Taught course

International Hospitality Business Management (Swiss Hotel Management School)

Swiss Education Group

Entry requirements

  • Recognised Bachelor's Degree (minimum 2:2) in any discipline or five years of work experience at managerial/ supervisory level in the hospitality industry, plus admissions interview
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 60 or equivalent
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years

Months of entry

February, September, November

Course content

SHMS is currently ranked No.2 on the QS leagaue table for Hospitatliy and Leisure, with campuses surrounding spectacular landscapes.

Graduates from this Master of Arts in International Hospitality Business Management programme and the required internship will be able to accelerate their business acumen by applying their newly acquired skills managing the highly growing business of hotel operations.

Their study journey will take them through learning the theory and applying the practical domain of the essential building blocks within the world of hotel management. From Food & Beverage, Front Office and Rooms Division to Events & Banqueting, the multifaceted nature of the hospitality industry is covered.

There are three specializations in semester 2 which allows students to focus on their interested areas and develop more relevant skills, the options are: Hotel Management, Luxury Brand Management and Event Management.

The capstone module directs students to draw on all their areas of study throughout the programme, as they bring together their newly acquired skills and competences when they present their final applied management project for launching their own hotel.

Course Structure: 6 months taught course + Internship (4-6 months)

Semester 1:

  • Hotel Operation Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Developing Business
  • Leadership Skills
  • Marketing Management
  • Wine and Beverage Management
  • Evidence-based Learning
  • Chosen Specialization

Semester 2:

  • Integrated business project (5 months)
  • Worldwide internship (optional)

Worldwide internship (4-6 Months)

The professional internship is intended to provide a learning opportunity for students to apply their knowledge to the real-life workplace, and make their profile employable.

Minimum monthly gross salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,212.

Tuition fee: CHF 35,200

Total fees: CHF 47,800*

*Breakdown of the total cost: CHF 35,200 (Tuition) + CHF 6,000 (Accommodation) + CHF 2,600 (Food) + CHF 4,000 (Additional Charges)

Fees and funding

UK students
CHF 47,800
International students
CHF 47,800

Scholarships which cover up to 30% of the total tuition fees are availiable, subject to approval.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Master of Arts in International Hospitality Business Management is awarded by the University of Derby.

Course contact details

Mimi Zhu