Candidate completing his application for the executive MBA in hospitality management degree at Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne

Application procedure for the Executive MBA program


    Before you submit a complete application, we would like to make sure that our Executive MBA in Hospitality Administration program is suited to your profile. 

    Please email us your curriculum vitae / resume so that we can give you some initial feedback to help you determine whether you should pursue EHL's executive MBA for hospitality professionals.


    Email your CV
  2. Language certificates
    If you are not a native English speaker, please take your English language test well in advance!  We must receive your results before the application deadline. EHL's institution code for the Test of English as a Foreign Language is 9090, and our admissions code is 02. We also accept International English Language Testing system results. 

    GMAT report
    You must submit an original GMAT report that includes verbal, quantitative, analytical writing and integrated reasoning scores. Make sure to indicate our school's name as "Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne", so your official test results will be sent directly to our school.

    Please note that we also accept GRE scores.

  3. Transcripts
    Official transcripts are required from all colleges, universities and professional schools you have attended and must include a comprehensive record of courses completed and grades awarded. 

    Certification of documents submitted
    All transcripts must be either originals or certified true copies of the original documents. No photocopies will be accepted unless they have been officially certified. This means that every photocopy must carry an official stamp and seal from your school or from the appropriate legal authority, such as an embassy, notary or mayoral office.

    Translation of credentials
    For all transcripts that are not in English, French, German or Italian, you must supply a certified translation into English or French together with the original. The translation should be accompanied by complete information on the school or college and an explanation of the grading scale.

    You must submit two letters of recommendation.

    Please ask your references to use the form below. Your references may provide you with the reference letter in a sealed envelope, signed on the back, for you to enclose with your admission file, or they may email their feedback directly to

    Please choose one of the following topics for your essay, so that we can learn more about you, your ambitions and your interests: 

    1. Which current trend in the hospitality industry fascinates you most? What role do you see yourself playing in this industry in the future?

    2. Choose an achievement and a failure from your professional or personal life and describe why you see each experience as such. What lessons did you learn from each?

    Your essay should be at least 500 words long. Please type your name on each page.

    Motivation letter

    If you are not a hospitality professional, please explain why you wish to switch into the hospitality field and how you believe EHL can help you achieve your goals.

    Your letter should be at least 300 words long. Please type your name on each page.

    A copy of your passport or ID card

    Your curriculum vitae / resume  


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