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Hotel Institute Montreux

About Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM)

On the shores of Lake Geneva, in the heart of the Swiss Riviera, Montreux offers stunning views of the Alps and the terraced vineyards of Lavaux. With a unique microclimate, the city has an undeniable Mediterranean flair and is rich in cultural events, including the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival. The HIM campus is the perfect starting point for exploring Lake Geneva, hiking in the nearby Alps, or speeding down a ski slope.

Studying at Hotel Institute Montreux will provide you with the business and hospitality knowledge that will make you stand out from the crowd. With a blend of renowned Swiss hospitality management practices and modern American business expertise, our programs are designed to offer a well-rounded education that will open doors across multiple industries.

You will learn how to bring hospitality’s customer-centric approach to the business world and build up a mental agility that will help you adapt your skills to fit industries beyond the realm of hospitality.

Breathtaking Alps, serene lakes, quaint villages, cosmopolitan cities, and ancient castles make Switzerland an alluring destination. Located in the heart of Europe and famous for its world-class education, ground-breaking research, and commitment in innovation, it is an ideal location to combine higher education with an active lifestyle. Switzerland is a country of endless responsibilities.

HIM is recognized and approved by leading academic and industry partners. With these recognitions and certifications we are able to guarantee the best educational experience that promises a lifetime of success. HIM is ranked amongst the top 10 universities in the world for Hospitality & Leisure Management by QS rankings.

Facilities & Amenities

Our facilities are in continuous improvement to deliver the best campus experience for our students. With the use of the latest technology support and products we are able to provide an excellent environment for both study and leisure related activities.

Campus of Hotel Institute Montreux

Hotel Institute Montreux is housed across three buildings within walking distance, each renovated and equipped to provide state-of-the-art accommodation and modern learning facilities. An hour away from Geneva International Airport, Montreux is a perfect starting point to explore Switzerland and its surroundings. Or make the most of this vibrant city’s fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife set on the shores of stunning Lake Geneva. 

Admission Process

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List of documents that we require are as follows :

  • High-school or University transcript / diploma / certificate
  • Proof of English proficiency – TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent
  • Passport copy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Reference letters (if applicable)

 Documents must be translated into English by an official translator. Copies are accepted, however original documents may be requested.

After you submit your application, we will send you a confirmation email that includes a link to pay your application fee.


The admissions office will review your application. If you have met the requirements and have displayed motivation for the requested program, a provisional letter of acceptance will be sent. 

To secure your enrolment the confirmation fee must be paid within 30 days and will be applied toward your first term fees. 

Confirmation & visa application

After your payment, you will receive your enrolment letter to apply for your visa (if applicable).*

The remaining balance of the first term fees must be received six weeks before your start date. Any special room requests (first-come basis) can only be confirmed once full payment is received.

During your entire process of admission Key2careeR  will assist you, and will stay in contact with the student.


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Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management

Wherever there are consumers, there’s a need for hospitality; therefore, when it comes to career opportunities, this three-year degree, awarded in partnership with Northwood University (US), unlocks endless possibilities.

Tailor your study experience by choosing from our range of specializations endorsed by and created with industry leaders. Learn to bring hospitality’s customer-centric approach to the business world and build up a mental agility that will enable you to adapt your skills to fit industries beyond the realm of hospitality.

Whether you choose Luxury Brand Management, Financial Analysis and Wealth Management, Human Capital and Development, Management for the Senior Living Industry, or Franchise Business Management, you’ll finish your degree with an edge in the job market.

Tailor your degree

  • Develop an understanding of the human and operational sides of the industry
  • Tailor your study by choosing from a range of specializations endorsed and created with industry leaders
  • Acquire hospitality’s customer-centric approach to the business world, build mental agility to adapt your new skills in hospitality or industries beyond
  • Embark on two industry internships that will give you a competitive advantage in your future career

*Hotel Institute Montreux awards its own separate degree confirming the successful completion of Northwood University’s BBA program at its campus in Switzerland, and this degree is a formal recognition by Hotel Institute Montreux of the tertiary standards achieved by BBA graduates.



  • Food & Beverage Service, Theory and Practical
  • Food Production Theory and Food Safety
  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Introduction to College Studies
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)


  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Bar and Beverage Management
  • Communications
  • World Cultures and Customs
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Accounting Principles
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)



Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)

Increase your influence as a leader by developing your emotional intelligence and acquiring key managerial skills.


  • Front Office Management & Operations
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)


  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Art
  • Convention Management, Banqueting, and Events
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Management of Information Technologies
  • Language (French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish)



Switzerland or abroad (4-6 months)

Build on your previous studies and develop a strong understanding of operating international business in preparation for a career in a multicultural environment. Deepen your understanding of social responsibility as you learn to face contemporary global issues.



