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We, at La Xenia International Institute of Switzerland are happy to announce commencement of onsite classes at our new campus in Obwalden, Switzerland in 2025!
We are offering three programmes for our onsite reopening:
Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management (Top-Up) and
Bachelor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management (Top-Up) and
Master of Science in International Hospitality & Tourism Management
We are offering the Diploma programme to high school graduates who want a career in the Hospitality & Tourism industry or business professional wanting to transition into a hospitality and tourism career.
We are offering the Bachelor and Master programmes to Hospitality & Tourism Specialists who want to enhance their hospitality and tourism management skills to either excel in their current position or strive for a management position.

If you have questions, please book an information session with one of our recruitment representatives or apply today!
or scroll down to see more information about the programmes.

** We are offering this special promotion during our 10th anniversary to 30 students, so please act quickly before the seats are filled. **

MAIN INTAKE

March 2025

CAMPUS

La Xenia Campus
in Obwalden, Switzerland

DURATION

1-Year includes:
Academic Study
2 months
Internship
2 months
Study Break
2 months
Academic Study
3 months
Internship
3 months

STUDY MODE

Onsite

LANGUAGE

100% in English
Overview
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities
Fees

10th Anniversary Special Promotion

Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management programme provides students with a broad understanding of the operational aspects of the international tourism and hospitality industry and a knowledge of the underlying principles involved.

Bachelor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Bachelor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management (Top Up) programme provides students with advanced knowledge of management for the tourism and hospitality industry and its trade secrets.

Master of Science in International Hospitality & Tourism Management

Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality & Tourism Management programme provides students with an industry relevant postgraduate academic progression route for those who want to build on their bachelor’s level qualification or improve their career progression.

Next Application Deadline: 

  • International Students: please contact Student Services Office
  • EU/Swiss Students:  please contact Student Services Office

Classes begin:  March 2025

Entry Requirements for Diploma programme

Age Qualification

  • Must be 18 years old and older at the time of enrollment

Academic Qualification with Working Experience

  • secondary school leave OR
  • A-Level OR
  • UK level 3 OR
  • equivalent

English Qualification

  • IELTS 4.0 or equivalent OR
  • exempted if English is language of instruction of prior program OR
  • reach level B2 at https://www.efset.org/ef-set-50

Entry Requirements for Bachelor programme

Age Qualification

  • Must be 19 years old and older at the time of enrollment

Academic Qualification with Working Experience

  • advanced diploma degree in any discipline (business or hospitality preferred) with a minimum of 120 ECTS or equivalent OR
  • diploma or associate diploma degree in any discipline (business or hospitality preferred) with a minimum of 60 ECTS or equivalent, plus 2-years working experience OR
  • high school certificate plus 5-years working experience

English Qualification

  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent OR
  • exempted if English is language of instruction of prior program OR
  • reach level B1 at https://www.efset.org/ef-set-50

Entry Requirements for Master programme

Age Qualification

  • Must be 22 years old and older at the time of enrollment

Academic Qualification with Working Experience

  • bachelor degree in any discipline (business or hospitality preferred) with a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent OR
  • advanced diploma degree in any discipline (business or hospitality preferred) with a minimum of 120 ECTS or equivalent, plus a minimum of 3-years of evidenced work experience at a managerial level OR
  • diploma or associate diploma degree in any discipline (business or hospitality preferred) with a minimum of 60 ECTS or equivalent, a minimum of 5-years of evidenced work experience at a managerial level OR
  • high school certificate plus a minimum of 8-years of evidenced work experience at a managerial level (business or hospitality management experience preferred)

English Qualification

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent OR
  • exempted if English is language of instruction of prior program OR
  • reach level B2 at https://www.efset.org/ef-set-50

Please note: For students requiring a Swiss student visa, enrollment into the programme is based on the student acquiring a Swiss student visa. For more information see admissions process and visa application

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management will enable students to apply for jobs in hospitality and tourism organisations as hotels, travel agencies, resorts, clubs, restaurants, cruise lines, contract catering, retail outlets, fast food restaurants, and many more.


The Bachelor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management will enable students to apply for jobs in hospitality and tourism organisations around the globe.

