Postgraduate Diploma

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Postgraduate Diploma

Shift gears into the field of hospitality with this diploma, ideal for someone looking to change careers or join a master’s program in hospitality. Choose between specializations in hotel operations and events management.

Next intake

February 2022


1 years





Learning by doing

  • Ideal for students with an undergraduate degree looking to change careers 
  • Pathway to join our master's program 
  • Two specializations: Hotel Operations or Hotel & Events Management, both will set in motion your career 
  • Fast-track program for seasoned professionals 
  • Graduate with: 

Postgraduate Diploma from Swiss Hotel Management School (in chosen specialization)


This program offers 2 specializations specifically designed for students to continue their studies and directly apply to our Master of International Business program.

Specialization 1

International Hotel Operations Management

Specialization 2

International Hotel and Events Management

Specialization 1

International Hotel Operations Management

Specialization 2

International Hotel and Events Management

Year 1


International Hotel Operations Management

Semester 1

  • Event and Banquet Management
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Service and Culinary Practice


International Hotel and Events Management

Semester 1

  • Feasibility and Business Planning
  • Marketing Management for Hospitality
  • Events Management


Common Core

Semester 1

  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Front Office and Back Office Systems
  • Business Market Research
  • Human Resource Management
  • Professional Career Development
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Wine and Bar Management
  • Languages (French or German)



Switzerland or Worldwide (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.

February 7, 2022

September 5, 2022

Requirements & Fees

  • Completion of secondary education with at least 3 years of work experience


  • Recognized Bachelor degree in any discipline
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL IBT 55 or IELTS 5.5. You can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years

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.

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