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%)
  • Full-time & 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


Executive MBA in Hospitality Administration

Full time (11 month), EHL Campus in Lausanne, Switzerland (with field trips abroad)


 Designed for professionals from hospitality and other business sectors who want to take a new direction in their career or start a business in the global hospitality industry. 


3 types of courses target hospitality management skills, professional development and business acumen, benefiting industry professional and “non-hospitality” profiles alike. Through hands-on classes in operations you will learn to master the art of hospitality service and team management. Expert faculty members will help you to enhance your ability to think critically, conduct research and make strategic decisions to drive business development. And throughout the program you will develop valuable and transferable leadership skills and career building aptitudes to be a hospitality leader or entrepreneur. 

Finance & Asset Management
Marketing, Markets & Customers
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
Research & Project Management
Hospitality Operations
Hospitality Environment
Management & Development of People

Start Date & Deadlines: September. Applications must be received by May 1st.


  • Age frame: 25-50 / Average:  33
  • 55% female - 45% male
  • Students from 5 continents
  • Average work experience: 8 years


A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
GMAT: minimum 500 points
Professional: A minimum of three years of full-time work experience with at least two years at supervisory level or with managerial responsabilities.
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 EMBA in Hospitality Administration: 59'640.- CHF
Scholarships Available: Yes
Up to what % of the tuition fee: 20%

Accreditation(s): HES-SO; NEASC; OAQ