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Swiss College of Hospitality Management

Address: Rawilstrasse 23, 3775 Lenk im Simmenthal, Switzerland

Description Swiss College of Hospitality Management

  • Location: Lenk, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
  • Age of students: 16+ years
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: hotel (boarding house)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Swiss College of Hospitality Management, or SHML, is the first boutique school in Switzerland to teach students in hotel management, culinary and hospitality. It offers both preparatory and language programs, as well as bachelor's, master's, MBA, short-term diploma and certificate programs, refresher courses - everything that will help you build a successful career in the world of luxe hospitality.

Professional competence and experience of teachers, individual approach, balanced and constantly modernizing training courses help to offer students the education of really high class, the most relevant in modern realities. As a guide and a sample, the standards of management and service of the elite association Relais & Chateaux were taken. It is an exclusive organization known all over the world - it unites more than 500 boutique hotels and castle hotels, gastronomic restaurants - and the next slogan "To be in the world everywhere - and be unique in the world".

It is impossible to provide training at the Swiss College of Hospitality Management without regular practices and internships: for students this is a unique opportunity to acquire the most valuable experience in real conditions and to consolidate the theoretical knowledge gained in the classes. Internships are held after each semester - these are the working blocks for 4-6 months, during which the student works in the partner organization of the university and receives a full salary (2300CHF - 2500CHF per month). Practice helps to further refine both professional and communication skills, make useful acquaintances around the world, work well among potential employers and get a job offer after graduation.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Swiss College of Hospitality Management

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
17+
from 24 000 CHF / semester

Certified programs

Certificate in Hotel Operations / Hotel / Culinary, Pastry & Bakery

A special one-year course for pupils of 18+ years, aimed at studying the chosen subject:

  • cookery
  • bakery products
  • restaurant management
  • hotel management.

This is a basic training course, giving students the opportunity to learn the basics of the profession and successfully start their work in the specialty. Course outline:

1. The fundamentals of the hotel industry

2. Housekeeping and accommodation

3. Restaurant service

4. Basic Administrative Functions

5. Table and table setting

6. Working in the kitchen

7. Training and development.

The academic year at the Swiss College of Hospitality Management consists of 18 study weeks + 5-7 months of practice (can be held in Switzerland or abroad). Students can apply 4 times a year: sets are conducted in February, May, August and November.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program and its stages (the price is indicated for 1 semester):

  • Annual Certificate program (including "Cooking") = 24000 CHF.

Diploma programs

Diploma in Hotel Operations Management / Culinary Arts / Bakery, Pastry & Chocolaterie

Two-year educational course, available to students 18+ years in the following areas:

  • cookery
  • baking (including work with chocolate)
  • restaurant management
  • hotel management.

This is an excellent opportunity to quickly and effectively learn the key features, subtleties and requirements of the chosen industry, acquire practical and theoretical skills for a successful career start. Contents of the program:

1. Legislation in the field of hotel business and events

2. Bookkeeping and control of values

3. Telephone communications

4. Commercial food resources and prices

5. Marketing in the field of tourism and hospitality

6. Hotel management

7. Personal development.

The course includes 2 academic semesters, after each of which follows a half-year paid internship. You can start the program in August or March.

The academic year at the Swiss College of Hospitality Management consists of 18 study weeks + 5-7 months of practice (can be held in Switzerland or abroad). Students can apply 4 times a year: sets are conducted in February, May, August and November.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program and its stages (the price is indicated for 1 semester):

  • Two-year course Diploma (including "Cooking") = 18000 CHF.

Undergraduate (BBA)

The classical higher education program, available to students from 17 years old and designed for 4 academic years. SHML offers the following training courses:

  • BA in Hospitality and Tourism Management (tourist and hotel management), diploma Higher Diploma in Hotel Management. You can start classes in February or October: the course is divided into academic semesters and practical paid internships
  • BA in Hotel Management (hotel management), diploma Higher Diploma in Hotel Management. You can start classes in February or October: the course is divided into academic semesters and practical paid internships
  • BA in Strategic Hospitality Management (strategic hotel management and hospitality industry). The partnership program was developed jointly with the British University of Gloucestershire: first the student completes 2 academic semesters and 2 practical internships in Switzerland, and then completes his studies in the UK (diploma of Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management). Classes start in October or February.

