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2010s

The sky’s the limit

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.

Historical Timeline

2010

Les Roches MBA in Hospitality gains NEASC accreditation

2010

Les Roches ranks again among the top three hospitality management schools worldwide (TNS Global Survey)

2010

Two new specializations added to BBA: Culinary Business Management and Hotel Design and Project Management, which became Innovation and Sustainability in 2013

2011

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New restaurant, “A La Carte”, created as food and beverage facility for instruction. Sports Bar added as a student recreation facility

2012

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Les Roches sets Guinness World Record for most nationalities in a swimming pool

Watch the video

2012

New BBA specialization in Event Management

2013

Les Roches ranked as best hotel management school (Worldwide Hospitality Awards – MKG)

2013

Les Roches becomes first hospitality management school to offer a global bachelor’s program, taking students to Switzerland, China, and Spain

2013

Les Roches ranks again among the top three hospitality management schools worldwide for an international career in hospitality (TNS Global Survey)

2013

Les Roches launches ‘Follow Me’ program, enabling prospective students to be a Les Roches student for a day

2013

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Les Roches collaborates with world-renowned Swiss artist to create giant animated human world map

Watch the video

2014

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Market Place undergoes major refurbishment

2014

The Kiosk – Les Roches on-campus shop – is launched