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




3 Years


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 CHF 200
  • 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 in Switzerland 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
Application fee (non-refundable, due with application submission) CHF 200
Advanced tuition payment (non-refundable, due upon receipt of acceptance letter)** CHF 1'500
Advanced tuition fee for students with VISA requests (refundable in case of VISA refusal)** CHF 10'000
Tuition per semester CHF 11'000
Expenses and Materials* CHF 650
Optional Internship & Professional Development Program 4th Year CHF 9'900

*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.
** Deductible from tuition fee initial payment.


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