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Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management

Choose from five specializations

Studying at Hotel Institute Montreux gives you the business and hospitality knowledge you need to create a successful career – as well as an American university degree awarded by Northwood University, that’s highly regarded and professionally recognized around the world, leaving you fully qualified and ready to make your mark.

Our flexible curriculum empowers you to create your own customized educational journey. Building strong foundations in business administration and hospitality, our students get the unique chance to specialize in fields such as Financial Analysis and Wealth Management, Human Capital and Development, Management for the Senior Living Industry, Franchise Business Management, and Luxury Brand Management. 

 
 

 

Year 1

Food & Beverage and Rooms Division Management

Internship

Term 1 (11 weeks)

Term 2 (11 weeks)

Term 3 (11 weeks)

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)

Swiss Diploma in Hotel Operations Management

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Year 2

Management Application and Specialization

Internship

Term 4 (11 weeks)

Term 5 (11 weeks)

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)

Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management (with specialization)

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Year 3

Hospitality Management and International Business

Term 6 (11 weeks)

Term 7 (11 weeks)

Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management (with specialization)

  • Course Description
    • Year 1 Food & Beverage and Rooms Division Management
      Develop an understanding of kitchen processes and gain hands-on experience in food & beverage service. Acquire expertise in rooms division, consisting of front office operations and housekeeping.
      • Term 1 (11 weeks)
        • Food & Beverage Service Theory and Practical
        • Food Production Theory and Food Safety
        • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
        • Introduction to College Studies
        • French, German or Spanish
      • Term 2 (11 weeks)
        • Accounting Principles
        • Food & Beverage Management
        • Bar and Beverage Management
        • Communications
        • World Cultures and Customs
        • Principles of Microeconomics
        • French, German or Spanish
      • Term 3 (11 weeks)
        • Front Office Management and Operations
        • Housekeeping Management
        • Human Resource Management
        • Principles of Macroeconomics
        • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
        • French, German or Spanish
      • Internship (4-6 months)
    • Year 2 Management Application and Specialization
      Develop hospitality management skills and choose your specialization (Financial Analysis and Wealth Management, Human Capital and Development, Management for the Senior Living Industry, Franchise Business Management or Luxury Brand Management) to gain in-depth knowledge of your sector of interest.
      • Term 4 (11 weeks)
        • Principles of Management
        • Introduction to Art
        • Convention Management, Banqueting, and Events
        • Financial and Managerial Accounting
        • Management of Information Technologies
        • French, German or Spanish (optional)
      • Term 5 (11 weeks)
        • Organizational Behavior & Leadership
        • Digital Marketing
        • Financial Management
        • French, German or Spanish (optional)
      • Specializations
        • Financial Analysis & Wealth Management (endorsed by Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild and Swiss Sustainable Finance)
        • Human Capital & Development (endorsed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts)
        • Luxury Brand Management (endorsed by La Mer, John Paul, and Tourbillon)
        • Management for the Senior Living Industry (endorsed by Resort Lifestyle Communities and Le Mirador)
        • Franchise Business Management
      • Internship (4-6 months)
    • Year 3 Hospitality Management and International Business
      Build on your previous studies and develop a strong understanding of international business in preparation for a career in the international world of hospitality business.
      • Term 6 (11 weeks)
        • Business Ethics
        • Strategic Planning
        • Responsible Resort Management
        • Innovative Hospitality Models
        • Statistics 
      • Term 7 (11 weeks)
        • Contemporary Global Issues
        • Business Law
        • International Management
        • Environmental Science
        • Yield and Revenue Management
        • Philosophy of Enterprise
  • Entry requirements
    • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent). Direct Entry options may be available for IBCP Candidates. For further details or an individual assessment, please kindly contact ibcp@swisseducation.com.
    • English language proficiency of IELTS 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. Please note that if you require a visa, Swiss authorities need to be provided with a valid TOEFL or IELTS score (not older than one year).
    • Recommended minimum age of 18 years
  • Dates
    • 11 January 2021 – 26 March 2021
    • 5 July 2021 – 17 September 2021
    • 4 October 2021 – 17 December 2021
  • Cost

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