Hospitality management at César Ritz Colleges: our programmes

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is one of the world’s leading hospitality educational establishments. Our schools offers hospitality management courses that allow you to embark on a successful career in tourism and hotel management.


Imagine a career that takes you all over the world, where you have the skills and confidence to be a leader in your chosen field. We can help you to discover your full potential with a multicultural setting with fellow students from a diversity of nations, plus highly personalized one-to-one training that focuses on your individual strengths. That’s the core of your hospitality management degree.

We provide the perfect foundation for your career. So come, join a winning team with César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and obtain a high-valued hospitality degree.

Prepare for Success With a Hospitality Degree

César Ritz graduates are industry professionals and leaders who exceed expectations through their persistent dedication to excellence. The programme focus on hospitality and tourism management combined with specializations in sustainability and entrepreneurship allows you to explore in depth your desired field. Furthermore, after your hospitality management courses you can start your career with your own business plan thanks to the Business Planning project as part of the Bachelor programme.

International Faculty For Your Hospitality Management Courses

The faculty includes published authors and researchers, internationally recognised professors and professional instructors. These inspiring and dedicated tutors bring a wealth of experience from many specialist areas of the tourism and hospitality sector, including five-star luxury hotel management, cruise ship operations, professional chefs, human resources, marketing and environmental tourism.

For Bachelor students, the Washington State University faculty, composed of professors and those with doctorates, teach terms seven and eight of the Bachelor degree, bringing American business and research expertise to the programme.

Internships to Enforce Your Hospitality Management Degree

All courses for your hospitality management degree combine theoretical coursework with practical internships. The latter provides the opportunity for students to put into practice the skills they learn during tutorials and workshops; nothing prepares you better for your career than 'hands-on' experience in a real-life working environment.

César Ritz Colleges actively encourages students to undertake internships in Switzerland to gain from the high quality of training available at Swiss institutions. Its strong industry links ensure 100% success rate in finding students appropriate positions in the Swiss hotel and tourism industry with more than 80% of students placed in four and five-star hotels.

The minimum monthly gross salary for an internship position in Switzerland is CHF 2,172.-

Career 'Hotspot' Tours

Hospitality is a global industry and César Ritz graduates work all around the world pursuing successful international careers across five continents.

In light of the international aspect of the industry and your hospitality management degree César Ritz Colleges has developed the unique concept of taking our students to experience the 'hotspots' of the hotel and tourism industry. Designed to inform and inspire career choices, each tour combines a number of behind-the-scenes hotel visits, presentations, interviews with human resource personnel, alumni meetings and trips to tourist attractions.

It is a great way of giving our student’s first-hand experience of what it would be like to live and work in a foreign city, country and region: an invaluable indicator of whether a job abroad is something that might appeal to you.

After successful trips to Beijing, Dubai/Abu Dhabi, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Panama and Hong Kong/Guangzhou/Macao, where will César Ritz Colleges Switzerland take you next?

With You All the Way

Campus life at César Ritz Colleges is an experience in itself.

With three campuses in Switzerland; 250 students in Le Bouveret, 200 in Lucerne and 350 in Brig. The small class sizes at César Ritz Colleges offers the ideal learning environment where we are able to provide focused one-to-one attention and guidance to each student.

During your time with us you will be assigned a personal faculty adviser, and, of course, the Career Team provides you with a dedicated service throughout your programme.

You can also benefit from the mentoring of students who are happy to assist you in your studies.

English Foundation Programme

Through the English Foundation Programme offered by the Swiss Education Group students can improve their English skills before starting their hospitality course.

Four intakes per year For a Hospitality Degree

Students can choose to start their academic studies in January, April, July or October allowing flexibility to students of all nationalities.

All students receive an iPad Air 2 Wifi/16GB on arrival, which they will use throughout their studies and is theirs to keep after graduation. César Ritz Colleges is committed to using the latest technologies to aid students in their studies.

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Le Bouveret


The campus is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, with stunning views across the Swiss Alps.



The campus is located in a magnificent former hotel in the heart of the city centre.



At the foot of the Matterhorn, the César Ritz Brig Campus is near the famous ski resorts of Zermatt and Saas-Fee.

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