Courses of our “BBA in International Hotel Management” program

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

BBA program flow

The first semester of your international hotel management degree will teach you how to fulfill functions of various Front-of-House departments in international restaurants or hotels including:

  • Catering and Banquets Operations — Service Craft-Based Learning
  • Cleaning Science and Stewarding
  • Principles of Bar and Beverage Operations — Service Craft-Based Learning
  • Fine Dining, Casual and Fast Food Operations — Service Craft-Based Learning
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Introduction to the World of Hospitality
  • Mathematics and Applied IT
  • English or other language courses

*At Les Roches Chicago, theoretical courses are currently taught in Semester 1 and craft-based courses in Semester 2.

Your second semester at hospitality school builds on the skills that you have already developed by preparing you to fulfil duties of various Back-of-the-House departments, such as:

  • Catering and Banquets Operations — Kitchen Craft-Based Learning
  • Pastry and Bakery Operations — Craft-Based Learning
  • Fine Dining, Casual and Fast Food Operations — Kitchen Craft-Based Learning
  • Hospitality Financial Accounting and Control
  • Rooms Division Administration
  • Scientific Principles of Nutrition and Food
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • English or other language courses

Professional internships give your hospitality management career a head start. In the first internship you’ll practice your skills at operational level either in service (restaurant, bars, room service) or in Rooms Division (front office, housekeeping).

In this final Hotel Operations semester, you will learn to fulfill the managerial functions of the main departments of a hotel or restaurant:

  • Rooms Division Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Economics
  • English or other language courses

In the second professional internship you will build your skills in administration, project management, time management and communication.

Students 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.

In the final year of the BBA in International Hotel Management, you will focus on broader business practices and strategic management, taking the standard modules (see below) along with specialization courses.

  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership and Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Revenue and Pricing Management
  • Modeling for Management
  • Tourism Studies
  • Dissertation (for Honors Degree)
  • Hospitality Management Specialization Courses

**Course titles and order are subject to change. Please check the latest Academic Catalog of each campus for details.