Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Dipl. Hôtelier/ère-Restaurateur/rice HF) - currently under recognition by the SBFI

3 TO 4 YEARS
Paid F&B or Rooms Division Internship (Semester 2) CHF 2,212

Paid F&B or Rooms Division Internship (Semester 4) CHF 2,212

Year 3 in Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Semester 5)
Paid Supervisory Internship (Semester 6) CHF 2,212

Year 3

in Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Semester 5)

44 Weeks

Taught in English and embedding personal and professional development to further enhance students’ intercultural leadership, this programme provides students with experience in all hotel departments. In doing so, they develop into experienced hospitality professionals with a holistic overview of the industry. There is a practical approach whereby students undertake practical training throughout their learning. 

Year 3 explores advanced decision-making techniques and higher-level management strategy. The final year consists of 22 weeks study on campus, followed by a 22-week internship placement specialising in a supervisory position in either Front Office or Housekeeping.

Successful completion of the three year programme entitles students to the Diplom Hôtelière-Restauratrice HF/Diplom Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF.

Requirements

You can see the full programme Application Requirements here.

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Award

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   

Core units: 440 contact hours
Contact Hours: 48

Students develop a critical understanding of marketing, with specific focus on the service industries. Key marketing concepts such as marketing mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place), internal marketing, CRM and marketing research are explored and engaged with. Contact Hours: 48


Credits: 20
Contact Hours: 48

This unit allows students to expand their knowledge of marketing, finance and human resources within a hospitality context. Students engage with a hospitality business scenario within Switzerland and develop and present a commercial proposal for the scenario to industry representatives.

(This unit has an increased credit value since it includes the Diploma Thesis project development and assessment. The Diploma Thesis project involves a minimum of 200 supervised self-study hours. Moreover, the assessment involves an Oral Defense with external examiners.)

Contact Hours: 48


Credits: 40
Contact Hours: 24

Students will gain expertise in analysing hospitality financial results and the consequences on these results on pricing and revenue management decisions; budgeting and captial investment decisions. Contact Hours: 24


Credits: 10
Contact Hours: 48

This unit engages students in international hospitality operations management based on industry case studies with a specific focus on the management of food and beverage, rooms divisions and ICT departments. Contact Hours: 48


Credits: 20
Contact Hours: 48

This unit examines the importance of Human Resource Management within the Hospitality Industry and assesses organisational theory, behaviour, motivation, training and performance management and their relationship to successful hospitality organisations. Contact Hours: 48


Credits: 20
Contact Hours: 96

Higher level German language skills training to the equivalent of the B1 international standard. Contact Hours: 96


Credits: 0
Contact Hours: 96

Advanced level French language skills training to the equivalent of the A2 international standard. Contact Hours: 96


Credits: 0
Contact Hours: 8

A Swiss federal certification covering the scope of employment regulation in Switzerland as it relates to workers, managers and business owners within the hospitality sector. Contact Hours: 8


Credits: 0
Contact Hours: 24

A specific unit dedicated to the writing of the Diplom Thesis, including correct referencing techniques, quotations and citations as well as formatting and structural guidance. Contact Hours: 24


Credits: 10
Contact Hours: N/A

For their final year internship, students will take a leadership position in one of the following departments: marketing, finance, human resources, catering, restaurant or rooms division.


Credits: 0
TESTIMONIALS

"My first year on the Swiss Degree programme was amazing. I met so many new people and made great friends. I also got to live in the Swiss environment."

Camellia Nguyen

from Vietnam , studying at IMI

The programme itself is quite challenging but brings many lessons and great experiences. This is how I learned to manage my time properly. I also learned how to deal with pressure serving in the IMI main dining hall. This was great preparation for my internship! The internship was not as stressful as I imagined as I was ready for it. I have worked in Vietnam before, but I must say the working environment In Switzerland is completely different and I have learned many new things. I started my German lessons at IMI and it improved a lot during my internship in Zurich. I am now looking forward to my second year and new challenges!

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