Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)
Housed in former traditional Swiss Palace hotels, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) is focused on "Learning By Doing". Lavish banqueting halls, a grand theatre, design studios and multiple restaurants combined with courses validated by our UK partner, University of Derby, enables a fully encompassing hospitality operations education.
SHMS offers a classic hospitality and event management education, as well as unique pathways, such as Resort and Wellness Management, Hospitality Design Management, Hospitality Management, and Digital Value Creation. You will graduate ready to succeed in the competitive and rapidly-changing world of hospitality management. The programmes combine academic and applied management training, designed to meet the requirements of the hospitality industry and ensure that graduates have a high level of employability.
SHMS is the first hospitality school in the world, and the first institute of higher education in Switzerland, to receive the prestigious “Apple Distinguished School” recognition, awarded to centres of educational excellence that demonstrate innovative ways to use technology to support learning goals and inspire student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking, while cultivating environments in which students are excited and curious about learning.
SHMS is committed to experiential and situational learning, instilling in the students practical skills and digital competencies required by the hospitality industry.
SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
4th in the world for HOSPITALITY & LEISURE MANAGEMENT STUDIES
QS Rankings (2021)
Set in the hills overlooking Lake Geneva, the Caux campus is a short train ride from the lively city of Montreux with its shops, restaurants, and cosmopolitan lifestyle. As a historic building, the Caux Palace offers a unique environment in which to study, steeped in the heritage of Swiss hospitality traditions. Regularly renovated, the campus offers modern facilities and a learning environment equipped with the latest technology.
The Leysin campus is housed in two former hotels, the Mont-Blanc Palace and the Belvédère, linked by the SHMS Skytrain. Students will experience the magnificent surroundings that have earned Leysin a reputation as an international study location. As a well-known mountain resort, Leysin offers students a wide range of recreational and sporting activities. Students in Leysin have exclusive access to the spa, steam room, and sauna, which are open daily. Special prices are offered to students for beauty treatments, including massage, facial treatments, hair and nail styling.
Freddie Mercury Campus (Montreux)
Located at the edge of the Montreux train station the Freddie Mercury Campus is a 2 minute walk from Lake Geneva and only a 20-minute train ride to Caux Palace (train pass is included). Masters of Arts Students reside in this campus, its a hotel-style accommodation with a youthful vibe and a touch of "Rock'n Roll."
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