Les Roches Marbella - Global Hospitality Education

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Les Roches Marbella offers hotel and hospitality management degree programs in Spain’s Costa del Sol, on the shores of the Mediterranean. A sister school to Les Roches Bluche, Switzerland, its curricula are designed to feature both Swiss standards of excellence and American education values. Classes are taught in English, with certain programs featuring a bilingual English/Spanish format.

Les Roches Marbella prepares for undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in hospitality management. In addition to the academic and practical training they receive on campus, students from Les Roches Marbella also have several opportunities to undertake internships with top hospitality employers worldwide.

Les Roches Marbella is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) at the university level. Les Roches Marbella Global Hospitality Education – Innovative approach, entrepreneurial mindset, global outlook:Les Roches is where your future starts

Study Program Details
Bachelor Degree in Global Hospitality Management (BBA)
The Bachelor in Business Administration in International Hotel Management prepares students to enter the world of hospitality. It combines excellent academic theory, with real-world practice while on internships, to create a fully rounded experience. With a variety of courses on offer, you can expand your knowledge in areas such as business management, languages and other elective subjects. This degree will prepare you to enter the hospitality industry with confidence and enthusiasm. In your final two semesters, 6 and 7, you can specialize to develop strategic and management skills relevant to your chosen industry, or to create solid foundations for further graduate studies. Students can choose the BBA in International Hotel Management pathway which suits their career objectives and areas of interest including Hospitality Entrepreneurship, Resorts Management, Digital Marketing Strategies and Hotel Financial Performance.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Marbella     Language of instruction: English  
Hotel Management Diploma
With the Hotel Management Diploma students will be able to access practical hospitality courses including reception, restaurant operations, room division and basic hotel management theory. The Hotel Management diploma is designed to give graduates access to entry-level positions in the hospitality industry. The program included the foundation years of the BBA in International Management Degree.
Level: Professional Development     Location: Marbella     Language of instruction: English  
Postgraduate in International Hospitality Management
The postgraduate in International Hospitality Management is designed for people who already have a university degree or diploma wishing to fast track their career into the exciting international hospitality industry. The objective of the Postgraduate Diploma Program is 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 postgraduate students because they bring experience, culture and diversity to an industry that thrives on creativity and professionalism.
Level: Graduate     Location: Marbella     Language of instruction: English  
Postgraduate in International Hotel Management – Executive Program
This program provides professionals with the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the hotel management industry fundamentals and grow their expertise in concepts important to the future of the industry. The program has the flexibility to allow students to study and continue their professional work at the same time. Upon finishing students will have acquired universal business skills as well leadership, resource management and decision making skills. The course combines on campus classes with distance learning support and 6 months industry experience.
Level: Graduate     Location: Marbella     Language of instruction: English  
Postgraduate in Marketing Management for Luxury Tourism
The program is designed for professionals in the hotel industry to advance their careers into high-end markets. It teaches basic academic principles combined with real-world applications need to succeed in the dynamic industry of luxury international tourism. Students will be prepared to lead marketing initiatives and create effective strategies, something sought after by high-end companies as well as VIP services and well known luxury brands.
Level: Graduate     Location: Marbella     Language of instruction: English  
Summer Experience
Every summer, Les Roches attracts curious, talented, entrepreneurial young people from all corners of the globe who want to discover the world of hospitality and its career opportunities.
Level: Not Applicable     Location: Marbella     Language of instruction: English  

Language of instruction

Spanish, English

Type of school

Private University


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Urbanización Lomas de Río Verde, Ctra. de Istán, Km. 1, Marbella, Málaga, Spain, 29602


Les Roches Marbella has numerous accreditations and professional memberships in various organisations worldwide, including accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

More information about Academic Programs

At Les Roches, you will develop business and leadership skills that will transform how you see the world. That’s because experiential learning forms the backbone of your educational journey.

More information about Graduate Programs

Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing for Luxury Tourism Postgraduate Executive in International Hotel Management

Admission Requirements

Requirements vary depending on the course.

  • Normally 18 years old and above. Students can be under that age provided they are 18 years old by the time they start their 1st internship.
  • A completed application form or submitted online application with all pertinent attachments and a non-refundable application fee of 250 Euros.
  • An official copy of your High School Diploma or equivalent. Students must have completed their full higher secondary education (IB, A Levels, 2º Bachillerato, Abitur, Baccalaureate, Gymnasium, or the High School Diploma) or at least six years of secondary education and provide evidence, supported by complete information on the school, including school transcript and/or certificate of public examination (including an explanatory note of the grading system).
  • A complete CV. Pre-Study Plan brief essay stating the reasons why you choose to study Hospitality Management at Les Roches Marbella. Post Study Plan stating your future professional goals after graduating.
  • If English is not your mother tongue or if you have not spent the last 3 years in an English-taught school, please enclose one of the following official certificate and scores:
  • TOEFL: minimum score of 525 points for the paper based test or 70 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 5.5 and min. 5.0 for each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking).
  • All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission. If on application, your official English test results are not available, applicants will be required to take the Les Roches Marbella English entrance exam, and provide your official English results thereafter.
  • A valid medical certificate. Please note: the admissions requirements are guidelines and are subject to change at any time.
Please note: the admissions requirements are guidelines and are subject to change at any time.

Language Requirements

As the medium of instruction is English, applicants must meet one of the following basic language requirements:

  • English mother tongue, or
  • 2 years minimum of secondary education in an English language based institution, or
  • TOEFL written score of 500 points or more (equivalent to 173 points in computer based exam). TOEFL Score of 550 points or more is required for direct entry students to the BBA Program, or
  • Cambridge First Certificate, or
  • If none of the above apply, an English Entrance Exam will be given.


The application fee (non-refundable) must be sent with the application form and will be valid ONLY for one intake date. 250 Euros.

Program Duration

Undergraduate Programs: 3,5 years Postgraduate Programs: 1 year

Dates and Deadlines

INTAKES: January and September

Financial Aid

Students in a situation of economic hardship may apply for financial aid. Eligibility is examined on a case-by-case. Funding varies in amount and duration. Because funding is limited, attendance, factors such as academic status and disciplinary history are also taken into consideration when reviewing requests.


On-campus accommodation provided by the school. Off-campus accommodation provided by the school.

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