Higher vocational education / Higher Professional colleges HF / Diploma HF

Swiss Professional Degree in Hospitality Management (HF) (Dipl. Hotelier-Gastronom/Hoteliere-Gastronomin HF)

The Hospitality Management program at EHL SSTH provides students with valuable, real-world experience and global hospitality skills that will set them apart from the competition. It's the perfect degree for those who want to develop independent ideas, work with people, and get a comprehensive hands-on education with applicable management theory.

Students:
- become proven hospitality professionals with comprehensive know-how
- live and study in a family environment at a boutique hotel
- Learn in-demand soft skills and a mindful approach to the customer experience
- gain a career advantage with one year of work experience

Duration
3 years, full-time

Place of study
EHL Campus Passugg

Language
German or English, but foreign language instruction is an obligatory part of the training

Contents
1st semester: Host - Learn to provide memorable guest experiences.
2nd semester: Communicator - Learn to communicate with empathy and intention
3rd Semester: Internship- Apply the skills you've learned in the real world
4th Semester: Entrepreneur- Think like an entrepreneur and develop strategic skills
5th semester: Internship - Apply the acquired skills in practice
Semester 6: Networker - Learn how to build meaningful relationships.

In addition, Culinary Arts and Spa & Wellness Management majors are offered within the 6th semester.

Two six-month internships in the 3rd and 5th semesters are an integral part of this course and serve to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. In the 3rd semester, the focus is on gaining professional experience in the kitchen, service, housekeeping or front office. In the 5th semester on the areas of service, kitchen, housekeeping, front office and/or business administration.

Admission
Completed secondary level II education: Three-year vocational apprenticeship, high school, baccalaureate schools, middle schools and similar degrees on which we decide sur dossier.

Special
After successfully completing the Swiss Professional Degree in Hospitality Management HF, you can earn the EHL Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management in just three more semesters.

Start
Early August and mid-January

Further information / Registration
https://ssth.ehl.edu/en/study/hf-diplom

Alumni & Statements

  • Corsin Parolini: A Grisonsman from Scuol on the wide sea...

    Corsin Parolini has packed the wide world in the Grisons mountains, at the Hotel Management School Passugg. He has taken with him the contact with different nationalities, an open-mindedness and a lot of curiosity...​

    I also studied in Graubünden

From higher professional college to university of applied sciences

Tourism Summer School - in 4 years to Bachelor in Tourism

The academic and application-oriented content of the Tourism Summer School allows students and graduates of higher professional schools in tourism and the hotel industry to expand their knowledge and skills in the fields of tourism and management.

The Tourism Summer School, which takes place over two summers, lasts four weeks and takes place from the beginning of July to the beginning of August at the Höhere Fachschule für Tourismus Graubünden (HFT Graubünden) in Samedan. After the Tourism Summer School you can enter the third academic year of the Tourism Bachelor programme at the FH Graubünden Chur.
 

Admission

Students of the Higher Professional Schools of Graubünden in Tourism and the Hotellerie, graduates of other Swiss higher professional schools in tourism and the hotel industry as well as students with a similar educational level from abroad can be admitted to the Summer School. They need English language skills at level B2.
 

Transfer opportunities to the FHGR Chur

After successful completion of the Summer School, you have the unique opportunity to enter the Bachelor program at the FHGR Chur. In full-time studies you can acquire the title «Bachelor of Science FHO in Tourism» in one year. In the part-time course, the title «Bachelor of Science FHO in Tourism Major Service Design» is awarded after three semesters.

 

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Content of study

You will deepen your tourism-specific knowledge and learn how destinations, service and transport companies are successfully managed. You will learn by means of real practical examples and excursions and apply what you have learned directly in case studies.The study programme includes ideally coordinated modules and builds on the contents of the higher technical schools in tourism and the hotel industry. You will also acquire specific specialist skills and deepen your knowledge in excursions and practical projects.

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Duration of study

The Summer School, which takes place over two summers, lasts four weeks and takes place from the beginning of July to the beginning of August (week 28-31).

Place of study

The Summer School takes place in Samedan in the Upper Engadine, on the campus of the HFT Graubünden.

Tuition Fees

For students who have been resident in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein for at least two years before the start of their studies, the costs amount to CHF 1260 for the entire duration of the Summer School (CHF 960 tuition fees and a registration fee of CHF 300). For all other students, the cost is CHF 1850 for the entire duration of the Summer School (CHF 1550 tuition fees and CHF 300 enrolment fee).

