Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management – Les Roches

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  • Postgraduate Degree

    Postgraduate Diploma
    in Hospitality Management

THE FAST TRACK TO SUCCESSFUL NEW CAREERS

The postgraduate degree programs are designed for career changers - students who have a degree and/or professional experience in another field, but who need to develop skills to manage hotel, restaurant and event operations.

The postgraduate diplomas offer an accelerated curriculum of hotel management courses and business administration courses for hospitality organizations.

An event management project allows the students to create a special event on campus, while the 6-month professional internship allows them to gain expertise from real-life experience.

The postgraduate degrees are also available as Professional Development Diplomas for students who have work experience but no previous bachelor degree.

LENGTH : PGD (1.5 YEARS) AND PGHD (2 YEARS) | INTAKES : JANUARY AND JULY

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY ADMINISTRATION

The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Administration program. 

POSTGRADUATE HIGHER DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

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

See the Postgraduate Diploma tab for detailed courses.

SEMESTER 2 – HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES, EVENTS, REVENUE & HR

See the Postgraduate Diploma tab for detailed courses.

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, chosen from among the MBA offering.  See MBA tab for details

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Leadership and Development
  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • Sustainability
  • 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 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.

What the students say

Miriam Canals Majstorovic

Hotel Manager and Sales, FERGUS Catalunya

“Les Roches gives you a world of opportunities from the very moment you arrive on campus, opens new doors and takes you to the next level of the industry. Everything you learn is everything you will be using in the future. It is a connection to different cultures and minds.

TRISHA AMANDA DUBE

Founder and CEO Inspirago Infinity

Les Roches taught to be more flexible and to know that if things don’t work out my way it’s not the end of the world. I was taught this through my classes, classmates and interactions with my teachers and most of all, the Integrated Project.”

LOUIS DOUMIER

Corporate Accountant, FRHI Hotels & Resorts -Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel

Be aware and accept that the process of learning is not just academic. This type of specialization demands that you learn through human experience in an international environment. Openness of spirit and ability to adapt are essential.”

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Age - Normally 21 years old and above.

Education or Experience - Applicants must hold a bachelor degree from an accredited Institution of higher learning in any non-hospitality field OR have three years of documented work experience at an appropriate (managerial) level. Non-degree holders will receive the Professional Development Certificate or Diploma.

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.
     
  • IELTS : Academic Module minimum Overall Band Score of 6.0 and min. 6.0 in each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking)

 
All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission
 
Interview - The school may require a phone or personal interview before admission into the program.

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