Program:

Year 3 of the BA Hotel & Hospitality Management

Duration:

One year

Availability:

This offer is available to all potential students who hold the B.H.M.S. Higher Diploma or equivalent

Overview

The third year of the 3-year Bachelor of Arts program, the BA Hotel and Hospitality is based on an intensive study period over 20 weeks at the B.H.M.S. campus in Lucerne, Switzerland plus 3 to 6 months of work experience in a Swiss or international hospitality enterprise. B.H.M.S. manages the program with RGU, who awards the bachelor degree to students who successfully complete the third year and pass all modules.

B.H.M.S. is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland group of schools, founded in 1928, whose mission is to provide adult education for people with a desire to succeed. Bénédict School is one of Switzerland’s largest private education organizations and is teaching each year more than 15,000 full- and part-time students.

The Robert Gordon University founded in 1881 in Aberdeen UK as a college, became today’s dynamic modern University in 1992 and has now an international reputation for providing high-quality education to more than 13,000 students from Undergraduate to Ph.D. level.

At B.H.M.S. Lucerne campus, about 850 students per year have the opportunity to prepare themselves for their future management roles in the hotel and hospitality industry. Students learn from a dedicated faculty, who in addition to their academic credentials bring along knowhow and experience in the business field. This ensures that what is learnt in class is contemporary and can be applied in a daily business environment in real-world situations.

Aim of the Program

The BA Hotel and Hospitality Management program provides the student with an academic qualification that is attractive to potential employers; the skills and abilities to enter the working world; and a “toolbox” that can be applied to a range of careers in the hospitality industry and service sector.

The course uses a range of teaching methods to facilitate learning such as pair and group projects, individual research and reports as well as study trips to industrial facilities. Core knowledge is covered by lectures and tutorials, supported by guided reading and additional materials on the University virtual campus.

Bachelor Degree Entry Requirements (Third year)

  • 20 years of age
  • Successful completion of the B.H.M.S. Higher Diploma Hotel and Hospitality Management or equivalent
  • English language skills at a level equal to IELTS 6.0

Course Content

Students who have not previously studied German, and who wish to undertake a work placement in Switzerland will be required to take German classes in addition to the above program of study.

International Graduate Placement

Graduates who have managed during their study period to build a proven track record in the hospitality industry, are ready for the next international career step. Students can prepare for the industry by working together with reputable agencies that have expertise in their local markets. Agency fees cover job prospecting and help prepare extensive documentation for employment as well as assistance with visa applications. B.H.M.S. prepares and supports students in their dealings with these agencies, including preparing for telephone interviews, production of professional résumés and promoting the skills needed to successfully secure an international internship that might lead to meaningful career progression

Location

B.H.M.S. Business and Hotel Management School Luzern

Intakes

February, August and November. Please contact the B.H.M.S. admission office for the for next intake dates.

Holidays

Are scheduled according to the holiday plan of B.H.M.S., and can be downloaded from the B.H.M.S. website under ‘School Calendars’.

Course Times

Academic courses are held:

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 11:00 and from 13:00 to 16:00.

Vocational courses are held:

Monday to Friday from 15:30 to 20:30.

Each student is assured a minimum of 2 free days per week for self-study.

Each academic module consists of 60 lessons of lecturing and tutoring over a 20 week period plus 30 hours of directed study plus 60 hours of self-study.

Program taught in:
English

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