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.