Courses of Study

Bachelor in Hospitality Management

Our four-year full-time degree programme, offered in cooperation with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts  (HSLU), includes two paid internships and provides students with transferable skills in hospitality leadership, management, strategy and operations. The BSc degree in hospitality management follows the principles of the traditional Swiss dual approach to education by combining first class theoretical and practical modules.

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About SHL

SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern is one of the two original Hotel Management Schools in Switzerland. Owned by the non-profit Hotel and Gastro foundation, SHL has been paving the way for the renowned Swiss dual education system, teaching first-class practical and academic hospitality management skills since 1909.

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Founded in 1909, SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern is one of the two original Swiss hotel management schools.


SHL offers the BSc in Hospitality Management in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne (HSLU).The bachelor degree is awarded by HSLU.


67 percent of employers look for applicants who are already familiar with everyday working life. Our students gain a minimum of 12 months of work experience during their training and are therefore optimally equipped for the working world.


The BSc degree is accredited by the Swiss federal government and is in compliance with the Bologna Declaration using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and recognised around the world.

Our programmes

SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern has a reputation for being the leading hospitality management school offering programmes deeply founded in the essence of the globally renowned Swiss dual education system. Our approach to teaching, combining theoretical classroom studies, practical skills training and internships, provides you with an excellent foundation of academic knowledge, professional know-how and real-world experience.

Bachelor in Hospitality Management

Programme Outline

The Bachelor programme is designed to deliver in-depth hospitality know-how, business management expertise and professional practical skills. Over the four years you will dive into Culinary Arts & Service Excellence, Rooms Division, Hospitality Business Administration & Management, as well as International Business Management & Global Leadership.

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SHL Hospitality Summer Academy

Discover the world of Hospitality

Gain an extensive glimpse into the hospitality industry and its careers opportunities with our educational, interactive and fun one-week programme. You discover what it takes to become an enthusiastic industry leader, learn about customer and guest service excellence and what it means to live the hospitality lifestyle.

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What to expect at SHL

You can expect a school setting with various nationalities, languages, cultures and student societies that gives you room and opportunities to display your personal talents, as well as a supportive and personalized learning environment that promotes your individual growth.

Study in Lucerne

City Centre Campus with a view

The SHL Campus is made up of the Lakeview Campus, the City Campus and Hotel SHL, our student accommodation. Our Campus offers you an original Swiss hotel management school experience in an environment where heritage meets the needs of modern-day students.

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