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Graduation Ceremony

Doctorate / DBA

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) stands as the pinnacle of academic achievement in the field of business. Designed for experienced professionals seeking to make significant contributions to both theory and practice, the DBA goes beyond traditional business education. It combines rigorous research methodologies with a focus on solving real-world problems, equipping candidates with the skills to lead and innovate in complex business environments. Aspiring DBA candidates typically possess substantial managerial experience, bringing practical insights that enrich their academic pursuits. The DBA journey is characterized by a deep dive into advanced business concepts, strategic thinking, and the production of original research that contributes to the ever-evolving landscape of global business. As such, the DBA represents not only a personal academic milestone but also a commitment to advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the realm of business administration.


Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Hospitality Management (3 years Programme)
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Requirements for Admission:

A recognized Master degree in Hotel and/or Tourism and/or Culinary and/or Events Management or equivalent
and 3 years experience within the industry at the supervisory level
University/School/Institute or Work Testimonial
Proficiency in English – TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent
Applicants with any doubts about their suitability for the course please Contact us.

Our comprehensive curriculum encompasses a diverse range of advanced subjects tailored to nurture a deep understanding of the intricate world of hospitality and tourism. This multifaceted program is meticulously designed to elevate your knowledge and expertise in this dynamic field. The following is an overview of the courses included:

Advanced Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
Strategic Perspectives on Tourism and the Hospitality Industry
Strategic Marketing in the Hospitality Industry
Mastery of Beverage Service Management
Precision in Planning and Control for Food & Beverage Operations
Global Dimensions of Hotel Management
International Human Resources Management in Hospitality
Strategic Management of Human Capital in the Hospitality Sector
Excellence in Food and Beverage Service
Art of Housekeeping Management
Proficiency in Front Office Operations
Legal Frameworks in the Hospitality Industry
In-Depth Study of German Language and Culture
Profound Exploration of French Language and Culture
This curriculum reflects our commitment to providing you with an advanced and comprehensive educational experience, equipping you with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the ever-evolving hospitality and tourism landscape.

Our academic aspirations encompass a profound and comprehensive educational journey for our students, ensuring they acquire a deep mastery of critical subjects within the realm of hospitality and tourism. Our goals include:

Advanced Front Office Expertise: Empowering students to delve into the intricate intricacies of front office management, cultivating a heightened understanding of this pivotal aspect of the industry.

Language Proficiency: Equipping students with a functional command of the German language, enabling effective communication and facilitating international interactions.

In-Depth Hotel & Restaurant Accounting: Fostering a profound comprehension of hotel and restaurant accounting principles, allowing students to navigate financial intricacies with expertise.

Strategic Excellence in F&B Operations: Cultivating strategic acumen in planning and controlling food and beverage operations, ensuring students possess the knowledge to optimize these critical functions.

Holistic Restaurant and Hotel Operations Mastery: Providing a comprehensive education in the multifaceted domains of kitchen, service, and housekeeping within the restaurant and hotel context.

Advanced Marketing and Tourism Expertise: Developing a deep and strategic understanding of marketing within the hospitality and tourism industry, preparing students to navigate its unique challenges and opportunities.

Global Hospitality Management: Equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage international hotels and restaurants, fostering their ability to excel in a globalized hospitality landscape.

These academic objectives are designed to propel our students towards excellence in their chosen field, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the world of hospitality and tourism.

Entry Dates:

We have four intakes per year:

  • January

  • April

  • July

  • October

Course Fee (for one year): 

Continuation from ISBM Post Graduate Diploma or MBA: 19'500 CHF for all students (only Tuition Fees)
International Students (Direct entry): 28'000 CHF  (Only Tuition Fee)
US and EU/EFTA Students (Direct entry): 22'000 CHF   (Only Tuition Fee)
Swiss Students or holders of a C permit (Direct entry): 18'000 CHF  (Only Tuition Fee)
Our All-Inclusive fee is inclusive of:

  • Tuition fee

  • Accommodation

  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for 7 days per week)

  • Handouts and files

  • Books

  • Professional excursions

  • Laundering

  • Insurance (for one year)

  • Pick up from the Airport (only for new arriving students)


Application fee is 3000 CHF

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