Partnerships & Accreditations

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Bringing the industry to the classroom

Students of César Ritz Colleges Switzerland benefit from our established partnerships with industry leaders and accreditations from various academic bodies, including Washington State University and University of Derby. 

Professional Partnerships

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris contributes to our Bachelor degree programme through offering industry insights and their support to our budding entrepreneurs.


Academic Partnerships

Washington State University
University of Derby
Swiss cantonal recognition

WSU Washington State University

The American Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management is awarded by Washington State University, accredited by NWCCU Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, USA. based in the state of Michigan in the United States.

Washington State University (WSU) was established in 1890 and is now ranked among the top 60 public research universities in the United States with a student body of more than 25,000. The academic partnership between César Ritz Colleges and Washington State University has existed since 1985 and is a collaboration with the College of Business School of Hospitality Business Management. Offering one of the leading American hospitality management programmes in the hotel industry, WSU and the College of Business are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The renowned WSU faculty deliver WSU curriculum using on-site and online courses, focusing on senior-level hospitality and business management topics.

The WSU degree in Hospitality Business Management is ranked 9th in the USA in hospitality research productivity (11th worldwide).

University of Derby

The University of Derby is a Top 50 UK university* and provides students with the best possible start in their careers through excellent teaching, delivered in cutting-edge facilities by staff who are experts in their field. 96% of University of Derby students are in work or further study within six months of completing their degree**.

Students studying the Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry are able to achieve British qualifications through the important partnership shared with the University of Derby.

The University of Derby and César Ritz Colleges have many shared values making them the ideal academic partners for the hotel and hospitality industry. Like César Ritz Colleges, the University of Derby is committed to providing a student-focused learning experience through programmes designed to enhance students’ future employability.

*The Guardian University Guide 2017
**HESA 2016, graduating class over 2000

Cantonal Recognition

The Bachelor’s degree is recognised by Canton of Valais.



EduQua ensures the quality of educational institutions by setting minimum standards and supports quality improvements in its certified institutions.


The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) is an international accreditation organisation that is dedicated to the recognition, benchmarking, development and promotion of quality programmes in tourism, hospitality, events and culinary arts education, training and research.

United Nations World Tourism Organization Certified

Providing Quality Assurance for Tourism, Education, Training and Research Programmes. César Ritz Colleges is the only Swiss hospitality school to receive the prestigious TedQual certification from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).