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Accreditations, certifications, and recognitions
All of our programs are accredited by The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). This is an international accreditation organization dedicated to the recognition, benchmarking, development, and promotion of quality programs in tourism, hospitality, events, culinary arts, training, and research.
We are an official program provider of WSET — Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the most trusted and largest global provider of wine, spirits, and sake qualifications— and each of our schools is able to offer the qualifications.
Swiss Education Group is an active affiliate member of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
The Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is awarded in partnership with the Carson College of Business at Washington State University (WSU). Offering one of the leading American hospitality management programs in the hotel industry, Washington State University is ranked among the Top 60 public research universities in the USA. The WSU degree in Hospitality Business Management is ranked 9th in the USA in hospitality research productivity (11th worldwide).The Carson College of Business ranks among the world's top undergraduate international business programs.
Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), the University of Derby's academic strength is backed up by applied learning to ensure students are ready for a successful career. It was named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards. It also won the Guardian University Award 2020 for Social and Community Impact. The undergraduate and most postgraduate degree programs at Swiss Hotel Management School are offered in partnership with the University of Derby, as is the Master of Arts at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland.
The strong academic partnership Hotel Institute Montreux nurtures with Northwood University guarantees the quality of the Bachelor of Business Administration. The hospitality management program at Northwood is one of the few accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which strengthens Hotel Institute Montreux positioning as a business-minded hospitality school.