Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Finance

As a highly concentrated program, this master’s of finance covers the principles and practices of financial management in the hospitality industry.  It develops practical skills and analytical tools for financial decision making and innovative solutions to complex financial challenges.


Who is it for?

This hospitality master’s program is designed for recent graduates who wish to build a career in hospitality finance and revenue management for international service organizations.  Depending on past experience and hospitality knowledge, it opens the doors to positions such as revenue manager, assistant financial controller, business and financial analyst, associate valuation analyst, or associate asset manager for a hotel or restaurant. 


MSc Hospitality Finance Program Overview

Key Facts

Duration: 1 year

Academic semesters: 4 study blocks on campus

Location: Switzerland (Bulle campus)

Intakes: January, April, July and October (from 2017)


Semester 1 (Study Blocks 1 & 2) On campus (18 credits)
  • Business Research Methods 
  • International Managerial Finance
  • Revenue Management
  • Trends in Financial Innovation
  • Managerial Finance Accounting
  • Cultural Communication OR Strategies for Online Studies in International Hospitality Management 
Semester 2 (Study Blocks 3&4) - On campus (12 credits)
  • Property and Asset Management
  • Financial Strategy and Planning 
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning 
Applied Business Project (ABP)

Note: Some or all of the courses in Semester 2 may be taken online, depending on course availability. Students wishing to study online will be asked to complete a short non-credit Student Readiness Orientation (SRO) beforehand to prepare them for the platform and virtual learning.

The program can be adapted with bridging courses or taken as a follow-on degree for recent bachelor degree students. 


What You'll Learn in the MSc Hospitality Finance

Strategic financial management skills for hospitality business including managerial finance and accounting, revenue management training, and assets management

Research and data analysis: to solve problems and make decisions based on facts, data and critical thinking.

Leadership and consulting: The Applied Business Project puts you in the role of consultant doing the research, analysis and presentation to industry stakeholders.

Soft Skills: including critical thinking, cultural understanding, communication, creativity, innovation, problem solving, and collaboration.