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Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Length: 1 year
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Diploma / Certificate
Institute: BHMS
Scholarships available: Yes
Location: Lucerne

Program description

Program description

Study for the Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management at B.H.M.S.

The Postgraduate 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 hospitality industry.

The B.H.M.S. Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management program is specifically designed for 2 target markets who are aspiring to a management career in this industry: degree holders in other fields, with lower English ability, who wish to undertake a foundation program to prepare them for the M.Sc. in International Hospitality Business Management program or make a career move into the international hotel and hospitality industry, and; young adults holding associate degree qualifications and significant work experience who wish to update their qualifications.

The program offers students an academic education together with vocational core competency training. This carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide.

Students learn food service systems, business management applications and foreign languages to name a few of the academic disciplines. Throughout the program, Swiss virtues, such as discipline, punctuality, ethics and hygiene are encouraged as they are highly valued throughout the world and count as much as academic and practical skills in ensuring a successful career.

Admission requirements

The Entry Requirements for the Post Graduate Diploma Program in Hospitality Management are:

  • minimum 20 years of age
  • BA degree in any discipline OR Associate Degree or equivalent plus 2 years supervisory experience
  • English language skills at a level equal to IELTS 5.0

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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Gütschstrasse 2 - 6
6003 Lucerne

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