OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
A CULTURE OF
Founded in 1893, the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is the We have developed an active learning approach based on
world’s premier reference in hospitality management. We group work, case studies and experimentation, both on and
are a Swiss establishment steeped in traditions as rich as off-campus, at school and on the job. You will experience
those of the most venerable hotels around the world. Yet a truly international education, with about 80 nationalities
come to visit us and you will find a young, dynamic insti- represented among our 1,800 students, and programmes
tution with ultra-modern facilities and the latest teaching offered both in English and French.
in the art, management science, techniques and culture No matter where in the world your career will take
of hospitality. you, the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne’s name is admired and
We select smart, passionate people and educate them respected.
to become leaders with a deep sense of social responsibil-
ity, an innovative spirit and a constant striving for excellence, “Hospitality has become an essential function in every industry.
rooted into the history and values of hospitality. Companies understand today that their differentiation is in
Our unique educational approach will let you learn customer loyalty. Banks and consulting firms, for instance,
what excellence means in all aspects of hospitality man- come on campus to recruit our graduates because they
agement. We blend business and strategy courses with combine financial savvy, strong customer focus, and expertise
hands-on practical work, projects and special events designed in guest relations: a rare combination!”
to develop your artistic and people management skills.
—MICHEL ROCHAT, General Director, Ecole hôtelière
LAUSANNE, As a responsible organisation, the Ecole hôtelière de Laus-
anne adopted an environmental policy for its infrastructures
over fifteen years ago: solar panels, wind-mills and
SWITZERLAND a biogas generator have all become part of the scenery at
There are 300 single and double studios on campus
Switzerland is world-renowned for its quality of life, politi- where most students choose to live during their first year.
cal and economic stability, security, and well-developed You will find an advanced technological environment for
infrastructure. It also provides an ideal setting to study both your study and leisure time, with campus-wide wire-
hospitality management: The Swiss sense of hospitality is less access to the internet and to the school’s electronic
a reference for the rest of the world. resources.
The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is in a beautiful for- Tennis, volleyball and basketball courts are all avail-
ested area, only 10 minutes away by car from the lively uni- able, as well as a gymnasium and a fully equipped Nautilus
versity town of Lausanne, and 50 minutes from Geneva. Golf fitness centre. You can also join the Ecole hôtelière de
courses, riding stables, cross-country skiing and fitness Lausanne’s sport teams which participate in local league
trails are within walking distance. With Europe’s largest competitions (soccer, volleyball, basketball, ice hockey,
lake and the surrounding Alps nearby, the area offers rugby, and tennis).
unlimited possibilities for both summer and winter sports. We offer personal coaching programmes of exercise,
nutrition and relaxation, as well as a wealth of activities
ranging from yoga, aerobics and indoor cycling, all the way
OUR CAMPUS to para-gliding and martial arts.
Our campus has been purpose-built to give you experience
in all facets of a first-rate hospitality enterprise. It is run
like a hotel, with accommodation, conference facilities, five
different restaurants, state-of-the -art demo kitchens,
a wine-tasting laboratory, as well as an auditorium and
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
We offer 2 yearly intakes for our Bachelor of Science Programme (September and February).
Please refer to our website for the latest entry dates and admissions deadlines
“Our admissions policy is very selective. The students we admit are a gifted
and passionate group who we believe will one day become the leaders
of the international hospitality industry.“
—LUCILA PEREZ MOLLO, Director of Admissions
The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is accredited at university level both
nationally and internationally.
In Europe, our Bachelor of Science (BSc.) is a legally protected
title which is recognized by the Swiss federal government as an HES-SO
degree (University of Applied Sciences).
Our Bachelor of Science is accredited by the Commission on
Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of
Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Our program is included in the United States Title IV federal student
financial aid programs.
Non-contractual document. Subject to change without notice
For details and to apply online
For any questions, please call our admissions staff at +41 21 785 11 11
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PREPARATORY YEAR YEAR I
SEMESTER I SEMESTER II Introductory
Principles of Decision
Preparatory year Internship in hotel operations decision making
management making tools
20 weeks 24 weeks tools
PROGRAMME PREPARATORY YEAR I
STRUCTURE YEAR PRINCIPLES OF HOSPITALITY.
Our four-year Bachelor programme IMMERSION IN THE WORLD OF Courses in year 1 concentrate on the
is focused on personal development, HOSPITALITY. core business competencies required
and mirrors a progression in hotel INTERNSHIP IN OPERATIONS to manage revenues and costs, as
hierarchy: You will start with a solid In your first year, you will be com- well as on the people skills needed
grounding in hospitality service fun- pletely immersed in the world of to implement plans successfully.
damentals, followed by courses on hospitality. This preparatory year is a Courses will focus on business fun-
managerial competencies, and con- career accelerator which will give you damentals applied to the hospitality
tinue on to specializations and ad- hands-on experience essential to your sector - accounting and economics,
vanced management skills. future role as a manager. It embod- marketing, business law, and human
In the final year, you will con- ies our unique philosophy of teaching resources management.
solidate everything you have learned which combines the art and science You will work in small teams
through an external consulting man- of management. You will deepen your throughout the year, which will help
date or an individual applied research hospitality culture, being exposed to develop your interpersonal and lead-
project. You will also take part in two a wide range of subjects including ership skills. By the end of the year,
internships, one in operations and one humanities, science and technology, you will have acquired the knowledge
in management, which will provide economy and markets, politics and necessary to deal with everyday man-
the real-life experience needed for a society-all within a hospitality context. agement issues efficiently, plus the
flying start in your career. Our values of excellence, our tools which will allow you to become
“savoir-faire” and “savoir-être” are an effective decision-maker.
