Hospitality Management Courses: Your Degree

The Swiss Hotel Management School reputation for excellence is based on intensive hospitality management courses and curriculum founded on the traditions of Swiss hospitality and including internships in Switzerland or around the world.


The traditions of Swiss hospitality management began more than 100 years ago when the first palace hotels were built, catering to a new and exclusive clientele. One of the finest and most exclusive hotels was the Caux Palace, now home of the Swiss Hotel Management School, nestled in the mountains overlooking Montreux and Lake Geneva.

To graduate with a hospitality management degree students can choose from programmes in hotel operations, events, hospitality or resort and spa management, with an emphasis on practical skills. The hospitality management courses combine practical elements of hotel management with key management skills providing graduates with the best possible foundation for their future career.

An International Future With an Hospitality Degree

The goal of the Swiss Hotel Management School is to ensure an international approach to education. Hence, we create a multicultural classroom atmosphere. A hospitality management degree ensures an international awareness of the industry and the development of the ability to effectively communicate in the global hospitality environment.

At the Swiss Hotel Management School, the dedicated, professional team of hospitality experts teaches an exciting curriculum based on Swiss hospitality traditions and the principles of the famous Swiss Hospitality Touch.

Three-Pillar Strategy of the Hospitality Management Degree

At Bachelor level, courses follow a three-pillar strategy focusing on:

  • Global Trends
  • Business Strategy
  • Operational Leadership

A fourth and complementary pillar on Managerial Decision-Making is added at the level of the Master of Science to provide direction to the overall aims of the programme and subsequent modules. In the inspiring environment of its two campuses, the Swiss Hotel Management School trains its students to become true leaders in the ever-expanding hospitality industry.

Foreign Language Study

The ability to speak several languages is an important skill in the hospitality industry. The Swiss Hotel Management School offers the choice of French, German, Spanish or Mandarin classes. All hospitality programmes are taught in English.

Special Events

International Day at the Caux campus and World of Hospitality at the Leysin campus are signature events where students demonstrate the skills they have learned in the classroom. Industry guests, local residents and VIPs are invited to these spectacular events where students showcase local cuisine and entertainment from around the globe.

Paid Internships

Internships are an integral part of the programmes at the Swiss Hotel Management School, offering students an opportunity to gain real industry experience and to practise the expertise they have learned during their academic studies. The minimum gross monthly salary for an internship position in Switzerland is CHF 2,172.–

English Foundation Programme

Through the English Foundation Programme offered by the Swiss Education Group students can improve their English skills before starting their hospitality course.

All students receive an iPad Air 2 Wifi/16GB on arrival, which they will use throughout their studies and is theirs to keep after graduation. Swiss Hotel Management School is committed to using the latest technologies to aid students in their studies.

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University Partner

  • University of Derby

Supported by the hotel industry

  • Six Senses
  • Corinthia
  • InterContinental Malta
  • Old Edwards inn

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