BBA in Hospitality Management London

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management in London will immerse you in London's innovative tourism and business culture. You will also learn the reputed Swiss methods for creating five-star customer experiences in the hospitality and service industries. 

  • Hospitality Expertise & Experience: During the second semester, you will go to Switzerland to develop confidence and professionalism through hospitality training at our hotel school campus at Glion. The  hotel management courses pair hands-on learning with admistration to prepare you for your first 6-month internship in a hospitality company.

  • Business Hard & Soft Skills: During the second and third year, you will study in London where you will elevate your knowledge and skills to management level. Through group projects and applied business studies, you will develop your leadership capacities as well as the hard and soft skills for business.  Your second 6-month internship should be at supervisory or management level.

  • International Network & Insights: Working and living with students from around the world will re-set your cultural skills for life. At the same time, you will develop an international network of mentors and professionals through company visits, industry leadership conferenced and visiting lectures. 

  • Career Boosters: In your final year, you can stay in London for the BBA in Hospitality Management, or choose a specialization track in Switzerland to sharpen your business expertise for career paths Luxury Brand Management, Sales & Marketing, Real Estate, Finance & Revenue Management or New Venture Creation.

Why study hospitality in London?

London is an ideal place to study hospitality due to its thriving tourism industry and business culture that encourages innovation and start-ups. Located in a newly refurbished building on the grounds of the University of Roehampton, the Glion London campus offers a modern, yet cozy student life setting, and easy access to everything a student could want to experience in this big, metropolitan city.


  • An Entertainment Capital:  London is one of the most entertaining cities on the planet with some 250 festivals & 17,000 music performances every year and 200 theatre shows offered every night.

  • The London Lifestyle:  Accessible by public transportation (approx. 45 minutes), London’s dynamic city center offers infinite attractions for students: iconic hotels and restaurants, bars and night clubs, shopping districts and markets, museums and cultural events, and the list goes on.

  • A Big University Campus: Glion London students enjoy the facilities and services of the University of Roehampton, which includes 60 societies and sports clubs, a fitness center, and many cafes, restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and stores.

  • The Glion Family:  Amidst the bustle of a large UK campus, and the big-city life of London, Glion London offers a peaceful, close-knit community of students and faculty who are passionate about the same things. Industry experts also regularly visit the campus looking to recruit future talent and exchange ideas on upcoming industry trends.

Program Details - BBA in International Hospitality Business

Key Facts

Duration: 3.5 years

Internships: 2 x 6 months 

Location: Switzerland (Glion and Bulle) & London, UK

Intakes: October 2017; February & September 2018


On this bachelor degree in hospitality management, students can choose to:

  • Study in Switzerland on the Glion & Bulle Campuses

  • Study in London (only the first semester in Switzerland)

  • Spend a semester abroad in Marbella, Spain or Shanghai, China


BBA in Hospitality Management Degree Curriculum

Based on the 50 hours a week of teaching and learning, a semester is run on two teaching blocks of 10 weeks. The 10 weeks blocks include 9 weeks of teaching and one week of examinations. 

Semester 1 in Glion OR Semester 2 in London

Block 1: 

  • Practical Arts: Food and Beverage
  • Communication in the Service Industry
  • General Education Elective 

Block 2: 

  • Practical Arts: Room Division
  • Geopolitics
  • General Education Elective

Semester 2 in Glion or Semester 3 in London

Block 3 and 4: Internship

  • Practical Arts: In Practice Online Course

Semester 3 in Bulle or Semester 1 in London

Block 5: 

  • Rooms Division
  • Intercultural Management
  • Research Methods & Academic Writing
  • The Hospitality Business

Block 6: 

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Food and Beverage
  • General Education Elective

Semester 4

Block 7: 

  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Two General Education Electives

Block 8: 

  • Essentials of Destination Management
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Foundations of Human Resource Management

Semester 5 

Block 9 and 10: Internship

  • Reflection of Practice Online Course 

Semester 6

Block 11: 

  • International Business Law
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Management Finance

Block 12: 

  • Ethical Decision Making & CSR
  • Change Management
  • Global Economic Issues
  • Capstone Proposal

Semester 7

Block 13: 

  • Capstone Project
  • Research and Consultancy
  • Environmental Management
  • Project Management

Block 14: 

  • Innovation & New Product Development
  • Three Specialization Courses (see the brochure or Academic Catalog for details)

Note : All students will do a 6-month internship during semester 2 (if starting studies in Switzerland) or semester 3 (if starting studies in London). These course titles are guidelines and subject to change at any time. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the final list.