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Les Roches School of Hotel Management

Baccalaureate, Master's degree

Age: 17+

One of the three best higher schools in Switzerland

Les Roches School of Hotel Management is located in Switzerland, not far from the Sierra. Located in the mountains at an altitude of 1200 meters, the university campus and the family atmosphere that reigns here cannot be described on the printed pages, but it is real for those who live here and love this place.

The main campus of Les Roches is located in the beautiful Bluesch campus in the Swiss Alps, and during the existence of the university, les Roches also opened campuses in China (Shanghai), Spain (Marbella) and carries out joint programs with the USA (Chicago), Australia (Leura, Sydney) and Jordan (Amman).

For more than 30 years, Les Roches has been considered one of the most prestigious educational institutions for professionals in the hospitality industry. Upon completing their studies, 94% of students receive at least one job offer in their specialty.


  • This institution has a friendly international atmosphere and is ideal for students seeking a flagship Swiss education in hospitality.
  • 94% of graduates receive a job offer before graduation.
  • The 60 largest WORLDWIDE companies recruit Les Roches students every semester.
  • 13,000 graduates work in 130 countries around the world.
  • One third of Les Roches graduates start their own business.
  • The language of instruction is English, so before graduation you will be fluent in this language, regardless of the initial level. This means that you will have many more career opportunities in many countries around the world.
  • Les Roches is one of the three Swiss universities accredited by the prestigious New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • Les Roches teachers are experienced professionals from around the world with degrees and vast experience in the hospitality industry.
  • A graduate of the Graduate School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Le Roche Ekaterina Simanovskaya from Achinsk was awarded a "silver medal" for outstanding academic performance achieved in the learning process!


Les Roches Crans-Montana is a state-of-the-art hospitality learning environment. Full immersion in the practical educational process in educational kitchens, in bars and on the demonstration area of ​​hotel rooms. Academic studies are well supported by the use of modern technology. In the Innovation Lab and in the digital multimedia studio, you can apply and develop your entrepreneurial skills.

There are 5 restaurants and 2 bars on campus, with a wide selection of healthy food and gourmet drinks. There will never be a shortage of activities for lovers of a healthy lifestyle: from skiing in winter to cycling in summer. It will be easy for you to keep fit by visiting the sports fields, fitness center and outdoor pool.


Bachelor of Arts (BBA) in International Hospitality

  • 5 years
  • 2 internships
  • 3 specializations
  • Practical lessons

Duration of study - 3.5 years, of which students undergo 2 professional internships for 6 months in the world's leading hotels or companies in the hospitality industry in general. The Bachelor's program is recognized as one of the leading in the world. Upon graduation, you will develop important skills and knowledge that will help you build a managerial career in the international hospitality industry and become the basis for further postgraduate education.

MBA in International Hospitality

  • 1 year of study
  • 2 business trips
  • Consulting business project

This exclusive MBA in International Hospitality is one of the key programs at Les Roches. The training takes place on the Swiss campus in Crans-Montana. In one year of intensive study, you can elevate your career to senior management positions. The program includes business trips to Chicago and Shanghai as well as a real-life consulting business project for leading hospitality companies.

Post Graduate Diploma in the International Hospitality Industry

  • 1 year of study
  • 1 internship
  • 1 business trip

This program is the most popular of our continuing business education courses. With its help, thousands of alumni have already built successful careers in the international hospitality industry. The program takes place on campuses in Switzerland, Spain and China. The course is great for those looking to change careers and embark on a career in the hospitality industry, as well as those wishing to continue their education in our core MBA program.

Master in Strategic Management and Internet Technology in the Hospitality Industry

  • 5 years of study
  • Internship
  • Business trip

Digital technologies have revolutionized the hospitality industry. Companies around the world are now looking for technical specialists and managers who will develop and manage their online promotion strategy.

Our master's program is designed for those who want to continue to change the hospitality industry.


The internship at Le Roche is the part of the program that students enjoy the most, where they learn leadership and confidence.

Kitchens and dining rooms are equipped exactly as it should be in a restaurant or hotel. They are managed according to professional standards - discipline is required in teamwork, constantly monitoring the time. But it's great to see the results of your efforts right away.

Students immediately begin practice: after one introductory week, students cook, serve about 1000 servings daily. Certainly not on its own, Le Roche has 13 professionals teaching and supervising students in the kitchen and restaurant. But the students themselves do the work, which is then checked and analyzed.


Les Roches campus in Crans-Montana has 18 buildings, all of which are within walking distance of our restaurants, bars and classrooms. Most of the windows in the hostels offer breathtaking views of the Alps. The rooms are equipped with a bed and a study table. There are rooms with a private or shared bathroom. Most of the buildings have a common room, kitchen and laundry room.

