Jacques Tschumi was the founder and president of the Ecole hôtelière, managing director of the Lausanne Beau Rivage Palace and an influential member of the Society of Swiss Hoteliers; he championed the creation of the school to train professional hotel staff.
In today’s global hospitality industry, managers need to have hospitality know-how and a broader set of strategic business skills to reach upper-level positions. To satisfy these requirements for companies and future hospitality professionals, we offer a wide array of hospitality management degrees for people with varying backgrounds and career aspirations.
All degrees are delivered by EHL, which is recognized as a Swiss University of Applied Science and which has an American (NECHE) accreditation. Plus, our degrees comply with the Bologna requirements using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
For applied research projects, faculty members conduct hospitality research in a variety of managerial disciplines and are regularly recognized with research awards. Working independently or together with academic colleagues or industry professionals, they tackle issues that benefit the industry while simultaneously contributing to excellence in hospitality education.
The hospitality and tourism industry includes many sub-sectors that are open to hospitality management graduates. The following list shows the closely related hospitality and tourism industry sectors.
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EHL students are a valuable source of fresh inspiration and business expertise for our industry partners. Under the guidance of experienced faculty, students offer consulting-style services, conduct research and propose business solutions.
First-year (Preparatory Year) students are required to live on-campus. They are encouraged to live in one of our double occupancy rooms to facilitate their integration and make their travel to and from classes easy and enjoyable. For subsequent years, non-European students are given priority for single rooms, but many students choose to live off-campus, sharing apartments in the city of Lausanne.
The library is able to accommodate 260 students over an area of 900 m²; it houses around 34,000 books and provides access to over 100 databases containing more than 103,000 full text documents. It is part of the Network of Libraries and Information Centers in Switzerland (NEBIS). NEBIS provides access to around 10.5 mio documents.
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Our campus offers the best features of a Swiss hospitality school in a sophisticated business university environment. Students enjoy convenient accommodations and food & beverage outlets, alongside purpose-built practical learning spaces and academic facilities. Above all, the facilities at EHL support rigorous academic learning, a healthy lifestyle and interactions with industry leaders and peers.
In addition to group activities and committees, EHL offers facilities and resources for students to stay fit and lead an active lifestyle independently. Group classes and individual sports offer students the chance for personal development on campus.
We encourage students to live an exemplary life that embraces healthy living, refinement and social engagement. To this end, students participate in numerous social committees and sports associations that unite them around common goals and passions.
We are the only Swiss Hospitality Management school recognized as a Swiss University of Applied Science (UAS), using the ECTS system, and having NECHE (USA) accreditation.
The school is absolutely fantastic, best in the world. Excellent teachers, great network, amazing campus.
Amazing university with very high-calibre professors. Working here is very pleasant. I think I am acquiring all the skills in order to achieve great goals in my career. The facilities are just exceptional : michelin-star restaurant, fitness, pool, soon several restaurants... Furthermore the classrooms are very modern and well-equipped.
Very good institution, all is done in order to drive students' success.