Bachelor of Hospitality Management

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Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality Management

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


Next intake

September 5, 2022


3 years


Caux & Leysin



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 a:

Bachelor (in chosen specialization) from Swiss Hotel Management School

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


4 semesters of study, 3 specializations, combined with 2 professional worldwide internships

Year 1


Master the tools of service and food & beverage management.

Semester 1

Food & Beverage Management

  • Beverage Studies
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Events
  • Introduction to Service and Kitchen Theory
  • Service and Kitchen Practice
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Hospitality Design I
  • Accounting I
  • Business and Academic Communications I
  • Art of Employability I
  • Language I (French or German)


Worldwide internship (4-6 months)

Year 2


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

Semester 2

Rooms Division Management

  • Yield and Revenue Optimization
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality Design II
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Accounting II
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Event Concept Design
  • Business and Academic Communications II
  • Art of Employability II
  • Language II (French or German)


Worldwide internship (4-6 months)

Year 3


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.

Semester 3

  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Human Resources and Leadership
  • Marketing and Branding Management
  • Accounting III
  • Project Management
  • Research and Reporting
  • Chosen specialization (see below)

Semester 4

  • Contemporary Trends
  • Strategic Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • International Resort & Spa Management
  • Chosen specialization (see below)

Independent study (six weeks)

Digital portfolio project

  • Project presentation (hotel business plan, company event or hotel design)
  • Digital CV – banquet, digital marketing projects, etc.
  • Reflective iBook   final chapter of critical reflection


Semesters 3+4

Hospitality Management

  • AI and Digital Innovation
  • MICE and Logistics
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Ethics, Sustainability, and Business Culture
  • Food and Beverage Development
  • People and Intercultural Strategies

Semesters 3+4

Events Management

  • MICE and Logistics
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Event Experience Creation
  • Event Experience Management
  • Sustainable Events Management
  • Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Events

Semesters 3+4

Design Management

  • Digital Design and Visual Technology
  • Hospitality Design III
  • Food and Beverage Outlet Design
  • AutoCAD
  • Innovation in Design and Technology
  • Retail Management of Luxury Brands

A stamp of approval

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.

September 05, 2022

February 06, 2023

September 04, 2023

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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