Postgraduate Diploma

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Postgraduate Diploma

Build on your previous work experience in another discipline to shift gears into the field of hospitality. In just one year, gain key operational skills through organizing events on campus, managing a spa, or running a fine dining outlet.

Next intake

September 02, 2024






A foundation for your career

  • Ideal for students with an undergraduate degree looking to change careers
  • Pathway to join our master's program
  • Fast-track program for seasoned professionals
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Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel, Resort, and Spa Management from Swiss Hotel Management School


Gain valuable hospitality experience to enhance your CV and transition into hospitality. Secure strong professional skills, valuable industry connections, and firsthand knowledge of current industry standards.

This hospitality management postgraduate program offers access to all of our master's programs.

Program overview


Semester 1

  • Food and Beverage Management Principles
  • Front Office Management Principles
  • Finance and Yield Management Principles
  • Event Planning and Organization
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Market Research
  • Digital Sales and Marketing
  • Concept Lab - The Art of Service, Fundamentals of International Cuisine, and Spa and Guest Services
  • Language (French or German) and Academic English Skills


Semester 2

Worldwide internship (4-6 months)

You will not only gain work experience that you can include on your CV, but also strong professional skills, valuable industry connections, and first-hand knowledge of current industry standards.

The industry's school of choice

Our unique partnerships and internship opportunities open doors to some of the world’s top players. Get invaluable real-world experience, connect with people at the heart of the business, and learn from the greats–both in the classroom and in the workplace. The curriculum is informed by the industry and supports your employability and career development.

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Next intakes

We recommend you apply 3 months in advance before your desired start date. If you need a visa, please be sure to allow enough time between the application and the start of the intake as it can take up to 12 weeks to process.

September 02, 2024

February 03, 2025

September 08, 2025

Requirements & fees

  • Completion of secondary education with at least 3 years of work experience, or a recognized bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years
  • English language proficiency of IELTS academic module 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 46 or equivalent. If you don't meet the required english 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 language assessment 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 not be charged an additional fee.

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