Master of Arts in Education Management

A program in collaboration with SIMS Swiss and OTHM

  • Master of Arts in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy from Swiss Institute of Management and Sciences (SIMS).
  • Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership from the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM.

Distinction

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:

80% Tuition Saving

Students can enroll in the original Swiss program from SIMI Swiss and save up to 80% on tuition costs by not pursuing a SIMI Swiss degree while receiving support from partner universities.

Multiple Qualifications

As the programs are accredited and recognized across various educational systems, students can earn multiple qualifications and recognitions after graduating.

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

The development of the world training system has caused a serious shortage of educational managers, especially education managers who are excellent lecturers in their profession but still encounter many unexpected situations when functioning management roles.

 

The Master of Arts in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy (MAEMIP) Dual Qualifications program is a practice management program that combines leading pedagogical management methods from the UK with the Swiss Training System’s model that considered education as a special service.

 

The program not only focuses on pedagogical management but also helps learners understand the process deeply to form an excellent training model with the combined processes of formulating program based on learners’ needs; forming syllabus based on international standards; forming assessment and examination systems; forming a system for assessing the quality of the faculty and the overall quality of the program.

 

MI Swiss is the international cooperation institute of SIMI Swiss, the first higher education institute in Zug, Switzerland. It has cooperated with the Swiss Institute of Management and Sciences (SIMS) and the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM, United Kingdom to recognize results and award qualifications.

Through the MI Swiss Institute for International Cooperation, fellows can participate in original programs and receive exclusive study support from SIMI Swiss, while also earning qualifications from the Swiss Institute of Management and Sciences (SIMS Swiss) and the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM, United Kingdom. This model helps students save up to 80% of tuition compared to the original cost when not getting a qualification directly from SIMI Swiss.

02 Program Details

The program consists of 6 modules and Master’s Capstone Projects, totalling 180 UK/90 ECTS Credits and lasting a minimum of 1.5 years.

Mandatory modules:

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 Project stage (60 UK/30 ECTS Credits):
  • Capstone Projects
  • Defend Capstone Projects
Graduating from the program, the student could:
  • Develop leadership capacity in pedagogical environments amidst changing times.
  • Acquire research and self-development skills to become an internationally accredited educational manager.
  • Formulate educational models adhering to international quality management standards.
  • Plan effective marketing and enrollment strategies in a competitive educational market.
  • Confidently lead and manage lecturer teams, inheriting and imparting pedagogical management classes.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to emerging education trends, integrating technology for enhanced teaching and learning.
  • Design, evaluate, and manage training programs aligned with program and syllabus expectations.
Teaching and learning strategies:

The program's central training philosophy starts with understanding the theory and case studies currently applied in world enterprises and then applies 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 Student-centered and focuses on solving learners’ problems:

The Student-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, students 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.

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

  • A Bachelor’s qualification in Majors from accredited universities; 
  • Or a Level 6 EQF diploma or equivalent. Level 6 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

  1. In the case where applicants do not have an English certificate, SIMI and its exclusive scientific partner in Vietnam (LAS VN) will conduct an internal English test and review each applicant individually.
  2. MI Swiss and SIMI Swiss do not accept entry qualifications from counterfeit universities, Diploma Mills, or universities accredited by unreliable accreditation agencies.
  3. SIMI and MI Swiss reserve the right to make admissions decisions based on the requirements of recognized agencies and the global quotas of the program.

04 Learning method

MI Swiss functions as an International Cooperation Institute of the Swiss Information and Management Institute (SIMI Swiss), established with the aim of providing learners with more opportunities to participate in Swiss programs in the context that SIMI Swiss's tuition subsidy programs have reached their maximum quota.
MI Swiss implements SIMI Swiss programs, but learners will receive their qualifications from university partners, allowing students to save on tuition fees while still accessing Swiss-Made academic programs at a more affordable cost
Learning mode
With the goal of providing an effective learning experience and adapting to the global educational landscape, programs at SIMI Swiss apply a flexible learning model (combining Live classes and online local tutors), helping to optimize learning efficiency for busy working people.
The video provides 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 Transition from another program

In collaboration with APEL.Q (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualifications), the world's first experience-to-credit and diploma conversion system, students who are in the middle of studying in a peer-level program can can be considered for transfer to MI Swiss and partner university programs to save time and costs.

Candidate benefits:
  • Learners do not have to retake the subjects they have learned if the subjects have the same or similar Learning Outcome of the subjects that MI Swiss is implementing.
  • Reduced fees based on the number of transferable credits.
  • Reduced study and graduation time corresponding to transferable credits.
Applicable objects:
  • Students studying in other programs wish to transfer results to programs of MI Swiss and partner universities.
  • Students have graduated from an equivalent program who wish to save time and money to earn a qualification in another major.
Admission and Transfer Principles:
  • The program being accepted must be equivalent and within the same field of study.
  • Courses previously completed (with transcripts, results, or proof of study) must fully or partially correspond to the courses in the MI Swiss program and its partner university.
  • MI Swiss and its partner university reserve the right to determine (1) the number of credits to be transferred, (2) the fees to be reduced, and (3) the potential shortening of the program duration.
  • MI Swiss does not accept students from fraudulent universities.

Accreditation

06 OTHM

The Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM

  • Recognized as an organization by the educational authority of the United Kingdom, Ofqual (UK.Gov). Recognition Number: RN5284. Refer to the recognition information CLICK HERE
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership is accredited with the Ofqual UK.Gov code 603/4248/1Refer to the accreditation information CLICK HERE

Reference:

  • Guidelines of how to check the recognition of OTHM: CLICK HERE
  • Why is Level UK of the British government the optimal choice for learners and employers? CLICK HERE
  • The meaning of Level System in the labor market in the context of global labor mobility: CLICK HERE
  • The meaning of Level System in global diploma recognition: CLICK HERE
  • Recognition of RQF Level 7 equivalent to a Master’s qualification in the United States:

  • Confirmation from the NARIC UK Examinations Authority regarding the Level 7 Diploma:

Please 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 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.

07 SIMS Swiss

Swiss Institute of Management and Sciences (SIMS) has been recognized by many reputable organizations worldwide for its outstanding achievements in providing excellent education for students, including:
  • Membership at the Federal level of the Swiss Federation of Adult Learning (SVEB);
  • Accreditation of its 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, granted by the Higher Education Accreditation Division (HEAD);
  • Accreditation of programs by the UK.Gov Awarding Bodies, including OTHM and ATHE;
  • Recognition of programs by the National Qualifications Framework of the United Kingdom.
Reference:
  • Introduction about the Swiss Institute of Management and Sciences (SIMS): CLICK HERE
  • See more information about the accreditation and recognition of SIMS Swiss CLICK HERE
Please note: The Swiss Institute of Management and Sciences (SIMS) is a higher education institution accredited in Zug, Switzerland. As a private university, SIMS is not part of the Swiss federal public education system and is not subject to the Federal Act of 30 September 2011 on the Funding and Coordination of the Higher Education Sector (HEdA), SR 414.11. SIMS degrees belong to the Private Degree.

08 SIMI Swiss

Through the MI Swiss International Cooperation Institute, students can directly study the program of SIMI Swiss but only receive qualification(s) from partner universities, helping students save on tuition and may access scholarships from partner universities.
  • Accreditation on the Swiss Government Education Portal SVEB: CLICK HERE
  • Accreditation of SIMI Swiss accreditations and recognitions: CLICK HERE

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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