Laureate Hospitality Education continues to lead the market in preparing students for an international business management career. Students graduating from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management and Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland continue to gain on average 3 job offers on graduation day. All our degree courses are preparing students to become leading managers within international business and therefore their studies include business, economics, law, finance and revenue, leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing and human resources etc. All courses are accredited by NEASC, the same accreditation that accredits Harvard, MIT and Yale Universities in the USA.
Organizations such as Intercontinental, Four Seasons, Hilton, Sheraton, Disney and non traditional hospitality organisations such as UBS, JP Morgan Chase, Nestle etc visit the universities each semester to recruit their hiring managers. The demand for students with the right skills and education in the hospitality sector continues to expand with organisations such as the Intercontinental Group opening 1 hotel a day compared with 1 hotel a week five years ago, and also with the Accor hotel chain which currently has 10,500 supervisory and managerial vacancies. An expansion program like IHG requires students who are interested in combining hospitality and real estate, finance and banking, law, insurance, marketing and human resources to name a few career areas.
In addition to Les Roches and Glion in Switzerland, we also have campuses in Spain, USA, China and Australia. All courses are taught in English, however, language lessons are built into all the courses whether it is French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin. All courses have 2 – 3 x 6 month internships built in so students are exposed to the practical experience of the industry as well as the academic experience of the university. Students can apply up to four months before the start of a semester and we still have vacancies for our July 2011 intake and January 2012 intake.