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International Programs Lead the Way

This week we celebrated the achievements of the 2015 graduates of Northwood’s sister university in Switzerland, Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM). HIM is one of the premier institutes of learning in the hotel and hospitality industry. It offers a unique environment that blends more than 60 nationalities under one program. The result is an unforgettable student experience that leaves learners exceptionally well prepared for a career in the hotel and hospitality industry. This year’s HIM graduation was made even more special because it coincided with the Institute’s 30th anniversary. Northwood has partnered with HIM since 2002 to offer the bachelor of Business Administration degree. This is a “3+1” program where students complete their first three years taking courses toward a Swiss Higher Diploma, and complete their final year of study with Northwood University.

50 student graduates are entering the business world with a foundational belief in a free and ethical society, knowing the power of private enterprise and understanding the possibilities that come from competitive, productive effort ̶ our founding ideals.  As hospitality and tourism move toward becoming the world’s largest industry, these graduates are well-prepared to serve it with creativity, passion and innovation.

Along with Northwood University’s other international partnerships in China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, this multi-cultural program in Switzerland expands our global footprint, creating worldwide communities of high achievers and free thinkers ̶ future leaders of a free enterprise society.

Congratulations to our HIM graduates and all of our international ambassadors who comprise the Northwood University Class of 2015. We are proud to call you Northwood University alumni and look forward to seeing where your careers take you.

Enjoy your weekend!


Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203

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