HES-SO Business, Management and Services

HES-SO stands for Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale or University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland. Its schools form a rich, interdisciplinary network and are as efficient at delivering study programs as conducting research and providing services. They are well-established in their respective fields and have formed partnerships with a large number of companies and public and private institutions. The HES-SO collaborates with other universities in Switzerland and abroad. It integrates the international dimension into its study programs and encourages student mobility.

More than 7,000 students are currently enrolled in the various business, management, and service programs offered by the following HES-SO schools:

  • Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud – HEIG-VD
  • Haute école de gestion de Genève (HEG-Genève)
  • Haute école de gestion Fribourg – HEG-FR
  • HES-SO Valais-Wallis – Haute Ecole de Gestion – HEG
  • HE-Arc Gestion (HEG Arc)
  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne – EHL

HES-SO Headquarters and Rectorate, Delémont ©HES-SO

Degree Programs

The Business, Management, and Services section offers seven Bachelor’s programs:

  • Business Law
  • Business Administration
  • Hotel and Hospitality Management
  • Information and Documentation Science
  • Business Information Technology
  • International Business Management
  • Tourism

It also offers five Master’s programs:

  • Business Administration
  • Information Science
  • Global Hospitality Business
  • Wine & Hospitality Management
  • Integrated Innovation for Product and Business Development – Innokick

Continuing Education

In its Business, Management, and Services section, the HES-SO offers more than 90 courses designed to meet the needs of companies that promote rapid access to management responsibilities. With its continuing education courses, the HES-SO contributes to lifelong learning and the further development of professional practice, while strengthening innovation in various practical fields. In this way, it follows the priorities defined by the Bologna Process.


Like its activities in applied research & development and continuing education, the services provided by the HES-SO to third parties aim to strengthen ties with stakeholders in the economic, industrial, social, cultural, and public health environments. The HES-SO collaborates with national and international research institutes, cantonal and federal authorities, local and foreign companies, and associations and foundations recognized in their respective fields. The services provided range from one-off projects to long-term partnerships on specific research & development ventures or continuing education programs.

The services provided by the HES-SO vary considerably, both in volume and content, from one discipline or school to another. Revenues have been increasing since 2016, enabling the HES-SO to come close to reaching the goal of financial self-sufficiency as required by the Swiss government.

Research & Development

More than 150 business, management, and service projects are currently being conducted in the 20 institutes and centers of the Business, Management, and Services section of the HES-SO. These research projects are characterized by a strong practical relevance and close collaboration with regional stakeholders. Their outcome benefits companies, cultural and public health institutions, the authorities, and civil society.

Research at the HES-SO is also developing at the highest national and international levels, constantly evolving and adapting in accordance with new research practices. , constantly evolving and adapting in accordance with new research practices. It is funded through a growing number of competitive grants offered, among others, by Innosuisse, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and EU institutions.


HES-SO – Domaine Economie et Services
Route de Moutier 14
2800 Delémont

Tel. +41 (0)58 900 00 00



HE-Arc Gestion
Espace de l’Europe 21
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 (0)32 930 20 20

Haute école de gestion Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 4
1700 Fribourg
Tel. +41 (0)26 429 63 70

Haute école de gestion de Genève
Campus Battelle
Bâtiment B
Rue de la Tambourine 17
1227 Carouge
Tel. +41 (0)22 388 17 00

HES-SO Valais-Wallis – Haute école de gestion – HEG
Route de la Plaine 2
3960 Sierre
Tel. +41 (0)58 606 93 11

Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud – HEIG-VD
Centre Saint-Roch
Avenue des Sports 20
1401 Yverdon-les-Bains
Tel. +41 (0)24 557 76 00

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne – EHL
Route de Cojonnex 18
1000 Lausanne 25
Tel. +41 (0)21 785 11 11