Language

The language of instruction is English.

 

Further information:  
... from FHGR
... from HFT GR

University / University of Applied Sciences FH / Bachelor FH

Bachelor of Science - International Hospitality Management

After successful completion of the Swiss Professional Degree in Hospitality Management HF (dipl. Hotelier-Gastronom/Hoteliere-Gastronomin HF), there is the possibility to obtain a Bachelor's degree in International Hospitality Management with an additional three-semester course of study. The focus is on international hospitality business strategy and development. Optionally, a six-month management internship can be added to the bachelor's degree to gain further professional experience. The first two semesters take place on EHL Campus Passugg, the final semester on EHL Campus Lausanne.

https://ssth.ehl.edu/en/study/professional-pathway

 

The Bachelor's program consists of three academic semesters following the curriculum of the prestigious EHL Hopsitality Business School, former Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. The first two semesters include in-depth courses in business analysis, strategic management, applied and integrated hospitality management, communication and culture, teamwork, case studies and interactions with industry experts. In the last semester, three electives are chosen to provide specific expertise for individual careers. Working in groups is another important component of the program. In a final student business plan group project, students solve an entrepreneurial challenge and become consultants for real-life external industry partner.

Higher Vocational Education / Higher Professional College HF / Diploma HF

Dipl. Tourism Specialist

The HFT Graubünden prepares you optimally for your job and career in the tourism industry. The federally recognised degree programme is practice-oriented and teaches you in six semesters both sound industry knowledge and general knowledge in economics, marketing, communication, IT, psychology and law. The course starts every year in August.

Duration
3 years

Place of study
Higher Professional College for Tourism, Samedan (Upper Engadine)

Language
The language of instruction is German, but foreign language instruction is an obligatory part of the training.

Contents (e.g.)
- Sector knowledge tourism
- Business Management
- Marketing
- Communication
- Psychology
- Law
- Computer Science

Admission
Recognised vocational qualification such as apprenticeship (3-year vocational training), vocational baccalaureate, secondary school diploma, Matura, Abitur or comparable diploma and at least one intermediate year after initial training. Specific regulations are possible. 

Special

The course can be completed in two variants.

Variant with internship year:
With this study model, an internship year of at least 10 months is completed during the 3rd and 4th semesters. In the first and third academic year, students devote themselves to studying at the HFT Graubünden.

Variant with seasonal positions summer & winter:
Since autumn 2014, HFT Graubünden has been offering a further study option - with seasonal positions in summer & winter. This means that the students work in a tourist business in summer and winter, and in the intermediate seasons (spring and autumn) they pursue their studies at HFT Graubünden.

In both study variants, the practical application is an integral part of this course and serves to learn to apply the acquired knowledge in everyday professional life.

Start
Variant with internship year: mid-August
Variant with seasonal positions summer & winter: September

Further information / Registration
http://www.hftgr.ch

Alumni & Statements

  • Marcel Langenegger: Neue Wege initiieren - weltweit

    Bei Marcel Langenegger hat die Faszination der Bündner Berge seinen beruflichen Werdegang geprägt - vom Festsaal der Alpen hinaus auf Single Trails in fremde Kulturen…

    Auch ich habe in Graubünden studiert ...

University / University of Applied Sciences FH / Bachelor FH

Bachelor of Science - Tourism

The Bachelor's degree in Tourism prepares you for the business discipline and helps you to successfully design offers with consistent service and customer orientation. The FHGR is inspired by the visionary thinkers of Switzerland, who recognized the unique resources of our country early on. They were able to create a tourist offer that inspired guests from all over the world. In order for the large number of offers to remain competitive, committed, cosmopolitan specialists are sought today - the reason why the FHGR Chur focuses on innovation and internationality like no other Swiss university of applied sciences. The result: experts in demand at home and abroad.

Duration
3 years (or 6 semesters), tull-time

Place of study
FHGR, Chur

Language
Classes are held in English or German/English mixed

Contents (e.g.)
- Business Administration
- Scientific Working Methodology
- Project Management
- Communication
- Psychology and Sociology
- Law

Admission
Commercial vocational baccalaureate or baccalaureate or comparable diploma with a one-year internship in the commercial sector. Specific regulations are possible.

Special
The focus of this course is on international tourism and leisure management. In addition to the main subjects, different optional specialisation subjects are offered.

