The duration of study in the main higher education program is 4 academic years. Training is possible in both English and French. The program is divided into annual stages:
1) The first course, the preparatory
Here students get acquainted with various specialties of the chosen sphere, study a common wide range of subjects and directions in order to further more accurately and accurately determine their specific work. This is an introductory year, devoted to a detailed acquaintance with the peculiarities of the industry, combining both theoretical and practical exercises. Despite the "introductory" nature of the year, it still ends with a semi-annual practice: students work in a hotel or restaurant, starting to apply and check the theoretical knowledge gained in direct practice, work individually and in groups. Students can organize events, celebrations or banquets, work in the kitchen, bakery or bar, learn how to manage the hotel, starting with the smallest units and subtleties.
Students are assisted by well-deserved, experienced professional practitioners-for example, the gastronomic restaurant team, which ranks 15th in the world ranking of Gault & Millau. You can learn good taste and manners, on "living" examples to understand the features of high cuisine and luxe class service, to study the enology and the rules of the combination of foods and dishes.
2) The second course
The list of subjects for study remains basically the same, but the study deepens, becomes more complex, thorough and professional. Much attention is paid to business disciplines: business law, business practices, marketing and management, accounting and audit.
3) The third year
The most intensive, in-depth study of business and finance, marketing and management of the organization at all levels and in all aspects. Students actively participate in numerous projects, teamwork and research, honing their skills on practical assignments. For this year, the second internship (also 6 months) is planned, but already in the position of manager, not junior staff, as it was in the first preparatory year.
4) The fourth course
Students are identified with the future specialty and direction, devote the maximum time to studying the profile, the most priority disciplines and write the final qualifying work (diploma).
In addition to internships, students are given the opportunity to fully consult on career development and future employment (the consulting course is designed for 10 weeks).
The cost of studying at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne depends on the course chosen:
1) Undergraduate = 19475 CHF-34210CHF depending on the year of study (total cost of the course = 104995CHF).
Are paid separately and do not enter into cost:
The oldest school of hotel management in the world - École hôtelière de Lausanne (School of Hotel Management in Lausanne) - was founded in 1893 and since then has not lost its first positions in national and world rankings. Today, 2,000 students study at the Lausanne campus, and the total number of graduates has exceeded 30 thousand people - they are building a successful career in the best world companies and organizations, becoming top-managers and businessmen of the highest class in demand.
The opening of the school was caused by a surge of interest in tourism in Switzerland and Europe at the beginning of the XIX century and the growing need for qualified personnel in this field. One of the members of the prestigious association Swiss Hotel Association, Jacques Tschumi, founded the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, where for the first time they began to train professionals in these areas, without intermediate qualifications and unnecessary subjects. Today the school carefully preserves historical traditions and simultaneously builds training on innovative techniques and cutting-edge equipment, sensitively catching all world tendencies and becoming the legislator of new trends and trends. The main training areas of the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne are: restaurant industry and hotel business, hospitality industry, Luxe service, consulting, marketing and management, banking and real estate management. Since 2001, the EHL course offers the EMBA (Executive Master of Hospitality Management) program MBA: the course has already been separately recognized by the Swiss Center for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (AAQ) as fully meeting the highest standards of quality.
The main campus of the school, its flagship is located 8 kilometers from the center of Lausanne, a developed and at the same time cozy Swiss city. Here are represented more than 130 nationalities and states, harmoniously combined with each other and constantly exchanging experience and knowledge. The institution also works with affiliates and partner educational institutions in Brazil, India, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Hong Kong, Mexico, Lebanon, China, South Korea. The school actively and fruitfully cooperates with the University of Applied Science and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO): this is the only such example of cooperation throughout the country. Since November 2015, the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne also includes the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) in Paschus (Switzerland).