BACHELOR DEGREES IN HOSPITALITY

In the 3.5-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or BA in Hospitality Management degrees you can study in Switzerland or study in London, or experience both renowned hubs of business and tourism. Our unique hospitality education model includes “hands-on” applied learning and hotel management courses, plus leadership and soft-skills development through internships and applied business projects.

The six specialization tracks of the hospitality management degrees are designed to sharpen your business expertise for diverse career paths in the global hospitality industry or  travel and tourism, events, luxury and other service industries.

 

Degrees & Specializations

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management

Bachelor in Hospitality Management with specializations:

  • Sustainable Development in Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Event Management
Hospitality Bachelor Degree Courses

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) & BA in Hospitality Management

Semester 1
- Applied Learning in Kitchen Operations 1 (HA100) 2 credits
- Applied Learning in F&B Service 1 (HA101) 2 credits
- Introduction to Food and Beverage (HP103) 3 credits
- Introduction to Business (HE106) 2 credits
- Rooms Division 1 (HP105) 2 credits
- The World of Hospitality and Tourism (HP107) 2 credits
- English for Academic Purposes (HG810) or Critical Reading and Writing (HG812),or if achieved Foreign Languages (HG820-824) 4 credits
- Information Technology (HG122) 3 credits
- Personal Development and Academic Skills (HG802) 2 credits
- Remedial English (HG815) 0 credit
 
Semester 2 
- Applied Learning in Kitchen Operations 2 (HA200) and Applied Learning in F&B Service 2 (HA201) or Applied Learning in Rooms Division (HA202) 4 credits
- Food and Beverage Administration (HP203) 3 credits
- Rooms Division 2 (HP205) 2 credits
- Introduction to Human Resources (HP206) 3 credits
- Financial Accounting (HE216) 4 credits
- English for Academic Purposes (HG810) or Critical Reading and Writing (HG812), or if achieved Foreign Languages (HG820-824) 4 credits
- Principles of Geopolitics (HG225) 3 credits
- Personal Development and Academic Skills (HG804) 2 credits
 
Semester 3
- Internship (HA200) 2 credits
- Applied Learning on Practice (HA201) 2 credits
 
Semester 4
- Food and Beverage Management (HP402) 3 credits
- Managing Rooms Revenue (HP404) 3 credits
- Management Finance (HE410) 3 credits
- Entrepreneurial Management (HE412) 3 credits
- English for Academic Purposes (HG810) or Critical Reading and Writing (HG812) 3 credits
 
Two of the following General Education Elective courses (depending on availability): 6 credits
- Popular Music and Societal Influence (HG411)
- Architecture and Design (HG421)
- Natural Science (HG422)
- Transactional Analysis and Experiential Art Therapy (HG423)
- Orienteering and the Interpretation of the Natural Landscape (HG430)
- Music in Historical, Cultural and Social Contexts (HG431)
- Nutrition for Health and Performance (HG433)
- Dramatic Performance and Script Development (HG434)
- Aspects of Non- European Culture through Film and Literature (HG437)
- Comparing Models of Medicine (HG438)
- Social and Developmental Psychology (HG450)
- Constructs of Western Civilization (HG451)
- Introduction to Sociology (HG452)
- Counseling and Negotiation toward Solutions (HG454)
 
Semester 5
- Internship (HA500) 3 credits
- Reflection on Practice (HA501) 3 credits
 
Semester 6
- Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry (HP601) 3 credits
- Legislation and Contractual Law (HE611) 3 credits
- Economics for Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure (HE631) 3 credits
- Conference and Exhibition Management (HE710) 3 credits
- Marketing and Communication (HE610) 3 credits
- Organizational Behavior (HG625) 3 credits
- Research Statistics (HP620) 3 credits
- Research Methods (HG622) or Business Research Methods (HG626) or Communication and Research in Business (HG653) 3 credits
 
One of the following Management Elective courses (depending on availability) 3 credits
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance (HE608)
- Knowledge Management (HE613)
- Entrepreneurial Wealth Management (HE640)
- E- Commerce (HG642)
- Media Relations (HE682)
 
One of the following General Education Elective courses (depending on availability) 3 credits
- Transactional Analysis and Experiential Art Therapy (HG423)
- Health and Disease through the Ages (HG427)
- Innovative Interpretation of Arts and Media (HG621)
- Art History and Visual Culture (HG624)
- Wellness & Health (HG432)
- Dramatic Performance and Script Development (HG434)
- Text and Visual Arts (HG426)
- Orienteering and Interpretation of the Natural Landscape (HG430)
- Comparing Models of Medicine (HG438)
- Media and Society (HG627)
- Perception and Discourse in Photography (HG628)
- Governance & Policy Making (HG629)
- Interpretation of Conflicts though Texts, Movies and Music (HG439)
- America: Dream and Reality (HG650)
- Applied Psychology in Everyday Life (HG750)
- Managing Social & Cultural Spaces (HG751)
- Film Production and Design (HG752)
- Botany: Plants, People and Culture (HG753)
- Innovation; how Mavericks work (HG453)
 