Start
mid-September

Further information / Registration
https://www.fhgr.ch/studium/bachelorangebot/wirtschaft-und-dienstleistung/tourismus/

Alumni & Statements

  • Martina Decurtins: Discover new horizons - time to take off professionally

    Martina Decurtins wants to go high, high above the Grisons mountains into the big wide world - she has been gripped by travel fever - the next project is the introduction of the Boeing 777 via high-ranking events.​

University / University of Applied Sciences FH / Master FH

Master of Science FHGR in Business Administration Studienrichtung Tourism and Change

Business Administration Major Tourism

The Master in Tourism and Change prepares you for a management position in the tourism and service industry. This Master's programme is only offered in English.

Duration
1.5 Jahre (or 3 Semesters), part-time possible

Place of study
University of Applied Sciences FHGR, Chur

Language
Englisch (only)

Contents (e.g.)
- General Management
- Research Methodology
- Applied Research Projects

Admission
Bachelor or FH diploma in business administration, economics, business law, industrial engineering or tourism. Special admission requirements are possible for interested students with other university degrees.

Special
The focus is on tourism product and service development as well as innovation and destination management in a regional, national and international context.

Start
mid-September

Further information / Registration
https://www.fhgr.ch/

Alumni & Statements

  • Martina Decurtins: Neue Horizonte entdecken - Zeit beruflich abzuheben

    Martina Decurtins will hoch hinaus, hoch über die Bündner Berge hinaus in die weite grosse Welt – das Reisefieber hat sie gepackt – das nächste Projekt ist die Einführung der Boeing 777 über hochstehende Veranstaltungen.

Continuing Education / Postgraduate Studies / Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

CAS in Event Management (sports, cultural, corporate events)

In recent years, event management has developed into an increasingly important discipline in the tourism industry. Many of the basic courses have integrated the topic as a separate subject. In addition, the Campus Tourismus Graubünden offers the CAS course Event Management (Certificate of Advanced Studies), which is jointly supported by the HFT Graubünden and FHGR.

Duration
15 months, part-time

Place of study
Various

Language
German

Content

· Event expertise
- Event conception
- Sponsoring & Hospitality
- Corporate events
- Sports Events & Project Management
- Live Communication & Event Production
- Cultural events
- Certificate work

Admission
University degree, higher technical college, federal certificate as a marketing specialist or PR specialist or a comparable education and at least one year of professional experience, of which at least six months in the event sector.

Special

The course has a high practical relevance. Four of the six 5-day modules take place directly at the events (General Meeting of the St.Galler Kantonalbank, Swatch Major Gstaad, suisseEMEX and Arosa Humorfestival).

Inception
January 2019

Further information / registration

https://www.hftgr.ch/cas-eventmanagement-fho.html

 

Higher vocational education and training / Vocational examination with federal professional certificate

Marketing specialist

One-time in Switzerland: overnight stay including | 100% performance guarantee

We have developed a training program for you that is unique in Switzerland. With us in the Engadine, you have the opportunity to prepare for the federal certificate in marketing and at the same time experience the uniqueness of one of the best-known and leading holiday destinations in the world: Engadin St. Moritz.

Further information

The subject matter is taught in 7 modules. Then internal oral and written examinations take place. After the examination discussion, the students are prepared for the federal examination in the last module. Subsequently, an optional intensive revision course is offered and students have the opportunity to take internal preparatory examinations. 

In modules 2-6 the participants stay overnight in a hotel, in modules 1 and 7 on campus. We cover the entire accommodation costs.

The course programme prepares the students for the federal vocational examination and covers all important aspects of modern marketing: self- and project management, analysis, market services, communication and distribution, concepts, digital marketing and communication instruments.

Successful graduates of the federal examination receive the title «Marketingfachfrau/-mann mit eidg. Fachausweis».

You find further details also directly on the website of the HFT Graubünden...

