This decade has seen Les Roches continue to build on its rich heritage of multiculturalism and entrepreneurship.
It has been – so far – a decade of growth, success and recognition.
Working closely with industry enables Les Roches to evolve the curricula in response to industry demand. This decade, Les Roches has introduced new specializations to the BBA in International Hotel Management, including: Culinary Business Management, Innovation and Sustainability, and Event Management. It has also introduced the flagship Global Degree which allows students to rotate with their classmates through the Switzerland, China and Spain campuses. In addition, it has launched a master in hospitality management.
It maintained its top-ranking position in the TNS Survey (2010, 2013). In 2013, it was ranked in first place in the MKG Worldwide Hospitality Awards for the best hotel management school.
Of course, as a school grows in numbers, the physical infrastructure needs to expand and be refurbished. The ‘A La Carte’ restaurant was created as a food and beverage facility for instruction, and the Sports Bar was added as a student recreation facility. In 2014, the lobby area and the Market Place – the main student dining area – were refurbished and the school shop, Les Roches Kiosk, was opened.
But it hasn’t been all work and the creative pulse of the school has found expression in large-scale interactive and artistic projects that have been led by the students. These include the setting of the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities in a swimming pool and the world map video animation created with a world-renowned Swiss video artist.