Global Hospitality Business

Master HES

Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale HES-SO

Lieu de formation

Lausanne 25 (VD)

Langue d'enseignement


Type de formation

Hautes écoles spécialisées HES

Modalités temporelles

À plein temps

Thèmes de formation

Restauration, hôtellerie

Domaines d'études

Gestion hôtelière


Mise à jour 19.04.2022


Description de la formation

This Master prepares graduates to become the next generation of global leaders. Students will study at three institutions in Europe, Asia and North America, and learn to adapt their management style, service offers and business strategy to key tourism markets.

This program will teach the students to do what world-class hoteliers and global hospitality managers do best: adapt strategies, behaviors and service offers to local markets. Students will live, study and work in three of the world's strongest tourism markets, to build a business undersanting of customers from all continents, and develop the skills necessary to lead multi-cultural, multi-language teams.

Organisation des études

The 16-month program is composed of 3 semesters, each taking place on a different campus and on a different continent.

The students will be immersed in professional contexts through certification courses, business field trips in each of the three geographical regions, and an Academic Business Project with a partner company in the hospitality industry.

Le master représente le second diplôme universitaire après le bachelor et équivaut généralement à l’acquisition de 90-120 crédits ECTS.

Plan de la formation

Master Global Hospitality Business Crédits ECTS

Semester 1 - Lausanne
Hospitality business strategies in Europe, Middle East, Africa
Hospitality real estate finance and investments
Advanced corporate finance & concepts of international finance
Business research methods
Project management tools
Business field trips* : Paris, Berlin, Barcelona
Professional certificates* : Managing Hotel demand with Snapshot
Academic Business Project


Semester 2 - Hong Kong
Hospitality business strategies in Asia: China hotel and tourism business studies
Quality service management for the hospitality & tourism industry
Marketing management in the hospitality & tourism industry
Revenue management in the hospitality industry
Business field trips* : Macau, Bejing, Shanghai
Professionnal certificate* : Doing deals and valuing hotels with HVS
Academic Business Project


Semester 3 - Houston
Hospitality business strategies in the Americas & the Caribbean
Innovative hospitality technologies
Organizational behavior and hospitality leadership strategies
Business field trips* : Las Vegas, New York, Washington DC
Professionnal certificate* : Mastering industry analytics with STR


Business Consulting Project




*Business field trips and professional certificates are subject to change during the program
1 crédit ECTS correspond à environ 25-30 heures de travail.

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Conditions d’admission

  • Recognized bachelor's degree in hospitality or tourism or a related field, such as business management
  • Excellent academic record
  • A minimum of one year of work experience in the hospitality or tourism industry (including internships)
  • For non-native English speakers : a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS exam
  • Succeed 2 interviews (one with EHL and the other with one of the program's partner universities)

Aperçu des différentes voies d'accès aux masters consécutifs : Admission - vue d'ensemble

La haute école est responsable pour l'admission (voir "Liens sur l'admission")

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The application deadline for all candidates is:

  • 1 April for September intake
  • 18 October for February intake


Compulsory expenses

  • Tuition: CHF 61'220.-
  • Facilities and services : CHF 2'270.-
  • Prepaid food and beverage : CHF 1'620.-
  • Field trips : CHF 14'240.-

Some additional expenses are not included in this price.
Financial aid may be requested.


  • Master haute école spécialisée HES

Master of Science HES-SO in Global Hospitality Business

This master's degree carry two accreditations, for guaranteed international recognition. The degree is compliant with the Bologna agreement, recognized all over Europe, and EHL is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), in the USA.

Infos pratiques

Lieu / adresse

  • Lausanne 25 (VD)

Each semester is taking place on a different campus and on a different continent :
- Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne - EHL
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
- Conrad N. Hilton College, University of Houston

Déroulement temporel

Début des cours

February and September

Durée de la formation

16 mois

Modalités temporelles

  • À plein temps

Langue d’enseignement

  • anglais

A minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS exam


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