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Business & Management Studies

International Business in Hotel, Resort & Wellness Management

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year 38,950 CHF
  • Duration 1 year 6 months
  • Program type Master's
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date February, September

Program Overview

What Swiss Hotel Management School says about their program:
"This industry-accredited professional Master's programme provides students with an intensive semester of practicing managerial and leadership skills required by the industry for tomorrow’s executives. Theory modules guide the students towards a deep understanding of the fundamentals of classic business theory and the critical thinking skills needed to question, re-design and find solutions.


Responding to the relevant drivers of change in today’s market, students analyse opportunities and threats and develop strategies pertaining to the global industry workforce, consumer behaviour, financial decision making and marketing. Equipped with sound business principles, students then design their own Food & Beverage business, social and MICE events and wellness-related promotional activities.


Through its wide range of real-life outlets, covering both Food & Beverage and Wellness, the SHMS Leysin campus provides unique opportunities to practice the much-coveted managerial skills and leadership styles."

Admissions requirements

Find all the relevant information for your course below before submitting your application form, including minimum age and English language proficiency requirements. Direct entry is also an option for our bachelor's and master's degrees.

Bachelor's:

  • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 or equivalent

Postgraduate Diploma:

  • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 or equivalent

Master's:

  • English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80 or equivalent

Bachelor's:

  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent)
  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years

Postgraduate Diploma:

  • Recognized bachelor's degree or at least 3 years of work experience in a supervisory position in any industry
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years

Master's

  • Recognized Bachelor's degree
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years

You are advised to send your application as soon as possible as places are limited in the school.

For students who require a visa to enter Switzerland it is important that you contact the Swiss Embassy in your home country to find out the length of time necessary for your visa application. In certain countries it may take up to 12 weeks for a visa to be approved.

Fees and funding

Swiss Education Group is committed to making quality hospitality education accessible to students, independent of their financial background. While Swiss Education Group, as a private institution, cannot currently provide full scholarships, they offer a set of financial aid solutions for qualified and motivated students. All prices are in Swiss Francs (CHF).

Scholarships for Swiss citizens (or Swiss permit holders):

Swiss Education Group offers a:

  • 30% scholarship on the full duration of their studies to all new applicants who are Swiss citizens
  • 20% scholarship on the full duration of their studies to all new applicants who are C Permit holders
  • 15% scholarship on the full duration of their studies to all new applicants who are B Permit holders

Partner Scholarships

Swiss Education Group has academic partnerships with a selection of educational institutions at high school and graduate-level around the world. This allows new applicants to benefit from:

  • Credit transfers. Please contact the School to check the validity of your current educational institution.
  • And / Or Scholarships on tuition fees.

Merit-based Scholarships

Swiss Education Group rewards academic excellence and encourage new applicants to continue with their outstanding performance by granting them merit-based scholarships. Merit-based scholarships are usually one-off scholarships applied to a particular term/semester.

Financial scholarships

Students facing financial difficulties may apply for financial scholarships. In order to be eligible, students are asked to submit a scholarship application (motivation letter, financial statements). Financial scholarships are usually one-off scholarships applied to a particular term / semester.

Payment Plans

Swiss Education Group can provide students (new and returning) with a payment plan to help extend the payment of their educational fees. Please note, this service will be subject to an interest rate applied on a per term/semester basis.

Academic scholarships

Up to 50% of tuition fees – potential Bachelor & Master’s degree students may apply and will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Previous academic success & academic recommendations from the current school
  • Strong English proficiency – IELTS 6.5 or above
  • Personal motivation statements including examples of 'living hospitality’, leadership and community service
  • Students will continue to benefit from these academic scholarships throughout their study if they maintain a CGPA of 3.75
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Visa requirements for Swiss Hotel Management School

Many international students will require a visa to study in Switzerland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Switzerland student visa requirements