Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland

 

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For more than 50 years, Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE) has set the standard of excellence as a renowned Swiss hotel school.  Today, Glion is ranked among the top hospitality management schools in the world for an international career according to the TNS, Global Research 2013, and it won the award for Best Hospitality Management School in the world at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards in 2015.Campus_Lake_view

Glion delivers international hospitality, sports and event management degrees, and graduate programs to students from 98 different countries on two beautiful campuses in Switzerland and the Glion London campus in the UK. Additionally, Glion offers online programs for MBA, Executive Certificates and corporate training. At graduation, 86% of Glion graduates have a job or multiple offers, and nearly 100 top international companies come to our campuses every year to recruit our students for their professional skills, cultural insight, and business expertise.

Hospitality and Hotel Management Studies

Glion has been at the forefront of excellence in hospitality education for over 50 years. Since its founding in 1962 by Walter Hunziker and Frédéric Tissot, Glion has retained a sense of traditional Swiss hospitality while adapting its programs and courses to an ever-changing industry.

Serving the overall mission of the institution, Glion offers programs in the fields of hospitality and event, sport and entertainment management designed to develop professional competencies. To achieve this, the school provides students with hands-on applied learning environments, a student-centered teaching and mentoring approach, and leadership development opportunities.  Furthermore, special attention is given to encouraging students to apply the Swiss work ethos through a structured living environment and the “Glion glion-campus-lake-viewSpirit.” Programs of study develop students’ understanding of a broad range of hospitality and business related subjects.

Towards the end of their degree, students may choose to focus on one area of study in greater depth by choosing a specialization for their degree. Students develop generic thinking skills and where possible theory and practice are integrated to enhance learning. Students who graduate typically start their careers at a supervisory or assistant management level, rapidly moving on towards management positions. They have a choice of working in a range of hospitality work environments, such as hotels, catering companies, conference and leisure centers, restaurants,  cruise liners, tourism offices, and specialized financial firms.

Academic Excellence

  • Best Hospitality Management School 2015, Worldwide Hospitality Award.
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education was ranked in 2013 among the top 3 hospitality schools worldwide for preparing students for an international career in hospitality management. The survey was conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) Travel & Tourism (U.K.), the world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, and targeted hiring managers from luxury international hospitality companies in 80 countries around the world.
  • Faculty and staff have won the GPS Awards from Laureate with Mike MacDonald winning the innovation prize for 2015.

Industry Relevant Programs

GIHE programs cover a wide spectrum of professional and academic training specialization: kitchen-glion-hotel-school-1

  • Hospitality Management
  • International Hospitality and Service Industries Management
  • International Hospitality Finance
  • Event, Sport and Entertainment Management
  • Entertainment Management
  • Sport Management
  • Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • New Venture Creation

The Glion campus is the original Swiss hotel school campus and the starting point for all undergraduate students. A world-class learning environment for both classroom and craft-based learning, Glion is a combined, simulated hotel and school, featuring five restaurants, student accommodation, a library, classrooms and computer labs.

A modern university facility, Bulle campus is home to graduate students and most undergraduate students, who move there in their second year. Bulle is located in Gruyère, just 30 minutes drive from Glion campus. The campus is where students develop critical thinking skills and refine their communication, organization and leadership abilities.

The Glion London campus is only a short ride away from London’s city center, a global tourism and business hub with many attractions. The campus is located in Roehampton, providing access to the facilities and services of a large university village with accommodation and a wide variety of student life groups, sports, stores and food outlets.

Study programs accredited by THE-ICE

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)students

BBA in Hospitality Management with specializations in:

  • Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • New Venture Creation

BBA in Event, Sport and Entertainment Management with specializations in:

  • Entertainment Management
  • Sport Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • New Venture Creation

Postgraduate Programs

Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration Glion_students

Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management (campus-based)

Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management (Hybrid)

Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management (Online)

Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance

Master of Science in International Hotel Management

Master of Science in Event, Sport and Entertainment Management

Intakes

Glion has 4 intakes for all programs on all campuses: January, April, July and October.

Pathways to a degree

Students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry into a degree, or those who wish to pursue a short course or a more practical course may consider the Hospitality Management Diploma (exit point for BBA in Hospitality Management).

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For more information email gihe-info@the-ice.org or visit the Glion Institute of Higher Education website.