The Bachelor Degree in International Hotel Management prepares students to enter the world of hospitality with a strategic approach to business, ready to lead and manage.
It combines sound theory and practical hospitality classes with professional internships. In the final year students take a variety business management courses and specific classes for their chosen specialization: Strategic Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship and SME Management, Resorts Management, Events Management.
The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the BBA in International Hotel Management program.
Your first academic semester will prepare you to successfully fulfill functions of various Front-of-the-House departments of national and international restaurants or hotels as you receive an extended introduction to the hospitality field and develop your ability to assume responsibilities. Courses include:
This semester of study builds on the skills that you have already developed, as well as the basics of supervision and management, by preparing you to fulfill duties of various Back-of-the-House departments in areas such as:
For this first internship, you will put into practice the basics you will have learnt at an operational level either in service (restaurant, bars, room service) or Rooms Division (Front office, housekeeping).
This final Hotel Operations semester will emphasize supervisory and managerial principles preparing you to fulfill the managerial functions of the key departments of a national or international hotel or restaurant:
This final internship is generally in administration and management, providing opportunities to take decisions, create new strategies for project or department, and often opens the door to your future career.
During these final two academic semesters, alongside classes in your chosen specialization, you will build upon your previously acquired operational and technical knowledge with a range of vital management skills:
Studying abroad, for a semester or longer, gives you valuable business exposure to key luxury, international tourism hubs.
The study abroad option allow you to take semesters abroad at Les Roches-affiliated schools or campuses, whilst retaining Les Roches Spain, as your school base.
*This is only open to students taking the BBA in Hospitality Management with the Culinary Business Management specialization to be completed in Switzerland, and they will complete a ‘professional development semester’ in place of the semester 5 internship at RACA.
I love the mixed schedule, we don’t just study in the class reading books and learning information by heart. We practice every minute, our skills improve every day. We are not afraid of the real world of hospitality, Les Roches Marbella gives us the feeling that we are already working in that world.
Encouraging entrepreuneurial thinking is one of the aspects that Les Roches encourages in students, always looking forward, trying to understand what will happen next and society needs. The academic program is leading us towards a mangerial career and that is why I am really enjoying it.
I like the managerial exposure in the Bachelor program because in a hotel, it is important to know how to manage departments and not just administrate the work. The faculty are very experienced in their field and can illustrate their knowledge well.
Age - Normally 18 years old and above. Applicants can be under that age provided they are 18 years old by the time they start their first internship.
Education - A High School Diploma or equivalent. Students must have completed (supported by an official Certificate / Diploma) at least six years (for the Diploma program) and at least 7 years (for the BBA program) of secondary education and provide evidence of it. Complete information on the school, including school transcript and/or certificate of public examination (including an explanatory note of the grading system) should be provided.
If you have pursued an apprenticeship or have professional work experience in a hospitality-related field, you can access the BBA at an advanced entry point. Your program will be an accelerated version of the BBA, enabling you to build on your existing experience and management skills. See admissions requirements for BBA Completion - Direct Entry Semesters 6 & 7.
English Qualification - If you are not a native English speaker, or if you have not spent the last 3 years in an English-taught school, please enclose one of the following:
All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.
If you do not meet the above English language requirements, you have the possibility of registering on our Bachelor degree with Intensive English program to acquire the entry English level.