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Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

4.5 out of 5 (15 ratings / 15 reviews) Montreux, Switzerland
Housed in historical former Swiss Palace hotels, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) is focused on “Learning By Doing,” offering a world-class hotel management education based on the heritage of Swiss hospitality traditions. SHMS programmes reflect the diversity of the service sector and are designed to meet the needs of the industry setting standards for the 21st century.

Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



The Swiss Hotel Management School offers an exciting range of programmes founded upon the internationally recognized Swiss traditions and focuses on global trends, business strategy and operational leadership. Students who join the international hotel school learn the art of Swiss Hospitality Management and develop the principles of the Swiss Hospitality Touch.


Encompassing 3 main roles, our Swiss Education Group Career Services department works hand-in-hand with each school to offer all students a 5-star service. To do this, we have established our 3 pillars:

  • To EMPOWER our students’ career development by providing them with the tools to be successful
  • To ENHANCE the quality of each student’s search with tailored career opportunities
  • To ENGAGE with members of our community (students, parents, faculty, alumni, corporate partners) to nurture key relationships

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Student services

Student Services

When you join our hotel school, you will become a part of a bigger family. Whether you find yourself far from home for the first time, or if you need a bit of friendly academic advice, we make sure there is always someone you can talk to.​

  • Academic Office - Assists students with any administrative issues related to academics: study attestations, records of achievement, diplomas, class schedules, module exemptions.
  • Administrative Office - Availabe for questions regarding students visas, resident permits, invoices, and other enrolment information.

Housing services

At the time of your enrolment you have to choose on of the following room types:

  • Double standard
  • Single standard
  • Double deluxe
  • Single deluxe
  • Double superior deluxe
  • Single superior deluxe

ICT services

Computer Room - It is accessible to students outside of class hours.

Medical services

The school provides students with health care coverage (including the daily cost of hospitalization in a shared room) and for corporal accident both on and off school premises in Switzerland and abroad. In case of accident or illness, students should first contact the reception or the student counselor who will organize further action. 

Student Life

Campus life

The school shares its campuses with Swiss Hotel Management School students. 

The historic Caux Palace campus overlooks the Swiss Riviera in a beautiful former palace hotel. The Leysin campus is housed in two former hotels in the stunning Swiss Alps. 

Caux campus is the base for all first and second year Bachelor students, as well as Master of International Business in Hotel Management students. Set in the hills overlooking Lake Geneva, it is a short train ride from the city of Montreux with its shops, restaurants and cosmopolitan lifestyle.

All third-year Bachelor as well as Master students reside in Leysin, a well-known mountain resort. Leysin offers students a wide range of recreational and sporting activities. 

Sports facilities

The sport and leisure coordinator is at the disposal of the students and organises weekly sporting activities and excursions.


The Bachelor’s degree, Master of International Business in Hotel Management and Master of Science programmes are awarded by the University of Derby. The hotel management courses have also been developed with the support of leading hospitality companies like Six Senses Hotels & Resorts and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Swiss Hotel Management School has been awarded the prestigious “Apple Distinguished School” recognition, which is granted to centres of educational excellence that demonstrate innovative use of technology to support learning goals.

Swiss Hotel Management School holds Swiss EduQua and international THE-ICE (International Center of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Education) acrreditations.

Student Reviews

Structured academic course
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a great University with excellent academic course and structured degree. It covers almost everything that you need to know while doing your bachelor's in commerce.

Experience at SHMS.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Being a part of the Swiss Hotel Management school was an absolute privilege. My choice of field was pursued in the right university and was blossomed and harvested deeper during my studies. I believe that the school really is a great choice in all aspects as being a great private school not do they only focus on assisting academically but also in also aspects in the pupils...

Dreams come true when you never give up
Orlando Serrano rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying in Switzerland, especially at Swiss Hotel Management School gave me the opportunity develop myself as a professional and as a person, living in a beautiful country, where every corner seem a place of a fairy tale totally upgrade your experiences. I learned so much about the Swiss Culture, I made friend from so many countries around the world, and that’s something...

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