Master of Science in International Hospitality Management

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland
Master's Degree
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Entry Requirements


• Recognized Bachelor Degree or a track record of management experience in the hospitality and tourism industry

• Recommended minimum age of 22 years

• English language proficiency of TOEFL 550 PBT (213 CBT, 79 IBT) or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Applicants who do not have an official proof of English proficiency will be given an English assessment test on arrival. Those who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the Postgraduate English Language Programme.

Candidates with a track record of supervisory or management experience in the hospitality and tourism industry will be considered on an individual basis by the Director of Postgraduate Programmes who will implement the relevant university procedures.

To further their education towards a Master of Science, students need to have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management and all its course modules.





Term 1 (11 weeks)


Professional Centre - Le Bouveret Campus


• Food & Beverage Management*


• Strategic Hospitality & Tourism Information Technology*


• Optional elective (see examples)


Term 2 (11 weeks)


University Centre - Brig Campus


• Management Accounting & Finance*


• Strategic Marketing in the Business Environment*


• Optional elective (see examples)


Term 3 (11 weeks)


University Centre - Brig Campus


• Human Resource Management in the Legal & Cultural Environment*


• Methods of Enquiry*


• Optional elective (see examples)


*Double-weighted subjects.


In Partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University


6 months paid internship (optional)


Term 4


University Centre - Brig Campus


• 15,000-word dissertation supervised by two faculty members with a final assessment by an MMU Exam Board. Students may choose one of the following options:


- Six months (full-time) at MMU in the UK or Brig Campus


- 12 months (part-time upon application) with the first 11 weeks on the Brig Campus and complete dissertation off campus abroad


Examples of optional electives


Terms 1, 2 & 3


• Convention & Event Management


• Crisis Management


• E-Commerce


• Gaming & Casino Management


• International Event Management


• Language 1, 2, 3 (Fre/Ger)


• Sustainable Tourism


• Tourism Trends & Innovations


• Wellness & Spa Management



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