Courses in Hotel Management


Discover our academic programs

At Swiss Hotel Management School, we believe in the power of learning by doing to thoroughly prepare you for your future career. This means that real-life hospitality projects form an essential part of the curriculum, reinforcing what you learn in class and providing you with priceless opportunities to develop your professional and life skills. 


Bachelor of Arts

3 yearsFull time

Learn by doing, with this bachelor's program that will equip you with hospitality knowledge, practical experience, and managerial skills. 


Master of Arts

1 yearFull time

Draw from your previous study and work experience in another industry and dive into the world of hospitality. This one-year master’s program provides you with hands-on learning and a solid foundation in hotel business management theory.


Master of Science

1 yearFull time

Deepen your knowledge of hospitality with this intensive academic program, whether you are a recent hospitality graduate with a hunger for more or an established manager who wants to broaden your horizons.

MA Online

MA Exec (Online)


Scale up your skills with this online, accredited master’s program - perfect for active professionals.

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Postgraduate Diploma

1 YEARFull time

Shift gears into the field of hospitality with this diploma, ideal for someone looking to change careers or join one of our master’s program in hospitality. 

I chose Swiss Hotel Management School because it’s a school that sets you apart from typical universities. From the beginning, I loved the lectures and the people and felt completely at home.

Constanze Engelhardt

2019 graduate

Non-degree programs

Enroll in our English Foundation Program to make sure your English is up to standard before you start your degree. Step up your sommelier game and complement your hospitality degree with a WSET Wine Certificate. 

English Foundation Program

English Foundation Program

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Immersion Foundation Program

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Study Abroad

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WSET Wine Certificate


Stories from our community

Our small-community feel fosters strong bonds among students, and the incredible diversity of our student body and faculty – representing more than 60 nationalities – creates a dynamic intercultural environment. This diverse mix of cultures, personalities, and life experiences brings a unique flavor to the SHMS experience. This is our community and these are their stories.

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Find out more about our educational approach, curriculum, campus life, and what makes Swiss Hotel Management School uniquely suited for you.