A career in the fastest growing industry worldwide!

In the year 2025 there will be more than 375 million jobs in the hospitality and travel industry.

If you have not yet chosen your future job, but you are willing to become a successful manager who, will be hunted by the world's best companies; if you are interested in traveling abroad, speaking several languages fluently and managing a successful business – choose a career in hotel management and get your degree in Switzerland or the Czech Republic to become the industry leaders of tomorrow.

Double Degree: Switzerland

3 years in Switzerland


Get to know the traditions of Swiss hoteliers, hotel management and hospitality founders! Live and study in stunning campuses nestled across key locations in Switzerland

Double Degree Czech Republic + Switzerland

2 years in the Czech Republic + 1 year in Switzerland


A unique program combining 2 years of studying European management in Prague and 1 year of studying the hospitality business sector in Switzerland.

Switzerland

Birthplace of Hospitality


To make your education degree the strongest point of your CV, it is essential to include your Swiss studies. Switzerland is the only place where the future leaders of the hotel management and hospitality sphere are being educated as they are surrounded by the original Swiss hospitality.

Well-known for its high quality of life, perfect service provision, the wealthiest, most demanding tourists, and for its first-class kitchen, Switzerland is considered the birthplace of the hotel management and hospitality field’s educational programs. Experience and continuing ties with this industry have made education in the Swiss hotel management schools a real art that is recognized around the world.

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World Class

Academic Programs


Our programs combine high quality academic standards with professional work experience and are tailored to the needs of this fast-growing industry. The key to our success lies in an education based on the traditions and excellence of Swiss Hospitality trainings, which focuses as much on practical skills as it does on academic learning.

  • 89% of the Swiss Education Group Alumni have either started their own companies or have held management positions within the first five years of graduating.

  • Our campuses are located in the former Swiss Grand Hotel, which has been renovated to provide modern hi-tech facilities that are equipped to the highest standards to ensure an inspirational learning and comfortable living environment for our students.

  • Students may obtain up to three internationally recognized degrees of Switzerland, England and the United States

  • Broad opportunities for SEG students to attend the International Recruitment Forum, which brings more than 130 hospitality industry companies from all over the world to Montreux. At this important event, students attend presentations, meet industry representatives and are interviewed for internships, management trainings or full-time job positions.

  • SEG lecturers have a solid academic background and relevant industry experience. Moreover, all SEG lecturers are certified by eduQua.

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1 year of studying from 33 760 CHF

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Double Degree

3 years in Switzerland


The Swiss Education Group is an alliance of 4 leading hotel schools and one Culinary Arts Academy. The different specialisations (events, design, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, culinary arts, spa & wellness, luxury management) enable our students to explore and understand a booming industry in order to develop the skills, flexibility and versatility to have a successful career.

The main advantages of the program
  • Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide. The students, who will undertake an internship in Switzerland will receive a minimum salary of CHF 2’168.- per month.

  • SEG students have the opportunity to obtain up to three internationally recognised degrees from Switzerland, England and United States. The Swiss Education Group has established close links with the key players in the hospitality sector to ensure that our programmes respond to the requirements within the hospitality industry.

  • There is an amazing quality of life in Switzerland and students will have the opportunity to explore the country and experience its culture. A programme of excursions and leisure activities is organised on every campus by the Student Ambassador Forum.

  • The academic programmes don’t only focus on the theory, but there is a particular emphasis on the practical side. During the first year of the bachelor programmes the SEG students are going to spend up to 50% of their time in practical classes. The classes are very interactive and there is a maximum of 25 students per class so that a personal support can be offered to every single student.

  • Professional guided tours, guest lecturers and different events during the study period allow students to meet specialists and professionals of the hotel management and hospitality industry in Switzerland.

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1 year of studying from 33 760 CHF

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Price

1-st year of studying starting from 6 500 EUR

2-st year of studying starting from 6 500 EUR

3-st year of studying starting from 29 000 CHF

in SEG + CULS

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Double Degree

2 years in the Czech Republic + 1 year in Switzerland


The third year of the programme is carried out in Switzerland, where students can graduate either with a Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management, which is awarded by HIM – Hotel Institute Montreux or a Bachelor Degree of International Business in Hotel & Tourism Management, which is awarded by César Ritz Colleges.

The main advantages of the programme
  • Time-saving: get both Czech and Swiss bachelor diplomas in only 3 years

  • Cost-effective: 2 years spent in the Czech Republic will cut down on up to 70% of your accommodation and studying expenses (compared to the same expenses in Switzerland)

  • Experience studying and living in two European countries: Having studied in two European countries, you will double your business contacts.

