AcademicsHotel Institute Montreux Ranked 6th in Switzerland for Hospitality & Leisure Management

In 2019, Hotel Institute Montreux was ranked one of the Top 20 higher education institutions in the world in the Hospitality and Leisure Management category and one of the Top 10 in Switzerland.

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings, viewed as one of the three major university rankings evaluates 1,110 educational institutions on key aspects such as academic and employer reputation. For this year’s edition, QS Rankings surveyed over 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers globally, to help candidates make better-informed decisions about their graduate and undergraduate studies.

Hotel Institute Montreux did extremely well to be ranked as the 15th institution worldwide for Hospitality and Leisure Management and 6th in Switzerland. These results are a confirmation of the high academic standards at HIM, achieved through interactive and engaging lectures blending contemporary theory and best industry practice.
Ulrika Bjorklund, Academic Director at Hotel Institute Montreux

Hotel Institute Montreux is based in Montreux, a vibrant town on the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva. Its programs blend traditional Swiss hospitality education with contemporary American business approach: students learn the foundations of impeccable customer service while rounding off their business management skills.


Hotel Insitute Montreux QS ranking, best school workdwide


Over the years, HIM has fostered close relationships with leading industry players who have contributed their invaluable insights to creating highly employer-relevant curricula. While hospitality and business remain the main program focus, students can choose between specializations, depending on their aptitudes and interests from Finance , endorsed by Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Human Resources, created in cooperation with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Luxury Marketing and Business Management in partnership with several industry leaders including Tag Heuer, a luxury watch manufacturer; John Paul, world-renowned concierge brand and Montreux Jazz Festival, the second largest jazz festival in the world held annually on the shores of Lake Geneva.


Hotel Insitute Montreux QS ranking, best school workdwide


Thanks to the strong industry ties, HIM students apply their learnings to real-life projects commissioned by the school’s partners: finding solutions to specific marketing issues for a leading luxury watch brand, analyzing stock performance or creating solutions for better employee engagement. This experience solidifies graduates’ understanding of industry challenges and processes and ultimately enhances their employability.

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