EHL’s new Master’s in Hospitality Management brings advanced hospitality knowledge with real-world experience for success in this emerging era

With the hospitality industry changing at record pace, businesses in this sector are urgently seeking skilled talent to implement new operating structures, innovate, and prepare for the future. Conversations around upskilling have come to the fore as establishments realize the need to build skills to stay relevant and competitive in the ever-changing environment of a post-pandemic world.

A pioneer of education with its 130-year long history, EHL Hospitality Business School, founded as Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in 1893, has campuses in both Switzerland and Singapore. With a focus on catering to lifelong learning, curating differentiated education pathways for the youth, the young adults and seasoned professionals, EHL’s latest offering is its Master of Science in Hospitality Management which is an internationally recognized degree. Two academic routes are available to students to specialize their studies: F&B management, or hospitality finance, real estate and consulting. The next intake for this program is this September and next February.

“Today’s hospitality professionals must be agile and innovative, ready to adapt to change and identify new avenues for growth. This new master’s trains ambitious students to analyze data, prioritize, and make fast, effective decisions, and offers a context to develop their interpersonal and leadership skills. Their enhanced industry knowledge and capabilities will help them to become the next generation of hospitality leaders and seize new opportunities in this rapidly changing industry.”

Dr. Achim Schmitt, Full Professor and Dean (ai) of EHL's Graduate SchoolET Spotlight

Dr. Achim Schmitt, Full Professor and Dean (ai) of EHL’s Graduate School

With a diverse student body with students from approximately 125 nationalities and a 30,000 strong alumni network, EHL is the alma mater of multiple Indian graduates who work today either in India or internationally. That EHL offers its students an opportunity to study in Lausanne in Switzerland is an added benefit. A gleaming jewel, Lausanne lies in the French part of Switzerland with a backdrop of the magnificent Alps and the sprawling Lake Geneva. To add to it, Switzerland offers an excellent quality of living and is acclaimed for its stability, safety, and top-quality infrastructure.

Studying at EHL also allows students to network with corporate leaders. The masters program has been designed in a way to allow innovative ideas to come forward, both from industry guest speakers and course participants. The bi-annual career fair sees over 140 companies come on campus to recruit young talents in addition to the attendance from high profile visitors, speakers and ambassadors. EHL also boasts of a brilliant faculty where half the professors hold a PhD degree, which includes industry guest speakers allowing for innovative ideas to be exchanged between them and the students.

Beyond the classroom, the EHL Lausanne campus houses demonstration kitchens, a Michelin-starred restaurant for training sessions, a garden and orchard where students can see how seasonal produce is planted and harvested, and the Peter Michael Wine Laboratory where wine tasting and studying can be experienced. The campus also offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor sport facilities.

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EHL’s revamped campus in Lausanne all ready for the September 2022 intake

Ranked world’s best hospitality management university by QS World University Rankings, EHL’s new hospitality master’s program explores service business design, talent management, financial controls, customer centricity and leadership skills through a hospitality lens, giving students a sharper perspective of industry parameters.

While the structure and content of the course are tailor made to upskill individuals in their professional career, they are all rooted in their foundational learning philosophy of experiential learning, social learning contexts, leadership values, and an awareness and appreciation for lifelong learning. The 16-month long master’s is a perfect platform for priming EHL students to succeed in this dynamic age of hospitality through an in-depth study of current hospitality management trends and best practice.

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