Bachelor Program

Bachelor of Arts Specialized Pathways

Bachelor Program

A three-year degree in partnership with the University of Derby, with specialization in hospitality, events or design. Two internships and a multi-campus experience. 

 

Next intake

February 2022

Duration

3 years

Location

Caux & Leysin

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Learning by doing

  • Gain leading hospitality knowledge, practical experience, and managerial skills 
  • Equips you to excel in an international career in hospitality management and beyond 
  • Applied practical & academic learning, with two professional internships  
  • Refine your skills in a specialization that will make you stand out in the job market 
  • Graduate with:

Bachelor from Swiss Hotel Management School (in chosen specialization)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Derby (in chosen specialization)

Structure

4 semesters of study, combined with 2 professional worldwide internships

Specialization 1

International Hospitality Management

Specialization 2

International Hospitality and Events Management

Specialization 3

International Hospitality and Design Management

Specialization 1

International Hospitality Management

Specialization 2

International Hospitality and Events Management

Specialization 3

International Hospitality and Design Management

Year 1

Caux

Master the tools of service and food & beverage management.

Semester 1 - Food & Beverage Management

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

 

Internship

Switzerland or Worldwide (4-6 months)

Year 2

Caux

Master the use of hospitality administration tools for daily management tasks and learn the management principles for various departments.

Semester 2: Rooms Division Management

  • Facilities and Interior Design II
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Communication
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Front Office Management and Concierge Services
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Hotel Information Systems
  • Events Management
  • Events Operations Management
  • Yield and Revenue Management
  • Language (French, German or Spanish)

 

Internship

Switzerland or Worldwide (4-6 months)

Year 3

Leysin

During semesters 3 and 4, you will be able to focus on your specialization and finalize your studies with a dissertation, integrated business, or design project of 6 weeks.

International Hospitality Management

Semester 3

  • AI and Digital Innovation
  • Management Projects
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MICE and Logistics for Events
  • Independent Research Project
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Human Resources and Leadership
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Language (French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish)

International Hospitality and Events Management

Semester 3

  • Management Projects for Events
  • Event Project Planning
  • Event Project Organization
  • MICE and Logistics for Events
  • Independent Research Project
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Human Resources and Leadership
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Language (French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish)

International Hospitality and Design Management

Semester 3

  • Digital Design and Visual Technology
  • Retail Management of Luxury Brands
  • Product and Brand Development
  • Interior Design III
  • F&B Outlet Design
  • AutoCAD
  • Human Resources and Leadership
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Language (French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish)

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Semester 4

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

International Hospitality and Events Management

Semester 4

  • Sustainable Events Management
  • Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Events
  • Contemporary Trends
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership Across Cultures
  • International Resort and Spa Management
  • Digital Marketing

International Hospitality and Design Management

Semester 4

  • Human Resource Management and Business Strategy
  • Delivering Added Value
  • Project Management
  • Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Consumer Intelligence Management
  • Innovations in Technology and Design

Dissertation / Integrated Business Project or Design Project

For the period of independent study, you can choose between distance or on-campus learning. In both cases, strong support and supervision are provided.

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Next intakes

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

February 7, 2022

September 5, 2022

Requirements & Fees

  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma**, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent)
  • Recommended minimum age of 17 years old

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

  • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 or equivalent. If you don't have the required language level, you can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program. Please note that if you require a visa, Swiss authorities need to be provided with a valid TOEFL or IELTS score (not older than one year).
  • Advance Learning Program: Taking university level coursework requires that you meet the demands of lectures, seminars, and assignments.  If English is not your first language, you are required to complete a short screening test during the induction period.  If you do not meet the minimum level for your academic program, you will be required to participate in the Advance Learning Program which runs in parallel to your regular studies and supports your academic progression.  Students who benefit from this program will be charged an additional fee.

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