Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management

3 years
38,200 CHF/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Montreux / Switzerland
Hotel Institute, Montreux, Switzerland

Program description

Understand the industry's people and operations. Customize your hospitality business management degree with industry-endorsed specializations.
Acquire hospitality's customer-centric business style and mental agility to adopt new abilities. Do two internships to boost your professional prospects.

Graduate with a:

  • Bachelor of business administration in hospitality management from Hotel Institute Montreux (with specialization)*
  • Bachelor of business administration in hospitality management from Northwood University

There is a demand for hospitality wherever there are customers, therefore this three-year degree in hotel business management—awarded in collaboration with Northwood University (US) - unlocks a world of employment prospects.

*Hotel Institute Montreux awards its own unique degree verifying the complete completion of Northwood University's BBA program in Switzerland. This degree recognizes the tertiary standards attained by BBA alumni.

Program structure

Year 1

Term 1

  • Food & Beverage Service, Theory and Practical
  • Food Production Theory and Food Safety
  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Introduction to College Studies
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)

Term 2

  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Bar and Beverage Management
  • Communications
  • World Cultures and Customs
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Accounting Principles
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)


Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)

Year 2

Term 3

  • Front Office Management & Operations
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)

Term 4

  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Art
  • Convention Management, Banqueting, and Events
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Management of Information Technologies
  • Language (French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish)


Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)

Year 3

Term 5

  • Chosen Specialization
  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  • Digital Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Language (French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish)

Term 6

  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Responsible Resort Management
  • Innovative Hospitality Models
  • Statistics

Term 7

  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Business Law
  • International Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Yield and Revenue Management
  • Philosophy of Enterprise


For Term 5, choose from one of our diverse specializations endorsed by some of the world’s most respected business and industry leaders who assist us in creating course content, hold guest lectures, host company visits, assign projects, and offer exclusive career opportunities.

Luxury Brand Management

  • Competitive Analysis for Luxury Business
  • Luxury Marketing and Communication Strategies
  • High Tech and High Touch Experiences

Financial Analysis & Wealth Managrmrnt

  • Corporate Investment Decisions
  • Portfolio Management
  • Capital Markets and Analysis

Human Capital and Development

  • Mediation and Workplace Conflict
  • Strategic Management of Human Resources
  • Performance Management Systems

Management for the Senior Living Industry

  • Social Gerontology – The Study of Aging
  • Operations Management for Senior Living Facilities
  • Managing Health and Changing Lifestyles

Franchise Business Management

  • Principles of Franchising
  • Franchise Compliance Issues
  • Franchise Strategy Development


Tuition fees for international students:

  • Tuition - 11,800 CHF (every term)
  • Accommodation - 3,600 CHF (every term)
  • Food - 1,600 CHF (every term)
  • Additional Charges - 2,100 CHF (every term)



A security deposit of 1,500 CHF is required from all applicants. The monthly health insurance premiums during internships (CHF 140 per month) as well as any damage/loss of school property by students will be deducted from the security deposit.

Please note that accommodation is mandatory (to request an exception, please contact Swiss Education Group). Decisions to be taken on a case by case basis. During term breaks, accommodation is available at an additional cost of CHF 400 per week and may be reserved through the front desk team.

Requirements for applicants

Admission requirements

  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years
  • English language proficiency of IELTS academic module 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 or equivalent
  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent)

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

About the university

We believe it is essential to give you an education that not only combines the greatest aspects of hospitality and business, but also empowers you to be flexible, quick-thinking, and creative, much like the amazing industry of hospitality!

Our cutting-edge curriculum is intended to keep you abreast of new trends, and you are urged to be imaginative and creative in all you do. You will develop a customer-centric mentality and increase your agility throughout your stay at Hotel Institute Montreux, giving you an advantage in the workplace.

Our curriculum is presented by knowledgeable instructors and guest lecturers who are professionals in their industries. They are dedicated to being accessible to you and bring their real-world expertise into the classroom. In order to establish a truly global atmosphere, your students from all over the world will also teach you something. Thanks to your learned business acumen, you will finish your trip well-prepared for a job not just in the hotel sector but in any industry.

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