Swiss Hotel Management School

Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) is a private hospitality management school at Montreux and Leysin, Switzerland. It trains students in the hotel and hospitality industries. The school offers Bachelor of Hospitality Management program, master’s programs, and postgraduate diploma program. SHMS was ranked in the top 4 institutions for hospitality management in the 2021 QS ranking.

SHMS is owned by the Swiss Education Group (SEG), an investment of Invision Private Equity AG.[4] Invision invested in SEG in 2008.


SHMS’s academic programs combine practical elements from all aspects of the hospitality industry with management skills. It prepares students for senior international positions in the field through different programs (Bachelor, Master, Postgraduate and MIB).

Undergraduate programs

3 years: Swiss BA (Hons) Degree from Swiss Hotel Management School and British BA (Hons) Degree from the University of Derby in

  • Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality and Event Management
  • Design Management

The first two years of the Bachelor program share the same modules, with the third year varying depending on the chosen pathway. All students following the undergraduate program will complete the first two years of their studies at our Caux campus, moving to our Leysin campus for their third year. Students on all pathways will have the opportunity to share certain classes, work on group projects, and organise VIP banquets together. The three-year curriculum is awarded with a Bachelor’s degree accredited by the University of Derby, UK.

Postgraduate Programs

The Postgraduate Diploma program has been designed in such a way that, upon successful completion, students may progress directly to Master’s Programs at the Leysin campus.

Masters programs

MSc – Masters of Science in International Hospitality Management
(in Partnership with University of Derby)

MIB – Master of International Business in Hotel & Resort Management (with Specialisation)

MA – Master of Arts in International Hotel Business Management

All Master’s programs provide students with the managerial and leadership skills required by the industry.