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Partnerships & Accreditations

Swiss Hotel Management School

Bringing the industry to the classroom

Students of Swiss Hotel Management School benefit from our established partnerships with hospitality industry leaders and accreditations from various academic bodies, including University of Derby for our Bachelor and Master of Science (MSc) degrees.

Professional Partnerships

Corinthia Hotels
Six Senses
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Our courses are designed for your future career success, which is why we work in close collaboration with several industry partners to provide our students with hands-on opportunities, visits and case studies.

Academic Partnerships

University of Derby

University of Derby

The Bachelor of Arts Honours degree and Master of Science (MSc) is awarded in academic partnership with the University of Derby, U.K. The University of Derby is a Top 50 UK university* and provides students with the best possible start in their careers through excellent teaching, delivered in cutting-edge facilities by staff who are experts in their field. 96% of University of Derby students are in work or further study within six months of completing their degree**.
*The Guardian University Guide 2017
**HESA 2016, graduating class over 2000

Apple Distinguished School
Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality

Apple Distinguished School

Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of leadership and educational excellence that demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology.


EduQua ensures the quality of educational institutions by setting minimum standards and supports quality improvements in its certified institutions.


The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) is an international accreditation organisation that is dedicated to the recognition, benchmarking, development and promotion of quality programmes in tourism, hospitality, events and culinary arts education, training and research.

Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality

The Master of International Business in Hotel, Resort & Wellness Management in Leysin is endorsed by the UK’s leading specialist professional awarding body,guaranteeing the highest standard of hospitality and tourism qualifications in the industry.


SHMS qualifies for Premium Membership in ICHRIE and EuroCHRIE.
The Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education is the leading international organisation that supports education and training for the world’s largest industry.

Industry Affiliations

Swiss Hotel Management School is also a member of the following associations:

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
  • International CHRIE – Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • EURO-CHRIE – European Chapter of Council of Hotel Restaurant & Institutional Educators
  • EUHOFA International – Association of hotel school directors and deans of hospitality colleges and universities
  • Institute of Hospitality, UK
  • Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS)
  • Swiss Private School Register
  • Lake Geneva Swiss Private Schools – AVDEP