In a global survey of five-star hotel hiring managers in 2010, market research firm Taylor Nelson Sofres conducted a market survey of hospitality employers regarding their opinions of the top 10 hospitality management schools.

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The potential respondent database comprised of more than 50,000 hospitality professionals working in more than 70 countries.

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As you go through the results be sure to see if your hospitality school made the Top 10 and, if it didn’t, feel free to comment on why you think it wasn't on the list or why you think it should have been.

1. Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland

The Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (English: Lausanne Hotel School), was founded in 1893 and is recognised as the world's first hotel school.

EHL continually updates its programmes to meet the service industry's ever-changing needs and boasts incredibly close ties with the Swiss and international hospitality industry, to the point where employers participate in the internship and recruitment processes.

The school believes that while the science or business aspect is of the industry is important, learning the ‘art’ of management is also essential. This school offers a 13-month hospitality masters of business administration (MBA), a four-year bachelor's degree in international hospitality management and a two-year hospitality diploma. Students may choose between classes taught in French or in English.

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