The hospitality industry needs graduates with strong global experience and now Les Roches is the only school to offer global, integrated hospitality management programs that give students experience in key international tourism hubs. As part of “Experience the World“, students have the option to study the new BBA in Global Hospitality Management, a unique opportunity to develop a global mind-set, language skills and cross-cultural business skills that will be an important asset for future professionals who wish to work on the global stage.
This new international management degree offers a global study rotation through our campuses in Switzerland, China and Spain. Its objective is to develop students’ first-hand knowledge of service cultures and business practices in key tourism markets while giving them the highly valuable skill of multicultural fluency.
In addition, to nurture our students’ global education, the Experience the World program features a semester abroad. During this semester studying at one of our international campuses, students will build on a global foundation without spending too much time away from their friends and the campus in Marbella. This semester abroad is rounded out by completing the degree on the campus of Les Roches Marbella and will offer students a vitally important competitive edge when it comes time to hit the job market.
Just over half (56%) of industry managers based in luxury hotels prefer graduates who have trained in more than just one country (TNS Survey 2013). Graduates with an international education have a significant advantage in the jobs market, as Mr. Michel Gehrig, Vice President Talent Development at Kempinski Hotels stated in a recent interview:
“If a student has been to different locations during their studies, it brings us talent who are already intellectually mobile and ready for this. They have experienced different cultures, they have hopefully understood what it means to lead by example and to face different cultural challenges.“
During the Experience the World program, students will experience cultural immersion through cultural weeks, culinary courses, and language classes.
This is a unique experience that will enable students to:
• Travel and study around the world with their classmates
• Develop first-hand knowledge of service cultures and business practices in key tourism markets.
• Learn Spanish, French, German and Chinese.
• Enjoy one week of cultural excursions in each destination to build a picture of the international hospitality industry.
• Develop undergraduate experience in up to 5 countries, depending on location choice of professional internships.
THE AMERICAN DREAM
In addition to the semester abroad and potential to earn a degree from a top European university, students also have the opportunity to earn a second degree from our American based school, Kendall College, in Chicago. With just nine additional months of study they can graduate with a BBA in International Hotel Management with choice of specialization and a BA in Hospitality Management with a second concentration awarded by Kendall College. The program is the perfect opportunity to continue to expand on the theoretical, cultural and practical experience already obtained through the global degree. Furthermore, through Kendall College, students have the possibility to apply for 12 months practical training in the US after graduation.
We encourage you to discover our innovative, international network of campuses and experience what makes Les Roches a truly global name in hospitality management education.
For full details on the new Experience the World study program, please visit our website here.