Master's in Hotel Management

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Hotel Management focuses on developing skills for managing people, operations and business in hotels and hospitality companies. To create a foundation of hotel management skills, students complete a 10-week applied learning course on the Glion campus in Switzerland.  From there, they take higher-level courses in hospitality management including finance, marketing, human resources, and revenue management.  The program ends with an internship for hands-on experience that gives students a chance to practice their new skills in a real-world work environment.


Who is it for?

This program is designed for recent graduates who hold a hospitality, tourism or event management degree, or for graduates who have a business degree not related to the hospitality industry. 

Msc Hotel Management Program Overview

Key Facts

Duration: 1.5 Years

Academic Semesters: Two semesters (4 study blocks) on campus and 1 internship. Some of the courses in Semester 2 (study blocks 3 & 4) may be taken online, depending on course availability. 

Internship: 1 (6 months)

Program Start Dates: January, April, July or October

Location: Switzerland (Bulle campus), or Glion London, UK

Applied Learning: 10 weeks, completed on the Glion campus in Switzerland


SEMESTER 1 (STUDY BLOCKS 1 & 2) - On Campus (15 credits)

  • Graduate Practicum (Hospitality, taken on the Glion campus)
  • Managing Hotel Operations
  • Cultural Communications
  • Advanced Accommodation Management
  • Strategic Event Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Food & Beverage Management

SEMESTER 2 (STUDY BLOCKS 3&4) - On Campus (18 credits)

  • Managerial Financial Accounting
  • Hospitality Services Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Industry Research Report

INTERNSHIP (3 Credits)

  • Mastering Management Report