  • Chosen Specialization
  • Organizational Behaviour & Leadership
  • Digital Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Language (French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish)


  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Responsible Resort Management
  • Innovative Hospitality Models
  • Statistics


  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Business Law
  • International Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Yield and Revenue Management
  • Philosophy of Enterprise

For Term 5, choose from one of our diverse specializations endorsed by some of the world’s most respected business and industry leaders who assist us in creating course content, hold guest lectures, host company visits, assign projects, and offer exclusive career opportunities.


  • Competitive Analysis for Luxury Business
  • Luxury Marketing and Communication Strategies
  • High Tech and High Touch Experiences


  • Corporate Investment Decisions
  • Portfolio Management
  • Capital Markets and Analysis


  • Mediation and Workplace Conflict
  • Strategic Management of Human Resources
  • Performance Management Systems

Requirements & Fees

  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent). Direct Entry options may be available for IBCP Candidates. For further details or an individual assessment, please kindly contact key2career – 7718885594 We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.
  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 55 or equivalent. If you don’t have the required language level, you can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Programbefore joining
  • Advance Learning Program: Taking university level coursework requires that you meet the demands of lectures, seminars, and assignments.  If English is not your first language, you are required to complete a short screening test during the induction period.  If you do not meet the minimum level for your academic program, you will be required to participate in the Advanced Learning Program which runs in parallel to your regular studies and supports your academic progression.  Students who benefit from this program will be charged an additional fee.

Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Strengthen your existing knowledge of the tourism industry and gain the entrepreneurial mindset you need to take your career to the next level.
  • Tailor your study by choosing from a range of specializations created with industry leaders.
  • Benefit from a six-month internship organized and certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Centre Switzerland.



Rather than the typical topics, like room division and food & beverage, the focus of our curriculum is applying an entrepreneurial mindset to high-end tourism management. Learn to think differently about management with industry-endorsed specializations and top internships.


  • Organizational Behaviour in International Contexts I
  • Strategic Management and Marketing I
  • Destination Management I
  • Advanced Research Methods I
  • Digital Tourism and Hospitality I
  • International Tourism Policy and Development
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)



  • Organizational Behaviour in International Contexts II
  • Strategic Management and Marketing II
  • Destination Management II
  • Advanced Research Methods II
  • Digital Tourism and Hospitality II
  • International Tourism Policy and Development 
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)


  • Internship inSwitzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)
  • Research Report
  • Consultancy Report (15 weeks, 12,000-word project, with support of their own academic supervisor)

in term 1, choose from one of our diverse specializations, organized by UNWTO International Centre Switzerland and endorsed by some of the world’s most respected business and industry leaders. 


Career Services

Career Services is a comprehensive resource focused on equipping you to be a leader in the global marketplace. Start early and optimize our many services to achieve your professional goals. Our dedicated Career Services team helps you reach professional success. They provide you with one-on-one coaching, practical input (from writing a CV to preparing for an interview), and help you forge your professional career path. Throughout the year, students also have the opportunity to meet recruiters from different world regions and industries, learn more about their companies, and apply for exclusive opportunities.


Internship & Job Opportunities   

The Career Services prepares current students and recent alumni to make informed decisions about their future by providing comprehensive resources, programs, and individualized services on career readiness, internships, employment, and graduate school. Our first-class services include customized programs and events for HIM’s unique student population and academic community. We will assist you as you embark on exciting and unique job and internship opportunities, opening doors to leading industries across the globe. Get invaluable real-world experience, connect with people at the heart of the business, and learn from the best in the industry.


A Unique Networking Opportunity

Twice a year, you have exclusive access to the International Recruitment Forum (IRF), one of the largest career events in Europe, where our students get the opportunity to network, attend career presentations, meet and interview with industry representatives, participate in panel discussions, and learn from industry experts. Throughout the year, recruiters from different world regions and industries also visit the school.

Top courses

Bachelors of Business Administration in Hospitality Management

Earn Dual degree from Hotel Institute Montreux and Northwood University. You bachelors degree can be tailored with the help of leading industry partners, in Financial Analysis and Wealth Management, Human Capital and Development, Management for the Senior Living Industry, Franchise Business Management, or Luxury Brand Management. The duration of the following program is for 3 years.


Age:21 and above
Education:Recognized High School diploma or equivalent 12 years of education / school leaving certificate with a pass mark. Applicants with prior learning or work experience may also apply.

Master of International Business in Hospitality Management


Age:21 and above
Education:Sucessful completion of the MIB Yr. 1 from any SEG school members**** (with internship) OR BA in Hospitality or related discipline OR BA in any discipline with minimum 6 months hospitality experience or related field OR No bachelor’s degree but minimum three years hospitality work experience in a supervisory position.


Masters of Business Administration


Age:21 and above
Education:BA degree in any discipline with minimum CGPA 3.0

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