Institutional Accreditation


Institutional Accreditation


Programmatic Recognized


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Accreditation and Recognition
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Attained at both the institutional and program levels.
The Essence of SIMI Academic Programs

The Swiss Information and Management Institute (SIMI Swiss) is a globally recognized and acclaimed private higher education institution, holding independent and private international accreditation at the institutional, school, and program levels.


SIM Institute is licensed by the Zug Canton authority as a private institution. Being a private institution in Switzerland, SIM Institute issues private qualifications. Not being part of Switzerland’s federal and public higher education sector, it operates independently and is not regulated under the Federal Act of 30 September 2011 on the Funding and Coordination of the Higher Education Sector (HEdA), SR 414.11. Our higher education programs differ from the Swiss National Curricula and programs leading to Swiss Government university qualifications and federally regulated qualifications in Switzerland.


SIMI Swiss is a private, globally accredited higher education institute in Switzerland and is not affiliated with the Swiss public education system or the Swiss government. The qualification issued by SIMI Swiss is a Private qualification, distinct from federal degrees or degrees awarded by public universities in Switzerland.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation serves as a rigorous quality assurance process, verifying that colleges, universities, and educational institutions, along with their programs, adhere to stringent and recognized service and operational standards. Acquiring an accredited degree is crucial for attaining the career success you rightfully deserve.


Through this process, external agencies assess a school's programs, guaranteeing adherence to relevant academic standards. Lack of accreditation makes it difficult for employers to ascertain the legitimacy and reputation of your diploma or degree, emphasizing the importance of this recognition from reputable institutions.

What does institutional-level accreditation at SIMI Swiss entail?

Institutional accreditation essentially grants a license to operate, gauging compliance with predetermined standards like staff qualifications, research activities, student intake, and learning resources. It also considers the institution's potential to produce graduates meeting academic and professional competence standards (source: "The Power of Accreditation: Views of Academics" by Professor Lee Harvey, Centre for Research and Evaluation, Sheffield Hallam University, ENQA Workshop Reports, 2004).


With official approval, students at the SIMI Swiss can trust the institution's compliance with commercial quality and integrity standards. SIM Institute recognized globally, holds accreditation at institutional, school, and program levels.

Licensed by the Zug Canton authority, SIMI Swiss is fully accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities) the HEAD (Higher Education Accreditation Division Germany), and is a member of SVEB Switzerland, with its programs recognized by Ofqual UK Gov Awarding bodies.

What does program-level accreditation mean at SIMI Swiss?

Program or programmatic accreditation, also referred to as specialized or professional accreditation, is tailored for specific departments, programs, schools, or colleges within an already accredited university or institute.


At SIMI Swiss, we lead in adhering to international higher education standards. As a reputable and globally acclaimed Institute of Higher Education, we've secured accreditation at institutional, school, and program levels. All our academic programs align seamlessly with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and National Quality Framework (NQF). This ensures that every SIM Institute program and qualification receives full accreditation, guaranteeing our graduates open access to employment and lifelong learning.

What does accreditation and mutual recognition entail for SIMI's strategic partners?

SIMI Swiss engages in close collaboration with meticulously chosen partner universities globally. The aim is to accredit and mutually recognize degrees offered by these strategic partners. This collaboration proves advantageous for SIMI students, potentially enabling them to attain multiple academic credentials simultaneously.

What advantages do learners gain from the accreditation and mutual recognition of SIMI's strategic partners?
  1. Attaining Multiple International Credentials
  2. Flexibility in Choosing Learning Methods and Locations
  3. Recognition of Prior Learning
  4. International Acknowledgment of Learning, including the United Kingdom (SIMI programs are fully recognized and endorsed by OTHM and ATHE, accredited by Ofqual), the European Union, Asia, South Africa, and Australia, facilitated through mutual recognition via the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
  5. Potential to Earn a Diploma or Degree for Each Academic Year, enabling students to secure employment right after completing the first year with SIMI.
What advantages do Employers gain from the accreditation and mutual recognition of strategic partners?
  1. Assurance that the curriculum encompasses essential skills and knowledge required for contemporary jobs.
  2. Clear identification of the professional and academic level of candidates/employees.
  3. Candidates/Employees with practical orientation and exposure to career-based training and assessment.
  4. Industry-ready candidates/employees demonstrating high levels of productivity and fitness for the intended purpose.
Recognition of Academic Progress and Qualifications

Students will be recognized for their academic progress and awarded a degree from SIMI Swiss upon completing coursework and complying with our requirements and obligations, including academic discipline and integrity. In the case of students who pursue dual degrees or programs with our partners, they may also receive additional diplomas or certifications from these institutions.

It’s important to note that every country, institution, and region has specific rules and criteria for recognizing academic progress and qualifications. The recognition and acceptance of degrees are subjective decisions made by the relevant agencies, government authorities, or in accordance with regional policies, as per international norms. While SIMI Swiss’s degrees are accredited by an independent accreditor, align with competency frameworks, and are subject to internal and external assessments, this does not automatically guarantee recognition or acceptance. SIMI Swiss and its partners do not provide a guarantee of recognition in any country for any purpose, including employment, teaching, research supervision, and any other purposes.

Built on these principles, SIMI Swiss, university partners, and local partners necessitate that learners clarify their status before enrollment. Furthermore, SIMI Swiss, university partners, and local partners do not endorse or support any processes related to recognition in any country or location.

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