Master of Business Administration Dual Qualifications

Study for MBA and earn multiple qualifications from Switzerland and the United Kingdom:

  • Professional Diploma in Business Administration (Level 11 SCQF, equivalent to Level 7 EQF) delivered by London Examinations Board.
  • Master of Business Administration awarded by University of Gloucestershire.


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

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

Dual Qualifications

As the programs are accredited and recognized across various educational systems, students can earn multiple awards 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 Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is regarded globally as a top educational choice and a high-value investment, offering extensive career development opportunities post-graduation. This program not only equips students with the analytical tools and critical thinking skills necessary for decision-making but also emphasizes leadership, ethical considerations, and global business perspectives.


By engaging in real-world projects, case studies, and often international experiences, students are prepared to effectively navigate the complexities of the business world. 


MI Swiss is the international cooperation institute of SIMI Swiss, the first higher education institute in Zug, Switzerland. It has cooperated with the University of Gloucestershire and the London Examinations Board 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 University of Gloucestershire and the London Examinations Board, United Kingdom. This model helps students save up to 85% 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 a Master’s Dissertation, totalling 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 Dissertation stage (60 UK Credits):
    • ASS001: Research Proposal – 10%
    • ASS002: Dissertation – 80%
    • ASS003: Reflective Journal – 10%
Graduating from the program, the learner can:
    • Have the ability to use knowledge, dialectical thinking, and independent reasoning to develop the knowledge learned into practice in their own management.
    • Applying the practical management experience of the world into your business with adjusted accordingly.
    • Communicate effectively in a business environment.
    • Strategic planning capabilities, deployment strategy and operating efficiency in corporate functions.
    • Business with a vision of building a sustainable and ethical business.
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 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.

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:


    • 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: 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


With the goal of providing an effective learning experience and adapting to the global educational landscape, programs at SIMI Swiss apply a Hybrid learning model (combining Live classes and online local tutors), helping to optimize learning efficiency for busy working people.


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 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.


06 Accreditation of University of Gloucestershire

MBA Program introduction of University of Gloucestershire:

University of Gloucestershire is a top-ranking public university in the United Kingdom:
    • Ranked in the top 1000 global universities ( Times Higher Education – THE);
    • Ranked in the top 200 public universities in the UK ( Guardian League Table 2023 rankings);
    • Achieved Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2023 at a “very high-quality” level;
    • Ranked 16th in terms of graduate employment rate after 5 years across the UK;
    • Ranked 3rd in the UK for faculty quality and teaching standards (What Uni Student Choice 2022 rankings);
    • Ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of student care (What Uni Student Choice 2022 rankings);
    • Ranking 10th in the UK for employment prospects (What Uni Student Choice 2022 rankings).

See more information about the recognition and awards of University of Gloucestershire HERE 

07 Accreditation of London Examinations Board

LEB is a legal entity headquartered in the United Kingdom and is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers and the UK Education and Skills Funding Agency. The programs are recognized within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.


The Scottish government accredits LEB Professional Diploma in Business Administration, SCQF Level 11 equivalent to Master Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). 


Look up the Scottish National Master’s level qualifications HERE

Introduction to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) for the LEB Professional Diploma in Business Administration:

Guidelines for checking the accreditation of the Professional Diploma from the London Examination Board (equivalent to Master’s Level):

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 Information and Management Institute, 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:

Apostille and qualification confirmation of University of Gloucestershire:


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.

Reference: SCQF Diploma helps optimize your learning journey

Source: SCQF Partnership

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