University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO)

Since 1998, EHL has been associated by convention to the HES-SO, the largest of the eight Universities of Applied Science (UAS) in Switzerland. This association allows EHL to offer the only UAS hospitality programs in Western Switzerland. It also ensures their national and international excellence and the official recognition of our degrees.

Our HES-SO portfolio includes the following courses :  The Bachelor of Science HES-SO in International Hospitality Management, the Executive MBA, the Master in Global Hospitality Business, and the Master in Wine and Hospitality.


New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), USA

EHL is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).


AACSB, Worldwide

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide.

With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact on business education. EHL has been a member of AACSB since 2016, accredited since 2024.


EFMD, Europe

EHL is a full member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) since June 2016. EFMD is an international not-for-profit membership organization founded in Belgium in 1972.

With over 800 industry and academic members, EFMD is "acting as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management worldwide".

The network therefore represents a unique opportunity for institutions of higher education to further develop collaborations and to get insight from leading companies, in order to ensure that academic programs stay attuned to the realities of the global economy.



EHL is a member of HotellerieSuisse, the Swiss Hotel Association founded in 1882, whose member companies represent two thirds of the Swiss bed supply. HotellerieSuisse's Director and Vice-President are members of EHL's Board of Trustees.


Accreditations and Memberships for EHL Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality

Our Professional school, the EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (EHL SSTH) is located at EHL Campus Passugg