  • Learn three foreign languages: Study you course in English; German or French are compulsory courses in Switzerland; living in the Czech Republic will enable you to improve your Czech language skills.

  • High employment rate: Up to 80% of Czech University students are offered a job in their last year of studying. 89% of SEG students hold management positions or have created their own company within five years of graduating.

Price

1-nd year of studying starting from 6 500 EUR

2-nd year of studying starting from 6 500 EUR

3-nd year of studying starting from 29 000 CHF

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Student Testimonials

Mila Fonjga HIM

Jana Senina

HIM

Alexey Korobkin

Cesar Ritz Colleges

Aneta Korobkina

Cesar Ritz Colleges

Anna Hamicheva

SHMS

Victor Ravdive

SHMS

Anastasia Kim

Cesar Ritz Colleges

Hotel Institute Montreux has made me a stronger person and prepared me for the real life.

I’ve chosen to study Management of the hospitality business program, because it is one of the few sectors that allow you to travel around the world and meet great people during and after graduation. The hospitality industry offers a wide range of options in terms of location and career specific.

Hotel Institute Montreux and Swiss Education Group provided me with a thorough academic program and a chance to take part in two internships, which made me a stronger person and prepared for the real life.

The internship recruitment department offered me the first internship in Dubai in 2010. Due to that team, I have discovered this progressive city with endless career opportunities. In Dubai I got a chance to become a Corporate Sales Manager of a team that was opening several Starwood hotels.

My current position (recruit management) involves close contact with major international banks and financial institutions and the financial staff recruitment according to banks’ business needs. I have the opportunity to meet people of different social and professional status, recognize their experience and help them to move to a new stage in their career.

The advice I would give to the future and current hospitality management students is to be prepared for hard work, adventure and fun.

For me, the main thing throughout my career has been a supporter of my professional philosophy: passion, flexibility and honesty.

Why do you think SEG students are the preferred choice for the industry?
Swiss Education Group is a very well organized group and at every step there is someone there to help us with our problems. We all look like professionals; I saw the auditorium with all the students wearing their uniforms and that fascinated me. We are already professionals and look like them! Swiss Education Group accept students as they are and successfully turn/shape us into professionals capable of working in the industry.

What is the biggest advantage of studying at CRCS?
I’ve been able to develop my technical skills so much since being here. Cesar Ritz Colleges give you the opportunity to develop yourself-the teachers provide this opportunity from day one and encourage you to continue developing throughout your studies. I went on an interview with a teacher 2 weeks ago and he remembered the fact that I love event planning and today he came to me and told me to go approach a specific company that specialize in event planning. The teachers are so helpful because they approach us to ask if we need any help and are so happy to provide it, even in interviews-they really take away the stress around this which shows that its not only their job, they really care about the students experience.

What was your first impression of Cesar Ritz Colleges?
It was exactly what I wanted and where I wished to be, from the teachers to the student and the environment. For me it’s a mix between “colleagues” and friends as we work in a professional setting. I’m experiencing university and work at the same time and in such a short space of time!

Describe the campus and town in a few sentences.
I’ts both professional and friendly. They can be serious and very warm . When you go to study you study in a calm and quiet place with no distractions. I feel that we’re like a family as there is such close connection within campus, we’re all friends.

Do you feel that the school supports you well in terms of career development; getting you to where you want to go?
Whether they’re busy or not they are always asking you how you are and are never shallow. They always want to help. They don’t just make conversation, they actually care!

What is the biggest advantage of studying at CRCS?
Professionalism and professionalism! I cannot find a better word to describe Cesar Ritz Colleges.

Talk about the international student body, what's so unique about it?
Luckily my term was very well mixed, I got to know so many different cultures and I really live them as I started learning some exotic languages and you can see how everybody else lives, you get well-informed and great insights.

Talk about the subjects taught. Favorite classes, why? Teachers?
Hospitality and tourist management and nutrition and food science are my favourite classes. They are useful for our careers and also for our day-to-day life.

What's so special about the programme you're enrolled in?
The environment, the teachers and how they treat us. They have to be strict but that makes us grow.

What are the advantages of studying in Switzerland? Location, safety, education, multicultural environment…
I love skiing. The school is situated in a quiet pace with amazing landscapes; you just have to walk down the street and there’s an amazing landscape. Waking up to amazing views first thing in the morning-what a great way to start your day at school.