Semester 7
- Dissertation (HA701) or 6 credits
- Independent Research Study (HA708) or Business Portfolio (HA725) 3 credits
- Industrial Employment Culture (HA707) 1 credit
- Assessment Center (HA722) 3 credits
- Ethical Decision Making (HG614) 3 credits
- Leadership (HE713) 3 credits
- Entrepreneurial Finance (HE718) 3 credits
- Integrative Business Planning and Performance (HE711) 3 credits
- One General Education Elective (dependent on pathway) 3 credits
- Environmental Management (HG721)
- Counselling and Negotiations Towards Solutions (HG454)
- Chemistry in Everyday Life (HG652)
- Science in Society (HG723)
 
One of the following General Education Elective courses (depending on availability) 3 credits
- Transactional Analysis and Experiential Art Therapy (HG423)
- Health and Disease through the Ages (HG427)
- Innovative Interpretation of Arts and Media (HG621)
- Art History and Visual Culture (HG624)
- Wellness & Health (HG432)
- Dramatic Performance and Script Development (HG434)
- Text and Visual Arts (HG426)
- Orienteering and Interpretation of the Natural Landscape (HG430)
- Comparing Models of Medicine (HG438)
- Media and Society (HG627)
- Perception and Discourse in Photography (HG628)
- Governance & Policy Making (HG629)
- Interpretation of Conflicts though Texts, Movies and Music (HG439)
- America: Dream and Reality (HG650)
- Applied Psychology in Everyday Life (HG750)
- Managing Social & Cultural Spaces (HG751)
- Film Production and Design (HG752)
- Botany: Plants, People and Culture (HG753)
- Innovation; how Mavericks work (HG453)
 
To obtain the Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management the student must study all of the following courses, meet the progression requirements and accumulate a minimum of 120 credits to obtain the award. Early exit awards 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).

For detailed course descriptions, download the Academic Catalog.

 

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA in Hospitality Management

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities. It is the best choice for the students who aspire to become general managers, executives in international companies or successful business owners.

Hospitality Management Courses

  • Leadership
  • Integrative Business Planning & Presentation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Legislation and Contractual Law
  • Economics for Hospitality

Bachelor in Hospitality Management (BA) Sustainable Development in Tourism

Tourism plays an increasingly important role in the sustainable development of countries, economies, and sustainable energy and resource solutions.  This sustainability specialization prepares students for employment in managerial jobs where they will play key roles in planning, developing and promoting tourism.

Sustainable Development Courses

  • Community and Sustainable Development
  • International Tourism Planning and Development
  • System Analysis for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Transport Systems
  • Destination Marketing

Bachelor in Hospitality Management (BA) Finance and Revenue Management

Management of revenue is a key driver of any hospitality or service organization with real estate playing an important function in this growing sector. This program aims to prepare students for a career in finance departments or real estate portfolio management across a range of industries.

Finance and Revenue Management Courses

  • Corporate Finance
  • Hospitality Real Estate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Asset Management
  • Cost, Price and Revenue Management

Bachelor in Hospitality Management (BA) Sales & 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 employers.

Marketing Courses

  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • Essentials of Brand Management
  • Sales Management
  • International Marketing

Bachelor in Hospitality Management (BA) Human Resources

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

Human Resources Courses

  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Training & Career Development
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • International Human Resources Management

Bachelor in Hospitality Management (BA) Event Management

Event management and organization is one of the fastest growing segments of the hospitality industry. Students will develop skills in event planning and operations within the broader context of their business and management competence development.

Event Management Courses

  • Managing Hospitality in Events
  • Conference and Exhibition Management
  • Managing Visitor Spaces for Tourism and Leisure
  • Operations Management in Tourism and Leisure
  • Planning & Financial Management for Events
MULTICAMPUS OPTION

Multicampus BBA in Hospitality Management or Bachelor in Hospitality Management with specializations

More than just a study abroad program, Glion’s multicampus programs will allow you to study in Switzerland and London in a seamless experience that will build your international knowledge and add value to your degree. Start in Switzerland, the leader of hotel management education, then head to London to study business in Europe’s capital of finance and tourism. Finish up on the Swiss Bulle campus for the six specialization options.

Program Key Facts

Switzerland Intake dates: July/January 
London Intake dates: February/ August 
Applied Learning – 4-6 weeks in Switzerland
Internships - Anywhere in the world (depending on visa restrictions)