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Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux

Placed 5 worldwide Hospitality & Leisure Management
Address: Rue du Panorama 2, 1824 Caux / Montreux, Switzerland

Description Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux

Switzerland has long been recognized as a flagship in the education of hotel, tourism, restaurant business and the leader in the hospitality industry - and in many respects it is the credit of the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux. Many of the best hoteliers of the world were prepared here, famous chefs were trained, prestigious specialists of the tourist business of the luxe class passed their first courses. The Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux is a part of the prestigious Swiss Educational Group: it is SEG that educates the world's best specialists, equally in demand anywhere in the world.

Study in Switzerland is very comfortable: each student will be able to appreciate the convenient location in the very center of Europe, the highest standard of living and security, cultural and linguistic diversity, and, of course, the magnificence of natural landscapes, an environmentally friendly atmosphere and fresh air at the foot of the majestic Alps.

Caux Palace was one of the first luxury Palace hotels, erected in Switzerland - now it is based on the famous Swiss Hotel Management School. The historic, magnificent, majestic campus is located close to Montreux and Lake Geneva - the vibrant and popular tourist areas of Switzerland: the windows of educational and residential buildings offer spectacular views of the Swiss Riviera and the peaks of the Alps. The quality of education at the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux is confirmed by the opinion of the Swiss Hotel School Association (ASEH), the EduQua commission certificate.

On the campus of the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux, students from all over the world can learn about:

  • Hospitality technologies;
  • Event-management;
  • Resorts;
  • Restaurants and spa centers.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn the world traditions and principles of work of the best specialists of the chosen field - you will study there, where they once studied, and every day absorb all new knowledge and skills.

Emphasis is put on practical application of knowledge, testing theory on direct practice - each student has a paid internship in the curriculum that lasts 4-6 months: you can choose an institution in Switzerland and in other countries of Europe and the world. Thanks to the location of the school in the building of the former hotel, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills almost every day: to work in restaurants, in the spa center, with the client base and at the reception, work in the culinary studio, on the site for events and conference rooms.

Teachers and administrators strive to create the most realistic conditions for students to immediately get used to working with real problems and tasks. The minimum salary for a student on an internship is 2172 CHF - but note that for internships and internship the student must be over 18 years old.

The atmosphere on the campus in Caux is multicultural, international: students from more than 80 world states strive to learn and learn to apply the traditions of Swiss hospitality. Each graduate is invited to the united world community of former students of Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS), where currently there are more than 20,000 people! Participation in the alumni community is an excellent opportunity to engage in valuable business contacts and acquaintances, maintain relationships with university friends, be the first to know the news of the hotel business, to track the best offers for work.

Twice a year (and sometimes more often) the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux is visited by specialists from more than 60 national, European and global profile campaigns: they are interested in recruiting new qualified, experienced personnel. Such an international forum is very useful and convenient for the employment of students, as well as practical internships and working practices: the majority of students of the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux receive an invitation to work (and even not one!) Before the graduation and the diploma.

School Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux constantly maintains links with leading employers and professionals in the sphere of hotel, tourist, culinary business and hospitality. This makes it possible to quickly refine and modify training programs to provide students with relevant and useful knowledge and skills that meet modern requirements.

In addition, the partnership agreements of the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux with other universities allow students to receive not only a Swiss diploma, but also a British or American diploma, which further increases their chances of successful employment around the world and increases the cadre of graduates. For example, the degree of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science is awarded at the British University of Derby (all the highest national educational standards of Great Britain are respected).

Great attention is paid to studying foreign languages ​​- this is one of the key skills of a good specialist. All programs at the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux are conducted in English, but in addition students can attend courses in German, Spanish, French or Chinese. University entrants have the right to pass the free Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). If students have insufficient level of English proficiency, they are provided with a special intensive language course by the English Foundation (specially developed by the Swiss Education Group).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux

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Quick overview: Completion of the first stage of higher education is an intensive and creative process: holders of a bachelor's degree from the Swiss Hotel Management School can start their professional career and build a successful career anywhere in the world. Graduates of the Swiss Hotel Management School are highly qualified specialists already possessing the necessary practical skills and abilities.

About the educational program: the first two years of study allow to receive a Swiss diploma in the specialty of "Management in the hotel economics". After studying for another year, students have the opportunity to receive a diploma of Swiss Higher Diploma and further the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in the chosen specialty.

The educational process is divided into several stages:

  • 1 course (conducted on campus in Koh) - catering. 5 months students are engaged on the campus basis, and 4-6 months are spent on paid internship (in Switzerland or other countries of your choice);
  • 2 year (Campus Co) - room service. The scheme is the same: 5 months of study + 4-6 months of paid internship.;
  • 3 year (on campus in Leysin) - specialty "Management in hospitality industry", "Event management" or "Hospitality and event management". The full course of study (after the 4th semester) ends with the writing of the final work - this is a thesis or an independent study, which takes 6 weeks. Completion of 3 semesters 3 years gives an opportunity to get a diploma of Swiss Higher Diploma in chosen specialization, completion of the full course (3 years + writing a research paper) - Swiss SHMS and British Bachelor of Arts (Honors), which is issued jointly with the British University of Derby.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Certificate / High School Certificate;
  • Certificate of sufficient level of English: TOEFL 500, IELTS 5.0, 50 or more score on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT);
  • The age of students is from 18 years.

