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Les Roches Global Hospitality Management Education

Location Les Roches Crans-Montana, Crans-Montana Switzerland
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# 5

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Founded in Switzerland in 1954, Les Roches offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of hospitality, tourism, and event management. We are ranked among the global Top 3 institutions in our field for Employer Reputation*, as evidenced by our 94% employment rate upon graduation.

We have campuses in Crans-Montana (Switzerland), Marbella (Spain), and Shanghai (China), providing a unique learning environment to a culturally diverse student body, in which more than 100 different nationalities are represented. 

We follow the Swiss model of hospitality education, with experiential, hands-on learning built into the fabric of the study programs we offer. Undergraduate programs include our world-class Bachelor’s in Global Hospitality Management and popular Diploma in International Hotel Management. At graduate level, we offer the world’s first Master’s in Hospitality Strategy and Digital Transformation, together with the only full-time, on campus MBA taught by a top-ranked hospitality business school. 

Les Roches is not just a school, it’s a way of life!

For more information visit our website, or follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021

COVID-19 Information: Please check our latest updates here

Founded in Switzerland in 1954, Les Roches offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of hospitality, tourism, and event management. We are ranked among the global Top 3 institutions in our field for Employer Reputation*, as evidenced by our 94% employment rate upon graduation.

We have campuses in Crans-Montana (Switzerland), Marbella (Spain), and Shanghai (China), providing a unique learning environment to a culturally diverse student body, in which more than 100 different nationalities are represented. 

We follow the Swiss model of hospitality education, with experiential, hands-on learning built into the fabric of the study programs we offer. Undergraduate programs include our world-class Bachelor’s in Global Hospitality Management and popular Diploma in International Hotel Management. At graduate level, we offer the world’s first Master’s in Hospitality Strategy and Digital Transformation, together with the only full-time, on campus MBA taught by a top-ranked hospitality business school. 

Les Roches is not just a school, it’s a way of life!

For more information visit our website, or follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021

University information

IELTS

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

9

TOEFL

Minimum score

70

Maximum score

120

Crans-Montana
Crans-Montana campus is a place where the future is being made, right now. It is one of two physical campus locations for Spark, our global innovation sphere. Spark is a place where new concepts are created, tested and incubated; it makes Les Roches the essential destination for hospitality’s future leaders and innovators to learn their craft. You will also have access to an innovation classroom and digital media studio, where you can experiment with 3D printing, create your own mobile apps and develop your digital skills. And with Mac labs, professional kitchens, demonstration areas, student event spaces, and an extensive traditional and digital library, you’ll have all the tools you need to unleash your creativity. 

Marbella
Marbella campus is the second of two physical locations for our Spark global innovation sphere. Spark is a living innovation lab, where you’ll get to work with some of the brightest stars in Spain’s – and Europe’s – start-up ecosystem. The campus also features four professional kitchens – tailored to different resort restaurant concepts – as well as a demonstration bar, front office, housekeeping office, and hotel room. Other learning facilities include a state-of-the-art classroom with Apple technology, Mac lab, plus a traditional and digital academic library.

Shanghai 

A modern campus located on the spacious campus of Shanghai Normal University, Les Roches Jin Jiang offers the latest facilities and technology in a traditional university setting. This includes digitally optimized classrooms, custom-built demonstration areas, a library, two computer classrooms, and communal study spaces for group collaboration. You can also plug into Spark, our global innovation sphere.

For more on Spark click here. 

Student life

Crans-Montana

The campus takes its name from the famous ski and golf resort of Crans-Montana, which is a short ride away by car, bus or funicular. There you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained – including high-end food, culture, shopping and outdoor sports. Head down the mountain and you’ll discover the town of Sierre, with its mainline railway station. 

There’s also plenty to do without ever leaving campus. Join a club. Take up a sport. Dive into something new. Public speaking, wine, sustainability, arts, charity, culinary… you are sure to find ways to feed your passions at Les Roches. 

Our students also learn by putting on their own high profile events. Cultural Night, The Future of Hospitality Summit, World of Wines Expo, Open Mic Night, Les Roches Got Talent, the Environmental Festival are just some of these eagerly-awaited occasions.

Marbella

Les Roches Marbella is a modern, spacious campus offering a vibrant student life. With more than 80 nationalities represented on campus, we deliver a rich cultural diversity that will broaden your horizons and enhance your social skills. 

Throughout your time in Marbella you will have plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow students, take up hobbies and play your part in organizing student-led cultural, sports and leisure activities.

 Outdoor life is centered on the city’s beautiful sandy beaches, where you can swim, try a variety of water sports or simply enjoy a Mediterranean meal in any of the famous ‘chiringuitos’. 

Marbella also features many upscale boutiques, bars and nightclubs, while the Costa del Sol is home to world-class events, including sports championships, music concerts and traditional Andalusian fairs.  

Shanghai

The green, collegiate atmosphere of Shanghai Normal University’s Feng Xian Campus provides a peaceful setting for Les Roches Jin Jiang students to live and learn.

For urban adventurers, downtown Shanghai is only an hour away by bus or taxi, providing opportunities to explore the fantastic cultural sites, leisure activities and cosmopolitan life of this major global city. 

Students have access to the indoor and outdoor sports and leisure facilities of Shanghai Normal University. You can find a wide a variety of sports and fitness activities both on and off campus, including: golf, tennis, badminton, yoga, soccer and many more. Plenty of student clubs are also available on campus, while popular student-led events include Cultural Day, the LRJJ Talent Show, the LRJJ Olympics and charity events. 

