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. There are seven specializations to choose from: Event Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Innovation and Sustainability, Culinary Business Management or Spa and Health Management.
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.
Your first semester of study will prepare you to successfully fulfill functions of various Front-of-House departments in international restaurants or hotels including:
This semester of study builds on the skills that you have already developed by preparing you to fulfill duties of various back-of -house departments, such as:
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).
This final Hotel Operations semester will prepare you to fulfill the managerial functions of the principal departments of a hotel or restaurant:
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.
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.
Studying abroad, for a semester or longer, gives you valuable business exposure to 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.
*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.
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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 a minimum of 12 years of education (pre-school doesn’t count), within which at least 3 years of high school education supported by an official Certificate / Diploma. Complete information on the school, including school transcript of grades 10, 11 and 12 and/or certificate of public examination with an explanatory note of the grading system should be provided.
If you have pursued an apprenticeship or have professional work experience in a hospitality-related field, you can access the BBA at an advanced entry point. Your program will be an accelerated version of the BBA, enabling you to build on your existing experience and management skills.
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:
All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.
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.