Executive MBA in Global Hospitality Management

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  • - Personalized executive coaching
  • - Residential weeks in Switzerland & Dubai
  • - High-level networking opportunities
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Application deadline 2022: October 22
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Accelerate to the highest levels of hospitality leadership

  • Industry-leading hospitality MBA in an Executive format
  • Part-time study with no need to interrupt your career
  • Four taught modules across 12 months, plus Applied Business Project/capstone
  • One-to-one executive coaching to help build your personal brand

The world-renowned Les Roches MBA is now available in a flexible, Executive format. This enables you to study while remaining in your current role; learning at a pace you can balance with your professional commitments.

Four online modules combine topics which are key components of a modern hospitality leader’s toolkit. They include digital transformation, sustainability, revenue and demand management, data analytics, corporate finance, organizational change management, and much more.

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You will also experience two intensive residential weeks, comprising face-to-face classes, workshops and field visits – the first at our Crans-Montana campus and the second in Dubai. These crucial weeks enable you to build lasting relationships with your leadership-level peer group.

As an additional benefit – exclusive to this program – you will receive one-to-one executive coaching provided by a specialist consultancy.

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Academic structure

    • Module 1

      Embracing the industry transformation

      Residential week - Crans-Montana

    • Module 2

      Managing critical operations

    • Module 3

      Driving Financial performance


      Residential week - Dubai

    • Module 4

      Driving the strategic journey

  • Module 1

    Embracing the industry transformation

    Residential week - Crans-Montana

  • Module 2

    Managing critical operations

  • Module 3

    Driving Financial performance


    Residential week - Dubai

  • Module 4

    Driving the strategic journey

Academic content

The Executive MBA comprises the following taught modules:

 

Module 1 – Embracing the industry transformation

  • Leadership skills for industry transformation
  • Hospitality economics and disruptive business models
  • Strategic digital marketing and sales in hospitality (with masterclass)
  • Sustainable hospitality and tourism development

Includes 1 week in Crans-Montana with Swiss discovery trip

 

Module 2 – Managing critical operations

  • Hospitality financial analysis
  • Hospitality revenue and demand management (earning FutureLearn certificate)
  • Managing complex operations and digitalisation (with masterclass)

 

“The business of hospitality is complex and constantly evolving. It is not always easy to see the bigger picture while focused on a demanding managerial role – so our EMBA bridges this gap by teaching the strategic aspects of business management and the leadership skills that make a fully-rounded executive.”

Dr Dimitrios Diamantis,

Executive Academic Dean, Les Roches

 

Module 3 – Driving financial performance

  • Hotel valuation and performance (earning FutureLearn + HVS certificates)
  • Hotel asset management and contract negotiation (with masterclass)
  • Data analytics and decision making (earning STR certificate)
  • Design thinking and business model creation

Includes 1 week in Dubai with discovery trip

 

Module 4 – Leading the strategic journey

  • Corporate finance and shareholder value
  • Business strategies and risk management (with masterclass)
  • Organizational change management & innovative practices

How you’ll learn

The key to this program is its flexibility, enabling you to balance your learning with the demands of your professional role.

If things get too hectic, you have the option to postpone specific taught modules should you need to.

You can then join one of the next teaching cycles of that module, completing your studies outside of the standard 1-year timeframe.

Throughout the program, you will undertake 14-18 hours of study per week.

The curriculum is taught through high quality digital courses, which use different approaches, as well as a range of smart tools and applications, to ensure a rich, varied and highly interactive experience.

The free-to-use tools will assist you in areas such as project planning, presentations and data visualization.

The courses are accompanied by expert masterclasses, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

At the end of the four taught modules, you will undertake a fully supported capstone project, to be completed within four months.

Executive coaching

Personalized, one-to-one executive coaching is a key feature that’s exclusive to this program.

Your specialist coach will work with you to

  • build your self-awareness and personal brand
  • help you improve your storytelling to win over potential employers or business partners
  • give advice on how to make the most of your professional network.

Residential study weeks

The Executive MBA incorporates two residential study weeks.

These will allow you to fully immerse yourself in your topic, as well as providing outstanding networking opportunities.

Your Swiss discovery week in Crans-Montana takes place at the beginning of the program; while your week in Dubai falls during the third module.

