Students come from over 90 countries with various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They speak different languages and have different beliefs, yet they all share one thing in common: the ambition to achieve a successful career in the global hospitality industry. Because of this constant cultural exchange and engagement in a multicultural community, students absorb an experience that is crucial to future leaders within the global village: the ability to work and communicate with people of different origins.
The language of instruction in all courses is English. However, students also learn German and/or French as the knowledge of several languages is an important asset in the hospitality industry. Other language options including Spanish, Italian and Mandarin are available upon demand. Good knowledge of one of the official spoken languages of Switzerland will also help students in finding a suitable industry placement in either the German-, French- or the Italian-speaking parts of the country.
B.H.M.S. mirrors a professional business environment where staff and students observe the rules of good manners and appropriate behavior. All students adhere to the business dress code that is common in the hospitality industry.
Instead of a formal uniform, B.H.M.S. students are expected to wear a business dress which they are allowed to bring from their home country. This should consist of a dark cloth suit, shirt and tie for our male students and for the ladies, dark cloth pants or skirt with a blouse and jacket and dark closed shoes. In winter, it is, of course, possible to add warm clothes according to the rules.
Culinary students are provided with full Chef uniforms to undertake their practical classes (loan).