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)

Semester 5 & 6: Specialization*

1 major among:

  • Sports Management and Sports Tourism
  • 2pack: development of tourism packages
  • Event Management
  • Business Experience
  • Energy Management
  • Business Process Integration with SAP
  • Digital Transformation

3 to 4 minors among:

  • Event Management
  • Crisis management
  • Edutainement & Gamification in Tourism
  • Design and financing of new tourism products
  • Self-Leadership
  • Manager 21 I
  • Manager 21 II
  • Career Design
  • International tourism development & social enterprises
  • Business Development
  • Business Plan
  • Human Resources I
  • Human Resources II
  • Intelligence émotionnelle basée sur la pleine conscience
  • Business Game
  • Data Marketing - Customer Experience
  • Data Marketing - Geomarketing

* subject to modification

School Elective: E-Tourism

Institute projects


Guidelines for the final research paper