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OUS offers a TRIPLE AWARD, which means you get one diploma from 3 European Universities, all are leading and top ranked European Universities, one university is Private, the other is State Recognized and the 3rd is a Public University. The student will benefit from all 3 universities with all their accreditations and ranking.
Triple accreditation is usually used marketing term by business schools having 3 private unrecognised accreditation bodies. You get 1 diploma from 1 school which has 3 private unrecognised accreditation bodies.
Therefore, at OUS we decided not to apply for the so-called triple accreditation bodies because the Joint Diploma between 3 universities has a higher value.
6. How much time does it take me to finish the study program?
It depends on you but all our study programs are designed to give you the possibility to finish within one academic year + thesis. However, you have the flexibility to work towards completion at your own speed.
All our courses are conducted online. About 7 days before your courses start, we send you an email with all the information you need including the password to login to our online platform. During each lecture, a qualified lecturer works with students for 5 Academic hours per day (Friday - Sunday). After every lecture is finished, a copy of the lecture is uploaded to our portal to giving you access to lectures usually within 72 working hours. Simultaneously, if for any reason you are unable to attend a lecture, then you are able to download lecture and watch it at your leisure. We still, however, recommend you attend all your lectures.
For All levels OUS follow the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in the UK) standard for the learning outcomes, for example, "Summarised Areas of Knowledge and Understanding for Master’s Level in Business and Management" (QAA 2007/QAA 2015)
Yes, in the end of your academic program, you have exams (written and/or verbal exams). The final exam is highly recommended to be done in Switzerland on OUS Campus, however, and it can be done online via the OUS online platform.
MBA students will have as well 7 assignments before the final exam.
DBA students will have only verbal exams at the end of the academic program.
IMPORTANT: during the online exam, all students MUST have a camera, microphone, and passport so that we can see you are answering the questions.
9. what is the difference between DBA/MBA/BBA and Ph.D./MSc/BSc?
Ph.D./MSc/BSc degrees are designed as Research awards and are purely academic degrees; therefore, it takes more time to earn this type of degrees. With our DBA/MBA/BBA Diplomas you have the possibility to work full time during your education; therefore, our DBA/MBA/BBA Diplomas are designed for professionals who seeking to enhance their job skills.
Yes, students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at an English speaking school in their previous study. However, if you do not have an English Certificate then our Admissions Officer will invite you for our own test.
we have 2 graduations in Switzerland each year (July and December) and we prepare diplomas only during the graduation parties, for example, if you finish your study program in March, you have to wait until July, if you finish your program in September, you have to wait until December in order to be able to get your diploma. Here is our graduation party Video https://www.facebook.com/OUS/Education.Group/videos/644898232343495/
14. How long do I have to wait for the Public Legalisations?
OUS awards are issued two times per year, usually end of June and end of December. it takes up to 30 working days to have all graduation documents (diploma, transcript, etc) from the months mentioned before and up to 120-140 working days for legalizations within Switzerland.
The Joint Diploma having the logo of 2 European State/Public Universities (WSB/KNU), both universities are recognized all over the world. Additionally OUS is a European University accredited by European bodies, however, three European accreditations we have are on USA Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA IQG) website.
16. Why are you not accredited by one of the Triple accreditation - AACSB - EFMD(EQUIS) - AMBA?
OUS offers a Triple EUROPEAN AWARD which is far better than any triple accreditation, the triple European diploma means one certificate with 3 universities logo, mainly
University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (State University from Poland which is an EU Country)
Taras Shevchenko National University (Public University Est. 200 years ago, Ranked in top 500 universities worldwide)
And OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland
1 Diploma with 3 Universities Name/logo is much more advanced and respected than 1 diploma from a business school with triple accreditation.
OUS is an approved member by AACSB and Certified by EFMD - EOCCS however none of those reputable high quality accreditations are on ENQA Europe, CHEA USA or recognized by their government. Therefore, we decided not to apply for any of those accreditations.
18. Ph.D. Duration in Swiss State Universities only 2 years, why at OUS takes up to 8 years?
According to State Universities official website in Switzerland "In economics, for example at the University of ...., the duration is only 2 years." however we follow the International Standard, there is a risk to have a Ph.D. in less than 3 years because most countries request 3 years Ph.D. in order to be considered as a Doctorate Degree.
25. Best 500 Universities vs. Best 500 Business Schools?
During your study at OUS you will get a diploma jointly with KNU Taras University which is ranked in top 500 however there is another ranking for business school, the business schools are usually small schools most of them are unknown worldwide, therefore the Best Ranked 500 Universities are worldwide better than Best 500 Business Schools. When you apply for a job or further study, the top 500 are easier to be known.
26. What is the different between ONLINE and VIRTUAL Studies?
Online means when student login he/she will find all study programs recorded. Virtual means all classes are LIVE. OUS study fee is only for the ONLINE programs, students wishing to have virtual education must pay the different fee. The Study fee per year for the virtual study program is 31900 Euro.