Graduate Programs Glion Institute of Higher Education

Graduate Programs Glion Institute of Higher Education

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Glion Institute of Higher Education: Innovative Master Degrees in Hospitality

For more than 50 years, Glion Institute of Higher Education has provided superior education in Swiss hospitality management. This prestigious institution is a "career-maker," preparing students from more than 90 countries for exceptional careers in the hospitality and service industries.

Hiring managers at luxury hotels throughout the world ranked Glion Institute of Higher Education within the top 3 hospitality management schools worldwide for international careers. This designation is based on the school's impressive infrastructure, expert faculty members, reputation for academic excellence, and university-level accreditation.

It has accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and recognition from the Canton of Fribourg-Switzerland.

Outstanding Career Outlook

Glion Institute of Higher Education's industry-approved and worldwide reputation for educational excellence make its graduates some of the most sought after job candidates in the industry. In fact, recruiters from more than 100 companies like Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt International, and Marriot visit the school each year.

The university's commitment to its students' career development results in 85% of them securing one or more job offers by graduation. Additionally, 65% of its alumni have management and executive level positions such as general manager, hotel manager, restaurant manager, and special events manager (June 2014).

Graduate Programs at Glion Institute of Higher Education

As a top hospitality management school, Glion Institute of Higher Education offers graduate programs for individuals at every career level. Industry professionals interested in career advancement can pursue a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in hospitality management. Career-changers and mature individuals interested in pursuing careers in the hospitality industry can choose from a number of postgraduate diploma programs.

Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management

Glion's M.B.A in Hospitality develops strategic management skills in data analysis, research, and critical thinking, including an Applied Business Project with a real company. It offers specializations in finance and marketing. The flexible study options make this degree adaptable to professionals and graduates with different backgrounds.

- 1-year, full-time MBA is delivered on campus for recent graduates and professionals

- Hybrid option (half on-campus/online) reduces costs and time spent on campus

- Professional option includes some hotel management courses and an internship.

Online M.B.A. in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management

The online M.B.A. degree program curriculum consists of core courses including an Applied Business Project and specialization courses. Specializations include general management for service industries, marketing and innovation, asset and revenue management, and self-designed (3 courses from the other specializations).

Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance Degree

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Finance degree program is an intensive, 1-year program that covers financial management principles and practices as well as practical applications in the hospitality industry. Its curriculum consists of a preparatory knowledge program, bridging, and core courses including an Applied Dissertation.

Students' courses of study are based on their educational backgrounds. They complete 6 months of the program on campus and 6 months online.

Postgraduate Programs in Hospitality and Event and Sport Management

Glion offers postgraduate programs that allow career-changers to obtain fundamental knowledge and skills for the hospitality industry. Postgraduate diploma programs in hospitality administration and event, sport, and entertainment administration can be completed in 3 semesters. Program curricula consist of core and elective courses and an internship.

Postgraduate higher diploma programs in hospitality management and event, sport, and entertainment management can be completed in 4 semesters. Program curricula consist of core and elective courses, one 6-month internship, and three additional courses for a specialization in Human Resources, Finance or Marketing.

MBA in Hospitality Hybrid Programs

Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management Degree Program with a variety of flexible program structures that can be adapted depending on the student's educational and professional background. The options include the Campus & Online option which is delivered 50% on campus and 50% online, and several Professional MBA options which include 1 internship and flexible campus-based or online semesters.

Executive Education Programs

The Executive Certificate programs allow busy professionals to advance their careers while continuing to work. These 24-week certificates are delivered entirely online on the topics of Finance, Leadership or Marketing. The program credits count towards the MBA.

Residencies provide a fast-track option for the executive certificates with 4 days of courses on-site at Glion London and other locations, completed by 8 weeks of online courses.

Exceptional Faculty Members

Glion's faculty members are highly skilled and experienced practitioners who possess first-rate academic credentials.

Alain Gervaix is program leader for the M.B.A. degree program (Bulle Campus) and a lecturer. He has international management experience in hospitality, real estate, retailing, and trading in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and Thailand. Mr. Gervaix also has master's degrees in Economics and International Management and a diploma in Hospitality Management.

Program Costs and Financial Assistance

Costs to attend Glion Institute of Higher Education include tuition, lodging and board (except for online students), and fees.

Glion awards a limited number of scholarships -- such as the Presidential Scholarship, Alumni and Children of Alumni Scholarship, and Hotelier Scholarship -- to help students fund their educations.

Campus Locations

Glion's students can study hotel management, business administration, and other areas of the hospitality industry at its campuses in Glion and Bulle in the southwestern region of Switzerland and London in the southeastern region of the United Kingdom.

Student Life in Glion, Switzerland

The starting point of the university's undergraduate programs, the Glion campus is where students learn through hands-on practice. It provides a wide-array of facilities including computer laboratories, cafes, lounges, and a fitness center as well as many student-organized events.

Its location near Montreux (a world-class resort) and Lake Geneva provides a variety of winter and summer sports options, clubs, bars, restaurants, and theaters.

Student Life in Bulle, Switzerland

The Bulle campus accommodates M.B.A. degree program students, postgraduate students and undergraduate students (in the last 2 years of their programs).

Like the Glion campus, it offers many resources, including academic and recreational facilities, student groups, and events and activities.

Off campus, students can enjoy a variety of bars, boutiques, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities like canyoning, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and rafting.

Student Life in London, United Kingdom

Glion's London facilities are located on the British campus of Roehampton University, a large and vibrant university site with more than 10,000 students and 140 nationalities. Students have access to on-campus lodging; a temporary employment agency; and bakeries, cafes, and stores.

Glion London is located just 40 minutes by bus or metro from the Waterloo station, the heart of London. A city rich in history and culture, London offers a wide-variety of hotels, restaurants, shopping outlets, museums, galleries, and nightlife options.

Location & Contact

Graduate Programs

Glion Institute of Higher Education

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

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Hotel Management With Leadership Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • International Hospitality Management Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Hotel Management With Marketing Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Hospitality Organizational Training Master of Education (M Ed)
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    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
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