Master of Science in Hospitality Business Leadership

Location: Switzerland, London
Professional Internship
Business field trip
Duration: 1.5 years

Remote study option available - Learn more

NEXT INTAKES: SEPTEMBER 2024

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The complete hospitality leadership toolbox

The Master’s in Hospitality Business Leadership will prepare you for a high-flying career in the world’s most prestigious hospitality brands.

Master the art of hospitality

Learn from the experts

Develop your management skills

Gain real-world professional experience

Hospitality Immersion Program
4 weeks (optional)
Switzerland
Semester 1
Switzerland or London
Semester 2
Switzerland or London
Internship
Business Research Project
MSc
1.5 year Program
This Master’s will teach you the skills to manage business, operations and people in international hotels and world-class hospitality companies.

Across two academic semesters (which can be studied in Switzerland or London) you will work through an intensive course program, which includes HR and operational management, marketing, revenue management, business strategy and corporate sustainability.

To complete your academic program, you can choose between a Business Research Project or a professional internship, providing you with vital, real-world experience.

ACADEMIC CATALOG

As a Master’s dedicated to the hospitality industry, this degree will put you on the fast-track to leadership roles in:
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Sharing economy businesses
  • Tourism management
  • Online travel agencies

With personalized support and advice from our Career Services team throughout your studies, you will develop the tools to build a lifetime of professional achievement – from creating the perfect CV to devising strategies for successful job hunting.

Click here to learn more about how Glion accelerates your career.

7.7
Average internship offers per student
250
Recruiters visit our campus every year

 

Your academic studies can be supplemented by a professional internship, providing you with vital, real-world experience at leading organizations.

You will not only gain six months of work experience to add to your CV, but also strong professional skills, valuable industry connections and first-hand knowledge of current industry standards.

You will build the contacts, references and employment history to enhance your status as a Master’s graduate.

In your first semester, you will join your classmates on a business field trip, where you will experience the world of premium hospitality close-up.

Always a program highlight, the trip features visits to hotels and other hospitality businesses, where you’ll pick up knowledge and insights from expert professionals and industry leaders.

Our dedicated Career Services & Industry Relations team will give you the resources, techniques and tools to achieve your professional objectives as a Master’s graduate.

We offer every student highly personalized career services, from advice on writing the perfect CV to finding the right roles to match their skills and interests.

Team members act as your personal career counselors; working tirelessly to build an ever-growing list of premium quality industry partners, so you have access to the very best career opportunities.

Next intakes

September 2024

Age Requirements

21 years at the start of the program.

Education

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree* in a relevant field (business or hospitality preferred).

Minimum English Language Entry Requirements

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

  • IELTS: overall 6.0 and min. 5.5 in every sub-component**
  • TOEFL: Internet-based 80 or paper-based 550
  • First Cambridge Exam: Grade A
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade C
  • For the MSc program in London, same as above, except Non-EU or EEA passport holders will need to undertake IELTS UKVI: 6.0 overall and min. 5.5 in every sub-component.

* If a degree/transcript is not in English (for UK) or English, French, German or Italian (for Switzerland), an official certified/translated copy in English will be required.

** Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.

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.

 

Please find below the tuition fees for Master’s Programs

Tuition Fees 2024 for Master’s >

 

 

Program Structure

Course overview
Hospitality Immersion Program
4 weeks (optional)
Switzerland
Semester 1
Switzerland or London
Semester 2
Switzerland or London
Internship
Business Research Project
MSc
1.5 year Program
Academic content
This Master’s will teach you the skills to manage business, operations and people in international hotels and world-class hospitality companies.

Across two academic semesters (which can be studied in Switzerland or London) you will work through an intensive course program, which includes HR and operational management, marketing, revenue management, business strategy and corporate sustainability.

To complete your academic program, you can choose between a Business Research Project or a professional internship, providing you with vital, real-world experience.

ACADEMIC CATALOG

CAREERS

As a Master’s dedicated to the hospitality industry, this degree will put you on the fast-track to leadership roles in:
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Sharing economy businesses
  • Tourism management
  • Online travel agencies

With personalized support and advice from our Career Services team throughout your studies, you will develop the tools to build a lifetime of professional achievement – from creating the perfect CV to devising strategies for successful job hunting.

Click here to learn more about how Glion accelerates your career.

Professional Internship
7.7
Average internship offers per student
250
Recruiters visit our campus every year

 

Your academic studies can be supplemented by a professional internship, providing you with vital, real-world experience at leading organizations.

You will not only gain six months of work experience to add to your CV, but also strong professional skills, valuable industry connections and first-hand knowledge of current industry standards.

You will build the contacts, references and employment history to enhance your status as a Master’s graduate.

