ACCREDITATIONS & partnerships

Accreditations & Certifications

Swiss School of Business Research is a private business school that embraces the values of high quality and individual attention within programmes that conform to the highest standards. Private and public HEIs in Switzerland sit side by side and offer students a choice of experience and opportunity. One route is not better than another, but it is important to recognize that each type of institution offers a different experience and outcome for the student.

Public institutions – like universities – offer traditional educational pathways that are familiar but are often restrictive in terms of approach and are organised in ways that students can get lost in a crowd, without the individual attention that students need. Universities can also be slow to recognise and respond to changes in the world of business and in providing up to date education programmes.

Private institutions, such as SSBR, can be organised in ways that are more responsive and provide students with the kind of support they need to thrive. SSBR’s programmes are designed to help you gain insight, skills and experience to set you up for the next step of your career. Your fully accredited SSBR degree will mean you have achieved the same level of knowledge as at a traditional university, but in ways that will help you stand out at work or when you are applying for jobs. Studying at SSBR will give you the chance to explore new ideas and build your confidence for the future.

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Swiss School of Business Research is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).  The Institution has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.

ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK and is a full member of The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).

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International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE)

International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE), is an independent, private and international organization of accreditation services to Higher Education Institutions. QAHE is an expert in recognizing higher education institutions for research performances, student services and quality of teaching to value the confidence of the public along with supporting the development of quality assurance systems worldwide.

QAHE accreditation status signifies the institution’s commitment to quality education which is in compliance of international standards. Accreditation enriches the profile of the institution on an international level, resulting in high student’s admissions and retention percentage.

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British Council

Swiss School of Business Research is accredited British Council,  which is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The qualifications and curriculum offered by OTHM are fully recognized in the British education system and are fully valid in the UK.

The Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

SSBR is authorised by the Canton of Zurich for the provision of quality standards in adult education so the lessons comply with the cantonal regulations. The Canton of Zurich authorizes SSBR to issue bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees.

Authorised Learning Centre


SSBR is an othm Authorised Learning Centre. Othm is an established and reconized UK-based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

Awards & Rankings

Higher Education Review

SSBR has been ranked by the Higher Education Review magazine as one of the Top 10 Universities & Colleges in Switzerland in 2022. The Higher Education Review monthly magazine is a platform where College leaders, College Professors, Industry leaders, HR leaders, Expert Advisors, for admissions and Accomplished alumni can share their experiences and learn from each other.

Academic Partnerships

Belgrovia Management Institute SSBR Partner School
Belgrovia Institute of Management Science (USA)

Belgrovia Institute of Management Science is a premier education center in the United States and abroad, focusing on collaborative education in business and organizational transformation.

Narxoz University (Kazakshtan)

Narxoz University is higher education institution in Kazakhstan providing training in economics, business, finance, and law, located in the city of Almaty.

MapleTree Education (Malaysia)

Innovation meets the philosophy of education, advanced pedagogies and theories with MapleTree Education. An institution that prides itself on its effectiveness to educate international curriculums for children and students aged 2 – 18 and tertiary programmes leading to PhD levels.

Omnibus Global Academy (Nigeria)

Omnibus Global Academy was set up to birth & enhance academic performance through partnering, mentoring, certifications, and institutional memberships to Nigerians, thereby fostering academic, and personal development.

Aspire Business School Barcelona (Spain)

Aspire Business School offers various education programs accredited with renowned Bodies & Universities which are well received not only in Europe but across the globe.

Neuroscience Business School (Spain)

Neuroscience Business School offers accredited master’s and postgraduate programmes focused on Neuroscience, Neuromarketing and Neuroselling.

Campus World (United Arab Emirates)

Campus World is an educational eco-system riveted on internationalization and modernization of native campuses. Campus World is the world’s largest hybrid campus network headquartered in London and registered under the Companies Act of England and Wales, 2006.

VOE - Online education (United Kingdom)

VOE believes that education is the passport to the future and tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

International Digital Marketing and Business Council (Thailand)

IDM Council was set up to develop both practical and academic performance and guidance in digital marketing, business performance, investment, cryptocurrency, and all aspects of management skills using cutting-edge technologies for teaching and learning.

