic, English language support and academic mentoring through an exclusive support system from local science partners.

Flexible Learning Model

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

Program in details

01 Introduction

Switzerland and the United Kingdom are renowned for their high-quality education standards, especially in the field of business administration. BBA programs in Switzerland offer a unique blend of global business insights and local European market intricacies, set against the backdrop of the country's stunning landscapes and multicultural cities. These programs are designed to cater to the needs of aspiring business leaders, providing them with the skills needed to excel in the global business environment. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and leadership, Swiss BBA programs integrate practical learning experiences, industry connections, and academic excellence to ensure a comprehensive understanding of business operations.


The UK, on the other hand, is home to some of the world's oldest and most prestigious universities, offering Executive BBA programs accredited by the OTHM, a UK-based awarding organization regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognized internationally. OTHM qualifications pave the way for learners to gain essential managerial skills, strategic thinking capabilities, and the practical knowledge necessary to advance their careers in the competitive global market. These programs often include opportunities for internships, networking, and access to a vast alumni network, enhancing the learning experience and career prospects for graduates.


By combining the rigorous academic standards of the OTHM with the practical, hands-on approach of Swiss BBA programs, students receive a holistic and diverse educational experience. This not only broadens their understanding of global business practices but also enhances their adaptability, problem-solving skills, and leadership qualities, preparing them for the challenges of today's dynamic business environment.

02 Program Details

The program consists of 6 mandatory modules and a Capstone Project, totaling 180 UK Credits.

Mandatory Modules:
  • Leadership and People Management (20 UK Credits)
  • Business Research Project (20 UK Credits)
  • Operations Management (20 UK Credits)
  • Financial Decision Making (20 UK Credits)
  • Sustainable Business Practices (20 UK Credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 UK Credits)
Capstone Projects Stage (60 UK Credits):
  • Capstone Projects
  • Defend Capstone Projects

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

  • Completed high school, over 23 years old, and have at least 2 years of work experience; or
  • Graduated vocational schools/college or completed 2nd year of Bachelor of Business Administration; or
  • Attained a Level 5 Diploma under the NQF/QCF/RQF system or its equivalent.
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 and MI Swiss reserve the right to make admissions decisions based on the requirements of recognized agencies and the program's global quotas.

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 Awarded Qualifications

Upon completing this program, students will be awarded:

1. Level 6 Diploma in Business Management from the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM
  • Sample Qualification

  • Sample Transcript

2. Bachelor of Business Administration in Majors (with Honours) from SIMS Swiss.


05 Accreditation of SIMI Swiss

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.

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

Guidelines of how to check the accreditation of SIMI Swiss:

06 Accreditation of OTHM

The program is accredited at the national level in the United Kingdom, recognized as equivalent to all education systems in the UK. Upon graduation, students receive a diploma that is part of the UK National Qualifications Framework, accredited and recognized by the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body.

  • See more information of the recognition at institutional level by the UK education authority Ofqual (UK.Gov) HERE.
  • See more information about the accreditation and recognition of Level UK HERE.
  • OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management is accredited with the Ofqual UK.Gov code 603/2179/9.
  • Video: Why is Level UK of the British government the optimal choice for learners and employers?

  • Video: The meaning of Level System in the labor market in the context of global labor mobility:

  • Video: The meaning of Level System in global diploma recognition:

  • Recognition of RQF Level 6 equivalent to a Bachelor’ qualification by UK ENIC:

Note: The information and images here are for reference purposes only regarding the recognition of OTHM’s RQF level 6 as equivalent to the Bachelor’s level, and the information in the images may be related to another institution or organization, not under the ownership of SIMI Swiss and MI Swiss. SIMI Swiss and MI Swiss are not responsible for any inaccuracies arising from the information provided in the reference images.

OTHM Recognition at WES USA and Canada:

As a qualification within the framework of the UK National Qualifications Framework, recognized by Ofqual, OTHM’s diploma is not only acknowledged in the UK, Europe, and countries adhering to the National Qualification Framework (NQF) but also in nations with educational systems that do not strictly implement the NQF, such as the United States and Canada.

The following guidance is provided to verify the recognition of OTHM by WES in the United States and Canada for immigration and educational purposes. Please note that the information is accurate at the time of publication and may be subject to changes by WES and the regulations of each government.

WES (World Education Services) is a non-profit organization that provides credential evaluation services for international students intending to study and work in the United States and Canada. The information below is presented solely to demonstrate OTHM’s verification by WES at the time of information disclosure and serves no other purpose, including endorsement, support, commitment to immigration, residency, etc. SIMI Swiss and its partners do not commit to, charge fees for, or advise on this service.

Guidelines of how to check the recognition of OTHM:

07 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.

08 Apostille

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.

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.

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