Programme Overview

Programme Outline

The Bachelor programme is designed to deliver in-depth hospitality know-how, business management expertise and professional practical skills and is offered in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne (HSLU). 

Year 1: Food & Beverage Operations & 6-month Industry Internship
Year 2: Rooms Division Operations & 6-month Industry Internship
Year 3: Hospitality Business Administration & Hospitality Management
Year 4: International Business Management & Global Leadership

Duration: four-year full-time degree programme with 6 on-campus semesters and 2 paid internships
Degree recognition: worldwide
Programme Language: English
Campus: SHL Campus, Lucerne, Switzerland
Credits: 180 ECTS points

Programme Curriculum

Admission Requirements

Programme Fees for International Students

Programme Fees for Swiss Citizens and eligible Students

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Programme Highlights

Programme Highlights

  • Excursions with practical work, including farm and vineyard visits, specialised workshops in baking and patisserie, work experience from off-campus VIP events
  • Hotel Mystery Guest experience
  • Specialisation in CSR, Defining the Future of Culinary Arts, Asset Management or MICE Management
  • Trend seminars and expert fireside chats
  • Concierge Myself – a 4 semester soft-skills training programme
  • 2 applied business projects, 1 entrepreneurship research project, specialisation project and bachelor thesis
  • +400 hrs on-campus practical training
  • 2 career days per semester
  • Two paid industry internships

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Industry Internships

Industry Internships

Industry internships are an indispensably valuable opportunity for you to experience the world of hospitality first hand. Our Career & Internship Department is at hand to assist and counsel you and assure that you will find a suitable internship. Your paid internships take place in semester 2 and 4. Through the two 6-month internships you will gain your first real hospitality work experiences, start building your personal professional network and additionally write reflective reports as a part of your course work.

First Internship: a F&B operational internship that allows you to put theory into practice by working in a SHL approved establishment in Switzerland or abroad. You are free to choose to work in either a culinary or service position or to combine the two.

Second Internship: a Rooms Division internship that allows you to put the knowledge gained in Semester 3 into practice by working in a SHL approved establishment in Switzerland or abroad. You can choose to work in a variety of positions related to Rooms Division and are motivated to gain supervisory experience.

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Accreditation & Membership

Degree Accreditation & Memberships

SHL offers one of the two Swiss globally recognised Bachelor of Science degrees in Hospitality Management in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne (HSLU).

Degree accreditation:

  • Accredited by the Swiss Federal Government and in compliance with the Bologna Declaration, using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
  • Federally recognised in accordance with the Federal Vocational Training Act. SHL is subject to supervision by the federal government and the canton of Lucerne
  • EduQua certified. EduQua is the Swiss quality certificate for continuing education institutions, awarded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the Swiss Association for Association for Continuing Education (SVEB)


  • Conference of Colleges of Higher Education
  • Partial Conference of Colleges of Higher Education, Area 2, Tourism, Hotel Industry, Facility Management
  • Edusuisse
  • Odec, Swiss Association of Graduates of Colleges of Higher Professional Education
  • IG HBB, Interest Group Higher Vocational Education Central Switzerland
  • Switzerland Tourism

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