Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

Housed in former traditional Swiss Palace hotels, Swiss Hotel Management School is focused on "Learning By Doing". The Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) is part of the SEG - Swiss Education Group.

Top reasons to study here

  • The Swiss Hotel Management School provides lavish banqueting halls, a grand theatre, fully equipped wet and dry spas and multiple restaurants.
  • The courses validated by our UK university partner enables a fully encompassing hospitality operations education.
  • Swiss Hotel Management School’s generous facilities allow for a hands-on delivery of Hotel, Resort, Events, and Spa management programmes.



The Swiss Hotel Management School offers an exciting range of programmes founded upon the internationally recognized Swiss traditions and focuses on global trends, business strategy and operational leadership. Students who join the international hotel school learn the art of Swiss Hospitality Management and develop the principles of the Swiss Hospitality Touch.


Encompassing 3 main roles, our Swiss Education Group Career Services department works hand-in-hand with each school to offer all students a 5-star service. To do this, we have established our 3 pillars:

  • To EMPOWER our students’ career development by providing them with the tools to be successful
  • To ENHANCE the quality of each student’s search with tailored career opportunities
  • To ENGAGE with members of our community (students, parents, faculty, alumni, corporate partners) to nurture key relationships​

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Student services

Student Services

When you join our hotel school, you will become a part of a bigger family. Whether you find yourself far from home for the first time, or if you need a bit of friendly academic advice, we make sure there is always someone you can talk to.​

  • Academic Office - Assists students with any administrative issues related to academics: study attestations, records of achievement, diplomas, class schedules, module exemptions.
  • Administrative Office - Availabe for questions regarding students visas, resident permits, invoices, and other enrolment information.

Housing services

At the time of your enrolment you have to choose on of the following room types:

  • Double standard
  • Single standard
  • Double deluxe
  • Single deluxe
  • Double superior deluxe
  • Single superior deluxe

ICT services

Computer Room - It is accessible to students outside of class hours.

Medical services

The school provides students with health care coverage (including the daily cost of hospitalization in a shared room) and for corporal accident both on and off school premises in Switzerland and abroad. In case of accident or illness, students should first contact the reception or the student counselor who will organize further action. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Caux Campus - As a historic building, the Caux Palace offers an inspiring environment in which to study, steeped in the heritage of Swiss hospitality traditions. This unique campus offers modern facilities and is equipped with the latest technology to aid students in their studies.
  • Leysin Campus - Positioned in a well-known ski resort, Leysin offers students a wide range of recreational and sporting activities in a setting surrounded by stunning alpine scenery. Located in the french-speaking area of Switzerland, Leysin is easily accessible by train from Geneva and Zurich airport.

Sports facilities

The sport and leisure coordinator is at the disposal of the students and organises weekly sporting activities and excursions.


Swiss Hotel Management School is proud to be recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019. All graduates of Bachelor of Arts Honours degree and Master of Science (MSc)  at Swiss Hotel Management School can receive a federally recognized University award from University of Derby. Swiss Hotel Management School holds accreditation in Switzerland with EduQua. The main accrediting body for all training institutes in Switzerland

Swiss Hotel Management School holds international accreditation with THE-ICE (International Center of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Education).

Student Reviews

Reviewing of Master's student at SHMS
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a wonderful experience studying at SHMS. At SHMS student can expereince the international environment with students from across the globe. Morover, the benefits that students could get from studying at SHMS that you coundn't find anywhere is the wide and strong connection from friends and alumni. However, in terms of course. Some of the courses here is not as...

SHMS: Excellence in Hospitality
Olivia Ivanka Gitoatmodjo rated 4 out of 5 stars

My study in SHMS has been a really great experience for me, since I have learned not only the educational part but also they teaches us about manner, discipline, social behaviours. We are not only taught the theoretical things but also we learn the practical skills.

It's cool
Veronica N rated 4 out of 5 stars

Cool. Gain much experience before work life.

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