Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management

Dipl. Hôtelier/ère-Restaurateur/rice HF - Under Federal Recognition

The Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Dip. Hôtelier/ère-Restaurateur/rice HF) is aimed to generate well-qualified and experienced graduates ready to enter the fast-growing, international hospitality industry.

Taught in English (but with German and French language modules as part of the study) the programme is recognised by Kanton Luzern and is currently under recognition for Swiss federal accreditation. 

Designed around the key subject areas of food and beverage, housekeeping, culinary, front office, and supervision, the programme progressively builds students' theoretical skills which are then complemented by practical training placements at each level. 

The programme content emphasises sustainable practices and professional and responsible behaviour to ensure graduates of the programme understand and apply these as part of their future professional careers.

We are committed to developing graduates who make a difference through:

  • maximizing employment opportunities for our graduates and developing a global career network,
  • engendering self-confidence, entrepreneurship and flexibility in a fast-changing world,
  • providing individual support to help each student realise their full potential,
  • acting as role models in demonstrating cultural empathy, understanding, honesty and integrity

Start Dates: February and August


Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education in International Hospitality Management (dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice / Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF  -  hôtelière-restauratrice diplômée / hôtelièr-restaurateur diplômée ES  -  albergatrice-ristoratrice / albergatore-ristoratore dipl. SSS)

  • National Qualifications Framework for Vocational and Professional Qualifications: Level 6
  • European Qualifications Framework: Level 6
  • Tertiary-level qualification (professional education)

Holders of this qualification are able to run small to medium-sized enterprises within the hotel, restaurant and catering sectors. Based on their ability to take entrepreneurial and managerial responsibility for company activities, they are also suited for high-level executive positions in large national and international companies within the hotel, restaurant and catering sectors.

They know how to design and market appealing products and services and design processes and service chains on the basis of economic and environmental principles. In addition, they can efficiently handle administrative tasks, quality management, sustainable resource management and controlling.

In addition, award holders are highly customer-oriented and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. They are able to communicate in several languages with international guests whilst demonstrating an excellent awareness of cross-cultural issues.

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