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Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

Key facts

  • Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) was founded in 1992, with the campus in Les Paccots, Switzerland.
  • SHMS moved to Caux Palace in 1994.
  • SHMS opened the Leysin campus in 2004.
  • IHTTI is merged into the SHMS curriculum in 2021.

More about SHMS 

  • 2nd best hotel management school in the world (QS Rankings, 2024)
  • 3rd best hotel management school for employer reputation (QS Rankings, 2024)

Read more about the 2024 QS Rankings 

Accreditations and Certifications
  • Partnered with the University of Derby, UK
  • EduQua
  • The only Apple Distinguished hospitality school in Switzerland

More about SHMS Accreditations and Certifications

  • Four accredited degrees (From Swiss Hotel Management School and the University of Derby):
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Master of Arts
    • Master of Science
    • Master of Arts online
  • Postgraduate program
  • Hospitality Foundation Programs, including English Foundation and Immersion Foundation
  • Masterclasses in mixology, wedding planning, public speaking, and more

More about the programs at SHMS

  • An Apple Distinguished School since 2017
  • Academic modules include Artificial Intelligence and Hospitality Robots

More about technology in hospitality education

  • An international, multicultural community of over 100 nationalities on campus
  • Students must be at least 17 years old to attend
  • 97% of students have job offers by graduation
Industry Connections
  • Partnership with Dorchester Collection Academy
  • Partnership with Ginox Swiss Kitchen

More about SHMS Partnerships

  • Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase, Phoebe Casetta
  • Managing Director at Canaves Oia, Markos Chaidemenos
  • General Manager of Radisson Collection Hotels, Tallinn, Kaido Ojaperv
  • Director of Sales and Marketing at Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino, Sean Young Shim

More about SHMS alumni

  • TEDxSHMS every May
  • Charity gala every January
  • World of Hospitality
  • Montreux UNESCO designation celebration

Read the latest news at SHMS 

  • Sustainable Hospitality Challenge
  • World Tourism Organization Student Competition
  • Young Hoteliers Summit
  • WorldSkills Competition
  • L’Oreal Brainstorm
  • MIXIP Bar Talent Competition


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