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Swiss Business School Alpine Center

Address: Danais 7 & Armonias, 16671, Vouliagmeni

Description Swiss Business School Alpine Center

  • Founded: in 1987
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Students age: 17-18 years old
  • Type of educational institution: university
  • Type of study: joint (mixed)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Swiss School Swiss Business School Alpine Center is the first of its kind in Greece: it was founded in 1987. Hundreds of people have already become graduates who successfully work not only in Greece, but throughout the world: the percentage of graduates' employment here is almost 100%.

Swiss Business School Alpine Center specialization - tourism, hospitality and hospitality industry:

  • Hotel operation
  • Travel companies and operators
  • Airline operation
  • SPA management
  • Cruise destinations
  • Organization of events of any level, event management
  • Organization of sporting events
  • Brand promotion
  • Culinary skills, etc.

This is one of the best European higher schools in its fields, whose diplomas are highly valued by employers - just look at the list of companies in which graduates of the Swiss Business School Alpine Center work:

  • Marriott
  • Intercontinental
  • Swiss International Airlines
  • Air France
  • Hilton
  • Sheraton
  • British airways
  • Air greece
  • Hyatt
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Olympic Airlines.

The main types of programs of the center:

  • Diploma course (2 years, Swiss standard)
  • Undergraduate
  • Master's degree.

Business school students usually receive 2 diplomas - British and Swiss, because Swiss Business School Alpine Center actively works with colleagues from Europe (for example, The University of Wales, Bournemouth University and Cardiff Metropolitan University in Britain, IHTTI in Switzerland).

The main stages of training:

  1. 6 months (2 terms) + 5-6 months of practice (paid). After this stage, students already receive the first certificate: Swiss Alpine Certificate International Hospitality Management.
  2. Another 6 months (2 terms) + 5-6 months of practice (paid). Upon completion, a Swiss Alpine Diploma in International Hospitality is issued.
  3. + 6 months (2 terms) + 5-6 months of practice (paid) = bachelor's degree from British Cardiff Metropolitan University (BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management).

Today, online courses (remotely) are taught at the Swiss Business School Alpine Center - you can study on them in the following areas of management (management):

  • Hospitality
  • Spa
  • Food & Beverage
  • Rooms division
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Events & Conventions
  • Security.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Swiss Business School Alpine Center

Program name


The following undergraduate programs in English are offered (degrees from Cardiff Metropolitan University):

  • BA International Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • BA (Hons) in Events Management
  • BA International Food & Beverage Management.

Duration - 3-4 years.

Contribution for bachelors = 700 € (for obtaining a joint diploma with Cardiff Metropolitan University).

Diploma programs

The Swiss Alpine Center Diploma, giving the right to start working, can be obtained in 2 years. Specialty:

  • Hotel Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Events & Conventions Management
  • Hospitality & Spa Management
  • Hotel Operations
  • Cruise Management.

Diploma courses Swiss Alpine Center Diploma (price per year):

  • Hotel Management = 7100 €
  • Hotel Operations = 4500 €
  • Culinary Arts Management = 5900 €
  • Culinary Operations = 3800 € + 500 €
  • Hospitality & Spa Management = 7100 €
  • Hospitality & Cruise Ship Management = 7100 €.
from 1 820 € / 10 weeks

Certificate programs

A certificate is the basic level of professional education: it can be obtained in just a year, after which it is already possible to build a career and work in a specialty. A specialist with a specialized certificate and work experience can easily continue his studies and receive a bachelor's / master's degree later.

  • Certificate of Culinary Operations
  • Professional qualification: Rooms Division = 1820 € / 10 weeks
  • Professional qualifications: Hotel Operations = 20 weeks
  • Professional qualifications: F&B Operations = 2100 € + 413 € / 10 weeks.

Master's degree

  • Duration of training: 1 year.

At the business school, you can get a bachelor's degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK) - MSc in International Hospitality and Tourism Management by Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Master (full-time):

  • 1 year = 9450 €
  • Biennial = 4850 € / year
  • Contribution for masters = 1100 € (for obtaining a joint diploma with Cardiff Metropolitan University).

Full-time program is designed for 12 months, part-time - for 24 months.

Training courses

For students who want to study at Swiss Business School Alpine Center, but are not confident in their own academic or language skills, there are two options for preparing for an undergraduate degree:

  1. Summer English courses = 3-6 weeks (hotel accommodation)
  2. Preparation for programs "Hospitality" = up to 6 months.

Foundation programs (direction Hospitality & Tourism):

  • 10 weeks = 2400 €
  • 20 weeks = 5150 €.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students live and study in Vouliagmeni, the Athenian Riviera, a prestigious and developed area of Athens. For accommodation, the Athenian Riviera Hotel and Suites 4 * on the seashore, built only in 2017, is rented.

Accommodation convenience:

  • Modern and spacious classrooms / lecture halls, with modern technology (audio / video)
  • Rest rooms
  • Library and reading room
  • Restaurants and bars, own working kitchen
  • Rooms for 1-2 people: private bathroom, telephone and Wi-Fi, satellite TV, terrace
  • 3 meals a day
  • Pool
  • Gym and sports grounds.

Accommodation is paid separately from the training program.

  • Personal room (single) + 2 meals a day = 3050 € / semester, 7100 € / 2 semesters
  • Double room (double) + 2 meals a day = 2000 € / semester, 4600 € / 2 semesters.
  • Refundable deposit for the safety of property = 300 €
  • Lunches for students of day programs = 850 €.

All high school students have a 40% discount at the hotel restaurants (does not apply to alcohol).


  • Education in a modern, demanded sphere - tourism, hotel business and hospitality
  • Education in English (all major programs)
  • Swiss educational standards (national system, Swiss diploma + British degree)
  • Compulsory practical training (paid!) And internships (with free accommodation / meals + salary 400-500 euros)
  • International staff of teachers, most of whom are real businessmen and working practitioners
  • International composition of students
  • Affordable tuition fees combined with high comfort, modern infrastructure, equipment, materials for classes
  • Applied Learning: Practical skills that students hone during their studies increase the chances of finding a job after graduation. The employment rate of graduates is almost 100%.
  • Annual job fairs, where you can meet with employers, arrange an internship or internship, present yourself as a valuable employee.

Equipment Swiss Business School Alpine Center

Swiss educational standards force Swiss Business School Alpine Center to follow the modern level of education:

  • Spacious lecture halls with equipment
  • Computer room
  • Library with reading room
  • Reception (to practice skills)
  • Its own kitchens, bars, restaurants for practice.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

You can start studying at the Swiss Business School Alpine Center in January, April or October. The academic year is divided into 2 semesters: October-December and January-March + internship / internship.

The price is not included and is paid separately:

  • Registration fee = 150 € (non-refundable)
  • Uniform = 60 €
  • Electronic study materials = from 80 €, textbooks and manuals = 250 € -500 €
  • Residence permit = 700 €
  • Insurance = from 500 € / year
  • For the Culinary Arts program: cook clothes, shoes + a set of knives = 260 €
  • Inspection tour Exploring Hospitality & Tourism Landscape Field Trip = 500 € (including air tickets)
  • Flights and transfer
  • Visa costs and consular fees.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams


  • Age: 17.5+ years old
  • Certificate (secondary education)
  • IELTS from 6.0
  • Motivation letter + interview.

Master's degree

  • Diploma (higher education, specialty is not regulated)
  • Resume, proof of work experience (if any)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from employers (if any)
  • IELTS from 6.5
  • Motivation letter + interview.

Training courses

  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Certificate (secondary education)
  • IELTS from 5.0.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- 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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