Every great manager in this vibrant industry needs to possess the fundamentals of leadership. Upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration, students may take an additional semester during which they will focus on people skills of executive management in hospitality.
The PGHD semester consist of 6 courses of the MBA program. Students will examine leadership, business relationships, development of managers and organizational strategy, in both the classroom and workplace. PGHD graduates may return to Les Roches at a later time and complete only 6 more months of study and a dissertation to obtain their MBA.
SEMESTER 1 - OPERATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES, FINANCE & MARKETING
In the first semester, you will take a variety of operational hotel management courses with experience-based learning periods where you will observe and practice supervising restaurant and rooms division operations.
- Hospitality Finance
- Services Marketing
- Rooms Division Operations
- Food and Beverage Operations Management
- Food Production and Service Operations
Based on an English placement test, either:
- Business and Academic English
Or one of the following:
- French 1, German 1, Spanish 1, French 2 or Mandarin 1
SEMESTER 2 – HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES, EVENTS, REVENUE & HR
In the second semester, you move on to the administrative hotel management courses with an event management project and the higher-level hospitality management courses.
- Rooms Division Management
- Hospitality Human Resources
- Yield and Revenue Management
- Events Management
- Food Production Management
Plus one of the following:
- Entrepreneurship or Sustainable Facilities Management
SEMESTER 3 – STRATEGIC HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT COURSES
In the second semester, you will examine leadership, business relationships, development of managers and organizational strategy, in both the classroom and workplace.
Six of the following courses:
- Managing Across Cultures
- Leadership and Development
- Strategic Hospitality Management
- Trends in Tourism and Hospitality
- Data Analysis and Decision Making
- Strategic Operational Management
- Hospitality Financial Management and Budgeting
- Business Economics
- Strategic Management
- Revenue and Pricing Management
- Tourism Destination and Event Planning
- Six Sigma and a Comparative Overview of Quality System
INTERNSHIP – POSTGRADUATE DEGREE INTERNSHIP
The postgraduate internship of 4-6 months will allow you to use your new knowledge and skills in an administrative, supervisory, or training position with exposure to operational departments. This first real-life professional experience can take place in a Swiss or international hotel or other hospitality establishment, and will help you to make establish real-life work experience and industry contacts in your new profession.