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BHMS Business & Hotel Management School


Universities & Accreditation

B.H.M.S. has a partnership agreement with The Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen in the UK for granting the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel & Hospitality Management in Switzerland. The Times Good University Guide 2010 named The Robert Gordon University as the best modern university in the UK.

B.H.M.S. is partnered with York St. John University in granting the Master of Business Administration (MBA Dual) Degree.
B.H.M.S. MBA Specializations
- International Hospitality Management
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Global Marketing

B.H.M.S. Higher Diploma Program is accredited by the Universitiy of Brighton, UK, for progression towards the University's BA (Hons) in Hospitalitiy Managment.

B.H.M.S. Culinary program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Foundation.

B.H.M.S. is an eduQua-certified private institution in the canton of Luzern, in compliance with Swiss federal and state law. EduQua is the Swiss Association for Quality & Management Systems (SQS) which certifies Swiss colleges and education institutions in Switzerland.

B.H.M.S. is certified by the SQS - the Swiss organization for professional certification and assessment services, for meeting the highest quality services expectations in the global certification process.

B.H.M.S. is regulated by the Canton of Luzern for the provision of quality standards in adult education so the lessons comply with the cantonal regulations. The Canton of Luzern regulates BHMS to ensure that the quality standards in higher education are delivered and our programs are currently under federal approval.

B.H.M.S. is a full member of the Private School Register in Switzerland, and it is certified for its high standards of educational services and for demonstrating integrity and credibility for high quality educational services.

As a member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS), B.H.M.S. is certified as a private school in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, for providing high quality studies to national and international students and for keeping and developing the reputation of Switzerland as a centre of educational and research excellence at home and abroad.

The German HF-Programme of B.H.M.S. is in last steps of the accreditation procedure for the Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education. This is for offering competence-oriented practical and theoretical courses and providing knowledge that is in demand in the professional world and can be used directly at workplace.

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Full Speed Bachelor of Arts Degree

B.H.M.S. (together with The Robert Gordon University) has designed one of the fastest track BA Degrees in Switzerland without compromising its educational quality. At B.H.M.S., students can achieve a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management in 18 months of studying plus an 18-month paid internship period. A similar education in another Swiss hotel management school would require 24 months of studying plus a 12-month internship period. This gives B.H.M.S. graduates an advantage of studying 6 months less while gaining 6 additional months of paid work experience in Switzerland.

Unique 5-Week Term System

B.H.M.S. has implemented a unique system of education by dividing a 20-week semester into four mini-terms of 5 weeks each. This system enables students to focus on only 3 to 4 academic subjects at a time instead of the usual 8-10 subjects as in other Swiss hotel schools. As a result, the B.H.M.S. students are able to complete 12-14 academic subjects within a 6-month period without overloading them.

Guaranteed Internship & Graduate Placement

Industry training is an integral part of any study program offered by B.H.M.S.. During every academic year, students are required to carry out a 4-6 month industry training period in a hotel or a restaurant approved by B.H.M.S.. In addition, B.H.M.S. works with numerous international placement agencies that specialize in placing graduate students in Europe, Asia and North America. A Career and Placement Counselor assists students with placements in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland and abroad.

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BHMS Business & Hotel Management School
Gütschstrasse 2, 6003 Lucerne
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In the heart of Lucerne city, B.H.M.S. offers a great campus location to its students with easy access to cafés, supermarkets, bars, shops, and restaurants and additional a 24-hour front desk security.

The main campus of the school is the B.H.M.S. City Campus which includes student residences, student lounge (incl. billiard area), study room, offices, as well as the City Campus Restaurant where the B.H.M.S. students enjoy their meals.

B.H.M.S. has also 4 modern study facilities in the center of Lucerne city, all located in a 5-10 minute walking distance from each other.