Quality assurance

Accreditations, certifications & recognitions

Governance & Quality Assurance

The shared governance system at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland allows internal and external stakeholders to engage with the school community on decisions related to the overall quality and to ensure continuous and rigorous improvement. It is essential to the CRCS structure that our community (alumni, partners, students, faculty, and staff) are represented in the decisions that impact all aspects of our school.

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland has established a Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) to guide the implementation of quality measures across the entire operational and academic enterprise. Quality is a core competency of the College, and we strive to continuously improve through the creation of formal planning, policies, attitudes, actions, and procedures.

Our boards and committees guide and promote adherence to the QAF so that CRCS delivers on its mission. 

Boards and Committees at CRCS:

- Supervisory Committee 
- External Advisory Board 
- Academic Board 
- Quality Audit Committee 
- Appeals Committee 
- Work, Health and Safety Committee 
- Diversity and Inclusion Committee 
- Teaching, Learning and Research Committee 
- Admissions Committee

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Carson College of Business

The Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is awarded in academic partnership with the Carson College of Business at Washington State University (WSU). The Carson College of Business ranks among the world's top undergraduate international business programs.

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Washington State University

The Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is awarded in academic partnership with Washington State University (WSU). Offering one of the leading American hospitality management programs in the hotel industry, Washington State University is ranked among the Top 60 public research universities in the USA. The WSU degree in Hospitality Business Management is ranked 9th in the USA in hospitality research productivity (11th worldwide).


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The University of Derby

The Master of Arts (MA) is awarded in academic partnership with the University of Derby, UK. Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), the University's academic strength is backed up by applied learning to ensure students are ready for a successful career. It was named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards. It also won the Guardian University Award 2020 for Social and Community Impact.

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The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE)

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is accredited by The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), an international organization dedicated to the recognition, benchmarking, development, and promotion of quality programs in tourism, hospitality, events, culinary arts, training, and research. In 2019, César Ritz Colleges achieved the number 1 Global Premier Rankings in the following categories: career advice, arrival average, first night, health insurance, university orientation, and formal welcome.




César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is certified by EduQua. This Swiss quality label promotes transparency and comparability of adult learning for the benefit of consumers and contributes to safeguarding the quality of adult education programers in Switzerland. 
EduQua ensures the quality of educational institutions by setting minimum standards and supports quality improvements in its certified institutions.

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United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is an affiliate member of the UNWTO, which serves as the major gateway for alliances and collaboration between the private and public sectors in tourism. Bringing together over 500 companies, educational and research institutions, destinations, and NGOs, this interactive platform provides a space for members to engage in dialogue, share information, and take further action.



International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test. César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is a recognized and trusted IELTS test center. We can advise you on test dates and fees and also give guidance on how to prepare for the test and what to expect on the day.


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Green Globe

Le Bouveret campus has made significant strides towards becoming sustainable, leading it to be certified by Green Globe. We aim to be a driver for change in sustainable management, social, environmental, and economic factors, and in cultural heritage. Students learn how to develop sustainable practices for their hotel or tourism destination, and discover the steps needed to receive a Green Globe Certification.

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AACSB International

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is a member of the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), that connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

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