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HIM Hotel Institute Montreux School of Hotel Management

Address: Avenue des Alpes 15, 1820 Montreux
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description HIM Hotel Institute Montreux School of Hotel Management

In Switzerland, as a multi-lingual country, it will be easy for anyone who speaks German, French, Italian and English to get an education. This country is convenient for learning and living in all respects: a comfortable climate, a safe quiet environment, polite local people, a high standard of living and all kinds of services, and neighborhoods with European countries where you can go in your spare time. But the main advantage of Switzerland for those who want to work in the field of hotel and tourism is a brilliant opportunity to get a world-class education.

School HIM Hotel Institute Montreux in Montreux

The Hospitality School HIM Hotel Institute Montreux is located in Montreux, at the very foot of the Alps . The town is called the Swiss Riviera. Here, on the shores of Lake Geneva, there were Byron, Tchaikovsky, Nabokov, Dostoevsky, Chaplin.

  • The HIM Hotel Institute Montreux is considered one of the most prestigious and belongs to the SEG - the community of the best schools of hotel management in the country.


Duration of training - 7 semesters, each for 11 weeks, plus 2 semesters for 4-6 weeks each - practice in Switzerland or abroad. The practice is paid.

For the convenience of students from different countries, the training is conducted in English.


Having completed BBA programs Administration) and MA, graduates can receive two diplomas:

  • The Swiss HIM BBA Degree in Hospitality Management and Finance or Marketing or Human Resources;
  • The American BBA Degree in Hospitality Management (Northwood University).

[ 999.40] Entry requirements for the HIM Hotel Institute Montreux:

  • age of 18 years,
  • good grades in the high school diploma;
  • The results of the English language test: IELTS not lower than 5.5; TOEFL no less than 525.


Each semester of practice includes one semester of practice after the completion of the academic semester. Within 4 - 6 months, students work in hotels and restaurants of the country, while a special service is looking for a place for them to practice free of charge. On average, the monthly salary of a student is 1,168 - 1,450 francs after taxes, insurance, food and accommodation.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in HIM Hotel Institute Montreux School of Hotel Management

Program name

The BBA (Hons) program of studies DEGREE PROGRAMME

Under the program, students can obtain three specialties:

  • human resources management;
  • marketing; [999.8 ]
  • finance.

Studied disciplines

1 semester

1. Catering: work of the kitchen and restaurant service; Creation and design of the menu; Rules of hygiene, cooking and drinking: decoration and serving.
2. Catering: practice in restaurants.
3. Introduction to hospitality and tourism.
4. World culture and traditions of public catering.
5. Application of information technology.
6. Introduction to accounting.

2 semester

  1. Application of information technologies in the hotel industry and tourism.
  2. The composition and methods of research in public catering.
  3. The study of communications.
  4. Microeconomics in the hotel industry and tourism.
  5. Catering: food and drinks.

3 semester

  1. Hotel management and its impact on customers. The product of the hotel business as such, which determines the success of the business.
  2. Hotel management: analysis, planning, control.
  3. Hotel management.
  4. The study of macroeconomics.
  5. The fundamentals of marketing.
[ 999.51] Practice

Paid work in Swiss or foreign hotels and restaurants as maid, barmen, waiters, kitchen staff, at the reception.

4 семестр

  • Principles and bases of management.
  • Management of the sphere of resort services.
  • Management management.
  • Management of incomes .
  • Management accounting.
  • Management in the field of information technology.

5 semester

  • Students division in the following specialties:
  • marketing
  • finance;
  • personnel management.


Paid work in Swiss or foreign hotels and restaurants as maid, barmen, waiters , Kitchen staff, at the reception.

6 semester

1. Organizational behavior in the hotel and tourism business.

2. Principles of leadership, impact on staff.

3. Strategic planning in the Business.

4.International trade.

5.Introduction to art.

6.Modeling of business processes.

7. Study of statistics.

7 semester

1. Commercial law.
2. International management.
3. Introduction to European literature.
4. Statistics.
5. Philosophy of the enterprise.


Paid work in Swiss or foreign hotels and restaurants as maid, barmen, waiters, kitchen staff, at the reception.

Each academic semester lasts 11 weeks, practice - 4 - 6 months.

from 3 900 CHF / 2 week

The course combines academic training with practical experience. Within two weeks, students will be able to study the prospects of this dynamically developing industry, namely:

  • To get acquainted with the educational programs offered by the Swiss Education Group
  • Get personal advice on career selection
  • To get acquainted with students and teachers in the field of hotel management
  • Discover Switzerland as a place to learn
from 5 000 CHF / 3 week

The course "Introduction to the world of cooking" will be of interest to those who want to know what you can do in the hospitality industry and in the culinary industry, as well as those who want to learn how to work in a team and learn the latest trends in cooking.

A two-week course in Cooking Arts will allow you to discover a world of opportunities in this industry, work side by side with experienced chefs and learn how to start your career in this field.

Accommodation and food

The school's study and living quarters are located in several five-star hotels Europe, Miramonte, Jura and Residence Rosemont, which are close to each other. Here students live, receive training and eat in hotel restaurants. Each hotel has a beautiful view of the famous Lake Geneva.

During the practical semesters, HIM Hotel Institute Montreux students master the work in all areas of the hotel industry. They work as barmen and maid, organize large banquets and conferences. At the end of the school they are expected to have high positions, but the school's policy is that students are required to thoroughly study all the intricacies of the hotel industry. The high professional level obtained in the school will allow not only to effectively manage the business, but also to develop it, make your own innovative ideas and implement them.

