The postgraduate degree programs are designed for career changers - students who have a degree and/or professional experience in another field, but who need to develop skills to manage hotel, restaurant and event operations.
The postgraduate degrees offer an accelerated curriculum of hotel management courses and business administration courses for hospitality organizations.
An event management project allows the students to create a special event on campus, while the 6-month professional internship allows them to gain expertise from real-life experience.
The postgraduate degrees are also available as Professional Development Diplomas for students who have work experience but no previous bachelor degree.
SEMESTER 1 - OPERATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES, FINANCE & MARKETING
In the first semester, you will take a variety of operational hotel management courses with experience-based learning periods where you will observe and practice supervising restaurant and rooms division operations.
- Hospitality Finance
- Services Marketing
- Rooms Division Operations
- Food and Beverage Operations Management
- Food Production and Service Operations
Based on an English placement test, either:
- Business and Academic English
- Or one of the following:
- French 1, German 1, Spanish 1, French 2 or Mandarin 1
SEMESTER 2 – HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES, EVENTS, REVENUE & HR
In the second semester, you move on to the administrative hotel management courses with an event management project and the higher-level hospitality management courses.
- Rooms Division Management
- Hospitality Human Resources
- Yield and Revenue Management
- Events Management
- Food Production Management
Plus one of the following:
- Entrepreneurship or Sustainable Facilities Management
INTERNSHIP – POSTGRADUATE DEGREE INTERNSHIP
The postgraduate internship of 4-6 months will allow students to use their new knowledge and skills in an administrative, supervisory, or training position with exposure to operational departments.
This first real-life professional experience can take place in a Swiss or international hotel or other hospitality establishment, and will give students real-life work experience and industry contacts in your new profession.