The Best Step Up for a Successful Career in Hospitality

With our Master in Hospitality Management, you will be in the best position to kickstart your career in a various hospitality management functions. Our program combines advanced hospitality knowledge with real-world experience. It teaches you the theory behind service model strategies and gives you an opportunity to apply your knowledge through live projects and a professional immersion in a real hospitality setting.

The hospitality industry is changing at pace. Businesses in the sector are implementing new operating structures to adjust to global challenges and are preparing hospitality for a new future. The need for skilled managers to bring innovation to the industry is paramount. Our program primes you to succeed in this environment through an in-depth study of current hospitality management trends and best practice.

Our Master in Hospitality Management is an internationally recognized MSc qualification. You will have a choice of two academic routes: F&B management, or hospitality finance, real estate and consulting. These routes enable you to specialize through your studies.

icon-course-blended-course   Lausanne campus

icon-course-part-time   Full-time, three semesters

icon-course-language   Taught in English

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Which EHL masters degree is right for you?

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Professional Experience

Gain experience that employers value most. As part of the capstone thesis of your MSc in Hospitality Management, you will take part in a work placement that will expose you to the realities of a management role and provide unique networking opportunities.
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Management Perspective

Building on your previous studies and experience, this program takes you through advanced leadership and strategy principles. Develop transferable management skills that you will set you on the path for success in a range of hospitality roles.

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Hospitality Expertise

Develop an understanding of hospitality and its complexities. Grow your awareness of stakeholder values and devise management models that lead service-centric businesses to success. You will also contribute research to the growing scientific field of hospitality management to help develop the sector.

Key Facts

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Diploma

Master of Science HES-SO
in Hospitality Management
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Duration

18 months (three semesters)
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On-site Locations

On site at our Lausanne campus
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Academic Credits

90 ECTS Credits & 60 US Credits

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Start Dates

September 2022
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Course Delivery

Face-to-face, full time

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What You Will Learn

Develop Real Hospitality Expertise

The hospitality industry is unique. Managers need to navigate seasonal fluctuations, 24/7 customer-facing service, high-value premises, and a breadth of talent to manage. Our MSc in Hospitality Management explores fundamental business principles but through a hospitality lens. Learn what operating with agility really means. The program teaches you the nuances of talent management, marketing, revenue strategies, logistics and customer centricity for an industry where change is ever present. It gives you the tools to analyse data, trends and stakeholder values to make good decisions, even in fast-changing situations, training you to become an effective leader.

Specialize as you study: during the second semester, you will focus your studies on one of the following streams:

 

F&B Management

The food service sector has a high-growth potential, yet restaurants themselves face a highly competitive landscape. This program route takes you through innovative strategies for developing profitable business models and meeting evolving customer expectations.

Hospitality Finance, Real Estate and Consulting

Hotel investments are expected to increase globally, and it comes at a time when hospitality businesses are implementing new operating, business, and financing models. Learn how to optimize hotel assets and businesses from a financial point of view to achieve profitability at this opportune time.

Be Part of the EHL Experience

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Experience Swiss Hospitality

Immerse yourself in EHL’s world-renowned hospitality expertise. Hear from industry experts and lift the curtain on the management of a Michelin-starred restaurant and other on-site outlets.
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Study in a Small Group

Take part in small classes and as you connect with participants from around the world. Together, you will work on live projects and attend career events to broaden your graduate possibilities.
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Industry Guest Speakers

Throughout the program, you will learn new ways of thinking from guest speakers. Discover first-hand the innovations driving the hospitality sector forward.