Senior students can live off campus. These include 6 semester students, except for translation students and GB5 students. In Crans-Montana and the surrounding areas, there are a lot of offers for renting housing.


The sports department provides different types of activities, both winter and summer. And if a student wants to do something that they have not tried before, they will provide such an opportunity here. High-end sports resorts are a rapidly growing sector of the hospitality industry.

In winter - snowboarding, skiing, skating, basketball, badminton, etc.

In summer - football, volleyball, mountain biking, golf, swimming, tennis, equestrian sports, hiking, sailing.


The campus is named after the famous Crans-Montana ski resort, which is located nearby and can be reached by car, train or funicular. There is a lot to offer: exclusive food, cultural events, shopping and, of course, sports activities. Going downstairs, you will find yourself in the small town of Sierre with a railway station.

You can find many exciting activities without leaving the campus. Join the club. Go in for sports. Immerse yourself in something new. Get involved in public speaking, self-development, wine, cooking, art, charity - Les Roches will always be inspired.

Students also learn how to organize events. Night of Cultures, The Future of Hospitality Summit, World of Wine Exhibition, Open Microphone Night, Les Roches Talent Night are just a few of the most anticipated events.

Companies that regularly hire Les Roches School of Hotel Management students:

  • Accor
  • Four seasons
  • Hilton International
  • Hyatt International
  • Intercontinental
  • Kempinski
  • Meridien
  • Mővenpick
  • Raffles
  • Radisson SAS
  • Ritz Carlton
  • Starwood

COST, 2021-2022

Bachelor of Arts (BBA) in International Hospitality - CHF 31,050 – 41,450 per academic semester. The program includes 5 academic semesters of study and 2 semesters of internships.

MBA in International Hospitality - CHF 66,000 per program.

Post Graduate Diploma in the International Hospitality Industry - CHF 30,550 per program.

MSc in Strategic Management and Internet Technology in the Hospitality Industry - CHF 58,450 per program.

Included in cost

  • Teaching
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Laundry

Extra paid

  • Registration fee - CHF 275
  • Pocket money and personal expenses - approximately CHF 500 per month
  • Refundable deposit - CHF 1,000
  • Services of the company "Paradise"


  • Help with choosing the right program.
  • Paperwork (translation of documents confirming education; assistance in writing curricula, motivation letters; consultations on the collection of documents confirming the financial viability of the sponsor).
  • Supervising the student in the first month of study: assistance in resolving issues related to resettlement, billing and adaptation in a new educational institution.


TaylorNelsonSofres (TNS - a leading market research and information company) surveyed 232 senior executives of luxury hotels in 63 countries.

The purpose of the survey is to create a rating of the highest international hospitality management schools, whose graduates are likely to be hired by employers from international luxury hotel chains.

During the survey, the respondents were asked the question: “If you were to make a decision to hire graduates from the presented list of international hospitality management schools to work in the international hospitality industry, which of them would you classify as the best in the world?”

The respondents were presented with a list of 86 hospitality management schools from different countries offering international education in this area. The condition for inclusion in - the availability of training programs in English. Participants in the survey could also include in the ranking any other schools that were not on the proposed list.

The table shows the results of the rating survey, based on the frequency of choice of schools by managers of luxury hotels.

10 best international schools of hotel management in the world, whose graduates are successfully employed in international luxury hotel chains.


Educational institution



% of respondents who included an educational institution in the list of 10 best international schools


School of Hotel Management Lausanne





Glion Institute of Higher Education (Glion and Bull)




International School of Hotel Management Le Roche (Bluche)




Cornell University




The Hague School of Hotel Management




International School of Hotel Management Le Roche (Marbella)




Oxford Brooks University





International School of Hotel Management "Blue Mountains" (Leura)




Vatel School of Hotel Management




International College of the Hospitality Industry "Cesar Ritz" (Le Bouvray, Brig) 



Level of preference for hospitality management school graduates who have studied in several countries

The participants were also asked the question: “Some students in the process of obtaining specialized education study in several countries and campuses. With this in mind, when hiring graduates, would you prefer a candidate who has studied in multiple countries and campuses, or a graduate who has studied in one country? "

More than half (56%) of employees of luxury hotel chains indicated that they would prefer graduates with international training experience, and only one in five respondents (21%) indicated that this would not affect their decision.

The survey included respondents from the following 28 luxury hotel chains: Accor, Aman Resorts, Banyan Tree, Dusit Thani, Fairmont Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Kempinski, Intercontinental, Le Meridien, Mandarin Oriental, Marriott, Radisson, Raffles, Renaissance, Ritz Carlton, Shangri-La, Sheraton, Sofitel, Sol Melia, Starwood, Swissôtel, Taj, W Hotels, Westin.

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