A unique and practical program that addresses sustainability challenges faced by the hospitality industry in today’s changing world.
MBA : 46CTS
1 year (Full Time)
2 Years (Part-Time)
9 core modules
5 major modules
Projects in collaboration with executives
February and September
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 MBA 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
- Photocopy of a valid passport or ID.
- 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 an English taught 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.
- Two passport photographs
- Applications from non-degree candidates will be evaluated for our Executive-MBA based on 3-4 years managerial work experience
Tuition fees for our MBA programs depend on the campus of choice, either Gland (Switzerland) or Milan (Italy).
Fees and related-costs are as follows:
|Program Fees||CHF 42,200|
|Expenses and Materials||CHF 650*|
|Program Fees||EUR 25,200|
|Expenses and Materials||EUR 600*|
|Milan (Italy) + Gland (Switzerland)|
|One semester in Gland and one semester in Milan|
|Program Fees||CHF 36,400|
|Expenses and Materials||EUR 650*|
*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.
“SUMAS MBA program represented for me an important boost to connect myself with the business world and to start creating my career.”Valentina FiliaMBA in Sustainability Management 2014
“SUMAS has allowed for me to grow my passion for sustainability and allowed for me to focus on building a successful career in implementing integrated sustainable strategies for NGO’s and the business sector.”Ergit BedalliMBA in Sustainability Management 2015
“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.”