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A hospitality management degree for global careers

Our Bachelor’s degree will prepare you for a high-level career in the international hospitality and tourism industry, as well as the related service sectors. It combines the strength of Swiss rigor and hands-on learning with a modern approach to business strategy and specializations.

Next intake: September 2018

What will you gain from our hospitality degree?

Studying our Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Business will provide you with a transformative learning experience. You will be immersed in an exciting, constantly evolving industry, gaining hands-on experience and cutting-edge knowledge. All of this will ensure you’re prepared for a career in hospitality business management.

Professional Skills
You will gain hands-on experience and insight from our experienced faculty, all of whom are award-winning industry experts. You will learn to manage hospitality operations for hotels, restaurants and events.

Real World Experience
On internships, you will have the chance to travel and gain one full year of professional experience in the international hospitality industry.

International Exposure
After the first semester in Switzerland, you can choose to study in Switzerland or London, with options for a semester abroad in Marbella, Spain or Shanghai, China.

Soft Skills
You will develop skills that employers value, including critical thinking, communication, creativity, innovation, problem solving and collaboration.

Cultural Knowledge
Living and learning in a multicultural environment, you will develop an understanding of, and the skills to address, cultural, moral, ethical and environmental issues in international organizations.

Business Skills
Through applied business projects, specialization courses and collaboration with the industry, you will learn to identify and solve business challenges in international organizations.

Key facts: BBA in International Hospitality Business

Duration: 3.5 years
Internships: 2 x Six months
Intakes: February and September

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

  • Study in Switzerland on the Glion and Bulle Campuses
  • Study in London (only the first semester in Switzerland)
  • Spend a semester abroad in Marbella, Spain or Shanghai, China

All of our Glion programs are taught in English. If your level of English language does not meet our admissions requirement, we offer an Intensive Hospitality English Language Program (IHELP), which you can complete before you start your chosen course.

Where will a Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Business take you?

Our Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management will prepare you for an exciting career in an equally thrilling industry. You’ll have a vast array of career opportunities in a range of sectors. Whether you want to run boutique hotels in big cities, manage exotic resorts in remote places or own restaurants, bars, nightclubs, casinos or cruise liners, our degree will perfectly prepare you. Not only that, but you will also gain the business-minded approach needed to work in the private financial sector or in the world of luxury brands and events.

What will you study?

In the 3.5-year program, you will progress through four levels of studies:

Year 1: Practical Arts & Internship
In hands-on courses, you will learn the art of hospitality in fine dining service and culinary arts, oenology, housekeeping and rooms division. The 6-month internship allows you to discover the realities of the industry while developing personal strengths.

Year 2: Fundamentals of Hospitality Management
Administration and management courses teach you to apply strategic theory in preparation for the management internship. This year also offers semester transfer options to our partner institutions in Marbella, Spain or Shanghai, China.

Year 3: Business Integration
Starting with the second internship, you will try your hand at applying management theory in actual industry business projects or a dissertation.

Final Semester: Specializations

Luxury Brand Management in Hospitality
This specialization focuses on the increasingly popular luxury brand industry. It focuses on delivering exceptional personal service and the creation of unforgettable experiences. Our program covers a wide variety of areas, including hotels, cruises and spas.

International Hotel Development and Finance
Our program will help you hone skills that prepare you for employment in the ever-evolving hospitality industry where there is a demand for a new breed of manager.

International Event Management
Events happen on a daily basis and in very different shapes and forms from music and film festivals to exclusive events. There is plenty of room to grow a career and the flexibility to choose when and where you work in event management.