Swiss Hotel Management School

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Swiss Hotel Management School
Motto Centre of Excellence
Type Private
Director Mr. Jeroen Greven, Mr. Stephan Earnhart, Mr. Kai Janota, Mr. Virgilio Santos
Students 2039 [1]
Undergraduates 1554
Postgraduates 485
Location Caux-Montreux, Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District and Leysin, Aigle District, Canton Vaud, Switzerland
Campus Caux campus and Leysin campus[2]

The Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) is Switzerland's largest English-speaking hotel management school.[3][4] 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 and Master's programmes.[5] Until 2015, the motto of the Leyin campus was University Centre. As the term University is a protected term in Switzerland, the Leysin site adopted the Caux motto of Centre of Excellence.

SHMS is owned by the Swiss Education Group (SEG).,[6] an investment of Invision Private Equity AG,.[7] Invision invested in SEG in 2008.[8] It is a member of the Swiss Hotel Schools Association Swiss Hotel Schools Association (ASEH).[9][10]

Brief History[edit]

The "Caux-Palace", was the largest hotel in its day. Today, Caux-Palace[11] and Leysin Campus are the home of SHMS.[12]

Academic Programs[edit]

SHMS's academic programs combine practical elements from all aspects of the hospitality industry with management skills.

SHMS offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate Diploma and master's degree programs.[13][14][15][16][17][18]

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 from Swiss Hotel Management School and British BA (Hons) Degree from the University of Derby in

Post Graduate Programs[edit]

  • Hotel Management
  • Hotel Operations Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Food & Beverage and Restaurant Management

Masters Programs[edit]

MSc - Masters of Science in International Hospitality Management[19](In Partnership with University of Derby)

MIB - Master of International Business in Food & Beverage and Restaurant Management[20]

MIB - Master of International Business in Hotel, Resort and Spa Management[21]


1992 The Swiss Hotel Management School was founded as a private hotel management school in Les Paccots.[22]

1995 Move into the Caux Palace located above Montreux.[23]

1998 Partnership established with the University of Derby (UK) for the awards of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree and Master of Arts.[24]

2001 The Swiss Hotel School Association (ASEH) recognised the programmes offered at the Swiss Hotel Management School and granted full accreditation.[25]

2004 Acquisition of the Mont-Blanc Palace and Belvédère hotel in Leysin and opening of the Leysin campus.[26]

2006 Revalidation of the programmes run in partnership with the University of Derby . The programmes are the Bachelor of Arts(hons) and Master of Arts.

2011 Launch of the Master of International Business in Resort and Spa Management programme .Opening of a student-managed spa with a public section in Leysin.

2012 Swiss eduQua qualification awarded; The ʻBuffet de la Gare’ in Caux as a student-run restaurant open to the public.

2013 Launch of the Master of Science in International Hospitality Management built on the success of the Master of Arts in International Hospitality Management .

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School". Montreux Riviera. 2016. 
  3. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School". Swiss Private Universities. 2009. 
  4. ^ "SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School". HBEC Switzerland. 2016. 
  5. ^ "SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School". Mastersportal. 2016. 
  6. ^ SEG
  7. ^ "Invision IV Portfolio". Invision IV. 
  8. ^ "Invision Private Equity AG". Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  9. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School". Edwise international. 2016. 
  10. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School". Studypedia. 2016. 
  11. ^ "SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School (Swiss Education Group)". Master and more. 2016. 
  12. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School". Leysin. 2016. 
  13. ^ "Hospitality, events, resort and spa". Swiss Education. 2016. 
  14. ^ "SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School". Educations. 2016. 
  15. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School - SHMS". Hospitality Net. 2016. 
  16. ^ "SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School". Go Abroad. 2016. 
  17. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School". Gees Consultants. 2016. 
  18. ^ "SHMS (Swiss Hotel Management School)". Swiss Education Expert. 2016. 
  19. ^ Masters in International Hospitality Management
  20. ^ Online Master of International Hospitality Management
  21. ^ Masters in International Business and Hotel, Resort and Spa Management
  22. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School". International School Parent. 2016. 
  23. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School". Hotel School Listings. 2016. 
  24. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School (Leysin, Switzerland)". University of Derby. 2016. 
  25. ^ "Swiss Hotel Management School". THE ICE. 2016. 
  26. ^ "Leysin Swiss Hotel Management School SHMS". Standseilbahnen. 2016.