Bachelor Degree in International Hotel Management

Bachelor Degree in International Hotel Management

The Bachelor Degree in International Hotel Management prepares students to enter the world of hospitality as leaders and managers with a strategic approach to business. It combines management theory with hands-on hospitality courses, professional internships and a business specialization.

In the last year, students take a variety of business courses and three courses for their specialization: Event Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Innovation and Sustainability, Culinary Business Management or Spa and Health Management.

BBA in International Hotel Management Courses

 

The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the BBA in International Hotel Management program. For precise details and course descriptions, refer to the Academic Catalog.

Semester 1 

Your first semester of study will prepare you to successfully fulfill functions of various Front-of-the-House departments in international restaurants or hotels including: 

  • Catering and Banquets Operations - Service Craft-Based Learning 
  • Cleaning Science and Stewarding
  • Principles of Bar and Beverage Operations - Service Craft-based Learnings
  • Fine Dining, Casual and Fast Food Operations - Service Craft-based Learning  
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Introduction to the World of Hospitality
  • Mathematics and Applied IT

 

Semester 2 Internship (4-6 months)

In the first internship, you will practice your skills at operational level either in service (restaurant, bars, room service) or in Rooms Division (Front office, housekeeping). 

Semester 3 

This semester of study builds on the skills that you have already developed by preparing you to fulfil duties of various Back-of-the-House departments, such as:

  • Catering and Banquets Operations – Kitchen Craft-based Learning
  • Pastry and Bakery Operations – Craft-based Learning
  • Fine Dining, Casual and Fast Food Operations – Kitchen Craft-based Learning
  • Hospitality Financial Accounting and Control 
  • Rooms Division Administration
  • Scientific Principles of Nutrition and Food
  • Organizational Behavior

Semester 4

This final Hotel Operations semester will prepare you to fulfill the managerial functions of the principal departments of a hotel or restaurant:

  • Rooms Division Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting    
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Psychology

Semester 5: Internship (4-6 months)

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.

Semesters 6 & 7

The final year of the BBA focuses on broader business practices and strategic management, with the standard courses (see below) complemented by the specialization courses. 

  • Modeling for Management
  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership and Human Resource Management  
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Revenue and Pricing Management
  • Tourism Studies
  • Dissertation (for Honors Degree)
  • BBA specialization courses 

 

Electives - In all semesters, students have the opportunity to choose general education electives. For more details on the program structure and the electives, download the Academic Catalog

 

BBA in International Hotel Management Specializations 

Based on personal strengths and professional goals discovered through internships, students can choose the BBA pathway which suits their career objectives and areas of interest: 

 

Spa and Health Management

Wellness tourism is worth $439 billion, set to grow to $678.5 billion by 2017.  Demand for qualified and experienced managers, directors and developers consistently outstrips supply.

This specialization focuses on the business and operational aspects of spa and health management, and includes all aspects pertaining to health and wellness, and spa services. You will develop sector-specific business models, marketing plans and management skills.

Les Roches’ collaboration with Genolier Swiss Medical Network (GSMN) and ESPA, two recognized industry leaders, will allow students to apply everything they learn on campus at Les Roches through hands-on experience and internships, giving you practical integration into spa and health 

Spa and Health Management Courses

You’ll complete the following specialization courses in semesters 7:

  • Spa Management
  • Spa Concepts and Design
  • Applied business project
  • Healthy Lifestyles

Spa and Health Management Careers

  • Manager of luxury spa or health clinic
  • Business Developer for spa or health clinic
  • Head Therapist
  • Quality Manager / Auditor
  • Spa Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Area Spa Director
  • Wellness Director

 

EVENT MANAGEMENT 

The events industry is flourishing globally and event management degree holders have become increasingly attractive to hiring managers in hospitality, tourism, leisure and sports organizations. This event management degree will enable you to effectively plan and deliver all types of events; from corporate meetings, incentive trips and conferences to exhibitions, festivals and sporting events.

Event Management Courses

You’ll complete the following specialization courses in semesters 7:

  • Corporate Events and Hospitality
  • Event Operations and Project Management
  • Events Marketing and Public Relations

Event Management Careers

  • Group and Event Coordinators 
  • Conventions Directors 
  • Event Service Providers 
  • Catering and Decorating
  • Events Marketing 
  • Event Staffing 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

Do you want to work in large hotel chains, general hotel management or start your own business?  If you know you’re an entrepreneur or executive manager at heart, this degree will develop your understanding of strategic marketing, financial objectives and the development of projects to meet and exceed business goals.

Entrepreneurship Courses

You’ll complete the following specialization courses in semesters 7:

  • Tourism Management
  • Project and Contract Management
  • Business Planning

Entrepreneurship Careers

  • Owner/General Manager of hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, facilities
  • Middle to Executive Management positions in service organizations, customer services, consultancy, human resources, and more.

