Swiss Hotel Management School offers an elite education as the third-best hospitality school in the world

Swiss Hotel Management School offers an elite education as the third-best hospitality school in the world

Swiss Hotel Management School excels in the 2023 QS Rankings

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By Swiss Education Group

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Swiss Hotel Management School excels in the 2023 QS Rankings


2023 is an exciting year for Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS), as we have performed extremely well in the 2023 QS Rankings. We maintain our rank as the third-best hotel management school in the world, and second in Switzerland – a noteworthy achievement.

Again, we are very happy with this result. We will always continue to strive for improved excellence at SHMS - as that is part of our DNA.

"I would like to thank our world-class faculty (and students) who consistently help to nourish our culture of creativity, currency, and cooperation.  We are a traditional school who assist our students to learn the rules and work hard.  Once that is accomplished, we then allow our students to break the rules, or disrupt current practices, when they reach the upper levels of study. That is the SHMS way, and it holds them in good stead for our ever-changing world," says Dr. Dominic Szambowski, Dean of Swiss Hotel Management School.

"I am delighted that SHMS continues to be one of the top hospitality schools in the world,” enthuses Patrick Taffin, Assistant Dean of Swiss Hotel Management School Leysin campus. “Our team works hard to inspire our students to be the best business leaders in the hospitality industry, and our students can be very proud of being such accomplished young professionals. This outcome is a direct reflection of what the industry thinks of SHMS. Congratulations to all our students and staff alike!"

Claire Jollain, Assistant Dean, Swiss Hotel Management School, Caux campus, adds her enthusiasm with the SHMS results:

"This ranking is a community achievement: a community of students, alumni, lecturers, operations staff, recruiters, and academic partners. I am particularly proud of our second place for employer reputation. This demonstrates that the values of ‘Role Models, Inspiring Leaders, and Proud Hoteliers’ that we live up to on our campuses are recognized and appreciated by the Global Hospitality Industry."

We understand what we do, how we do it, and why we do it.

On the global education scene, Switzerland still distinguishes itself as the best country to study hospitality management, with seven of the top 10 school all found within the borders of one of Europe’s smallest countries. 


Why we are among the best hospitality schools

1. Our students are in high regard by their employers

The uniquely Swiss way of merging theory and practice produces very strong results for our students. Couple that with our impressive list of worldwide internships, and industry-leading partners, and we have arrived at the magic educational formula that unfailingly earns us top ranks among our competitors.

"The industry loves us,” adds a  professor. “Our students graduate industry-ready, as operational leaders ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. We hear time and time again from companies that we are their school of choice when it comes to recruiting new talent. Our students rise in the ranks very quickly because of their attitude, knowledge, and skill."


2. We’ve earned our strong academic reputation

We are extremely dedicated to the strong academic partnerships our school nurtures with the University of Derby, one of the top 30 universities in the UK, which guarantees the quality of our education delivery.


3. We constantly modify our approach to keep a fresh perspective

At Swiss Hotel Management School, several years ago we adopted an intentional approach to teaching, learning, and assessment with a goal of equipping our students with the skills needed for their 21st-century workplaces. For our continued efforts in innovative education and learning experience we earned recognition as an Apple Distinguished School.


4. We nurture a strong SHMS community

Maintaining our world-class QS ranking is the result of the dedication and ongoing support of everyone involved, from operations to academic staff, current students and alumni, and academic and industry partners. 

As one professor concludes,

Our degrees open the doors to so many business and managerial opportunities – so for our closely-knit, committed campus community, this ranking is viewed as a marvelous accolade. We are a special place!


Regarding the QS Rankings

The QS World University Rankings are designed to provide independent quality assurance to the millions of students, parents, academics, and policymakers who seek to ensure that their educational, career, and strategic choices are data-driven.

You can find the full rankings for 2023 on the QS Rankings website.
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By Swiss Education Group