Postgraduate Diploma

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Postgraduate Diploma

Shift gears into the field of hospitality and build on your previous work experience or undergraduate degree.

Next intake

September 5, 2022


1 year




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 
  • World-class training outlets 
  • Graduate with a: 

Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel, Resort, and Spa Management from Swiss Hotel Management School


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

Program overview


Semester 1

  • Food & 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
  • Language (French or German) and Academic English Skills
  • Concept LAB -  Fine Dining and Spa


Semester 2

Worldwide internship (4-6 months)

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 05, 2022

February 06, 2023

September 04, 2023

Requirements & Fees

  • Completion of secondary education with at least 3 years of work experience, or recognized bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL IBT 55 or IELTS academic module 5.5. You can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program
  • 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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