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The courses of our “BBA in Global Hotel Management” program

This global hospitality management degree takes place over seven semesters, two of which are spent in professional internships.

Global Bachelor Degree Courses


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
  • Introduction to International Hospitality Business
  • Purchasing and Control
  • French, Mandarin or Spanish
  • Academic Writing or Effective Writing
  • Applied Information Technology
  • Cultural Studies


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.

  • Food and Beverage Service Techniques
  • Principles of Bar and Beverage Operations
  • Service Concepts
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Asian Studies
  • Human Nutrition and Food
  • Effective Communication
  • French, Mandarin or Spanish


During this semester in Spain, you will learn how a five-star hotel restaurant produces delicious international cuisine while delving deeper into core business practices for global service organizations.

  • Craft-Based Learning: Kitchen
  • Craft-Based Learning: Pastry
  • Culinary Concepts
  • International Accounting
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Spanish or French
  • Economics
  • Gastronomy of Spain


Your first internship will allow you to exercise your operational skills in an international hospitality organization.

You will gain valuable work experience in core hospitality departments such as food and beverage (restaurant, kitchen, banqueting) and rooms division (front office, housekeeping).


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
  • General Education (Choice)
  • Food and Beverage Management


In the second internship, you will exercise your skills in administration, project management, time management and communication. This second professional internship can be done in cross-training or any department.


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
  • Dissertation
    **Course titles and order are subject to change. Please check the latest Academic Catalog of each campus for details.