Swiss Hotel Management School, Caux

Swiss Hotel Management School, Caux

Vaud, Switzerland | Private


The Swiss Hotel Management School is focused on “learning by doing”. It offers a fully encompassing hospitality operations education in 2 locations at Caux and Leysin. The school is a member of the Swiss Education group, which is a Swiss Alliance of Hospitality Management schools. The group has 5 schools on 7 campuses, with 111 nationalities making up the 6000 strong student body. Each school benefits from an unique location and educational experience.

The SHMS offers Bachelor of Hospitality and/or Events management, a 3 year Swiss and British degree with 2 internships and multi-campus experiences in partnership with University of Derby, UK. The postgraduate diploma offers progression onto the Msc in International Hospitality Management or the 2nd year of the MIB in Hotel management and Wellness Management programs. The postgraduate programs include a variety of Master level courses of study. The Swiss Hotel Management School is recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019.


CHF 23,060

Average Living Expenses (Bachelors)

CHF 23,060

Average Living Expenses (Masters)



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There are 2 campuses at Caux and Leysin . The Caux campus is housed in the former traditional Swiss Palace Hotels. Caux is located in the French speaking region of Switzerland. It is one hour twenty minutes from the Geneva airport and is easily accessible by car or train.

The Leysin campus was opened in 2004. It is comprised of 2 beautiful venues connected by a sky train. Leysin is a famous ski resort located in the French speaking region of Switzerland. it is easily accessible by car or train from Geneva and Zurich airports.


Master of Arts in International Hotel Business management / ( MIB ) Master of International Business in Hotel Management at Caux campus, (MIB) Master of International Business in Hotel, Resort and Wellness Management at Leysin campus and Master of Science in International Hospitality Management at Leysin campus are the main Master level degree programs offered by SHMS.

The dual degree program of MIB in Hotel management / Master of Arts in International Hotel Business Management would proceed from learning the theory to applying the practical domain of essential building blocks within the world of hotel management. The multifaceted nature of the hospitality industry encompassing Food & beverages, Front office and Rooms division to Events & banqueting is entirely covered during the course of study. The capstone project module ensures the student draws from all the knowledge that has been acquired throughout the program. The 1 year of study at Caux campus includes 5 months of course work followed by a 4-6 month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad. Practical experience is gained while undertaking the Capstone consultancy project during this period.

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The Swiss Education Group ensures that the students are well prepared for their future careers. The 2 work internships are integral to the curriculum. The International recruitment Forum is an unique, bi-annual event exclusive for the Swiss Education Group Students. Over 135 companies attend this 2 day event. Over 4500 students seeking all the important internship placement, management training program or the full time position , benefit from this seminar. It includes 145 hospitality industry presentations and 50 round table discussions on such diverse topics as luxury resorts in remote locations, contemporary room trends, career mapping and talent assessment. Each student averages 2 job interviews during the forum, which serve as ideal springboards to launch their professional careers.

The career services department works hand-in hand with the school to offer all students a 5-star service in the internship and job quests. From day 1 each student is exposed to interview techniques, coaching, international recruitment forum and the alumni net work.

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