Swiss Hotel Management School

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Swiss Hotel Management School
Motto Centre of Excellence
Type Private
Director Dr. Andreas Kunzli & Mr. Frank Becker (Invision Group)
Students In-house:681, in internship: 517 [1]
Location Caux-Montreux and Leysin, Vaud, Switzerland
Campus Caux-Palace and Leysin campus
SHMS redirects here. For the middle school in Shaker Heights, Ohio, see Shaker Heights Middle School.

The Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) is Switzerland's largest for-profit English-speaking hotel management school. SHMS provides an international programme through a mixture of courses and practical internships. The school offers various programs other than the basic Bachelor's Degree(BA Hons) in International Hospitality Management, including Postgraduate, Master's and PhD programmes.

SHMS is owned by the Swiss Education Group (SEG).,[2] one of six investment holdings in the Invision IV Portfolio of companies,[3] and is a member of the Swiss Hotel Schools Association Swiss Hotel Schools Association (ASEH).

Brief History[edit]

Switzerland's reputation in hotel management began more than 100 years ago when the first luxury hotels were built in Switzerland. The "Caux-Palace", was the largest exclusive establishment in its day. Today, the Caux-Palace is home of SHMS. Students from more than 60 different countries join the school every year to learn in a unique atmosphere, at the very source of Switzerland's hospitality reputation. In the real life environment of the Caux-Palace Hotel, there are many qualified hospitality experts that guide students through a balanced curriculum, comprising a wealth of practical elements, management expertise and languages.

Academic Programs[edit]

SHMS's academic programs combine practical elements from all aspects of the hospitality industry with key management skills, providing graduates with the best possible foundation for their future career.

The SHMS curriculum takes an international approach to education. Within a multi-cultural classroom atmosphere, students are offered courses based upon international awareness of the industry in order to develop the ability to effectively communicate in the global hospitality environment.

SHMS offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree programs.

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

2 years: Swiss Diploma in Hotel Operational Management

2.5 years: Swiss Higher Diploma in

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) Diploma in Hospitality Management (optional)

3 years: Swiss BA (Hons) Degree and British BA (Hons) Degree from the University of Derby in

Post Graduate Programs[edit]

  • Operations Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Events Management

Masters Programs[edit]

MA - Masters in International Hospitality Management[4]

MA - Online Master of International Hospitality Management [5]

MIB - Masters in International Business and Hotel, Resort and Spa Management[6]

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