Hes-so Valais

Study Plan Tourism

Bachelor of Science HES-SO (BSc) in Tourism

The study programme lasts six semesters, i.e. three years. 

New Study programme from 2020 / 2021

To maintain the attractiveness for the employers and to meet the market needs, a new study plan will be introduced for the degree programme Tourism from 2020/2021.
In the first year, students acquire common basic skills, with a special focus on collective intelligence and leadership. From the second year, regular cooperation with companies is being sought and soft skills gain in importance. Students can choose among free modules. During their last year, students choose different options according to their career goals and they write their Bachelor’s thesis. 


Study programme until 2019 / 2020

Semesters 1 to 4: Fundamentals

  • Economics and tourism industry
  • Management and finance
  • Marketing
  • Communication
  • Languages (French or German, English & Spanish)

5th semester: Specialization *

1 major among:

  • Sports & Health Tourism
  • Cultural & Business Tourism
  • E-tourism

2 minors among:

  • Event Management
  • Crisis management
  • Business Experience
  • Design and financing of new tourism products
  • Self-Leadership
  • Manager 21
  • International tourism development & social enterprises
  • 2pack: development of tourism packages
  • Intelligence émotionnelle basée sur la pleine conscience
  • Digital Marketing

* subject to modification

6th semester: Internship and bachelor thesis

In Switzerland or abroad thanks to our vast and ever-growing alumni network.

Guidelines for the final research paper