Sean Lo – 2001届校友(本科)

Bachelor in Hospitality Management

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

Benefits of the Bachelor Degree

You will benefit from a unique learning experience that does much more than just teach you theory. You will graduate with:

  • Professional skills and management expertise
  • Real work experience (internships)
  • An internationally accredited degree (Swiss/ECTS & NECHE)
  • Travel souvenirs, cultural awareness and language skills
  • A global network of alumni connections
  • Industry recognition and business contacts

Two pathways to earn the world’s most respected hospitality management degree

The degree offers two pathways, academic and professional, offering you a choice of two different learning experiences and more or less internships. Both pathways include real-world business consultancy projects in the final semester on the Lausanne campus and deliver the same recognized hospitality business degree.

Two Pathways at a Glance

Title: Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management

The Academic Pathway to the Bachelor’s Degree

  • Duration
  • 4 years (including 1 year of work experience)
  • Location
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Singapore

The Professional Pathway to the Bachelor’s Degree

  • Duration
  • 4 to 5.5 years (including 2 years of work experience.  Overall duration depends on previously acquired work experience)
  • Location
  • Chur-Passugg, Switzerland

The Academic Pathway to the Bachelor’s Degree

This pathway offers an intensive immersion in hospitality and a more academic approach of applied research to prepare you for leadership positions in the hospitality and service industries.

Students have the choice of studying at either the Switzerland or Singapore campus.

The four-year focus of the academic pathway


Preparatory Year*

Starting with an intensive immersion semester in hospitality operations, you will gain working knowledge of all areas of a hotel and restaurant, with the privilege of practicing in a Michelin-starred restaurant under the direction of industry-awarded chefs and instructors. Then, you complete the first, operational internship in the hospitality industry, based anywhere in the world.


First Year – Bachelor

In the first year of the BSC (after Preparatory Year), you will begin setting the foundation for your management career, learning the tools of the hospitality trade and the technology and terminology of the industry for key hospitality departments and functions.


Second Year – Bachelor

In the second year, you will take a challenging academic approach to hospitality management theory guided by advanced academic practitioners, applying research to generate robust business and entrepreneurship plans. The academic semester is followed by a management internship based anywhere in the world, during which you take on a supervisory role or you can even be an intern in your own hospitality start-up company.


Third Year – Bachelor

In the final year, you will apply the knowledge and skills you have gained to become a business strategist and consultant. You will have the chance to choose from our industry-designed electives and tailor make your areas of expertise.  You will also become a consultant, working in a group to solve a real-world business challenge for an industry partner.

*Students of the Singapore campus begin their Preparatory Year at the EHL Campus Lausanne, and then begin their first year of the Bachelor course at EHL Campus (Singapore).

The Professional Pathway to the Bachelor’s Degree

This pathway offers a deeper immersion in operations and broader experience in management with more work experience to jump-start your career.

The balanced practical focus of the professional pathway

By following the Professional Pathway, you will graduate with two recognized Swiss degrees in hospitality management, giving you unique professional advantages to launch your career.

Starting with the Swiss Professional Diploma*, you will benefit from a balanced 50/50 combination of theoretical and practical learning with a strong customer focus that includes a strong foundation of industry experience. This program focuses on fundamental hospitality management concepts combined with in-depth operational skills in Food & Beverages, customer-centric Services and Hotel Management. In the final semester of the Swiss Professional Degree, you will specialize in one of two Majors: Culinary Arts or Spa & Wellness Management.

Upon successful completion of the Professional Diploma, you can complete your bachelor’s degree by studying for three more semesters focusing on international business strategy and development, acquiring additional skills to be an effective business leader in your future career. You will follow the same courses as those offered on the campus in Lausanne, (See Semester 3 & 5 of the Academic Pathway), delivered at SSTH.  The final semester (Semester 6 of the Academic Pathway), is delivered in Lausanne.

Academic Requirements and Application Guide

You are required to submit the relevant certificates, transcripts and a personal essay to apply.

Below you may find the application guides for each curriculum:

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  • 加拿大省级课程
  • 国际IB课程
  • 澳大利亚课程
  • 美国AP课程
  • 英国A-Level课程

Please include any other documents that you feel would be beneficial to your application for our bachelor’s degree program in hospitality management, such as academic awards, employment certificates, letters of recommendation and/or your resume.

Application fee

During your online application process, you will be charged an application fee of CHF 175. This payment may be made online using Visa or MasterCard. Kindly note that this fee is not refundable or transferable to another application.

Application Deadlines

A selection day will be chosen according to the deadline you respected. However, we strongly encourage you to apply early in order to guarantee availability. The visa application process takes up to 3 months.

Application deadline for February 2021

  • 1 November 2020
  • 30 November 2020

Application deadline for September 2021

  • 1 April 2021
  • 1 May 2021
  • 1 June 2021

Selection days online (Asia Time zone)

  • 17 October 2020
  • 28 November 2020
  • 12 December 2020

Selection days abroad – Bachelor – February 2021 intake

  • Location Selection Days
  • Beijing 31 October 2020
  • Shenzhen 21 November 2020
  • Shanghai 19 December 2020

Final decisions will be communicated approximately one month after the selection day.

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