Hospitality Management

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 20.04.2022


Description de la branche d'études


Description de la formation

This Master prepares graduates to be in the best position to kickstart their career in a various hospitality management functions. The program combines advanced hospitality knowledge with real-world experience. It teaches the theory behind service model strategies and give an opportunity to apply the student’s knowledge through live projects and an internship in a real hospitality setting

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

Organisation des études

Semester 1: Hospitality and Service Management Courses

Students gain an understanding of key hospitality business principles. Learn service business design, talent management, financial controls, customer centricity and leadership skills. ECourses in academic research and writing will prepare them to succeed during the next phases of their studies.

Semester 2 :

Food and Beverage in Hospitality : Explore innovation in food and beverage concepts and service and learn how to manage operations cost-effectively without compromising on quality. Students will also take part in a culinary business field trip and the food and beverage concept week to broaden their awareness.


Hospitality Finance, Real Estate and Consulting  : Learn how to manage a hotel as an investment that delivers value to stakeholders. Students will also gain an understanding of financial consulting, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions from a hospitality point of view.

Semester 3 :

Capstone Thesis : The applied research project challenges the student to address a managerial complexity in the hospitality sector.

Professional Immersion : To inform their research with context and insights, students will take part in a minimum 12- week professional immersion project.

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

Plan de la formation

Master in Hospitality Management Crédits ECTS


Hospitality Management Fundamentals

Learn about essential hospitality topics needed for the program.



Hospitality & Service Management Courses

Business logics of the hospitality industry

Managing talent & service organization

Financial management for hospitality & service firms

Principles of customer centricity

Leading service personnel & projects

Academic & research tools



Specialization Track : F&B Management

Food service concept design

Food service operations management

F & B Management in action

Specialization Track : Finance, Real Estate and Consulting

Hotel real estate investments

Financial consulting and investing

Hospitality transactions



Professional Immersion & Capstone project

Capstone thesis

Entrepreneurship & innovation




*Summer Course is mandatory for students with a Bachelor’s degree in a management field not related to hospitality (see Admission Criteria for full details)
1 crédit ECTS correspond à environ 25-30 heures de travail.

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Conditions d’admission

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 6 months work experience in the hospitality industry is required
  • For non-native English speakers : Cambridge Level: C1 or higher ; IELTS Level: 7 ; TOEFL Level: IBT 100 ; Pearson Level: 65

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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June 1st for September intakes. Applying early gives you the advantage of securing your seat and time to prepare for your studies.


Compulsory expenses

  • Tuition: CHF 30'000.-
  • Facilities and services : CHF 4'500.-
  • Prepaid food and beverage : CHF 4'500.-

Application fee: CHF 175.-


  • Master haute école spécialisée HES

Master of Science HES-SO in Hospitality Management

Infos pratiques

Lieu / adresse

  • Lausanne 25 (VD)

Déroulement temporel

Début des cours


Durée de la formation

3 semesters

Modalités temporelles

  • À plein temps

Langue d’enseignement

  • anglais


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