Crans-Montana (Switzerland) & Marbella (Spain)
Firmly established as one of the most prestigious luxury hospitality management schools in the world, Les Roches has a current enrollment of nearly 2,000 students, each of whom receives an average three job opportunities upon graduating and entering the professional workforce.
2023 Open Days at both Les Roches in Switzerland and Spain are now scheduled for all applicants with an interest in getting a first-hand look at the characteristics of one of the most luxury hotel and tourism industry’s most acclaimed educational models.
With an employment placement rate close to 100% and a proven experiential learning system, Les Roches has managed to turn its campuses into innovation centers that include a global network of more than 14,000 alumni.
Crans-Montana/ Marbella, March 14, 2023. Les Roches, a school specialized in hospitality management and luxury tourism education, announces its Open Days for the Spring 2023 semester with the aim of offering a personalized experience of its unique educational model to all potential students interested in earning a degree and building a career in the world’s fastest growing people-oriented industry.
Applicants will be immersed in the hospitality industry during their visit on campus by getting to know the school’s facilities first-hand and enjoying the delicious gastronomy prepared by current students. In addition, students and educational advisors will be available to explain what life is like at the school, the curriculum, internships, as well as the whole on-campus learning experience delivered through an educational system combining the technical efficiency of North American education and the renowned Swiss teaching model.
At the Crans-Montana (Switzerland) campus, the Spring 2023 Open Days are scheduled for 30 and 31 March, 21 and 22 April and 20 May. Concurrently, Open Days at the Marbella, Spain campus will be held on 17 March, 21 April, 26 May and 23 June. In announcing the upcoming Open Days, the CEO of Les Roches, Carlos Díez de la Lastra, explained that “this is the first step for students to take in delving into one of the most exciting industries on the planet. Better-trained professionals are increasingly needed in the hospitality and luxury tourism industry, equipped with qualifications that reflect their skills and knowledge of the sector. Les Roches’ programs are designed to develop talent with values based on multiculturalism, leadership and entrepreneurship. Our job placement rate exceeds 94% and our graduates enjoy tremendous growth opportunities. We currently have 14,000 alumni around the world who are outstanding professionals and managers in the hotel industry and who maintain contact with one another thanks to the alumni association they have created.”
Les Roches' commitment to education guarantees the employability of its students and this is reflected in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which places the school fifth in the world in the employability category and first in Spain, making it a revered institution for recruiting companies. Les Roches’ graduates comprise nearly 100 nationalities and enjoy nearly full insertion into their field of interest by receiving an average of three professional job offers upon completing their studies.
To guarantee a learning system that combines theory with practice, Les Roches is committed to face-to-face teaching. Multicultural coexistence on its campuses is a hallmark of the institution and is one of the principal characteristics that has made it a benchmark for specialized hospitality education. “Face-to-face teaching is part of our DNA. Our students not only learn the best technical concepts while interacting directly with the latest innovations, but they also learn to manage conflicts, deal with teams and gain insight into other cultures and ways of life. This experience is essential if you want to work in an environment as diverse as the hospitality industry. We create a microclimate that encompasses what they are going to see and experience in the real world”, said Carlos Díez de la Lastra.
In addition, in recent years, les Roches has positioned itself at the epicenter of academic progress through Spark, a global innovation ecosystem that naturally integrates tools associated with artificial intelligence and big data into its academic program. Spark is a sphere of innovation that brings disruptive thinking to the industry and inspires students around the world to conceive transformative ideas and startups that respect the principles of sustainable tourism.
Following a collaboration agreement signed last September between Les Roches and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), of which it has been an Affiliate Member since 2017, the Les Roches and Spark venues are becoming dynamic centers of tourism innovation – where national and foreign companies showcase their proprietary applications, products and services reflecting this approach to the sector – enabling on-site experiences of new technologies.
Extraordinary educational opportunities
Open Day attendees will acquire detailed insights on the Bachelor's, Master's, and postgraduate degrees available at Les Roches. All Les Roches degrees are taught in English and include professional internship periods at hotels and luxury establishments around the world. Currently, Les Roches offers a BBA in Global Hospitality Management with five specializations enabling the development of detailed knowledge in a specific professional discipline (Hospitality Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Strategies, Hotel Financial Performance Management, Sustainable Developments and Practices, and Resort Development and Management); the Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management, the Master’s in International Hotel Management, the Master’s in Marketing Management for Luxury Tourism, the MBA in Global Hospitality Management, the Master in Hospitality Strategy and Digital Transformation, as well as the Executive Master’s in International Hotel Management, and the Executive MBA in Global Hospitality Management which are both designed exclusively for active professionals and provide hybrid and flexible formats.
Les Roches Open Days offer an international educational experience across two campuses; register here:
Les Roches Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Les Roches Marbella, Spain
About Les Roches
Les Roches is a Swiss institution focused on creating the innovative and entrepreneurial minds of tomorrow. Founded in 1954, Les Roches offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management following the Swiss model of education. With campuses across Switzerland and Spain; a student body of more than 100 different nationalities, the institution provides students with a unique culturally diverse experience. As of 2021, Les Roches also has an academic alliance with the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) with a partner campus in Gurugram (Delhi NCR).
Les Roches ranks among the world’s top 5 higher education institutions for hospitality and leisure management and for Employer Reputation (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022). Part of Sommet Education, worldwide leader in hospitality education, Les Roches is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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