• Master Degree
  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Montreux / Leysin

Website Swiss Hotel Management School

Fees: Approx CHF 40,000 all inclusive

Course Duration- 1 Year

There are two options for a Master’s Degree in hotel management at SHMS.

One is at Caux Campus and the other one is at the Leysin Campus.

A paid internship is an integral part of all the courses at SHMS. Master’s Degrees are provided by the hotel school in collaboration with the University of Derby, United Kingdom.


Course Structure

There are two options for a Swiss Master Degree from the Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland.

Option 1– Master of International Business in Hotel, Resort and Wellness Management

Option 2– Master of Arts in International Business in Hotel Management


Semester 1

Master of Arts in International Business in Hotel Management

This is carried out at the Caux Campus and the degree is awarded by the University of Derby, the UK in collaboration with the Swiss Hotel Management School.

Top Subjects covered:

  1. Food & Beverage Management
  2. Marketing Management
  3. Wine & Beverage
  4. Events and Banquets
  5. Room Division Management & Front Office Management
  6. Accounting and Financial Management
  7. Revenue Management
  8. Additional Language ( French or German)- optional

Apart from these, you are also expected to study Cost control, career development-related subjects and projects for a proper understanding of global hotel operations.


If you take the specialisation of International Business in Hotel, Resort and Wellness Management:

The course is conducted on the Leysin Campus in Switzerland.

Top Subjects covered:

  1. Swiss Hospitality Excellence
  2. Resort Management
  3. Strategic Leadership
  4. Sustainability Studies
  5. Cultural Management
  6. Global Hospitality Trends
  7. Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  8. Business Design

There are additional subjects like Wine & Beverage, Value Creation, Customer Intelligence, Elective languages and so on.


Semester 2

Internship (Practical Experience)- Paid Internship

Internships are a key part of the course structure in which a student is expected to complete an internship of 4-6 months at a reputed hospitality establishment in Switzerland or in any other country as arranged by the institute.

Students can expect to earn a minimum of CHF 2100 per month during their internship in Switzerland.

Convert currency on XE to your local currency for a better understanding of what can be the earning.

An internship is arranged by Swiss Hotel Management Schools to help students learn by practical and earn while they learn. Especially for candidates from other industries, this can be a great experience to get a feeling of the hospitality industry.


Eligibility Criteria

You must have completed a Bachelor’s degree and/or should have 3+ years of supervisory experience for Masters in Arts.

You are also expected to be proficient in English (IELTS 5.5 and above or equivalent).

For International Hotel Business & Resort Management a Postgraduate Swiss Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management is preferred.

There are 3 intakes per year in February, September and November. It is advised to apply as early as possible due to the limited number of seats available.


How to Apply

The application for this course expects you to comply with both Swiss and United Kingdom education standards. Fill out the application form and submit copies of your degree/diploma and experience certificates.

Submit a Score of IELTS or equivalent. Passport copies and white background photos are required along with the resume, Motivation letter etc.

If you need a visa you can get in touch with a local representative by contacting SHMS using the contact us button at the end of this post. Check complete details on the application procedure on the website given in the top snapshot box.


About SHMS

Swiss Hotel Management School is housed in Caux and Leysin in traditional Swiss Hotels.

SHMS is the largest English-speaking Hotel Management school in Switzerland and is one of the finest & top hotel Management schools in the world. SHMS is ranked among the top 5 in the world for student living experience, mentorship, and welcoming to school apart from the curriculum for which it has always been among the top in the world.

The Hotel School is a part of the highly reputed Swiss Education Group Network which has a lot of other top hotel schools under its flagship brand.