Modules 1-6
1stModule: Tue, 20. - Sat, 24. November 2018
2ndModule: Tue, 11 - Fri, 14 December 2018
3rdModule: Tue, 8 - Fri, 11 January 2019
4thModule: Thu, 31 January - Fri 01 February 2019
5thModule: Mon, 04 - Fri, 08 February 2019
6thModule: Tue, 19 - Fri, 22 March 2019

Internal audit of HTF Graubünden
written examinations: April 15th-18th, 2019
oral exams: June 3rd-7th, 2019

Module 7, Intensive repetitorium and preparatory examination​
7thModule: Mon, 07 - Fri, 11 October 2019
Intensive revision course in Zurich: Dec 2019/Jan 2020 (not included in the price)
Internal preparatory examination: Jan/Feb 2020

Swiss Federal Exams Marketing Certificate
written examinations: March 2020 | oral examinations: April 2020

Preparation for training with the preliminary accounting course​
Previous accounting knowledge is required for the course. It is possible to attend our internal 3-day preliminary accounting course from 15 to 17 August 2018.
Course costs incl. overnight stay on campus: CHF 490.

Exam dates​
The federal professional examination to become a marketing specialist usually takes place every year. The written examination is normally held in March and the oral examination in April.

Admission requirements
see www.swissmarketing.ch

Download brochure 2018
Marketing brochure

Graduation
Successful graduates of the federal examination receive the title «Marketing Specialist with Federal Certificate of Expertise».

Course location
Graubünden College of Tourism, Samedan

Registration deadline
October 31st, 2018

Expenses
CHF 8'860.-* incl. hotel accommodation, teaching materials and international examination fees, excluding revision and federal examination fees * After completing your training, you can apply for a subsidy.

If you have already attended the 1st module as part of our "Assistant Marketing" programme, you will receive a discount of CHF 500 on the course fees.
The contribution rate for creditable course fees (maximum 50%) is set by the Federal Council in the Vocational Training Ordinance. The new regulation already applies to students who started the preparatory course on 1 August 2017. The payment of the fees is linked to the completion of the federal examination (regardless of the examination results).

Registration
Registration form
 

Questions?

Do you have any questions? Click here to contact us.

Higher vocational education and training / Vocational examination with federal professional certificate

Sales Specialist

One-time in Switzerland: overnight stay incluced

We have developed a training course for you that is unique in Switzerland. With us in the Engadine, you have the opportunity to prepare for the federal certificate for sales experts and at the same time experience the uniqueness of one of the most famous and leading holiday destinations in the world: Engadin St. Moritz.

Further information

The course material is taught in 7 modules parallel to the marketing course. Subsequently, students are individually prepared for the federal examination for sales professionals. An optional intensive repetition course tailored specifically to the sales profession is offered and students have the opportunity to take internal preparatory examinations. In modules 2-6 the participants stay overnight in a hotel, in modules 1 and 7 on campus. We cover the entire accommodation costs.

You will receive comprehensive business and economic knowledge, which will enable you to assess your environment correctly. After your training, you will be able to independently manage all sales tasks in the office and field service or in key account management. This includes responsibility for controlling and goal achievement.

Successful graduates of the federal examination are awarded the title «Sales specialist with federal professional qualification». After the 7 modules «Marketing Basis» you are also ready for the federal examination for marketing specialists.

Further details can also be found directly on the HFT Graubünden website...

Modules 1-6
1stModule: Tue, 20. - Sat, 24. November 2018
2ndModule: Tue, 11 - Fri, 14 December 2018
3rdModule: Tue, 8 - Fri, 11 January 2019
4thModule: Thu, 31 January - Fri 01 February 2019
5thModule: Mon, 04 - Fri, 08 February 2019
6thModule: Tue, 19 - Fri, 22 March 2019

Internal audit of HFT Graubünden
written examinations: April 15-18, 2019
oral exams: June 3-7, 2019

Moduel 7, Intensive repetitorium and preparatory examination
7th module: Mon, 07 - Fri, 11 October 2019
Intensive revision course in Zurich: Dec 2019/Jan 2020 (not included in the price)
Internal preparatory examination: Jan/Feb 2020

Federal examinations Specialized certificate Sales​
Written examinations: March 2020 | oral examinations: April 2020

Preparation for training with the preliminary accounting course​
Previous accounting knowledge is required for the course. It is possible to attend our internal 3-day preliminary accounting course from 15 to 17 August 2018. Course costs incl. overnight stay on campus: CHF 490.-

Registration deadline 
October 15th, 2018

Expenses 

CHF 8'860.-* incl. accommodation, teaching materials and international examination fees, excluding revision and federal examination fees. If you have already attended the 1st module as part of our «Assistant Marketing» programme, you will receive a discount of CHF 500 on the course fees.
*Once you have completed your training, you can apply for a subsidy. The contribution rate for eligible course fees was set by the Federal Council at 50% in the Vocational Training Ordinance. The payment of the contributions is linked to the completion of the federal examination (regardless of the examination results).

