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MA in HR Dual Qualifications

A collaboration between SIMIS Swiss & the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM

Attain full accreditation at both institutional and programmatic levels.


SIMI Swiss offers up to 80% scholarships


Experience the Power of Double Recognition.

Independent qualifications from Switzerland and the United Kingdom
Save 80% on Tuition
Global Recognition
Finish within 1,5 years
Attend 06 Online Modules

Self-study on LMS with exclusive content and pedagogy.

Attend 6 live classes or watch recordings

Attending live or recorded classes can help you review crucial knowledge.

Complete 06 Assignments

Writing six assignments fulfills the requirements of six courses.

Attend final capstone courses

The final capstone course will help you with your thesis or capstone projects.

Complete capstone project

Writing a capstone project or final thesis with academic support.

Internal and external audit

Results are audited by internal and external boards to determine graduation status.

Program in Details


Human Resource professionals or managers are not just people who do administrative jobs related to human resource but become strategic assistants in recruiting, training, developing, and retaining the right human resources to accompany the organization’s goals.


Besides in-depth knowledge of the Human Resource Management industry, Human Resource professionals also need to understand the organizational operations, dialectical thinking, and leadership capabilities to have the same perspective and common voice with the board of directors.


Upon graduating, the program offers joint recognition and qualifications, solidifying professional skills across various business management areas:


    • Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Talent Development from SIMS Swiss to affirm your management capabilities.
    • Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management from OTHM to demonstrate expert competency in the context of workforce transitions.

The program consists of 6 modules and a Master’s Capstone Project, totaling 180 UK credits, 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 Dissertation stage (60 UK Credits):
    • Capstone Project
    • Defend Capstone Project
Graduating from the program, the learner could:
    • 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.

Entry Requirements

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: SIMI and eUniversity reserve the right to make admissions decisions based on the requirements of recognized agencies and the global quotas of the program.

Learning Method
Learning method:

The 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: CLICK HERE


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: CLICK HERE


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: CLICK HERE

Level 7 Units

Qualities of effective leadership

Learners will explore the making and developing of powerful leaders.


Developing interpersonal skills

Connecting and bonding with people within the commercial sectors is extremely important for good business. This module trains learners in skills to improve and enhance communication techniques to create strong bonds.


Motivating and influencing people

Inspiring people to create a unity of direction within business.


Making decisions

Doing the right things in the right way at the right time. Learners will look at the process of making a good decision.


Creativity and problem-solving

Do problems pose a threat or are they an opportunity to improve? Here, learners will figure out how to turn a problem into an advantage.


Studying and using management theories

There are many theories concerned with management and the various models developed from these theories. This module looks over these theories with real-life examples.


The external operating environment of business

Planning for influences on the business outside your control.


Culture and ethics

The culture and ethics involved in the business world today.


Governance and directorships

Structuring and controlling a business in a professional way.


Analyzing the competition

What are my competitors doing, how are they doing it, and why are they doing it? Reviewing and analyzing competitors’ actions to enhance managerial roles.


Marketing strategy

Creating an effective and successful market presence. Looking at the development of marketing strategies to create successful marketing campaigns.


High performance sales

Learners will grasp the key elements of successful selling.


E-Marketing communication

Understanding and using effective electronic messages to market.


Customers and their needs

Ensuring that your customers are recognized and valued.


Strategic human resource management

Human Resource Management must play a central role in the strategy of any organization. It is concerned with people as an asset of the business.


Recruiting and CPD

Getting the best people. Developing the best people. Keeping the best people.


Measuring and rewarding performance

Knowing and measuring how your people are performing.


Interpreting business accounts

Using and understanding the litmus tests of business health.


Tools of financial analysis

Resources, tools, and techniques to keep a finger on the pulse of the business.


Managing cash and working capital

Cash, cash flow, and working capital. The lifeblood of business.


Exercises in quantitative techniques

How to use and understand key figures.


Impact of technology on business

Analyse and exploit the role of e-business within a business sector.


Innovation and R&D

Creating commercial advantage from innovation and research.


Implementing and managing quality systems

Right first time, right every time. The place of quality in business strategy.


Strategic planning tools

Resources, tools, and ideas to help create an effective business strategy.


Strategic and systems management

Options for strategic direction. Making the right choices for your business.


The business plan

Creating a plan that targets the stated aims and objectives of a business.


Developing high-performance teams

Cohesion and teamwork that enhances business performance.


Managing projects

Getting things done. Using the right tools to run projects.


Strategies for growth

This module explores the different ideas of growth and the various tools, measures, and controls at a manager’s disposal in planning for growth.

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 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 (also member of SIMI 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 at E-University 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 E-University program and its partner universities.
    • SIMI Swiss, MI Swiss, E-University and its partner universities 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.
    • SIMI Swiss, MI Swiss, E-University, and its partner universities do not accept students from fraudulent universities.

Pedagogic Approach

Tell & Show

What do I need to know?

Bite-sized content that introduces theories and concepts with worked/illustrative examples to underpin the concepts and theories presented.


Involve Me

How is this relevant to me?

Application of the theories and concepts presented. Additional directed learning, so learners can find out more about the subject/subject areas.

Tuition fee

Test Me

What have I learnt?

Self-assessment, to verify learning and comprehension, is combined with practical assignments to ensure mastery of your knowledge.


Remind Me

What have we covered?

Summary of all the key points, issues raised.



How can I measure my learning?

Feedback relating to appropriate learning opportunities to reinforce and consolidate learning.


Tell & Show

What do I need to know?

Bite-sized content that introduces theories and concepts with worked/illustrative examples to underpin the concepts and theories presented.


Involve Me

How is this relevant to me?

Application of the theories and concepts presented. Additional directed learning, so learners can find out more about the subject/subject areas.

Tuition fee

Test Me

What have I learnt?

Self-assessment, to verify learning and comprehension, is combined with practical assignments to ensure mastery of your knowledge.


Remind Me

What have we covered?

Summary of all the key points, issues raised.



How can I measure my learning?

Feedback relating to appropriate learning opportunities to reinforce and consolidate learning.



Accreditation not only ensures high quality but also helps to maintain the value of the diploma after graduation.

Accreditation of SIMS

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.

See more information about the accreditation and recognition of SIMS Swiss: CLICK HERE.


Introduction about the Swiss Institute of Management and Sciences (SIMS): 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.

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 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is accredited with the Ofqual UK.Gov code 603/2181/7.

Guidelines of how to check the recognition of OTHM: CLICK HERE


1. Why is Level UK of the British government the optimal choice for learners and employers? CLICK HERE


2. The meaning of Level System in the labor market in the context of global labor mobility: CLICK HERE


3. 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 UK NARIC Examination Office regarding 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 E-University. SIMI Swiss and E-University are not responsible for any inaccuracies arising from the information provided in the reference images.


The E-University, SIMI Swiss, London Academy of Sciences, Partner Universities, and Qualification Awarding Bodies (collectively referred to as '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.

Tuition Fee

CHF 400

 Application Fee

  • Due before enrollment.
  • Only pay when the requirements are fulfilled.
  • Non-Refundable.
CHF 35,000

Semester 2

  • Right After Semester 1.
  • 2 installment payments.
  • Special scholarship for students in online programs.

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