Enderun Colleges is keeping a comprehensive global hospitality management program through a renewed and expanded partnership with Swiss academic institution Les Roches. The international partner’s academic rigor and commitment to learning prepares Filipino students for international leadership positions. The Swiss-style approach is also comprising the fundamental training and principles of Enderun education.
Aligned with the new program that involves faculty development, course delivery, learning resources, and student experience, graduating students will receive an Enderun diploma along with the Les Roches’ logo. This certifies the completion upholding assurance of compliance with the Les Roches Academic Association Quality Standards.
Thus, Enderun’s academic study of the Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (BS IHM) program—its teaching philosophy, grounded on both theory and practice—equips students with a strategic blend of experiential learning with a solid foundation for an international caliber capacity.
Les Roches—ranked No. 3 in the worldwide institution for hospitality and leisure management—has pledged to offer Enderun graduates with a competitive edge in building a long and rewarding career.
“The partnership with Enderun started in 2006 and has developed over the years from being a certification to a partnership,” said Susanne Welle, Dean of Undergraduate Programs of Les Roches. “Enderun, like Les Roches, understands the hospitality industry. This academic association with Les Roches, which ranks third in the world for education in the field of hospitality, shows Enderun also has a very strong curriculum and a strong industry focus. We’re very happy to support that quality and level of education that students will receive when they come to Enderun Colleges.”
Enderun Colleges students who are enrolled in the BS IHM program could opt to complete their 4-year degree in the academic institution’s McKinley Hill campus or transfer to Les Roches’ campus in Crans-Montana, Switzerland after completing the prescribed subjects in the first two years.
Students can also alternatively choose to spend two years of their course of study in Les Roches’ campus in Marbella, Spain to earn a degree in Bachelor in Business Administration in Global Hospitality Management.
“Enderun Colleges’ vision is to be the source of the next generation of leaders in the selected industries in which it wants to make a difference, including the culinary arts and international hospitality,” said Enderun Colleges President Edgardo Rodriguez. “Towards that ambitious mission, the Ederun strategy is to deliver world-class education, from its base in the Philippines, through close academic partnerships with the educational institutions ranked at the top for those industries globally.”
“Indeed, Enderun’s groundbreaking academic partnership with Les Roches in international hotel management has over the years produced even better outcomes than originally anticipated. Enderun students have consistently proven to be among the top performers in the international internships taken as part of their programs,” Rodriguez added.