Master of Arts - Culinary Business Management

1 year
44,600 CHF
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Le Bouveret / Switzerland
Culinary Arts Academy

Program description

Focused for career-changers, food and beverage entrepreneurs, and culinary aficionados, this program teaches you how to make recipe books, build your own food concepts, and establish a business strategy.

Learn the skills you need to start your own restaurant. Ideal for people looking to change careers who want to learn more about the culinary arts and want to develop the skills necessary to start a culinary company. Access the cutting-edge world of food and beverage and learn about the newest developments. Develop managerial abilities that are applicable and transportable for your new work.

Learn soft skills including cooperation, emotional intelligence, cross-cultural sensitivity, and creative thinking.

Graduate with: 

  • Master of international business in culinary business management from Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
  • Master of arts in culinary business management from the University of Derby, UK

Program structure

Term 1

  • Food Culture and Culinary Trends
  • Leadership and People Management
  • Revenue and Performance Analysis in the Culinary Industry
  • Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Ethics
  • Strategic Management in the Culinary Industry
  • Culinary Fundamentals and Food Safety
  • French or German

Term 2

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Events and Catering Management
  • Advanced Marketing for the Culinary Industry
  • Research Methods
  • Food Entrepreneurship and Business Start-up
  • International Cuisines
  • French or German

Consultancy project or formulation of business plan: You have the option of finishing this assignment at home, during your internship, or on campus.


Term 1

  • Tuition - 14,500 CHF
  • Accommodation - 3,600 CHF
  • Food - 1,600 CHF
  • Additional charges - 3,100 CHF


Term 2

  • Tuition - 14,500 CHF
  • Accommodation - 3,600 CHF
  • Food - 1,600 CHF
  • Additional charges - 2,100 CHF



Requirements for applicants

  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years
  • Recognized bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS academic module 6.0 or equivalent. You can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program


Taking university-level coursework requires that you meet the demands of lectures, seminars, and assignments. If English is not your first language, you are required to complete a short language assessment during the induction period. If you do not meet the minimum level for your academic program, you will be required to participate in the Advance Learning Program which runs in parallel to your regular studies and supports your academic progression. Students who benefit from this program will not be charged an additional fee.

About the university

Our curriculum combines a first-rate education in the culinary arts with grounding in modern business practices, earning us a reputation as one of the world's best and Switzerland's best culinary schools. Develop your skills and interests, and provide the groundwork you'll need to become a successful chef.

The world-class education you receive at Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is backed up by the credentials of an internationally recognized institution. Because we conduct our programs in conjunction with both universities and businesses, the credentials you earn from us will be respected and widely accepted in any kitchen in the globe.

Some of our instructors have even prepared meals for royal families while working at Michelin-starred establishments. Our instructors are among the best in the business, and their input and guidance will help you immensely as you embark on your culinary adventure. Working with culinary legends in a hands-on masterclass is a great way to learn their techniques and acquire insight into the business as a whole.

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