Hotel Budgeting and Forecasting

EHL Hospitality Business School
5 weeks
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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About this program

Hotel Budgeting and Forecasting

In this online course, you will deep-dive into hotel competitive performance analysis, budgeting and business planning processes. You will learn to analyze performance using industry benchmarking tools, practice planning, budgeting and forecasting processes, and use these tools to estimate future performance and monitor variances between actual outcomes and projected ones.

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Admission requirements

This course is designed for hospitality professionals, hotel owners, finance professionals wishing to update their skills and learn about hotel budgeting & forecasting.

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Program content

Week 1

  • Planning & the planning process
  • Planning methodologies
  • Putting the plan together
  • Managing the planning process

Week 2

  • Benchmarking
  • Metrics and benchmarking for hotels
  • Competitor analysis and STR reports

Week 3

  • Operations budgeting and forecasting
  • Budget preparation
  • Budgetary control

Week 4

  • Cash management
  • Cash budgeting
  • Capital budgeting

Week 5

  • Final assessment

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information.


Tuition fee: CHF 2,200 / SGD 2,560


  • Recognize hospitality industry analytics using the STR methodology
  • Use data analysis to forecast future performance for a geographic market, a hotel category, or an individual property
  • Distinguish between the different elements of a budget and a long-term business plan at the departmental, property, and corporate level
  • Perform competitive analysis, market analysis and segmentation analysis
  • Describe the main reasons for budgeting and long-term business planning

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World’s Leading Hospitality Business School

Founded in 1893 as Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, EHL Hospitality Business School is recognized as the best university of hospitality management in the world, and it boasts a 96% employment rate among recent graduates. Renowned Academic Quality EHL Hospitality Business...

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EHL Hospitality Business School

Route de Bern 301
1000 Lausanne

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