Master in Hospitality Management

The Best Step Up for a Successful Career in Hospitality With our Master in Hospitality Management, you will be in the best position to kickstart your career in a various hospitality management functions. Our program combines advanced hospitality knowledge with real-world experience. It teaches you the theory behind service model strategies and gives you an opportunity to apply your knowledge through live projects and a professional immersion in a real hospitality setting.

The hospitality industry is changing at pace. Businesses in the sector are implementing new operating structures to adjust to global challenges and are preparing hospitality for a new future. The need for skilled managers to bring innovation to the industry is paramount. Our program primes you to succeed in this environment through an in-depth study of current hospitality management trends and best practice.

Our Master in Hospitality Management is an internationally recognized MSc qualification. You will have a choice of two academic routes: F&B management, or hospitality finance, real estate and consulting. These routes enable you to specialize through your studies.

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Professional Experience

Gain experience that employers value most. As part of the capstone thesis of your MSc in Hospitality Management, you will take part in a work placement that will expose you to the realities of a management role and provide unique networking opportunities.


Management Perspective

Building on your previous studies and experience, this program takes you through advanced leadership and strategy principles. Develop transferable management skills that you will set you on the path for success in a range of hospitality roles.


Hospitality Expertise

Develop an understanding of hospitality and its complexities. Grow your awareness of stakeholder values and devise management models that lead service-centric businesses to success. You will also contribute research to the growing scientific field of hospitality management to help develop the sector.

Key facts


Master of Science
HES-SO in Hospitality Management


18 months (three semesters)



On-Site Locations
On site at our Lausanne Campus


Academic Credits
90 ECTS Credits & 60 US Credits


Start Dates
September of each year


Course Delivery
Face-to-face, full time

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What You Will Learn

Develop Real Hospitality Expertise

The hospitality industry is unique. Managers need to navigate seasonal fluctuations, 24/7 customer-facing service, high-value premises, and a breadth of talent to manage. Our MSc in Hospitality Management explores fundamental business principles but through a hospitality lens. Learn what operating with agility really means. The program teaches you the nuances of talent management, marketing, revenue strategies, logistics and customer centricity for an industry where change is ever present. It gives you the tools to analyse data, trends and stakeholder values to make good decisions, even in fast-changing situations, training you to become an effective leader.

Specialize as you study: during the second semester, you will focus your studies on one of the following streams:

F&B Management

Hospitality Finance, Real Estate & Consulting

The food service sector has a high-growth potential, yet restaurants themselves face a highly competitive landscape. This program route takes you through innovative strategies for developing profitable business models and meeting evolving customer expectations.
Hotel investments are expected to increase globally, and it comes at a time when hospitality businesses are implementing new operating, business, and financing models. Learn how to optimize hotel assets and businesses from a financial point of view to achieve profitability at this opportune time.

Be Part of the EHL Experience


Experience Swiss Hospitality

Immerse yourself in EHL’s world-renowned hospitality expertise. Hear from industry experts and lift the curtain on the management of a Michelin-starred restaurant and other on-site outlets.

Study in a Small Group

Take part in small classes and as you connect with participants from around the world. Together, you will work on live projects and attend career events to broaden your graduate possibilities.

Industry Guest Speakers

Throughout the program, you will learn new ways of thinking from guest speakers. Discover first-hand the innovations driving the hospitality sector forward.


Admissions, Applications and Course Fees


Our program is geared towards bachelor graduates with an interest in hospitality. As well as selecting course participants with this background, we look for the following personal qualities that we know are vital for hotel management careers.

These include:

  • Aptitude for critical thinking & analysis
  • Cultural awareness & language skills
  • Customer-oriented service approach
  • Self-management & personal motivation

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You can apply and submit documents online. If you would like any guidance in preparing a successful application, our admissions team will be happy to help.

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