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Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management

Length: 1 year
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Diploma program
Institute: BHMS
Location: Lucerne
Language: English

Program Description

Program Description

Study Hospitality Management at BHMS

The Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management (1st Year of the Bachelor of Arts Degree) at BHMS in Switzerland is the first 12-month intensive entry-level period of the Bachelor of Arts program, designed for those who completed their secondary education and are looking for a career in the hospitality or tourism industry.

The aim of BHMS' Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management is to provide students with a broad understanding of the operational aspects of the international hotel industry and a knowledge of the underlying principles involved. The program comprises of one study term of 20 weeks plus one period of 4-6 months paid industry training in Switzerland.

Students enrolled in the Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management learn about the food service and production as well as a number of other academic subjects including foreign languages. In addition, Swiss virtues are acquired, and include punctuality, ethics, discipline, and hygiene.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements for the Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management (First year) are:

  • 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of 12 years secondary education
  • English language skills at a level equal to IELTS 5 or TOEFL 500

Degree & diploma

Diploma Hotel and Hospitality Management

Career & Placement Services

BHMS is affiliated with various multinationals and consultants to assist students to apply for the international job market. BHMS mediates the relation between various employment consultants and students to assist them with interview preparation, written and video resumes as well as employment documentations.


The Language of instruction in all courses at BHMS is English. However, students also learn German, as knowledge of several languages is an important asset in the hotel industry and is an extra "passport" for a global career. German lessons also help students to communicate with the local community and during their industry placement as these are mainly based in the German speaking part of Switzerland.

Paid Industry Training in Switzerland

Industry training is an integral part of the study program at BHMS. During every academic year, students may be required to carry out 4-6 months industry training period in a hotel or a restaurant approved by BHMS. A Career and Placement Counselor assists students with placements in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland and outside Switzerland as well.

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Lucerne, Switzerland

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Gütschstrasse 2 - 6
6003 Lucerne

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