Hotel Management Diploma

The Hotel Management Diploma combines practical hospitality courses, including rooms division, reception, and restaurant operations, with basic hotel management theory courses. With the Hotel Management Diploma, students can begin with entry-level positions in hospitality businesses.

This diploma includes the foundation years of the BBA in International Hotel Management and serves as either an exit-point or as a way for students to extend their payment schedule with the extra internship.


Years duration


Internships (2 x 6 Months)



Intakes (Feb/Aug)

Learning Aproach


As a hospitality management school, we use the traditional Swiss method of craft-based learning in our Hotel Management Diploma and Bachelor Degree in Hospitality.

Craft-based learning (CBL), also known as experiential learning, is a hands-on approach to management education that teaches you the roles and responsibilities of every person who will be under your supervision later on. This gives you first-hand knowledge of the industry standards in service, hygiene, food preparation, and safety measures. Plus, it gives you experience with the soft-skills of multicultural teamwork, planning and time management, which are essential in the service industries.

These courses make up approximately 8 weeks of the total undergraduate program experience

Course Overview

Study your Diploma in International Hotel Management in Marbella, Spain to immerse yourself in Spain’s economic powerhouse. Located in Marbella, Les Roches offers a traditional university setting for your undergraduate diploma.

The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the Diploma in Hotel Management program. For further details and course descriptions, refer to the Academic Catalog.
Diploma in International Hotel Management


<strong>Core Courses:</strong>

<strong>Gourmet Experiences</strong>

Fine Dining Kitchen Immersion–Olivo
Fine Dining Service Immersion–Olivo
Gastro Dining Kitchen–ONE
Gastro Dining Service &amp; Oenology

<strong>Skills &amp; Techniques in F&amp;B</strong>

Resort Buffet Operation Service
Resort Buffet Operation Kitchen
Patisserie &amp; Bakery
Environmental waste management

<strong>F&amp;B Trends</strong>

Mixology &amp; Bar Operations
Café-Bistro Operations Service
Café Bistro Operations Kitchen
Trends for foodies

<strong>Rooms Division</strong>
<strong>and Hotel Operations</strong>

Front Office Operations
Housekeeping Techniques
Lodging Concepts
Concierge and Guest Relations

<strong>Principles of Resorts: operations and communication</strong>

Introduction to the World of Resorts
Business English/ Business Communication
Business Maths
Spanish 1 /German 1 /French 1/

Internship in Hospitality Operations


Hospitality Financial Accounting
Communicating Effectively (as per tested level)
Marketing for the Hospitality Industry
Fundamentals of Data Analysis and Visualization
Managing Diversity in the Global Workplace
Sustainability and Innovation

1 course from the following:


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:


Digital Marketing and Sales
Fundamentals of Economics
Rooms Inventory and Control Management
Hospitality Managerial Accounting
Food and Beverage Management
Hospitality Facilities Management
Leading Teams to Success

1 course from the following:

Same as in semester 3

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.

Professional Internship

As part of your Diploma program, you will be immersed in real business environments almost anywhere in the world. Two six-month professional internships are built into your curriculum.

Professional internships give you the opportunity to put into practice the skills and knowledge you acquire from your degree course. They also provide valuable experience to expand your industry networks, enhance your resume and increase your confidence in operating as a leader in the workplace.

Alumni Testimonial
Amine el Moumni Les Roches Marbella

“I chose Les Roches because to me I find it to be the best school for hospitality management. While there the 3 most important things I learned were leadership, attitude and leading by example.”

Amine El Moumni
General Manager, Widiante Suites & Spa, Morocco

How to apply?

Diploma Application Procedure

Admissions Requirements


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.

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:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 525 points for the paper based test and 70 on the Internet Based Test (IBT)
  • Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE): Grade C – Please also send the statement of results with your detailed profile
  • IELTS : Academic Module minimum Overall Band Score of 5.5 and min 5.5 for each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking)

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 Intensive English language program to acquire the entry English level.

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