Bachelor’s in International Hospitality Business

Location: Switzerland, London

Internships: 2

Specializations: 3

Duration: 3.5 years

Remote study option available

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NEXT INTAKES: SEPTEMBER 2022 & MARCH 2023

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More than a degree, a career-maker

A Bachelor’s degree from Glion will transform you, inspire you and set you on the pathway to a leadership career.

Applied business study

Learn from the experts

Gain professional experience

Acquire real-world skills

Semester 1
HOSPITALITY EXCELLENCE PRACTICAL ARTS
Switzerland, Remote Learning option available
Semester 2
PROFESSIONAL IMMERSION
Internship
Semester 3
HOSPITALITY FUNDAMENTALS
Switzerland, London or Marbella*
Semester 4
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Switzerland, London or Marbella*
Semester 5
MANAGEMENT
PRACTICE
Internship
Semester 6
INTEGRATIVE BUSINESS STRATEGIES
Switzerland or London
Semester 7
SPECIALIZATION AND BUSINESS PROJECT
Switzerland or London
BBA
3.5 YEAR PROGRAM
*Opportunity to study this semester on international exchange at another Sommet Education campus (depending on availabilities)

Our BBA features applied practical and academic courses, across five semesters of study combined with two six-month professional internships.

You will learn how to lead a hospitality business and master the tools of the trade, working through simulated hotel development and business projects with experienced faculty members.

You’ll develop your critical thinking, research and writing skills to produce high-quality professional work, including an applied business project.

And for your final semester you have the opportunity to study one of three career-focused specializations (see separate tab for more details).

7.7
average Internship offers per student
250
recruitment visits per year

Your professional internships take place in semesters two and five. They play a crucial role in your Bachelor studies, providing you with vital, real-world experience at leading organizations in hospitality and beyond.

You will not only gain a full year of work experience to add to your CV, but also strengthen your professional skills, make valuable industry connections and build your awareness of the latest industry standards – all of which will be crucially important in securing your first role after graduation.

On average, each Glion student can choose from more than seven internship offers, with opportunities received from 58 countries worldwide.

Your final semester specialization allows you to focus your knowledge and expertise into professional disciplines that each offer outstanding career potential.

You can choose one of three specializations:

Luxury Brand Strategy

Learn the design, marketing and business skills you’ll need to successfully manage luxury brands.

International Hotel Development and Finance

 

 

 

Acquire the skills to analyze the critical success factors in asset management for hotel and resort development projects.

International Event Management

Providing a foundation in strategy, planning and successful implementation of events of all sizes across a variety of industry sectors.

 

Your BBA begins with a Practical Arts semester, which lays a strong foundation for your degree studies.

By the end of these 20 weeks, you will have developed an understanding of the excellence required in hotel and restaurant operations.

You’ll also be equipped with practical, professional skills you can deploy in your first internship.

Two-week Luxury Gastronomy & Hospitality MasterClass

Two-week Luxury Gastronomy & Hospitality MasterClass

A taste of Ducasse with Swiss flavor

We are extremely proud to partner with our sister institution, École Ducasse, to create an exclusive MasterClass for our first semester Bachelor students. Across two extraordinary weeks, you will meet influential experts who are delivering authentic luxury experiences in hospitality and gastronomy. As you travel across Switzerland, your senses will be awakened as you gain in-depth knowledge; combining visits, tastings, guest speakers and workshops with breath-taking views. You will delve into the world of legendary chef Alain Ducasse as you enjoy special menus and discover some of the most important culinary influences on Chef Ducasse.

Next intakes
September 2022 & March 2023

Minimum Age
17.5 years old at the start of the program.

Education
You must have completed secondary education (IB diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent).

Admissions Assessment
Personalized assessment to ascertain motivation and review application documentation. Includes scenario-based exercise to be completed beforehand.

English Language Qualifications
If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last two years studying in a school where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following: ∙

  • International English Language Test (IELTS): 5.5 overall (min. 5.0 in every subcomponent) Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based 70 or paper-based 525
  • First Cambridge Exam: Grade C
  • For London, same as above, except Non-EU or EEA passport holders will need to undertake IELTS UKVI: 5.5 overall and min. 5.5 in every subcomponent.

Note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to program start. If your English level does not meet the levels indicated above, Glion offers an Intensive Hospitality English Language Program (IHELP). Please contact us for more information.

This is an example of the fee structure you can expect for your first year of study at Glion. For a full breakdown please download a course brochure.

 

Switzerland – 2022

 

Academic expenses
CHF
Tuition fees
33,900
Learning resources
600
Practical arts courses apparel
1,200
Insurance
1,700
Administrative fees
450
Total academic compulsory expenses
37,850
Living expenses
CHF
Food and Beverage prepaid Semester 1
4,500
Double superior room Semester 1
5,850
Total living compulsory expenses
10,350

Program Structure

Course overview
Semester 1
HOSPITALITY EXCELLENCE PRACTICAL ARTS
Switzerland, Remote Learning option available
Semester 2
PROFESSIONAL IMMERSION
Internship
Semester 3
HOSPITALITY FUNDAMENTALS
Switzerland, London or Marbella*
Semester 4
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Switzerland, London or Marbella*
Semester 5
MANAGEMENT
PRACTICE
Internship
Semester 6
INTEGRATIVE BUSINESS STRATEGIES
Switzerland or London
Semester 7
SPECIALIZATION AND BUSINESS PROJECT
Switzerland or London
BBA
3.5 YEAR PROGRAM
*Opportunity to study this semester on international exchange at another Sommet Education campus (depending on availabilities)
ACADEMIC CONTENT

Our BBA features applied practical and academic courses, across five semesters of study combined with two six-month professional internships.

