Hospitality and Business Programs: Your Studies

At Hotel Institute Montreux, you will learn traditional Swiss hospitality values combined with American business management skills. The business focus of the hotel and hospitality management courses opens doors to a wide variety of exciting career options around the world.


You will develop your understanding of hospitality principles in Food and Beverage and Rooms Division Management before choosing to specialize in Finance, Luxury Marketing and Business Management or Human Resources. In the final terms, studies focus on Hospitality Management and International Business, preparing graduates for top-end management positions in the international world of hospitality and business.

Business-oriented Hotel and Hospitality Management Courses

Hospitality and business are more than just about skills and knowledge. Hotel Institute Montreux encourages students to become successful business leaders who are creative and innovative in everything they do, whether it is through:

  • A complex finance solution
  • A marketing plan
  • A dynamic human resource strategy

The specializations in Finance, Luxury Marketing and Business Management or Human Resources in partnership with Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, Montreux Jazz Festival, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Hublot allow students to develop solid foundations in global business.

Foreign Language Study

Foreign languages are vital skills for anyone working within the hospitality industry. At Hotel Institute Montreux students can choose French, German, Spanish, or Mandarin classes. All hotel and hospitality courses at Hotel Institute Montreux are taught in English.

Teaching Philosophy

At Hotel Institute Montreux, the student is at the center of the teaching philosophy. The program structure allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of their subject matter in interactive classes where they are encouraged to participate actively and share their experience.

In year one, students have the option to request a study adviser, usually a Bachelor student in the final year, to help overcome any initial study difficulties.

Hotel Institute Montreux uses modern teaching materials to ensure that the content of every program is 'state-of-the-art'. The school frequently invites guest speakers to give lectures on hospitality related topics.


All programs at Hotel Institute Montreux include a four to six-month internship in Switzerland or abroad. Internships offer a unique opportunity for students to enhance both their practical and language skills. The Dorchester London, Raffles Hotel Singapore, and Ritz Hotel Paris are just some examples of where students have completed their internship. The monthly salary for an internship position in Switzerland is CHF 2,172.- to CHF 2,450.-

English Foundation Programme

Through the English Foundation Programme offered by the Swiss Education Group students can improve their English skills before starting their hospitality course.

Four Intakes per Year

Start your study when the time is right for you. Choose from January, April, July or October enrollments.

All students receive an iPad Air 2 Wifi/16GB (iPad mini 3 Wifi/16GB for PGD students) on arrival, which they will use throughout their studies and is theirs to keep after graduation. Hotel Institute Montreux is committed to using the latest technologies to aid students in their studies.

Success Story

Bachelor of Business Administration


In collaboration with the academic partner of Hotel Institute Montreux, Northwood University (USA).

Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Business Management


Theoretical understanding of hospitality business management.

Master of International Business


Finance, Marketing, Human Resources or Luxury Business Management* (*as of October 2015) endorsed by leading companies.

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University Partner

  • Northwood

Industry Endorsement

  • Hublot
  • Banque Edmond de Rothschild
  • Montreux Jazz Festival
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

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