With reasonable effort, the SHL diploma can be supplemented with the «Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Hospitality Management» at the Lucerne School of Business.
The career-accompanying course «Dipl. Hotelier(e)-Gastronom(in) HF» at the SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule, Luzern is based on the long-standing experience that future managers should have experienced all areas of a hotel business. This philosophy is clearly reflected in the structure and content of the four school semesters and the three practical ones.
The first station on the way to the goal of becoming a «Dipl. Hotelier(e)-Gastronom(in) HF» are the kitchen and restaurant departments. Here, students actively practise teamplay and structured work, get to know the versatility as well as the organisation of these departments, train how to act and react in front of customers and acquire sound basic knowledge in food and beverage management.
Learning content subject field «Kitchen» (10 weeks):
Learning content subject field «Restaurant» (10 weeks):
The paid internship allows students to immerse themselves in the gastronomy industry and deepen the knowledge they have gained at SHL. Gourmet restaurant, system gastronomy or hotel kitchen? Students decide for themselves where they want to take on an operational role in F&B.
* Students who have not yet gained professional experience in the Swiss gastronomy or hotel industry (min. 6 months) must complete either the Gastronomy Internship or the Hotellerie Internship in Switzerland.
This semester aims at reacting and reacting in the position of a service provider and dealing with all customer contact points. In this way, the students learn to plan the Rooms Division department of a hotel in an organisationally sensible way from the reservation to the farewell of the guests - always with a trained eye on other success factors and the financial effects of all decisions.
Front & Back Office, Reservations, Guest Relations, Housekeeping, Facility Management or Rooms Division: The range of activities for the paid internship in the hotel industry is diverse and - like all internships on the SHL course – it can be completed in Switzerland or abroad.
In semester 5, business management and conceptual skills are put on a solid foundation. These are applied in the real project study, in which the students deal with problems from the industry and develop fresh, market-oriented solutions in a team.
SHL students gain leadership experience in various positions: They lead employees, manage a project, are responsible for a department, pursue a specialisation in a subject area or launch their own start-up.
The final semester at SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern gives the career the decisive boost. Students acquire far-reaching competencies for the strategic and operational management of a company. In parallel, the students develop concrete, well thought-out gastronomy and hotel concepts in the project and diploma theses - and present these to external clients in a professional sales pitch.
On Mount Rigi, students deal with group dynamic processes and get to know themselves and their role within a group better.
SHL students proudly receive their diplomas after successfully completing their studies. This is:
In addition to the diploma «Dipl. Hotelier(e)-Gastronom(in) HF», our students receive additional certificates - without extra effort.
SHL graduates take on specialist and management functions in the hotel and gastronomy industry, in tourism or in the service sector. They work in marketing, project management, accounting, finance, controlling, but also in HR or management consulting. Some also realise their personal business ideas and set up their own company. To get an idea of what an education at SHL can do for your career path, read about the exciting careers of some of our alumni here:
Many of our alumni start their careers directly after graduation - some others have yet to quench their academic thirst for knowledge. The coveted SHL diploma opens doors in both directions - to attractive management positions worldwide as well as to further study programmes and postgraduate studies.
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