education after a CFC at Ecole Hotelière Genève

Continuing your education after a CFC

With training after a CFC, enjoy the way you learn

If you want to continue your education after a CFC, your first day at the Ecole Hôtelière de Genève will take you a leap forward to the career of your dreams. Our approach to learning is designed to give students hands-on experience in world-class hotels.

Not only will you have the chance to forge the career of a lifetime, but you’ll have everything you need to love every moment of it.

In the first semester, you’ll have the chance to serve real guests at Restaurant Vieux Bois, the school’s gourmet restaurant, and at Geneva Marriott Hotel , our partner hotel.

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The hotel management course


  • Switzerland
  • International

Type of study

  • On campus in Geneva, Switzerland


  • 3 years full time,
  • Mixing practical and theoretical training.


  • Pre-internship required
  • Including 3 paid internships of 6 months

Starting date

  • April 2023
  • October 2023
  • April 2024
  • October 2024
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Level of study required



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Education after a CFC, why study with us?

The Hotel Managemenet School Geneva offers an immersive education. Our unique learning experience combines world-class practical training with internships in some of Switzerland’s most prestigious hotels and restaurants.

Our courses are designed with the help of our industry partners to ensure that you only develop skills directly applicable to your career in the hotel, restaurant and hospitality industry.

Career opportunities after obtaining a CFC and an “ES” degree

Ideal for students with a passion for hotel management, hotel management and catering.

This course will suit those who are keen to put theoretical knowledge into practice and who are looking for a career that will potentially take them around the world, working in a variety of sectors and positions.

When it comes to careers in hotel management, there are many exciting jobs in the field of hotel management to choose from.

  • Hotel Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sommelier
  • Barman/Barmaid
  • Front Desk Manager
  • Head of reservations
  • Revenue manager
  • Housekeeper
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Continuing your education after a CFC is always a challenge. At Hotel Management School Geneva we propose dedicated courses in hospitality

What to do after a CFC ?

After an apprenticeship, there are several possibilities: working for a living, becoming self-employed, continuing education, going abroad, doing military or civilian service, or taking a higher vocational training course.

Advanced vocational training (colleges, federal certificates and diplomas) is aimed at people with a CFC and a few years of experience who wish to acquire more advanced knowledge in their field. It generally leads to specialist, expert or executive positions.

If you wish to follow education after a CFC, Why the generalist course in hotel management is for you ?

This means following a dense programme of courses tailored to the realities our students will face in their professional careers.

Our courses are designed with the help of our industry partners to ensure that you only develop skills that are directly applicable to your career in the hotel, restaurant and hospitality industry.

Why to Study in a Swiss Hotel Management School

Training Courses

Gain a general overview of operational techniques and management in catering and hospitality. Master and optimise your image.

This module combines general knowledge, operational management and exploration of the complex worlds of catering and hospitality.

All theoretical knowledge acquired (regulation, menu planning, equipment and materials, knowledge of food and beverage association, service and sales techniques, reception, reservations, housekeeping, etc.) is then tested in a concrete way at the restaurant Vieux-Bois, the school’s gourmet restaurant, and at the Geneva Marriott Hotel located in Geneva city, which is the only hotel residence in Switzerland managed by a Hotel Management School.

As your image is your main communication tool, we will ensure you participate in Image Workshops (Dress, hairstyle, make-up, ironing, polish, tie, etc.) run by professionals.

A paid internship in Food & Beverage, Catering or Room division departement,  to test your skills in real-life situations.

Acquire knowledge for management and planning hospitality and catering activities, supporting business and mastering its development.

This module deals with all administrative matters, theoretical subjects (accounting, Swiss law, political economy), operation and control techniques of hotel reception and catering, through to organising visits, conferences and events, as well as general culture and languages (English and German). 

A paid internship to test your skills in real-life situations.

Developing a global vision and techniques to ensure the economic, commercial and social success of a company.

You will learn how to use management instruments properly and their applications in catering and hospitality.

Human resources management, marketing, communications, financial management, technical management… the course orientation is clearly managerial.

You will have to write a degree project on a concrete case of hospitality or catering and defend it in front of experts.

A paid internship* to test your skills in real-life situations.

Continuing your education after a CFC in Geneva | INFORMATIONS

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Hotel Management School of Geneva
Avenue de la Paix 12 – CH 1202 Genève
Tél : +41 22 919 24 24

The Hotel Management School Geneva is an institution that provides a high level of education. Since our creation in 1914, we have maintained a worldwide reputation for our hotel and management education. We are proud to say that we are one of the best hotel management schools in Europe.

Our hotel management school’s programme is both ambitious and challenging, offering the perfect combination of practical courses, theory, projects and learning. Our teachers and clients will challenge you and encourage you to think critically while providing you with the knowledge you need to deal with any difficulties you may encounter during your course.

Obtaining our Hotel Management Diploma after 2 or 3 years of study opens the door to a multitude of career opportunities whether your ambition is to run a hotel, open your own business or work for one of the many para-hotel entities.

Hotel Management School Geneva (Gastrosuisse)  is definitely worth considering! We offer a perfect balance between practical work, theorical and academic studies in an international and stimulating environment in Switzerland.

Following a Training course after a CFC, studying in Geneva in a management school where you can have the chance to make new friends who will accompany you throughout your life is the perfect solution

A school on a human scale

We are sure you will feel « like at home » on our campus, study at the Hotel Management School Geneva is to be trained by a high level pedagogical team.

Experienced teachers and specialists, our teachers have all held high hierarchical positions in the hotel and catering industry. This experience enables them to provide theoretical knowledge in line with professional reality.Thanks to their individual attention, you will be recognised as an individual and not as a number or a name.

Finally, you will make friends on campus and take them with you for the rest of your life. This is where you’ll begin to create your own social network and the best memories of your life.

An internationally recognized institution

The hotel school attracts students from all over the world. During your studies, you will have the opportunity to work in multicultural groups, giving you the chance to enrich your knowledge and develop your intercultural skills.

The Hotel Management School Geneva has an extensive global network of partners and alumni in the hotel industry. During your studies, you will be required to complete an apprenticeship (internship) at both operational and management level. You will be able to do one of these abroad.


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