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. Bénédict School is one of Switzerland’s largest private educational organizations and is educating each year more than 15,000 full- and part time students.
At Bénédict Zürich campus, about 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.
At BHMS Luzern campus, about 700 students per year 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.
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
BHMS (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 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.
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.
Universities & Accreditation
The BHMS Diploma in Hospitality Management program is specifically designed for young adults wishing to enter the international hotel and hospitality field and who aspire to a management career in this industry.
The program offers students an academic education together with vocational core competency training. This carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide. It can also benefit people looking to obtain the necessary specialized knowledge when considering opening their own business.
The following diplomas may be obtained at the Business and Hotel Management School BHMS in Luzern:
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.
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.
Internship & Jobs
The program at BHMS Business and Hotel Management offers a solid education with many different career opportunities. The hospitality industry is dynamic, demanding and requires well-trained specialists.
During the training, the students have the opportunity to complete an internship and to gain experience in the various areas of the hospitality industry.
A hotel management training includes a lot of exciting areas, is versatile and offers advancement opportunities.