The academic year at the Swiss College of Hospitality Management consists of 18 study weeks + 5-7 months of practice (can be held in Switzerland or abroad). Students can apply 4 times a year: sets are conducted in February, May, August and November.

Contents of the training course:

  • 1 year: similar to the Certificate program
  • 2 year: similar to the Diploma program
  • 3 year - Higher Diploma level:

1. Strategic management in the hotel business

2. Customer Service

3. Economy and hotel business

4. Organization and hotel management

5. Rational nature management in the hotel industry

6. Design and development of technologies

7. PR and communication.

  • 4 year (Final year):

1. Organizational communication

2. Accounting and finance in the hotel business

3. Organization of events

4. Marketing research

5. Human Resource Management

6. Bar Management

7. Spa Management

+ final qualifying work.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program and its stages (the price is indicated for 1 semester):

  • Annual Certificate program (including "Cooking") = 24000 CHF
  • Two-year course Diploma (including "Cooking") = 18000 CHF
  • Course Higher Diploma (3 years) = 18000 CHF
  • Bachelor's programs (BBA, 4 years) = 18000 CHF.
Annual
21+
from 18 000 CHF / semester

Postgraduate education (Master and MBA)

For students 21 years and older there is an opportunity for more in-depth, thorough study of the chosen industry and specialty (hotel management). The course is divided into academic training (4,5 months) and passing a paid internship (5-7 months) - you can start the program in August or March.

The academic year at the Swiss College of Hospitality Management consists of 18 study weeks + 5-7 months of practice (can be held in Switzerland or abroad). Students can apply 4 times a year: sets are conducted in February, May, August and November.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program and its stages (the price is indicated for 1 semester):

  • Postgraduate education, Postgrade (5 years) = 18000 CHF
  • MBA (6 years) = 18000 CHF.

Accommodation and food

Students of all programs are provided with well-equipped, cozy rooms at the SHML (Parkhotel Bellevue) hotel: rooms for 1-2 people (single rooms will require additional payments) - each has tables and chairs, beds, appliances and storage cupboards, bath or shower , plasma TV. Wireless broadband is available throughout the campus.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA) IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, DIPLOMA IN CULINARY ARTS, MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (MDP), MBA, SHORT COURSE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, SUMMER PROGRAM
Events list: dancing, excursions, skiing, swimming

Events Swiss College of Hospitality Management

Thanks to the established infrastructure and excellent location, the students have the most opportunities for sports, leisure and entertainment (all equipment and inventory can be rented) during free hours:

  • volleyball
  • basketball
  • football
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • Horseback Riding
  • skating
  • skis (plain and mountain)
  • snowboard
  • general fitness and training on simulators
  • trekking
  • golf
  • bicycle rides
  • mountain bike (mountain bike)
  • paragliding
  • walking and cross-country running
  • curling
  • luge
  • hockey and much more.

Not far from Lenka is one of the main resorts of Switzerland - Gstaad - where there are always interesting events, celebrities often rest. There are guided tours to Milan, Geneva, Zurich, Bern, students are happy to attend the Swiss Open, the FIV Beach Volley Grand Slam and the bright Menuhin Music Festival. The trip along the railway route "Montreux-Berne Oberland" leaves a great impression: it is a great opportunity to see the most picturesque, breathtaking Alpine views and landscapes.

Advantages

  • Accredited by the Quality Management Association Quality Management ISO (International Organization for Standartization)
  • Included in the company is Sirius Hospitality Services (hotels, resorts and restaurant business).

SHML College has established fruitful, strong partnerships with the best world institutions, so that students can get even a double degree and a diploma:

  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Cambridge
  • SHARE Center
  • American Hotel and Longing Educational Institute
  • American Hospitality Academy, etc.

An important element of training is internship and practice - and the university offers exceptional opportunities through cooperation with exclusive corporations and institutions both in Switzerland and abroad (often students receive job offers from partners even before they receive a diploma!):

  • Orient Express Hotels
  • Swiss-Belhotel International Hotels and Resorts
  • GHM
  • Genesis Hotels & Resorts and Pearl Resorts & Spas (South Pacific Management)
  • Trains and Cruises and others.

Equipment Swiss College of Hospitality Management

The Swiss College of Hospitality Management is located in the canton of Bern, in the small town of Lenk (a francophone part of Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland district): Berne Lenk is 80 km from the city, 150 km from the campus of Geneva and 210 km from Zurich airport.