 

The Les Roches name is known and trusted the world over. We’re your unfair advantage in the job market. The biggest brands in hospitality and beyond come to us when they’re looking for fresh talent. 

Career expertise at your service

 

We offer personalized career services to students, to help you find your perfect role. As well as guiding and supporting you, our expert career advisers will set up interviews, help you prepare and give advice on your career options. To find out more visit our website.

 

Rankings & ratings

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2020
    #3
  • 2021
    #4
  • 2022
    #5

Ranking criteria

85.7
Overall
85.4
Academic Reputation
94.6
Employer Reputation
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Available programs

For undergraduate students, we offer:

BBA in Global Hospitality Management

This industry-leading Bachelor’s degree combines academic rigor with real-world professional experience. Gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications to launch your hospitality management career or as a foundation for graduate studies.

A comprehensive academic education is the bedrock of this Bachelor program.

We will teach you how a hospitality business works from the inside out.

Our curriculum covers:

  • critical operational functions
  • marketing and sales
  • accounting and financial management


Our teaching also focuses on the soft skills that distinguish the most effective managers.

You will discover the secrets of great leadership, including communication, problem-solving and talent management.

Our remote learning option for BBA semester 1

We understand that today’s circumstances could make it difficult for you to join us on campus when our next Bachelor’s degree begins in March 2021. We don’t want you to postpone your future, so we have developed a unique solution, Les Roches Connect, which will deliver the complete semester 1 curriculum through a blend of learning at home and on campus.


Diploma in International Hotel Management

Taught in Shanghai, our Diploma in International Hotel Management is an ideal starting point for your career in hospitality. You’ll combine hands-on practical training with business management theory, while gaining professional experience through two industry internships.

Across two dedicated academic semesters, you will learn how the hospitality industry works and how you can drive business and operational performance.

Curriculum includes:

  • marketing
  • accounting
  • operational management
  • leadership techniques.


As this Diploma shares its academic DNA with our industry-leading BBA in Global Hospitality Management, it can also provide a stepping-stone to transfer (from semester 4 onwards) to our campuses in Switzerland or Spain to pursue the full BBA degree.

Remote study options now available for all graduate programs

In response to the current circumstances, we have introduced three ‘a la carte’ study options to help you keep your education on track. They are:

  • 100% face-to-face on campus
  • Study remotely until you are ready/able to join us on campus – with seamless integration to curriculum
  • 100% remote learning at home

For graduate students we offer:

MBA in Global Hospitality Management

Taught exclusively on our Crans-Montana campus, this is our flagship graduate program. In one intensive year you will set yourself up for a senior managerial position. Includes field trips to Chicago and Shanghai, a choice of two career-focused specializations in your second semester, plus a real-world Consultancy Project with a leading hospitality brand.

Semester 1

Includes personal development and leadership skills, innovation, financial analysis, marketing, consumer behavior and insights, hospitality economics and advanced management topics, plus first international field trip.

Semester 2

Includes business strategies and performance monitoring, corporate finance, data analytics and decision making, plus second international field trip.

New for September 2020: choice of specializations:

  • Advanced Revenue and Performance Management
  • Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Business Development

Each specialization includes bespoke Consultancy Project

 

Master’s in Hospitality Strategy and Digital Transformation

Digital technology is revolutionizing hospitality, creating fantastic opportunities for tech-savvy professionals who have the skills and insights to lead digital transformation strategies.

Our new Master’s in Hospitality Strategy and Digital Transformation – the first of its kind in the world – is designed to make you ready to seize these opportunities to shape the hospitality industry of tomorrow.

Two semesters of full-time academic study are split into three modules:

Module 1 – Tactics

Mastering digital technologies and innovation in the hospitality sector. Also includes a ‘Decoding Bootcamp’ focused on mobile applications, websites and data curation.

Module 2 – Strategies

Developing sustainable strategies and business models

Module 3 – Leadership

Leading your organization into the digital transformation

 

Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management

Available in Switzerland, Spain and China, our most popular graduate program has launched thousands of successful hospitality careers in every corner of the world. It’s especially relevant for career-changers and it can also be a springboard to our flagship MBA program.

Academic semester

Features leadership, entrepreneurship, digital marketing and financial/performance management, plus your choice of elective courses and a business field trip to Dubai.

Industry internship

A six-month professional internship gives you the chance to apply everything you learned in your first semester. We help to arrange internships with top brands all over the world. 

Master’s in Marketing and Management for Luxury Tourism

Luxury tourism is an exciting, fast-growing and highly competitive business. With its highly focused and practical learning approach, this Master’s will give you the skills to develop and lead effective marketing strategies – skills which are highly sought-after throughout the industry.

Semester 1:

Immerse yourself in the world of marketing and luxury. Learn about new innovations and concepts, digital and data-driven marketing, as well as luxury trends.

Term 2 (3 months):

Delve deeper into marketing and leadership theories. Discover how brand value is created and performance is measured. Complete your capstone project.

Internship (optional):

An optional six-month professional internship provides an opportunity to apply everything you have learned in class.

 

Master’s in International Hotel Management

Designed for ambitious hospitality professionals, recent graduates and career-changers, this Master’s combines the traditional Swiss ethos of luxury hotel management with the latest strategies in operations, digital marketing, talent and leadership. You’ll develop the skills to become a successful hotel manager.

Semester 1:

Get the inside track on hotel operations, including rooms, housekeeping, front desk and F&B. Sharpen your financial, operational and people management skills. 

Term 2 (3 months):

Learn about strategy, asset management, sustainability and events before tackling an applied business capstone project. Also includes field trip to Dubai. 

Internship:

An optional six-month professional internship provides an opportunity to apply everything you have learned in class. 

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