Swiss Hotel Management School focuses on the heritage of Swiss hospitality traditions, combined with modern management techniques. Choose from a broad range of programmes in International Hotel Operations, Hospitality and Events, or Resort and Wellness Management.
AN INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT
Swiss Hotel Management School is housed in beautiful and historic former palace hotels. These traditional settings, which they share with IHTTI School of Hotel Management students, provide inspirational surroundings for students to concentrate on furthering their studies.
ROOTED IN TRADITION, DEVELOPED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
We offer an exciting range of programmes founded upon the internationally recognised Swiss hospitality traditions and focused on global trends, business strategy and operational leadership.
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN REAL LIFE SETTINGS
With operational facilities and frequent banquets and events, students have many opportunities to perfect their skills. Additionally, our Master of International Business in Hotel, Resort & Wellness Management has been developed with the support of our industry partners for in-depth expertise.
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES
The first two years share the same courses, with the third year varying depending on your chosen specialisation.
All students following the undergraduate programme will complete the first two years of their studies at our Caux campus, continuing on to our Leysin campus for their third year. With Swiss Hotel Management School sharing campuses with IHTTI School of Hotel Management, students have access to 3 clear pathway options.
Students on all pathways will have the opportunity to share certain classes, work on group projects and organise VIP banquets together.
Students entering the Postgraduate Programme typically hold an undergraduate degree in studies unrelated to the field of hospitality and wish to change their career path, drawn by the exciting career opportunities that the global hospitality industry has to offer. This course also acts as a pathway into the MIB in Hotel and Resort Management or the MSc in International Hospitality Management.
Swiss Hotel Management School is uniquely qualified to equip these students with the know-how required by the hospitality industry to become the most sought-after interns and employees. Students who complete the Hotel Operations pathway benefit from a substantial number of weekly real-life, on-the-job experiences in the many F&B outlets and simulation situations on campus. Practice plus theory are the key components of learning.
Students in the Hotel & Events Management pathway opt for a more theory-driven approach, as they typically already have some work experience and degrees. Sharing the same Core and Support Modules with their Operations colleagues, the focus of the pathway is on Events organisation, with a social and MICE event as the highlight of the semester.
Responding to the relevant drivers of change in today’s market, students analyse opportunities and threats and develop strategies pertaining to the global industry workforce, consumer behaviour, financial decision making and marketing. Equipped with sound business principles, students then design their own Food & Beverage business, social and MICE events and wellness-related promotional activities.
Through its wide range of real-life outlets, covering both Food & Beverage and Wellness, the SHMS Leysin campus provides unique opportunities to practice the much-coveted managerial skills and leadership styles.