Visiting Faculty - Master in Hospitality Management

Mr Francesco Di Pasquale
Dr Janet Shaner
Mr Heinz Wehrle

Mr Francesco Di Pasquale

Visiting Professor

Subject taught :

Project management
Project Management Tools
Project Management Consultancy
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Dr Janet Shaner

Visiting Lecturer

Subject taught :

Organizational Capital and Leadership
Talent Management Systems
Hospitality & service organization design
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Mr Heinz Wehrle

Mr Heinz Wehrle

Visiting Lecturer

Subject taught :

Hotel Asset Management
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EHL Faculty - Master in Hospitality Management

Mr Cédric Bourassin
Dr Meng-Mei Maggie Chen
Mr Stéphane Haddad
Dr Cindy Heo
Dr Sowon  Kim Crettex
Dr Philippe Masset
Mr Ian Millar
Dr Masaki Mori
Mr Patrick Ogheard
Dr Cédric Poretti
Mr Rémy Rein
Dr Marc Stierand
Dr René-Ojas Woltering
Dr Laura Zizka
Mr Cédric Bourassin

Mr Cédric Bourassin

Lecturer - Practical Arts

Subject taught :

Fine Dining Cuisine
Culinary Business Field Trip
F&B concept week
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Dr Meng-Mei Maggie Chen

Dr Meng-Mei Maggie Chen

Assistant Professor

Subject taught :

Customer Information and Distribution Channel Management
High Performance Distribution Strategy for Hotels
Operational Marketing in Hospitality Industry
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Mr Stéphane Haddad

Mr Stéphane Haddad

Senior Lecturer

Subject taught :

Advanced Corporate Finance
Advanced Corporate Finance & Concepts of International Finance
Hospitality Mergers & Aquisitions
Identifying, Selecting and Financing Service-based Investment Opportunities
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Private Equity
Finance Business Field Trip
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Dr Cindy Heo

Dr Cindy Heo

Associate Professor

Subject taught :

Revenue Management
Revenue Management for Market Leaders
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Dr Sowon  Kim Crettex

Dr Sowon Kim Crettex

Associate Professor

Subject taught :

Leading in a Multicultural Environment
Organizational Capital & Leadership
Leadership
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Dr Philippe Masset

Dr Philippe Masset

Associate Professor

Subject taught :

Portfolio Management
Wine Economics & Finance
Investment Strategies in Wine
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Mr Ian Millar

Mr Ian Millar

Senior Lecturer

Subject taught :

Hospitality Technology Strategy
ICT for the F&B industry
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Dr Masaki Mori

Dr Masaki Mori

Associate Professor

Subject taught :

Real Estate Finance
Valuation of Hotel Investments
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Mr Patrick Ogheard

Mr Patrick Ogheard

Associate Dean - Practical Arts

Subject taught :

Culinary Discovery Tour
Culinary Research & Development
Michelin Star Experience
R&D Design Lab
Service Creativity and Executing Service Excellence
Sous-vide Cooking
F&B concept week
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Dr Cédric Poretti

Dr Cédric Poretti

Associate Professor

Subject taught :

Hotel Financial Statements Analysis
Managerial Accounting
Accounting & financial analysis for hospitality firms
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Mr Rémy Rein

Mr Rémy Rein

Senior Lecturer

Subject taught :

Hotel Asset Management
Hotel Development and Feasibility Analysis
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Dr Marc Stierand

Dr Marc Stierand

Associate Professor

Subject taught :

Food Service Quality & Design
Creativity and innovation in the food and beverage sector
Creating the Future of Food Service
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Dr René-Ojas Woltering

Dr René-Ojas Woltering

Assistant Professor

Subject taught :

Hospitality Real Estate Finance & Investments
Real Estate Finance
Feasibility Analysis, Development and Negotiations
Financial and Banking Markets
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Dr Laura Zizka

Dr Laura Zizka

Associate Professor

Subject taught :

Academic Integrity
Academic Writing
Academic Writing, Research and Integrity
Crisis Communication
Crisis Communication Management
Crisis / Strategic Communication
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Admissions, Applications and Course Fees

Admissions

Our program is geared towards bachelor graduates with an interest in hospitality. As well as selecting course participants with this background, we look for the following personal qualities that we know are vital for hotel management careers.

These include:

  • Aptitude for critical thinking & analysis
  • Cultural awareness & language skills
  • Customer-oriented service approach
  • Self-management & personal motivation

Apply Online

You can apply and submit documents online. If you would like any guidance in preparing a successful application, our admissions team will be happy to help.

If you already have an EHL account, please login with your existing credentials to proceed with your application.