I am now doing my MIB but came last year and did a PG program for 6 months, then an internship Monteux in F&B department as bar tender and now I’m back for the last 6 months of the program. The luxury specialization was the thing that made me stay for my masters programme, sponsored by Hublot. Mr Best, the guy who invented Louis Vutton’s marketing department. He invented their whole marketing strategy. He worked in Nespresso.. I can’t wait to start this specialization. I cant wait to hear all he has to say-this is something you cannot get from a book.

Why do you think SEG students are the preferred choice for the industry?
I believe that it comes down to the fact the Switzerland is the country for studying hospitality. I wrote best hospitality schools Switzerland and saw SEG and read all the best hospitality schools come under SEG. HIM connected me to the regional manager, who tried to get me to go to Cesar Ritz Colleges but I preferred HIM. I agree with the reviews, I think Swiss Education Group is the best! My boyfriend’s sister studies hospitality in England and the connections we get here in comparison are so strong. I really believe I have come to the BEST place for hospitality and I feel that the industry notice the skills that Swiss Education Group students have, otherwise they would not continue to come and visit us. We have convinced the industry!!!!!

Which unique selling points are you putting forth when going for an interview?
I could say that I am very dynamic and a very communicative person, I left home 5 years ago, have travelled around and have had to communicate with other people and solve issues. I have learnt to be patient and work with lots of different types of people. I have lots of ideas, and have seen many different cities, arts and cultures. I am very open minded and able to have my opinion changed by others. I love being proven wrong, being proven right and communicating and exchanging ideas. I met my future husband here. I love the dynamics, the changing environment, I love the marketing side to the programmes. Now I’m looking for various jobs and I believe the skills I have achieved have allowed me to be very open minded and able to work with different people. I have become a very strong team player and was not like this in the beginning. I have learnt how to work efficiently and have been very positively influenced through my education. I owe what I am now to my previous 5 years away from home, studying and interacting with new and different people.

What was your first impression of Hotel Institute Montreux?
That everything is very organized. I remember when I came on my first day, one of the duty managers came straight away to help. They were very careful and professional guiding us through everything. They pay attention to each and every new student. Speaking patiently to parents. I had an excellent first impression. I didn’t know anything beforehand and was welcomed so nicely.

Do you feel that the school supports you well in terms of career development; getting you to where you want to go?
I really do, we started having internship workshops. Each of us had individual appointments with the career advisor who asked for tailor made personalized questions. They are willing to help us as long as we are motivated. They take the time for everyone. Nobody says that they are not helped. My internship coordinator has the right connections and she called around companies to help me. She gave me the connections and sent me there!

What is the biggest advantage of studying at HIM?
I would say the connections between the students; I have a lot of lose friends that I plan to stay in touch with and the advantage to attend the IRF. Mix between personal and professional connections. They give us the rope and we just need to climb it. They organize a lot of social events, at the end of week 2 you feel like you are one and know everybody . Everybody is happy with the social life.

What's so special about the programme you're enrolled in
I did the PG and now I’m doing the masters. I liked that they are treating us as grown ups, we were already experienced so they were treating us as such and at the same time they taught us the basics (from the beginning) but customized to the class age group. The teachers are very good at customizing the service according to student needs. They won the lottery but attracting such amazing teachers to HIM, through specialisations etc.

Why do you think SEG students are the preferred choice for the industry? I think because mostly it’s like a big chain-comprised of 5 schools with a great reputation. Our students are great ambassadors for the school.

What was your first impression of HIM?
“That it was beautiful. Actually when I came to visit it was during the winter holidays so there wasn’t anybody inside the campus, yet the atmosphere was like at home, I got a very warm feeling. My first experience in my first week was scary but everyone was so professional. Everything was so different and I was young but I got used to it very quickly and fit in. Our teachers were very supportive not only in first week but in general-they can talk to us about our life problems not just the academic ones. In this school there is no difference between students and teachers they are more like our second family and equal to us.

Do you feel that the school supports you well in terms of career development; getting you to where you want to go?
“I knew where I wanted to go but they supported me with any problems and if I needed to talk to someone they were always available”

What is the biggest advantage of studying at HIM?
“I think the international atmosphere-you have friends from all over the world so you can learn about different cultures and countries. We are all different and I have friends for life. “

How did your career/internship coordinator prepare you for the IRF?
They look at our CV, give their professional opinion and gave us feedback as to how to improve it and make it visually more appealing. We were given some great tip on how to look and talk, as well as present information. From my internships I have received some great advice. I did my 1st internship in beau rivage and after they hired me they gave me advice for the future on how to improve myself.

