Master of Arts - International Hospitality Business Management

1 year
46,400 CHF
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Caux / Switzerland
SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School

Program description

During this one-year program students will:

  • Gain a practical experience that is followed by a project for a business in that area
  • Study the theory and put their newfound knowledge to use

Program structure

1st Semester

  • Hotel Operations Management
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Developing Business Leadership Skills
  • Wine and Beverage Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Evidence-Based Learning
  • Chosen Specialization

2nd Semester

Worldwide intership

  • Inegrated Business Project


Hotel Management

  • Event Management 
  • Current Trends in Hospitality
  • Strategic Revenue and Financial Management

Event Management

  • Event Management
  • International MICE Management
  • Festival and Digital Event Innovation

Luxury Brand Management

  • The Craft of Excellence
  • Strategic Luxury Brand Management
  • The Modern Luxury Consumer


Tuition fees

  • Tuition - 34,200 CHF
  • Accommodation - 5,800 CHF
  • Food - 2,500 CHF
  • Additional charges - 3,900 CHF

TOTAL -  46,400 CHF

Requirements for applicants

  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years
  • Postgraduate diploma from any SEG school with an internship or recognized bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2 Hons) in any discipline or five years of work experience at managerial/ supervisory level in the hospitality industry, plus admissions interview.
  • English language proficiency of IELTS academic module 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 67-74 or equivalent. If you don't meet the required english level, you can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program. Please note that if you require a visa, Swiss authorities need to be provided with a valid TOEFL or IELTS score (not older than one year)


  • 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

We are the second-best hospitality school in Switzerland and the third-best in the world, fusing the finest of Switzerland's long history of hospitality with cutting-edge teaching methods. We firmly believe in the value of experiential learning. For this reason, we provide real-world, hands-on teaching in all areas of our curriculum.

By hosting events for actual consumers, managing the numerous restaurants or spa facilities on campus, or creating interior design proposals suitable for implementation in real-world settings, we can help our students develop their abilities.

Some of the best players in the world can enter through our exclusive alliances and internship possibilities. Gain priceless real-world experience, establish connections with key stakeholders, and pick the brains of industry leaders - both in the classroom and at work. The curriculum helps your employability and professional growth and is informed by the industry.

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