This hospitality business management degree offers you a global study rotation with your classmates through our campuses in Switzerland, China and Spain.
You’ll develop first-hand knowledge of service culture and business practice of these key tourism markets and learn what it means to be cross-culturally fluent.
International exposure will give you a unique advantage to your career. Just over half (56%) industry managers based in luxury hotels prefer graduates who have trained in more than a single country (TNS Survey 2013).
The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the BBA in Global Hospitality Management program. For precise details and course descriptions, refer to the Academic Catalog.
The first semester in Switzerland will introduce you to hotel operations using the rigorous Swiss methods to achieve impeccable service quality. At the same time, you will begin to explore hospitality as a field of international management and cultural diversity.
ACADEMIC AND PRACTICAL SERVICE COURSES
In China, you will learn about the operational and cultural aspects of managing restaurants and rooms division. At the same time, you will study Asian culture and develop cross-cultural communication skills that are indispensable for international management positions.
ACADEMIC AND PRACTICAL KITCHEN COURSES
During the semester in Spain, you will learn how a 5-star hotel restaurant produces delicious international cuisine while delving deeper into core business practices for global service organizations.
INTERNSHIP - OPERATIONAL LEVEL
Your first internship will allow you to exercise your operational skills in an international hospitality organization.
You will gain real-life work experience in core hospitality departments such as F&B (restaurant, kitchen, banqueting) and Rooms Division (Front office, housekeeping).
When you return to Switzerland you will have a broad base of hospitality skills, cultural knowledge and international experience. Semester 5 will take you to the next level with strategic management courses for international hospitality organizations.
INTERNSHIP - ADMINISTRATION
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 semester focuses entirely on core business courses and transferrable management skills for international organizations.
“The Global BBA is an unique program offered by Les Roches, which gives you the opportunity to study in all three campuses (Spain, China, Switzerland), do two internships and be with the same classmates in each campus.”
I’m looking forward to everything. It will be nice to come back to Switzerland, having experienced all of the different destinations - cultural immersion in China, sunshine and tapas in Spain. As we travel together, the experience will give us a greater knowledge about each other. We will discover our strengths and weaknesses I’m sure.
We started off being complete foreigners in such a big city but as the days went by we became more and more local. We tried different local food, even though we weren’t sure of what we were actually eating at times.
Age - Normally 18 years old and above. Applicants can be under the age of 18 provided they are 18 when they finish their first semester of study.
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: