Hotel Institute Montreux – HIM Switzerland

Hotel Institute Montreux – HIM Switzerland

HIM About Us

HIM has a long tradition as one of Switzerland’s finest Hotel Management Schools with a Passion for Swiss Hotel Management Education. Our international accreditations and affiliations ensure that our graduates qualifications are recognized worldwide.

HIM’s strong alumni network combined with excellent links to the hospitality industry provide our students with the best possible career opportunities.

HIM Switzerland Programs

Hotel Institute Montreux Undergraduate Hospitality Program

Swiss Diploma – Swiss Higher Diploma – BBA Degree

1. Food & Beverage Management ( 1 Year )

The Food and Beverage Department is often considered the signature and highest profile department in a five star hotel. Top quality food combined with professional service standards give guests a lasting perception of the hotel.

In order to effectively organize and control the Food and Beverage Department, a future General Manager needs to have an understanding of all aspects of Food and Beverage : production, service and management. This can only be achieved through real – life, hands – on experience.

Year 1 provides a broad range of Food and Beverage subjects and after completion of the academic term, students undertake a 4 to 6 month internship in the industry.

This allows students to apply and practice the skills learnt during the academic term. At the end of the first year students are equipped with a strong grasp of this key operational department.

Term 1 : Academic ( 5 Months )

  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry ( AH&LA )
  • Food & Service Practical
  • Food & Beverage Service Theory
  • Food Production Theory ( AH&LA )
  • Food Safety
  • Bar & Beverage Management ( AH&LA )
  • Accounting Principles
  • Communications I
  • Computer Applications I
  • Introduction to College Studies
  • Composition & Research Methods
  • World Cultures & Customs
  • French, German or Spanish

Term 2 : Internship ( 4 – 6 months )

Internship in a hotel or restaurant in Switzerland or abroad.

Monthly Salary : CHF 2168.- to CHF 2450.-

Deductions for food, accommodation, meals, tax, insurance : approximately CHF 1000.-

2. Rooms Division Management ( 2 Year )

A major profit center for a hotel is the Rooms Division. When arriving in a hotel, the first impression guests receive is provided by the front desk staff at check – in. Guest satisfaction is also directly influenced by the standard of accommodation provided by the hotel.

The second year of the program is based on the efficient and profitable operation of the Rooms Division, which includes both Front Office and Housekeeping Management. The program focuses on the provision of both quality service and effective management techniques to maximize the guest experience from check – in to check – out.

The second year includes more advanced management subjects and language training, which builds on the foundation provided in year one.

Term 3 : Academic ( 5 months )

  • Front Office Management ( AH&LA )
  • Front Office Operations
  • Housekeeping Management ( AH&LA )
  • Food & Beverage Management ( AH&LA )
  • Supervision ( AH&LA )
  • Banqueting & Events
  • Convention Management ( AH&LA )
  • Hospitality Sales & Marketing ( AH&LA )
  • Financial Accounting ( AH&LA )
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Computer Applications II
  • Travel & Tourism
  • French, German or Spanish

Term 4 : Internship ( 4 – 6 months )

Internship in a hotel or restaurant in Switzerland or abroad.

Monthly Salary : CHF 2168.- to CHF 2450.-

Deductions for food, accommodation, meals, tax, insurance : approximately CHF 1000.-

3. Hospitality Management & International Business ( 3 Year )

The third year of the program consists of 2 academic terms focusing on Hospitality Management and International Business.

This complements the more practical studies of the first two years, ensuring that students have a significant theoretical as well as practical grounding and are ready for an executive management career in the hospitality industry.

During this year students also work on comprehensive management projects. These projects enable the students to examine, develop and test their skills and knowledge with sophisticated case studies.

Teamwork skills are further developed as students work on these concepts together and present the final projects to their lecturers.

Term 5 : Academic ( 5 Months )

  • Resort Management ( AH&LA )
  • Managerial Accounting ( AH&LA )
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Human Resource Management ( AH&LA )
  • Communications II
  • Principles of Management
  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  • Management of Information Technologies
  • Revenue Management
  • Marketing Management
  • French, German or Spanish

4. Hospitality Management & International Business – Bachelor Degree ( 3 Year )

American BBA in Hospitality Management Swiss BBA (Hons) in Hospitality & Business Management*

Term 6 : Academic ( 5 Months )

  • International Trade
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Introduction to Art
  • European Literature
  • Business Law
  • International Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II
  • Philosophy of Enterprise

5. Internships in the Hospitality Industry

The two internship periods offer HIM students a unique opportunity to gain real industry experience and to put into practice the skills they have learned during the academic semester.

At HIM our Internship Office assists in placing students both in Switzerland and throughout the world.

From five star luxury resorts to small, family run hotels and restaurants, there are many exciting possibilities for HIM students.

Hotel Institute Montreux Postgraduate Diploma Program

The Postgraduate Diploma ( PGD ) program at HIM offers fantastic opportunities to both graduates who are searching for a change in their career and those who are currently employed in the hospitality industry and require further training to enhance their career opportunities.

HIM Switzerland PGD in Hotel Management

The PGD in Hotel Management is designed to meet the needs of applicants considering entry into non – operational positions within the hospitality industry or further study. The comprehensive program provides graduates with a broad theoretical understanding of Hotel Management.

Term 1 : Academic ( 5 Months )

  • Introduction to Hospitality ( AH&LA )
  • Food & Beverage Management ( AH&LA )
  • Bar & Beverage Management ( AH&LA )
  • Front Office Management ( AH&LA )
  • Convention Management ( AH&LA )
  • Hospitality Sales & Marketing ( AH&LA )
  • Human Resource Management ( AH&LA )
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Resort Management ( AH&LA )
  • Financial Accounting ( AH&LA )
  • Computer Applications
  • Revenue Management
  • French, German or Spanish

Term 2 : Internship ( 4 – 6 Months )

Optional internship in a hotel or restaurant in Switzerland or abroad.

Monthly Salary : CHF 2168.-to CHF 2450.-

Deductions for food, accommodation, meals, tax, insurance : approximately CHF 1000.-

Hotel Institute Montreux English Foundation Program

The SEG English Foundation Program is an ideal way for students to improve their English skills before starting their hospitality studies at HIM, Hotel Institute Montreux.
Program Structure

The SEG English Foundation Program runs in blocks of 4 weeks throughout the year. Students may enter the program at the beginning of any 4-week block. Students must achieve the required English level before they can start their hospitality program at HIM.

Hotel Institute Montreux Switzerland Location

The program is offered at the campus in Le Bouveret. Students from other SEG schools also participate in the same program.

Transfer to HIM Switzerland

After completion of their foundation course, students are transferred to HIM in order to commence their academic program.

Hotel Institute Montreux Switzerland Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in comfortable twin rooms.

HIM Switzerland Meals

All meals are included in the indicated fees.

Hotel Institute Montreux Switzerland Fee

The fee is 600 CHF. – per week. Students must take a minimum of 4 weeks. The fee includes all expenses ( tuition, accommodation, meals, excursions, insurance, etc. ). Please refer to the “Fees” section for further information.

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