Bachelor's Program

Bachelor César Ritz


Bachelor's Program

A program that blends the best of American entrepreneurship with the ethos of Swiss excellence and rigor.

Next intake

July 2021


3 years


Le Bouveret, Lucerne, Brig


About the program

Learn to think outside the box

Develop an entrepreneurial mindset as you learn to think innovatively and take on the ever-changing world of business. Immersed in a culture that inspires creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit, our hands-on approach to teaching will help you build a foundation for your future career success. 

Graduate with:

  • Bachelor of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management from César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management from Washington State University (Carson College of Business)



Year 1

Lucerne or Le Bouveret

Term 1 (11 weeks)

• Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
• Management Information Systems
• Nutrition, Health, and Special Diets
• Personal Development and Life Skills
• Introduction to Industry Experience
• Introduction to Food Service
• Language 1 (French or German)

Term 2 (11 WEEKS)

• Fine Dining Operations & Management
• Business Writing
• Wine and Beverage Management
• Mathematics for Hospitality Business
• Language 2 (French or German)


Switzerland or abroad (6 months)

Year 2

Le Bouveret and Brig

Le Bouveret - Term 3 (11 weeks)

  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Current Global and Social Issues
  • Business Statistics
  • Microeconomics for Hospitality Managers
  • Financial Accounting

Le Bouveret - Term 4 (11 weeks)

  • Hospitality Business Ethics
  • Hotel and Restaurant Design
  • Macroeconomics for the Tourism Industry
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cultural Diversity in Organizations

Brig - Term 5 (11 weeks)

  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • International Politics
  • Food, Beverage, and Events Management
  • Decision Analysis for Entrepreneurs
  • Science for Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism



Switzerland or abroad (6 months)

Year 3


At the end of year 3, you will be awarded a:

  • Bachelor of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management awarded by César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management awarded by Washington State University

Term 6 (11 weeks)

  • Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • International Tourism
  • Business Start-up 1
  • Career Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Business


  • Hospitality Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Hospitality Operational Analysis
  • Service Operations Management
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Start-up 2


  • Chosen Specialization*
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics for International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Social Psychology of Hospitality
  • Hospitality Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Hotel Management


For Term 8, choose from one of our specializations 

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • Entrepreneurial Operations: Launching a Start-up
  • Financial Entrepreneurship
  • Leading Innovative Strategies


  • Banking and the Financial Economy
  • Sustainable Finance: Environmental, Social,
    and Governance Factors
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Leading with Finance

Next intakes

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

July 5, 2021

October 4, 2021

January 10, 2022

July 11, 2022


  • High school diploma or International Baccalaureate equivalent
  • Swiss Maturité or Swiss commercial vocational baccalaureate or any Vocational Educational Training (VET) equivalent qualification 
  • English Level: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 
  • Professional & personal experience 
  • A motivational letter (500-600 words) 
  • CV / Resume with your professional experience & social contribution  
  • Secondary Education diplomas and transcripts (or university transcripts when appropriate)  

Equivalences and specific conditions: for admission to the bachelor program, students must have successfully completed their high school diploma and should qualify for admission at university level in the country where they completed their secondary schooling. 

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