Hospitality Management encompasses a wide range of opportunities. Hospitality is an ever-growing sector, internationally. The Hotel and Tourism industry is the second largest employment providing industry in our country, and thus is an interesting career option. Swiss hospitality has always endeared huge numbers of tourists from all over the globe.
It is the only course in the world, which includes up to three semesters of paid internship during the Bachelors degree. Every student thus graduates as a ‘manager’ and not just a ‘graduate’. This makes it the most sought after profession worldwide. Students are already a part of the industry and have sufficient work experience to apply for jobs in the various industry segments like: hotels, restaurants, private clubs, managed food service, event planning, tourism related businesses, and travel providers.
More than 80% of hospitality graduates gain employment within six months of graduation. Just over 4% of hospitality graduates go on to study further or combine study and work. They do this to either specialize in a particular hospitality-related function, or to broaden their opportunities and move into other career areas. Some of the large chain hotels or restaurants offer graduate-management programs, providing a fast track to management positions and experience in a range of operations. Hospitality graduates can find work in catering, conference and events management; within the tourism and leisure sector; the entertainment sector; and in facilities management and food service management. There are also relevant roles throughout the public sector in universities, hospitals, transport and the armed forces.
Popular areas of work include Event Management, Marketing, PR and sales, Business Management, Customer service, Catering services, Human Resources, Retail sector and secretarial roles.
Switzerland is the ideal country for this course. Centrally located between Italy, France, Germany and Austria, Switzerland is the ideal country to reach the majority of Europe. Be it by train, bus, car or plane, one can easily travel to more than 10 countries including Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania. Swiss hospitality has always endeared huge numbers of tourists from all over the globe. Switzerland has a long established and outstanding reputation for excellence in Hospitality Education. Many of the world’s successful hoteliers have been educated in this beautiful and safe country. Switzerland demonstrates greatness in its precise approach to detail. That is why so many Swiss corporations rank among the world’s finest research institutes. Swiss educated managers because of their rigor, strong work ethos, value for service, attention to detail, genuine culture for hospitality, and effectiveness in managing a diverse workforce.
With its history in the field of hospitality and the world’s oldest hospitality schools, it has always been and will be the ideal choice for a course in Hospitality Management. Some of the top schools include Ecole Hotelier, Lausanne (EHL), Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches, SHMS, BHMS and Cèsar Ritz.
The hospitality schools offer a number of interesting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, such as – Diploma in Hospitality Management, Diploma in Culinary Arts, Higher Diploma in Hotel Management, PG Diploma in Hospitality Management, BA in Hospitality Management, BA in Hospitality and Tourism Management, MA in Hospitality Management. Also, some colleges offer Dual Degrees. The pathway to a career in an ever-growing Industry, hospitality education is the promise to a fulfilling professional experience.