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Bachelor in International Hospitality Management

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More than a Hospitality Degree

Our purpose with our Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management is to prepare the next generation of executives to thrive in the dynamic service-centric realm of business, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to lead with confidence. Now more than ever, in a world fueled by rapid technological advancements, changing societal norms, and an insatiable desire for convenience and personalization – customer-centricity is key. 

With a legacy of over 130 years, our approach is grounded in blending academic excellence with real-world experiences that truly matter. Through strategic collaborations with industry leaders and hands-on training, you’ll gain invaluable insights and forge connections to shape your future success.

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Course Highlights

  • Practical training to manage business from the ground up
  • Two internships in hospitality and business settings
  • Applied business projects and opportunity to intern in your own start-up
  • Business visits, guest speakers, and extracurricular activities
  • Global study options in Switzerland and Singapore

Program Highlights

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Diploma

Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Hospitality Management 

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Duration

4 years including the Preparatory Year

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Accreditation

NECHE (USA) &
The Swiss Accreditation Council
(Through its association by convention to the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

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Internships

6 months in Operations
6 months in Administration

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Curriculum

From the moment you set foot on our campus, a unique path unfolds – one that values personal growth as much as academic achievement. EHL isn't just about education; it's about unearthing your true self and aspirations. We skillfully blend professionalism with embracing individuality, fostering an environment where authenticity thrives. Your voice holds significance in every interaction, regardless of hierarchy. Choosing EHL means joining a community that not only embraces diversity but also champions personal growth.

Spend a semester immersed in hospitality roles before you take part in an applied internship in a fast-paced environment. This preparatory year, delivered in Switzerland, begins to nurture your professional skills, such as communication, time management, agility, and self-discipline.

During your preparatory year, you will take part in:

  • Weekly workshops covering every aspect of hospitality experiences
  • Practical training delivered by industry-acclaimed teachers and Michelin-starred chefs
  • A research and development workshop
  • 24-week minimum internship in a hotel operational position

More about the practical arts year

 

Through theory classes, you will build a solid base of business knowledge and foundational skill such as data analysis, communication, and leadership. By exploring real-life situations, you will be challenged to seek ways to improve the outcome by applying customer service principles.

 

During the first semester, you will strengthen your key business skills as you explore more management topics. Building in the foundational business knowledge, this semester introduces you to the challenges that business leaders navigate today.           

In the second semester, you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through an internship either in a administrative position or your own start-up.

 

Your final year develops the professional skills you need for the future by exploring more complex business topics and putting your learnings into practice. With a choice of study and assignment options, you will shape your final year around your career aspirations.

Choose from three final projects. You can work with a team to resolve a challenge for one of our industry partners or on building a start-up, or work independently on an applied research topic.

 

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A one-of-a-kind experience

Our Bachelor of Science provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the hospitality industry through hands-on workshops, internships, and a rigorous curriculum. Additionally, students are equipped to tackle contemporary business challenges with the aid of real-world case studies.

With a focus on global diversity, the program fosters a multicultural environment for students to gain international exposure through various opportunities such as internships worldwide and a semester in Singapore. The curriculum emphasizes the development of essential interpersonal skills, nurtured through diverse activities including events, presentations, and group collaborations.

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Learn more about the Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Hospitality Management and student life. Fill in the form to get your copy.

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Study in Two Iconic Locations

EHL Campus Lausanne

Switzerland is renowned for its sophisticated approach to customer experience. Study on the banks of Lake Geneva on a campus designed to immerse you in a business environment.

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EHL Campus (Singapore)

An international hub, Singapore combines exceptional hospitality and fast-paced business life. At the cutting edge of technology and trends, this is an inspiring setting for your studies.

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Mobility Semester in Singapore

In your third semester year, you can choose to spend the semester in our Campus in Singapore. This semester will encompass a comprehensive approach to hospitality management theory, with a strong emphasis on cross-cultural awareness in one of the world's most vibrant regions known for its melting pot of diverse cultures.
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Life Outside the Classroom

Our campuses are home to active student committees that run a range of extracurricular activities. Join others with similar interests to you, from art, music and mixology to sports such as rugby, ice hockey, and water sports. Engaging in these committees isn’t just about fun; it’s a chance to put your business skills to the test, leading teams, organizing schedules and orchestrating campus-wide events.

Your downtime here is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique environment each campus offers. The majestic mountains and serene Lake Geneva provide a refreshing escape, while Singapore beckons you to explore its rich cultural treasures.

What Our Alumni Say

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Powerful Alumni Network

30,000
Members

150
Countries

48%
Senior Managers,
CEOs, Executives & Business Owners

Strong Industry Reputation

200+
Companies
recruit on campus

12,000+
Industry partners
posting on the EHL job platform

#1
for Employer Reputation
(QS Hospitality School Rankings)

Admissions & Fees

We look for candidates who have outstanding academic and linguistic potential, as well as the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a high-status hospitality management career. Here are a few of the qualities we seek:

  • Academic aptitude for critical thinking & creativity
  • Interpersonal skills for management and leadership roles
  • Motivation and service mindset
  • International outlook and language skills

We invite you to learn more about the admissions requirements and fees.

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