BBA in Global Hospitality Management
- - 3.5 years
- - Accredited business degree
- - 2 Internships
- - 5 Specializations
- - Practical arts
A world leading Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management
- Internationally accredited business degree focused on the hospitality industry and the experience economy
- Acquire transferable knowledge and professional experience that opens doors to numerous sectors
- Opportunities to study and work in up to five countries
- Choose from a range of career-focused specializations in your final semester
Practical, hands-on, crammed full of applied academic content and with a year of real-world work experience guaranteed – our hospitality degree has everything you need to get your career in hospitality management off to a flying start.
Les Roches is a legendary name within the industry, consistently placing among the leading institutions in the QS World University Rankings and having recently achieved 5 Stars (Excellent) overall in the QS Stars rating system.
Once you graduate, that stellar reputation will open doors to exciting roles with prestigious brands across hospitality, as well as finance, events, and many other customer-focused sectors.
As a Bachelor student, you can choose to study in the exclusive destinations of Crans-Montana, Switzerland, or Marbella, Spain, with the option to share your time between both (plus London via our sister institution) through international campus transfers.
A world-class hospitality management curriculum
The business and managerial knowledge you’ll acquire with our hospitality management bachelor’s degree is a perfect launchpad towards a leadership role such as hotel manager.
It can also be applied across numerous exciting industries and sectors – in fact, just under half of our graduates go on to work outside the hospitality industry.
Get closer to innovative thinking
Being a Les Roches student gives you exclusive access to our Spark global innovation sphere, including the opportunity to work on academic projects featuring genuine products and services being developed by partner companies.
Learn from the best
Our faculty members are hand-picked for their expertise in their chosen fields, bringing significant industry experience plus academic excellence.
In addition, each semester we welcome leading figures from hospitality and related sectors to share their insights with our students.
Building the foundation for your career
In an industry where any business is only a few bad reviews away from trouble, flawless service and operational excellence are now more important than ever.
In your first, Practical Arts semester you’ll learn how this is achieved, making use of state-of-the-art practical training facilities at each of our campuses.
Core operational exposure
The Practical Arts semester exposes you to the key hospitality departments and roles.
You will experience the pace of working in service, the pressure of the kitchens, and the attention to detail needed in the rooms division.
Have fun while you learn
Your practical semester is where you begin to develop soft skills such as teamworking, problem solving and communication.
It’s serious work, but it’s also fun and engaging – where else would you get the opportunity to create a unique restaurant concept and try it out on your fellow students?
Supercharge your resume
In a competitive employment market, experience counts.
With our hospitality management bachelor’s degree you’ll get a full year of professional experience to add to your resume.
That’s certain to get you noticed by employers who want their recruits to hit the ground running.
Develop your intercultural fluency
We will support you to secure excellent internship opportunities that match your ambitions and personality.
We always encourage our students to travel – immersing yourself in a new culture is the best way to develop your language skills and broaden your global outlook.
Top industries, top brands
The Les Roches name is known and trusted the world over. As a student, you’ll reap the benefits through privileged access to internationally renowned brands from hospitality and beyond.
Learn more about Hospitality Internships
In-depth study to develop in-demand knowledge
Your final semester specialization provides a level of subject-matter focus that you won’t find in many other hospitality management Bachelor’s degrees.
It’s both a gateway to your chosen career path as well as a significant asset for your resume.
Choose your pathway
We offer a variety of specialization topics, including some which are unique to each campus.
Available at both Crans-Montana and Marbella campuses are Hospitality Entrepreneurship and also Digital Marketing Strategies.
In addition, Swiss-based students can opt for Hotel Financial Performance Management or Sustainable Developments and Practices, while those in Spain have Resort Development and Management as a unique option.
Next intake dates
17 years 6 months and above. However, students can be younger as long as they are 18 by the time they start their first internship.
Accredited high school diploma or equivalent.
Must be proficient enough for higher education studies. Official English language exam scores are required for all non-native speakers – or those who haven’t spent the last two years in full-time English education.
Help with your English
Those below the stated official English level can take additional English support classes. We offer intensive programs in Switzerland, Spain and China.
For a full breakdown of entry requirements download a course brochure.
