Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
in International Hospitality Management

9–12 months

Academic Semester


Months case study


Months professional internship


You will be immersed in the world of hospitality from day one of the postgraduate diploma’s intensive program, designed for career changers – students who have a degree and/or professional experience in another field, but who need to develop skills to manage hotel, restaurant and hospitality related businesses.

The postgraduate diploma offers an intensive curriculum of hotel management courses and business administration courses for hospitality organizations.

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 Spain, Switzerland or China. The curriculum in Spain and Switzerland is different to the curriculum in China.

Who is it aimed at?

Professionals who already have knowledge or experience in the Hospitality sector, but need some more specific skills to manage Hospitality businesses.

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Throughout the academic semester you will gain crucial experience in the fundamentals of managing hotels, restaurants, and hospitality related businesses. Subjects will include:

  • Hospitality Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Hospitality Finance and Performance Management
  • Strategic Management in a Global Environment
  • Services Marketing in a Digital Age
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Modeling

2 Courses from the following:

  • Design and Facilities Management
  • Event Management
  • Yield and Revenue Management
  • Optimizing Hospitality Operations


During the internship semester students will put their newly acquired skills and knowledge to the test in in an administrative, supervisory, or training position with exposure to operational departments.

The experience is an opportunity to discover which area of the industry they would like to focus on in the future.

This first real-life professional experience can take place in a Spanish or international hotel or other hospitality establishment, and will help you to make establish real-life work experience and industry contacts in your new profession.

Nico Tello Testimonial

Nico Tello
PGD Student

“I believe that studying in Les Roches Marbella has given me the required knowledge and skills to become a great leader and manager in a competitive and versatile industry like Hospitality is. Since it is very close to what we may find in reality, the school is allowing us to put into practice several leadership styles and their respective decision-making processes, always under the recommendation and supervision of the lecturers.”

Admissions Requirements

Age – Minimum aged 21 years old or above.

Education or experience – Applicants must hold an accredited bachelor degree or diploma (preferably in the areas of Tourism, Business Administration, Economics), or at least 3 years of work experience in a related industry. Applications from non-degree candidates with a minimum of 3 years of documented work experience will be evaluated on an individual basis. Non-degree holders will receive a Professional Development Diploma.

English Qualifications – 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 or 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. 5.0 in each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking).

All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.

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