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BBA in International Hospitality Business

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: October 2020

Key facts: BBA in International Hospitality Business

3.5 years duration

2x internships

February and September intakes

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.

International Internships

Our Bachelor’s program includes 2 internship that will help you gain real-world experience, skills and contacts. We receive between 3 to 5 internship offers per student for a wide variety of companies, property-types, locations, languages and salaries.

“My internship at Christian Dior Couture has been the most enriching and interesting professional work experience that I ever received. It gave me the opportunity to learn more about service excellence, not only to deliver customer satisfaction but also to fulfill their dream.”

Alice Laroue-Pont

Alumna, graduated in 2019

“My second internship took place in the Headquarters of Servair in Paris. I worked in the team of the C.O.O. in order improve the operational part of the company. It allowed me to take a step in the airline industry and discover the world of the airline catering.”

Paul de La Tullaye

Alumnus, graduated in 2019

“Working at UEFA headquarters in Nyon has given me the opportunity to gain valuable insight into how the world’s largest football association governs football. I am truly honoured that I was able to work for the marketing department as a trainee during my internship.”

Máté Fuzesi

5th semester student

What will you study?

1st year

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.

2nd year

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.

3rd year

Business Integration

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

École Ducasse Masterclass

A two-week masterclass at École Ducasse – Paris Campus, which will immerse you in Alain Ducasse’s philosophy and contemporary gastronomy. An exciting new ingredient in the Practical Arts semester of our Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Business.

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Final semester: Specializations

You will master the art of hospitality through practical, hands-on learning, as well as internships with some of the world’s leading organizations. Our lecturers provide cutting-edge information on the industry’s latest trends, while trips to partner institutions and visits from industry experts ensure our programs remain current and highly informative.

Luxury Brand Management

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.

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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.

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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.

Hospitality careers and beyond

Our Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Business 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.

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Glion Connect – Blended Learning Option

We know that today’s circumstances might make it difficult for you to join us on campus when our next Bachelor’s degree begins in October 2020 for your first Practical Arts semester. In these times of rapid and unprecedented change, our one aim is to ensure that you can experience a world-class Bachelor education with no need to delay your studies.

So we have developed a unique solution, which will deliver the complete semester 1 curriculum through a blend of learning at home and on campus. We call it Glion Connect.

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