BBA in Global Hospitality Management – Direct entry (credit transfer)

We offer a range of direct entry options for you to transfer credits to our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Global Hospitality Management.

Depending on your academic and/or professional experience, you can join us in semesters 3, 4 or 6 and earn full BBA graduate status when you successfully complete your studies.

Why transfer to Les Roches?


  • Rated 5 Stars overall (Excellent) in the QS Stars higher education rating system (2022)
  • Smaller class sizes, capped at around 35 students
  • Incubate your disruptive ideas and learn from successful start-ups through Spark, our Innovation Sphere
  • Be inspired by an academic curriculum that has the perfect mix of tradition, innovation and care as a foundation
  • Switch your Bachelor studies between our campuses in Switzerland and Spain with flexible exchange options
  • Receive highly personalized career support from dedicated teams based on each campus
  • Choose your 7th semester specialization in Luxury Hospitality Management, Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Strategies, Financial Performance Management or Resort Development and Management
  • Upon graduation, join more than 16,000 Les Roches Alumni worldwide – one of the strongest global networks in hospitality and beyond
Entry Requirements

Direct entry (credit transfer) to BBA program requirements

Candidates can apply for direct entry into the Les Roches BBA program. Your precise entry point will be determined by a credit mapping process undertaken by the school’s Academic Management. Please contact us for further guidance.

Previous education – applicants may apply with one of the following previous academic credentials:

  • Les Roches Diploma in Hotel Management
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma
  • Diploma of a hotel school or other accredited diploma
  • Other academic qualification – applicants in possession of other tertiary education records may also be considered for direct entry, or exemption from specific courses

Evidence of academic credentials:

  • Senior High School Diploma, final official transcript for the full Senior High School cycle or equivalent level (as proof of University-level study eligibility)
  • Copies of other tertiary education diploma, certificate, corresponding transcripts and program outline (syllabi)

Professional experience:

  • Copies of work experience certificates in the hospitality/tourism industry (these will be assessed for equivalence with the BBA program’s professional internships)

English Level

Must be proficient enough for higher education studies. English language exam scores (issued in the past 24 months) are required for non-native speakers, or those who have not spent the past two years in full-time English education.

Minimum English language exam scores:



IELTS Academic**




BBA    70


Average 5.5 and minimum 5.0 in each component FCE: grade C
(minimum 160 points)CAE: minimum 160 points
Score of 110, with no component under 100-105


*The Les Roches Switzerland TOEFL testing code number is 9827. The Les Roches Marbella TOEFL testing code number is B941.

**IELTS Academic has four components (writing, reading, speaking, listening)

***Cambridge: First Certificate Exam (FCE) or Advanced Certificate (CAE)- please also provide statement of results

****Duolingo has four tested components (writing, reading, speaking, listening)


Students with learning differences

Les Roches will assist students with learning differences in assessing their potential to enter and succeed at the school. The physical nature of service or kitchen practical courses requires students to be able to perform a wide range of duties similar to those performed in the industry.

Students with certain learning differences, such as dyslexia, are accommodated with appropriate support, additional time to complete examinations and special test conditions. Applicants should write to the School for further information and requests for support should be accompanied by official documentation detailing the diagnosis.


Please see ENIC-NARIC for more details

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