At Bachelor level, courses follow a 3 Pillar Strategy focusing on global trends, business strategy and operational leadership. The first two years share the same courses, with the third year varying depending on your chosen specialization. All students following the undergraduate program will complete the fist two years of their studies at our Caux campus, continuing on to our Leysin campus for their third year.

Year 1 – Caux Campus
Semester 1(5 Months) Internship
Food & Beverage Management Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)
Year 2 – Caux Campus
Semester 2 (5 months) Internship
Rooms Division Management Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)
Swiss Diploma in Hotel Operations Management
Year 3 – Leysin Campus
Semester 3 (5 months) Semester 4 (5 months) Dissertation / integrated project (6 weeks)
​Swiss Higher Diploma in chosen specialisation ​Swiss SHMS and British Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in chosen specialisation
​International Hospitality Management or International Hospitality and Events Management

Year 1

Food and Beverage Management

Semester 1 (5 months)

  • Food & Beverage Production and Service Theory
  • Food & Beverage Service Practice
  • Food & Beverage Production Practice
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Food & Beverage Cost Control
  • Wine and Bar
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Accounting Principles
  • Information Systems
  • Personal Development and Communication
  • Business Industry Training
  • French or German

Internship (4-6 months)

  • Practical Experience

Year 2

Rooms Division Management

Semester 2 (5 months)

  • Housekeeping Management
  • Housekeeping Operations
  • Front Office and Rooms Division Management
  • Front Office Operations (OPERA)
  • Marketing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Events
  • Introduction to Tourism and Geography
  • Banqueting and Events
  • Management Principles
  • French, German, Spanish or Mandarin

Internship (4-6 months)

  • Practical Experience

Year 3

Swiss Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management

Semester 3 (5 months)

  • Strategies for Yield Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management for the Service Industry
  • Independent Research Project
  • Managerial Accounting
  • MICE Markets and Logistics
  • Management Projects
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Facilities Design and Management
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Professional Career Development
  • French, German, Spanish or Mandarin

Year 3

Swiss Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Events Management

Semester 3 (5 months)

  • Strategies for Yield Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management for the Service Industry
  • Independent Research Project
  • Managerial Accounting
  • MICE Markets and Logistics for Events
  • Management Projects
  • Event Project Planning
  • Event Project Organisation
  • Hospitality Economics
  • Professional Career Development
  • French, German, Spanish or Mandarin

Year 3

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hospitality Management

Semester 4 (5 months)

Global Trends

  • Contemporary Trends
  • Food and Beverage Development

Business Strategy

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Strategy

Operational Leadership

  • Leadership across Cultures
  • International Resort and Spa Management
  • Independent Study

Dissertation / Independent Study (6 weeks)

For the period of their dissertation, students can choose between distance or on-campus learning. In both cases strong support and supervision is provided.

Year 3

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hospitality and Events Management

Semester 4 (5 months)

Global Trends

  • Contemporary Trends
  • Food and Beverage Development

Business Strategy

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Strategy

Operational Leadership

  • Leadership across Cultures
  • International Resort and Spa Management
  • Independent Study

Dissertation / Independent Study (6 weeks)

For the period of their dissertation, students can choose between distance or on-campus learning. In both cases strong support and supervision is provided.