Hospitality & Tourism Management Education

With approx. 231 million people employed, the tourism branch can be considered to be one of the most important employers in the world. International travelling accounts for 25 to 30 percent of world trade in the service industry. This branch is growing steadily and is expected to develop into one of the biggest sectors of the service industry worldwide in the next 10 years. With the right training in this branch you will become one of the most sought after people in the job market in any part of the world.

Switzerland plays a leading roll internationally in this area of the tourism industry with quality and competence being here the most important assets. Training and proficiency are important factors in engaging and sustaining a country`s economy. For those completing the course it presents the opportunity of successfully using skills gained during studies in their own country`s tourism industry. In Switzerland, the HBEC only works together with schools with certified management quality. In collaboration with partner schools HBEC Switzerland offers Hotel and Restaurant Management Education.

Target group / admission requirements

You would like to work in the gastronomy and tourism industry or are already in work and want to expand your skills. You are at least 16 years old, have a high school certificate, or equivalent and have completed 10 years of schooling. In addition you have completed vocational training of at least 2 years duration or you have at least 3 years of work experience. Lessons will be taught in English, so it is necessary that you should have knowledge in the English language at secondary level.

Study programs

The HBEC offers a specially designed study programs in hospitality management. In order to guarantee a multifaceted traineeship, each of the diploma courses has 3 to 4 different certified learning paths in the areas of language and communication, catering and service training, housekeeping, beverage courses, accounting, hotel administration, business leadership seminars, as well as economy and law. The training is practically orientated and in addition to theoretical courses, has paid training in the hotel industry, gastronomy or tourism.

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