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OUS, the first virtual business university in Switzerland
Published Sept. 19. Updated Sept. 19 at 12:20 pm
There are many schools that one can find including OUS business school. The premier school of Business studies, also business-oriented language courses as well as courses regarding academic business courses is popular and has a good reputation. The mentioned courses and its programs are accredited by European well known bodies and recommended by most business firms. The courses are open for application by all study levels. Surprising that OUS has been in this field for less than three years now? However its main director Dr. Habib Al Souleiman has been in this filed for 10 years, therefore OUS was able to achieve huge success in less than three years. OUS has a larger population of about 1209 students (as September 2016) compared to other business schools in Switzerland as it offers a high level of virtual teaching since 2013. OUS said students don’t need to worry if they have a tight schedule as the programs can be taken in full and part time. OUS offers Programs vary from 2 weeks (short Certificates) up to eight years (PhD).
As a member of the United Nation PRME which mentions that education must be offered based on The UN article 26, OUS Switzerland respects Human Rights and as a result, OUS offers its academic program based on the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education. In October 2015 OUS was accredited in by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges. OUS is regarded as the highest seal of accreditation. On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that ASIC is recognized agency in the UK and they are also members of the National Recognition Information Centre, NRIC, and Council for Higher Education Accreditation, CHEA USA, The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education as well as British Quality Foundation, BQF. Recently, OUS programs on Doctorates, Masters and Bachelor were accredited by ECBE, The European Council for Business Education which is as well on the list of Council for Higher Education Accreditation – CHEA USA and The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ENQA.
In the recent past, OUS Switzerland is the home computer experts as it was accredited by the British National Business and Computing Centre – NCC Education- for the best business as well as IT training incl. As a matter of fact in 1966, the British Government established the NCC which is also recognized by the Ofqual.gov.uk . OUS students can now apply for a dual award especially those who are interested in a second award. Well, this is possible at OUS Switzerland® as long as you are willing to pay for the difference. Recently OUS Signed an agreement with a state recognized university in Europe. All students will have a double award, for additional fee of 3000 USD, however OUS requested not to publish it now as it will be published officially end of 2016.
It will be senseless not to mention how OUS Management System operates. Here is a clue, the system is ISO 9001:2008 and was certified back in July, 2014. On the other hand, the ISO 29990:2010 is known as Education and Training provider. The ISO idea was recommended by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation for all the Swiss educational institutions. In the History of the Swiss distance Education, it is only OUS Switzerland that had a double certifications in ISO, find out more about it at: https://www.ous.edu.eu