An intensive schedule of classes, field trips, and face-to-face networking with your cohort and faculty will enable you to make the most of these weeks.

You’ll have the opportunity to share experiences that will broaden your horizons and strengthen bonds with your classmates.

Plus you will be taken behind the scenes at prestigious brands and innovative operators.

Admission requirements

Application deadline 2022:

October 22

Minimum age:

28

Education:

A copy of academic credentials (Bachelor Degree, final official transcript for the full degree program). The school accepts documents in English, or one of the Swiss national languages, i.e. French, German and Italian. If not, an official notarized translation in English will be required.

Applications from non-degree holders with extensive documented work experience will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Non-degree holders may qualify for a Professional Development Diploma.

 

Work experience

Eight years of professional experience.

English Entry Requirements

One of the following requirements will apply:

– To be assessed during the entry interview
– Pass our Internal English test
– IELTS 6.0
– Having spent at least 2 years working in a company where English is the primary language.

Fees

This is an illustration of the basic fee structure you can expect for the program. For a full breakdown of fees download a course brochure.

 

Academic Expenses  CHF 
Tuition fees 45,850
Residential week in Crans-Montana* 1,250
Residential week in Dubai* 2,850
Application fee 275
Total 50,225

 

* Includes full-board in single-room and all program-planned activities. Flights not included.

Your career accelerator

All MBAs are designed to offer a pathway into management. As a candidate for our Executive MBA you will already have some years of managerial experience under your belt; now your objective is to gain the knowledge and skills to move quickly up the hospitality leadership ladder.

200

Brands visit our campuses every year to find talent

94%

Of career-seeking students have one or more job offers on graduation

All MBAs are designed to offer a pathway into management. As a candidate for our Executive MBA you will already have some years of managerial experience under your belt; now your objective is to gain the knowledge and skills to move quickly up the hospitality leadership ladder.

Knowledge that works for your career

Digital marketing, sustainability, asset management, data analytics, corporate finance, risk management… the EMBA academic content is relentlessly career-focused in order to deliver maximum return on your investment.

Coaching you to the next level

Your personalized executive coaching will focus on building your self-awareness and personal brand; improving your storytelling to win over potential employers or business partners; and helping you make the most of your professional network.

Join our global alumni ‘family’

Upon graduation, you will join a global Les Roches alumni network that now encompasses more than 13,000 individuals spread across every part of the world. You will also gain access to a global alumni platform containing news and insights, job opportunities, exclusive benefits and much more.

Knowledge that works for your career

Digital marketing, sustainability, asset management, data analytics, corporate finance, risk management… the EMBA academic content is relentlessly career-focused in order to deliver maximum return on your investment.

Coaching you to the next level

Your personalized executive coaching will focus on building your self-awareness and personal brand; improving your storytelling to win over potential employers or business partners; and helping you make the most of your professional network.

Join our global alumni ‘family’

Upon graduation, you will join a global Les Roches alumni network that now encompasses more than 13,000 individuals spread across every part of the world. You will also gain access to a global alumni platform containing news and insights, job opportunities, exclusive benefits and much more.

Leading brands hire our students

The faculty

Our faculty members are on hand to offer you one-to-one support and are hand-picked for their expertise in their chosen fields.

Dr Dimitrios Diamantis, PhD

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Dr Albian Albrahimi, PhD

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Dr Annick Darioly Carroz, PhD

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Dr Ewa Mottier, PhD

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Dr Rachel Germanier, EdD, SFHEA

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Dr Sanjay Chib, PhD

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Franc Avila

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Frank Gueuning

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Steven McMath

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Ruth Puhr, PFHEA

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Dr Dimitrios Diamantis, PhD

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Dr Albian Albrahimi, PhD

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Dr Annick Darioly Carroz, PhD

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Dr Ewa Mottier, PhD

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Dr Rachel Germanier, EdD, SFHEA

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Dr Sanjay Chib, PhD

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Franc Avila

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Frank Gueuning

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Steven McMath

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Ruth Puhr, PFHEA

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Flexible, one-to-one support when you need it

If you have been out of education for a long time, or you want some advice on balancing your MBA study with your workload, our faculty members offer one-to-one support to help make things work for you.

They understand perfectly how busy working as a hospitality manager can be, so the sessions they arrange with you fit your schedule and your time zone.