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Bachelor Of Business Administration (BBA)

The attractive combination of Swiss hospitality practices and American management expertise is taught in an intensive program that allows you to graduate in only three years with Swiss and American qualifications and with a specialization in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management or Luxury Business Management. To achieve a hotel and hospitality management degree and become a bachelor you need to attend the following program:

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is awarded by Northwood University which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the regional accrediting agencies for higher education in the United States recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Hotel Institute Montreux also awards its own separate degree confirming the successful completion of Northwood University’s BBA program at its campus in Switzerland, and this degree is formal recognition by Hotel Institute Montreux of the standards achieved by BBA graduates.

You can view full details in the HIM Brochure here.

Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma in hotel management is designed for university graduates or candidates with extensive work experience at managerial level who are seeking to change paths or advance an existing career in the global hospitality industry.

This comprehensive hotel management training programs provide you with a broad theoretical understanding of hospitality business management.

Term 1 (11 weeks)

Food & Beverage Service Theory and Practical
Bar and Beverage Management
Food Production and Hygiene
Hospitality Studies
Housekeeping Management
Computer Applications
French, German, Spanish or Mandarin

Term 2 (11 weeks)

Hospitality Financial Accounting
Food and Beverage Management
Convention Management and Events
Hospitality Sales and Marketing
Front Office Management
Cultural Diversity in Hospitality
French, German, Spanish or Mandarin

Internship (4-6 months)

Practical Experience

You can view full details in the HIM Brochure here.

Master In International Business

The challenging Master degree program develops hospitality management skills together with business knowledge for students seeking executive level positions in the international world of hospitality and business. The business orientation of the program includes a specialization in Finance, Marketing, Human Resources or Luxury Business Management endorsed by leading companies; experts in their field.

Direct entries are accepted into term three of the program for graduates who hold a Bachelor degree in Hotel Management (or related discipline) and have a minimum of 6 months of work experience. The hospitality management training contains the following components.

Term 1 (11 weeks)

Food & Beverage Service Theory and Practical
Bar and Beverage Management
Food Production and Hygiene
Hospitality Studies
Housekeeping Management
Computer Applications
French, German, Spanish or Mandarin

Term 2 (11 weeks)

Hospitality Financial Accounting
Food and Beverage Management
Convention Management and Events
Hospitality Sales and Marketing
Front Office Management
Cultural Diversity in Hospitality
French, German, Spanish or Mandarin

Internship (4-6 months)

Practical Experience

Term 3 (11 weeks)

Managerial Accounting
Yield and Revenue Management
Tourism and Resort Management
International Strategic Human Resource Management
Business and Leadership Skills
Marketing Management
French, German, Spanish or Mandarin (optional)

Term 4 (11 weeks)

Business Economics
Innovation, Creativity and Change
Integrated Hotel Management Project
French, German, Spanish or Mandarin (optional)
Specialization
Finance Specialization (endorsed by Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild)
Marketing Specialization (endorsed by Montreux Jazz Festival)
Human Resource Specialization (endorsed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts)
Luxury Business Management Specialization (endorsed by Hublot)

Internship (4-6 months)

Practical Experience

You can view full details in the Swiss Education Group Masters Brochure here.

English Foundation Programme

The English Foundation Programme offered by the Swiss Education Group is an ideal way to strengthen your English language skills before starting your hospitality or culinary studies in your chosen school.

Structure

The English Foundation Programme runs throughout the year in four-week blocks. Students may join at the beginning of any four-week block, for a minimum of four weeks.

The course offers students a minimum of 20 hours of English instruction per week and covers the following subject areas:

English for Academic Purposes
Structured Writing and Grammar
Learning Strategies and Study Techniques
Reading and Text Analysis
Communication Skills
Critical Thinking and Analysis
General Hospitality Knowledge
Hospitality Visits

Duration

Students entering the course are tested upon arrival using the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) in order to tailor the course to their individual needs.

The length of the course for each participant depends on their personal English level and motivation, with the objective to achieve the required score to enter their desired hospitality course.

Location

The English Foundation Programme is offered at the Swiss Education Group partner school, Hotel Institute Montreux. Students from all Swiss Education Group schools who need to strengthen their English language skills participate in the course.

Transportation

Upon completion of the course, the Swiss Education Group will provide transportation to your chosen school to start your hospitality or culinary studies.

You can view full details in the HIM Brochure here.

Introduction To The World Of Hospitality and Culinary Programmes

The Swiss Education Group is pleased to present the Introduction to the World of Hospitality and Culinary programmes: 2 learning and adventure filled courses in Switzerland to help you discover how a hospitality or culinary education can open doors for your future!

You can view full details in the “Introduction” Brochure here.

Structure

The programmes are 2-weeks long and offer a variety of classes, cultural excursions, workshops, and hospitality related visits. This includes:

Introduction to the World of Hospitality Classes:

Description of the two-week session

Team dynamism has been the prime reason for the success of the past sessions, we therefore start each session with a team building activity including a welcome cocktail, presentation of the team members, dinner and indoor/outdoor group activities.

Discover the World of Hospitality
Beverages of the World
Understanding Cultures and Customs
Introduction to Fine Dining
Culinary Workshop
Communication Skills in the Hospitality Industry
Understanding Banquets and Events
Introduction to the World of Hotels
Creating a Positive Customer Experience
Creating Banquets and Events
A Career in Hospitality, What are my Options?
Master Classes: Chocolate and Cheese

Introduction To The World Of Culinary Classes:

Discover the World of Hospitality
Beverages of the World
Fundamentals of Classical Cooking
Introduction to Menu Design
Kitchen Management and Food Safety
Understanding Banquets and Events
Foods of the World
Introduction to Chocolate and Pastry
Gala Event Preparation
A Career in Culinary, What are my Options?
Master classes: Chocolate and Cheese

Excursions and visits:

Vineyard excursion
5* Hotel Tour
Cheese factory excursion
Chocolate factory excursion
Opportunities to discover the beautiful mountains and lakes of Switzerland

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, however in order ensure you have a positive experience and can follow the course, we strongly recommend a 4.5 IELTS level or equivalent.

Duration

The duration of the courses is 2 weeks. 2016 sessions are available between:

Sunday, July 10th to Saturday, July 23th
Sunday, July 24th to Saturday, August 6th
Sunday, August 7th to Saturday, August 20nd

Location

The Introduction to the World of Hospitality and Culinary are offered at the Swiss Education Group partner school, Hotel Institute Montreux in Montreux, Switzerland. Here, students will have the opportunity to discover the school, connect with current students, and benefit from the exceptional setting and infrastructure of the hospitality school.

Transportation

The Swiss Education group will provide airport transportation from Geneva on arrival day and departure day.

You can view full details in the “Introduction” Brochure here.

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