Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is an ambassador for traditional Swiss hospitality and has been a pioneer in hospitality management education since 1893. It has created and inspired a unique professional community of over 25,000 hospitality professionals around the world.
Education and industry rankings recognize EHL on a regular basis. Our reputation is built on the quality of our academic programs and accreditation, the success of our students, faculty and graduates, our commitment to research and innovation, and our close ties with industry leaders and companies.

Key points of the school/programs(s):

  • World’s first Hospitality management school – founded 1893
  • Consistently ranked #1 for Hospitality and Employability (97%)
  • Part-time MBA’s
  • On-Campus & Online

MBA in Hospitality

80% online, with 3 on-campus fly-in sessions in Switzerland 


Designed for busy hospitality professionals, a flexible program that focuses on current trends and best practices, giving you practical know-how that you can apply immediately at work.   

A flexible online classroom allows you to earn a recognized MBA without leaving your job, at a time that is convenient for you. The online modules cover Hotel Finance, Revenue Management, Hotel Development and Performance Management. Onsight modules focus on networking while a final capstone project integrates all your new skills and knowledge to complete an applied business project addressing a real hospitality management challenge.  


Driving Hotel Revenues
Distance learning: 15 weeks
Learn the latest industry practices and gain an integrated view of distribution, e-marketing and revenue management, in order to increase your market share.

Mastering Hotel Financials
Distance learning: 15 weeks
Learn how to use financial statements and apply the latest financial practices within the hospitality context, in order to make well-informed decisions.

Meeting the Experts I
On-site learning: 1 weeks
Meet renowned hospitality experts from global hotel chains, integrated resorts, online travel agencies and investment firms.

Hotel Development and Real Estate Investments
Distance learning: 15 weeks
Develop an understanding of hotels as an asset category intended to provide a return to owners and investors.

Building High-Performing Teams
Distance learning: 10 weeks | On-site learning: 5 days
Develop an understanding of your strengths, values and objectives. Practice how to use your personal style to become a highly effective leader.

Performing through Business Cycles
Distance learning: 15 weeks
Learn how to deal with sudden growth as well as periods of stagnation and decline, all of which demand flexible managerial skills and strong organizational abilities.

Meeting the Experts II
On-site learning: 1 weeks 
Meet renowned hospitality experts from global hotel chains, integrated resorts, online travel agencies and investment firms.

Start Dates & Deadlines: August & March. Applications must be received at least 1 month before your desired start date.


  • Age frame: 25-60 / Average:  38
  • 72% male - 28% female
  • Students from 5 continents
  • Average work experience: 15 years


A bachelor’s degree in hospitality or tourism from an accredited institution of higher education
A bachelor’s degree in other relevant fields, such as business management, with professional experience in hospitality or customer-facing functions, may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Professional: Demonstrated leadership potential. Minimum of three years’ experience in the hospitality or tourism industry.
English language: For non-native English speakers: a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT or 7.0 on the IELTS exams.



Tuition fee MBA in Hospitality: 34’920.- CHF
Scholarships Available: No

Accreditation(s): HES-SO; NEASC; OAQ