Bachelor of Business Administration

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Bachelor of Business Administration

No matter the business, the customer comes first. 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.

Next intake

October 07, 2024


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 three industry internships that will give you a competitive advantage in your future career 
  • Graduate with a dual award:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management or Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management by Northwood University and Swiss Higher Diploma* by HIM Business School

*HIM Business School awards its own separate award. This award does not necessarily give access to the Swiss higher education system



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

World cultural and principles of business


Learn what it means to be customer-centric as you develop your soft skills, resulting in a deeper understanding of the industry's human behavioral and operational aspects.


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


  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Data-driven decision-making
  • Communications
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Front Office Management & Operations
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)



4-6 month internship worldwide or Switzerland

Year 2

Developing leadership skills and competitive advantage


Increase your influence as a leader by developing your emotional intelligence and key managerial skills with a combination of theory and real-world immersion. Choose a specialization to delve into your sector of interest.


  • Principles of Management
  • Innovating with AI: Transforming Business and User Experience
  • Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Convention Management, Banqueting, and Events


  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Introduction to Art
  • Financial Management
  • Specialized Learning Pathway



4–6-month internship worldwide or in Switzerland


Choose your competitive advantage

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

This specialization explores the role of marketing within the luxury industry. Through guest lectures and case studies from partner companies, students learn critical skills to identify opportunities for market expansion and potential new luxury products.

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

Financial Analysis & Wealth Management

Learn how to approach the financial component of a business plan, how to manage portfolios, and how to effectively research and assess financial markets and economies.

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

Year 3

International Business


Learn the in-depth operations of an international business framework and how to be socially responsible in a multicultural setting.



  • Economics of Public Policies
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Ethics
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • International Management


  • Environmental Science
  • Philosophy of American Enterprise
  • Business Law I


Choose Your Pathway 

Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Business Administration  in Management



4–6-month internship worldwide or in Switzerland

Choose Your Pathway

Bachelor Pathway Courses

Hospitality Management

Term 6

  • Resort Management
  • Innovative Hospitality Models 
  • Revenue Management




Term 6 

  • Operations Management 
  • Practice of Management and Leadership 
  • Management of Info Technologies

A stamp of approval

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 07, 2024

January 13, 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 46 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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