Glion campus overlooks the magnificent Lake Geneva and faces both the Swiss and French Alps. It offers a unique view of the “Swiss Riviera” which is not easily forgotten. The area has an unusually mild micro-climate which allows palm trees and other exotic flora to grow in the region. Many people consider it to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

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“I chose Glion for the diversity and multicultural environment. The class sizes are small enough to ensure a close working relationship with both teachers and students. Lessons are engaging and the teachers have great knowledge of the industry from good education and relevant working experience.

Through my internship at Hotel Arts in Barcelona, i was not only exposed to all the aspects of hotel operations but made contacts and friends for life.”

Love Bjelkholm, Sweden





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Glion Switzerland


  • Program: Bachelor Degrees in Hospitality Management
  • Duration: 3.5 years (7 semesters)
  • Taught semesters: 5
  • Internships: 2
  • Intakes: January, July, October 
  • Age: 18 years old minimum
  • Qualification: High School Diploma
  • English level: TOEFL 500 or equivalent / Direct entry into semester 6 : 550 points
  • Total Credits: 126
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Recognition: Swiss Cantonal Authorities


Program Overview


This is a general overview of the courses and concepts addressed in each semester of the Bachelor degree program. Courses are subject to change, for the most up-to-date courses and general education options, see the Academic Programs.

Starting with the 2014.2 summer intake, students will complete their first internship in semester 3 (as opposed to semester 2).


SEMESTER 1 – Introduction to Hospitality & Operations

  • Craft-based learning in Service & Kitchen
  • Intro to Food & Beverage  
  • Rooms Division
  • Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • General Education and Electives

SEMESTER 2 –  Administration

• Craft-based learning in Food & Beverage OR Rooms Division
• Food & Beverage Administration
• Hospitality Operations Management
• Basic Financial Accounting
• Principles of Travel & Tourism
• General Education and Electives

SEMESTER 3 – Internship
The First Internship semester is designed to let the student practice the techniques they learned on campus and explore their personal strengths in a real work environment.

SEMESTER 4  - Management

• Food & Beverage Management
• Managing Rooms Revenue
• Management Finance
• Entrepreneurial Management
• Principles of Marketing
• General Education and Electives

SEMESTER 5 – Internship
The second internship semester aims at developing the student’s project management and administrative skills, it also helps them choose a specialization.


SEMESTERS 6 & 7 – Business Administration & Specializations
The final year of the bachelor degree focuses exclusively on higher-level management and business administration courses. In addition to the common courses, the specialization courses aim to develop a unique set of skills to give the graduate an additional value as a business specialist.


Degree Specializations:

Students enrolled on this program will follow the common courses plus the specialization courses of the pathway they choose. 

Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management
This degree opens the doors to a wide range of career opportunities. It is the best choice for those students who have career aspirations as executives in large companies or step into the entrepreneurial world.

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management with Sustainable Development in Tourism
Countries and regions increasingly depend on tourism as a substantial element of their economy. This degree prepares students for employment in managerial jobs where they will play key roles in planning, developing and promoting tourism.

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Human Resources
Service industries are “people” businesses. Our graduates are prepared within the broad field of hospitality and specialized in human resource management and development to present companies with a desirable set of skills.

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management with Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management
Financial institutions, hospitality organizations and accounting firms recruit our graduates for their broad based hospitality backgrounds coupled with high levels of financial insight.

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management with Sales and Marketing
Marketing is a core business competency which assists in the development and implementation of corporate strategies. Students choosing this specialization will bring innovation and contemporary marketing ideas to their first employers.

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management with Event Management
Event management and organization is one of the fastest growing segments of the Hospitality Industry. In this program, students will develop skills in event planning and logistics within the broader context of business and management competencies.

To have further details on the courses of this programs, please click on Academic Programs.


Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides full details on all curricula with course credits, full course description as well as the grading system, academic calendar with exact entry dates, and other important academic information.

Please click on the link to download the Academic Catalog


Admissions Requirements

Please click on the link to have access to the Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Please click on the links below to have access to the tuition and fees of the hospitality programs as well as to see the terms and conditions :