During the programme, you will develop knowledge and practical skills of hotel design and luxury retail management along with expertise in traditional hotel management. Courses focus on innovative solutions, building lasting relationships and achieving excellence in order to exceed customer expectations and succeed in the hospitality industry. At the end of three years, you will be awarded a Bachelor degree in academic partnership with University of Derby.

Year1
Semester 1(5 Months) Internship
Food & Beverage Management Worldwide internship (local conditions apply) or paid in Switzerland (6 months)
Swiss Certificate in Food & Beverage Studies
Year 2
Semester 2(5 Months) Internship
Hotel Operations Branding & Management Worldwide internship (local conditions apply) or paid in Switzerland (6 months)
Swiss Diploma in International Hotel Operations Management
Year 3
Semester 3(5 Months) Internship Dissertation / integrated project (6 weeks)
Hotel Luxury Design and Management Project Management & Business Leadership On or off campus
Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hotel & Design Management Swiss IHTTI and British Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hospitality & Design Management

Year 1

Swiss Certificate in Food & Beverage Studies

Semester 1

Semester 1 (5 months)

  • Hospitality Studies

  • Accounting Principles

  • Interior Design I (incl. Events Decor)

  • Food & Beverage Management

  • Food & Beverage Applied Knowledge (incl. Banquets)

  • Food & Beverage Practical Service

  • Food & Beverage Cost Control & Menu Planning

  • Personal Development & Leadership

  • Art of Employability

  • Academic Research & Reporting​

  • Language (French, German, Spanish or Mandarin)

Internship (6 months)

Practical Experience

Year 2

Swiss Diploma in International Hotel Operations Management

Semester 2

Semester 2 (5 months)

  • Housekeeping Management

  • Housekeeping Information Systems

  • Front Office Management & Concierge Services (incl. Revenue Management)

  • Interior Design II

  • Business Communication

  • Branding and Media Strategies

  • Visual Technology (Sketch-up, Photoshop, V-Ray)

  • Concept Design and Events Organisation

  • Financial Accounting

  • Management Principles

  • Hospitality Social Responsibility

  • Language (French, German, Spanish or Mandarin)

Internship (6 months)

Practical Experience

Year 3

Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hotel & Design Management

Semester 3

Semester 3 (5 months)

  • Human Resources & Management Principles

  • Managerial Accounting

  • Marketing Management

  • Logistics & Supply for the Events Industry

  • Retail Management of Luxury Brands

  • Product and Brand Management

  • Food & Beverage Outlet Design

  • Hospitality Facilities Management & Design

  • Interior Design III

  • AutoCAD

  • Language (French, German, Spanish or Mandarin)

Year 3

Bachelor in International Hospitality & Design Management

Semester 4

Semester 4 (5 months)

  • Human Resource Management & Business Strategy

  • Delivering Added Value

  • Project Management

  • Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship

  • Advanced Consumer Behaviour

  • Innovation in Design & Technology

  • Language (French, German, Spanish or Mandarin)

  • Independent Study/Integrated Project