Bachelor in Hospitality Management
Our Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management will teach you to run a hospitality business from the ground up: covering everything from operations, to key management tools, and business strategy and planning.
Two pathways to a bachelor’s degree in hospitality
The Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management offers a balanced curriculum that combines industry immersion with management theory and applied business projects, for well-rounded professionals and leaders.
The degree offers two pathways, academic and professional, offering you a choice of two different learning experiences and more or less internships. Both pathways include real-world business consultancy projects in the final semester on the Lausanne campus and deliver the same recognized hospitality business degree.
After a preparatory year and a complete overview of hospitality operations, this pathway will allow you to focus intensely on hospitality management theory and application.
Location: This pathway is set in the busy, business-like Lausanne campus, with the option to spend a semester in Passugg.
If you learn best in a dynamic university environment with group assignments inside and outside of the classroom, then this pathway is ideal for you.
This pathway offers a deeper immersion and broader overview of all the functions of the hospitality industry and more internship experience.
Location: This pathway begins in the cosy, hotel-resort setting of the Passugg campus, and it finishes with a final semester on the Lausanne campus.
If you are passionate about culinary arts, communication and hotel management and you wish to gain extensive work experience before graduation, then this pathway is the right one for you.
Bachelor in Hospitality Key Facts
Title: Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management
- 4 years for the Academic Pathway (including 1 year of work experience)
- 4 to 5.5* years for the Professional Pathway (including 2 years of work experience)
*duration depends on previously acquired work experience
- Lausanne, Switzerland for the Academic Pathway with a possibility to do transfer semester on another campus.
- Chur-Passugg, Switzerland for the Professional Pathway with a final semester in Lausanne.
Immersion in the World of Hospitality
Both pathways of the bachelor program will give you a strong foundation of hospitality expertise and experience. The program begins with practical classes in hotel and restaurant operations followed by an internship that allows you to build experience in a real-world hospitality environment and discover your strengths.
Benefits of a Hospitality Management Degree
As a student on the bachelor’s degree in hospitality, you will benefit from a unique learning experience that does much more than just teach you the theory of hospitality management. You will graduate with:
You will graduate with:
- Professional skills and management expertise
- Real work experience (internships)
- An internationally accredited degree (Swiss/ECTS & NECHE)
- Travel souvenirs, cultural awareness and language skills
- A global network of alumni connections
- Industry recognition and business contacts
A Real Life Project
In the final semester of the bachelor program and to complete your management degree program, you can choose between a student business project (SBP) or an individual applied research project.
SBP: You will join a team of five students tasked with providing a consulting service to an external client. During the course of the project you will either work on the client's premises or on a consulting-mode and deliver your project through a formal presentation on campus. A large majority of our students' proposals are put into action by the clients and a significant number of students are hired by the same client at the end of the project.
Research project: Your task will be to find a solution to an industry-specific problem using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. You will be supervised by an experienced faculty member who will coach you in the methods needed to successfully complete your project.
Admissions & Fees
At EHL, we take a comprehensive approach to undergraduate program admissions. We look for candidates who have the academic foundation and personal qualities to be successful in our challenging program.
- Aptitude for critical thinking & creativity
- Interest in culture & language skills
- Can-do attitude & service mindset
- Desire for leadership roles
We invite you to learn more about the admissions requirements and fees here
Direct Entry into the Bachelor Program
Exclusive for graduates with professional degrees in hospitality and university transfers: Learn more about the opportunity to join the most prestigious Hospitality Management school in the world.