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Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma: An overview

The postgraduate program is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree outside of the hospitality field looking to change careers or use it as a pathway in joining a Master’s program in the hospitality industry.​

Students who complete the Hotel Operations pathway benefit from a substantial number of weekly real-life, on-the-job experiences in the many outlets and simulation situations on campus. ​

The Hotel and Events Management pathway appeals to those seeking a more theory-driven approach. They typically already have some work experience in the field while lacking the pertinent undergraduate degree. 

The postgraduate program is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree outside of the hospitality field looking to change careers or use it as a pathway in joining a Master’s program in hospitality.

Semester 1 – Leysin campus

Mandatory industry experience (4-6 months)

International Hotel Operations Management
or
International Hotel & Events Management

Paid internship in Switzerland or
worldwide internship (local conditions apply)

Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel Operations Management
or
Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Management

  • Course Description
    • Semester 1
      • Food & Beverage Management
      • Wine & Bar Management
      • Front Office & Back Office Systems
      • Human Resource Management
      • Professional Career Development
      • Business Market Research
      • Rooms Division Management
      • Language (level elective)
    • Semester 2
      • Pathway 1: International Hotel Operations Management
        • Event & Banquet Management
        • Housekeeping Management
        • Service & Culinary Practice
      • Pathway 2: International Hotel & Events Management
        • Feasibility and Business Planning
        • Marketing Management for Hospitality
        • Events Management
  • Entry requirements
    • Bachelor degree in any discipline or at least 3 years work experience in any industry
    • 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 21 years
  • Dates
    • 6 September 2021
    • 6 February 2022
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