Dual Degrees

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All Doctoral program at UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland make use of the traditional English style Master-in-Passing pathway. Master-in-Passing degrees recognize the work completed of a Doctoral candidate during their doctoral program that is otherwise equivalent in its own right to that of a Master level degree in the same subject domain. Master-in-Passing degrees are awarded at the time that the Doctoral Candidate successfully completes the equivalent work required of a master level program.

Master-in-Passing degrees are awarded based on the following:

  • Thesis-Based Programs: Once the Doctoral candidate authorized by their research supervisor has submitted the final draft of the first three chapters of the dissertation manuscript to the university the equivalent Master level degree is issued to the Candidate.
  • Course Based Programs: Once the Doctoral candidate has successfully completed the course-based portion of the their program the equivalent Master level degree is issued to the Candidate.

It is important to note that if a Doctoral candidate does not progress beyond the point of the Master degree equivalency and thus does not complete the Doctoral degree they will still retain the Master degree obtained through the Master-in-Passing pathway.