The purpose of the school is to provide a selection of academic programs at the graduate level of study. The programs have been designed in such a way as to be current and relevant but also foster and advance the scholarly and professional activities in a field of hospitality.
The faculty teaching in these programs have an active academic interest, coupled with vast experience as educators as well as active practitioners. The ethos of the school is to create an environment that stimulates learning and fosters ideas.
As such the graduate school aims to cultivate a culture where students become not only employable but equally passionate about the field of hospitality.
With over 30 nationalities currently studying at the graduate level and a very vibrant student community at the Les Roches campus, the graduate school is an ideal learning environment, enhances entrepreneurship and develops life-long skills that are relevant for the successful careers of our graduates. Our students tend to demonstrate innovative thinking, a dedicated work ethos as well as a high level of professionalism with hospitality etiquette.
I would like to welcome you to the Graduate School and I hope that your education with us will be rewarding and above all enjoyable.
Dr. Dimitrios Diamantis
Dean of Graduate Studies
A former hotelier with over 20 years’ experience in the hotel and restaurant industry, Frank now dedicates his expertise, passion and knowledge to education.
During his hotel career he worked in several European countries in hotels and restaurants with an accent on luxury, he also had a spell in The United Arab Emirates where he managed the pre-opening, opening and operation of a 250 rooms resort & spa.
Today, his areas of interest include accounting, performance management, reporting sustainability and revenue management.
Frank holds a higher diploma from EHL, a post graduate diploma in hospitality management from Derby University and an MBA in accounting and finance from the University of Liverpool.
Annick obtained her PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology in 2011 at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. In 2012, she joined the Kravis Leadership Institute in Los Angeles to work with Dr. Ronald Riggio on the social skills of leaders. She joined Les Roches in 2013 to teach psychology and is currently teaching Leading Organizations and Research Methods in the Master program.
Dr Darioly is married and has two children.
MBA Program Manager
Dimitrios Diamantis holds a BA (Hons) of Hotel Management from South Bank University, London, an MSc in Tourism Marketing from Surrey University, UK a PhD from Bournemouth University, UK, and a Diploma of Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.
Over the years, he was involved with projects for a number of organizations, including the World Travel and Tourism Council, the UN World Tourism Organization, the European Union as well a number of hotel and tourism companies. He is currently an external examiner at Derby University, UDOL, UK. He is also an honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool for their DBA online program.
Dimitrios has published books on Ecotourism and Globalization in Tourism as well as academic publications and he is currently working on writing two books in the area of tourism and sustainability and a number of academic articles. He also acts as Dean of Graduate Studies.
As a part of the graduate school a number of faculty are undertaking both academic and applied research and are engaged in conferences, forums as well as publishing articles in academic journals.
Further, an important element of the MBA and the Master in Hospitality Leadership curricula is the second semester “Applied Research Project” (ARPs), which is a 3-credit capstone course where all students are involved in real business problems encountered by hospitality companies. Among such projects are:
These ARPs are highly appreciated by students for their exposure to authentic business problems to find innovative solutions. The final project is presented to the senior management team of the companies involved.
Whether you want a new career in hospitality, the leadership qualities to enhance your career, or the skill set to reach executive level, Les Roches offers postgraduate degree programs that will help you reach your goals within this opportunity-rich sector.
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Learn from the best and take your hospitality career to the next level.
Our one-year master's program will develop your leadership skills, soft skills and personal attributes to accelerate your managerial or entrepreneurial career within the hospitality industry. Students will concentrate on the complex relationships between employers, employees, owners, customers and other stakeholders through increased insight into managerial and leadership functions. As you undertake in-depth applied research projects with real-world problems, you will gain an increased understanding of the management issues faced by hospitality companies. Other crucial skills that this one-year program teaches are work ethic, teamwork and networking, all vital in enabling graduates to confidently lead a diverse team.
When investing in graduate education, career outcomes are a vital consideration.
At Les Roches, we are committed to giving our students support and guidance to discover the very best opportunities in one of the most diverse and dynamic industries.
89% OF GRADUATING STUDENTS HAVE ONE OR MORE JOB OFFERS (2014)
By 2024, one in every ten jobs in the world will be in the hospitality industry (WTTC Travel and Tourism Economic Impact 2014). As of May 2015, there are more than 4,000 hotel projects in the pipeline worldwide, representing more than 900,000 rooms (www.tophotelprojects.com). This means there is a growing demand for highly trained individuals, experienced managers and strategists who think differently and are committed to driving businesses forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
As a Les Roches graduate, you are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the wealth of opportunities that this exciting industry has to offer. Every year, more than 100 of the world’s best brands visit our campus for presentations, interviews and professional workshops in order to recruit students. As a result, we have an excellent placement record, with our career development and industry placement office offering one-on-one support to organize interviews, help you prepare for them and, if necessary, advise you on negotiating and accepting positions.
Through our online platform, we help you to manage the application process and offer focused career counseling. Plus, we run workshops on new métiers in MICE business, project management, HR, learning and development.
“Les Roches students are very welcoming and highly valuable in the marketplace.”
“The students here have such a high level of passion, they’re excited, they’re driven and these are the types of candidates we want at Bloomberg.”
“Les Roches students learn how to satisfy clients’ emotions and search for unique experiences.”
The mission of the Les Roches Alumni Association is to deliver opportunities for professional growth and social interaction among its members.
By becoming a member of Les Roches Alumni Association you gain access to a professional and social network with hospitality professionals working within major companies at all levels in 115 countries around the world.
#1 INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
Every year, more than 100 International leading brands visit Les Roches to interview and recruit our students for internship and graduate positions. Key faculty members and our industry advisory board keep us up-to-speed on the latest trends.
#2 CAREER SUPPORT
Les Roches is committed to giving you the best career support and guidance. From one-on-one counseling sessions with our experienced careers department, to industry workshops and interview techniques, we cover all bases.
#3 REAL-LIFE LEARNING
Built into our curricula are real-life applied research projects and industry exposure, helping students to apply their knowledge to real-life situations and business plans.
#4 LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS
Our faculty are not only highly qualified, but equipped with a wealth of industry experience, so you can rest assured that you are learning from the industry's experts
#5 ALUMNI NETWORK
Graduating students become life-long members of the Les Roches Global Alumni Association. This membership gives access to an official website, exclusive job opportunities and a strong social network with members working in 129 countries around the world.