Would you like to pursue an amazing career and join the next generation of global leaders?
BHMS is definitely the best choice for you! By choosing BHMS, you are choosing education that combines academics with professional development and real-life work experience, thus gaining a solid foundation to achieve your individual career goals.
More than 7,000 students from all over the world study in one of the numerous hotel management schools in Switzerland. The safety and quality of life in Switzerland, its cultural and linguistic diversity as well as its location in the centre of Europe have made the country attractive to those who are interested in launching a career in the global hotel and tourism industry.
BHMS, located in the heart of Luzern, is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland group of schools, founded in 1928 whose mission is to provide higher education for adults with a desire to succeed.
At BHMS Luzern campus, about 900 students per year have the opportunity to prepare for their future managerial roles in the hotel and hospitality industry and global business. BHMS in collaboration with Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen (RGU), UK and City University of Seattle, USA, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, an MBA/PGD diploma and an MBA degree. All together they work hard to allow students to achieve the best possible outcome for the quality of their educational programs.
Why to study at BHMS?
1 – Dual awards with top-ranked Brititsh and American University partners
2 – Guaranteed annual industry training in Switzerland or abroad
3 – Personal development directed towards young people’s talents and potential, full support with employment all around the world.
4 – Transferrable skills across different professions.
5 – Situated in the heart of Switzerland’s most visited city: Lucerne.
6 – Attractive all-inclusive tuition structure with no “hidden” charges.
BHMS provides students with different study branches mainly focused on Hospitality and Global Management Programs and Culinary Arts Programs.
The BA in Hotel and Hospitality Management program provides the students with an academic qualification that is attractive to potential employers, the skills and ability to enter the working world, and a 'tool box' that can be applied to a range of careers in the hospitality industry. Graduates may become accomplished managers, capable of working across a range of public and private enterprises including leisure facilities, hotels, theme parks, conferences, exhibitions and event management. Core knowledge is covered by lectures and tutorials, supported by guided reading and additional materials on the virtual campus Moodle. Particular care is taken to use the most effective teaching and assessment methods for each module.
The BA in Global Business Management program provides the students with an academic qualification and a set of skills that are attractive to potential employers across a range of global business sectors in fields such as international sales and marketing; finance and controlling; banking; human resources. Graduates may become accomplished managers in areas such as operations management, supply chain management and administrator positions in government and NGOs. The program uses a range of teaching methods to facilitate learning. Core knowledge is covered by lectures and tutorials, supported by guided reading and additional materials on the virtual campus Blackboard.
These Programs are comprised of three study terms of 20 weeks each plus three periods of 4-6 months paid industry training in Switzerland or abroad.
The BA in Culinary Arts, builds on students’ existing culinary competencies and experience to deepen and hone practical, leadership and business skills. Highlights of the program include inter-disciplinary management food service operations, including customer service, resource planning and management. New product development, molecular cuisine, technology applications and managing teams in the kitchen labs additionally provide a solid foundation in a variety of skill areas, before students progress to their final industry placement and graduate positions.
Students who aim at specialized and highly professional careers can decide to keep on studying by attending one of the 2 years BHMS higher diploma and postgraduate diploma both in Hospitality and Global Management Programs and Culinary Arts Programs.
The most frequented programs by the Italian students are: the M.Sc. in International Hospitality Business Management, which is a programme designed to enable graduates, or those wishing to develop their career path, the opportunity to enhance their hospitality knowledge and capabilities with a higher qualification which can accelerate career progression. It develops core management knowledge and competencies needed for a successful hospitality career; and the MBA in Hospitality Management or in Global/Business Management. This 24-month MBA Degree is a joint program between BHMS Switzerland and City University of Seattle, USA. It is specifically designed for graduates holding Bachelor Degrees in service or non-service specializations who are aiming to join the global tourism industry or the service sector. The program comprises two study blocks of 6 month followed by two paid internship periods of 6 months in Switzerland. During internship periods, students are required to complete their MBA thesis as well as additional MBA capstone courses and workshops.