A predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns.
1 year (Full Time)
2 Years (Part-Time)
9 core modules
5 major modules
Projects in collaboration with executives
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!
Innovative, practical and adapted to the real world, the MAM in Sustainable Hospitality Management is aimed to have an impact on your future career in this vibrant industry. It is delivered by outstanding faculty coming from the field with a significant experience in sustainable projects and business strategy focused on hospitality.
SUMAS students are constantly engaged in practice-oriented projects that are guided by academics, consultants and professionals. These projects are part of SUMAS’ innovative teaching methodology which includes video conferences with leading speakers in organizations and in-class company presentations. These activities not only encourage knowledge sharing but also provide valuable opportunities for networking to enhance your career development. SUMAS students can choose to take a second optional year and engage in an internship in a corporation or an international organization.
Our university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed a Bachelors degree. Once you have applied, our admissions team will be in contact with you for any further requirements.
- Application fee of 150CHF
- Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor’s studies, with certified translation (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 or in a English work environment:
– 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.
- Photocopy of valid passport or ID
- Two passport photographs
- Applications from non-degree candidates will be evaluated for our Executive-MAM based on 3-4 years managerial work experience
|Application fee (non-refundable, due with application submission)||CHF 150|
|Advanced tuition payment (non-refundable, due upon receipt of acceptance letter)**||CHF 3'000|
|Advanced tuition fee for students with VISA requests (refundable in case of VISA refusal)**||CHF 10'000|
|Tuition for program||CHF 39'545|
|Expenses and Materials*||CHF 650|
|Optional Internship & Professional Development 2nd year||CHF 9'900|
|Application fee (non-refundable, due with application submission)||€ 150|
|Tuition per year||€ 20`970|
|Expenses and Materials*||€ 600|
*The application fee is non-refundable.
** After each full term cycle (orange – green), the tuition fee per module will rise by 200 CHF.
***Students only taking a maximum of 2 online modules are exempt from the acceptance fee.
“The program has inspired me to inspect the industry from different perspectives, allowing me to think outside of the box while encountering issues in the realm of sustainable tourism.”Chang Chin HsiehMaster in Sustainable Tourism Management 2017
“SUMAS program is ideal for my purposes – very complex and practical, with a deep systematic approach – from fundamental theory to practical cases for understanding the practice and perspectives of sustainable development.”Julia KorolevaMaster in Sustainability Management 2017
“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.”