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César Ritz Colleges Switzerland (CRCS)

With an experience of over 30 years, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland offers Bachelor and Master degrees with a primary focus on hospitality, and multiple intakes throughout the year.
The programmes are inspired by the philosophy of César Ritz, founder of the famous Ritz hotels, and recognised as the pioneer of luxury hotels.

With hard work, innovation, flair, and a touch of class, César Ritz accomplished an unprecedented career in the hospitality industry and rose to legendary status. It is his tradition of luxury, excellence, and service that has set the standards for hotels and restaurants throughout the world.

Bachelor students specialise in hospitality and entrepreneurship, and their Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management degree (in partnership with Washington State University, USA) leads them to develop a fully elaborated, realistic business plan for a successful debut in the hospitality industry.

For graduate students, the Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry, 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. The Master of Arts degree is accredited by the University of Derby, UK.

The brand-new Certificate in Wine Business Management offers a broad range of courses, including wine entrepreneurship and sustainable sourcing. The course is comprised of six modules, each spanning over two weeks. César Ritz Colleges is the only regional establishment to provide official accreditation from the world-renowned Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

Additionally, close industry partnerships with global industry leaders, including the Ritz Paris and Switzerland Tourism, offer their guidance and experience to all students.

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is comprised of three campuses: in the historic centre of Lucerne, at the lakeside in Le Bouveret, and nestled in the mountains in Brig. Bachelor students can choose between Le Bouveret and Lucerne for their first two years, before going to Brig for their final year. Master students are based full-time at the Brig campus.


Bachelor's degree
Tourism & Hospitality Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management On campus 8 semesters Le Bouveret
Master's degree
Tourism & Hospitality
MA in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry On campus 1 year Brig
Graduate diploma / certificate
Tourism & Hospitality
Wine & Beverage
Certificate in Wine Business Management On campus 2 weeks Brig
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Switzerland ranked #2 study abroad country

Switzerland has been ranked the #2 study abroad country in Europe (and #4 in the world) for 2020! If you want to experience the beauty of the Swiss Alps, explore beautiful towns, and sample world-renowned cuisine, Switzerland is a great study abroad option.


Le Bouveret campus

Our Le Bouveret campus is home to some of our Bachelor programme students. It is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva, just a five-minute drive to neighbouring 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.

Lucerne campus

Our Lucerne campus, located in Lucerne city, the number one tourism destination of Switzerland, is together with the Brig campus the only two campuses of Swiss Education Group in the German-speaking part of the country. This campus also houses our Bachelor students, who enjoy a vast array of water sports on Lake Lucerne in the summer and trips to numerous ski resorts in the Swiss Alps in winter.

Brig campus

Master students, alongside final year Bachelor students, live and study at our Brig Campus, 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.


Brig campus

Accommodation is provided on campus so that students can fully enjoy their college experience living side-by-side with students of different backgrounds and nationalities. For Bachelor students, modern and comfortable double rooms are included in the fees while students on the Brig campus enjoy the privacy of single rooms. Other room options are available at an additional charge.


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Based on 2 reviews

César Ritz Colleges is one of the finest Hotel Management schools in Switzerland. The program is a perfect combination of theory and practice where students get to do two paid internships in Switzerland or abroad. The highly qualified professors, modern facilities and authentic Swiss Education provided me with exactly what I was looking for in a...
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Svetoslav Panev
Excellent hospitality university giving you opportunity for International career. Totally recommend Cesar Ritz's programs.


CRCS - Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Route Cantonale 51
CH-1897 Le Bouveret

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