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BBA in Global Hospitality Management courses

This hotel management degree takes place over seven semesters, two of which are spent in professional internships.

undergraduate program overview les roches

During the first semester of your global hospitality management degree, you will be immersed in the practical arts. Your courses will include:

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Communication (4 weeks)
  • From Farm to the Table (4 weeks)
  • Guest Relations & Hotel Operations (4 weeks)
  • Skills and Techniques in F&B (4 weeks)
  • Restaurant Lab (4 weeks)

Professional internships give your hospitality management career a head start. Your first internship will expose you to roles and responsibilities in hospitality operations, such as service (restaurant, bars, room service) or rooms division (front office, housekeeping).

In Les Roches Chicago the internship takes place in Semester 3 instead of Semester 2.

Upon your return from your first internship, you will take courses on hospitality fundamentals, including:

  • Hospitality Financial Accounting
  • Communicating Effectively (as per tested level)
  • Marketing for the Hospitality Industry
  • Fundamentals of Data Analysis & Visualisation
  • Managing Diversity in the Global Workplace
  • Consumer Behavior

And 1 Elective course as required:

  • Foreign Language

In Les Roches Chicago the academic semester “Fundamentals of Hospitality” takes place in Semester 2 instead of Semester 3.

In your fourth semester, you will continue to build your understanding of key hospitality principles. Your courses will include:

  • Leading Teams to Success
  • Digital Marketing & Sales
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Rooms Inventory and Control Management
  • Hospitality Facilities Management

And 1 Elective course as required:

  • Foreign Language

In your second professional internship, you will build your skills in hospitality management, project management, time management and communication.
You can spend this semester in any department or in cross-training. Hotels and restaurants are popular choices for the second internship, but students also choose other industries.

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Revenue & Pricing Management
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Models for Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Sustainability
  • People and Talent Management
  • Data Analytics for Business Optimisation

And 1 Elective course as required

In the last semester of your Bachelor’s degree, you may either choose a specialization, taking courses focused on one subject area, or you may choose the General Management track, taking a range of elective courses in different subject areas. For more information on specialization courses, please see the specializations page.

Honors degree candidates will also complete a dissertation.


In addition, you may choose 1-2 elective courses from the following:

  • People, Conflict and Negotiation
  • Managing Change and Digital Transformation
  • Politics and International Affairs
  • Right and Wrong: Ethics & Morals in Society
  • Health and Wellness Management
  • The Science and Culture of Gastronomy
  • Events Management
  • Sustainable Tourism

Les Roches reserves the right to modify the list of courses at any time and without notice. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the latest course information.