Which unique selling points do SEG give you when presenting yourself to the industry?
I think the school has really helped me to grow up, to be professional, more calm and confident and to present myself well in front of different types of people. This will really help me in achieving success in my career.

Talk about the endorsements and industry partnerships involved in your curriculum. (HIM)
“We have different master classes that are always fully booked they’re so good! There are also people that come from all over to explain how to present ourselves. I got a lot of information from the internship office in my first year, which was very helpful in knowing how to talk to people I was doing a marketing specialization, partnered with special pencil in Lausanne. They gave us lots of advice on how to present our presentations. We were creating posters for the jazz festival to be presented at the festival itself. They came and explained what the industry need and are looking for. It was fun and of course useful as before I didn’t know about marketing tactics. They can be used everywhere and allow you to understand that people’s perceptions can vary”

Talk about the subjects taught. Favorite classes, why? Teachers?
Marketing and advertising campaigns were my favorite subjects. I definitely made a right choice. I knew this was for me and it was what I was passionate about and wanted to do.

What's so special about the programme you're enrolled in? (IHTTI for example)
I think it gives an international education that we can apply not only in Europe but in America as we have the Northwood university partnership. I can apply the knowledge I’ve gained not only to hospitality but to other aspects of my life. The experience that I have gained has been incredible!

When I arrived to HIM I had a feeling that I just needed to be there. It was very professional and very organized and it was just “my place” I cant explain but coming to HIM was the best decision I ever made! HIM has provided the perfect educational and professional support. I have a lot of knowledge connecting to the hospitality industry and it’s always good to gain experience from industry leaders! You will never find this type of opportunity anywhere else. We can get feedback and develop life contacts with people in the business-this is priceless!

Why did you chose to study this particular programme?
I think the fact that the programme is very new and at the development stage there is huge potential. It’s Important to broaden my horizons and not just learn about hospitality; this programme provides the perfect blend between business and hospitality.

Why do you think SEG students are the preferred choice for the industry?
It depends on each person’s personality, you must be motivated. Swiss Education Group provides a great networking environment-all the schools are very united. In terms of student life it is very developed and the teachers are great. The teachers instill it in us to be independent and to follow our passion. They teach us to have the ability to make the right choices and are very honest with the students.

What was your first impression of HIM?
I thought right away that it was very modern. I was here 5 years ago and learning English and it has improved a lot since then. The teachers and staff put a huge effort into improving student’s life’s. There are so many weekly activities, excursions and different workshops, plus IRF lessons. For people who haven’t studied here before it’s a great chance to learn so much. “The master specialization allow for a great opportunity as it allows for an obtained knowledge for what to study next term.” There are several options, luxury, marketing etc etc.

Describe the campus and town in a few sentences.
Its quite international and very diverse. Everybody has something to discover for themselves. Montreux is beautiful. I think here you can combine your studies and your life outside school. I started in Bouveret at Cesar Ritz Colleges it’s perfect for focusing on studies but when you’re a lot more mature its so wonderful to study in such a nice setting and allows for a great combination for a work life balance.

Do you feel that the school supports you well in terms of career
development; getting you to where you want to go? I think that for my basic education I have a really good start and the Swiss education is uncompromisingly good and will be very good for my future.

What is the biggest advantage of studying at HIM?
The programme itself is an opportunity to be transferred into my third term so my masters can be completed in 6 months. You have the opportunity to receive other internships that are so great for your working experience. Just being connected to Switzerland is also something that will be great on my CV.

Talk about the endorsements and industry partnerships involved in your curriculum. (HIM)
The partner that I connected with in this programme was HUBLOT. At Cesar Ritz Colleges we had the head of Henesi Louis Vuitton that came to give guest speeches which was great. Next term we will have some managers come to visit from luxury companies which I’m really looking forward to. I rely on their huge number of experiences which is such a priceless thing to share from such professionals and I believe that can really help me in the future.

Talk about the subjects taught. Favorite classes, why? Teachers?
I think our program is very strong for marketing classes. I really like that the lecturers don’t just follow the powerpoints but the also give life examples and up to date relevant info including news allowing us to keep up to date with trends which can be applied to every subject- this is knowledge that you can implement in our day to day lives. There were some service and charity events, that were very useful in my fist year.

What are the advantages of studying in Switzerland?
Location, safety, education, multi cultural aspects… I would say the Swiss quality, security and stability.

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