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BHMS - Business & Hotel Management School

Location

City Campus, Lucerne Switzerland

Ranking

# 40QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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9Undergraduate programs

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3Postgraduate programs

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About BHMS - Business & Hotel Management School

Nestled in the stunning city of Lucerne, in the heart of Switzerland, lies Business & Hotel Management School (B.H.M.S). The most visited city in Switzerland, Lucerne boasts a picturesque lake and mountain range that form a stunning backdrop to the city's vibrant atmosphere. Lucerne is in the German-speaking region of Switzerland, less than an hour away from Zurich International Airport, and with direct train connections to Milan, Paris, and Frankfurt. 

Offering a range of fast-track dual degree programs in hospitality, global business management, and culinary arts, B.H.M.S. partners with renowned universities such as Robert Gordon University for the M.Sc and all BA programs, and with York St. John University for the MBA. With a unique combination of academics, hands-on learning, and paid internships, students graduate with a guaranteed job placement and are equipped for a global career in diverse industries and sectors.

With a student body representing over 100 different nationalities, B.H.M.S. is committed to preparing students for success in a multicultural society, equipping them with the language skills and cultural knowledge they need to thrive in an international environment.

All programs are offered in English with additional language programs in German and French included in the tuition fees. These languages are vital for our students as they embark on internships in German or French-speaking cities in Switzerland, enabling them to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and business environment.

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About BHMS - Business & Hotel Management School

Nestled in the stunning city of Lucerne, in the heart of Switzerland, lies Business & Hotel Management School (B.H.M.S). The most visited city in Switzerland, Lucerne boasts a picturesque lake and mountain range that form a stunning backdrop to the city's vibrant atmosphere. Lucerne is in the German-speaking region of Switzerland, less than an hour away from Zurich International Airport, and with direct train connections to Milan, Paris, and Frankfurt. 

Offering a range of fast-track dual degree programs in hospitality, global business management, and culinary arts, B.H.M.S. partners with renowned universities such as Robert Gordon University for the M.Sc and all BA programs, and with York St. John University for the MBA. With a unique combination of academics, hands-on learning, and paid internships, students graduate with a guaranteed job placement and are equipped for a global career in diverse industries and sectors.

With a student body representing over 100 different nationalities, B.H.M.S. is committed to preparing students for success in a multicultural society, equipping them with the language skills and cultural knowledge they need to thrive in an international environment.

All programs are offered in English with additional language programs in German and French included in the tuition fees. These languages are vital for our students as they embark on internships in German or French-speaking cities in Switzerland, enabling them to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and business environment.

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Available programs

Business & Hotel Management School offers undergraduate programmes in Hospitality Management; Business Management; Culinary Arts

 
All undergraduate degrees are offered jointly with Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Undegraduate students will undertake three paid internships in Switzerland for all BA degree programmes.

Through the internship, students recover almost 30 percent of their annual tuition.

The usual undergraduate entry requirements at BHMS are:

  • Secondary School, A level or GCSE
  • ILETS 5.0 or Duolingo or equivalent
  • 17 years of age

 
The average tuition fees for students at undergraduate level at BHMS is CHF 28,600 per year.

Business & Hotel Management School offers postgraduate programmes in three main specialisations: Hospitality Management; Business Management; Culinary Arts

BHMS offers the following postgraduate courses:

All M.Sc. degrees are offered jointly with the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

The MBA degree is offered jointly with York St. John University (MBA specialisations are offered by BHMS).

The usual postgraduate entry requirements at BHMS are as follows:

M.Sc. entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • ILETS 6.0 or Duolingo or equivalent


MBA entry requirements

  •          Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  •          ILETS 6.0 or Duolingo or equivalent
  •          Minimum two years of full-time work experience


Graduate Certificate entry requirements:

  • Associate Degree or equivalent
  • ILETS 6.0 or Duolingo or equivalent
  • Minimum two years of full-time work experience


Postgraduate Diploma entry requirements:

  • Associate Degree or equivalent
  • ILETS 5.0 or Duolingo or equivalent
  • Minimum two years of full-time work experience

The average tuition fees for international students at postgraduate level are as follows:

  • CHF 38,500 for the M.Sc.
  • CHF 41,500 for the MBA
  • CHF 56,000 combined M.Sc. and MBA
  • CHF 37,500 for the PG Diploma Hospitality/Culinary
  • CHF 19,900 for the Graduate Certificate

University information

Students can apply directly through B.H.M.S.’s website or through a representative in their home country.

