Students learn the art of hospitality management, combined with a specialization in Finance, Human Resources, Senior Living Management or Luxury Brand Management. It is the combination of the business focus of the programs, practical skills and industry recognized work experience, that allow HIM students to tailor their education and open doors to a wide variety of exciting career options around the world.
The specializations in Finance, Human Resources, Senior Living Management and Luxury Brand Management offered at Bachelor and Master Degree levels are respectively endorsed by Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Resort Lifestyle Communities, Tag Heuer, John Paul and Montreux Jazz Festival. These leading companies offer unique insights into the business world and ensure the relevance of the school’s specialized programs.
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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.
Accommodation options are available in all of our campus buildings, depending on your year of study. All accommodation is modern, comfortable and spacious to enable students to feel at home.
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.
Hotel Institute Montreux is located in the heart of Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva with the Alps providing a spectacular backdrop. The campus is a 3-minute walk from Lake Geneva and the train station, providing easy access to a variety of activities. An hour from Geneva airport allows for easy travel to European hotspots on the weekends.
The school is comprised of several buildings within walking distance. All buildings have been renovated and equipped to provide state-of-the-art accommodation and modern learning facilities.
Hotel Europe hosts most classrooms and faculty offices. Final year Bachelor and Master students are based in the Miramonte building, with a more business-orientated environment.
A Sports and Leisure Coordinator is at the disposal of students and will be organizing weekly sports activities as well as excursions.
The Bachelor’s degree program is awarded in partnership with Northwood University (USA), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the regional accrediting agencies for higher education in the United States, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Hotel Institute Montreux holds accreditation in Switzerland with EduQua. The main accrediting body for all training institutes in Switzerland.
Hotel Institute Montreux holds international accreditation with THE-ICE (International Center of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Education).
It was a challenging but exciting experience. I became more mature and I met a lot of new people. I enjoyed the approach to studies at HIM and the way courses were taught. I learned new things that will be useful not only in my professional career but also in real life.
I enjoyed most the international environment. It is not a big university, there is only one career being studied, so we are all like a big family. I like that we had the opportunity to do two internships, so I gained some work experience as well. We always received help from the staff, even if it is about the smallest thing, they are always willing to help. I liked that...
I love the environment created by the school. From the administration to all staffs both teaching and non-teaching, show great care for the well being of all students on a personal level. The courses are reasonable and help build a character in to the desired field. The university offers several avenues for guidance and advice where necessary. Personally I was able to...
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