Les Roches MBA Chicago Trip

MBA students enjoy inspirational Chicago trip

26 Jul 2018 | by Les Roches


Hospitality is a truly global industry – it is a prominent part of every country in the world and is one of the globe’s most multicultural industries. At Les Roches, we ensure you enjoy a rich, multicultural learning environment. We also provide immersive, enlightening business trips to some of the world’s finest cities.

Students on our MBA in Global Hospitality Management program, for example, explore the bustling delights of Chicago. Our recent video showcases the inspirational activities our MBA students get to enjoy. Chicago is one of hospitality’s most popular cities – it boasts over 5,195 restaurants, 119 hotels and 250 theatres. As one of America’s most dynamic and innovative hospitality cities, Chicago is the perfect destination for future hospitality leaders to advance their skills, make industry contacts and increase their knowledge.

According to Dimitrios Diamantis, Dean of Graduate Studies at Les Roches, there are four reasons for the trip. “Firstly, it is to improve the soft skills of the students,” he said. “Secondly, it’s to show them the different facets of the hospitality industry. Thirdly, we want to inspire them. And, finally, we want to make them more reflective practitioners.”

I’m taking the skills that we learn in the classroom and seeing how they work in real life

A living classroom 

Chicago offers students a living classroom, helping them to understand the fundamentals of hospitality. It also gives them a chance to meet industry leaders and learn best practices. “I’m taking the skills that we learn in the classroom and seeing how they work in real life,” said Ariel Shub, one of our MBA students. “Maybe things don’t work out exactly like they’re supposed to, but you learn how to adapt to different situations and how to be flexible.”

On 2017’s Chicago trip, students interacted with some of the city’s most popular hospitality organisations, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt, Soho House, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, and Virgin Hotels Chicago. Students called it “an amazing experience” and one that “greatly contributed towards (their) learning.”

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