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Higher Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management

Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Diploma program
Institute: BHMS
Scholarships available: Yes
Location: Lucerne
Language: English

Program description

Program description

Study Hospitality Management at B.H.M.S.

The second year to the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management consists of one intensive study period of 6 months at the B.H.M.S. campus in Lucerne, Switzerland. and one practical paid industry training period of 4- 6 months in the Swiss or international hospitality industry. This program suits professionals who already work in a position in the hospitality, service- or tourism industry and who want to update their qualifications and/or study towards a bachelor degree.

The program offers students an academic education together with vocational core competency training. This carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide. It can also benefit people looking to obtain the necessary specialized knowledge when thinking about opening their own business.

This second year program allows students deeper insight into subjects started in year one. It gives them a chance to learn further theories and allows them greater flexibility in selecting elective subjects of special interest. The Higher Diploma is generally required for international placement as it indicates the level and depth of learning achieved in operational as well as theoretical subjects. A second successfully completed hospitality internship indicates a student’s commitment to an industry career to potential future employers.

Admission requirements

The Entry Requirements for the Higher Diploma Program in Hotel and Hospitality Management (2nd year) are:

  • Minimum 19 years of age
  • Successful completion of the Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management from B.H.M.S. or equivalent
  • English language skills at a level equal to IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 550

Career & Placement Services

B.H.M.S. is affiliated with various multinationals and consultants to assist students to apply for the international job market. B.H.M.S. 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 B.H.M.S. 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 B.H.M.S. 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 B.H.M.S. A Career and Placement Counselor assists students with placements in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland and outside Switzerland as well.

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B.H.M.S. Switzerland: Your Stepping Stone to a Global Career!

B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School is part of the Benedict Education Group, one of Switzerland’s largest and oldest private education institutions with 4 campuses in Switzerland and over 15,000 part-time and full-time students and professionals studying at its premises...

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Paula   |   10/25/2017
I am doing right now the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management at B.H.M.S. and it is a really nice experience. It is an international school, daily I meet and talk with people from all around the world. The relationship with my classmates and my professors is really nice , everyone is friendly and happy to help you with whatever you need dur...
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Gütschstrasse 2 - 6
6003 Lucerne

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