Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management

A program that blends the best of Swiss Excellence and the heritage of Ritz.

Next intake

October 07, 2024

Duration

4 YEARS

Location

Le Bouveret & Brig

Credits

180 ECTS CREDITS

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
  • Immerse yourself in a learning environment that inspires creativity and ignites an innovative mindset
  • Engage in an interactive approach that will lay the groundwork for your future career success
  • Join the second federally accredited hospitality business school in Switzerland

Graduate with a:

Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management

Structure

Industry Immersion Year

BOUVERET

Term 1 - Bouveret

  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Personal Development & Life Skills
  • Customer Service Orientation and Emotional Awareness
  • Introduction To Industry Experience
  • Culinary Fundamentals 
  • French/German Language 1

Term 2 - Bouveret

  • Fine Dining Operations & Management
  • Wine and Beverage Management
  • Hotel Operations 
  • Leadership Coaching 
  • French/German Language 2

First Internship

On your first internship, you will apply the skills you learned during your Industry Immersion Year and work in a hotel, restaurant in the various departments. Our career coaches are here to help and guide you in your internship search.

Year 1

Build

Brig

Term 3 - Brig

  • Mathematics for Hospitality Business
  • Business Writing that Connects
  • Microeconomics for Hospitality Managers
  • Nutrition, Health and Special Diets
  • French/German Language 3

Term 4 - Brig

  • Hospitality Business Ethics and Empathy
  • Macroeconomics for the Tourism Industry
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Cultural Awareness and Adaptability
  • French/German Language 4

Term 5 - Brig

  • Critical Analysis: Current Global & Social Issues
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Food, Beverage and Events Management
  • Business Statistics
  • French/German Language 5

SECOND INTERNSHIP

This internship opportunity is for you to embrace greater responsibilities and apply the valuable skills and management concepts you've cultivated in your classroom. We understand that your career journey is deeply personal. You'll have the chance to expand your horizons, either by gaining more experience in a classic hospitality establishment or exploring different avenues such as hotel operations, food & beverage, events, marketing, luxury, travel, all with our careersupport and guidance.

Moreover, as an alternative to the internship, you have the opportunity to embark on an internship within your own start-up project. Here, you'll invest your time and energy into nurturing your business concept, supported by our dedicated faculty members who will provide guidance every step of the way, helping you turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

Year 2

Innovate

Brig

Term 6 - Brig

  • Hotel and Restaurant Design
  • International Politics
  • International Tourism
  • Quantitative Methods for Business

TERM 7 - Brig

  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Decision Analysis for Entrepreneurs
  • Hospitality Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Financial Management

TERM 8 - Brig

  • Innovation: from Creativity to Entrepreneurship
  • Business Start-Up 1
  • Hospitality Operational Analysis
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Hotel Management

Year 3

Lead

Brig

Term 9 - Brig

  • Hospitality Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Start-Up 2
  • Science for Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism
  • Career Management and Leadership

Term 10 - Brig

  • Dissertation

 

A stamp of approval

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.

October 07, 2024

January 13, 2025

July 07, 2025

Requirements & fees

  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent). Direct entry options or credit transfer options may be available for IBCP, IBDP and BTEC Candidates. For further details or an individual assessment, please kindly contact directentry@swisseducation.com
  • Swiss Maturité or Swiss commercial vocational baccalaureate or any Vocational Educational Training (VET) equivalent qualification 
  • English Level: IELTS academic module 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55.  You can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program
  • The successful completion of the immersion year, which includes the internship, is a mandatory requirement

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.

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 language assessment 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 not be charged an additional fee.

 

Work experience

  • To facilitate your integration and success in your studies, we recommend work experience, ideally in the field of hospitality, before entering the bachelor’s degree program.
  • For students without work experience, the school offers an Industry Immersion Year.

More info

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