César Ritz Colleges Switzerland (CRCS)
César Ritz Colleges Switzerland draws from nearly 40 years experience and the ethos of pioneering Swiss hotelier César Ritz to offer students a multi-campus learning experience, focused on entrepreneurship and business management. We value innovation and risk-taking, multicultural awareness, and a caring approach to the personal development of our students. We are proud of our worldwide network of hospitality employers and alumni. Our graduates go on to become successful professionals and industry leaders who exceed customer expectations through their persistent dedication to excellence.
We are proud to carry on the legacy of legendary entrepreneur César Ritz. With hard work, innovation, and a touch of class, he accomplished a successful career in the hospitality industry and pioneered the world’s first luxury hotels. His tradition of excellence and service set the standards for hotels and restaurants throughout the world.
Students benefit from a learning environment steeped in this rich heritage, with a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Their studies lead them to develop a fully elaborated, realistic business plan that is ready to be implemented after graduation. Close partnerships with global industry leaders enable graduates to confidently implement their strategies.
Bachelor's students specialise in hospitality and entrepreneurship, and their bachelor's degree in partnership with Washington State University, USA, leads them to develop a fully elaborated, realistic business plan for a successful début in the hospitality industry and beyond.
For graduate students, the master's degree in partnership with the University of Derby, UK, provides a contemporary curriculum that prepares graduates to launch and maintain a sustainable and profitable business within a challenging global environment. The degree is awarded upon submission of a business plan/dissertation.
César Ritz College is also the only regional establishment to provide official accreditation from the world-renowned Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
7TH IN THE WORLD FOR HOSPITALITY & LEISURE MANAGEMENT STUDIES
QS Rankings (2021)
Le Bouveret campus
Our Le Bouveret campus is home to some of our bachelor's program students. It is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva, just a five-minute drive to neighboring France and close to the vibrant towns of Montreux and Lausanne. Le Bouveret offers students access to beaches on the shores of Lake Geneva and easy access to popular mountain resorts.
Masters students, alongside final year bachelors students, live and study at our Brigcampus, the largest German-speaking town in the Valais region. The campus is located within a one-hour drive from the famous ski resorts of Saas-Fee and Zermatt, offering a variety of winter sports.
Le Bouveret Campus
Le Bouveret Campus is set on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, an hour’s drive from Geneva Airport and five minutes away from the French border. In the summer months, you can cool down with a swim in the lake, enjoy a different view of the village on a stand-up paddleboard, go on a boat ride, or hop on a steamer to tour nearby cities. You can visit the International Olympic Museum in Lausanne and attend the renowned jazz festival in Montreux. In winter months, put on your ski boots and head to the prestigious and picturesque ski resorts of Gstaad and Verbier.
With its lovely old town and cobble-stoned streets, Brig is nestled in the sunny Rhône Valley at the foot of the Alps and only a short train ride away from the famous Matterhorn. Brig is a perfect starting point for excursions to mountain resorts Zermatt or Saas-Fee and is home to one of Switzerland’s largest open-air thermal baths.
A Shared Campus
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland shares its campuses in Le Bouveret and Brig with César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, a partner school under the umbrella of Swiss Education Group. In the same way César Ritz was able to partner and excel with the French Chef Auguste Escoffier, students have regular opportunities to organise events and develop their hospitality skills alongside future entrepreneurs. This prepares students for their future employment where they would be required to work in cross-functional teams.
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