Taught course

International Hospitality Management (Swiss Hotel Management School)

Swiss Education Group

Entry requirements

  • Recognized bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2), with honors in Hospitality/Events Management, or five years of work experience at managerial/supervisory level in the industry, plus admission interview
  • Postgraduate diploma from Swiss Hotel Management School, or
  • English language proficiency of IELTS academic module 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 60 or equivalent.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

This course is for students who want to top up their bachelor’s in hospitality with a master’s degree, or established professionals in middle-management positions without a formal degree who want to take their career to the next level.

Modules encompass contemporary classes such as project management, sustainable value creation, or AI, with focuses on management and leadership, Hospitality Management, Digital Value Creation and Design Management.

Graduates receive two awards:

Master in International Hospitality Management from Swiss Hotel Management School

Master of Science in International Hospitality Management from the University of Derby

Total Duration: 1 year. Campus location: Leysin; Intakes: September, February

Semester 1: 4 weeks (on-campus)

Core Modules:

  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Managing Risk and Uncertainty
  • Innovative Technology-Driven Value Creation
  • Strategic Directions
  • Strategic Experience Design and Operations Management

Elective Modules (choose 2 of 4)

  • Content and Social Media Strategies
  • Data-Driven Analytics and Decision-Making Strategies
  • Strategic Hospitality Design and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Revenue Management

Semester 2: Independent Study (Internship only optional but can be integrated if desired)

Minimum monthly gross salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,212

Tuition fee: CHF 35,200

Information for international students

English language proficiency of IELTS academic module 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 60 or equivalent. If you don't meet the required english 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).

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 available, subject to approval.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Dual degree, awarded by both SHMS and Derby University, UK. Swiss Hotel Management School has just recently been ranked No2 on the QS league table for Hospitality and Leisure management.

Course contact details

Mimi Zhu