For over 100 years, Switzerland has been famous for excellence in hotel management education. A typical feature of Swiss hotel management schools is the combination of theory and practice, whereby the emphasis is placed on the personal development of students. A large number of executives in the global hospitality & tourism industry are graduates of Swiss hotel schools. The safety and quality of life in Switzerland, its cultural and linguistic diversity as well as its location in the centre of Europe have made the country attractive to international students.
Why BHMS in Lucerne?
BHMS Business & Hotel Management School is part of the Benedict Education Group, one of Switzerland’s largest and oldest private education institutions with 5 campuses in Switzerland and over 15’000 part or full time students.
British & Swiss Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel & Hospitality Management or Global Management
BHMS (together with The Robert Gordon University UK) offer these BA Degrees on BHMS campus Lucerne in only 3 semesters of 6 months study, this means lower cost/investment. Every semester is followed by a paid internship of 6 months which is fully organized by BHMS. Due to this perfect blend of theory and practice graduating students are not only equipped with a world class degree but also with the relevant working experience.
Swiss Associate Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship
This 3 years program is designed for students who wish to start a career as a chef in a hotel or restaurant kitchen. Some of our culinary students also go into food production management or culinary education. At BHMS Switzerland we are offering diploma, advanced diploma in culinary management and Associate Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship. All 6 months courses are followed by 6 months paid industry training.
American & Swiss MBA Degree in Switzerland
BHMS offers two exiting MBA programs. You may choose between a MBA in Global Management and a MBA in Hospitality Management. These 18-24 months MBA Degrees is a joint program between BHMS Switzerland and City University of Seattle, USA. This course is designed for graduates holding a Bachelor Degree and are planning to start a career in the global tourism industry or the service sector.
Swiss Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management (PGD)
This is a perfect course for working professionals already in the service industry or for people who would like to make a career change. If you would like to boost your career, this is just the program for you. During this 6 months course we will bring you on a high, professional level form where you can take it to the next step in your career. After this you may do an internship in a Switzerland during 6 months which gives you an international work experience. Once successfully completed you should be able to join the industry at a higher position.
Industry training is an integral part of the study program at BHMS. During every academic year, students will do paid 6 months industry training in Switzerland
BHMS offers partial scholarships for deserving EU students.
Direct entry options:
BHMS offers excellent direct entry options for students holding a 2-years Diploma:
Accommodation & Meals on campus
Students are hosted in the BHMS residence with restaurant, library, computer lab, Wi-Fi, and study lounge, in modern double or single rooms with bathroom, kitchenette and cable TV. Meals are provided 7 days a week.
The official language of instruction is English. Students have to submit evidence of their English level. BHMS offers an online test, if the student has no official certification.
Masterworks, a company owned by BHMS, provides global career and placement opportunities for BHMS graduates after completing BA, PGD, Culinary or MBA programs.
A world of Career Opportunities
According to the Word Travel and Tourism Council, this century will be dominated by three in industries and one of them is tourism. Companies around the world increasingly demand qualified and highly skilled managers in the following career areas.