BASIC YEAR in International Hospitality Management

Duration: 1 Year

Before accessing to one of best MBA Degree in México, some students would need to do this Basic year in order to be accepted to our MBA Program the following year.

Indeed, our MBA program has a very high level, students must have working experiences in Hospitality and must have a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality to be admitted. Therefore, students with a Bachelor Degree from another industry must do this Basic to know all about hospitality. Students will also get working experiences in luxury hotels

Our goal is to prepare students to become the best leaders in the Hospitality & Tourism industries based on our Swiss experience in education and in hotel management. SHG Cancun combines academic courses with professional trainings and internships in luxury hotels. Thanks to this system, our students are assured to be offered management positions in many countries worldwide.


  • Swiss Quality
  • International Environment
  • Discipline
  • Rigor
  • Hands-on Learning Experience

Basic Program

Details of the Calendar in 2019/ 2020 - All intakes

Fichiers bientôt disponibles.

Academic Courses in Basic Year

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Courses are given in English and in Spanish. Students select the language of their choice at the start. In case of difficulties, SHG México gives extra lessons to students who need some help. 

Our teachers are among the best in their specialities, they are composing a team coming from México, France and Switzerland.

We teach the following subjects:

  • People Management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Yield Management
  • Intercultural Management
  • Events Management
  • Grooming & Self-Image
  • Luxury Environment
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Digital Marketing
  • Wines of the world
  • Hotel Environment
  • Food & Beverage Industry
  • Cost Control in F&B
  • Negotiation
  • International Relations
  • Languages to select: English, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic Spanish, German, Italian.

Courses are from Monday to Friday  in Playa del Carmen school.

International Accreditations


International recognition

SHG MEXICO and other SHG Schools are accredited by International Quality Bodies such as:

  • AHLEI (American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute)
  • CHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education)
  • EHSAC (European Hospitality Schools Accreditations Council)

Professional Courses in Luxury Hotels

We train students to get skills and working experiences in every department in a hotel. The students practice in all departments 1 by 1 and must come back to some departments several times to improve their skills. There are 4 main departments: Restaurant Service, Culinary, Administration and Room Division.

  • Restaurant Service: It includes Fine-Dining Restaurants, Traditional Restaurants, Bar, Room-Service, Catering Service, Banqueting Service. 
  • Culinary: It includes all parts of the Kitchen (Cold, Hot, Pastry, International Food, Gourmet, etc.)
  • Room Division: It includes Housekeeping, Front Desk, Guest Services, etc.
  • Administration: It includes Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, etc.

Luxury Hotels in Cancun:

Our students have real working experience in practicing and learning in real hotels. All our partner hotels in Cancun are luxury hotels, therefore our students learn with the highest standards.

Paid-Internship in Luxury Hotels


Offered by SHG Cancun

During that year, students undergo a paid internship over a 6-month period. The remuneration depends on the country where the hotel is located and may include accommodation and meals. In all cases, the hotels proposed by SHG Cancun are always in the 4* or 5* category. Thus, SHG Cancun takes care of all necessary arrangements. Transportation expenses to the internship destination are usually born by students.

During and after the internship, students are evaluated and graded by the hotel. Following the internship, students will write a management report as evidence that he/she has fully mastered the internship's objective.

Admissions & Fees


  • Fill in the application form (click below to: SHG Application Form)
  • Motivation letter (at least 500 words)
  • English Test (at least 5.0 IELTS or equivalent) for students selecting the English language for courses.
  • Interview (via Skype or Face to Face with one of our admission officers)
  • High School Degree (A' Level Degree / Baccalauréat / Maturité)
  • Bachelor Degree


  • Tuitions fee: MXN 128'500 / Year or MXN 11'450 / Month for courses in Spanish
  • Tuitions fee: MXN 147'000 / Year or MXN 12'900 / Month for courses in English
  • Administration fee: MXN 4'650 / Year
  • Uniform Kit & Books: MXN 5'590 (once)

Next Intakes

  • March 2019

Our Admission Center in México


Our Admission Center in México is in charge of the admissions for the campus in Cancun. In addition, all Mexican students who wish to study in another SHG school in the world must send their application to our Admission Center in México.

SHG Cancun - International Hospitality School

c/o Agora Language Center, Calle 6 bis entre 25 y 30, Centro, Playa del Carmen, 

Quintana Roo, 77710, México

Phone Number: +52 984 147 64 30


School Manager: Mrs Anne CALDERON

Country Manager México: Mrs Hilde GUSTAFSSON

Our Admissions Offices in the World

GENEVA (Switzerland)

Global SHG Admissions Center

Miss Giselle Talampas

Global Admissions Manager

2, Route de Peney, CH-1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0) 22 518 72 90


SHG Admissions Center - Rio de Janeiro

Mr Mauro Lando

Admissions Manager Brazil

Floor P, Forum Building,

Rua Visconde de Piraja 351,

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro 22410-003, Brazil

Tel: +55 21 98124 4136

SAO PAULO (Brazil)

SHG Admissions Center - Sao Paulo

Mr Mauro Lando

Admissions Manager Brazil

7th & 8th floor, Torre Joao Salem, 

Av. Paulista 1079, 

Sao Paulo 01310-200, Brazil

Tel: +55 21 98124 4136


SHG Admissions Center - India

Mr Sanjay Babu Tetakala

Admissions Manager India

#6-3-252/1/7/1, Road No.1, Next to Taj Deccan Hotel, Erramanzil Colony, Banjara Hills, Shaikpet, Hyderabad 500034, Telangana, India

Tel: +91 788 8210743

MUMBAI (India)

SHG Admissions Office (Mumbai - India)

Mr Ayaz Kaiser (Manager)

4th Floor, One Forbes, 1 Dr VB Gandhi Marg, 

Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, INDIA

Phone: +91 6305 091916