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The award
BBA

How long you will study
42 months

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
January

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About BBA in Global Hospitality Management at Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

This international management degree offers a global study rotation through our campuses in Switzerland, China and Spain to develop students' first-hand knowledge of service cultures and business practices in key tourism markets and giving them the highly valuable skill of multicultural fluency.

Just over half (56%) industry managers based in luxury hotels prefer graduates who have trained in more than a single country (TNS Survey 2013). Graduates with an international education have a significant advantage in the jobs market.

During the program, students will rotate through the Les Roches campuses in China, Spain and Switzerland with their select group of classmates. Together they will experience cultural immersion through cultural weeks, culinary courses, and language classes.

SEMESTER 1 - SWITZERLAND
HOSPITALITY COURSES & INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY INTRODUCTION
The first semester in Switzerland will introduce you to hotel operations using the rigorous Swiss methods to achieve impeccable service quality. At the same time, you will begin to explore hospitality as a field of international management and cultural diversity.

  • Rooms Division Operations 
  • Cleaning Science and Food Hygiene 
  • Intro to International Hospitality Business 
  • Purchasing and Control 
  • French/Mandarin/Spanish (business & industry relevant)
  • English Courses 
  • IT/Math 
  • Cultural Studies

SEMESTER 2 – CHINA
FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE COURSES AND ASIAN STUDIES
In China, you will learn about the operational and cultural aspects of managing restaurants and rooms division. At the same time, you will study Asian culture and develop cross-cultural communication skills that are indispensable for international management positions.

  • Service – Craft-based Learning
  • Service Concepts
  • Principles of Bar and Beverage
  • Asian Studies 
  • Human Nutrition and Food
  • Spanish 1 / Mandarin 1 or Mandarin 2 / Spanish 2
  • Effective Communication
  • Rooms Division Management

SEMESTER 3 – SPAIN
CULINARY ARTS COURSES AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
During the semester in Spain, you will learn how a 5-star hotel restaurant produces delicious international cuisine while delving deeper into core business practices for global service organizations.

  • Kitchen - Craft-based Learning
  • Pastry - Craft-based Learning
  • Culinary Concepts
  • International Accounting
  • Hospitality Marketing 
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Spanish 1, French 1 or Spanish 2, French 2 or Spanish 3
  • Economics
  • Gastronomy of Spain 

SEMESTER 4
INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIP
Your first internship will allow you to exercise your operational skills in an international hospitality organization.

You will gain real-life work experience in core hospitality departments such as F&B (restaurant, kitchen, banqueting) and Rooms Division (Front office, housekeeping).

SEMESTER 5 – SWITZERLAND

STRATEGIC HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT COURSES

When you return to Switzerland you will have a broad base of hospitality skills, cultural knowledge and international experience. Semester 5 will take you to the next level with strategic management courses for international hospitality organizations.

  • Revenue and Pricing Management 
  • Management Science 
  • Corporate Events and Hospitality 
  • Quantitative techniques 
  • Research Methods 
  • Leading Multinational Teams 
  • Anthropology of Tourism 
  • Food & Beverage Management 

SEMESTER 6
INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIP
In the second internship, you will exercise your skills in administration, project management, time management and communication.

It can be done in cross-training or any department.


SEMESTER 7 - SWITZERLAND
STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT COURSES
The final semester focuses entirely on core business courses and transferrable management skills for international organizations.

  • Business in Emerging Markets
  • Dissertation
  • Politics and International Affairs
  • Sustainable Tourism 
  • International Finance
  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Project and Contract Management

Read real life student experiences on our global degree blog here

Study options for this course

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Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

Age - Normally 18 years old and above. Applicants can be under the age of 18 provided they are 18 when they finish their first semester of study.

Education - A High School Diploma or equivalent. Students must have completed (supported by an official Certificate / Diploma) at least six years (for the Diploma program) and at least 7 years (for the AD/ BBA program) of secondary education and provide evidence of it. Complete information on the school, including school transcript and/or certificate of public examination (including an explanatory note of the grading system) should be provided.

English Qualification - If you are not a native English speaker, or if you have not spent the last 3 years in an English-taught school, please enclose one of the following:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 500 points for the paper based test and 61 on the Internet Based Test (IBT). The TOEFL testing code number for Les Roches is 9827.
  • Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE): Grade C - Please also send the statement of results with your detailed profile. 
  • IELTS : Academic Module minimum Overall Band Score of 5.0 and min 5.0 for each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking).
  • All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.
  • If you do not meet the above English language requirements, you have the possibility of registering on our Intensive English language program to acquire the entry English level.

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