BBA In Sustainable Hospitality Management – S U M A S

A theoretical and practical degree that addresses challenges in sustainability facing leaders in today’s global business.

Credit

BBA : 126CTS

Length

3 Years

Content

33 modules including Experiential Camps and Business Simulations.
9 specialized modules and projects in collaboration with executives

Starting Dates

February and September

Small Classes

Classes are based around discussions of cases, videos and role-play activities.

Focused on one of the world’s fastest growing industries, this program provides a practical approach towards sustainable hospitality and the shift in demands from the conscientious travelers helping you develop the required leadership and business skills with a practical approach.

87% of global travelers say they want to travel sustainably – Booking.com 2018 Sustainable Travel Report

You will be exposed to real business operations through regular interaction with the business community and international hospitality organizations providing a framework to understand concepts including: Sustainable Food and Beverage Management, Sustainable Tourism Management, Facilities Management and Green Economy.

You will develop leadership and intercultural skills and be exposed to practical experience during experiential camps, field trips and visits to international organizations under the careful guidance of experts. The teaching methodology is predominately interactive based on role-play activities and in-class discussions of cases and videos.

You will work on business projects with leading executives in organizations and will be invited to company presentations and conferences. Online resources and electronic communication platforms are utilized to enable paperless classes.

Undergraduate students can choose to take an additional optional year to be guided into your career path and engage in an internship.

Our university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed an International Baccalaureate with a minimum score of 30 or a High School Diploma or any secondary education at an accredited institution with a minimum GPA OF 2.5. Students with final grades lower than IB 30 or GPA 2.5 can be accepted on probation depending on the results per subject.

  • Application fee of 150CHF
  • Photocopy of a valid passport or ID
  • Copy of high school diploma with official transcripts (if not originally in English)
  • CV/Resume indicating both complete education and any work experience in reverse chronological order
  • Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study at Sustainability Management School
  • If you are not a native English speaker or you have not spent the last 3 years in an English-taught school:


    – TOEFL(minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or – IELTS(Minimum score of 6)or other standardized English placement exams. To submit the TOEFL test score to SUMAS automatically please enter our TOEFL institutional code number- 4629- when you take the test.
  • Two passport photographs

Tuition fees for our BBA programs depend on the campus of choice, either Gland (Switzerland) or Milan (Italy). Fees and related-costs are as follows:

Gland (Switzerland)
Program Fees (yearly)CHF 33,200
Expenses and Materials (yearly)CHF 500*
Milan (Italy)
Program Fees (yearly)EUR 17,400
Expenses and Materials (yearly)EUR 450*

*Expenses and materials include eBook chapters and eJournals. Applications for simulation game software, capstone, and student trips are additional costs and not included in the overall price.

Please, note that the non-refundable application fee (CHF 150) is not included in these fees. Upon acceptance, candidates must submit a confirmation deposit (deducted from the tuition fees) in order to secure their seat for their program and campus of choice as per our student agreement.

Partial Scholarships are offered for those students that embrace the values and spirit of our institution. To find more about our scholarship framework, click here.

Testimonial

“SUMAS has given me a foundation of business and sustainability much needed in today's business world, allowing for me to grow not only as a business student but a sustainability enthusiast too.”

Guglielmo DahlapaBachelor Student

“I applied to SUMAS because of its specific focus on Sustainability. I've found very professional and passionate professors, who have always been helpful and friendly. At SUMAS, we have a very multicultural environment, which is positive from both in terms of making new friends from many countries and understanding the various sustainable approaches from around the world.”

Giulia CellerinoBachelor Student

“The AccorHotels has been a committed group for many years, and has constantly worked to redefine boundaries. The Planet 21 programme demonstrates the Group’s ambitious goals for 2020, based around four strategic priorities: work with its employees, involve its customers, innovate with its partners and work with local communities. Two key issues to tackle will be food and buildings.”

“We’re not just passionate about sustainability; we want to lead the industry. Through the environmental performance of our resorts and hotels, through preserving the natural and cultural heritage around us, and through enhancing social and economic benefits to local communities,” said Bernhard Bohnenberger (or BB), president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. “It’s motivating for everyone in the company that we can demonstrate our commitment to sustainability in this way.”

“We have an even greater obligation to operate responsibly with our expanding global presence.While integrating sustainability across our value chain and mitigating climate-related risk, we are working to reduce our environmental impact, build and operate sustainable hotels and source responsibly.”

“Luxury need not cost the earth.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have unified all initiatives within five key areas of CSR namely, Environment, Health & Safety, Employees, Supply Chain, and Stakeholder Relations under the umbrella brand of “Sustainability.”

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