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.
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).
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
General education courses
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
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.
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.