The admissions process includes three important steps:

1. Complete the application form online.

2.  If your application is successful and the requested program is available, we will send you the letter of acceptance within 72 hours.  After receiving our letter of acceptance you will be requested to make the initial payment within two weeks.

3.  A receipt & enrollment confirmation will be sent to you as soon as we have received the initial payment.

At this stage you will need to contact the Swiss Embassy in your hometown to book an appointment for a student visa interview through the B.H.M.S. admission office in your region or the authorized B.H.M.S. education counselor.

The balance of your school fee for the first year must be paid after B.H.M.S. has presented a proof of your visa confirmation but not later than 4 weeks prior to the term commencement date.

Upon receiving full payment, B.H.M.S. will issue a NOC (No Open Cost) letter and will send it directly to the Swiss Embassy in your hometown so you may receive your visa stamp. After that, you may book your flight ticket to Zurich airport, where we will be waiting to transfer you to your new residence in Lucerne. 

General

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BHMS Business & Hotel Management School has 2 main buildings located in the heart of Lucerne: City Campus and Lakeside Campus, as well as academic facilities in three other locations. Both campuses provide  easy access to cafés, supermarkets, bars, shops, and restaurants, as well as 24-hour front desk security.

City Campus is a modern facility located on the edge of Lucerne's historical old town, next to the  river Reuss. Lakeside Campus is a former grand hotel and is just a stone throw away from the Lake Lucerne and in the heart of the city's commercial and touristic zone.

All rooms are  equipped with a bathroom, a kitchenette, wardrobe, study areas, and Wi-Fi. Accomodation options include:

  • Shared Standard Room on  City Campus (3-4 bed shared apartment) – Included in cost
  • Shared Superior Room on Lakeside Campus (twin room) – Surcharge
  • Studio Standard on Lakeside Campus – Surcharge
  • Studio Superior on City Campus – Surcharge

Student life

A regular programme of sport events, sightseeing, entertainment and cultural trips are designed to expose students to Swiss and European lifestyles. These out-of-the-classroom experiences add a rich layer to a student’s time at the BHMS Business & Hotel Management School.

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

BHMS - Business & Hotel Management School is one of the top universities in Lucerne, Switzerland. It is ranked #40 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2024.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2019
    #=50
  • 2021
    #51-100
  • 2022
    #51-100
  • 2023
    #39
  • 2024
    #40
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Not necessarily, only if required by the Swiss Embassy to apply for a study visa to Switzerland. In such a case, applicants may take an online test at  www.testpodium.com  (level one) which they will need to send the results directly to B.H.M.S. as we are a registered institution under this online placement test.
While it is illegal for students requiring a visa for Switzerland to carry out a part-time job during their six months per year in school, the B.H.M.S. programs give you the opportunity to work full-time for 4-6 months in every year. This means you will earn around CHF 13'000 gross salary per academic year!

To be granted a student visa to Switzerland you must satisfy the student visa requirements as published at the nearest Swiss Embassy or consulate at your hometown.

You may contact the B.H.M.S. authorized representative in your hometown to assist you during the visa application process. For more information about Swiss representatives around the world please visit: https://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/fdfa/entry-switzerland-residence/visa-requirements-application-form.html

No. You only need to make the initial payment to start your enrolment process. Balance amount needs to be paid after your visa is granted and before leaving for Switzerland. Please contact [email protected] to find out about the amount required to start your enrolment process.
Absolutely! B.H.M.S. works with numerous international placement agencies, which specialize in placing graduate students in Europe, Asia, and North America. Higher Diploma in Hotel Management, at least one internship period in a Swiss hotel or restaurant and very good communication and language abilities are essential ingredients for successful placement.
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