Admission requirements         
See www.swissmarketing.ch

Download Brochure 2018
Marketing brochure

Registration
Registration form
 

Questions?
Do you have any questions? Click here to contact us.

Higher vocational education and training / Vocational examination with federal professional certificate

PR Specialist

One-time in Switzerland: overnight stay included

We have developed a training program for you that is unique in Switzerland. With us in the Engadine, you have the opportunity to prepare for the federal certificate in Public Relations (PR) in three semesters and at the same time experience the uniqueness of one of the best-known and leading holiday destinations in the world: Engadin. 

Further information

The teaching material for the PR specialist is taught in modules and in e-learning lessons. The modules are 2-day short modules and weekly modules.

During your time in the Engadine, you will be a guest on our campus or in a hotel in Samedan and can take advantage of the sports and leisure activities on offer.

Further details can also be found directly on the HFT Graubünden website.

 

Short modules
9 teaching days each Thursday & Friday in the period from February to the beginning of June

1st internal PR audit:​ Graduation PR practitioner: Beginning of June
Review: August

Weekly modules and e-learning lessons:
October to February

2nd internal PR exam with HFT GR diploma:
in writing: April, orally: June

Federal Examination PR-Specialist
in writing: September  | orally: October

Registration deadline: November 30

Expenses
CHF 5'250.-* incl. hotel accommodation, teaching materials and internal examination fees, excluding federal examination fees.
*Once you have completed your training, you can apply for a subsidy. The contribution rate for eligible course fees was set by the Federal Council at 50% in the Vocational Training Ordinance. The payment of the contributions is linked to the completion of the federal examination (irrespective of the examination results).

Admission requirements: see www.pr-ex.ch

Graduation
Successful graduates of the federal examination receive the title «PR Specialist with Federal Certificate of Expertise».

Download brochure 2020
Marketing brochure

Registration
Registration form

HFT Graubünden

Certified EXPRESS PR Professionals

Certified EXPRESS PR professionals

One-time in Switzerland: overnight stay included

We have developed a training program for you that is unique in Switzerland. With us in the Engadine, you have the opportunity to prepare yourself for the Federal Certificate in Public Relations (PR) in two semesters with an EXPRESS variant and at the same time experience the uniqueness of one of the most well-known and leading holiday destinations in the world: Engadin St. Moritz.

The basic training to become a PR practitioner HFT Graubünden is acquired through distance learning with an online entrance examination. The material for the PR specialist is then taught in modules and e-learning lessons. During your time in the Engadine, you will be our guest on campus or in a hotel in Samedan and can make use of the sports and leisure facilities.

Further details can also be found directly on the website of the HFT Graubünden...

Content

This course prepares you from a technical and commercial point of view for a flawless order processing of demanding PR tasks. You will learn to assume responsibility for the handling of cost, deadline and quality controls, in particular in connection with the design and production of PR resources and the implementation of events. After the course, you will be able to comprehensively take care of the conceptual, technical and editorial implementation of PR resources and measures and will have a significant impact on these.

Important study data

You will first prepare for the online entrance examination PR Professional in distance learning.

Admission: internal online entrance examination: 10 September 2018

Lessons:Weekly modules: 8 to 13 October 2018 | 18 to 21 February 2019
In addition, e-learning lessons and events will take place on individual Saturdays between November 2018 and March 2019.

Internal PR Exam with HFT GR Diploma
in writing: April 2019, orally: June 2019
 

Federal Examination PR-Specialist
in writing: September 2019 | orally: October 2019

Registration deadline: 15. August 2018

Expenses
CHF 250 for distance learning booklet and online entrance examination for PR practitioners.
CHF 5,250* incl. accommodation, teaching materials, compulsory specialist literature and internal examination fees, excluding revision course and federal examination fees.
*After completing your training, you can apply for a subsidy. The contribution rate for eligible course fees was set by the Federal Council at 50% in the Vocational Training Ordinance. The payment of the contributions is linked to the completion of the federal examination (irrespective of the examination results).

Admission requirements: see www.prsuisse.ch

Graduation
Successful graduates of the federal examination receive the title «PR Specialist with Federal Certificate of Expertise».

Download brochure 2018
Marketing brochure

Registration for the course «Express-PR Professional» 
Registration form