• Postgraduate Diploma / Certificate
  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Leysin

Website Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

Fees: CHF 38950 (All Inclusive- Tuition, Lodging, Boarding)

Course Duration- 1 Year

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 and comes with paid internship.


Course Structure

There are two options for a Swiss Postgraduate Diploma from the Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland.

Option 1– Swiss Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Operations Management

Option 2– Swiss Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel and Events Management


Semester 1

The course has a tailor-made structure to ensure that all boxes are ticked as far as studying hotel management is concerned. The course also accepts candidates from other industries which makes it unique.

Check out the eligibility criterion in the later part of the course to check options for lateral entry from other industries and from within the industry. Here’s what you can expect to study if you take the specialisation of Hotel Operations Management:

Top Subjects covered:

  1. Food & Beverage Management
  2. Culinary Studies
  3. Food Service Practice and studies
  4. Wine & Champagne Studies
  5. Room Division Management
  6. Front Office and Back Office
  7. Human Resource Management
  8. Additional Language ( French or German)


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

If you take the specialisation of International Hotel and Events Management:

Top Subjects covered:

  1. Food & Beverage Management
  2. Culinary Studies
  3. Event Service Practice and studies
  4. Financial Management
  5. Revenue Management
  6. Front Office and Back Office
  7. Human Resource Management
  8. Additional Language ( French or German)


There are additional subjects like Wine & Beverage, Business Market Research, Hotel & Event Marketing 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. You are also expected to 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.


How to Apply

Fill out the application form and submit copies of your degree/diploma and experience certificates.

Submit Score of IELTS or equivalent.

You can take an online Oxford test for an English proficiency check. Passport copies and white background photos are required along with a CV, 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 using the contact us button.


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.

All courses are paced and personal attention is given by tutors on a one-to-one basis. 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.