• Hotel Management Diploma
  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Caux, Montreux

Website Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

Fees: CHF 34,000 approx per year for Tuition, Lodging & Boarding

Course Duration- 2 Years

SHMS is one of the finest hotel schools in the world.

With scenic campuses and a focus on a blend of practical and theoretical learning, the Swiss Diploma offered by Swiss Hotel Management School is one of the most popular courses. Students from 80+ nationalities attend this course which has an option to upgrade to a Higher Diploma or Degree offered in collaboration with the University of Derby, United Kingdom.


Course Structure

Year 1 (2 Semesters)

5 Months On campus followed by 4-6 months of a paid internship arranged by the Swiss Hotel Management School.

Focus- Food & Beverage Management Top Subjects covered:

  1. Food & Beverage Theory (Production & Service)
  2. Food & Beverage Management Practice (Production & Service)
  3. F&B Cost Control
  4. Accounting
  5. Business Communications
  6. Wine & Bar
  7. Information Systems
  8. Additional Language ( French or German)


SHMS is the largest English-speaking Hotel Management school in Switzerland and is one of the finest & top hotel Management schools in the world. All courses are paced and personal attention is given by tutors on a one-to-one basis.


Internship (Practical Experience)

One of the key concepts of SHMS is to ensure adherence to the practice of Learning by doing.

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.

As the focus of year 1 is Food and Beverage, the internship opportunity is in the food and beverage department either in production or service.

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.


Year 2- (2 Semesters)

Like Year 1 the same pattern is followed for 5 months semester 1 on campus followed by a paid internship of 4-6 months.

The focus of year 2 is Room division Management & Banquets

Top Subjects covered:

  1. Housekeeping Management & Operations
  2. Front Office Operations (Opera)
  3. Room Division Management
  4. Introduction to Tourism and Geography
  5. Accounting
  6. Banqueting and Events
  7. Marketing
  8. Additional Language
  9. Management Principles


Paid Internship

Another 4-6 months internship is arranged by Swiss Hotel Management Schools to help students learn by practical and earn while they learn.

The front office or housekeeping-based internships are arranged this semester and remuneration falls on or above the CHF 2100 per month mark.

You must have completed your secondary education and should be proficient in English (IELTS 5.5 and above or equivalent). 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. Also, it is advisable to apply at least 12-14 weeks before intake if you require a visa to study in Switzerland.


About SHMS

Swiss Hotel Management School is housed in Caux and Leysin in traditional Swiss Hotels. It has state-of-the-art facilities with lavish banquets, a grand theatre, multiple restaurants, spas and so on.

The Hotel school is also equipped with all the facilities for the students like luxury accommodation, Library, Gardens, Gym, sports centre, IT centre, restaurants, cafes, nightclub, vending machines etc.

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.