Bachelor Program - Hotel Training Programs

hospitality management bachelor degree

Bachelor Program

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

Next intake

July 4,2022

Duration

3 years

Location

Le Bouveret, Brig

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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 
  • Become immersed in a learning environment that inspires creativity and ignites the entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Hands-on approach that will build a foundation for your future career success
  • Offered in partnership with the Carson College of Business (Washington State University), benefit from the knowledge imparted by their visiting professors
  • 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)

 

Structure

Year 1

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)
 

Internship

Switzerland or abroad (4-6 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

 

Internship

Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)

Year 3

Brig

In your final year, put your knowledge into practice by participating in the Business Plan Competition. Present your entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges, who are themselves successful entrepreneurs. Finalists get to travel to the US and compete alongside other Washington State University undergraduates from around the world. 

In Term 6, you will also have an exceptional opportunity to take part in Innovation Week, a comprehensive project focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, as part of the Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship module. 

Term 6 (11 weeks)

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

TERM 7 (11 WEEKS)

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

TERM 8 (11 WEEKS)

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

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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 04, 2022

October 03, 2022

January 09, 2023

Requirements & Fees

  • 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.  You can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program
  • Advance Learning Program: 
    Taking university level coursework requires that you meet the demands of lectures, seminars, and assignments. If English is not your first language, you are required to complete a short screening test during the induction period. If you do not meet the minimum level for your academic program, you will be required to participate in the Advance Learning Program which runs in parallel to your regular studies and supports your academic progression. Students who benefit from this program will be charged an additional fee.

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.

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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