BBA in Global Hospitality Management Courses
The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the BBA in Global Hospitality Management program. For precise details and course descriptions, refer to the Academic Catalog.
Semester 1 - Switzerland
The first semester in Switzerland will introduce you to hotel operations using the rigorous Swiss methods to achieve impeccable service quality. At the same time, you will begin to explore hospitality as a field of international management and cultural diversity.
- Rooms Division Operations
- Cleaning Science and Food Hygiene
- Intro to International Hospitality Business
- Purchasing and Control
- French/Mandarin/Spanish (business & industry relevant)
- Academic Writing or Professional English
- Maths or Information Technology
- Cultural Studies
Semester 2 – China
Academic and Practical service courses
In China, you will learn about the operational and cultural aspects of managing restaurants and rooms division. At the same time, you will study Asian culture and develop cross-cultural communication skills that are indispensable for international management positions.
- Catering and Banquet Operations - Switzerland*
- Fine Dining, Casual Dining and Fast Food Operations*
- Principles of Bar and Beverage*
- Asian Studies
- Human Nutrition and Food
- Spanish 1 / Mandarin 1 or Mandarin 2 / Spanish 2
- Effective Communication
- Rooms Division Management
*If you start in July, you will take these courses in Switzerland
Semester 3 – SPAIN
Academic and Practical kitchen courses
During the semester in Spain, you will learn how a 5-star hotel restaurant produces delicious international cuisine while delving deeper into core business practices for global service organizations.
- Craft-based Learning - Kitchen and Pastry
- Culinary Concepts
- International Accounting
- Hospitality Marketing
- Organizational Behavior
- Spanish 1, French 1 or Spanish 2, French 2 or Spanish 3
- Gastronomy of Spain
Internship - Operational level
Your first internship will allow you to exercise your operational skills in an international hospitality organization.
You will gain real-life work experience in core hospitality departments such as F&B (restaurant, kitchen, banqueting) and Rooms Division (Front office, housekeeping).
Semester 5 – Switzerland
When you return to Switzerland you will have a broad base of hospitality skills, cultural knowledge and international experience. Semester 5 will take you to the next level with strategic management courses for international hospitality organizations.
- Revenue and Pricing Management
- Management Science
- Corporate Events and Hospitality
- Quantitative techniques
- Research Methods
- Leading Multinational Teams
- Anthropology of Tourism
- Food & Beverage Management
Internship - Administration
In the second internship, you will exercise your skills in administration, project management, time management and communication.
It can be done in cross-training or any department.
Semester 7 - Switzerland
The final semester focuses entirely on core business courses and transferrable management skills for international organizations.
- Business in Emerging Markets
- Politics and International Affairs
- Sustainable Tourism
- International Finance
- International Strategic Marketing
- Project and Contract Management