Business & Hotel Management School - Degree Programs


A member of the Bénédict Switzerland group of schools, Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) is a private institution founded in 1998 and located in Luzern, Switzerland. BHMS is eduQua-certified (the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems), meaning they are in compliance with Swiss state and federal law. They are considered a premier Swiss hotel school.

With nearly all 700 students being international, BHMS offers a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity for students to study tourism and hospitality management roles through the lens of various cultures.


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All degrees are taught in English, and every student at BHMS is required to undertake a paid internship during half their school year in order to receive real-world training in their chosen industry.  BHMS career and placement counselors are available to help students with employment options in Switzerland and abroad.

BHMS utilizes a unique semester system. Twenty-week semesters are divided into four shorter terms, each five weeks in length. Each term students take 3-4 academic subjects at a time. This allows students to focus on fewer subjects and really focus their learning. This system also allows students to complete 12-14 subjects within 6 months, giving them plenty of time to focus on gaining work experience through their internship.

BHMS is a member of the following:

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE)
  • EURHODIP - The Leading Hotel Schools in Europe
  • Private School Register in Switzerland

The culinary program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Foundation.

BHMS collaborates with City University of Seattle in the USA and Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen in the UK to offer the Bachelor of Arts and MBA.


Located in Luzern’s city center, students live in 3-star hotel establishments, within walking distance of campus. Accommodation amenities include a restaurant, computer lab and kitchen lab.

Luzern is situated next to Vierwaldstättersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons) and near Mt. Pilatus (a famous travel destination). It is a more affordable city for students to live in than Geneva or Zurich.


Business & Hotel Management School
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Location: Luzern, Switzerland
Overseas Students: 680
Total Enrolment: 700


Should you receive an offer, your offer letter will provide you with the most up to date university start dates. Degrees Overseas will attempt to provide you with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Be sure to confirm dates before finalizing any travel plans. 

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