Founded in 1954, Les Roches is a private institution based on the Swiss model of experiential learning, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of hospitality, tourism and event management.
Nestled in the Swiss Alps, just a few minutes’ drive from the famous ski and golf resort of Crans-Montana, Les Roches Switzerland is home to a diverse student body and a dynamic student life, rich in opportunities for personal and professional development.
Les Roches is accredited at the university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).
NEASC – Accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the USA.
Besides enjoying worldwide recognition among international hospitality and tourism companies, Les Roches is also recognized by the Valais Cantonal Authorities in Switzerland.
In addition, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is a member of:
Intakes: February and September 2018
Duration: 1 year
Total US credits: 28 (26 in China)
Intakes: February and September of each year (February and August in China)
This Postgraduate Diploma provides career changers with a comprehensive foundation in hospitality business management. It features a business field trip to Dubai and a six-month professional internship. If you do not have a background in hospitality,
you will enter the two-week Hospitality Immersion Program (in Switzerland and Spain only). Upon successful completion of this Postgraduate Diploma, you may continue your studies for one semester in Switzerland to qualify for the MBA.
The Postgraduate Diploma can be studied in Switzerland, Spain or China. The curriculum in Switzerland and Spain is different to the curriculum in China.
Duration: 1 year
Total US credits: 40
Intakes: February and September of each year
The MBA program will help you expand your global industry knowledge, develop your strategic thinking and grow your professional network. As our most advanced degree program, it features two business field trips (Shanghai and Chicago) and a real-world consultancy project. If you do not have a background in hospitality, you will enter the two-week Hospitality Immersion Program prior to the MBA.
Please take note – The prices stated below are in Swiss Francs currency, per person per academic semester. Each academic semester is 6 months of studies.
A fee of CHF 250 is required with each application. Complete credit card information must be provided on the application form. This fee is not refundable.
New students: upon acceptance of your application, a pre-payment of CHF 3,000 must be paid within 20 days from the date of the acceptance letter, in Swiss francs, by bank transfer, credit card or online at lesroches.flywire.com. This pre-payment confirms your place in the program and is refundable if a formal written cancellation is received before 15th May (for the summer intake), 15th September (for BBA1 October intake) or 15th November (for the winter intake). The pre-payment is deducted from the first semester’s invoice.
Please note: if the student postpones his/her studies after the pre-payment has been made, the balance will be carried forward for the next intake only. If a student postpones to the next intake and subsequently cancels no refund of the pre-payment will be made.
Internships are part of the majority of the programs and play an important role in all undergraduate level studies. This valuable experience enables students to put into practice their theoretical knowledge and to face real work situations that are encountered in today’s fast evolving environment. Internships also increase their employability as they enter their career with an education enhanced by extensive professional work experience. Les Roches students undertake their internships all around the world.
Each year, more than 130 of the industry’s top employers visit the Les Roches campus to interview and recruit students for internship and first-employment opportunities. Our Career Development and Industry Placement (CDIP) office helps students to search for jobs, prepare for interviews and make career decisions.