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Complete your Bachelor's degree at EHL 

EHL offers direct entry / transfer into year 2 of its Bachelor in International Hospitality Management program

Overview

The EHL Bachelor in International Hospitality Management

The Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management offers a balanced curriculum that combines management theory and applied business projects, for well-rounded professionals and leaders.

This program is exclusively for professional degree graduates or university transfer students.

If you do not yet have a hospitality degree but would like to earn the EHL Bachelor's, then start with our Professional Degree.

Building on your prior studies and industry experience, you will develop your skills in applied management and explore strategic business areas. In the final semester, you will choose electives to specialize your skill set depending on your career goals. 

A prestigious Swiss degree

The curriculum of the Bachelor's program is designed by the EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) and is delivered on 2 EHL campuses: Passugg and Lausanne.

EHL is consistently recognized by the industry as one of the best hospitality management schools in the world.

The EHL Bachelor's degree is the only Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management recognized by the Swiss Federal Government.

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Why get a Bachelor's degree from EHL?

  • Study using a curriculum designed and delivered by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)
  • Join a small class with professors dedicated to your success
  • Obtain your Bachelor's degree in only 3 (or 4) academic semesters
  • Semester 1 and 2 on EHL Campus Passugg, Semester 3 on Campus Lausanne
  • Gain a complete portfolio of skills in sales & marketing, HR, and business management
  • Access master-level studies worldwide upon graduation
  • Get hired by employers ranging from major hotel brands to private banks, consulting or marketing firms. 



Your unique benefits

EHL Campus Passugg

There is no better place to study hospitality and hotel management than in Graubünden, the No. 1 tourism region in Switzerland. The campus, a renovated Belle Epoque hotel just 10 minutes from Chur, is set amidst the stunning Swiss Alps.

The main building of the school hotel retains its old-world charm with elegant dining rooms and a large, sunny terrace. The campus has 5 in-house restaurants, a festive ballroom, various lounges, as well as classrooms and group workrooms.

Our school hotel offers on-site accommodation with 140 double or single rooms. Many have a wonderful view over the city of Chur and the mountains. All rooms are fully furnished, some even have a balcony. A fitness room awaits you for your daily workout, laundry facilities are available 24/7, and a dry cleaning service is available.

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Curriculum

What will I learn in the Bachelor's Program?

In the first semester (BOSC 3), you will build on the knowledge acquired during the Swiss Professional Degree* at a more conceptual and strategic level, bringing together all of your skills, knowledge, and experiences gained on the applied and practical level of the Professional Degree Program.

In the second semester (BOSC 5), you will have a broad range of hands-on learning opportunities. You will study strategic management and participate in practical case studies, working closely with industry experts who will provide you with valuable advice.

During the third and final semester (BOSC 6), which takes place at the EHL Campus Lausanne, you can take a six-week elective course in the areas that interest you most. The Bachelor's program ends with a ten-week final project.

Learn more: What is a Student Business Project

Read our blog: Elective courses are a great opportunity

You will start directly in the 3rd semester of the Bachelor's program.  

Through classroom projects, you will dive into advanced management concepts and their application in the following subject areas:

  • Revenue Management
  • Talent Management Systems
  • Legal Awareness
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Customer Information & Distribution
  • Channel Management
  • International Services Marketing
  • Foreign Languages

This internship offers you the opportunity to apply the management concepts you have learned in class to real-world projects, teams and departments.

Gain more experience in classic hospitality sectors or try another type of business such as finance, luxury, travel, events or wellness.

Alternatively, instead of the management internship, you can choose to be an intern in your own start-up project, dedicating all of your time and energy to developing your business concept and getting it running with the guidance of faculty members. 

*Graduates of Professional Degrees (HF/ES/SS) in Hospitality are exempt from this internship but may elect to complete an additional internship semester if they wish. 

You will apply the knowledge and skills you have gained to become a business strategist and consultant during the Strategy Challenge.

You will integrate all of your prior experience and industry knowledge and further develop your skills in business innovation and strategy with:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Project Management
  • Market Research

During this semester, select students will have the opportunity for an exchange semester in Singapore. 

During your final Bachelor's semester, you can choose three elective courses depending on your interest and career aspirations, so you can tailor your skill set to your aspirations after graduation. 

You will apply the knowledge and skills you have gained to become a business strategist and consultant.

  • An Individual Bachelor's Thesis
    Your task will be to find a solution to an industry-specific problem using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. You will be supervised by an experienced faculty member, who will coach you in the methods needed to succeed.
  • A Student Business Project.
    Put your research and analytical skills to work as you work in a team as student consultants to provide recommendations for real problems in real companies.

On graduation, you will have the hard skills to manage all key areas in the hospitality business and provide effective and innovative solutions, taking into account environmental, social and ethical issues. You will also know how to think critically and apply knowledge of the hospitality industry by gathering and interpreting relevant data to make informed decisions.

In the area of soft skills, you will learn to be an effective communicator, leader, and autonomous professional using all of your experiences, senses and service culture to perform with confidence, enthusiasm, and creativity in a professional environment. When you leave EHL, it’s only the beginning as you become a life-long learner, always seeking greater knowledge and connections.

Download the Bachelor Program Brochure

Costs and Financing

How much does the Bachelor's in Hospitality Management cost?