Business Field Trip

In your first semester, you will join your classmates on a business field trip, where you will experience the world of premium hospitality close-up.

Always a program highlight, the trip features visits to hotels and other hospitality businesses, where you’ll pick up knowledge and insights from expert professionals and industry leaders.

Personalized career support
Our dedicated Career Services & Industry Relations team will give you the resources, techniques and tools to achieve your professional objectives as a Master’s graduate.

We offer every student highly personalized career services, from advice on writing the perfect CV to finding the right roles to match their skills and interests.

Team members act as your personal career counselors; working tirelessly to build an ever-growing list of premium quality industry partners, so you have access to the very best career opportunities.

Admission information

Next intakes

September 2024

Age Requirements

21 years at the start of the program.

Education

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree* in a relevant field (business or hospitality preferred).

Minimum English Language Entry Requirements

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

  • IELTS: overall 6.0 and min. 5.5 in every sub-component**
  • TOEFL: Internet-based 80 or paper-based 550
  • First Cambridge Exam: Grade A
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade C
  • For the MSc program in London, same as above, except Non-EU or EEA passport holders will need to undertake IELTS UKVI: 6.0 overall and min. 5.5 in every sub-component.

* If a degree/transcript is not in English (for UK) or English, French, German or Italian (for Switzerland), an official certified/translated copy in English will be required.

** Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.

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

 

Please find below the tuition fees for Master’s Programs

Tuition Fees 2024 for Master’s >

 

 

Flexible study options

September 2022 intake

Study your Master’s 100% on campus, or ask us about remote learning options* if you need more flexibility.

*some Master’s remote study options for 2022 intakes are subject to NECHE approval. UK only: Master’s remote learning options for September 2022 intake are subject to QAA approval in June 2022.

Find out more about this Master’s at our London Open Day

If you’d like to get the inside track on this highly specialized Master’s degree, join us on London campus for a special Open Day dedicated exclusively to Master’s students.

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Preparing Students for
High-Level Careers

Hiring managers trust Glion
98%

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

6

internship offers per student

Alumni Career
52%

Hospitality
tourism

48%

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

Careers that
started at Glion

“It is evident that Glion as a brand name puts you to the top of any pile of CVs in luxury hospitality”

Benjamin Dalton

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Masters in hospitality FAQs

Which country is best for masters in hospitality?

There are a number of countries renowned for their hospitality education excellence, chiefly Switzerland, France, the UK, and the US. Switzerland is known as the home of hospitality, with a practical learning model that sits at the core of the leading programs, including all of those at Glion.

When it comes to the student experience, Switzerland’s location at the center of Europe also makes it a great base from which to explore a continent of cultures, making travel and diverse internship options an integral part of the learning journey. Aside from Switzerland, London frequently tops the rankings as the best city in the world for foreign students.

Should I do a masters in hospitality management?

It all depends on your career aspirations. If you want a leadership career in hospitality working with the very best brands and being able to choose from international job opportunities, then a masters in hospitality management is a prerequisite.

At the very best hospitality schools, a masters in hospitality management not only shares knowledge, it delivers a transformative experience encompassing real-world experience, leadership opportunities, multicultural exposure, and the ability to build and nurture a global, powerful network. This is what you can expect from the Glion Masters in Hospitality Business Leadership.

Which master degree is best for hotel management?

The very best hotel managers do more than manage a property, they lead diverse teams and get the best out of them, attract the best talent, drive new business, plan for the long term, and understand trends. They’re also across revenue and marketing and can converse comfortably with colleagues, clients, and the C-suite.

To acquire a working competence in all of these skills, you need a masters that focuses on hospitality business, enabling you to gain the expertise and self-confidence to head straight into a management-level role after graduation. By choosing the right degree and getting that first management position, you can fast-track your career to General Manager, or wherever you want your journey to take you.

What is a masters in hospitality management?

A masters in hospitality management is a postgraduate program that positions you for a management-level role in hospitality immediately after graduation. At the very best schools, it will teach you the fundamentals of excellent management, as well as the various competencies you’ll need to lead successfully.

These skills are all business-oriented, such as operations, revenue, marketing, business strategy, team leadership, and sustainability. As well as this, programs such as our own Masters in Hospitality Business Leadership immerse you in a multicultural environment and the real world of work, equipping you with fluency and confidence that will set you apart in interviews.

Is a Masters in hospitality worth it?

This depends on your own passion for a career in hospitality, and the specific program that you choose to invest in. To get the most out of any degree, you have to be all-in and willing to work hard to achieve the best result.

When you combine work ethic with a masters that equips you with business acumen, leadership expertise, multicultural exposure, and a global network of contacts, you have a degree, like our own Masters in Hospitality Business Leadership, that is very much worth the investment and will pay you back ten-fold as you continue to build your career.

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