 

FINANCE     

This pathway will prepare you to enter a range of well-paid positions in the financial and business support departments of hospitality and service organizations. The finance courses will develop your skills in analyzing business performance, interpreting financial statements, and making sound investment decisions. 

Financial Management Courses

You’ll complete the following specialization courses in semesters 6 and 7:

  • Revenue and Pricing Management
  • Tourism Studies
  • Performance Management
  • Financial Management for Decision Making

Financial Management Careers

  • Revenue Manager
  • Financial Analysis Consultant
  • Investment Strategist
  • Business Analyst

 

MARKETING

In today's competitive global and internet-based economy, marketing is vital to every business.  On this track, you will develop skills for the fast-changing world of internet based marketing, learn to develop strategic communication plans and implement data-driven decision making for hospitality business models.

Marketing Courses

You’ll complete the following specialization courses in semesters 6 and 7:

  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Hospitality Distribution and E-Commerce

 

INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Hotels and resorts are constantly developing new sites and refurbishing existing ones to improve the customer’s experience with efficiency, luxury and style. Learn to manage long-term projects efficiently from start to finish along with the basic understanding of architecture, interior and exterior design concepts for hospitality facilities, and building management. 

Innovation and Sustainability Courses

You’ll complete the following specialization courses in semesters 6 and 7*

  • Sustainable Business Practices
  • Innovation in Hospitality
  • Environmental Studies

Hotel Design & Project Management Careers

  • Property Development Manager
  • Facilities Design Advisor
  • Design Team Coordinator
  • Project Manager

 

CULINARY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

If food is your passion, we recommend this course. You’ll learn how to organize a restaurant concept, plan menus and develop a discerning palette for food combinations and wines. At the same time, your courses will focus on entrepreneurship for event and food preparation management.  With this degree track, you will be ready to start your own culinary business, transform an existing restaurant venture, or become a manager for hospitality dining establishments.

Culinary Business Management Courses

You’ll complete a ‘professional development  semester’ of 15 weeks at our branch campus, The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) in Amman, Jordan. This semester can be taken in place of the semester 5 internship. An additional fee is charged for this – you’ll find details in the Tuition and Other Fees document at the back of this brochure. 

You’ll also complete the following specialization courses in semesters 7:

  • Menu Engineering and Product Knowledge
  • Culinary Business and Events Management
  • The Science and Culture of Gastronomy

Culinary Management Careers

  • Restaurant Owner
  • Catering Businesses
  • Food & Beverage Department Manager
  • Culinary Media 

 

Learn hospitality in different countries through our international study program, and gain experience of key luxury, international tourism hubs.

The study abroad option allow you to take semesters abroad at Les Roches-affiliated schools or campuses, whilst retaining Les Roches Switzerland, as your school base.
 

Spain, Marbella

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

  • 18 years international recognition and accreditation
  • Swiss hospitality tradition in a Mediterranean campus setting
  • State-of-the-art facilities that simulate a modern hotel setting
  • Follow same undergraduate and postgraduate hospitality management programs as Les Roches, Switzerland
  • English language instruction
  • Spanish language immersion
  • Part-time work possibilities
  • Experience in international luxury tourism destination
  • Ideal location for nightlife, shopping and discovering regional and food and drink

 

China, Shanghai 

Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College (LRJJ)

  • Joint venture between leading Asian-owned hotel group, Jin Jiang Hotels, and Les Roches
  • Chinese cultural immersion: Mandarin language and guided instruction on China’s heritage
  • Experience in key fast-expanding, luxury tourism market
  • Ranked as number 1 among hospitality management schools in China for an international career
  • Internship placement opportunities within leading international and luxury hotels in China
  • Experience working with a Chinese client base – numbers of outbound Chinese tourists are increasing rapidly

 

Amman, Jordan

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA)*

  • 9 world-class, craft-based learning centres including a pastry and bakery lab, theatre kitchen, production à la carte area, modern restaurant and banqueting area
  • Latest in culinary facilities
  • First-hand experience of middle-eastern hospitality
  • Highly accomplished instructors, international leaders in their fields
  • Student Teacher ratio 9:1
  • Over 4,000 square metres of light and serene private setting
     

*This is only open to students taking the BBA in Hospitality Management with the Culinary Business Management specialization, and they will complete a ‘professional development semester’ in place of the semester 5 internship at RACA.

 

Chicago, USA

Kendall College

  • Chicago is home to more than 7,000 restaurants,700 hotels, 53 museums, and an array of event venues and convention centers
  • Kendall College offers a creative, collaborative learning environment
  • Leverage both local and international industry connections

 

Admissions Requirements

Age - Normally 18 years old and above. Applicants can be under that age provided they are 18 years old by the time they start their first internship. 

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:

  1. 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. 
  2. Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE): Grade C - Please also send the statement of results with your detailed profile. 
  3. IELTS : Academic Module minimum Overall Band Score of 5.0 and min 5.0 for each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking).
  4. All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.
  5. 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. 

 

Admissions Information

 

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