Master of Science HES-SO in Global Hospitality Business



Master of Science HES-SO in Global Hospitality Business
Master of Science HES-SO
in Global Hospitality Business
The Master of Science HES-SO in Global
Hospitality Business is dedicated to Bachelor
graduates from the world’s top hospitality
Its strong professional content gives immediate
value on the job market and its industry-wide
recognition opens up international career
It offers advanced academic knowledge, multicultural management skills and in-market
expe­rience to succeed in the world’s 3 leading
hospitality regions.
The 3-semester program begins in September
and runs across 3 campuses in Switzerland,
Hong Kong, China and the United States.
Master of Science
HES-SO in Global
Hospitality Business
A unique Master’s program
across 3 continents, run by
3 world leaders in hospitality
management education.
Program start:
September 2015*
Key dates*
— Admissions open: December 2014
— Application deadline: April 1st 2015
— Program start: September 2015*
*pending final validation by the relevant authorities
Preliminary tuition
& expense information**
Expected Tuition: 55-57’000 CHF
Compulsory expenses: 16-18’000 CHF
(including business field trips, facilities services, etc)
Estimate of other living and travel expenses for the
duration of the program: 29-31’000 CHF
** Estimates subject to change
*pending final validation by the relevant authorities
Program highlights
Unique industry proximity
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the Conrad N.
Hilton College at the University of Houston and
the School of Hotel & Tourism Management at
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have
joined forces to offer a unique Master’s program
in Global Hospitality Business.
We designed our program with leading
hospitality partners. Our common goal is to
provide you with strong professional expertise
and immediate value on the job market.
Some unique industry advantages
—Work with and learn from industry leaders,
namely with your Capstone project
—Obtain 3 professional certifications in
addition to the accredited academic degree
—Upon graduation, belong to the alumni networks
of the 3 institutions — an exceptional
professional community worldwide.
Our Master’s program is reserved for a selected
cohort of Bachelor graduates principally from
top hospitality institutions worldwide. During an
intense 3-semester curriculum, you will spend
one semester on each campus and gain valuable
insights into local markets while expanding your
global perspective.
What awaits you is an exceptional blend of
classes, cultural and business immersion
periods, industry seminars delivered by worldclass speakers, a real-life consultancy project,
and 3 professional certifications.
Hospitable attitude
Educating global hospitality
managers with an in-depth
under­standing of local
Advanced Academics
Our Master takes you to 3 world-class
campuses in Lausanne, Switzerland, Hong Kong,
China, and Houston, USA, cities renowned for
their vibrant student life.
After a selective admission process, we aim to
offer you a stimulating learning environment.
A glimpse of our exceptional facilities
—Lausanne: state-of-the-art campus with
gastronomic restaurant
—Hong Kong: world’s 1st 5-star school hotel
—Houston: a 40,000 student campus,
with access to a wealth of resources.
Hong Kong
Our Master program focuses on building an
in-depth understanding of guests from all
continents, and on developing skills necessary
to lead multi-cultural, multi-language teams.
Rather than simply hearing about local
differences, you live, study and work in each
region, learning how to adapt strategies,
behaviors and service offers to each market.
This is what world-class hoteliers and global
hospitality managers do best.
Memorable times
To experience hospitality at its best, our
program includes business field trips to
hospitality hubs on each continent such as
Paris, Macau, New York and Berlin
amongst others.
You join a small class and benefit from 1-1
coaching sessions with professors who are
recognized experts in their fields.
Our advanced academic curriculum focuses
on areas of strong industry demand, such as
revenue management, hospitality marketing and
innovation, and is adapted to regional market
Sample courses
—Hospitality real estate & international finance
—Hospitality business strategies in Asia-Pacific
—Innovative hospitality technologies
The Capstone
consulting project
Endorsement from leaders
of the hospitality industry
The Capstone consulting project is your chance
to build exceptional working relationships with
a global company.
Our Master is already widely endorsed by global
leaders in the tourism and hospitality sector:
You join a team of 3 to 4 students, coached
by our ex­perts, and act as consultants to a
global company. Your mandate lasts your
entire curriculum, inclu­ding 3 months at the
company’s offices. This is a unique opportunity
to demonstrate your management skills and
hospitality insights on a real-life business case.
— Bench Events
— citizenM hotels
— Dorchester Collection
— Dusit International
— Fairmont Raffles Hotels
— Four Seasons Hotels
& Resorts
— Groupe Laurent-Perrier
— Harilela Group
— Hilton Worldwide
— Hong Kong Convention
and Exhibition Centre
— Hong Thai Travel Services
— Hyatt International
— Jumeirah Group
— Marco Polo Hotels
Sample mandates include
—International product launches
—Openings in multinational locations
—Design and launch of global brands
—Design of complex hospitality processes
— Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
— Pacific Asia Travel Association
— Regal Hotels International
— Rhombus International
Hotels Group
— Swiss International Air Lines
— Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
— The Indian Hotels Company
— Travel Industry Council
of Hong Kong
— Yue Hwa Chinese Products
Emporium Ltd.
(List as of Sept. 2014)