Swiss Alpine Center’s program of study in hospitality and tourism management requires that students learn to run a business from the bottom-up, learning the details of every department including the role and job description of each and every staff member. This comprehensive Swiss method of teaching which includes a balanced combination of practical courses mixed with management theory and applied business exercises, is what has earned Swiss hotel schools their reputation in the world of hospitality education.
Alpine’s program also enables the student to acquire the business skills necessary to manage a hotel operation profitably, while at the same time adhering to world class hospitality standards.
Besides business skills, students enrolled on the Swiss Alpine Diploma in Hotel Management acquire soft skills that are of utmost importance to the hospitality industry. These include attention to detail, flexibility, reliability, teamwork, immaculate presentation, leadership skills, innovation and above all exceptional customer service skills. Students are evaluated on their professional attitude as this plays an important role in hospitality.
The International Hospitality Management programme comprises a number of core management and hospitality specific modules as you will see in the curriculum of each year below.
One of the big advantages of studying hospitality management is the transferable skills gained through such an education. Simply put, transferable skills are those that can be applied to, and are in demand by, businesses not necessarily under the umbrella of hospitality and tourism services.
In general, they are technical skills such as communications technology, people skills, sales and marketing skills, human resources, finance, accountancy skills, strategic business, and entrepreneurship. Some of Alpine’s graduates can be found working successfully in non-hospitality/tourism occupations belonging to the service management industries also known as the experience economy, including telecommunications, training and education, banking, consultancy, human resource consultancy, sales and marketing, finance, and television and broadcasting to name a few.
Cardiff Metropolitan University validated the Alpine Center program of study in 2012 at City Unity College. Students who join the Alpine Center program in Switzerland will have the opportunity to earn a British Bachelor's degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Management, awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University as top-up at City Unity College in Greece.
Our students have the unique opportunity of graduating with dual qualifications: a Swiss Alpine Center Diploma and a BA(Hon) from Cardiff Metropolitan University. This makes our students very competitive and employable.
YEAR 3 (Top Up in Greece)
Individuals aspiring for careers in hospitality management in various positions and segments of the hospitality and tourism industry:
I hold two qualifications: A Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management from Alpine Center and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. ...read more
The biggest thank you to all to all my lecturers over the years. You were the best I could ever hope for! ...read more
Alpine Center: a solid ground to take off towards Hospitality Management. 3 great years that will always stay in my mind! ...read more
Hospitality Management was not my first choice but it was my final one, I had a passion to work with the people and help the environment. ...read more
I have completed my most unforgettable internship in the luxurious 5-star St Regis Hotel in Doha, Qatar: a 5 months’ internship filled with challenges, learning new skills and techniques ...read more
I’ve been given the opportunity to meet people from all over the world who soon became like my second family, as well as the doorstep to travel the world both while I study and later when I begin working. ...read more
The program of study is so comprehensive that now at the end of my studies I can’t just believe how much I have learned about the details that are so important and make a difference in a successful hotel operation. ...read more
I gained more than I bargained for thanks to the Alpine family with the chance to interact with individuals from different corners of the world and society, network with successful professionals and organizations ...read more
Alpine Center provides courses that cover a wide and valuable range of issues concerning the spa industry and how to operate a spa facility efficiently and effectively. ...read more
I took control of my professional development and studied at my own pace and on my own schedule. Two years later I am so pleased to have learned so much and have earned the prestigious awards from both Alpine & AHLEI. ...read more
I would highly recommend Alpine Center to potential students who wish to build a career in the challenging world of hospitality, and to gain international work experience. ...read more
I learned how to take initiatives, be responsible, and become a valuable team member, which is key to a successful career ...read more
The fresh, exciting and relevant classes offered by Alpine Center suited my needs perfectly. ...read more
I find the training I have received at the Four Seasons Astir Vouliagmeni, prior to its opening, most inspiring. I feel privileged and can foresee a brilliant career ahead of me. ...read more
Alpine Center gives great opportunities to its students, and as a Culinary Arts graduate I really want to thank all the teachers as they have done the best job. ...read more