Grad.Dip. Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Les Roches Marbella


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Application deadline: No deadline
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: August  2014, January  2015, August  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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This program is designed for people who already have a university degree or diploma who wish to join the exciting nternational hospitality industry. The program is delivered entirely in English. Students are exposed to operational management and strategic issues that hospitality managers face today in order to provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge to make informed decisions. Subject content within the academic semester consists of hospitality and business management theory. Integrated into the program is the operational management training in traditional Swiss culinary arts, food and beverage as well as rooms division, for which Les Roches Marbella is well-known.

The objective of the 1-Year Post-Graduate Diploma Program is to offer candidates that hold a degree in a different field the opportunity to acquire and practice the knowledge and managerial skills necessary to successfully enter the hospitality and tourism industry. Employers particularly appreciate the varied backgrounds of post-graduate students because they bring experience, culture and diversity to an industry that thrives on creativity and professionalism.

Contents

This is a post graduate intensive course delivered in English and aimed at graduates. Throughout an entire year, the student specialises in the Business Management of the Hospitality Industry, completing the theoretical preparation in addition to receiving intensive lectures in practical classes, with a 20-24 weeks in-training period in a Spanish or international hospitality establishment.

The programme is delivered in English and consists of an intensive academic semester at the school followed by a 5-6 month industry internship. Subject content within the academic semester consists of hospitality and business management theory. Subjects include Hospitality Marketing, Rooms Division Operations and Management, Hospitality Accounting and Financial Management, Information Technology, Advanced Culinary Concepts, Beverage, Bar and Wine Service, and Events Management. Faculty is comprised of international hotel and restaurant professionals, and professors with hospitality and university backgrounds.

INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE
Students have the option of taking an intesive 3 week Spanish course on completion of semester 1. The course will take place from 21st March until 8th April 2011. There will be 2 levels: Beginner and Intermediate (upon availability) and an entry assessment test must be taken by the student. Thicourse does not form part of the Post Graduate Diploma Program and has no credit value.

Requirements

1. A completed application form with all pertinent attachments and a non-refundable application fee of 300 Euros. 2. Must hold a Bachelor Degree or Diploma (preferably in the areas of Tourism, Business Administration, Economics) supported by university transcript and copy of university degree obtained. Applications from non-degree candidates with a minimum of 3 years industry experience will be evaluated on an individual basis. 3. A reference letter of a professional or academic nature. 4. If English is not your mother tongue or if you not carried out your university studies in English for at least 3 years, please enclose one of the following:
4.1. TOEFL: minimum score of 500 points for the paper based test or 173 points for the computer based test or 61 for the internet based test (only valid for exams taken within a 2 year period previous to admission). The TOEFL testing number for Les Roches Marbella is 1000.
4.2. Cambridge First Certificate: grade C (only valid for exams taken within a 2 year period previous to admission).
4.3. I.E.L.T.S. Students must apply to take the Academic Module examination and obtain a minimum of 5.0 in each discipline and gain at least an overall band of 5.0 (only valid for exams taken within a 2 year period previous to admission). 5. Pre study plan (brief essay stating the reasons why you choose to study Hospitality Management at Les Roches Marbella). Post study plans stating your future professional goals after graduating. 6. A valid medical certificate.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 500
TOEFL iBT® test: 61

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Affiliated to the Swiss Hotel Association and institutionally acredited by New England Association of Schools & Collegues

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