Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management

EHL Hospitality Business School
4 years
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Bachelor's degree
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Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management

About this program

Bachelor in International Hospitality Management

Our Bachelor in Hospitality will prepare you to lead and launch businesses using a dual-excellence approach that develops the perfect balance of hospitality know-how and soft skills, combined with management expertise and academic rigor, which you gain by learning from leading experts in academia and industry practice. It is an ideal choice if you are seeking a business degree foundation with the added excitement of hospitality know-how and internships.

Course Highlights

  • Global study options in Switzerland and Singapore
  • Practical training to manage businesses from the ground-up
  • Michelin-star experiences with award-winning chefs
  • Dual excellence in academic and industry practice taught by experts
  • Extra-curricular activities and committees to develop leadership and creativity
  • R&D workshop and a chance to intern in your own start-up company
  • Two internships and a business project for a head start in your career

Admission requirements

We look for candidates who have outstanding academic and linguistic potential, as well as the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a high-status hospitality management career. Here are a few of the qualities we seek:

  • Academic aptitude for critical thinking & creativity
  • Interpersonal skills for management and leadership roles
  • Motivation and service mindset
  • International outlook and language skills

For more information about admisson requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

Preparatory Year - Immersion

Your first year at EHL will have you learning in ways you never imagined as you take a running leap into the world of hospitality, including the privilege of practicing in a Michelin-starred restaurant under the direction of industry-awarded chefs and instructors.

Preparatory Year is delivered on Campus Lausanne in Switzerland, regardless of whether you choose to study in Singapore or Switzerland for the rest of the program. Preparatory Year features:

  • 6-months of hands-on training to develop hospitality know-how
  • 20 workshops covering every aspect of hotel and restaurant operations
  • Expert professional teachers with industry-acclaimed backgrounds
  • 6-month internship in a hospitality company of your choosing

Year 1 - Foundation

In the first year of the BSC (after Preparatory Year), you will begin setting the foundation for your management career, learning the tools of the hospitality trade and the technology and terminology of the industry for key hospitality departments and functions.

Semester 1:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Food & Beverage Cost Control
  • Microeconomics
  • Foundations of Hospitality Marketing
  • Management Information System Tools/Spreadsheets
  • Human Behavior & Performance in the Workplace
  • Business Communication
  • Foreign Languages

Semester 2:

  • Operational Marketing in the Hospitality Industry
  • Service Quality & Design
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Topics in Financial Analysis
  • Academic Writing
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Foreign Languages

Year 2 - Application

In the second year, you will take a challenging academic approach to hospitality management theory guided by advanced academic practitioners, applying research to generate robust business and entrepreneurship plans. The academic semester is followed by a management internship, during which you take on a supervisory role or you can even be an intern in your own hospitality start-up company.

Semester 3:

  • Revenue Management
  • Talent Management Systems
  • Legal Awareness
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Customer Information & Distribution
  • Channel Management
  • International Services Marketing
  • Foreign Languages

Semester 4:

This internship offers you the possibility to take on greater responsibilities and apply the administrative and management concepts you have learned in class to real world hospitality projects, teams and departments.

Year 3 - Integration

In the final year, you will apply the knowledge and skills you have gained to become a business strategist and consultant. You will have the chance to choose from our industry-designed electives and tailor make your areas of expertise.

You will choose between an individual applied research project and a student consulting project ("Student Business Project") which is a consulting mandate for a real external client, where you will work in a group to solve a real-world business challenge for an industry partner.

Semester 5:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Project Management
  • Market Research

Semester 6 - A tailor-made specialization:

During your final semester, you can choose three elective courses depending on your interest and career aspirations, so you can tailor make your skills sets depending on where you hope to go after graduation.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information.


Tuition fee for EHL Lausanne 2023/2024: CHF119,040



Bachelor of Science HES-SO in International Hospitality Management


NECHE (USA) & The Swiss Accreditation Council (Through its association by convention to the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

Career paths

After completing the Swiss Professional Degree, delivered by EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality on EHL Campus Passugg, you can complete EHL's Bachelor’s degree by studying for three additional semesters.

The courses will focus on international business strategy and development, with the two first semesters taking place on EHL Campus Passugg, and the final semester on EHL Campus Lausanne.

There is also the option for semester exchanges with the Singapore campus for select students.

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World’s Leading Hospitality Business School

Founded in 1893 as Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, EHL Hospitality Business School is recognized as the best university of hospitality management in the world, and it boasts a 96% employment rate among recent graduates. EHL Hospitality Business School delivers Swiss-quality...

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EHL Hospitality Business School

Route de Bern 301
1000 Lausanne

Phone no: +41 21 785 11 11
Fax + 41 21 785 11 21

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