Accreditation & Recognition
Ministry of Finance (reviewed MWST)
According to its letter No. 1523_01/04.14, the Swiss Federal Department of Finance, reviewed our distance study program methods and confirmed that the study programs of our academy are in compliance with art. 21 para. 2 no 11 lit. a and lit. b VAT-Statute.
All students will have, in addition to OUS Diploma, a Joint Diploma with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University
both universities logos will be on the Diploma... CLICK HERE FOR MORE
OUS Switzerland is a registered trademark in Switzerland by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.
STUDENTS SATISFACTION AWARD WINNER
OUS is the winner of "MENAA CUSTOMER DELIGHT AWARD" given by Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW Switzerland) and Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO or CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS. The jury that evaluated and assessed the 2016 winners included D.Seelhofer from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland, J.Sherren from the York University of Canada / Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM UK) and a selection of top CEOs. (Source: MENAA PR)
“OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland is Recognized by the Jury for the Exceptional Customer Services & Significant Achievements of Customer Satisfaction & Delight” (awarded in December 2016). For OUS, this Award is more important than any Accreditation, our Students satisfaction is for us the highest priority.
EFMD Online Course Certification System EOCCS (Certified) - EFMD Switzerland
OUS is the first online academy in Switzerland to offer a certified online system by EFMD Online Course Certification System (EOCCS), EFMD-EOCCS is the "FIRST INTERNATIONAL QUALITY BENCHMARK FOR ONLINE COURSES" in Europe.
Many congratulations to OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland students, whose online system and courses have been certified by EOCCS Online Course Certification System.
“OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland is proud to receive the EOCCS Certification for our online system and courses. EOCCS is a high-quality label for any online university seeking worldwide recognition. At OUS we believe that EOCCS is a great proof of quality in the field of online and distance education. We are proud to be the first university in Switzerland to achieve the EOCCS Certification by EFMD Global Network,” commented Habib Al Souleiman, OUS PR Director.
EFMD Quality Services Director, said: “We are extremely pleased that the six online courses from the two leading business schools, the University of .... and OUS Switzerland, have successfully completed the pioneering EOCCS - Online Course Certification System. EOCCS has been designed as a demanding and quality-driven international certification system, firmly embedded in the general philosophy of EFMD accreditations, namely internationalization, practical relevance and quality improvement.”
"We would like to warmly congratulate both institutions for the tremendous work they put into the development of their online courses and for the completion of the certification process. EOCCS gives online courses within universities, business schools, corporate learning organizations and public agencies a top international quality benchmark in the online learning landscape, strengthening not only their market positioning but also allowing for critical self-reflection and peer assessment,” added EOCCS Project Director.
EFMD is a registered affiliate of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the USA - Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (IQG).
The system is open to any institution delivering online business and/or management-related courses that are stand-alone or constitute part of a certificate or a programme. READ MORE
ASIC - Accreditation Service for International Colleges & Universities (Accredited)
OUS is a Premier Accredited Academy by Accreditation Service for International Colleges & Universities ASIC UK, which means that OUS have met the HIGHEST STANDARD FOR ACCREDITATION by the European renowned accreditation body ASIC UK, click here to see the ASIC UK Certificate of Accreditation.
ASIC is an approved accreditation body by British Government and can be found on Wiki "List of recognized higher education accreditation organizations worldwide".
ASIC is one of 12 recognized accreditation bodies by the British Government (recognized by Home Office UK a ministerial department of the British Government), an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance with the UK Border Agency (UKBA), a member of the UK NARIC (UK National Academic Recognition Information Centre) Quality Standards Group, a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), an affiliated accreditation body by ENQA EUROPE (The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education Education), a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the CHEA USA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) as well is member by UN - United Nations Academic Impact Read More OR see their Audit pictures on FACEBOOK
OUS Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs in Business Administration are ACCREDITED by ECBE (The European Council for Business Education).
ECBE is a registered affiliate of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the USA - Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (IQG). to read more about ECBE please click here
HUMANE - Approved Member
OUS Head Team are one of 4 Academies in Switzerland approved by HUMANE - The Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe is the only organization representing leading Academies in Europe.
HUMANE members are meeting from time to time to improve the education in Europe.
OUS is one and only independent Academy to be approved by
- The Education Committee of the Church
- Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World which is part of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - ISESCO
Worldwide 55% of the population are either Christians or Muslims, therefore we have focused to have the Religious Recognition from both.
OUS is not a religion based organization, however, we believe the Religious Recognition is sometimes an important fact for students in some countries to find better jobs that's why OUS is being worked to get more Religious Recognitions
Certification Association "Russian Register"
The "Russian Register" has recognized OUS Educational Services.
Ассоциация по сертификации "Русский Регистр" (Certification Association "Russian Register") – the biggest internationally recognized Russian certification and expert organization. Accredited by Federal accreditation service. click here.
COPYRIGHT / Registered Trademark for Education by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
OUS is a registered trademark in Switzerland with Nr. 689117.
OUS trademark is registered until 01.03.2026 and any use of our name without a written confirmation is forbidden.
