Swiss Alpine Center

Introduction

About Us

At Alpine Center, we pride ourselves on preparing men and women for brilliant careers in this exciting and growing industry. We celebrate diversity and the international aspect of our programmes that are designed to meet the professional goals of our students, while at the same time meeting the changing needs of the global hospitality industry. Our rich portfolio of courses includes Hotel Management, Travel & Tourism Management, Culinary Arts Management, Events & Conventions Management, Food & Beverage Management, Spa Management, Hospitality & Cruise Management, at the Diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level.

From Shanghai and Beijing to Toronto and New York, Stockholm to Dubai, London to Beirut, Athens to Amman, Brussels to Kuwait, Wiesbaden to Melbourne, Zurich to Thessaloniki, Madrid to Miami, Johannesburg to Iceland, Finland to Hanoi, our graduates are constantly proving themselves to be knowledgeable and committed professionals.

The world economy is growing, and tourism continues to be one of the strongest vehicles in that growth, as it has usually been for about half a century! (ITB Report Berlin March 2012). According to the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, one billion tourists will be traveling in 2012! "This is key to creating jobs and stimulating the economy". This "extraordinary number" will contribute to more employment opportunities, higher income possibilities and countless prospects for development.

For over 30 years Alpine Center has provided cutting-edge, high-quality education and training in the field of hospitality and tourism management resulting in the overwhelming success stories of our graduates. Alpine has established itself as the leading hospitality career-focused institution in Southeast Europe with an admirable employability rate of almost 100% This figure is not only a reflection of our students' competitive advantage but also of the industrious activities of Alpine's dynamic Career & Placement Office.

Research our programmes, review the credentials of our world-class faculty, read the success stories of our graduates and the testimonials of our students, and then join us for a brilliant career!

Alpine Center Mission and Vision

Our Vision

After two decades of service to the tourism and hospitality industry, Alpine Center has reasserted its strategic position for the future. It is and will continue to be one of the premier hotel and tourism management schools in Europe and a leader in developing and offering quality, cutting-edge programmes of study that are recognized by industry worldwide and designed to equip students with the necessary skills to compete in a global marketplace.

Our Mission

As the premier hotel and tourism school, the Alpine Center will achieve its vision by the following actions: maintaining an affordable, high quality education; providing relevant programmes of study; continuing emphasis on its Swiss management philosophy – with a greater focus on higher education and professional studies; expanding on its advantage of being the leader in linking hospitality programmes and industry around the globe through education, collaboration and partnerships.

Alpine Center's leadership role in Europe and the world will continue to strengthen with its commitment to the development of the full potential of all its students in a stimulating and rigorous learning environment. It will offer continuous curricular improvement, new programmes of study (including lifelong learning opportunities for professionals), new and expanded facilities, and a total commitment to excellence in education.

Our Environment perspective

The hotel and tourism industry depends on the health of the natural environment for its success. Therefore, sustainable environmental practices do not only determine the success of tomorrow's businesses but the fate of the industry itself. Alpine faculty incorporates environmental concerns in operations and management courses, and environment-friendly installations on campus are positive proof for students that these are feasible and effective for hotel operations.

Our Aim

  • To welcome students who are mature, resourceful, hardworking and committed to their chosen career.
  • To provide our students with first quality education at the Swiss Alpine Diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level (BA(Hons) and Master's degrees).
  • To help our students obtain transferable skills which will assist them on both personal and academic levels.
  • To offer our students great career opportunities by assisting them in finding suitable industry placements (internships) which are an integral part of their studies.
  • To ensure that upon graduation Alpine students are very well prepared to start their career with confidence and a positive and professional attitude
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Programs

This school also offers:

Diploma

Hospitality Security Management [Distance Learning]

Online February 2019 Switzerland Alpnach

The courses consist of a combination of texts, silent presentations, presentations with voice guidance, videos, multimedia presentations, and guided self-study. Apart from the instructional material, special attention is put on live consultations with the mentors, writing assignments, discussions, guided self-study, research, discussions, formative and summative tests, and exercises with case studies. [+]

The path toward a full Career Diploma in Hospitality Security Management (CDHSM) consists of six independent certificated courses. Duration: Approximately 30 hours for each course / 180 hours for the Diploma Handbook: Cabric, M. (2015) ‘Corporate Security Management: Challenges, Risks and Strategies’ Audience: Although all the courses together form the full Hotel Security Management Diploma where each course is essential for Hotel Security Professionals, certain courses are extremely beneficial for other functions in the Hospitality Industry. Target audiences are listed under the title of each of the courses and explained in the following illustration. Delivery: Each course is designed to be completed in 30 hours (Including assignments, research, and self-study). All the courses are delivered entirely online and are suitable for working professionals. Although computer-based, they feature close interaction with the mentor. The courses consist of a combination of texts, silent presentations, presentations with voice guidance, videos, multimedia presentations, and guided self-study. Apart from the instructional material, special attention is put on live consultations with the mentors, writing assignments, discussions, guided self-study, research, discussions, formative and summative tests, and exercises with case studies. ... [-]