Bachelor of Business Administration

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Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management

Tailor this bachelor's degree in hospitality business management with a specialization endorsed by a leading industry partner.

Next intake

October 9, 2023


3 years




Tailor your degree

  • Develop an understanding of the human and operational sides of the industry 
  • Tailor your degree in hospitality business management by choosing from a range of specializations endorsed and created with industry leaders 
  • Acquire hospitality's customer-centric approach to the business world, build mental agility to adapt your new skills in hospitality or industries beyond 
  • Embark on two industry internships that will give you a competitive advantage in your future career 
  • Graduate with a:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from Hotel Institute Montreux (with specialization)*

Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from Northwood University

*Hotel Institute Montreux awards its own separate degree confirming the successful completion of Northwood University’s BBA program at its campus in Switzerland, and this degree is a formal recognition by Hotel Institute Montreux of the tertiary standards achieved by BBA graduates.



Hospitality lives wherever people come to connect. When it comes to career opportunities, this three-year degree, awarded in partnership with Northwood University (US), unlocks endless possibilities in whatever path you choose.

Year 1

Introduction to Hospitality


Learn what it means to be customer-centric as you develop an understanding of the human and operational sides of the industry.


  • Bar and Beverage Management
  • World Cultures and Customs
  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Applied Business Research
  • Accounting Principles
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)


  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communications
  • Microeconomics
  • Front Office Management
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)



Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)

Year 2

Management and Leadership Principles + Specialization


Increase your influence as a leader by developing your emotional intelligence and acquiring key managerial skills. Choose a specialization to delve into your sector of interest.


  • Principles of Management
  • Management of Information Technologies
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Convention Management, Banqueting, and Events


  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Introduction to Art
  • Financial Management
  • Specialization



Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)

Year 3

International Business


Learn how to operate an international business and what social responsibility looks like in a multicultural setting.



  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Responsible Resort Management
  • Innovative Hospitality Models
  • Statistics
  • Economics of Public Policy


  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Strategic Planning
  • International Management
  • Yield and Revenue Management
  • Philosophy of Enterprise



Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)


For Term 4, choose from one of our diverse specializations endorsed by some of the world’s most respected business and industry leaders who assist us in creating course content, hold guest lectures, host company visits, assign projects, and offer exclusive career opportunities.

Luxury Brand Management

  • Competitive Analysis for Luxury Business
  • Luxury Marketing and Communication Strategies
  • High Tech and High Touch Experiences

Financial Analysis & Wealth Management

  • Corporate Investment Decisions
  • Portfolio Management
  • Capital Markets and Analysis

Human Capital and Development

  • Mediation and Workplace Conflict
  • Strategic Management of Human Resources
  • Performance Management Systems


Lifestyle and Wellbeing Management for the Silver Economy

  • Social Gerontology – The Study of Aging
  • Operations Management for Senior Living Facilities
  • Managing Health and Changing Lifestyles

Franchise Business Management

  • Principles of Franchising
  • Franchise Compliance Issues
  • Franchise Strategy Development

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Next intakes

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

October 09, 2023

January 08, 2024

October 07, 2024

January 06, 2025

Requirements & fees

  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent). Direct entry options or credit transfer options may be available for IBCP, IBDP and BTEC Candidates. For further details or an individual assessment, please kindly contact
  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years
  • English language proficiency of IELTS academic module 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 or equivalent. If you don't have the required language level, you can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program before joining

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

Advance Learning Program
  • Taking university-level coursework requires that you meet the demands of lectures, seminars, and assignments. If English is not your first language, you are required to complete a short language assessment during the induction period. If you do not meet the minimum level for your academic program, you will be required to participate in the Advance Learning Program which runs in parallel to your regular studies and supports your academic progression. Students who benefit from this program will not be charged an additional fee.

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