• Master Degree
  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Brig

Website Cesar Ritz Colleges

Fees: CHF 43,000 all inclusive (Approximately)

Course duration – 6 months on-campus accelerated + 4-6 months paid internship


Course Overview

The course is divided into two trimesters followed by an internship arranged by the institute.

The internship is a part of the course and is paid in most cases.

A minimum of CHF 2300 can be expected per month during the internship in Switzerland. At the end of the year, a student is awarded two certifications (degree).

  • Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry awarded by University of Derby, UK
  • Master of International Business in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry awarded by César Ritz Colleges Switzerland (recognised by Canton of Valais)

The dual degrees make this programme on entrepreneurship for hospitality and tourism even more rewarding.

Here’s what you can expect to learn in the first trimester:

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Research Methods
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Additional language (French / German)

and a couple of other hospitality-related subjects.


In the second trimester of 11 weeks, you will be expected to cover the below academic areas:

  • Marketing Strategy for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Digital Marketing for Hospitality
  • Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Leading Success through human capital

and two other subjects along with an additional language.

After the completion of the first 2 trimesters, students would be expected to undertake an industrial placement arranged or approved by the College. This is for the period of 4-6 months.

Eligibility and intakes


To be accepted to this course, you must meet the below criteria.

  • Recognised Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2:2- UK standard) in any discipline
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent- There are foundation courses (contact the admissions office)
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years

There are 4 intakes every year for this course. It is advised to apply early if you are applying from outside Switzerland due to visa processing time.


Career Opportunities

Studying hospitality management in Switzerland is a unique opportunity.

Mixing an accelerated course with a paid placement helps candidates in getting both academic and practical exposure. This opens up a lot of opportunities for its graduates.

Cesar Ritz colleges have close industry partnerships with global industry leaders that includes the iconic Ritz Paris hotel. This institute is a part of the larger Swiss hospitality school community that comes under the Swiss Education Group umbrella also includes institutes like HIM, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS), and more.

Graduates get an opportunity to participate in one of the biggest hospitality recruitment events held in Montreux.

The institute enjoys a strong network of university partners. In the USA, Cesar Ritz is associated with Washington State University while in the UK, the University of Derby is its academic partner.

This enables graduates to confidently implement their strategies and enjoy an unparalleled reputation in the hospitality fraternity after graduating.


About Cesar Ritz, Switzerland

César Ritz was one of the legendary hoteliers of all time. At César Ritz Colleges, students are provided with a truly Swiss journey through hospitality education.

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is placed on iconic campuses: the historic centre of Lucerne, lakeside at Le Bouveret, and up in the mountains at Brig. This gives an opportunity to study hospitality and practice the same through residential terms in the laps of nature. Swiss hospitality at its best is what can be expected while studying on campus.

Bachelor students can choose between Le Bouveret and Lucerne for their first two years, before moving up to Brig for their final year. This gives them an opportunity to learn at multiple campuses and interact with candidates from both campuses. This gives an opportunity to network with a bigger community and learn from industry experts.

All Master students are based full-time at the Brig campus. All the programmes give students the best of both worlds: a ‘Ritz-inspired’ Swiss hospitality education on campuses drenched in history and tradition combined with an American/British approach to business management and entrepreneurship.


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