Study hospitality with specialisations at the Palace of Montreux,  SHMS – Swiss Hotel Management School

SHMS is world-renowned for its international hospitality management programmes. We combine theory and practice, giving students a deeper understanding of the subject and a solid foundation for their future career.

We offer an exciting programme based on internationally recognised Swiss traditions and focusing on global trends, business strategy and operational leadership. Refine your skills with 3 specialisations, and get a truly comprehensive hospitality degree.


  • Hospitality management
  • Event management
  • Design management

The courses are delivered from two traditional Swiss palace hotels in Caux and Leysin. Beautiful banquet halls, a large theatre, fully equipped spa and a variety of restaurants with different food options provide students with the best conditions. Together with our strong UK university partners, we offer unique career opportunities.

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A hands-on undergraduate program

  1. Multi-campus, multicultural experience
  2. Accredited degree from the University of Derby, UK
  3. Specializations in international hospitality, events, or design
  4. Two internships for a head start in your career
  5. Graduate with a:
    1. Bachelor (in chosen specialization) from Swiss Hotel Management School
    2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (in chosen specialization) from the University of Derby
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BA in International Hospitality Management, Switzerland


4 semesters of study, 3 specializations, combined with 2 professional worldwide internships which can be done either in Switzerland or globally.

  1. Year 1 – Food & Beverage Management, Caux
    1. Beverage Studies. Introduction to Service and Kitchen Theory, Hospitality and Events etc.
  2. Year 2 – Rooms Division Management, Caux
    1. Yield and Revenue Optimization. Marketing. Hospitality Design. Rooms Division Management etc.
  3. Year 3 – Specializations
    1. Hospitality management
    2. Event management
    3. Design management
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International hospitality internship

The programme includes two internships for a total of one year of international placement. Internships often take place in five-star hotels or resorts. With the help of the school’s excellent international network, you have the opportunity to do a training programme anywhere in the world.


The school has a careers department with dedicated staff, and as a student you will have regular individual meetings to help you with internships and career planning. The school also organises recruitment fairs with the industry and has its own digital job platform where our partners regularly post unique opportunities for our students.

The combination of an internationally recognised education and high-level internships means that SHMS students have unique skills and are highly attractive in the global labour market.

Study International Hospitality Management in Switzerland.

We are an Apple Distinguished School

SHMS is the first international hospitality school in the world, and the first institute of higher education in Switzerland, to receive the prestigious “Apple Distinguished School” recognition. This recognition is awarded to centers of educational excellence that demonstrate innovative ways to use technology to support learning goals and inspire student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking, while cultivating environments in which students are excited and curious about learning.


Our unique partnerships and internship opportunities open doors to some of the world’s top players. Get invaluable real-world experience, connect with people at the heart of the business, and learn from the greats–both in the classroom and in the workplace. The curriculum is informed by the industry and supports your employability and career development.

Tuition and fees

For tuition and fees 2024 please download the PDF.

SHMS Tuition and Fees 2024

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