Hotel Management Diploma - Les Roches


  • Undergraduate Degree

    Diploma in Hotel Management

The first step on an incredible journey

The Hotel Management Diploma combines hands-on hospitality courses, including rooms division, reception, and restaurant operations, with basic hotel management courses. With the hotel management diploma, students can begin with entry level positions in hospitality businesses. As a guarantee of the quality of your hospitality management diploma, Les Roches is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

This diploma includes the foundation years of the BBA in International Hotel Management, and serves as an exit-point for those who does not intend to complete the BBA program with Les Roches. The third internship is not required for those pursuing the BBA degree program.

3 Years
3 Internships
(3 x 6 months)
2 Intakes
(Jan/Feb and Jul/Aug)


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


As a Swiss hospitality management school we use the traditional Swiss method of craft-based learning in our Hotel Management Diploma and Bachelor Degree in Hospitality. 

Craft-based learning (CBL), also known as experiential learning, is a hands-on approach to management education that teaches you the roles and responsibilities of every person who will be under your supervision later on. This gives you first-hand knowledge of the industry standards in service, hygiene, food preparation, and safety measures. Plus, it gives you experience with the soft-skills of multicultural teamwork, planning and time management, which are essential in the service industries. 

These courses make up approximately 8 weeks of the total undergraduate program experience. 

What the Alumni say ?


Team Assistant, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Les Roches taught me to become more disciplined and organized. How to work out what I want. If you know this, you will always reach your goal. It’s the rule.


President and CEO, Rotana Hotel Management

‘Les Roches is an amazing place to meet people from all cultures. It was a fantastic springboard for my future. It gave me the ammunition I needed to get into my career.’


Head of Events and Hospitality, IOC, Lausanne

“Les Roches, one of the most well-known schools in the world for hospitality management with a strong international curriculum in event management, definitely helped to fast-track my career.


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 - Students from countries/regions where only 11 years of education exist prior to University will be enrolled in the Diploma program. Students must have completed a minimum of 11 years of education (pre-school doesn’t count), within which at least 2 years of high school education supported by an official Certificate / Diploma. Complete information on the school, including school transcript of grades 9, 10 and 11 and/or certificate of public examination with 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:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 525 points for the paper based test and 70 on the Internet Based Test (IBT). The TOEFL testing code number for Les Roches is 9827. 
  • Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE): Grade C - Please also send the statement of results with your detailed profile.
  • IELTS : Academic Module minimum Overall Band Score of 5.5 and at least 5.0 in each discipline (listening, reading, writing, speaking).

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. 

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