Master of Arts (Online)

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Master of Arts in Executive Hospitality Management (Online)

This online, accredited program is perfect for active professionals who want to scale up their skills. Choose the length and intensity of your studies with the Accelerated Track or Professional Track. You can connect from anywhere and at any time.

Next intake

11 September 2023


Up to 3 years




Flexible and self-paced

  • Complete 6 ten-week modules in as little as 18 months
  • Connect to a global network of professionals and seasoned leaders 
  • Develop your management and leadership skills
  • Graduate with an:

Master in Executive Hospitality Management from Swiss Hotel Management School

Master of Arts in Executive Hospitality Management from the University of Derby

The Online Executive Master allowed me to participate in open discussions with experienced people in the hospitality industry.

Constantinos Karapinna

Operations Manager, Kanika Hotels & Resorts


This program is taught online with an optional residential week in Switzerland.


Take 2 online modules at a time


Take 1 online module at a time

6 modules


Ten weeks per module, minimum four live sessions, reading materials, weekly discussion forums, quizzes, and final module project


  • Forecasting and Financial Decision Making 
  • AI Technology and Data Analysis
  • Digital Sales and Marketing Strategy
  • Quality Operations and Project Management
  • Strategies for Leadership and Corporate Culture
  • Experience Mapping and Design for Sustainability

Optional residency with graduation


Finish your studies with an optional residency on-campus in Leysin leading up to your graduation ceremony.


  • Company visits
  • Cultural and culinary experiences
  • Accommodation and meals on Leysin campus
  • Graduation and gala dinner in Switzerland

The program is designed in such a way that I can juggle work and studies at the same time.

Anna Soukup

Senior Director Quality Management, Sixt

Anna Soukup SHMS MIB

Course dates

*New students to the online Master of Arts program must take a mandatory Academic Foundation and Integrity course, which is scheduled one week before their intake module.

September 18, 2023

January 22, 2024

May 21, 2024

September 16, 2025

Requirements & fees

  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years
  • A postgraduate diploma from any Swiss Education Group school, or
  • A bachelor's degree (minimum 2.2) in hotel management with a minimum of 4 months work, or
  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline and minimum two years of work experience in the hospitality/tourism industry, or
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in a supervisory/managerial position in the hospitality/tourism industry, plus admission interview
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 67-74 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. To fulfill this requirement, you can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program (EFP).
Advance Learning Program
  • Taking university-level coursework requires that you meet the demands of lectures, seminars, and assignments. If English is not your first language, you are required to complete a short language assessment during the induction period. If you do not meet the minimum level for your academic program, you will be required to participate in the Advance Learning Program which runs in parallel to your regular studies and supports your academic progression. Students who benefit from this program will not be charged an additional fee.

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