The basic idea behind the training is entrepreneurship. The necessary knowledge and skills for a holistic understanding of operations and the assumption of management responsibility are imparted step by step.

Semesters 1 & 2
From cooking and service, to reception and housekeeping – the first two semesters focus your training on the operational side of the industry.

Semester 3
During a six-month paid internship in Switzerland at a hotel or restaurant of your choice, you will bring your newly acquired knowledge and skills into the real world.

Semester 4
Delve deeper into the fundamentals of management - not only in theory but also in practice: for instance, you’ll design the restaurant of your dreams and run it for a week in our on-campus restaurant.

Semester 5
During this management internship in Switzerland or abroad, you’ll be able to put the fundamentals of semester four into practice.

Semester 6
Your entrepreneurial skills are enhanced further through intensive training in your chosen field of specialization - either "Culinary Arts" or "Spa & Wellness Management".

Industry recognized qualifications
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will recieve the following qualifications: Swiss Professional Degree "Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice/Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF", accredited by the Swiss Federal Governmenment.

Bachelor in International Hospitality Management
(Curriculum designed and delivered by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne)
Graduates of the Swiss Professional Degree "Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice/Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF" who would like to pursue higher academic studies are eligible to join the final three academic semesters of the prestigious BSc program taught on campus at SSTH.

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