Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
"Ecole Les Roches," an international hospitality institution of higher learning, was founded in 1954 by Marcel and Jean-Pierre Clivaz. The School, one pioneering school to teach in English in Switzerland, has a long history of more than 50 years
Les Roches - A World Class Education that Brings Global Opportunities
Les Roches offers a World Class Hospitality Education to prepare the her graduates for a rewarding international career in the World's Fastest Growing Industry
Les Roches model hospitality education programs balance theory with practice, independent learning with strong faculty support, and a foundation for lifelong learning with the skills for immediate employment and progress to leadership positions in the industry. Les Roches was recently rated one of the top three schools in the world for preparing students for an international career in hospitality management. (Taylor Nelson Sofres Travel and Tourism, 2007)
Les Roches graduates are sought by leading companies around the world. Every semester, top employers visit the school to hire graduates; many recruit from Les Roches year after year.
The City of Bluche
Located five minutes away by car from the heart of Crans-Montana, one of Switzerland's most renowned ski and summer resorts, Bluche sits just below at 1,274 meters above sea level. With one small hotel, one restaurant, a hairdresser and a post office, the school is by far the biggest enterprise in the village. At Les Roches, you can participate in a variety of sporting and social events. Les Roches sports director organizes a range of sporting activities and can advise students on the best mountain trails, ski hire, golf and much more. The school is also within a short traveling distance of France, Italy, Austria and Germany, providing an array of weekend destinations. The renowned Swiss railway network links into Geneva Airport, placing most of Europe within easy reach.
Why Choose Les Roches International School of Hotel Management?
We say that “Les Roches is not just a school it is a way of life!” because Les Roches offers a rich array of resources for academic progression, professional development and international networking.
Here are 10 reasons why Les Roches stays among the top-ranking hotel schools in the world.
1 Swiss Hospitality Education
Switzerland is the birthplace of hospitality management education with a unique methodology that emphasizes rigor and quality assurance. Les Roches embraces those traditions, and integrates new trends to prepare students for and international career in the service industries
In a global survey of 5-star hotel hiring managers, Les Roches was ranked number 2 among all international hospitality management schools for an international career. Statistically, three institutes occupy this ranking position. (TNS Global Survey, September 2010).
Les Roches is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of only six regional associations recognized by the Department of Education of the United States of America.
4 Industry Connections
Every semester, more than 30 international hotel chains and independent companies come to interview and recruit our students. Key faculty members and our industry advisory board keep us up to speed on the latest trends.
5 Balanced Curriculum
Les Roches offers hospitality-focused undergraduate and postgraduate programs that combine hands-on learning and internship experiences with management theory. This approach allows students to apply theoretical knowledge in the professional settings of hotels, restaurants and other facilities. For a more experienced hospitality student, the MBA curriculum covers strategic management skills and leadership with a focus on case-studies and applied theory.
6 The “Les Roches Way of Life”
Every year, Les Roches educates and facilitates internships for nearly 1,400 students. On campus, our students from more than 90 countries learn, live, work and have fun together in events and excursions like one big family.
7 Campus and Facilities
In a village-style campus in the Swiss Alps, Les Roches provides students with modern accommodations, state-of-the –art educational facilities and access to a variety of sports facilities. Our campus is located between Crans-Montana and Sierre, where students have easy access to shopping, restaurants, cultural events, and excellent public transportation. Take the virtual tour or see the live webcam!
8 Experienced Faculty
Les Roches students benefit from the mentorship of an international and experienced faculty. All members have the required credentials for teaching their course, in accordance with our valued accreditation. The School Board and Industry Advisors ensure that the curriculum is reviewed, enforced and up-to-date about new trends coming from the industry.
9 Alumni Network
Graduating students become life-long members of the Les Roches Alumni Association. This membership gives access to an official website, exclusive job opportunities and a strong social network with the members working in 115 countries around world.
Les Roches is using the latest social media and networking tools to make sure our students, Alumni, sponsors, and partners stay connected with the “Les Roches family” year round in our online community.
10 Global Campuses and Partnerships
As part of Laureate International Universities, Les Roches offers students a unique international platform for their studies. With branch campuses and partner schools in Spain, China, Australia and Jordan, Les Roches students can easily spend a semester abroad.
- Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management with Culinary Business Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management with Entrepreneurship
- Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management with Finance
- Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management with Hotel Design and Project Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management with Marketing
- Diploma In Hotel Management
- MBA in Hospitality with Finance
- MBA in Hospitality with Marketing
- Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration
Switzerland is also known as "Confoederatio Helvetica", therefore the abbreviation CH. "Confoederatio" stands for "confederation", "Helvetica" derives from the Latin word "Helvetier", the name of the people who lived in the area which became later Switzerland.