Master of Arts in International Hotel Business Management

SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School
1 year
Full time
Master's degree

About this program

Master of Arts in International Hotel Business Management

The Master of Arts (awarded by University of Derby, UK) is an intensive programme delivered over an 18-week period in blocks of nine weeks, before students embark on a mandatory work placement and consultancy project.

Based on our Caux campus, students learn the theory and apply their newly-acquired knowledge and skills in managing the evergrowing business of hotel operations.

As part of this programme, students will be required to complete a 4-6 month industry internship, which allows for the practical application of their education as well as the perfect opportunity to grow their professional network.

Admission requirements

  • Recognised Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2:2) in any discipline.
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 67-74 or equivalent.
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years.

Target Audience

Bachelor degree holders

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Program content

Year 1

Hotel Management

Semester 1

  • Food & Beverage Management 
  • Wine & Beverage Management
  • Events & Banqueting Management
  • Front Office & Rooms Division Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Revenue and Financial Management
  • Developing Business Leadership Skills
  • Current Trends in Hospitality
  • Applied Business Management Project (Capstone Module)
  • Foreign Languages (Optional)

Work Placement

  • Practical Experience in conjunction with Capstone consultancy project

Scholarships & funding

Limited scholarships are available every year on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, please visit the university website


The full tuition price is 39700 CHF.

About this institute

Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

Housed in historical former palace hotels, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) is focused on learning by doing, offering a world-class hotel management education rooted in the heritage of Swiss hospitality traditions. With an emphasis on applied expertise, combined with international...

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The masters of science is a very academic and research oriented program, ideal for students who enjoy criticizing theories and finding new ways of improving existing theories for the Hospitality Industry. One of the key elements is that this program helps us future Hospitality Leaders to get used to critically think about everything that you are...

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SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School

1824 Caux-Montreux

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