Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland
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Overview

Hospitality Business Degrees at Glion Institute of Higher Education

Established more than 50 years ago, Glion Institute of Higher Education is one of the most prestigious business management schools with a hospitality focus in the world.

It offers students a diverse range of career-building programs that include relevant hands-on experience, a technologically advanced infrastructure, and supportive faculty members who are experts in their fields. Because of this commitment to academic excellence, the university receives recognition from top accrediting agencies and industry leaders.

For example, hiring managers at 5-star hotels ranked Glion Institute of Higher Education within the top 3 hospitality management schools globally for international careers. In addition, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredits the university, ensuring that its academic programs meet the highest standards.

Excellent Career Opportunities

Glion Institute of Higher Education's outstanding reputation ensures that students, graduates, and alumni have numerous internship and career opportunities. Furthermore, the university's career development department works diligently to help students obtain challenging and rewarding positions including hosting key recruiters from more than 100 international companies (like Accor, Four Seasons, JP Morgan, and Starwood) each year.

As a result, each student receives on average 6 internship offers; 85% of students graduate with 1 or more job offers; and 65% of alumni hold management and executive level positions (June2014).

Undergraduate Programs at Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion Institute of Higher Education offers undergraduate programs that equip students with the theoretical background, practical skills, and professional development to build exceptional careers in hospitality management, event and sports management, and other fields in the hospitality and service industries.

It offers diploma, associate, and bachelor's degree programs at campuses in Switzerland and London,(UK).

Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management

The Bachelor in Hospitality Management degree program at Glion Institute for Higher Education is offered at the university's campuses in Switzerland and London, UK. . Its 120-credit curriculum consists of hands-on courses in hotel and restaurant management, business and specialization courses and two 6-month internships.

Students can choose from 6 specializations including the Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management. The Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management in (a) sustainable development in tourism, (b) real estate finance and revenue management, (c) human resources, (d) sales and marketing, and (e) event management are also specializations.

Students can complete the program in 7 semesters (including 2 internship semesters) for a total of 3.5 years.

Short Programs (Associate Degree & Diplomas)

Early exit awards can be earned based on length of studies and credits accumulated: Diploma in Hospitality Operations (40 credits minimum), Associate Degree in Hospitality Administration (60 credits minimum), and a Higher Diploma (80 credits minimum).

English Language Programs

Glion offers two English programs at the Glion London campus. The 3-week or 16-week English programs immerse students in a 100% English-speaking environment with courses which strengthen their English skills for higher education and help them meet the English admissions requirements for the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Switzerland and London, UK.

London Summer Program

The Glion London Summer Academy is a 2-week summer course at the Glion London campus. The program offers a practical introduction to the world of luxury hospitality and event management, plus an opportunity to sight-see in and around London, a world hub of tourism and business.

Bachelor Degree in Event, Sport, and Entertainment Management (Swiss Campus)

The Bachelor in Event, Sport, and Entertainment Management degree program at Glion Institute of Higher Education consists of 5 semesters of courses and 2 semesters of internships. Its 120-credit curriculum contains hands-on internal and external event planning exercises, entrepreneurship, specialization, and general education courses.

Specializations include the Bachelor of Business Administration in Event, Sport, and Entertainment Management; the B.A. in International Event Management; the B.A. in International Sport Management; and the B.A. in Event, Sport, and Entertainment Marketing and Communication Management.

Short Programs (Associate Degree and Diplomas)

Early exit awards can be earned based on length of studies and credits accumulated: Diploma in Event, Sport and Entertainment Operations (40 credits minimum), Associate Degree in Event, Sport and Entertainment Administration (60 credits minimum), and a Higher Diploma (80 credits minimum).

English Language Programs

Glion offers two English programs at the Glion London campus. The 3-week or 16-week English programs immerse students in a 100% English speaking environment with courses which strengthen their English skills for higher education and help them meet the English admissions requirements for the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Switzerland and London, UK.

London Summer Program

The Glion London Summer Academy is a 2-week summer course at the Glion London campus. The program offers a practical introduction to the world of luxury hospitality and event management, and an opportunity to sight-see in and around London, a world hub of tourism and business.

Graduate Programs at Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE)

GIHE also has several master's and postgraduate programs:

- MBA in Hospitality Management with full-time, part-time, hybrid and professional options)

- Online MBA in Hospitality Management for experienced managers and executives

- MSc in International Hospitality Finance

- Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality or Event, Sport, and Entertainment

- Executive Certificates and Residencies

Accomplished Faculty Members

Glion's faculty members are highly experienced practitioners and accomplished scholars, so they bring extensive backgrounds in both theory and practice to the classroom.

In addition to employing more than 100 full-time and part-time faculty members on three campuses, Glion has program leaders for specific areas such as research, professional development, technology and innovation, and applied learning.

Glion in Switzerland

Glion has campuses in Glion and Bulle in the southwestern region of Switzerland.

The picturesque Glion campus is home to the undergraduate students in their first and second year of studies. It provides a variety of facilities including cafes, computer laboratories, and a fitness center, as well as a number of student-organized outings, parties, and special events. Its location near the world-renowned resort town, Montreux, and Lake Geneva provides numerous outdoor recreation, shopping, dining, and cultural options.

For the graduate students and the undergraduates in the last 2 years of the bachelor program, the Bulle campus has extensive academic and recreational facilities and a variety of clubs, events, and activities. Off campus, students can enjoy a variety of bars, boutiques, nightclubs, restaurants, and outdoor recreation like climbing, golfing, mountain biking, and paragliding.

Glion London

The Glion London campus is located in southwest London, just 40 minutes by bus or metro from Waterloo. Glion London is located on the campus of the University of Roehampton (UoR), a dynamic British university community which counts 10,000 students of more than 140 different nationalities.

Glion London shares the facilities and services of the UoR, including on-campus housing, bakeries, cafes, and stores as well as a temporary employment agency.

Students also have access to an abundance of cultural, shopping, educational, and entertainment options that London -- Europe's business and tourism center -- offers.


Location & Contact

Route de Glion 111
Glion-sur-Montreux, CH-1823 Glion-sur-Montreux

Admissions

Phone: 41-0 21 989 26 77
Fax: 41-0 21 989 26 78
Email: info@glion.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
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  • Business/marketing
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

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