Business and Hotel Management School (B.H.M.S)
B.H.M.S. is one of the world's leading hospitality schools, located in the heart of Lucerne, a vibrant and beautiful city in Switzerland.
Full Speed Bachelor of Arts Degree
B.H.M.S. (together with The Robert Gordon University) has designed one of the fastest track BA Degrees in Switzerland without compromising its educational quality. At B.H.M.S., students can achieve a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management in 18 months of studying plus an 18-month paid internship period. A similar education in another Swiss hotel management school would require 24 months of studying plus a 12-month internship period. This gives B.H.M.S. graduates an advantage of studying 6 months less while gaining 6 additional months of paid work experience in Switzerland.
Unique 5-Week Term System
B.H.M.S. has implemented a unique system of education by dividing a 20-week semester into four mini-terms of 5 weeks each. This system enables students to focus on only 3 to 4 academic subjects at a time instead of the usual 8-10 subjects as in other Swiss hotel schools. As a result, the B.H.M.S. students are able to complete 12-14 academic subjects within a 6-month period without overloading them.
Guaranteed Internship & Graduate Placement
Industry training is an integral part of any study program offered by B.H.M.S.. During every academic year, students are required to carry out a 4-6 month industry training period in a hotel or a restaurant approved by B.H.M.S.. In addition, B.H.M.S. works with numerous international placement agencies that specialize in placing graduate students in Europe, Asia and North America. A Career and Placement Counselor assists students with placements in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland and abroad.
Students come from over 90 countries with various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They speak different languages and have different beliefs, yet they all share one thing in common: the ambition to achieve a successful career in the global hospitality industry. Because of this constant cultural exchange and engagement in a multicultural community, students absorb an experience that is crucial to future leaders within the global village: the ability to work and communicate with people of different origins.
The language of instruction in all courses is English. However, students also learn German and/or French as the knowledge of several languages is an important asset in the hospitality industry. Other language options including Spanish, Italian and Mandarin are available upon demand. Good knowledge of one of the official spoken languages of Switzerland will also help students in finding a suitable industry placement in either the German-, French- or the Italian-speaking parts of the country.
Your Life in Switzerland
At any time, more than 7'000 students from all over the world are studying at one of the numerous hotel management schools in Switzerland, to obtain a successful career in the hospitality and its related fields. A large number of executives in the global hospitality industry are graduates of Swiss hotel schools.
Jobs & Career
Your Career Plan After Graduation!
Masterwork, a company owned by B.H.M.S., provides global career and placement opportunities for B.H.M.S. graduates after completing BA, PGD, culinary or MBA programs. B.H.M.S. also works with numerous international placement agencies that specialize in placing graduate students in Europe, Asia and North America. This service includes preparing for telephone and Skype interviews and video resumes, job prospecting, preparing extensive documentation for employment as well as assistance with visa applications. B.H.M.S. also participates in numerous career fairs to expose its graduates to global career opportunities.
B.H.M.S. graduates work in top hotels and resorts all over the world. Some of the venues are listed below:
•Hilton Hotels & Resorts, London, UK
•Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
•Renaissance Cruise Port Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, USA
•Marriot Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
•The Peabody, Memphis, USA
•Hilton Park Lane, London, UK
•Courtyard, Hongkong Sha Tin
•Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, USA
•Athénéé Palace Hilton, Bucharest
•Mövenpick Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand
•Centara Hotel & Resorts, Thailand & Maldives
•Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Brandon, Tampa, USA
•Ramada Brussels Woluwe
•W Hong Kong