India, June 2023. Forbes has published its list of the best business school programs in Spain. Among them, the Executive Master’s in International Hotel Management and the MBA in International Hotel Management stand out, two postgraduate programs from Les Roches, which is also the only school in this ranking specifically oriented toward luxury hospitality and tourism.
The Executive Master’s in International Hotel Management, recognized within the category of executive programs, prepares future professionals to actively participate in the teams that lead important hotel projects, through a deep immersion in the industry. Students are trained in the latest trends in management and administration, acquiring the necessary skills to opt for the needs most demanded by the hospitality and tourism industry worldwide.
On the other hand, and within the MBA category, the MBA in International Hotel Management is aimed at professionals who already work in the hotel industry and who seek to acquire a strategic vision and high-level leadership skills to prosper in executive positions. Students are immersed in the industry and learn how to solve present challenges, through hospitality management theory and practice, eventually specializing in revenue and performance management or hospitality entrepreneurship and business development.
Carlos Díez de la Lastra, CEO of Les Roches, assures that “the institution is proud to share a ranking with other internationally prestigious universities. For Les Roches, this recognition demonstrates how demanded and necessary focused specialization is in an industry that does not stop advancing and innovating”.
The Forbes selection has been made by a committee of international experts, who have analyzed, in more than 80 business schools, criteria related to access and accessibility, price, educational offer and quality of teaching, research, and innovation, job projection, level of internationalization, and recognitions. Les Roches shares the list with other prestigious international business schools of various specializations.
A Pioneering school in luxury hospitality education
Founded in Switzerland in 1954, the institution has been based in Spain since 1995, in Marbella, the heart of the Costa del Sol. Every year this Les Roches campus welcomes over a thousand students from more than 100 different nationalities who seek a comprehensive education, with which they develop the necessary skills to lead the hotel industry. Its innovative teaching model combines North American technical efficiency with the prestigious Swiss experiential method.
Today, Les Roches has a global network of more than 16,000 alumni, of whom 67% found their first job through contacts made at school, and up to 33% started their own business. Upon graduation, students are guaranteed an average of five job offers at high-level luxury hospitality and tourism companies and related service sectors. Thanks to the quality education of the institution, the professionals who graduate from it triple their salary in 12 years after obtaining their degree.
Les Roches is at the forefront of innovation in the luxury hospitality and tourism industry. Its graduates work at more than 200 leading hospitality and tourism companies, including Louis Vuitton, Accor Hotels, IHG, The Ritz-Carlton, Soho House & Co, Mandarin Oriental, Marriott International and Hublot.
Les Roches has been an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization since 2017. It is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and meets the high level of established institutional criteria established by NECHE. In addition, it is ranked fourth among the best institutions in the world dedicated to hospitality management, according to the QS World University Rankings 2023.
A wide educational offer for future leaders
Les Roches also has a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, such as the Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Hospitality Management (BBA – 3,5 years) with five specializations that allow the development of detailed knowledge in a specific professional discipline (Hospitality Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Strategies, Hotel Financial Performance Management, Sustainable Developments, and Practices, as well as Resort Development and Management); the Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management for Luxury Tourism. For graduate programs, Les Roches offers a Master’s in International Hotel Management, a Master’s in Hospitality Strategy and Digital Transformation, a Master’s in Marketing and Management for Luxury Tourism, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality Management.
Les Roches Executives Programs are designed for active working professionals enhances the opportunity to learn alongside a high caliber, international peer group combining online modules, intensive face-to-face classes (4 weeks during the course of the program), workshops, and field visits. All of Les Roches’ postgraduate & graduate programs are available for Executive education candidates.
In addition, Les Roches organizes multicultural Summer Programs, with which students will discover the world of hospitality through visits to 5-star hotels, practical workshops in different departments of a hotel, team building, or urban and cultural excursions.