Les Roches is now accepting applicants for its Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management. Offered in both Switzerland and Spain, this industry-focused program enables university graduates and career changers to develop essential hospitality business skills within one to two years.
Experiential learning is at the core of the Postgraduate Diploma, meaning that students build knowledge and competencies through real-world projects and tasks. The program curriculum combines rigorous hotel and business management courses with six months of industry immersion. Among the taught subjects are rooms division management, revenue management, marketing, food and beverage operations management, event management and human resources.
“At Les Roches, I learned how to be able to adapt myself to all types of situations and to think like a true hotelier.” Clement Lebaupin, Guest Experience Manager at Park Hyatt Hangzhou, is a 2014 Postgraduate Diploma graduate of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education.
The Postgraduate Diploma culminates in a six-month professional internship, which may be carried out in a hospitality-related establishment anywhere in the world. This internship semester offers students the opportunity to apply their learning within a business context, expand their professional network and evaluate future career pathways.
Students of the Postgraduate Diploma focus on developing hospitality and business skills for career success. 2012 Postgraduate Diploma graduate Natasha Tacchi, now senior business and personal account manager at Royal Bank of Canada, says: “I gained many life skills at Les Roches that easily translated from my hotel experience to the banking industry. Learning the importance of service in a customer service role has aided my career growth development and has shape me into an individual who can speak to CEOs and celebrities with charm and ease.”
The Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management is offered at Les Roches Bluche, Switzerland and Les Roches Marbella, Spain.
In Spain, the Diploma is a one-year intensive program consisting of one academic semester and one six-month internship. In Switzerland, lasts for one and a half years, consisting of two academic semesters and one six-month internship. Students can also choose to add an additional academic semester in Switzerland to qualify for a Postgraduate Higher Diploma.
Les Roches is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) at university level.