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Overview

Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS), located in the heart of Luzern, is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland group of schools, founded in 1928 whose mission is to provide higher education for adults with a desire to succeed.

Around 8’000 students per year study languages, various ancillary health programs, information technology, security management, commerce apprenticeships and business management programs leading to Swiss Federal qualifications. They offer craft, technical and management-based diplomas, a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts degree and an MBA degree program. Students have the opportunity to prepare for their future management roles in the hotel and hospitality industry. BHMS in collaboration with Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen, UK and City University of Seattle, USA, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, an MBA/PGD diploma and an MBA degree.

Why BHMS?

Ideal Location in the Heart of Luzern City
The BHMS campus buildings and student residences are located in the heart of the beautiful city of Luzern, within walking-distance from each other and from the city center itself. Living and studying in the heart of this unique city enable students to enjoy the urban qualities as well as the charm and exclusivity of Luzern.
Full Speed Bachelor of Arts Degree
Full Speed Bachelor of Arts DegreeBHMS (together with The Robert Gordon University) has designed one of the fastest track BA Degrees in Switzerland without compromising its educational quality. At BHMS, students can achieve a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management in 18 months of study plus an 18-month paid internship period. A similar education in another Swiss hotel management school would require 24 months of study plus a 12 month internship period. This gives BHMS graduates an advantage of studying 6 months less while gaining 6 additional months of paid work experience in Switzerland.
Unique 5-Week Term System
BHMS Semester (20 Weeks)BHMS has implemented a unique system of education by dividing a 20-week semester into four mini-terms of 5 weeks each. This system enables students to focus on only 3 to 4 academic subjects at a time instead of the usual 8-10 subjects as in other Swiss hotel schools. As a result, BHMS students are able to complete 12-14 academic subjects within a 6 month period without overloading them.

Guaranteed Internship & Graduate Placement

Industry training is an integral part of the study program at BHMS. During every academic year, students are required to carry out a 4-6 month industry training period in a hotel or a restaurant approved by BHMS. In addition, BHMS works with numerous international placement agencies that specialize in placing graduate students in Europe, Asia and North America. A Career and Placement Counselor assists students with placements in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland and abroad.

Programs Offered

Hospitality Management:

  • Diploma Hospitality Management
  • Higher Diploma Hospitality Management
  • BA Degree Hospitality Management
  • BA Degree Global Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma & Master in International Hospitality Business Management

MBA Programs

MBA in Hospitality Management & MBA in Global/Business Management

This 18-24 month MBA degree is a joint program between BHMS Switzerland and City University of Seattle, USA. It is specifically designed for graduates holding Bachelor degrees in service or non-service specializations who aim to join the global tourism industry or the service sector.

The program comprises two study blocks of 6 months each followed by a paid internship period of 6 months in Switzerland. During the internship periods, students should complete two practical business application courses online applying the knowledge they have gained in the courses prior to their internship.

Students have an exit option to complete their MBA in 18 months.

Culinary Arts

Focus on European cuisine

BHMS has its location in the heart of Switzerland, in Luzern. Two of the neighboring countries are France and Italy and both have a great tradition in cooking. During the study, these culinary traditions and skills are brought closer.

BHMS Culinary Arts Programs develop students’ contemporary skills in food preparation and presentation, à la carte cuisine, pastry and desserts and kitchen management through hands-on training and classroom learning. Over the course of 3 years, students acquire all the fundamental skills necessary to work in the world’s finest dining establishments in one of the fastest growing industries.

  • Diploma in Culinary Art
  • Advanced Diploma in Culinary Art
  • Bachelor Degree in Culinary Art
  • Direct Entry Culinary Art

Facilities

BHMS has 4 facilities located in the heart of Luzern city:

  1. Lakefront Center (Bénédict Schools’ Main Campus)
  2. St.-Karli-Quai (BHMS Campus)
  3. Sentipark (BHMS Campus & Student Residence)
  4. Baselstrasse 57 (Student Residence)

The student residence is hosted in a 3-star hotel establishment located 5-15 minutes walking distance away from the various campus buildings and offers student accommodation, a student restaurant, a computer lab, a kitchen lab and other limited teaching facilities.

Student activities are important to BHMS. They allow students to discover Switzerland and different companies in the hospitality industry in Switzerland, but they also include sports and fun. They are not only complementary to the academic studies, but they are also an opportunity for networking. They help creating a community in which it is fun to study. It is during the student activities that many new friendships are forged.

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