You can find an overview of the costs for the Bachelor's degree in our price sheet.

How can I finance my studies in Hospitality Management?

We offer several types of financial aid to help you finance your studies.

Scholarship and loan opportunities

Are you facing financial difficulties while pursuing your studies? You may be able to benefit from financial assistance. 

The EHL Foundation for Scholarships and Honorary Loans provides financial support to Swiss and international students to enable them to complete their studies at one of the EHL campuses in Switzerland.

Financial Aid for International and Swiss Students

 

For Swiss students or international students who have been residents in Switzerland for at least five years, the Tschumi Fond Scholarship is available to support you financially.

Tschumi Fond Scholarship

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Contact

Are you interested in a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management?

Would you like to learn more about the practice-oriented education at EHL Campus Passugg? Please do not hesitate to contact Xenia Marchesini with your questions; she will be happy to help you.

 

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Admission Requirements

Am I eligible for the Direct Entry Bachelor's?

This program is exclusively for graduates of professional degrees in hospitality and university transfers. If you do not yet hold such a degree, you should start with the Swiss Professional Degree. 

Your admission to the Bachelor's program at EHL Campus Passugg depends on your educational background. Applicants check below to find out if you are eligible. 

Academic Requirements

  • Professional Degree (HF/ES/SS) in Hospitality or Tourism*

* Tourism graduates will be required to complete the internship semester

Language Requirements

You must provide one of the following:

  • A certificate showing that for the last six years of your education you studied in a school where English was the main language of instruction.
  • TOEFL (iBT) - minimum 100 points - An original TOEFL certificate must be mailed to EHL by ETS. EHL’s institutional code is 9090
  • C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), minimum grade B, Cambridge Proficiency grade C.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System), academic module - minimum band score 7.0.

Our step-by-step admission procedure at a glance

Academic Requirements

  • 60 ECTS credits or equivalent awarded in a hospitality degree
  • Final high school diploma (to include transcripts/grade reports)

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience in the hospitality industry (including internships)

Language Requirements

You must provide one of the following:

  • A certificate showing that for the last six years of your education you studied in a school where English was the main language of instruction.
  • TOEFL (iBT) - minimum 100 points - An original TOEFL certificate must be mailed to EHL by ETS. EHL’s institutional code is 9090
  • C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), minimum grade B, Cambridge Proficiency grade C.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System), academic module - minimum band score 7.0.

Academic Requirements

  • Degree or Diploma in Hospitality (minimum 2 years full-time study) 
  • Final high school diploma (to include transcripts/grade reports)

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience in the hospitality industry (including internships)

Language Requirements

You must provide one of the following:

  • A certificate showing that for the last six years of your education you studied in a school where English was the main language of instruction.
  • TOEFL (iBT) - minimum 100 points - An original TOEFL certificate must be mailed to EHL by ETS. EHL’s institutional code is 9090
  • C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), minimum grade B, Cambridge Proficiency grade C.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System), academic module - minimum band score 7.0.

Application Documents

What documents will I need to apply?

You will be required to submit the following documents: 

  • Diplomas and academic transcripts
  • Language certificate
  • Résumé
  • Work certificates and references
  • Essay

The essay is an important part of your application. It is an opportunity for you to showcase your strengths, motivation and interests. Your essay should be typed and contain between 500-650 words. 

The essay should cover one of the following topics: 

  • Why have you chosen to study at EHL? What criteria did you use when assessing whether EHL is the right fit for you?
  • EHL prepares students to become leaders in a competitive, demanding and global industry. What are your expectations for EHL and your career objectives?
  • Which current trends do you find most interesting in the hospitality industry? How do you think EHL will help you manage these trends in your career?

Please remember to add your name and the topic you have chosen at the top of the first page.

Ready to apply? Start your online application.

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Testimonials

What our students have to say about their Bachelor's studies

Find out what our students say about their Bachelor's studies at EHL Campus Passugg, their first experiences and their future plans.

Get to know our students and alumni

Nelson Martinez is an EHL Bachelor or Science Student at EHL Campus Passugg

Nelson Martinez
Bachelor


"I want a real life learning environment. "

Xenia Marchesini sees a lot of career potential in hospitality

Xenia Marchesini
Bachelor


"I want to make an impact. "

Bertram Pak Hei Cheung shares his hospitality management study experience at EHL Campus Passugg

Bertram Pak Hei Cheung
Bachelor


"I want to study in small classes with close interactions. "

Jan Weiss Bachelor EHL Passugg

Jan Weiss
Bachelor


"I am constantly working on making my life more efficient."

Maxime Ducroux EHL Bachelor student from Nice South of France

Maxime Ducroux
Bachelor


"Being part of the EHL family gives me inspiration, motivation and confidence."

Semester Dates

When does the semester start?

There are intakes each year in February and September. Please check below for the semester dates. 

Note: These dates are subject to change

11 September 2020

Introduction Day

14 September 2020

Start of the semester

19 December 2020 - 3 January 2021

Winter holidays

11-21 January 2021

Exam weeks

22 January 2021

End of the semester

23 January - 22 February 2021

Holidays 

19 February 2021

Introduction Day

23 February 2021

Start of the semester

14-25 June 2021

Exam weeks

25 June 2021

End of the semester

26 June 2021

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