Bayint Naung Business & Language School (Myanmar)
Bayint Naung Business and Language School was established in late 2020. They have trained hundreds of students for IELTS, General English and Business English. In 2021Bayint Naung B&LS partnered up with SSBR to offer MBA’s, BBA’s and PHD’s in Myanmar under SSBR’s guidance.
Intelligent Education Technology (Malaysia)
Intelligent Education Technology (IET) was founded with the goal of improving the performance of the IT and E-learning industries, as well as engaging with students all over the world and the greatest educational providers on the planet. (IET) is led by highly qualified scholars, administrators, and programmers.
PSM International College (Myanmar)
PSM International College is a skill development training centre and consulting firm focused on teaching, learning, education and delivers world class business management training programs such as HR, Marketing, Banking, Finance, Leadership and Personal Development training to young adults, working professionals, and business executives. It also supports consulting services to startups and SMEs.
Myanmar Management Institute (Myanmar)
Myanmar Management Institute (MMI) is an internationally recognized private management school located in the heart of Yangon, Myanmar. MMI is one of the largest private management schools with persistence and a strong emphasis on offering the best value and quality education. It serves international qualifications to of working professionals and management learners from various industries across the country.
Profeso Business Institute (Myanmar)

The Profeso Business Institute was established in May 2019 to meet the economic and educational needs of Myanmar and to provide access to internationally recognized education at reasonable rates. Located in Nay Pyi Taw, it offers internationally recognized education and training to benefit businesses and communities to enhance business and management skills.

Hero (Nigeria)

Hero is a Corporate Governance Resources and Business  Educational institution. The institution works with entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals to establish good governance behavior, including financial management, corporate governance and reporting mechanisms. Hero is also Business Enterprise Academy.

Britatin International Academy partner school
Britian International Academy (Kuwait)

Britain International Academy has been run and managed by educationists and like-minded individuals. By keeping pace with the contemporary benchmarks of learning, training and skill development, BIA aims to incorporate the advance employment of converged technologies to maximize the development of its students.

Britatin International Academy partner school
London College of Professional Studies (UK)

London College of Professional Studies specialises in distance learning and online, with some blended learning programmes leading to globally recognised qualifications. It is accredited by NCFE, CACHE, OTHM, ATHE, IOSH and ASIC. LCPS strives to achieve the highest academic and professional standards and aim to be recognised internationally.

Britatin International Academy partner school
Trinity Open Learning (UK)

Trinity Open Learning (TOL) College has been running since 2014. Their educational programmes are aimed to local students as well as international students. TOL offers a variety of programmes in the field of management, leadership, accounting, finance and health care.

Britatin International Academy partner school
CPD - Centre for Professional Development (Myanmar)

CPD Myanmar is a place for Working Professionals where they can sharpen their saws for professional development while creating the masterpiece in the workplace. CPD Myanmar will help the working professionals learn more and earn more through learning experience

Britatin International Academy partner school
International Business School (Armenia)

“International Business School” is an educational foundation, part of the European University in Armenia, that corresponds to contemporary international educational standards. It encompasses innovative educational technologies and methods, and it is managed by a number of outstanding educational institutions, as well as, research centers. International Business School guarantees high-quality business education, which is unique in Armenia and in this region.  Our goal is to conduct multidimensional business education, train potential employees and already working specialists, as well as, the staff members in the Republic of Armenia and abroad, in accordance with internationally well-established standards and practices.”

Britatin International Academy partner school
Sunking Institute of Management (India)

SUNKING INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (SIM) was formed with a purpose to make quality education easily available for all. SIM offers short-term Certificate courses as well as Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees especially BBA, MBA and DBA programs. SIM also provides the PhD in Management and PhD by Portfolio option. SIM is an organization recognized by the Government of India under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) scheme and incorporated under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

Britatin International Academy partner school
SMEBi University (Myanmar)

