As the world’s first hotel management school, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is renowned for preparing ambitious students for leading edge careers in the international hospitality industry. Our philosophy of learning, combining experience and discovery, leads to the mastery of the arts and science of hospitality management. The curriculum of this Executive MBA in Hospitality Management includes numerous industry visits, field trips, professional certifications and business challenges with CEO's, giving you unparalleled opportunities to immerse yourself in the industry and develop your network.

The Executive MBA in Hospitality Administration comprises 7 modules over an academic year of full-time study. The modules focus on diverse topics in order to ensure students are provided a challenging and dynamic journey.

This first modules of the Executive MBA in Hospitality Management gives you an overall picture of the hospitality industry today, focusing on its main driving forces, key industry figures, and present challenges. Experiential learning and business analysis are linked through a series of hands-on workshops and team building sessions. We introduce you to many different hospitality enterprises, to inspire your own hospitality concept and creative business solutions. You also work in a team to propose and develop a concept for a unique service experience which will be evaluated in terms of market attractiveness and potential financial success.

Consequent modules help you understand and analyze the financial performance of a hospitality operation: budgeting, cash flow and cost allocation. You learn how to evaluate assets and place a quantitative value on a business idea. You also learn how to prepare and edit financial data, which will allow you to make informed decisions and justify a project to investors. Your toolbox includes business mapping processes, decision theory and critical path analysis, models for market research, and advanced technological tools such as web analytics.

You will also study strategic management, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship, which will enable you acquire skills that will create value both for yourself and the company you work for.

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