A Hospitality Management Degree for Global Careers
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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Hospitality Business
This degree prepares students for high-level positions in the fast-growing hospitality and service industry sectors. It offers a well-balanced foundation for immediate employability with rigorous training, real-world experience and business expertise.
Where will a bachelor degree in hospitality take you?
Starting your career with a bachelor degree in hospitality can truly take you anywhere you want to go. Within the vast hospitality and tourism sectors, you’ll have plenty of choice among different types of establishments – from boutique hotels in big cities to exotic resorts in remote places, restaurants and bars, nightclubs and casinos, cruise liners and airports, etc. And your business-minded service approach will open doors in the private financial sector, luxury brands, events and other parts of the experience industries.
What will you study on the bachelor degree in hospitality?
In the 3.5 year program, students progress through four levels of studies:
Year 1 – Practical Arts & Internship: The hands-on courses teach the art of hospitality in fine dining service and culinary arts, oenology, housekeeping and rooms division. The 6-month internship allows students to discover the realities of the industry while developing personal strengths.
Year 2 – Fundamentals of Hospitality Management: Administration and management courses teach students to apply strategic theory in preparation for the management internship. This year also presents semester transfer options to our partner institutions in Marbella, Spain or Shanghai, China.
Year 3 – Business Integration: Starting with the second internship, students apply management theory in student business projects or a dissertation.
Final Semester – Specializations:
- Luxury Brand Management in Hospitality
- International Hotel Development and Finance
- International Event Management
What will you gain from the bachelor in hospitality?
A bachelor degree in hospitality management is not like a traditional university program, it’s a transformative educational experience that will immerse you in a realm of perfection, diversity, and discovery, creating a life-long passion for hospitality business management.
Professional Skills – Under the guidance of industry-awarded faculty, you will learn to manage hospitality operations for hotels, restaurants and events through hands-on hotel management courses.
Real World Experience – On internships, you will have the chance to travel and gain one full year of professional experience in the international hospitality industry.
International Exposure – After the first semester in Switzerland, you can choose to study in Switzerland or London, with options for a semester abroad in Marbella, Spain or Shanghai, China.
Soft Skills - You will develop skills that employers value including critical thinking, communication, creativity, innovation, problem solving, and collaboration.
Cultural Knowledge - Living and learning in a multicultural environment, you will develop an understanding of, and the skills to address, cultural, moral, ethical and environmental issues in international organizations.
Business Skills - Through applied business projects, specialization courses, and collaboration with the industry, you will learn to identify and solve business challenges in international organizations.
Program Details - BBA in International Hospitality Business
Duration: 3.5 years
Internships: 2 x 6 months
Location: Switzerland (Glion and Bulle) & London, UK
Intakes: July & October 2017; February & September 2018
On this bachelor degree in hospitality management, students can choose to:
Study in Switzerland on the Glion & Bulle Campuses
Study in London (only the first semester in Switzerland)
Spend a semester abroad in Marbella, Spain or Shanghai, China