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.
|Learning resources and practical arts apparel||2,885|
|Health and accident insurance||1,750|
|On-campus single/double room*||5,950|
* External accommodation is only an option for returning
students in Semester 6 and 7. Direct Entry BBA 6 and 7, or
first-time transfers from other campuses, must instead take
campus accommodation. Semester 1 students will share
double rooms while Semester 3 & 4 students will be staying
in single rooms
|Learning resources and practical arts apparel||1,790|
|Health and accident insurance||870|
|Minimum lodging costs||4,615|
Bilingual Spanish and English Bachelor’s for native Spanish speakers
We offer a BBA stream in Marbella that combines academic classes taught in Spanish with English language tuition. Graduate with a full Bachelor’s degree and "professional standard" English!Learn more
A Bachelor’s in hospitality management has value across numerous industries
The combination of soft skills, business theory and hands-on experience will make you attractive to employers in sectors as diverse as
- Consumer tech
- Luxury Retail
- Health and wellness
- International Events and Entertainment
Learn more about hospitality careers
Career-seeking students have one or more job offers on graduation day
Leading brands visit our campuses each year to find talent.
Leading brands come to our campus to find talent
Business means business
Our hospitality management Bachelor’s degree is accredited as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and we ensure it lives up to this name.
Across four semesters of rigorous experiential learning, we deliver the commercial knowledge and insights typically found with an international business degree, and which will set you up for a leadership career.
Travel the world while you study
As a student of our hospitality management Bachelor’s degree you can learn in up to three different countries (including with our partner institution) and undertake your two internships wherever you desire.
It gives you the potential to experience life in five countries before you graduate
Successful careers launched with the BBA in Global Hospitality Management
'I’ve always been a self-starter and Les Roches helped with that through hands-on learning and the experience from the internships'
'I have friends from my Bachelor’s working in hotels, restaurants, banking and more, you can work in any environment. '
'Anyone thinking about Les Roches should just do it. It’s not just about hospitality, its about gaining experience as a whole. Life experience and work experience is all wrapped up as a package.'
'You see people with a hospitality background in all industries, because they’re really good at building relationships and adapting to different needs.'
'I would have never been able to pitch to investors if I hadn't gone to Les Roches, it’s given me the confidence and the knowledge to go for it.'
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The BBA in Global Hospitality Management can be studied at our campuses in Spain and Switzerland
Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management FAQs
What is the scope of hospitality management?
Hospitality management is much broader in scope than just hotels and restaurants.
Earning a Bachelor degree in hospitality management can open up career paths in finance, luxury retail, events, and any other customer-facing industry where the soft skills and customer-centric outlook that come as standard with a hospitality business education are prized.
Once you’ve settled on your chosen industry, you will find that your hospitality degree offers similar core modules as a traditional business degree – including finance, marketing, and human resources – all of which will set you up to become a leader.
How long is a hospitality management bachelor degree?
Lengths can vary depending on the program you choose.
The hospitality management bachelor degree at Les Roches is seven semesters, or three-and-a-half years in length.
This incorporates a Practical Arts semester to open the program, plus two six-month professional internships, accompanied by four academic semesters.
The last of these also incorporates a choice of career-focused specializations.
Which bachelor degree is best for hospitality management?
We may be biased, but we’d say ours is the best!
It’s one of the most international, with the opportunity to study and undertake internships in up to five countries during the three-and-a-half years of our bachelor degree in hospitality.
Statistically, you have a 94% chance of securing at least one employment opportunity on graduation; and as an alumni of Les Roches you’ll join an international community of high achievers which now numbers more than 13,000.
They’ll be only too happy to offer support, advice and job opportunities to fellow alumni.
What kind of bachelor degree is Hospitality Management?
Our bachelor degree in hospitality management is a Bachelor of Business Administration – or BBA.
That’s important, because it places the program firmly into the category of a business degree.
The curriculum is suitably career-focused; you’ll also find that many faculty members have enjoyed lengthy frontline careers in hospitality alongside their academic credentials – so you are learning from experts with real-world experience.
All of this is geared towards enabling you to hit the ground running once you graduate and enter the industry, either as a management trainee or through creating your own business
What is the difference between a BBA in hospitality and hotel management?
The answer is that hotel management is just one of the career paths open to you with a bachelor degree in hospitality management.
In fact, the blend of soft skills and applied business knowledge is an ideal stepping stone to any customer-facing industry or sector, including financial services, events, luxury goods and services, private aviation and much more.
A recent survey we conducted revealed that only a slim majority (54%) of our alumni work within the hospitality industry.