MBA in Global Hospitality Management

Next intake: March 2021

1 year


Flexible study options available

Choice of Specializations

Consultancy project


Next intake: March 2021

Taught exclusively on our Crans-Montana campus, this is our flagship graduate program. In one intensive year you will set yourself up for a senior managerial position. Includes two field trips, a choice of two career-focused specializations in your second semester, plus a real-world Consultancy Project with a leading hospitality brand.

  • Hospitality Immersion Program*

    2 weeks

    Semester 1

    6 months + business field trip

    Semester 2

    6 months + business field trip + specialisation


    *Only for students without a hospitality degree or any professional hospitality experience

  • Semester 2

    6 months + business field trip + Specialisation


Hospitality Immersion Program (HIP)
Essential grounding in the fundamentals of hospitality. Designed for students without a hospitality degree/relevant experience, but recommended for all.

Semester 1
Includes personal development and leadership skills, innovation, financial analysis, marketing, consumer behavior and insights, hospitality economics and advanced management topics, plus first international field trip.

Semester 2
Includes business strategies and performance monitoring, corporate finance, data analytics and decision making, plus second international field trip.

New for October 2020: choice of specializations:

  • Advanced Revenue and Performance Management
  • Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Business Development

Each specialization includes bespoke Consultancy Project (see separate tab for more details).

Les Roches MBA students enjoy two immersive business field trips*.

You’ll witness first-hand how world class brands make hospitality magic happen in global cities 

Each trip has a carefully curated program of exclusive luxury hotel visits, meetings with top professionals and social/networking events.

Your knowledge, and network, will be transformed.

*The exact location will be decided according to the current global situation 


"Interacting with accomplished industry leaders, from property-level heads of departments to regional heads, makes it a humbling experience for each of us."
Radhika Mathur MBA student

New for September 2020 – specializations

In your second semester of study, you can choose one of two specializations:

  • Advanced Revenue and Performance Management
  • Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Business Development

These advanced topics have been created with your future career in mind. Each specialization incorporates our unique Consultancy Project, giving you the opportunity to devise solutions to real-life business challenges directly related to your specialization. It’s not a case study; it’s real consultancy for real companies.

Previous clients have included: Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne, Hotel d’Angleterre, Clinique La Prairie, Accor Hotels, Rocco Forte Hotels, Peninsula Hotels and New York Times.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with the MBA students at Les Roches. I am excited to use their final presentation and project to push Hatchify forward as a new business.”
Irene Forte Rocco Forte Hotels

As an MBA student you will have access to expert career counselors to guide and support you as you pursue your hospitality ambitions

Your Consultancy Project guarantees exceptional industry exposure. 

And around 200 of the biggest brands in hospitality, luxury, finance and retail come to our campuses every year to find their future leaders.  

Next intake dates:

March 2021

Minimum age:



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:

 At least two years of relevant work experience.

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.


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.
Academic expenses CHF
Tuition Fees 46,950
Learning Resources 1,100
Health and accident insurance 1,700
Two Business Field Trips 8,400
Total 58,150
Living expenses CHF
Half board 6,500
Total 6,500
Living expenses CHF
Half board 6,500
Total 6,500

Flexible study options

In response to the current circumstances, we have introduced a number of flexible study options for our graduate programs starting in March 2021:

  • Late arrival window extended to four weeks after program start (with personalized catch-up plan)
  • Remote learning options tailored to each program – including online modules, full class broadcasts (live/as live depending on your time zone), one-to-one online mentoring sessions with program leaders and faculty, plus bespoke career support
  • Option to defer to a 100% face-to-face future intake at no extra tuition cost (within first six weeks of remote study)


Brands visit our campus every year to find talent



of career-seeking students have one or more job offers on graduation day.


Alumni worldwide

Leading brands recruit our students

Successful careers that started at Les Roches
“It started out as a class project – now we’re expanding across Singapore and Bali.”
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