Les Roches International School of Hotel Management - Bluche,Switzerland

Introduction

About Les Roches Switzerland

Les Roches Statement of General Purposes

Les Roches is a co-educational hospitality management school offering higher education programs that is accredited by the Commission on Institutes of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Les Roches provides instruction in English to students of any race, nationality, sex, color, religion or creed who have successfully completed a full secondary school program. We expose our students to a broad range of hospitality management courses covering the inter-related areas of the travel & tourism industry, by means of theoretical and practical work within the school and by regular periods of internship in recognized hotels, restaurants or related institutions.

Students’ intellectual abilities are further developed through the general education component of the programs. Our objective is to train and educate students to a level of all round competence in the varied operations of the hospitality industry. Graduates of Les Roches, having developed competence in a range of technical, organizational and administrative skills, will be able to progress through the ranks of the management hierarchy. We develop students’ abilities to initiate and manage change by confronting them with contemporary issues and challenges that the industry faces today.

The international environment at the school promotes awareness and understanding of national and cultural differences and encourages students to work together in a team to improve inter-personal skills. Graduates of Les Roches may therefore embark upon their careers with confidence, armed with knowledge, basic experience and inter-personal skills which allow them to successfully face career challenges.

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  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Intensive English Language & Service Program

Campus Full time 6 - 12 months February 2017 Switzerland Crans-Montana

The English Language programs at Les Roches are designed for students who need extra preparation to reach the English requirements for admission to the hospitality management undergraduate or postgraduate [+]

English & Hospitality Courses The English Language programs at Les Roches are designed for students who need extra preparation to reach the English requirements for admission to the hospitality management undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND SERVICE PROGRAM This program prepares students to meet the formal English language requirements for entry into the BBA program at Les Roches. In addition to the English courses, this two-semester program focuses on hospitality operations with practical and academic classes. - Duration: 2 semesters (BBA 1A & BBA 1B) - Intakes: January/February and July/August - English level: TOEFL 400 or equivalent INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM This program prepares students to meet the formal English language requirements for entry into the undergraduate or postgraduate hospitality programs at Les Roches. The one-semester program focuses on Intensive English learning in small groups and includes some aspects of Hospitality and Tourism. - Duration: 1 semester – possibly 2 depending on the requirements - English level: TOEFL 400 or equivalent [-]

Diploma

Hotel Management Diploma

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Switzerland Crans-Montana

The Hotel Management Diploma combines hands-on hospitality courses, including rooms division, reception, and restaurant operations, with basic hotel management courses. [+]

Les Roches Hotel Management Diploma Program: An exit point from BBA or a chance to add an extra internship for additional experience and spacing of tuition payments. Comprised of the first three semesters of BBA. Internships: Three, 6-month professional internships (minimum 4-6 months each) Duration: 3 years 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. This diploma includes the foundation years of the BBA in International Hotel Management, and serves as either an exit-point or as a way for students to extend their payment schedule with the extra internship. Hotel Management Courses 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. SEMESTER 1 Your first semester of study will prepare you to successfully fulfill functions of various Front-of-the-House departments in international restaurants or hotels. Catering and Banquets Operations - Service Craft-based Learning Principles of Cleaning Science and Food Hygiene 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 General Education courses SEMESTER 2: INTERNSHIP (4-6 MONTHS) For this first internship, you will put into practice the basics you will have learned and get a feel for the industry. This first work experience is at operational level either in service (restaurant, bars, room service) or in Rooms Division (Front office, housekeeping). SEMESTER 3 This semester of study builds on the skills that you have already developed by preparing you to fulfill 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 Financial Accounting and Control Rooms Division Administration Scientific Principles of Human Nutrition and Food Organizational Behavior General education courses SEMESTER 4 This final semester of hotel management courses will prepare you to fulfill the managerial functions of the principal departments of a hotel or restaurant: Rooms Division Management Food and Beverage Management Facilities Management Financial Management Human Resources and Marketing Continued language development and electives SEMESTER 5: INTERNSHIP (4-6 MONTHS) The aim of the second internship is to allow you to develop your understanding of administration, project management, managing your time and communicating in the hospitality workplace. This internship can be completed in any department depending on the student’s interests and specialization choice. Students who successfully complete this program, can either start their career at this point or continue towards the Bachelor Degree. Craft Based Learning HANDS-ON HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES 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) 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. SERVICE – LEARN TO RUN A REAL RESTAURANT Work in all three restaurants on campus: one formal dining concept and two fast-service restaurants. Face service challenges with supportive faculty and student team members Gain confidence and learn the professional attitudes of a five-star establishment KITCHEN – LEARN MORE THAN HOW TO COOK Work in the kitchens preparing, cooking and serving over 1,500 meals a day Learn how to handle stressful situations with the guidance of our 13 professional chefs Gain leadership skills in a professional kitchen – just like in top hotels and restaurants. ROOMS DIVISION – DISCOVER WHAT 5-STAR SERVICE IS Practice the art of making guests feel welcome in our mock hotel room and reception Play the role of a front office clerk and manager, a guest and a cashier at our purpose-built front office counter. Learn to use industry computer programs, planning tools and yield management techniques. Admissions Requirements 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 - 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: TOEFL: minimum score of 500 points for the paper based test and 61 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 5.0 and min 5.0 for each part (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. [-]