Universities Recognition (University Progression)
OUS has signed agreements/MoUs for students exchange and direct recognition with +150 universities from +50 countries all over the world, here you will find some of our main collaborates. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST
- Partners in Europe: Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Czech, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Albania, Moldova, Kosovo, Macedonia, Belarus, Georgia, UK, Armenia…
- Partners in Americas: USA, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago…
- Partners in Asia: Turkey, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea…
- Partners in Africa: Tunisia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon, Niger, Zambia…
Double/Joint Award programs with our Partners
OUS Diploma + State University
For all programs at all levels, we have a state partner for a joint award.
OUS is proud to be able to offer to our students many Joint/Dual Award options click here to know more
TARAS SHEVCHENKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (among top 500 universities)
European Public University, Established 1834, ranked among top 500 Universities all over the world (QS Ranking),
OUS offers for all its students all programs jointly with Taras University, up to Ph.D.
UNIVERSITY OF DĄBROWA GÓRNICZA (POLAND)
University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu w Dąbrowie Górniczej (Accredited by State Accreditation Committee), we offer all programs jointly with WSB University, up to Doctorate.
Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky University (TNU) is a public university located in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The university was founded in 1918, we offer all programs jointly with Taurida University, up to Ph.D.
Universidad Central de Nicaragua (NICARAGUA)
founded in 1998. Accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Nicaragua Dual Award programs for Master and Doctorate programs
Universidad Azteca (MEXICO)
Recognized by of the Official Validity of Studies awarded by the Federal Secretary of Education (RVOE). We offer dual programs with Azteca University, up to Ph.D.
All Partners are recognized by their Ministry of Education.
Scholarships for OUS local students
OUS is proud to be on the List of Approved Schools for Scholarships in Switzerland by "Association for Bipartite Enforcement, Continuing Training and the Social Fund for Staff Leasing" SwissStaffing.NOTE: scholarships are possible only for our students living in Switzerland.
International LEGALIZATIONS for using our Diploma outside Switzerland. We can stamp our diploma from almost all embassies in Switzerland.
Church Education Committee Approval
The Education Committee of the church has sent to OUS Switzerland, signed by His Eminence, the Archbishop, and Chairman of the Education Committee in the Church, Bishop Clement, the recognition (blessing & support) for OUS according to letter number (97/2 dated September 2016). Some Humanities study programs must be approved by the Church before offering them to students, therefore we are the first private Academy in Switzerland which achieved this.
Quality Assurance &
ISO 29990:2010 (Learning services for non-formal education and training)
OUS proud to be Certified by ISO 29990:2010 (International Organization for Standardization), ISO 29990:2010 is the only Educational ISO available for schools and universities. ISO 29990:2010 is one of few internationally recognized quality worldwide for education. This high quality of certification proved that OUS is the ONLY distance Academy in Europe with double ISO certification.
OUS proud to be Certified by ISO 9001:2008 (International Organization for Standardization), ISO is SWISS-INTERNATIONAL standard, their main Headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland, ISO is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. OUS is certified by ISO. ISO accreditation sends a strong message to our Students, teachers, and partners that we are committed to quality and improvement. In 1996 the BBT (State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation) recommended all schools/universities in Switzerland to apply for ISO Quality System, in 2001 a study case published by SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) proved that ISO certified schools/universities in Switzerland are better than other schools... Read More
EFQM - European Foundation for Quality Management)
OUS is the first member private Academy in Switzerland to be part of EFQM (the European Foundation for Quality Management), for some people its known as "European Quality Award" or "EFQM Excellence Model". OUS is proud to be part of the EFQM, this new success for OUS gives our students hopefully more possibilities of finding better jobs in the future. Read More
ASIQUAL (Academic and Skills International Qualifications)
ALL OUS Graduates up to level 7 (Master Students) will get (Optional) a certificate from ASIQUAL in additional to OUS Diploma. On the ASIQUAL certificate will be written that "The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework level descriptors at Level X –XX Credits" Student must register for ASIQUAL Certificate in advance, click here to see theASIQUAL Certificate Sample
OUS is a Validated Centre Providing ASIQUAL Validated Awards. ASIQUAL is the UK based awarding body offering qualifications which recognize both students’ academic achievements and evidenced skills. All of our courses are designed to provide students with the essential skills they will need to progress in the workplace as well as the academic knowledge and resourcefulness to achieve their goals... Read More
Accreditations/Certifications in Process
OUS proud to be a candidate for Accreditation and a recognized educational member of (The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ACBSP) in the USA, ACBSP is recognized by CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation).
