University profile

Les Roches Marbella

2021/22 edition

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About Les Roches Marbella

Founded in Switzerland in 1954, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of hospitality, tourism and event management.

We have campuses in Switzerland, Spain and China, providing a unique learning environment to a culturally diverse student body, in which more than 100 different nationalities are represented. We follow the Swiss model of hospitality education, with experiential, hands-on learning built into the fabric of the study programs we offer. Les Roches is not just a school, it’s a way of life.

Les Roches ranks among the world's top three institutions for hospitality and leisure management, and among the world’s top two for employer reputation. (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).

Postgraduate Study Programmes offered in Marbella

  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management
  • Master’s in International Hotel Management
  • Master’s in Marketing and Management for Luxury Tourism
  • Executive Master’s in International Hotel Management


What are the benefits of a hospitality degree?
Hospitality is the happiness industry. It’s also a serious contributor to the global economy, employing more than a tenth of the world’s workforce. And it’s still growing in fresh and exciting ways, as new generations choose memorable experiences over material possessions.

Your passport to global careers
If you think a hospitality degree means working only for hotels and restaurants, think again.

Sure, we have many graduates who’ve followed this path with great success. But studying at Les Roches opens a world of other career opportunities, in areas like:

  • Retail and fashion
  • FMCG
  • Sports and leisure
  • Marketing and media
  • Consultancy
  • Start-ups
  • Real estate
  • Events management
  • Consulates and embassies
  • Museums and art
  • And many more

And if you dream of being your own boss, consider that around a third of our alumni go on to become entrepreneurs.

The Les Roches name is known and trusted the world over. That’s why we have a 94% employment rate on graduation for career-seekers.

The biggest brands in hospitality and beyond come to us when they’re looking for fresh talent. We receive around 300 visits to our campuses every year to recruit students for internships and full-time roles.

To help you find your perfect role, you’ll have access to expert career counselors. As well as guiding and supporting you, they’ll set up interviews, help you prepare and give advice on your career options.

Our campus in Marbella

As a world-famous luxury resort, Marbella is a living hospitality classroom. Our campus is a sun-kissed, hi-tech learning environment bursting with Mediterranean flair.

Les Roches Marbella features four professional training kitchens, plus a demonstration bar, front office, housekeeping office, and hotel room.

Academic facilities include Apple technology-equipped classroom, Mac Lab, plus a 158-capacity auditorium with real time connectivity to Les Roches Crans-Montana.

The professionally staffed school library contains more than 6,000 books and professional publications, while students can also access an online library featuring more than 135,000 eBooks, plus thousands more online publications and academic papers.

Good, healthy food is something we take very seriously at Les Roches Marbella. The campus has four restaurants, ranging from buffet-style to ‘a la carte’ dining.

In addition, all our students have free access to the nearby Manolo Santana Racquets Club – featuring tennis courts, gym and pool.


Les Roches Marbella’s student residence is located next to the main campus building.

We also offer managed off-campus accommodation, in shared apartments set in a resort-style property. A shuttle service is provided to and from campus Monday to Friday.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees differ for each program program. Overview and full breakdowns can be found here.

How to apply

Early applications are recommended to avoid disappointment as waiting lists may open when classes are full.

To apply, please contact the details listed below for an application pack.

Mark O’Brien
Director of Postgraduate Recruitment