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Why Hospitality?

One of the World’s oldest industries is the Hospitality industry and at the same time world’s fastest growing industry. An estimate of World Travel and Tourism Council states that in coming five years, the hotel and tourism industry will generate more than 260 million jobs worldwide; consisting average of one position in every ten jobs worldwide. No other industry but hospitality offers a wide range of career opportunities, an industry that plays a major role in almost every country’s economy.

Hospitality industry has wide ranges of career opportunities hence making this industry exciting and lucrative to work in i.e. Restaurant management, lodging management, recreational management, travel and tourism, meeting and convention planning and institutional management are few of the many to choose from.

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BHMS Business & Hotel Management School is located on the shore of Lake Lucerne and in the heart of Lucerne city. Within sight of Mount Pilatus  and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne is traditionally considered first and foremost as a tourist destination. It has also been voted as the 5th most popular tourist destination in the world in 2010 by Tripadvisor. This unique city is a perfect place for any international student who is looking for an experience of studying in Switzerland and to be well prepared for an ever challenging global career.

Ideal Location in the heart of Lucerne City

The BHMS campus building and student residence are located in the heart of the beautiful city of Lucerne, one of the most visited cities in Switzerland. Living and studying in the heart of the city enables students to enjoy the urban qualities as well as the charm and exclusivity of this unique city.

Full Speed Bachelor of Arts Degree

BHMS (together with The Robert Gordon University) has designed one of the fastest track BA Degrees in Switzerland without compromising quality. At BHMS, students can achieve a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel and Hospitality management in 18 months of study plus an 18 month internship period. A similar education in another Swiss hotel management school would require 24 months of study plus a 12 month internship period. This gives BHMS graduates an advantage of studing 6 months less while gaining 6 additonal months of paid work experience in Switzerland.

Unique 5-week term system

BHMS has implemented a unique system of education by dividing a 20-week semester into four mini-terms of 5 weeks each. This system enables students to focus on only 3 to 4 academic subjects at one time instead of the usual 8-10 subjects in other Swiss hotel schools. As a result, BHMS students are able to complete 12-14 academic subjects within 6 month period without overloading  them.

Assured Internship & Graduate Placement

Industry training is an integral part of the study program at BHMS. During every academic year, students are required to carry out a 4-6 month industry training period in a hotel or a restaurant approved by BHMS. In addition, BHMS works with numerous international placement agencies that specialize in placing graduated students in Europe, Asia and North America. A Career and Placement Counselor assists students with placements in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland and abroad.

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Hospitality is also one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy. Hospitality including tourism and travel is the world’s largest industry, generated over USD 6 Trillion in revenue, equal to an increadible 10.6% of the global GDP. World Travel and Tourism Council research is based on a total of 174 national economies worldwide: the industry generates 221.6 million jobs. World travel and tourism is expected to grow by 4.6% per year between 2010 and 2015.