The Postgraduate Diploma is essentially the first year of the Master of International Business in Hotel and Resort Management programme. Students entering the Postgraduate Programme typically hold an undergraduate degree in studies unrelated to the field of hospitality and wish to change their career path, drawn by the exciting career opportunities that the global hospitality industry has to offer. This course also acts as a pathway into the MIB in Hotel and Resort Management or the MSc in International Hospitality Management.

Swiss Hotel Management School is uniquely qualified to equip these students with the know-how required by the hospitality industry to become the most sought-after interns and employees. Students who complete the Hotel Operations pathway benefit from a substantial number of weekly real-life, on-the-job experiences in the many F&B outlets and simulation situations on campus. Practice plus theory are the key components of learning.

Students in the Hotel & Events Management pathway opt for a more theory-driven approach, as they typically already have some work experience and degrees. Sharing the same Core and Support Modules with their Operations colleagues, the focus of the pathway is on Events organisation, with a social and MICE event as the highlight of the semester.

Semester 1 (5 months) – Leysin campus Internship
International Hotel Operations Management or International Hotel & Events Management Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)
Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel Operations Management or Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Management

Option 1

International Hotel Operations Management

Semester 1

  • Food and Beverage Management

  • Service Practice and Studies

  • Culinary Practice and Studies

  • Wine and Champagne Studies

  • Event Management Practice & Studies

  • Hotel Cost Control

  • Revenue Management

  • Front Office & Back Office Systems

  • Human Resource Management

  • Professional Career Development

  • Business Market Research

  • Rooms Division Management Practice & Studies

  • Housekeeping Management Practice & Studies

  • Languages (level elective)

Internship (4-6 months)

  • Practical Experience

Option 2

International Hotel & Events Management

Semester 1

  • Food and Beverage Management

  • Event Service and Culinary Studies

  • Wine and Beverage Studies

  • Events Management Practice and Studies

  • Financial Accounting

  • Revenue Management

  • Front Office & Back Office Systems

  • Human Resource Management

  • Professional Career Development

  • Business Market Research

  • Rooms Division Management Studies

  • Hotel and Event Marketing

  • Feasibility & Business Planning

  • Languages

Internship (4-6 months)

  • Practical Experience