Use your CTH Diploma as a passport to study a Sustainability degree in Switzerland

22nd May 2019

CTH is delighted to announce a new pathway for CTH graduates to continue their studies at a prestigious business school in the heart of Switzerland.

Students who have completed the CTH Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management or Tourism Management can enter into the second year of the BBA degree programmes offered by SUMAS Sustainability Management School in Switzerland. Furthermore, students who hold both the CTH Level 4 Diploma and the CTH Level 5 Advanced Diploma in either Hospitality Management or Tourism Management can enter into the third year (Final Year) of the BBA programmes.

SUMAS is a unique business school located between Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland, that offers innovative business programs integrated with state-of-the-art sustainability knowledge. SUMAS combines high level academic education with real life projects in partnership with top companies. SUMAS was the first business school in the world to launch the BBA and MBA in Sustainability Management.

For more details about the superb SUMAS school please visit

CTH Director of Partnerships, Simon Cleaver, comments:

The issue of sustainability is becoming a hot topic in tourism. Already major tourist destinations like Venice, Beijing’s Forbidden City and Machu Picchu in Peru risk being permanently damaged by the very tourists that they serve.

Recently, we saw Thailand forced to close off its famous Khao Phing Kan (James Bond Island) because of tourist volumes causing damage to its environment.

As more and more people travel, tourism managers must have the skills to both maximise income and enjoyment whilst also protecting the beauty of these wonderful sites. I very much hope that this progression pathway will help ensure that today’s CTH graduates can go on to play their part in ensuring tourism remains sustainable into the rest of this century.