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Master of International Business in Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

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Master of International Business: a 2-year overview

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Master's Degree

Specialist modules in resort and spa management provide students with key industry knowledge. The modules of ‘Resort Operations Management’ and ‘Spa Operations Management’, include hands-on shadowing in areas of operations management within Swiss Hotel Management School, ensuring students acquire the skills and competencies that will enhance their degree of employability.

Theory modules provide students with detailed insight into industry trends as well as public relations, e-commerce and cross-cultural communication. The modules ‘Developing International Business Leadership Skills’ and ‘Operations and Project Management’ allow students to apply these theories and strategies.

Semester 1 (5 months) - Leysin campus


Hotel Management or
Hotel Operations Management or
Events Management

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)

Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Management or
Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Operations Management or
Postgraduate Diploma in Events Management

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Semester 2 (5 months) - Leysin campus


Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)

Master of International Business in Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

Semester 1 (5 months)


Semester 2 (5 months)

  • Hotel, Resort and Spa Business Project
    • This capstone module enables students to create a comprehensive and detailed business plan. A successful Hospitality business idea is one that survives within the market environment into which it is introduced. The risk of failure causes serious financial and personal impact on the entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Hotel & Resort Operations Management
    • This module introduces the role, objectives and activities of operations management. Students familiarize themselves with the internal and external environment and then experience the creation of a strategy and the application thereof at the operations level through a simulation program. Students take the role of auditors in order to evaluate a hotel management team’s performance. On completing the module students should be able to recommend a complete operational and project management strategy for a given business context.
  • Spa & Wellness Management
    • The scope of this module is to develop students understanding of the global spa and wellness industry and to develop skills needed to operate effectively and efficiently a successful and profitable spa. Students will acquire management, leadership and interpersonal skills. And develop their abilities of creativity, strategic planning and critical thinking.
  • Financial Management
    • This module explores the comprehensive application of financial management for the spa industry for future spa managers and supervisors. It offers the opportunity to use various problem-solving methods to apply them to managerial situations tailored for the spa industry. Students analyze, quantify, and evaluate the “wellness” of specific spa businesses, and use these skills to set the course for greater financial success.
  • Hospitality Digital Marketing
    • This module aims to build knowledge on how to operate websites and social media to gain insights into customers needs, generate revenue, save costs and energize customers. Students will critically assess various digital and social media channels and tools for developing professional profiles, creating professional content, collaborating and engaging with an audience.
  • Spa Operations and Retail Management
    • In this core module students will operate and manage a diversity of spa outlets on campus. Based on their experience of managing and evaluating the operations in the spa, teams of students will apply their understanding gained in the environment of a real-time spa to assessments in other modules of the program, using Primary Research in the form of observation to justify their decision taking and arguments.
  • Current Trends in Hospitality
    • The question investigated in the module is: how is the Hospitality industry using the trend to add value, maximize revenue and increase profit? The purpose of this module therefore is to critically analyze current trends within the industry, in order to position the organization in the market with the most effect on profitability.
  • Managing Cultural Diversity
    • This module provides the future restaurant entrepreneur or F&B Manager with theories on cultural differences that enable them to analyze the effect culture has on businesses and encourages them to reflect on how cultural differences affect their own interaction and performance in a learning and working environment.
  • Developing Business Leadership Skills
    • This module will attempt to develop personal leadership effectiveness by practicing critical self-awareness, self-reflection, self-management, and time management. The development of skills for business leadership will require the creation of sensitivities to diversity in people and different situations and the ability to continue to learn through reflection on practice and experience.
  • Principles of Swiss Hospitality Excellence (SHE)
    • This professional development module aims to develop in our students the five SHE characteristics of immaculate precision, discreet discipline, practical innovation, dependable quality, and professional leadership. Students will critically reflect on their strength themes and how combined with the Swiss Hospitality Excellence Characteristics a career path can be planned.
  • Work Placement
    • The Work Placement Module provides a unique opportunity for students to gain much sought after work experience in the context of a recognized name brand in positions available to SEG graduates on a preferential basis. The work placement can become the stepping-stone for a further career with the brand, depending the student’s performance during the work placement, and thus potentially lead to developing a career within the organization.
  • Languages
    • Optional


Internship (4-6 months)

  • Practical Experience in Resort and Spa Management
    • This module enables students to consolidate the theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquired during the Master degree programme in a real-life work environment. It provides students with the opportunity to observe and appraise the interrelationship of theory and practice within a working environment.

      Paid internship in the hospitality industry in Switzerland or worldwide

      Minimum monthly gross salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,172.‒