Masters in International Hotel Management

  • - Fast-track program -9 months
  • - Specialize in hotel management
  • - Internship at a top hotel brand
  • - Practical operations experience
  • - Business field trip
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Everything you need to become a successful hotel manager.

  • Become an expert in hotel management for high-end hotels
  • Discover all aspects of hotel operations through practical hands-on experience
  • Gain valuable industry exposure through field trips and internships
  • Master the latest business management theory and strategy

This nine-month program combines practical, hands-on hotel management experience with the latest thinking in operations, marketing, talent development and leadership, bespoke career support and unique industry access – all designed to give you the skills, knowledge, confidence and network to succeed.

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Perfect for career switchers or ambitious hospitality graduates looking to specialize in hotel management.

Thanks to our unique position in the industry, we give you access to the best hotels through field trips and your internship and to visitors from top hotel groups who visit the campus to find talent.

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Academic structure

    • Semester 1

      6 months

    • Semester 2

      3 months + Business field trip

    • Internship

      6 months

  • Semester 1

    6 months

  • Semester 2

    3 months + Business field trip

  • Internship

    6 months

Academic content

A course structure designed to give you everything you need to become a hotel manager.

Start with practical experience in the first semester, learn the theory and strategy – and how to apply it – in the second semester before rounding it off in a real-world setting during your internship.

Semester 1:

A deep dive into all aspects of hotel operations, including rooms, housekeeping, front desk and food & beverage. Sharpen your financial, operational and people management skills and test them in a theoretical scenario using our unique virtual hotel.

Semester 2 (3 months):

Learn about strategy, asset management, sustainability and events before tackling an applied business capstone project. Also includes a field trip to Dubai where you will see how high-quality hotels operate in the real world and take advantage of unrivalled networking opportunities.

Internship:

A six-month professional internship in one of the industry’s most sought-after brands provides an opportunity to apply everything you have learned in class.

 

Practical operations exposure

Gaining experience in the operational side of the hotels is essential if you want to reach the top in the industry.

All the best hotel managers know exactly how each essential cog in the hotel machine works.

Whether you are switching career or a recent graduate looking to specialise, this aspect of the program is key to unlocking a better understanding of how hotels operate and building credibility among future employers.

Our on-campus facilities in Marbella are state-of-the-art and offer real hotel simulations that give you an in-depth understanding of how a hotel functions from top to bottom.

Areas you work in:

– F&B: service and kitchen operation
– Rooms division: housekeeping and front office
– Design and facilities
– Finance and performance management

 

Professional internship

While the skills you will develop are important, on-the-job experience is the key to landing a top role.

That’s why we include six months of direct work experience with the Master’s in International Hotel Management via the internship that follows your academic studies.

 

An Internship tailored to your aspirations

Your dedicated Les Roches careers advisors will work with you to create a personal profile that sets out your ambitions, career paths and preferred destinations.

From there, we leverage our unrivalled industry connections to help you secure an internship that’s tailored to your skills and aspirations.

The internship not only gives you valuable practical experience working at industry leading brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Jumeirah and ITC Hotels, it also offers incredible networking opportunities and could even land you a job offe

Business field trip

Nothing fires the academic imagination and brings your studies to life quite like a field trip – and our program’s hugely popular visit to Dubai is no exception.

You will visit some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, meet General Managers and other leaders, broaden your network and gain exposure to one of the world’s fastest-growing and most innovative luxury hospitality markets.

Admission requirements

Next intake dates

September 2021

Minimum age:

21

Education:

A copy of academic credentials (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.

Postgraduate Diploma 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, not a Postgraduate Diploma.

Work experience:

Relevant work experience is preferable, but not required.

English level:

Must be proficient in English for higher education studies. English language exam scores (issued in the last 12 months) are required from candidates who are not native English speakers, or who have not spent the last two years in full-time English education.

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 EUR
Tuition Fees 22,820
Learning Resources & Practical arts apparel 860
Health and accident insurance 1,045
Business Field Trip 2,200
Total 26,925
Living expenses EUR
Half board 3,350
Total 3,350

Your passport to the hotel management big league

Put simply, this is the program for you if you want to be a successful hotel manager at a leading, luxury brand.

200

Brands visit our campuses every year to find talent

94%

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

Put simply, this is the program for you if you want to be a successful hotel manager at a leading, luxury brand.

Access to the best hotel brands

Les Roches has a long history and an enviable reputation, meaning we can give you access to the most prestigious hotels. Each year, the best hotel brands in the business come to our campuses to recruit new talent.

Career support tailored to you

From the moment you arrive on campus to graduation and beyond, our Careers Development and Industry Placement (CDIP) team will be with you every step of the way. Based on your key skills and attributes, we will help you find the right department and role at the hotel brand that’s best for you.

Network with the best

The Les Roches name is respected the world over and, once you graduate, you become a member of the prestigious Les Roches Global Alumni Association. This gives you life-long access not only to incredible industry connections.

Access to the best hotel brands

Les Roches has a long history and an enviable reputation, meaning we can give you access to the most prestigious hotels. Each year, the best hotel brands in the business come to our campuses to recruit new talent.

Career support tailored to you

From the moment you arrive on campus to graduation and beyond, our Careers Development and Industry Placement (CDIP) team will be with you every step of the way. Based on your key skills and attributes, we will help you find the right department and role at the hotel brand that’s best for you.

Network with the best

The Les Roches name is respected the world over and, once you graduate, you become a member of the prestigious Les Roches Global Alumni Association. This gives you life-long access not only to incredible industry connections.

The Master’s in International Hotel Management will open doors to managerial roles in areas such as:

  • Food and beverage
  • Housekeeping
  • Front office
  • Guest relations
  • Sales and marketing
  • Human resources
  • Revenue management

Leading Hotel brands hire our graduates

Alumni

Successful Hotel Management careers launched with the Masters in International Hotel Management

Waldy TorresAssistant Director of Front Office, Rosewood Hotels Sand Hill

'This Master’s opened my mind into how to be a strategic leader, how to run the hotel as a business, how to scale, how to market the hotel across different channels and countries.'

Valentina Silva Orams

'The teachers are amazing, and they have a lot experience. It’s not only about what they know but also what they did before and where they worked'

Abhiveer Singh Chundawat Assistant Manager for F&B Department, Hilton

'I’ve met people from all over the world. The exposure you get here is unmatchable.'

Our Faculty

Learn from the best in the business who have lived and breathed hotel management at the top of the industry.

Dr Melinda RatkaiProfessor

Marbella

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Ana Rosa GonzálezSenior Lecturer, Rooms Division

Marbella

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Dr Melinda RatkaiProfessor

Marbella

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Ana Rosa GonzálezSenior Lecturer, Rooms Division

Marbella

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The perfect pairing of practical and academic

Whether you are switching career or a recent graduate looking to specialise, you will need practical experience to back up your academic knowledge.

Our facilities in Marbella offer real hotel simulations that give you the perfect environment in which to put into practice what you have learned in an operational setting.

Marbella: sun-kissed, luxurious learning

A world-famous luxury resort, Marbella is home to high-end hotels, top-class restaurants and luxury retail outlets – a living, breathing hospitality classroom.

What better atmosphere in which to soak up the skills and experience needed to excel in hotel management?

The campus

Study the Masters in International Hotel Management at our Marbella campus