Students can choose:

  • standard single and double rooms with views of the Alps and amenities on the floor;
  • Deluxe with en-suite facilities, Internet and great views;
  • Premium Room of enhanced comfort. ]

Rooms are cleaned once a week by the hotel staff, bed linen and towels are changed.


Weekdays - 3 times, weekends - 2 times. You can eat in one of three available restaurants and cafes: One5 Restaurant and Lakeside Café in Europe, Garden Cafe in Miramonte. There is a menu for vegetarians and eating according to special rules.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management, Bookkeeping, Business process modeling, Catering services: food, beverages, commercial law, Enterprise philosophy, Hotel business, Hotel management, Hotel management, Hotel management: planning, control, Information Technology, international Management, international trade, Introduction to art, IT in the hotel industry, IT management, Leadership and impact on staff, Management Accounting, Management in the sphere of resort services, Management management, Marketing basics, Master of International Business in Hospitality Management (with Specialization), Microeconomics in the tourism business, Organization of hotel business, Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Business Management, Principles and fundamentals of management, Public catering research, Restaurant service and kitchen, Revenue management, statistics, Strategic planning in business, Study of communications, Study of macroeconomics, Working skills in a restaurant

Events HIM Hotel Institute Montreux School of Hotel Management

The HIM Hotel Institute Montreux includes 2 excursions per semester - a visit to Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Olimpic Museum. One excursion is cognitive accompanied by a guide, the second one is practical with visits to hotels and restaurants.

In free time, international evenings, sporting events are organized for students. There are opportunities for football, tennis, volleyball, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming. In addition, study tours to hotels, seminars and exhibitions are arranged.

Equipment HIM Hotel Institute Montreux School of Hotel Management

School HIM Hotel Institute Montreux offers to its students:

  • classrooms with the most modern equipment;
  • cozy lounges for rest in between lectures;
  • conference room;
  • student recreation room;
  • ] Cafes and restaurants;
  • beautiful garden with a panorama of Lake Geneva;
  • terrace with superb views;
  • Internet cafe and computer room;
  • vending machines;
  • bar;
  • sports grounds; 999.26]
  • a mini-spa equipped with a sauna and jacuzzi.

Term dates and fees


2014 :

  • 1 semester 06. 01 - 14. 03;
  • 2 semester 07. 04 - 20. 06;
  • 3 semester 07. 07 - 19. 09;
  • [999.15 ] 4 semester 06. 10 - 19.12.


  • 1 semester 05. 01 - 20. 03;
  • 2 semester 06. 04 - 19. 06;
  • 3 semester 06. 07 - 18. 09;
  • [999.29 ] 4 semester 05.10 - 18.12.

The cost of studying and living in HIM for one student in 2014-2015. (In Swiss francs)

Training (BBA DEGREE PROGRAMME program)

Winter - Summer 2014: 1 - 3 semesters - 14250, 4 - 7 semesters - 17250 .

Autumn 2014, winter - summer 2015: 1-2 semesters - 14550, 4 - 7 semesters - 17600.

The average salary of a student during practice is 1168 - 1450 francs per month.

Accommodation: additional payment for 1 semester

Standard single room: Summer 2014 - 1800, from the autumn of 2014 - 1900.

Deluxe Double: winter - summer 2014 - 1200, from the autumn of 2014 - 1300.

Single Deluxe: winter - summer 2014 - 2650, from the autumn of 2014 - 2800.

The price includes:

  • training for the selected program;
  • using educational materials;
  • student form for first-year students;
  • hotel accommodation in a standard double room;
  • meals: weekdays - full board, weekend - half board;
  • use of the Internet;
  • 2 progress reports in Semester;
  • classes in the gym;
  • 2 excursions per semester;
  • help in finding a restaurant or hotel for practice.

Additional costs (are mandatory):

  • registration fee at school - 350,
  • compulsory school deposit - 1500. Upon completion of studies, the insurance is deducted from this amount and actually incurred expenses - 125 francs per month.
  • 2150 for 1 semester;
  • 1800 for the 2nd and 3rd semester.

They include:

  • student card;
  • form;
  • textbooks;
  • ticket for travel;
  • 2 excursions;
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  • insurance;
  • taxes;
  • sports hall.

Also paid:

  • admission to the training program;
  • consular fee at the embassy;
  • insurance against cancellation of the course (optional) - 390 per semester;
  • medical insurance for obtaining a visa - 3,5 euro per day;
  • transfer from the Geneva airport - 230 to one side;
  • express delivery of documents by postal companies - 195;
  • bank charges;
  • airflight from Moscow to Geneva and back,
  • visa services.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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HIM Hotel Institute Montreux School of Hotel Management reviews

Michael Ch.

Forge frames in the literal and figurative sense. Training is difficult, huge amounts of information, teachers ask to the fullest extent, indulgence is not given to anyone.

Very powerful training, both in theory and in practice. Every week, representatives of the world's hotel chains, restaurateurs, businessmen and lecturers come to the campus - this is an ideal environment for educating adults who have taken place who know what they want and how to achieve it. A strong career guidance program: internships can be found for every taste and color, just tell the consultant what you need. My specialty is personnel management and HR, so I have to learn both exact data / sciences and humanitarian directions to visit: on the other hand, a diploma from such a giant as HIM will open the door wherever it goes.

Difficult, expensive, but everything pays off completely.

Oleg Kuzmenko
Good afternoon! I am 39 years old. Two higher educations. I am interested in studying in CHIM under the annual program Postgraduate diploma. How much will training cost with all the attendant costs?
SMAPSE consulant
Good afternoon, Oleg! Thank you for your inquiry! Could you contact us by general email: Our managers will be happy to help you!

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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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