Five reasons why it makes perfect sense to study hospitality management
Do you love to travel and experience new places? Do you enjoy teamworking and face-to-face interactions? Are you hungry to make a career in a fast-moving, and fast-growing, industry?
If the answer to any or all of these questions is ‘yes’ then studying for a hospitality degree might just be the best decision you ever make.
Travel, tourism, luxury events and hospitality are all sectors that are among the most dynamic in the world. A Glion education offers the potential to forge great careers across these and other industries where the customer experience is paramount. Having our name on your resume makes a difference – we’re exceptionally proud that 98% of our career-seeking students have one or more job offers in their pocket upon graduation.
Here are five more reasons why hospitality management is a great study choice:
1. It’s a career without limits
A hospitality management degree prepares you for a successful career with the potential to grow into a number of high-level positions. The sheer diversity of the hospitality industry means you’ll never be limited in your job search. Whether you want to go down the hotel management career path, have the desire to run an exotic, remote resort or fancy managing a casino, the choice is yours.
And it’s not just about hospitality. Our graduates have taken roles in sectors as varied as digital technology, mobile wellness apps and event management. By studying at Glion, you will open up a world of opportunities.
2. You’ll see the world
Studying a hospitality management degree gives you the opportunity to see the world. A boutique hotel in a big city? A restaurant on an exotic beach? Our hospitality management degree can take you there. And the global travel starts while you are with us: our BBA program includes two professional internships, which could see you working just about anywhere in the world, from New York to The Democratic Republic of Congo.
Within the next decade, international tourist numbers are forecast to reach 1.8 billion. This means hospitality professionals will be in high demand across the globe. The possibilities are endless. For example, Glion graduate LeighAnne McDonald now manages a boutique hotel on the exclusive holiday island of Nantucket, while alumnus Martin Kubler has made his home in the exhilarating metropolis of Dubai.
3. You can be part of an incredibly exciting industry
Hospitality is set to create more than 80 million new jobs over the next ten years, which means it is not only evolving, but also incredibly secure. Additionally, by 2026, one in nine jobs will be in the travel and tourism sector. But these are just numbers. What makes this industry so exciting is the way digital technology is transforming how we choose, buy – then share – our travel and hospitality experiences. If you want to play your part in this industry evolution you can do so with a Glion undergraduate or graduate degree.
4. You’ll learn vital skills
Skills like leadership, teamwork and organization aren’t just useful in the hospitality business. In fact, they’re highly valuable in any industry. To be successful as a manager, you need to have a mixture of soft and hard skills. It’s why soft skills in particular are so in demand among recruiters.
A manager has to lead rather than follow, but they also have to listen. Plus, they have to show flexibility, as well as an ability to work in multiple departments. Soft skills really make a difference to guest satisfaction, while hard skills like business knowledge and attention to detail are crucial for an organization’s success. Studying at Glion also means you’ll get to meet and work with people from many different cultures and nationalities, giving you incredible cultural insights that will serve you well in our increasingly globalized world.
5. You’ll become part of hospitality’s most powerful network
Connections are crucial in any industry, but especially hospitality. By studying at Glion you will join an elite, worldwide alumni network. The 14,000-strong Glion alumni are only too happy to support one another in their business and career endeavors. The network is your ready-made, gold plated international contact book. Once you are part of it you will be able to interact with fellow alumni online as well as participating in exclusive alumni events staged throughout the world.
If all this has whetted your appetite for a career in hospitality management, why not take a look at our BBA program for more information?