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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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Imagine a career that takes you all over the world, where you have the skills and confidence to be a leader in your chosen field. If this is your dream, then consider a career in hospitality and get a head start with our hotel management school.

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is one of the world’s leading hospitality educational establishments, offering a truly unique opportunity for you to embark on a successful career in tourism and hotel management.

We can help you to discover your full potential with our innovative Leadership Programme, a multicultural setting with fellow students from a diversity of nations, plus highly personalized one-to-one training that focuses on your individual strengths.

We provide the perfect foundation for your career, so come and join a winning team with César Ritz Colleges Switzerland.

Prepare for success
César Ritz graduates are industry professionals and leaders who exceed customer and employer expectations through their persistent dedication to excellence. Based on this philosophy of excellence, we developed the unique concept of the Leadership Programme to prepare you for success.

In the Leadership Programme you learn, develop and effectively apply the technical and business skills needed, as well as the attitudes and standards that make our graduates so successful. Our Leadership Programme runs throughout the entire course, requiring you to achieve specified outcomes through seminars and community service activities. Therefore, a personal advisor will work with you throughout your journey to help you achieve your ambitions.

Get a leading edgeee
We’ll work with you to develop your leadership skills through specific leadership seminars related to our core values. You will also be required to participate in community service activities while on campus to achieve specific outcomes. Possibilities of participating in several activities in school or within the local community are available, such as:

  • Student support
  • Fundraising events for local charities

"The Leadership Programme’s personality tests are invaluable. I have kept three copies of my report as I use them often, and I want to be sure that I don’t ever lose them."
Egill Sigurdsson (Iceland), BIB, 2008

Real-life projects
César Ritz Colleges Switzerland has developed a new initiative within the Leadership Programme that gives students the chance to undertake real-life consultancy projects requested by hotels.

The first of these projects was launched when César Ritz Colleges was asked by an Icelandic hotel for help to develop a new marketing strategy. Based on its success, consequent projects have been undertaken, such as assistance in developing a luxury property in Zermatt, with César Ritz students playing a critical role.

Cosmopolitan campusess
If you are the kind of person that embraces different cultures, peoples, customs and etiquettes then you will be excited by what César Ritz Colleges Switzerland has to offer.

The hotel and tourism industry is, by its very nature, cosmopolitan, requiring workers to adapt to an international environment. César Ritz graduates work all over the world, building their careers at home or abroad, where dealing with colleagues, customers and partners of varying nationalities is always a key requirement.

At César Ritz Colleges Switzerland this internationalism begins on campus, where over 60 nationalities are represented.

So, in a typical day you can lunch with classmates from South America, play soccer with German colleagues, share a tutorial with students from Kenya and China, chat with your roommate from Australia and spend the evening with your Swiss friends!

Through interacting with your peers you are encouraged to look at life in a different way, learning the ways of other nationalities. This multicultural environment at César Ritz Colleges offers a unique learning atmosphere, fostering true cultural awareness.

"My time at César Ritz Colleges has been incredible, especially being around so many different nationalities. Once I returned to my country it gave me the confidence to deal with different cultures and guest’s requests."
Cristhina Lima (Brazil), Postgraduate Diploma, 2002.

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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.