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Bachelor of Arts: three pathways

Learn by doing

We believe in the power of learning by doing. That is why we offer practical, hands-on education across all aspects of our curriculum. Hone your skills by managing the various restaurants on campus or spa facilities, running events for real customers, or developing interior design concepts ready to be implemented in real-world situations.

The three-year program is awarded with a bachelor’s degree by the University of Derby, UK.

 

Year 1 – Caux campus

Semester 1

Mandatory industry experience

Common core: Food and Beverage Management

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)

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Year 2 – Caux campus

Semester 2

Mandatory Industry experience

Common core: Rooms Division Management

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)

Swiss Diploma in Hotel Operations Management

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Year 3 – Leysin campus

Semester 3

Semester 4

Dissertation / Integrated Business Project (6 weeks)

International Hospitality Management 

International Hospitality and Events ManagementInternational Hospitality and Design Management

Swiss Higher Diploma in chosen specialization

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in chosen pathway awarded by the University of Derby, UK

 

  • Course Description
    • Year 1
      Semester 1
      • Food & Beverage Production and Service Theory  
      • Food & Beverage Service Practice
      • Food & Beverage Production Practice
      • Food & Beverage Management
      • Food & Beverage Experience and Interior Design
      • Wine & Bar
      • Hospitality Studies 
      • Accounting Principles
      • Academic Communications
      • Personal Development
      • The Art of Employability
      • Language (French or German)
    • Internship
    • Year 2
      Semester 2
      • Managerial Communication
      • Financial Accounting  
      • Facilities and Interior Design II 
      • Housekeeping Management 
      • Front Office Management and Concierge Services
      • Hotel Information Systems 
      • Marketing and Branding
      • Event Management
      • Event Operations Management
      • Yield and Revenue Management
      • Language (French, German or Spanish)
    • Internship
    • Year 3
      Semester 3
      • Shared courses:
        • Human Resources and Leadership
        • Data Driven Decision Making
        • Marketing Management
        • Managerial Accounting
        • French, German, Spanish or Mandarin
      • Pathway 1: Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hospitality Management
        • AI and Digital Innovation
        • Management Projects
        • Corporate Social Responsibility
        • MICE Logistics for Events
        • Independent Research Project
        • Hospitality Economics
           
      • Pathway 2: Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hospitality and Events Management
        • Management Project for Events
        • MICE and Logistics for Events
        • Event Project Planning
        • Event Project Management
        • Hospitality Economics
        • Independent Research Project
           
      • Pathway 3: Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hospitality & Design Management
        • Digital Design and Visual Technology
        • Retail Management of Luxury Brands
        • Product and Brand Development
        • Interior Design III
        • AutoCAD
        • Food & Beverage Outlet design
    • Year 3 Semester 4
      • Pathway 1: Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hospitality Management
        • Food and Beverage Development
        • Human Resource Management and Business Strategy
        • Contemporary Trends
        • Strategic Management
        • Leadership Across Cultures
        • International Resort and Spa Management
        • Digital Marketing
      • Pathway 2: Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hospitality and Events Management
        • Sustainable Events Management
        • Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Events
        • Contemporary Trends
        • Strategic Management
        • Leadership Across Cultures
        • International Resort and Spa Management
        • Digital Marketing
      • Pathway 3: Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hospitality & Design Management
        • Human Resource Management and Business Strategy
        • Delivering Added Value
        • Project Management
        • Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship
        • Advanced Consumer Behaviour
        • Innovation in Technology and Design
      • Dissertation / Integrated Business Project
  • Entry requirements
    • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma**, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent)
    • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 or equivalent. If you don't have the required language level, you can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program. Please note that if you require a visa, Swiss authorities need to be provided with a valid TOEFL or IELTS score (not older than one year).
    • Recommended minimum age of 18 years*
  • Dates
    • 15 February 2021 - 18 June 2021
    • 6 September 2021 - 28 January 2022

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