The first semester familiarises you with the world of a hotelier. Through combined practical experiences in our Fine Dining restaurant and theory classes in F&B, you internalise the attitude of hospitality professionals in both thought and action.
This hands-on experience allows you to practice your newly acquired F&B skills by working in a SHL approved establishment in Switzerland or abroad.
*either the first or the second internship must be completed in Switzerland
Along with Front Office and Housekeeping, this semester covers the environmental impact and financial aspects of managing the core departments of a hotel.
The second industry internship allows you to put the knowledge gained in semester three into practice. You are expected to take on more responsibility and to gain supervisory experience.
The following two semesters focus on Hospitality Business Administration and Management, with emphasis on how to generate and maintain financial stability through strong leadership. Individual and group research encourages in-depth reflection on the subjects studied, and you will also write your own business plans in small groups. With the specializations offered in semester six, you can tailor the semester according to your preferences.
In the final two semesters, Financial Management, Corporate Ethics and Finance and Economics are studied in depth. These topics are supported by academic research studies, Sustainable Development, Intercultural Communication, as well as a Minor of your choice, to provide you with the full range of skills necessary to be able to conduct business at a global level. In addition, you will demonstrate your understanding of the topics covered throughout the programme by writing an individual bachelor thesis.