SMEBi University, founded in 2015, where we provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge business education that prepares our students for success in today’s rapidly changing global economy.
We offer a wide range of vocational business diploma, undergraduate and graduate programs,MBA, PhD, DBA including majors in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and more. Our faculty members are experts in their fields, with extensive experience in both academia and industry, and are dedicated to providing our students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their careers.
our SMEBi University, Entrepreneurship, Start-up and Professional Executive School, we value innovation, creativity, and a strong work ethic. We believe that entrepreneurship is a mindset that can be developed and honed through education, practice, and mentorship.
We deliver that networking and mentorship are essential components of success in both entrepreneurship and the professional world. That’s why we provide our students with opportunities to connect with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and other professionals through networking events, guest speakers, and mentorship programs.We believe in equality and the right of education to all. SIM offers short-term Certificate courses as well as long term degrees that includes Bachelor, Master and Doctoral or DBA programs. We also offer Executive MBA and Global MBA. This organization is recognized by Government of India under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) scheme and registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and a few international accreditations are on the way.

Britatin International Academy partner school
Franklin International Business School (Nigeria)

Franklin International Business School (FIBS) was established in Oct. 2022, as a Registered education institution by Dr. Franklin Easter Dumbari, to address the growing need of Superior high Quality Post-graduate studies in the Field of management science.

The aim of FIBS encompasses the training of corporate executives, senior managers, career professionals, Entrepreneurs, and also aspiring organizational managers in private and public sector to become greater managers for their respective organizations, through quality and advanced business and management education.

FIBS is been established to extend the frontiers of excellence, creativity and innovativeness to prepare scholars and managers with adequate theoretical and practical competences for meeting the immediate and future need of business organization, industries and SME’s in an ever increasing competitive global economy.

FIBS maintains a strong industry focus in its academic and administrative operations, in a bid to bridge the competency gap required to produce creative, innovative and flexible workforce for organizations in modern dynamic working environment.

In Switzerland, the Swiss educational system is composed of Public and Private Institutions. It is important to highlight that normally, only Swiss public universities are recognized by the state.
Academic recognition is the recognition of a foreign qualification for the purpose of further studies. The need for academic recognition may arise when a person having a qualification from their home country seeks admission to a further stage of studies in a foreign country or seeks admission to further studies in the home country after completion of the previous stage or a period of study abroad. In principle, academic recognition is sought only for admission to further studies and in the majority of national systems is directly made by higher education institutions. Those institutions can define their own admission requirements according to the National Higher Education system established in their home country.
Private business schools, on the other hand, offer small classes and are not government-subsidized. They can show evidence of their quality assurance in education by gaining certification from such bodies as ASIC, QAHE, IACBE or other international accreditation agencies.
Faculty at private business schools usually work on a part-time basis, combining teaching with industry work. They are fully aware of the latest trends in their sector and teach it both in theory and in practice.
The teaching methodology is much more hands-on, interactive, and practical. This category of professors ultimately train students to be better prepared and offer insight into real-world markets. As a result, credible private schools venture overseas to gain programmatic accreditation and look for external supervision and global benchmarking.
Our organization is classed as a Business School, distinguishing its status from that of a standard university. As such, Swiss School of Business Research is not beholden to regulations imposed by the Swiss Higher Education Act (HEdA) and not listed on Swissuniversities’ list of accredited higher education institutions therefore the School is free to provide higher education and confer private degrees, from bachelor’s to doctorate levels as it sees fit.

Validity of degrees issued by private institutions in Switzerland

“Validity of degrees issued by private institutions in Switzerland
While higher education in Switzerland is primarily dispensed by public institutions, there are also many private ones. In Switzerland no prior authorisation is required in order to offer higher education courses, organise examinations or issue private degrees. In certain cases, however, the federal or cantonal authorities, depending on their respective area of authority, will supervise private institutions and/or authorise them to offer courses and issue degrees.
Private institutions based in Switzerland that are not accredited under the HEdA may only issue private degrees. Such degrees:
– may be used by the holder to carry out an unregulated profession; appreciation of the value of private degrees is left up to employers.
Generally speaking, there are no international agreements protecting the value of private degrees; in all cases, it is up to the national authorities in the host country to decide whether to recognise foreign qualifications. Private institutions are able to legitimately carry out their activities in Switzerland by virtue of the principle of economic freedom.*
SSBR is authorised by the Canton of Zurich for the provision of quality standards in adult education so the lessons comply with the cantonal regulations.
The Canton of Zurich authorizes SSBR to issue bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees.

* From the State Secretariat for Education and Research SER Directorate
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