Why Upgrade to a Bachelor's Degree?

Having a hotel and/or restaurant management diploma is an excellent first step towards professional fulfillment, but to reach upper-level leadership roles or pursue a master's program, a bachelor's degree is often required. We recommend that students complete their bachelor's degree when they have the opportunity, so they can access greater opportunities in their future academic and professional lives. 

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Choose EHL to complete your Bachelor's degree, and:

  • Earn a degree from the world's top-ranking hospitality management school
  • Enjoy small classes with professors dedicated to your success
  • Obtain your Bachelor's degree in only a few academic semesters
  • Experience EHL Campuses in Switzerland and Singapore
  • Gain a complete portfolio of skills in sales & marketing, HR, and business management
  • Access master-level studies worldwide after graduation
  • Graduate into EHL's powerful alumni network, with the industry reputation to back your career.

Direct Entry to Complete the Bachelor Degree in 4 Semesters

Students of the following types of institutions are eligible to apply for direct entry. Applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis:

  • Hospitality schools: A minimum of 60 ECTS and one year of professional experience, including internships.
  • USA: Associate Degree, minimum 40 US credits one year of professional experience, including internships.
  • Others: please contact admissions

Direct Entry to Complete the Bachelor Degree in 3 Semesters

Upon successful completion of the Swiss Professional Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management* you can achieve your bachelor’s degree at EHL in just 18 months by completing:

  • Three semesters focusing on international business strategy and development, including:
  • The courses from Semesters 3 and 5 of the Bachelor Degree, delivered at EHL Campus Passugg
  • Semester 6 of the Bachelor Degree, delivered at EHL Campus Lausanne.

This is the final portion of the Professional Pathway to the Bachelor's Degree, designed to build upon the knowledge acquired during your Swiss Professional Degree with advanced level subjects in business analysis, strategic management, applied and integrated hospitality management, communication and culture.

Through teamwork assignments, case studies, regular interactions with industry experts, electives and a final degree project, you will acquire additional skills to be an effective business leader in your future career. The final semester in Lausanne gives you an opportunity to apply your business knowledge and hospitality expertise in the Student Business Project, a consulting project for an industry partner.

*Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice/Hôtelier-Restaurateur ES in French. This Swiss Professional Degree requires a total of 2 years of professional experience.

Courses and Curriculum

You will start directly in the 3rd semester of the Bachelor program.  

Through classroom projects, you will dive into advanced management concepts and their application in the following subject areas:

  • Revenue Management
  • Talent Management Systems
  • Legal Awareness
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Customer Information & Distribution
  • Channel Management
  • International Services Marketing
  • Foreign Languages

This internship offers you the possibility to apply the management concepts you have learned in class to real-world projects, teams and departments.

Gain more experience in classic hospitality sectors or try another type of business such as finance, luxury, travel, events or wellness.

Alternatively, instead of the management internship, you can choose to be an intern in your own start-up project, dedicating all of your time and energy to developing your business concept and getting it running with the guidance of faculty members. 

Graduates of Professional Degrees (HF/ES/SS) in Hospitality are exempt from this internship but may elect to complete an additional internship semester if they wish. 

You will apply the knowledge and skills you have gained to become a business strategist and consultant during the Strategy Challenge.

You will integrate all of your prior experience and industry knowledge and further develop your skills in business innovation and strategy with:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Project Management
  • Market Research

During this semester, select students will have the opportunity for an exchange semester in Singapore. 

During your final Bachelor semester, you can choose three elective courses depending on your interest and career aspirations, so you can tailor-make your skillset depending on where you want to go after graduation. 

You will apply the knowledge and skills you have gained to become a business strategist and consultant.

  • An Individual Bachelor Thesis
    Your task will be to find a solution to an industry-specific problem using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. You will be supervised by an experienced faculty member, who will coach you in the methods needed to succeed.
  • A Student Business Project.
    Put your research and analytical skills to work as you work in a team as student consultants to provide recommendations for real problems in real companies.

At graduation, you will have the hard skills to manage all key areas in the hospitality business and provide effective and innovative solutions, taking into account environmental, social and ethical issues. You will also know how to think critically and apply knowledge in the hospitality industry by gathering and interpreting relevant data, to make informed decisions.

In the area of soft skills, you will learn to be an effective communicator, leader, and autonomous professional using all of your experience, senses and service culture to interact with confidence, enthusiasm, and creativity in a professional environment. When you leave EHL, it’s only the beginning as you become a life-long learner, always seeking greater knowledge and connections.


Direct Entries &
University Transfers

Find out if you are eligible by visiting the entry requirements page.  You can also contact the admissions team directly, should you have any questions.


EHL Students Continuing Studies

If you are a current student/ or EHL alumni, please speak with an admissions counselor and complete the registration process as instructed.

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