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Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality or Hospitality & Events Management

SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
136,600 CHF (In total:136,600 CHF)
Start dates
Montreux
07 September 2020  (English)
09 November 2020  (English)
01 February 2021  (English)
06 September 2021  (English)
08 November 2021  (English)

Program description

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality or Hospitality & Events Management

Students enrolled in the Bachelor Program at Swiss Hotel Management School will have an option to specialise in International Hospitality Management or in International Hospitality and Events Management and will receive a British Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Derby, UK along with a Swiss degree from SHMS.

Courses follow a 3-Pillar Strategy focusing on global trends, business strategy and operational leadership. All students following the undergraduate Program will complete the first two years of their studies at our Caux campus, covering the areas of Food and Beverage Management and Rooms Division Management. They will go on to our Leysin campus for their third year to complete their Specialisation modules.

Two industry internships allow for the practical application of students’ education as well as the perfect opportunity to grow their professional network.

Admission requirements

Target Audience

High School graduates

Admission requirements

completed secondary education (High School Diploma, A-Level, IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Abitur, equivalent), English IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL ibt 55


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Program content

Year 1

Food and Beverage Management

Semester 1

  • Food & Beverage Production and Service Theory
  • Food & Beverage Service Practice
  • Food & Beverage Production Practice
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Food & Beverage Experience & Interior Design
  • Wine & Bar
  • Hospitality Studies 
  • Accounting Principles
  • Academic Communications and Web Design
  • Personal Development
  • The Arts of Employability
  • Language (French or German) 

Internship

  • Practical Experience

Year 2

Rooms Division Management

Semester 2

  • Management Principles
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Business Communication
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Front Office Management and Concierge Services
  • Hotel Information Systems
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Events Management
  • Language (French, German or Spanish) 

Hospitality Management Pathway Electives:

Leads to Hospitality or Hospitality & Events pathways

  • Event Operations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Internship

  • Practical Experience

Year 3

Swiss Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management

Semester 3

  • Strategies for Yield Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management for the Service Industry
  • Independent Research Project
  • Managerial Accounting
  • MICE Markets and Logistics
  • Management Projects
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Facilities Design and Management
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Professional Career Development
  • French, German, Spanish or Mandarin

Year 3

Swiss Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Events Management

Semester 3

  • Strategies for Yield Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management for the Service Industry
  • Independent Research Project
  • Managerial Accounting
  • MICE Markets and Logistics for Events
  • Management Projects
  • Event Project Planning
  • Event Project Organisation
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Professional Career Development
  • French, German, Spanish or Mandarin

Year 3

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hospitality Management

Semester 4

  • Global Trends
    • Contemporary Trends
    • Food and Beverage Development
  • Business Strategy
    • Strategic Management
    • Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Strategy
  • Operational Leadership
    • Digital Marketing
    • Leadership across Cultures
    • International Resort and Spa Management

Independent StudyDissertation / Independent Study (6 weeks)

For the period of their dissertation, students can choose between distance or on-campus learning. In both cases strong support and supervision is provided.

Year 3

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hospitality and Events Management

Semester 4

  • Global Trends
    • Contemporary Trends
    • Sustainable Events Management
  • Business Strategy
    • Strategic Management
    • Public Relations and E-Marketing for Hospitality and Events
  • Operational Leadership
    • Digital Marketing
    • Leadership across Cultures
    • International Resort and Spa Management
    • Independent Study

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for local/EU students is 136600 CHF. The price for International/Non-EU students is 136600 CHF

Scholarships & funding

Limited scholarships are available every year on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, please visit the university website

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SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School

Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

Housed in historical former Swiss Palace hotels, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) is focused on “Learning By Doing,” offering a world-class hotel management education based on the heritage of Swiss hospitality traditions. With an emphasis on applied Swiss hospitality expertise...


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Why study at SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School

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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.

Contact info

SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School

Caux-Palace
1824 Caux-Montreux
Switzerland

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