Bachelor of Science HES-SO (BSc) in Tourism

Travelling from communication to management

The HES-SO Bachelor's degree programme in Tourism provides a comprehensive insight into the tourism industry and offers a modern, practical education that focuses on key skills such as management, digitalisation of services or sustainability. Multilingualism is also a high priority: Students can take lectures in German, French and English and from the second year onwards, they can participate in international exchanges.   

Thanks to concrete projets and courses in Switzerland carried out in cooperation with external partners such as companies, administrations and associations, students acquire professional skills that greatly improve their career prospects. Almost 100 % of graduates find a job immediately after their studies.

Holders of a Bachelor's degree in Tourism have promising career prospects in leading positions in the tourism and service industry (marketing, tourism management, communication, event management, service design, project management, etc.).

HES-SO is located in Switzerland, allowing you to study in Valais - a beautiful natural environment that lets you get back to nature whilst meeting new people and studying for your future career.


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Date of course start
18 September 2023
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Qualification awarded
Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Tourism
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Course duration

6 semesters (full-time)
8 semesters (part-time)

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Where you study
Sierre campus
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Teaching language
English | French | German
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Date of course start
18 September 2023
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Qualification awarded
Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Tourism
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Course duration

6 semesters (full-time)
8 semesters (part-time)

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Where you study
Sierre campus
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Teaching language
English | French | German

Study programme

The Tourism bachelor degree programme is a three-year full-time programme (6 semesters). The study plan is based on 13 basic skills: Tourism, Economics and Finance, Marketing, Digitalisation, Management, Communication, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Cognitive Flexibility, Emotional Intelligence, Sustainability and Social Policy.

During the first part of their studies, students acquire fundamental knowledge which they then consolidate in applied projects in cooperation with companies and the Institute of Tourism. 

*From the 2022/2023 academic year also available as a part-time programme (4 years). For further information please contact: teamheg@hevs.ch



Skills
Professional perspectives

The Bachelor's programme is made up of different areas of study which enable the following skills to be acquired:

Professional skills

Tourism - Economics and finance - Marketing - Digitalisation - Management - Communication


Environmental skills

Sustainability - Social policies


Social and personal skills 

Leadership - Entrepreneurship - Languages - Cognitive flexibility - Emotional intelligence

ePortfolio is an individual skills portfolio that enables students to customise their learning experiences according to their specific interests and their career aspirations. On this online platform, they can showcase their skills, projects and personal experiences.

HESso real
School of Management - Degree programme Tourism
Rte de la Plaine 2
PO box 80
3960 Sierre