About this course
The second year to the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management consists of one intensive study period of
12 months at the BHMS campus in Lucerne, Switzerland. This program suits professionals who already work
in a position in the hospitality, service- or tourism industry and who want continue to work whilst learning
towards a bachelor degree.
BHMS is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland group of schools, founded in 1928, whose mission is to
provide adult education for people with a desire to succeed. Bénédict School is one of Switzerlands largest
private education organizations and is teaching each year more than 15,000 full and part time students.
Since the accreditation of the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management by the University of Brighton, UK, in
autumn of 2003 over 150 students have successfully completed the Diploma program.
You and your peers learn from a dedicated faculty, who in addition to their academic credentials, brings along
know-how and experience in the business field. This ensures that what you learn in class is contemporary
and can be applied in real world situations in a daily business environment.
Aim of the Program
The BHMS Hospitality program is specifically designed for young adults wishing to enter the international
hotel and hospitality field and who are aspiring a management career in this industry.
The program offers students an academic education together with vocational core competency training. This
carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide. It can also benefit people looking to obtain
the necessary specialized knowledge when thinking about opening their own business.
The second year allows students deeper insight into subjects started in year one. It gives them a chance to
learn more theory and allows them greater flexibility in selecting elective subjects of special interest. The
Higher Diploma is generally required for international placement as it indicates the level and depth of learning
achieved in operational as well as theoretical subjects. A second successfully completed Swiss hospitality
paid internship indicates a students seriousness of purpose to potential future employer.
19 years of age
Successful completion of the BHMS Diploma in Hospitality Management or equivalent.
English language skills at a level equal to IELTS 5.5