1 year
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate

About this program

Postgraduate Diploma

For people who want to change their career, pivot into the hospitality industry and complement their initial degree with hospitality skills.

Hone hotel business skills and get hands-on learning experience at the same time. Explore the fundamentals of hotel management and acquire the soft skills needed by leading hotel companies to successfully start your career in a supervisory position or pursue your studies further with a master’s degree. 

Admission requirements

  • Recognized Bachelor's Degree or at least 3 years of work experience in a supervisory position in any industry
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 or equivalent
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Food & Beverage Management Principles
  • Front Office Management Principles
  • Finance and Yield Management Principles
  • Event Planning and Organization
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Market Research
  • Digital Sales and Marketing
  • Language (French or German) and Academic English Skills
  • Concept LAB -  Fine Dining and Spa

Semester 2

  • Worldwide internship (4-6 months)

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 35800 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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Contact info

SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School

1824 Caux-Montreux

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