Here is a sample of career opportunities in today’s hospitality and tourism world for graduates who are specialized in International Hospitality & Tourism Management:

  • resort management
  • hotel management
  • sales and marketing management
  • tour operator / manager
  • travel agency manager
  • corporate travel manager
  • restaurant management
  • room division management
  • event planner
  • conferences, meeting and convention organizers, and many more.

The Master of Science in International Hospitality & Tourism Management will enable students to apply for managerial jobs in hospitality and tourism organisations around the globe.

Here is a sample of career opportunities in today’s hospitality and tourism world for managerial graduates who are specialized in International Hospitality & Tourism Management:

  • airline companies
  • resort management
  • hotel management
  • corporate travel manager
  • restaurant management
  • room division management
  • event planner
  • conferences, meeting and convention organizers, and many more.

Fees

La Xenia Campus

10th Anniversary

SPECIAL PROMOTION

Diploma of
Hospitality & Tourism Management

~~ or ~~

Bachelor of
International Hospitality & Tourism Management

~~ or ~~

Master of Science (MSc.) in
International Hospitality & Tourism Management

21,500 CHF / 22,500 CHF / 24, 300 CHF

12,999 CHF *

*limited number of seats available, register now to secure your place

* Fee includes: tuition fee, registration fee, study materials, WIFI on campus and airport pickup for new students.

* Fee does not include: airfare, accommodations, meals, medical insurance, SIM card, personal living expenses, entertainment expenses or student visa expenses for students requiring a Swiss student visa.

Optional Accommodation Package

Optional Accommodation Package

4,999 CHF*

* Fee includes: shared accommodation in a sports camp and medical insurance for 5 months during studies.

10th Anniversary

SPECIAL PROMOTION

Programme Enhancements

Each programme enhancement is an additional cost
Bachelor & Master Programme Enhancement #1

Apprenticeship in Germany

Additional fee 5,000 CHF

Diploma, Bachelor & Master Programme Enhancement #2

Achieve CTH Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management

~~ or ~~

Achieve CTH Level 6 Professional Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

~~ or ~~

Achieve CTH Level 7 Executive Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Additional fee 2,000 CHF

Bachelor Programme Enhancement #3

Earn a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Business Management (Online) from University of Derby, UK

Additional fee is set by University of Derby

Why Study at La Xenia?

Our programmes provides students with:

  • a qualification in international hospitality and tourism management, covering all the key business and management skills required for a managerial career in hospitality and tourism management
  • a mixture of theoretical knowledge with practical learning, guided self-study and internship
  • a chance to learn the Swiss art of hospitality and tourism management
  • beautiful surroundings in the Swiss Alps
  • 6-months paid internship
  • the new trends of urban/city hospitality and tourism management
  • qualified international lecturers with many years of experience in the field of tourism and hospitality management
  • local company visit
  • guest speakers from the hospitality and tourism industry
  • accommodations in a sports camp providing students with recreational activities such as, table tennis, foosball, snooker, darts, basketball, soccer, hiking to name a few
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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Students must successfully complete:  7 core courses and a full-time internship

Credits:  90 ECTS

Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Academic Study

  • 1st Academic Study period for 2 months
  • 2nd Academic Study period for 3 months
COURSES

Finance in Tourism and Hospitality


Customer Service Management in Tourism and Hospitality


Global Tourism and Hospitality


Rooms Division Operations


Rooms Division Supervision


Food and Beverage Operations


Food and Beverage Supervision


Study Break


for 2 months between the 1st Academic Study & Internship and 2nd Academic Study & Internship

Please note:  Accommodation is not include during study break. Students must arrange for their own accommodations (at student’s expense).


 

Internship


Practical Paid Internship

  • 1st Internship for 2 months
  • 2nd Internship for 3 months

Please note:  Accommodation is not include during internship. Students must arrange for their own accommodations (at student’s expense).


