Undergraduate Hospitality & Event Management Degrees

Glion offers the widest selection of business degrees of any hospitality management school, with options to study in Switzerland, London and online. The undergraduate degrees in hospitality management and event, sport and entertainment (ESE) management prepare students for management positions and entrepreneurship in a wide range of experience industries. 


Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management

Our 3.5 year bachelor degree in hospitality management builds progressively from hotel management courses to business degree specializations, using applied learning and internships. In the final year of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA),  students focus on business strategies and choose from one of six specializations: hospitality, luxury brand management, sales & marketing, finance, events or new venture creation.

Hospitality Management Diploma

The Diploma in Hospitality Management is offered as an exit point from the BBA in Hospitality Management. It is also suitable for candidates who do not meet the entry requirements of the bachelor degree, or who wish to take a short program that covers the basics of hospitality operations.  This one-year diploma includes one semester (two blocks) of hands-on hospitality training courses paired with hotel and restaurant administration courses, followed by a six-month internship. 

Bachelor Degree in Event & Sport Management

Glion is the only hospitality school in Europe to offer a bachelor degree in Event, Sport and Entertainment (ESE) Management. In addition to event management, this undergraduate degree covers business management concepts and industry trends for three dynamic, international career fields: MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events), sport management, and entertainment. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) includes one full year of business courses and allows students to choose specializations such as event management, international sport management, sales and marketing or new venture creation.

Graduate programs in Hospitality & Events Management

Glion offers a range of graduate programs that are adapted for different mature-student profiles: career changers, hospitality professionals and executives. Graduate students can choose to complete portions of the MSc degrees online, and the Online MBA is delivered entirely online. 

Master's of Science Degrees

Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Finance

Designed for recent graduates who wish to build a career in hospitality finance and revenue management for international service organizations.

MSc in International Hotel Management

Designed for recent graduates and career changers who wish to become well-rounded hospitality professionals for careers in the international hotel industry.

MSc in Event, Sport and Entertainment Management

Designed for recent graduates and career changers who wish to become well-rounded hospitality professionals while specializing for careers in event management, sport management, and entertainment management within the hospitality industry. 

MBA in International Hospitality & Service Industries Management

The Glion MBA in hospitality is a uniquely flexible MBA program that offers multiple study options: a full-time MBA on campus in Switzerland or London, an Online MBA for working professionals, and a hybrid, distance learning option that alternates campus-based and online courses.


The core MBA courses will develop your leadership skills and strategic management competencies for access to upper-management positions within the hospitality, tourism and service industries. Each MBA option includes the core courses, plus a number of specific courses that adapt the curriculum for different educational and professional backgrounds. In the end, you will leave Glion with an accredited, industry-recognized MBA in hospitality management, plus the confidence, skills and qualifications to take your career to the next level. 


Short Courses

English Language Program

The standard English Language Program is a 16-week program of courses that develop higher education-level writing skills, use of English, speaking skills, listening skills, and reading skills. It includes an introduction to the world of hospitality which teaches students the basic vocabulary and industry concepts through visits and guest speaker presentations.

Summer Program in London & Switzerland

The Glion Summer Academy is a taster program for students who are curious about the world of luxury hospitality and event management. The two-week summer program takes place in London and Switzerland.  It starts off with a week in London where participants will experience the wolrd of five-star luxury tourism on excursions to hotels in London and a tour of Wimbledon. The second week takes participants to Glion's flagship campus and the home of hospitality - Switzerland - for a week of hospitality courses an an event planning project.