Master in Hospitality Management

EHL Hospitality Business School
18 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2023

About this program

Master in Hospitality Management

The Best Step Up for a Successful Career in Hospitality

With our Master in Hospitality Management, you will be in the best position to kickstart your career in a various hospitality management functions. Our program combines advanced hospitality knowledge with real-world experience. It teaches you the theory behind service model strategies and gives you an opportunity to apply your knowledge through live projects and a professional immersion in a real hospitality setting.

The hospitality industry is changing at pace. Businesses in the sector are implementing new operating structures to adjust to global challenges and are preparing hospitality for a new future. The need for skilled managers to bring innovation to the industry is paramount. Our program primes you to succeed in this environment through an in-depth study of current hospitality management trends and best practices.

Our Master in Hospitality Management is an internationally recognized MSc qualification. You will have a choice of two academic routes: F&B management, or hospitality finance, real estate and consulting. These routes enable you to specialize in your studies.

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Admission requirements


A Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) in hospitality, tourism, or business management. A Bachelor’s degree in any related subject may be considered but students are required to complete pre-requisite modules during the summer in order to build up fundamental knowledge in business and economics as well as contextual understanding of the hospitality industry.


A minimum of six months of professional experience in the hospitality industry is required. Internships are included. Through your cover letter and interview, you should also show your interest in hospitality and dedication to developing a career in the industry.

English language

The program is taught in English; non-native English speakers need to provide language proficiency test results. The following English language tests are accepted:

  • Cambridge >= C1
  • IELTS 7
  • TOEFL IBT 100
  • Pearson > 65

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Program content

Develop Real Hospitality Expertise

The hospitality industry is unique. Managers need to navigate seasonal fluctuations, 24/7 customer-facing service, high-value premises, and a breadth of talent to manage. Our MSc in Hospitality Management explores fundamental business principles but through a hospitality lens. Learn what operating with agility really means. The program teaches you the nuances of talent management, marketing, revenue strategies, logistics and customer centricity for an industry where change is ever present. It gives you the tools to analyse data, trends and stakeholder values to make good decisions, even in fast-changing situations, training you to become an effective leader.

Specialize as you study

During the second semester, you will focus your studies on one of the following streams:

F&B Management

The food service sector has a high-growth potential, yet restaurants themselves face a highly competitive landscape. This program route takes you through innovative strategies for developing profitable business models and meeting evolving customer expectations.

Hospitality Finance, Real Estate and Consulting

Hotel investments are expected to increase globally, and it comes at a time when hospitality businesses are implementing new operating, business, and financing models. Learn how to optimize hotel assets and businesses from a financial point of view to achieve profitability at this opportune time.

Scholarships & funding

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


CHF 30,500


Master of Science HES-SO in Hospitality Management

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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. EHL Hospitality Business School delivers Swiss-quality...

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EHL Hospitality Business School

Route de Bern 301
1000 Lausanne

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