Quick overview: Additional training programs and advanced training courses that a student can pass after receiving a bachelor's degree are an excellent chance to gain new knowledge and increase his value in the international labor market. It is also an excellent opportunity for students who want to adjust their specialty, choose an additional line of business, take a more prestigious and highly paid position in the chosen industry.

About the educational program: The program of study in Koh (similarly taught on the campus in Leysin) takes 9-11 months: 5 months of training lasts, 4-6 months are allocated for a traditional paid internship. Available specialties:

  • Catering and restaurant management;
  • Hotel management;
  • Hospitality Management;
  • Event management.

International students who have completed postgraduate programs of continuing education can easily enter Master's courses.

Requirements for applicants:

  • The age of students is from 20-21 years;
  • Certificate of sufficient level of English: TOEFL 500, IELTS 5.0, 50 or more score on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT);
  • Degree and diploma of a bachelor's degree or work experience in a management position of 3 years.

Brief information: Training in master's programs gives students the opportunity to improve their analytical skills and leadership skills, to disclose themselves as talented managers, to learn quickly and correctly to solve diverse - even non-standard - tasks. The groups in the master's programs are very small - as a rule, they are based on the principle of cultural and national diversity, to enable students from different countries to establish a dialogue and learn to respect other traditions, cultures, opinions and points of view, enrich their horizons.

About the educational course: Training lasts for 1 academic year: 5 months - on-campus training, 4-6 months - paid internship at enterprises of Switzerland or other countries.

Available specialties:

  • Management of hotel business, resorts and spa centers;
  • Catering and restaurant management.

Also, students of SHMS Caux have the opportunity to obtain a British diploma from the partner University of Derby, specializing in Master of Science in International Hospitality Management.

Requirements for applicants of the master's program:

  • Age from 21 years old;
  • A high level of English: TOEFL 525, IELTS 5.5, 60 or more score in the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) test.

Requirements for enrolling in the Master of Science in International Hospitality Management (with the British University of Derby):

  • Bachelor's degree with distinction (specialty "Hospitality" or "Organization of events") + practical work experience in the specialty (minimum 8 months);
  • High level of English: TOEFL 550, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Please note: applicants who do not have a diploma of higher education, but who have at least 5 years of experience in management positions, can be enrolled in the program for a general competition.

 

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : BA (Honors) in Events Management, BA (Honors) in Hospitality and Events Management, BA (Honors) in Hospitality Management, British MA in International Hospitality Management, Event management, Hospitality Management, Hospitality technology, Hotel business, Hotel management, management of international business in the hospitality industry, Master of International Business in Hotel & Resort Management (with Specialization), Master of Science in International Hospitality Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel & Events Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Operations Management, Restaurant management

Events Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux

In addition to the annual employment forums, it is worth mentioning the regular forum "Student Herald": it organizes for students a variety of activities, interesting leisure and excursions, lectures and master classes from the world's best specialists and Speakers. Such events are the best way to communicate in an informal, friendly and more relaxed environment, and also to establish new valuable contacts and business contacts.

It is also worth noting International Day: on this holiday, students demonstrate their already-earned skills and knowledge to their classmates and invited guests, as well as local residents, for example, they prepare unique dishes of local cuisine, come up with entertaining-game programs with national peculiarities of different countries. 

Students can spend their free time in sports: on the campus there are sports and gyms, classes for fitness. The "Student Herald" also regularly organizes competitions and tournaments, trips to ski resorts, sports competitions on the campus of the school and beyond.

Equipment Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux

The prestigious, world-famous school of hotel business and hospitality Swiss Hotel Management School is located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, almost at the foot of the majestic Swiss Alps. The campus is located in the building of the former hotel Caux-Palace: the students are provided with not only cozy rooms for living, but also modern classes, the best equipment and fully equipped kitchens, the opportunity to practice at the reception, reservation service and other branches of hotel management.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of studying at the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux depends on the duration and specificity of the chosen course.

Types of educational programs:

  • Undergraduate studies (2 years, Swiss Diploma diploma);
  • Undergraduate (3rd year = 2 semesters, diploma Higher Diploma Bachelor Degree);
  • Postgraduate programs (1 year, Diploma of Postgraduate Diploma);
  • Master's program (2 years - 2 semesters + 2 internships, Diploma Master of International Business);
  • Master of Science (1 year - 2 semesters, Master of Science in International Hospitality Management).

Tuition fee already includes accommodation and meals at the guesthouse. Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional);
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);
  • Air tickets;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Mandatory medical insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification Documents;
  • Embassy fee.

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

Entry requirements for the university vary depending on the chosen course:

  • Undergraduate:
    • Certificate / Certificate of Completion High school;
    • Certificate of sufficient English proficiency: TOEFL 500, IELTS 5.0, 50 or more score on the Oxford Online Placement test Test (OOPT);
    • Students are aged 18+.
  • Postgraduate programs and advanced courses:
    • The age of the students is from 20-21 years old;
    • The certificate is enough (OOPT);
    • Degree and Bachelor's Degree or work experience at a management position of 3 years.
  • Magistracy:
    • Age from 21 years old;
    • A high level of English proficiency: TOEFL 525, IELTS 5.5, 60 or more score in the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) test.
  • Master of Science in International Hospitality Management With the British University of Derby):
    • Bachelor's Degree with Honors ( Specialty "Hospitality" or "Organization of events") + practical work experience in the specialty (minimum 8 months);
    • High level of English language proficiency: TOEFL 550, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

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