La Xenia Students

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Students must successfully complete:  5 core courses and a full-time internship

Credits:  60 ECTS

Bachelor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management (Top-Up)

ACADEMIC STUDY

  • 1st Academic Study period for 2 months
  • 2nd Academic Study period for 3 months
COURSES

The Strategic Impact of the Business Environment


Business Strategy for Hospitality and Tourism


Managing Events for Hospitality and Tourism


Quality Management for Hospitality and Tourism


German

Please note: if a student chooses the “Apprenticeship in Germany” programme enhancement the student will study additional hours per week during their studies and during their internship)


Study Break


for 2 months between the 1st Academic Study & Internship and 2nd Academic Study & Internship

Please note:  Accommodation is not include during study break. Students must arrange for their own accommodations (at student’s expense).


 

Internship


Practical Paid Internship

  • 1st Internship for 2 months
  • 2nd Internship for 3 months

Please note:  Accommodation is not include during internship. Students must arrange for their own accommodations (at student’s expense).


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Students must successfully complete:  9 core courses and a full-time internship

Credits:  60 ECTS

Master of Science in International Hospitality & Tourism Management

ACADEMIC STUDY

  • 1st Academic Study period for 2 months
  • 2nd Academic Study period for 3 months
Courses

Strategic Management


Managerial Finance


Operation Management in Hospitality & Tourism


Marketing & Customer Experience Management


Global HRM Strategies


Destination Management


Events & Project Management


Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism


German

Please note: if a student chooses the “Apprenticeship in Germany” programme enhancement the student will study additional hours per week during their studies and during their internship)


Study Break


for 2 months between the 1st Academic Study & Internship and 2nd Academic Study & Internship

Please note:  Accommodation is not include during study break. Students must arrange for their own accommodations (at student’s expense).


 

Internship


Practical Paid Internship

  • 1st Internship for 2 months
  • 2nd Internship for 3 months

Please note:  Accommodation is not include during internship. Students must arrange for their own accommodations (at student’s expense).


Note:  The courses listed above for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and meet industry needs as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to the courses – if this occurs, we will contact all registered students as soon as possible.

Note: Upon successful completion of Diploma programme studies and internship students will receive a Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management from La Xenia International Institute of Switzerland, Switzerland.

SAMPLE-La Xenia Certificate-LXIIS.DipHTM

Note: Upon successful completion of Bachelor programme studies and internship students will receive a Bachelor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management from La Xenia International Institute of Switzerland, Switzerland.

SAMPLE-LaXenia-Certificate-LXIIS.BIHTM

Note: Upon successful completion of Master programme studies and internship students will receive a Master of Science in International Hospitality & Tourism Management from La Xenia International Institute of Switzerland, Switzerland.

SAMPLE-LaXenia-Certificate-LXIIS.MIHTM

Programme Enhancements (Add-ons)

Students may purchase Programme Enhancements for personal development and/or future career placement

Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Programme Enhancement #1

Achieve CTH Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management*

  • Pay a fee to have course assessments validated by CTH (Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality), UK

*terms and conditions apply


Bachelor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management (Top-Up)

Programme Enhancement #1

Apprenticeship in Germany**

  • Study German language for 1 year during academic studies and internship
  • Student must achieve at least a B2 level in German
  • After studies and internship; work & study in Germany

** terms and conditions apply


Master of Science in International Hospitality & Tourism Management

Programme Enhancement #1

Apprenticeship in Germany**

  • Study German language for 1 year during academic studies and internship
  • Student must achieve at least a B2 level in German
  • After studies and internship; work & study in Germany

** terms and conditions apply


Mountains at the Sports Camp

Programme Enhancement #2

Achieve CTH Level 6 Professional Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management*

  • Pay a fee to have course assessments validated by CTH (Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality), UK

*terms and conditions apply


Programme Enhancement #2

Achieve CTH Level 7 Executive Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management*

  • Pay a fee to have course assessments validated by CTH (Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality), UK

*terms and conditions apply


Programme Enhancement #3

Earn a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Business Management (Online) from University of Derby, UK*

  • After achieving CTH Level 6 Professional Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management and completing 6 months of working experience
  • Enrol into University of Derby and complete 3 core course online with University of Derby to achieve a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Business Management

*terms and conditions apply


Master of Science (MSc)

Note: The above Programme Enhancements are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to the Programme Enhancements due to terms and conditions set by the external organisations, which are beyond our control – if this occurs, we will contact all registered students as soon as possible.

Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Bachelor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management

Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality & Tourism Management

La Xenia students with teacher in classroom