BBA in Hospitality Management

Villars Hospitality Management School

Program Description

BBA in Hospitality Management

Villars Hospitality Management School

This BBA in Hospitality Management aims to provide a detailed understanding of customer service and business necessities to prepare you with the necessary skills and knowledge you need to become highly successful in this global industry. The curriculum will provide you with an in-depth understanding of management, marketing, and account controlling.

Over the course of the programs students will:

  • Gain knowledge relating to the problematic of hospitality.

  • Obtain skills used to analyze management in both the private and public sectors.

  • Understand research methodologies.

  • Use the experience of organizations to challenge existing hospitality methods and theories.

  • Design and build new hospitality strategies.

Key Points of the Program:

  • Integrated Education - We offer a blend of 50% theory and 50% practice to ensure strong learning

  • Combined Institution - We benefit from the educational expertise and experience of the Geneva Business School and it's 9 campuses worldwide.

  • Tailor-made Campus - Our campus integrates a 4-star hotel, restaurant, and spa, to provide all needed services for learning.

  • Professional Active Faculty - We only employ faculty with excellent professional experience and academic credentials

  • Housing - We offer full housing possibilities, including recreation and leisure activities.

  • Green label and sustainable development - The VHMS is a model in sustainability, including specific courses to develop business profitability in a fair, safe and ecological way.

  • Located in the heart of Swiss Tourism - VHMS is located in a central station of Switzerland, hosting tourism during all seasons for more than 150 years.

  • International Recognition - VHMS diploma and GBS degree are accredited worldwide and recognized in the professional environment.

Course Structure

The program requires the successful completion of 180 credits (which represent, 1800 contact hours plus approximately 3600 independent study and practical work hours).

Year 1: Start of the Program - Food and Beverage Management.

Year 2: Swiss Certificate in Hospitality Management - Room Division Management.

Year 3: Diploma in Hotel Management - International Hospitality and Event Management

Year 4: Bachelor of Business Administration - BBA with a Major in Hospitality Management - Courses and Bachelor thesis (5 months)

Important Facts

  • Duration - 3.5 years
  • Credits -180 ECTS
  • Language - English
  • Intakes - February and September
  • Certificate Awarded after 2 years - Swiss Certificate in Hospitality Management
  • Diploma Awarded after 3 years - Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Degree Awarded after 3.5 years - Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Hospitality Management.
  • Internships - We guide our students to get internships in the best Hospitality Institutions.
  • Location - Villars-Sur-Ollon Campus

Career Opportunities:

  • Hotel Manager

  • Restaurant Manager

  • Marketing Manager

  • Resort and Spa manager

  • Public Relations Manager

  • Event Planner

  • Hotel developer

  • Real Estate Consultant

  • Manufacturer and supplier of hospitality equipment

Application and Admissions

Selection Criteria:

Villars Hospitality Management School selection process emphasizes leadership potential, academic ability, personal qualities, and competencies.

Admission Requirements:

  • High motivation.

  • Leadership potential.

  • Academic ability.

  • Personal qualities and competencies.

  • Completed application form.

  • International Baccalaureate of minimum 30 points / A-levels / High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Official English exam results (IELTS 5.5, TOEFL IBT 66)

Accommodation and Housing

Villars Hospitality Management School offers different housing options:

  • Student Residences.

  • Renting alone or sharing an apartment or studio with other students.

You have the flexibility to choose the Housing Option you think will work best for your lifestyle. Feel free to ask us for more detailed contact information as needed.

Tuition and Housing Fees

NOTE: Price in Swiss Francs (CHF)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 5, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
2 - 3.5 years
Full time
28,250 CHF
Switzerland - Geneva
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Sept. 2018
Switzerland - Geneva
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Price shown is for Y1 only and prices vary per year depending on accommodation and fees. Please refer to the table for a complete breakdown of the prices.

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