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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 hospitality.

The Postgraduate Diploma program has been designed in such a way that, upon successful completion, students may progress directly to  the Master of International Business in Hotel, Resort & Wellness Management or the Master of Science in International Hospitality Management.

Semester 1 – Leysin campus

Mandatory industry experience (4-6 months)

International Hotel Operations Management
International Hotel & Events Management

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

Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel Operations Management
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
    • 9 November 2020 - 2 April 2021
    • 15 February 2021 - 18 June 2021
    • 6 September 2021 - 28 January 2022