MBA Hospitality Management – Les Roches

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  • Master Degree

    MBA in Hospitality

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A hospitality MBA that gives you skills and insights from the best in the business.

This Master of Business Administration or MBA in Hospitality Management prepares the students for advancing their career into senior managerial positions through a focus on problem solving, data-driven decision making, strategic business planning and leadership development.

The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with industry experts to ensure maximum relevance to industry trends and demands. An experienced, international recognized faculty with both practical experiences and academic credentials delivers the MBA courses. 

The program includes traditional lectures, interactive teaching with emphasis on real practice as well as field visits. Unique features of the program are the Strategic Business Project over their second semester, the study trip to Chicago as well as a number of seminars and tutorials on relevant concepts. 

Elective courses enable students to customize their learning journey, while the final dissertation provides students with the opportunity to conduct significant research on a topic of their choice. 

This graduate Master of Business Administration or MBA in Hospitality Management prepares the students for advancing their career into senior managerial positions through a focus on problem solving, data-driven decision making, strategic business planning and leadership development.
The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with industry experts and academic input to ensure maximum relevance to industry demands as well as the educational expectations. 
 
An experienced, international recognized faculty with both practical experiences and academic credentials delivers the MBA courses. 
The program includes traditional lectures, interactive teaching with emphasis on real practice as well as field visits.  
Unique features of the program are the Applied Research Project over their second semester, the study trip to Chicago as well as a number of seminars and tutorials on relevant concepts. 
 
Overall, the Students must complete their year of study, which includes a specialization on either Marketing or Finance and a dissertation.  
 
 
 

LENGTH : 1 YEAR 2 MONTHS (2 Academic Semesters) | INTAKES : JANUARY AND JULY

Pre-MBA (First 2 Weeks)

Your MBA in hospitality begins with a two-week preparatory program designed to prepare you with the tools for academic and professional success. As part of this introductory program, you will take the following non-credit-granting courses:

  • Managerial Accounting and Performance Dashboards
  • Innovation in the Hospitality Industry
  • Research Methods
  • Communication and Leadership Presence

 

You will also have access to workshops on career development, interview techniques and English language skills.

Courses overview

The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the MBA in Hospitality Management program.

MBA DISSERTATION (4 CREDITS)

The MBA dissertation is your opportunity to work in a specific area of interest and to take a leading role in the learning process. This in-depth research project is a vehicle for individual growth and learning, resulting in a memorable and rewarding experience.

The chosen project or problem must be of strategic significance and worthy of research at the graduate level, and the final dissertation should be within 18,000 to 22,000 words. Students have two months from the end of their second semester to submit their dissertation.

Field trip to Chicago

Two-week of immersive learning in Chicago is offered as part of the MBA program, during the second semester of studies.

This study trip provides a unique opportunity to see practical application of hospitality strategic development in Chicago, arguably one of the leading centers of tourism and hospitality development in the U.S.

The four focus areas are:

  • HOSPITALITY CONCEPTS & DESIGN
  • TOURISM & HOSPITALITY TRENDS
  • FOOD AND BEVERAGE
  • HOSPITALITY STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

 

The students will visit approximately 14 different establishments, ranging from 5-star hotels to architectural houses, to tourism companies such as Booking.com, Peninsula, Trump Towers, Four Seasons, Soho House, etc. Industry leaders will educate the participants about the challenges and opportunities of their business. The classes will be conducted both in a normal classroom setting as well as in the visited establishments.   These classes are a part of the curriculum of the MBA.

The Chicago study trip provides a unique opportunity to see applied theory in an American context, as well as to develop the international experiences of the MBA students.

What our students say

AIGERIM AITMAMBETOVA

Assistant Spa Manager at Six Senses Spa at Symphony Style Hotel, Kuwait

My education at Les Roches had an important impact on my career path with Six Senses. The knowledge I got through the MBA program helped me to develop managerial and leadership skills and increased my knowledge in the field of hospitality industry

RAFAEL STEIN

Chef and Culinary Development Manager, Nestlé Professional

If I can use one word to summarize the MBA, I’d say: inflection. Inflection both in my life and career. It was an important time of reflection that led to change. I realized I can still work with my passion for food, but can take an approach to it that is better matched to the lifestyle I want

PAULINE BERGÉ

Director of Sales and Marketing, Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

“For me attending Les Roches was a matter of meaningful choice, not a matter of imposition. It was in Bluche that I realized I found my vocation in life. Les Roches taught me to interact and understand many cultures and accept that people are different, which enabled me to integrate rapidly into everywhere I have had the chance to live and work. Experience is ultimately the key to a successful career”.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Age - Normally aged 24 years old or above. 

Education - Applicants must hold a bachelor degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in any field, ideally at least two years experience, preferably in the hospitality industry.

English Qualifications - 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 550 points for the paper based test or 80 on the Internet Based Test (IBT). The TOEFL testing code number for Les Roches is 9827. 
     
  • Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE): Grade A. 
    Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE): Grade C.
    Please also send the statement of results with your detailed profile.
     
  • I.E.L.T.S : Academic Module minimum Overall Band Score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 in each discipline (listening, reading, writing, speaking).
     
  • GMAT: Whilst GMAT is not a compulsory component of the admissions process, you may also submit your GMAT score to us if you have one.

     

Interview - The school may require a phone or personal interview before admission into the program. 

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