If you’re unattached, want to work overseas, and are eager to launch your career in hotel management, you might want to move to Switzerland. The country has long been known for excellence in hospitality education.
The fact is, many of the world's most successful hoteliers have been educated in this beautiful country. There are well over two dozen fine schools to choose from.
One of Switzerland's first schools to offer hotel management programs in English is the Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM). Established in 1985, HIM is recognized by Hyatt International’s Director of Recruitment as one of Switzerland's finest Hotel Schools. It boasts a long and proud tradition with numerous international accreditations and affiliations, a strong alumni network, and excellent connections to the hospitality industry.
A hospitality management diploma from HIM in Montreux is recognized worldwide and opens up a wide range of career opportunities. The Switzerland-based school is part of SEG, Swiss Education Group, which is among Switzerland's Leading Hospitality Management Schools.
HIM offers both Swiss and American hotel management programs, empowering you with the world famous Swiss hospitality skills and the widely recognized American management expertise. Housed in four former hotels--Hotel Europe, Hotel Miramonte, Hotel Jura and Residence Rosemont--HIM buildings have been renovated and equipped to provide state-of-the-art accommodation and learning facilities.
Another reason to go to HIM for your hotel management education is the alumni support. Since its opening in 1984, thousands of students who graduated from HIM hotel management programs now hold important positions within the hospitality industry. Many graduates have joined the Alumni Association, which is currently active in more than 80 countries around worldwide.
Other fine hospitality schools in Switzerland include:
Business and Hotel Management School - BHMS Switzerland. Their residence building in Baselstrasse houses the Culinary Department, computer room, BHMS Restaurant and 50 studios each with kitchenette, television, private shower and cable TV. The entire building is a WLAN hotspot and convenient to all kinds of shopping.
Swiss Hotel Management School. They offer everything from a 6-month certificate to an MBA in Hotel Management
International Hotel Management Institute. They offer specialties in Business (BBA/MBA), Hotel and Tourism Management , and Events Management and Culinary Management.
Les Roches Hotel Management School. They offer everything from a 6-monthcertificate to an MBA in Hotel Management.
Les Roches-Gruy_re University of Applied Sciences. They offer training in Hotel and Tourism Management and Hospitality Management with degrees from bachelor’s to master’s in advanced studies.
If you really want to learn the fine art of hospitality management from the best schools, you should seriously consider moving to Switzerland. A degree from one of these schools will definitely make your resume shine and get the attention of recruiters.
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