Summer courses

LRB Hospitality Summer Program

Campus Full time 1 week February 2017 Switzerland Crans-Montana

The best week in your life is just around the corner [+]

The best week in your life is just around the corner… Every July, Les Roches attracts curious, talented, entrepreneurial young people from all corners of the globe who want to discover the world of hospitality from one of the world’s top-ranking Swiss hospitality schools. The best way to learn about hospitality is by doing it. So our aim is to introduce you to the different areas of hospitality through both an experiential and theory-based program, to see if a career in this dynamic, opportunity-rich sector is for you. Obviously ensuring you get some serious outdoor time in the Alps whilst you are at it. PRICE Cost per student (incl. taxes) CHF 2,660 FEES The fees are CHF 2,660 per person and include: tuition, accommodation on Les Roches campus, full board, outdoor activities & visits and return transfer from Geneva Airport to the campus. SPECIAL Like others, you may well enjoy the course so much, that you decide to enrol on our Bachelor Degree program. If you enroll and are accepted for a program that starts before the end of 2017, we will deduct the cost of the summer program from the Tuition Fees*. *Please note this offer is not available in conjunction with any other scholarship. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: - Minimum 16 years old - English requirements: TOEFL 450 / Cambridge FCE Grade C/ IELTS 4.5 [-]

LRB Study Abroad Program

Campus Full time 20 weeks February 2017 Switzerland Crans-Montana

A semester abroad is more than an academic adventure, it’s an experience that can enrich your life and change your career path. Many students, particularly from Canada and the US, come to Les Roches [+]

A semester abroad is more than an academic adventure, it’s an experience that can enrich your life and change your career path. Many students, particularly from Canada and the US, come to Les Roches Switzerland for their Semester Abroad. In this program, students of hospitality management or business programs can be based here for 20 weeks and learn the Swiss approach to hospitality by taking up to five academic courses. One of the courses involves working in the different hospitality departments of Les Roches. Other benefits: - Learn from highly-qualified and experienced international faculty - Develop industry-relevant practical skills through experiential learning - Develop cross-cultural communication skills: over 90 nationalities on campus - Develop independence and leadership skills - Improve foreign language skills - Live abroad: experience a new environment RANKING Les Roches is ranked by industry hiring managers of luxury hotels among the top 3 hospitality management schools in the world for an international career (TNS, global research, 2013). It is accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of the leading US accreditation bodies. A UNIQUE PLACE TO STUDY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Switzerland is one of the safest and most beautiful countries in the world. Les Roches campus is nestled in the Swiss Alps at 1,274 meters in the mountain village of Bluche, just a few minutes’ drive from the world-famous ski resort of Crans-Montana. Les Roches offers modern accommodations, 4 restaurants, sports facilities, and many student activities and events, to create a dynamic educational environment - perfect to mature and gain experience for a successful and global professional career. [-]

Postgraduate Diploma

PGD in International Hospitality Administration

Campus Full time 18 months February 2017 Switzerland Crans-Montana

The postgraduate degrees are also available as Professional Development Diplomas for students who have work experience but no previous bachelor degree. [+]

Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration Program: Two academic semesters of hospitality management courses Internship: One, 6-month professional internship (minimum 4-6 months each) Unique qualities: Includes two real event management projects and supervisory practice in student-staffed restaurants. The postgraduate degree programs are designed for career changers - students who have a degree and/or professional experience in another field, but who need to develop skills to manage hotel, restaurant and event operations. The postgraduate degrees offer an accelerated curriculum of hotel management courses and business administration courses for hospitality organizations. An event management project allows the students to create a special event on campus, while the 6-month professional internship allows them to gain expertise from real-life experience. The postgraduate degrees are also available as Professional Development Diplomas for students who have work experience but no previous bachelor degree. Courses The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration program. For precise details and course descriptions, refer to the Academic Catalog. SEMESTER 1 - OPERATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES, FINANCE & MARKETING In the first semester, you will take a variety of operational hotel management courses with experience-based learning periods where you will observe and practice supervising restaurant and rooms division operations. Hospitality Finance Services Marketing Rooms Division Operations Food and Beverage Operations Management Food Production and Service Operations Based on an English placement test, either: Business and Academic English Or one of the following: French 1, German 1, Spanish 1, French 2 or Mandarin 1 SEMESTER 2 – HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES, EVENTS, REVENUE & HR In the second semester, you move on to the administrative hotel management courses with an event management project and the higher-level hospitality management courses. Rooms Division Management Hospitality Human Resources Yield and Revenue Management Events Management Food Production Management Plus one of the following: Entrepreneurship or Sustainable Facilities Management INTERNSHIP – POSTGRADUATE DEGREE INTERNSHIP The postgraduate internship of 4-6 months will allow students to use their new knowledge and skills in an administrative, supervisory, or training position with exposure to operational departments. This first real-life professional experience can take place in a Swiss or international hotel or other hospitality establishment, and will give students real-life work experience and industry contacts in your new profession. Admissions Requirements Age - Normally 21 years old and above. Education or Experience - Applicants must hold a Bachelor Degree from an accredited Institution of higher learning in any non-hospitality field OR have three years of documented work experience at an appropriate (managerial) level. Non-degree holders will receive the Professional Development Certificate or Diploma. English Qualifications -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 500 points for the paper based test or 61 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 5.0 and min. 5.0 in each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking) All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission Interview - The school may require a phone or personal interview before admission into the program. [-]

PGHD in International Hospitality Administration

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Switzerland Crans-Montana

Every great manager in this vibrant industry needs to possess the fundamentals of leadership. The PGHD semester consist of 6 courses of the MBA program. [+]

Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management Program: Two academic semesters of hospitality management courses, plus one semester of strategic management courses from MBA program Internship: One, 6-month professional internship (minimum 4-6 months each) Unique qualities: Students can continue on to complete MBA in only 6 months. The postgraduate degree programs are designed for career changers - students who have a degree and/or professional experience in another field, but who need to develop skills to manage hotel, restaurant and event operations. The postgraduate degrees offer an accelerated curriculum of hotel management courses and business administration courses for hospitality organizations. An event management project allows the students to create a special event on campus, while the 6-month professional internship allows them to gain expertise from real-life experience. The postgraduate degrees are also available as Professional Development Diplomas for students who have work experience but no previous bachelor degree. Courses Every great manager in this vibrant industry needs to possess the fundamentals of leadership. Upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration, students may take an additional semester during which they will focus on people skills of executive management in hospitality. The PGHD semester consist of 6 courses of the MBA program. Students will examine leadership, business relationships, development of managers and organizational strategy, in both the classroom and workplace. PGHD graduates may return to Les Roches at a later time and complete only 6 more months of study and a dissertation to obtain their MBA. SEMESTER 1 – OPERATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES, FINANCE & MARKETING See our website for detailed courses. SEMESTER 2 – HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES, EVENTS, REVENUE & HR See our website for detailed courses. SEMESTER 3 – STRATEGIC HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT COURSES In the second semester, you will examine leadership, business relationships, development of managers and organizational strategy, in both the classroom and workplace. Six of the following courses: Managing Across Cultures Leadership and Development Strategic Hospitality Management Sustainability Trends in Tourism and Hospitality Data Analysis and Decision Making Strategic Operational Management Hospitality Financial Management and Budgeting Business Economics Strategic Management Revenue and Pricing Management Tourism Destination and Event Planning Six Sigma and a Comparative Overview of Quality System INTERNSHIP – POSTGRADUATE DEGREE INTERNSHIP The postgraduate internship of 4-6 months will allow you to use your new knowledge and skills in an administrative, supervisory, or training position with exposure to operational departments. This first real-life professional experience can take place in a Swiss or international hotel or other hospitality establishment, and will help you to make establish real-life work experience and industry contacts in your new profession. Admission Requirements Age - Normally 21 years old and above. Education or Experience - Applicants must hold a Bachelor Degree from an accredited Institution of higher learning in any non-hospitality field OR have three years of documented work experience at an appropriate (managerial) level. Non-degree holders will receive the Professional Development Certificate or Diploma. English Qualifications -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 500 points for the paper based test or 61 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 5.0 and min. 5.0 in each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking) All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission Interview - The school may require a phone or personal interview before admission into the program. [-]

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Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Address Bluche 3975, CH
Website http://www.lesroches.edu/
Phone +41 27 485 96 00