Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM)
Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM) blends renowned Swiss hospitality practices with contemporary American business expertise. The business skills students acquire at Hotel Institute Montreux give them access to an international career and the agility to move from one industry to another.
Specializations in Financial Analysis and Wealth Management, Human Capital and Development, Management for the Senior Living Industry, Franchise Business Management, and Luxury Brand Management are offered in close partnership with prominent global industry leaders in business and management and give students insights into the international business world. The academic degree from partner university, Northwood University, USA rounds off our graduates’ business management skills, making them highly sought after for careers in the hospitality sector and beyond.
The bachelor’s program has a strong business orientation and is endorsed by leading companies in their field. Students specialize in hospitality management and business administration and earn both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management (with specialization) from Hotel Institute Montreux and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from Northwood University.
At HIM, learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom. A dynamic approach to education blends both research-based and hands-on learning, where students have the opportunity to develop their business skills through masterclasses, visits to local businesses, and real-life projects.
HIM - Hotel Institute Montreux is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
6th in the World for Hospitality & Leisure Management Studies
QS Rankings (2021)
Hotel Institute Montreux is located in the heart of Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva with the Alps providing a spectacular backdrop. The campus is a 3-minute walk from Lake Geneva and the train station, providing easy access to a variety of activities. An hour from Geneva airport allows for easy travel to European hotspots at the weekends.
The school is comprised of several buildings within walking distance. All buildings have been renovated and equipped to provide state-of-the-art accommodation and modern learning facilities. Hotel Europe hosts the main classrooms and most of the faculty offices.
Montreux is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Switzerland, the Swiss Riviera nestled between Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. Known for its Mediterranean-style microclimate and visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, Montreux hosts major events year-round, including the famous Montreux Jazz Festival, the Montreux Volleyball Masters, and the Christmas Market.
Only an hour away from the international Geneva airport, the central location of Hotel Institute Montreux makes student life very convenient. The train station, post office, shopping centers, coffee shops, and restaurants, as well as the famous Quai des Fleurs on Lake Geneva, are all within a five-minute walk. The lake is a pleasant place to go for a stroll, or during the warmer months, a swim in its clear waters.
The school is housed in three buildings within walking distance of each other: Hotel Europe, Leman Residence, and The Freddie Mercury. The buildings have been renovated to provide state-of-the-art accommodation and modern learning facilities. During the summer months, you can enjoy the gardens in front of the Hotel Europe building. The ‘Panorama Terrace’ of Hotel Europe offers a great place to relax in the evening and enjoy the sunset over the lake.
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