Lausanne, September 2014

The EMBA's graduation ceremony was held on 2nd September 2014 on the EHL campus.

The 18 graduates of the “Executive Masters in Hospitality Administration" received their diplomas and various prestigious academic awards during the evening event.

This intense 12-month EMBA program is taught in English and is intended for students wishing to enter the hotel and catering sectors and for those with experience in the hospitality business who wish to advance their careers.

The program provides solid competences in finance and management, with a strong focus on the hotel and hospitality sectors, allowing candidates to convert their projects into profitable ventures.

This EMBA program at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is accredited in Switzerland by the OAQ, the accreditation and quality insurance organism of the Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts of Switzerland (HES). EHL's institutional accreditation also warrants the excellence of this exceptional program.

The quality of the curriculum and its double accreditation allow students to pursue their studies in order to obtain a PhD in many countries.
 
The highly international class included 17 nationalities, and a truly multicultural group.

    Major of promotion: Mr. Julien ROSSIER (Switzerland)
    2nd top student: Mrs. Heleri RANDE (Estonia)
    3rd top student: Mr. Richard HOOPER (South Africa and Great Britain)
    Best grade in finance: Mr. Julien ROSSIER (Switzerland)
    Best Capstone project : Mrs. Heleri RANDE (Estonia)
    EHL Spirit Arward: Mr. Adrien MAUBOURGUET (France)

Introduced in 2000, the EHL Spirit Award rewards students who, during their studies at EHL, devote a particularly high proportion of their time and energy to the good of the School and its students. Its special feature is that the students themselves elect one of their classmates to receive the award.  A Baume & Mercier watch is presented to the laureate by Mr. Alain Zimmermann, CEO, and Ms. Valerie de Corte, Alumni Network Director, presents the student with a lifetime membership for the alumni network.

The prizes for the graduates of the 2014 Executive MBA in Hospitality Administration were offered by Baume & Mercier, Hotela, FRHI Hotels & Resorts (Swissôtel), Hyatt International, CitizenM, Jumeirah Group, Edmond de Rothschild Suisse and the EHL Alumni Network.

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