In September 2018, the first cohort of the Bachelor of Science – HES-SO in International Hospitality Management kicked off their studies on EHL Campus Passugg, in Graubünden.

This site, which is very close to Chur, is home to EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH), also part of EHL Group. The Passugg campus will receive eligible students for a direct entry into the 2nd year of the Bachelor program. After two semesters at Passugg, students will move to EHL Campus Lausanne, where they will complete their final semester.

EHL inaugurated its Bachelor in International Hospitality Management in Passugg, which replicates the content of its Lausanne program. The new degree was put in place for holders of a professional diploma such as the “Swiss Professional Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management” (Dipl. Hoteliere-Gastronomin/Hotelier-Gastronom HF) who wish to advance into a managerial career in international hospitality or any other affiliated industry. Thanks to their pre-existing academic and professional experience, students can integrate the second year of the usual Bachelor program, and tuition fees amount to approximately half of a traditional EHL degree.

The degree put in place by EHL experts is delivered in English. Courses are taught by members of EHL faculty and guarantee an optimal study environment thanks to the small size of the classes. Furthermore, students benefit from a transnational and international training experience with the first two semesters taking place in Passugg, at the heart of a highly touristic region that counts many 4/5 star hotels. The program ends in Lausanne, giving students the opportunity to connect with the international EHL alumni network, which is one of the great strengths of an EHL education.

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With this diploma designed at EHL and taught in Passugg, this new training opportunity stands out by its unique character. With this degree, ambitious students within the hospitality and gastronomy industries will see great opportunities emerge along their career path. "The Swiss model of dual education, which EHL represents within the world of hospitality management education, is praised and is exported internationally. This new program option follows the same values and allows students to reach their personal and professional goals" says Michel Rochat, CEO of EHL Group and member of the Board of EHL SSTH. The Bachelor of Science - HES-SO issued by EHL is the only university-level hospitality management degree that is recognized by the Swiss Confederation. Students are now invited to submit their application for one of the two annual intakes.

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Lecturer and International Career Coordinator at EHL Passugg

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