ACBSP is considered as one of the most important accreditations for the Business study programs, OUS believes to be accredited before and 2018. Read More about ACBSP
Swiss Federation of Adult Learning (SVEB)
OUS is an approved member of the Swiss Federation of Adult Learning (SVEB) "Schweizerischer Verband für Weiterbildung"
«We are the voice of adult learning in Switzerland» - SVEB is the Swiss national umbrella organization for adult education. READ MORE
Swiss National Tourist Office (MySwitzerland)
OUS is proud to be a member and sponsoring organization for the Swiss National Tourist Office which is known as MySwitzerland.com. MySwitzerland is responsible for almost all tourism/hospitality activities in Switzerland, they guide tourist to best locations in Switzerland and best trips to enjoy your time during staying in Switzerland. OUS is a member of MySwitzerland because we believe that by sharing our know-how with the Swiss National Tourist Office, we can achieve the goal which we want and make our country be the most famous country for tourism and hospitality worldwide. Click here to see the confirmation of membership OR Click here to see list of ALL Members of Switzerland Tourism
International Educational Memberships
United Nations PRME
OUS is proud to be a member institute by UN United Nations PRME – which means that OUS follow the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education. UNPRME is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office. PRME is part of UN Global Compact and you can read more about the UN Global Compact on Wiki.
European Foundation for Management Development EFMD
OUS.nbsp;is happy to announce that OUS is an approved member by EFMD - European Foundation for Management Development alongside the best business schools in the world. EFMD is an International not-for-profit association, based in Brussels, Belgium. Europe's largest network association in the field of management development, it has over 800 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 80 countries. Click here to read more.
OUS is proud to be a member institute by International Council for Open and Distance Education – ICDE (ICDE is Supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, Consultative partner status with UNESCO and an affiliate member of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization - SEAMEO). ICDE is the leading global membership organization for enhancing the quality of open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning
EURAS - Eurasian Universities Union
OUS is proud to be an approved member Accepted by the Decision of the Board of Directors by the Eurasian Universities Union – EURAS (EURAS members recognize each other) EURAS accepts only leading Universities/Academies in Europe or Asia. EURAS is an Affiliate Member of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). Click Here for more Info
OUS is proud to be an approved full member of the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN) is proud to be an approved full member by CEEMAN which is a Full Member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and an Affiliate Member of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). Click here to read more...
OUS.nbsp;is proud to be an educational member of AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the USA. AACSB is a global business education network and association. AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations
ACBSP - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
OUS proud to be a recognized educational member of (The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ACBSP) in the USA, ACBSP is recognized by CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation).
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USDLA- United States Distance Learning Association
OUS proud to be a recognized educational member of and proud to be on "list of reputable USDLA members" United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) in the USA. OUS is a member of the United States Distance Learning Association, the nation’s leading organization in the field of distance education. USDLA is committed to the development and application of distance learning on a global basis. USDLA works closely with The Distance Education Accrediting Commission DEAC/DETC & European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat EDEN, Click Here to see the USDLA certificate
ECBE - European Council for Business Education
OUS proud to be a recognized educational member by the European Council for Business Education (ECBE) a leading Accreditation Association based in Switzerland and affiliated with the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) AND Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (IQG). Read More
European Educational Memberships:
EMA - European Medical Association
OUS is proud to be an approved Full Educational Member by the European Medical Association (EMA), CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CONFIRMATION OF MEMBERSHIP.
The European Medical Association (EMA) was established in 1990 in Belgium, EMA is the main association representing Medical Doctors in Europe supported by the European Commission - Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP).
OUS is proud that our Head Team are members of the European Association for International Education (EAIE),
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CONFIRMATION OF MEMBERSHIP.
EAIE works with European University Association (EUA) and Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) in Europe.
OUS is proud to be a member by QISAN, the Quality International Study Abroad Network is here to enable the highest standards of working practice for Educational Institutions and the Agents who serve both them and a vast range of International Students. click here to see OUS on QISAN website
BHA - British Hospitality Association
OUS is proud to be a full member of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), founded in 1907, the association promotes the interests of the hospitality industry to the Government Ministers, MPs, MSPs, Welsh Assembly Members, MEPs, the EU Commission, the City and the Media.Read More
Is the leading organization in the UK. Its members include the great majority of hotels, restaurant and Hospitality and Hotel management Schools. Read More
Hospitality Educational Memberships:
AHLA - American Hotel & Lodging Association
OUS is proud to be full member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)
AHLA is for more than 100 years, AH&LA has been the only U.S. association focused solely on the needs of hoteliers. Read More
CHRIE - International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
OUS is proud to be a full member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE).
CHRIE founded in 1946, the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education is the global advocate of hospitality and tourism education for schools, colleges, and universities offering programs in hotel and restaurant management, foodservice management and culinary arts. Read More
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
From September 2014 the UNESCO logo will be officially on all students cards will be issued for OUS Students, having UNESCO logo on our Student card will give our student internationally accepted proof of student status and this card will be recognized in whole EU countries and in over 130 countries.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
OUS Education Group has teamed up with Emerald Group Publishing to give access to our students for free of charge. Emerald the worlds leading scholarly publisher of journals and books in business and management to provide you with an extensive online library of journals to help you with your studies. All that you need to read Emerlad is an OUS Email account. Read more
OUS Education Group has teamed up with ResearchGate GmbH to give access to our students to access millions of publications and be able to publish their own work. ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. All that you need to read ResearchGate is an OUS Email account and choose (OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland). Visit ResearchGate
OUS Education Group has teamed up with Academia.Edu to give free access to our students to share papers with millions o
Recognized, Accredited, Certified, and/or member (A-Z):
To know about OUS statues with any of the above-mentioned bodies, please visit their website directly.