Most challenges facing hospitality
transmitted through our teaching of
managers today cut across traditional
culinary and other hospitality arts.
academic subjects. Our curriculum
is designed to build links between all
the different subjects in the form of
You will develop your “manual intel-
ligence” through diverse operational YEAR II
posts, acquiring both practical knowl-
modules or projects which show the CREATING ADDED VALUE. INDUSTRY
edge and an understanding of
impact of a challenge across the whole INTERNSHIP AT MANAGEMENT LEVEL
managerial implications. The prepa-
enterprise. Learning is activity-based,
ratory year culminates with an intense Year II is built around three integrated
calling on a wide range of methods that
24-week operational internship. modules which transcend the tradi-
encourage exploration and discovery.
tional academic subject areas. Each
Our programme prepares students for
module is centred on a different aspect
management at both operational
of value creation for the company - its
and strategic levels, in phase with the
customers, and stakeholders. You will
latest evolutions in the hospitality
apply this value creation concept to
multiple facets of hospitality manage-
—SAMAD LAAROUSSI, ment, including human resources,
Programme Director finance, marketing, and operations.
YEAR II YEAR III
Value Value creation Specialisations:
Service Internship in
creation for through Competitive Trends and Finance / Diploma
hospitality service strategies innovation Marketing / project
management 20 / 24 weeks
companies excellence Management
Through our integrated approach to
teaching, you will be better prepared
for the complex decisions you will face
life industry situations, which will
greatly contribute to both your per-
sonal and professional growth.
as a hospitality leader.
Modules include projects spe-
In Year III, you will also select your
degree’s concentration, in line with
cifically designed by our professors in
collaboration with industry experts
to develop critical thinking skills. You
your career interests. You will focus on
a specific discipline such as finance,
entrepreneurship or marketing, work-
will learn how to mine customer data ing in small groups with professors We see extra-curricular activities as
to identify what clients really want, who are specialized in each field. an integral part of your learning ex-
and to build the right customer expe- perience. It is yet another opportunity
riences. Throughout the year, we will DIPLOMA PROJECT for you to hone your leadership skills
help you discover not only how to cre- while contributing to projects you care
You will complete your curriculum
ate value, but also how to market it about. Among many other activities,
with a final project, selecting either a
– an ability which will later make you our students work with our faculty
Student Business Project, or an Indi-
indispensable as an innovative leader. and staff to shape school life, men-
vidual Applied Research Project. If you
A 20 or 24 week managerial-level tor younger students, and lead charity
choose a Student Business Project,
internship will allow you to put your work. One example is EHL Smile, a
you will integrate a small team of
knowledge into practice, and prepare charity that uses our institution’s
students mandated to carry out a con-
you for your next step up the hospital- know-how to found hotel schools in
sulting assignment for an external
ity management hierarchy. countries such as Ethiopia, Cambodia
real-life client, which can range from
market studies and business analyses
There are currently over 35 stu-
to the creation of new hospitality and
dent-run committees on campus such
F&B concepts. More than 70% of Stu-
as the Student Voice (running our stu-
dent Business Projects have seen
DEVELOPING STRATEGIC VISION. dent newspaper), the Career Club, the
their proposals implemented by the
CONCENTRATIONS Student Council, and many others.
company that mandated the project.
Students are encouraged to participate
Your final year will focus on advanced If you choose the Individual
in competitions between universities,
management skills, building on all the Applied Research Project, you will
and to attend professional conferences
be mentored by a PhD professor, and
knowledge acquired during previous where they can network with industry
years. You will be offered numer- acquire the methodologies necessary
experts and keep up with the latest in-
ous hands -on learning opportunities, to conduct your own applied research
working in close collaboration with project. You will be mandated to
Student-run committees are en-
industry specialists. You will study solve an industry-specific challenge
tirely responsible for organizing major
using both qualitative and quantitative
strategic management and participate campus events celebrating our cultur-
in Live Case Studies with experts from research methods.
al diversity and passion for hospitality,
the hospitality industry who will draw such as the Fête Universelle, the Culi-
on their experience to provide you with nary Challenge and the much awaited
feedback and guidance. During Stra- Fête Finale.
tegic Investment Days and the Strategy
Challenge, you will be exposed to real
YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
CONNECTIONS The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is the first stop for hospi-
tality recruiters in search of the next generation of leaders.
Preparing your future career begins your first day on cam- Every year, we welcome on-campus more than 75 companies
pus. Our career centre advisors are there to support you who are eager to hire our graduates. Outside the hospitality
throughout your studies, helping you make the choices industry, our graduates are sought after by companies
that are right for you. We provide regular career work- looking for excellence in customer management, in par-
shops that will help you play to your strengths. ticular luxury brands and world-class consulting firms.
A constant stream of distinguished speakers, company
THE POWER OF OUR
visits and networking events will give you on-going interac-
tion with the industry. Senior students accompany faculty
to many international conferences and events, thereby
gaining privileged contacts and visibility. Internships and
consulting mandates also offer a great spring-board for WORLDWIDE ALUMNI
your future job.
Our alumni occupy some of the most fascinating positions in
the global hospitality industry. As an Ecole hôtelière de Lau-
sanne graduate, you will experience the power of our net-
work of over 25,000 alumni. In addition to formal activities,
events and learning opportunities taking place in dozens of
locations around the world, you will be part of a lifelong
support community that will provide you with an extensive
source of contacts,and help you obtain your ideal job.
“I loved our Student Business Project, which was a mandate
from a major hotel chain to evaluate their management
training programme. Corporate headquarters was so inter-
ested in our proposals that they assigned a large sum
in their operational budget to put our ideas into practice!
There have been other benefits, too – I accepted a position
in their accelerated management training course!”
—SELIMA BENCHENAA, recent graduate
THE SWISS SENSE OF HOSPITALITY