DBA - PhD Dual Qualifications

A collaboration between SIMS Swiss & University of Information Technology and Management (UITM)

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Research Proposal

Submit the research proposal and obtain approval from the research boards.

Working with Supervisors

Collaborate with your supervisors to complete the dissertation according to standard and required guidelines.

Complete the Dissertation

Finalize and submit the approved dissertation to the Research Board through your supervisor.

Defend the Dissertation

Defend the dissertation before the Research Board, making necessary edits if required, and proceed to graduation.

Program in Details


The doctoral program is the highest level of academic study, helping students expand their research and teaching globally, especially in fields using impactful research with potential for commercial use. The Doctor of Philosophy in Majors Dual Qualifications combines a Professional Doctorate and a PhD, addressing the gap between hands-on research skills and academic knowledge. Learners start with research methods and begin their projects right away, with guidance from a faculty mentor.


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


    • Doctor of Philosophy in Majors from SIMS SWISS.
    • Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Information Technology and Management (UITM), from the from the University of Information Technology and Management (UITM).

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

Mandatory modules:
    • Course: Developing Research Capability (60 UK/30 ECTS Credits)
    • Activity: Present Research Proposal in the Colloquium
    • Course: Advanced Research Design and Methodologies (60 UK/30 ECTS Credits)
PhD’s 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

Lists of SIM's PhD majors:

    • International Business
    • Hospitality Management
    • Public Administration
    • Hospital Management
    • Pharmaceutical Management
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • Finance & Banking
    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Tourism Management
    • Luxury Management
    • Engineer Management
    • Technical Management
    • Construction Management
    • Design Management
    • Information Technology Management

And other majors based on the Doctoral dissertation.

Assessment and Confirmation of Academic Results:

All modules and doctoral dissertations in the program undergo evaluation by both SIMS Swiss and UITM. Learners are required to demonstrate mastery of knowledge and the attainment of competencies as outlined in detail in the program’s syllabus. This rigorous evaluation process ensures that candidates meet the established standards and objectives of the program.

1. Develop Contextually Aligned Research
    • Conduct research in the areas of Management and Administration and innovative teaching and learning methods.
    • Assess the importance, practicality, and feasibility of research topics in Management and Administration.
    • Develop and adjust research purposes to align with overall research objectives and within time constraints.
    • Analyze and evaluate various research options, making appropriate and informed choices.
2. Gather and Organize Theoretical Foundations
    • Compile theoretical foundations related to business and management research.
    • Categorize and form a theoretical structure to serve the scientific management research topic.
3. Design Comprehensive Research
    • Review existing studies and select relevant research to support intended research efforts.
    • Design research in alignment with research objectives, questions, and timelines.
    • Adjust chosen research methods considering ethical considerations and feasibility.
4. Formulate Research Proposals and Complete Research Projects
    • Formulate research questions and review theoretical foundations and research models.
    • Construct research projects that meet international standards, culminating in a complete doctoral thesis in the field of education and pedagogy.
    • Present research findings to scientific councils.
    • Develop the ability to defend and persuasively argue research findings.
5. The capability to publish internationally
    • Format international journal articles according to the policies and requirements of the journal.
    • Write a peer-review to review and refine research results.
    • Defense or engage in discussions regarding the scientific nature of international publications when required.
    • Ability to condense knowledge from comprehensive research into the format of an international journal article.
    • Ability to connect with scientists to increase references after publication.
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:


    • Learners must be over 24 years old; 
    • And 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 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

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 and MI 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 instructors are not directly involved in conducting student research, their support and experience are still important. This helps ensure that students have a solid foundation to complete research quality and on time, while also facilitating publication of research work in prestigious journals such as ISI /SCOPUS.
The following video will provide learners with a a direct and comprehensive overview of the exclusive Research Support System at SIMI Swiss: CLICK HERE
Publishing Research Papers

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.


The following video will provide learners with a direct and comprehensive overview of the exclusive scientific article publishing support system at SIMI Swiss: CLICK HERE


In the SIMI Swiss Doctoral program, emphasis is placed on both acquiring knowledge and expanding professional relationships while staying current with scientific advancements. These elements are not only crucial but also mandatory components of the program.


SIMI Swiss has collaborates with partner universities to organize mandatory seminars for students. Although these seminars do not award credits, they evaluate participants based on essential activities. After attending a seminar abroad, students engage in networking activities to build connections within the academic and professional communities.

SIMI Swiss collaborates with SIMS Swiss in the organization of seminars and networking activities:

Pedagogic Approach


Studying research methodology

Enhance your knowledge of becoming a doctoral researcher by taking research methodology courses online.



Guidance on creating a research proposal

A research proposal is a brief document summarizing a research project's goals, methods, and significance. It's used to outline and secure support for the research.



Collaborating with an assigned research supervisor.

Your research supervisor will assist you in refining your research proposal to meet the international standards for a dissertation.



Defend your dissertation with Academic Board

Present your dissertation to the Academic Board for defense.



Studying research methodology

Enhance your knowledge of becoming a doctoral researcher by taking research methodology courses online.



Guidance on creating a research proposal

A research proposal is a brief document summarizing a research project's goals, methods, and significance. It's used to outline and secure support for the research.



Collaborating with an assigned research supervisor.

Your research supervisor will assist you in refining your research proposal to meet the international standards for a dissertation.



Defend your dissertation with Academic Board

Present your dissertation to the Academic Board for defense.



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

Accreditation of 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.
    • 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 UITM

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. In addition:


    • 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.
    • UITM not only focuses on academic training but also provides training services for businesses in Europe, including supplying resources for major names such as Lufthansa, Microsoft, CISCO, ...

Guidance on how to check and verify the accreditation and recognition of UITM: CLICK HERE.


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 40,000

Semester 2

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

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