Housed in former traditional Swiss Palace hotels, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) announced the launch of its new blended Master’s degree program – International Business in Hotel, Resort & Wellness Management. Divided into nine online modules over a period of six weeks each and three weeks onsite, the program will help students dive into industry trends, develop managerial skills, and acquire the hands-on knowledge required to succeed in the food and beverage, events, or wellness industries.
The program will offer the wider benefits of combining digital and traditional classroom learning to help students succeed in the rapidly changing world of hospitality management. It will combine the best of Switzerland’s rich hospitality heritage with the forward-thinking and innovative learning tools of tomorrow enabling a holistic hospitality operations education. Starting February 2021, this blended program is ideal for active professionals providing flexible online study, concluding with a three-week practical, immersive campus experience in Switzerland. In addition to this, eligible students can apply for scholarship up to 20%.
Candidates with three years of work experience and a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institute can apply for the program. Apart from this, they must clear the English language proficiency – TOEFL iBT55 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
Commenting on the launch Tarek Kouatly, Director of Marketing and Development APAC, Swiss Education Group said, “Access to learning is evolving rapidly, and the ongoing situation has only accelerated the need for a model that is powerful yet flexible. Our new blended learning program, aligned with industry trends, is well-designed to serve the growing needs of the hospitality industry. We are confident that this program will support the learning goals of the professionals and equip them with industry-specific skills through a uniquely designed academic curriculum.”
Ranked no. 5 in the world by QS Global Hospitality Education rankings, SHMS offers a contemporary hospitality and event management education led by experienced faculty and an industry-endorsed curriculum. It is the first hospitality school in the world, and the first institute of higher education in Switzerland, to receive the prestigious “Apple Distinguished School” recognition for using the latest technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.