You will learn how to lead a hospitality business and master the tools of the trade, working through simulated hotel development and business projects with experienced faculty members.

You’ll develop your critical thinking, research and writing skills to produce high-quality professional work, including an applied business project.

And for your final semester you have the opportunity to study one of three career-focused specializations (see separate tab for more details).

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS
7.7
average Internship offers per student
250
recruitment visits per year

Your professional internships take place in semesters two and five. They play a crucial role in your Bachelor studies, providing you with vital, real-world experience at leading organizations in hospitality and beyond.

You will not only gain a full year of work experience to add to your CV, but also strengthen your professional skills, make valuable industry connections and build your awareness of the latest industry standards – all of which will be crucially important in securing your first role after graduation.

On average, each Glion student can choose from more than seven internship offers, with opportunities received from 58 countries worldwide.

SPECIALIZATIONS
Your final semester specialization allows you to focus your knowledge and expertise into professional disciplines that each offer outstanding career potential.

You can choose one of three specializations:

Luxury Brand Strategy

Learn the design, marketing and business skills you’ll need to successfully manage luxury brands.

International Hotel Development and Finance

 

 

 

Acquire the skills to analyze the critical success factors in asset management for hotel and resort development projects.

International Event Management

Providing a foundation in strategy, planning and successful implementation of events of all sizes across a variety of industry sectors.

 

PRACTICAL ARTS

Your BBA begins with a Practical Arts semester, which lays a strong foundation for your degree studies.

By the end of these 20 weeks, you will have developed an understanding of the excellence required in hotel and restaurant operations.

You’ll also be equipped with practical, professional skills you can deploy in your first internship.

Two-week Luxury Gastronomy & Hospitality MasterClass

Two-week Luxury Gastronomy & Hospitality MasterClass

A taste of Ducasse with Swiss flavor

We are extremely proud to partner with our sister institution, École Ducasse, to create an exclusive MasterClass for our first semester Bachelor students. Across two extraordinary weeks, you will meet influential experts who are delivering authentic luxury experiences in hospitality and gastronomy. As you travel across Switzerland, your senses will be awakened as you gain in-depth knowledge; combining visits, tastings, guest speakers and workshops with breath-taking views. You will delve into the world of legendary chef Alain Ducasse as you enjoy special menus and discover some of the most important culinary influences on Chef Ducasse.

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Next intakes
September 2022 & March 2023

Minimum Age
17.5 years old at the start of the program.

Education
You must have completed secondary education (IB diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent).

Admissions Assessment
Personalized assessment to ascertain motivation and review application documentation. Includes scenario-based exercise to be completed beforehand.

English Language Qualifications
If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last two years studying in a school where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following: ∙

  • International English Language Test (IELTS): 5.5 overall (min. 5.0 in every subcomponent) Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based 70 or paper-based 525
  • First Cambridge Exam: Grade C
  • For London, same as above, except Non-EU or EEA passport holders will need to undertake IELTS UKVI: 5.5 overall and min. 5.5 in every subcomponent.

Note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to program start. If your English level does not meet the levels indicated above, Glion offers an Intensive Hospitality English Language Program (IHELP). Please contact us for more information.

FEES

This is an example of the fee structure you can expect for your first year of study at Glion. For a full breakdown please download a course brochure.

 

Switzerland – 2022

 

Academic expenses
CHF
Tuition fees
33,900
Learning resources
600
Practical arts courses apparel
1,200
Insurance
1,700
Administrative fees
450
Total academic compulsory expenses
37,850
Living expenses
CHF
Food and Beverage prepaid Semester 1
4,500
Double superior room Semester 1
5,850
Total living compulsory expenses
10,350

This is an example of the fee structure you can expect for your first year of study at Glion. For a full breakdown please download a course brochure.

 

Switzerland – 2022

 

Academic expenses
CHF
Tuition fees
33,900
Learning resources
600
Practical arts courses apparel
1,200
Insurance
1,700
Administrative fees
450
Total academic compulsory expenses
37,850
Living expenses
CHF
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We offer direct transfers to our Bachelor’s in International Hospitality Business, with entry points in semesters 3, 4 and 6. In all cases you will earn full BBA graduate status upon successful completion of your studies

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Passport to Luxury Leadership offer (BBA+MSc)

If you are ambitious for a career in luxury, why not take advantage of our 5-year Passport to Luxury Leadership offer? It combines our Bachelor’s degree, with the specialization in Luxury Brand Strategy, and our Master’s in Luxury Management and Guest Experience.

Valid for intakes in September 2022 and March 2023, this double degree offers 5 years of intensive luxury study, which includes 1.5 years of real-world professional experience. You will also enjoy a saving on your tuition fees.

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94%

job-seeking students have one or more employment opportunities on graduation day

5.7

internship offers per student

Alumni Career

51%

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tourism

51%

other sectors: FMCG, Luxury goods and services, marketing, events, banking and finance

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