It is a well-groomed, picturesque and popular ski resort of family type: a mild, favorable climate and sunny weather attract tourists from mid-December to May. The city of Lenk is situated at an altitude of 1,050 meters above sea level, which provides clean, transparent mountain air: the proximity of the Wildstrabell mountain range gives students the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful alpine foothills every day. Nearby is the river Simme, which comes from several streams of mountainous crevasses near the glacier Plain-Mort, the waterfalls Iffig and Zimmen. The main ski resort of this region is in Simmental: it is more than 185 kilometers of tracks of varying complexity, more than 50 ski lifts and the widest opportunities for walking, skating and sledging.

The college itself is occupied by a converted operating hotel Parkhotel Bellevue in the very center of Lenka: it is an excellent opportunity to live in comfortable conditions at the same time, and learn the art of hospitality on daily, direct examples, in a dynamic real situation with competent employees and managers of the hotel. On campus you can find everything you need for living, studying and leisure:

  • cozy rooms for living with private facilities (for 1-2 people)
  • library: separate quiet reading room, electronic and printed sources, modern technology (including interactive), lecture halls and a huge virtual library with thematic sources on the hospitality industry
  • living room with fireplace
  • bars and restaurants
  • modern gym with fitness area (free for students)
  • sauna
  • open pool
  • picturesque gardens and terraces
  • 18 golf courses
  • laundry
  • fast wifi throughout the territory
  • a spacious common dining room - here you can not only eat and eat lunch, but also to meet friends. Watching the work of the dining room, students can learn every day to organize a restaurant process.

Term dates and fees

The academic year at the Swiss College of Hospitality Management consists of 18 study weeks + 5-7 months of practice (can be held in Switzerland or abroad). Students can apply 4 times a year: sets are conducted in February, May, August and November.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program and its stages (the price is indicated for 1 semester):

  • Annual Certificate program (including "Cooking") = 24000 CHF
  • Two-year course Diploma (including "Cooking") = 18000 CHF
  • Course Higher Diploma (3 years) = 18000 CHF
  • Bachelor's programs (BBA, 4 years) = 18000 CHF
  • Postgraduate education, Postgrade (5 years) = 18000 CHF
  • MBA (6 years) = 18000 CHF
  • Annual professional courses in various areas = 15000 CHF
  • Preparatory courses in English = 3500 CHF / 3 months.

This price already includes almost all aspects of training:

  • accommodation and meals (full board, double room)
  • regular cleaning, bed linen, laundry service
  • basic insurance
  • registration and residence permit
  • uniform for lessons
  • laptop for use during training
  • Special Travel Map and Student ID-card
  • annual excursion tour around Europe
  • all textbooks, manuals and materials for study
  • graduation certificate
  • passing professional internships and practice.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Single room = 1000 CHF / term
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

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

All training at the Swiss College of Hospitality Management is conducted in English, therefore each applicant must confirm a sufficiently high language level. The specific requirements for applicants depend on the chosen training program:

1) Preparatory language courses:

  • IELTS from 3.0
  • 2) Undergraduate (BBA):

  • Age from 17 years old
  • IELTS from 5.0
  • a certificate of full secondary education (12 years)
  • high motivation and personal qualities
  • completed application form for training.
  • If the student applies for admission immediately to the second year of the bachelor's degree, he is required to provide documents to the university confirming the successful completion of a similar program in another educational institution.

    3) Postgraduate programs, Master and MBA:

  • Age from 18 to 20 years old
  • IELTS from 6.0
  • Diploma of Higher Education (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • confirmed work experience (resume, letters of recommendation)
  • high motivation and personal qualities for development in the profession
  • completed application form for training.
  • Scholarships Swiss College of Hospitality Management

    At the SHML College, several scholarships and grants are available, available to students with high academic achievement and academic achievement:

    • First trimester scholarship = up to 2000CHF. It will be necessary to pass IELTS on points from 6.0 and above, to pass 4 practices in a partner hotel (or to provide a school certificate with 85% or higher grades)
    • Second trimester scholarship = calculated by academic results for the first trimester. If the student has achieved more than 95% of the academic performance = 2000CHF, 90% = 1500CHF, 85% = 1000CHF
    • The scholarship of the third semester is also calculated according to the grades already received, but for the second semester. If the student has achieved more than 95% of the academic performance = 2000CHF, 90% = 1500CHF, 85% = 1000CHF.

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