Hospitality Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 41.9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 41.9 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:9661 Duration:42 months

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Glion’s hospitality management degrees offer a global experience and business expertise to turn your ambition into real-life career opportunities.

In this 3.5 year program, you can study in Switzerland, for exposure to two renowned hubs of business and tourism. Our unique educational model will let you learn from experience and develop your leadership skills through internships and applied business studies.

The six specialization tracks are designed to sharpen your business expertise for diverse career paths in the global hospitality, tourism and service industries.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Intake:January/February: November 15th;July/August:May 15th;October:August 31st Tuition fee
  • EUR 41869 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 41869 Year (Non-EEA)

Semester 1: CHF 25,250; Semester 2: CHF 25,600

Start date January,February,July,September,October 2015 January/July (CH) and February/September (UK) and October (CH) Credits 126
Duration full-time 42 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Degrees & Specializations:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management with
    • Sustainable Development in Tourism
    • Human Resources
    • Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Event Management
    Campus Options


    Enjoy two campuses in the heart of Europe and the home of hospitality. Glion campus offers a scenic hotel school setting above Lake Geneva, while Bulle campus has a business atmosphere in a university town.

    This is a general overview of the hospitality courses and business concepts addressed in each semester of the bachelor degree in hospitality management program. Courses are subject to change, for the most up-to-date courses and general education options, see the Academic Programs.

    SEMESTERS 1 & 2 – Operations & Craft-Based Learning

    • Craft-based learning in Service & Kitchen*
    • Intro to Food & Beverage
    • Rooms Division
    • Introduction to Hospitality Management
    • Craft-based learning in Food & Beverage OR Rooms Division (Switzerland)
    • Food & Beverage Administration
    • Hospitality Operations Management
    • Basic Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Travel & Tourism
    • General Education and Electives
      * Craft Based Learning courses (1&2) are completed at the Glion campus in Switzerland. The term 'Craft-based learning' defines the courses where students practice hands-on learning in the restaurants and rooms division.

    SEMESTER 3 – Internship

    The first internship semester is designed to let you practice the techniques you’ve learned on campus and explore your personal strengths in a real work environment.

    SEMESTER 4 - Management

    • Food & Beverage Management
    • Managing Rooms Revenue
    • Management Finance
    • Entrepreneurial Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • General Education and Electives

    SEMESTER 5 – Internship

    The second internship semester aims at developing your project management and administrative skills, it also helps you to choose a specialization.

    SEMESTERS 6 & 7 – Business Administration

    The final year of the bachelor degree focuses exclusively on higher-level management and business administration courses. Currently the London campus offers only one specialization: the BBA in Hospitality Management while the Bulle campus in Switzerland offers the BBA in Hospitality Management and the Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management with specializations in Sustainable Development in Tourism, Human Resources, Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management, Sales and Marketing or Event Management.

    Degree Specializations

    Students enrolled on this program will follow the common courses plus the specialization courses of the pathway they choose.

    Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management

    This degree opens the doors to a wide range of career opportunities. It is the best choice for those students who have career aspirations as executives in large companies or step into the entrepreneurial world.

    Bachelor in Hospitality Management with Sustainable Development in Tourism

    Countries and regions increasingly depend on tourism as a substantial element of their economy. This degree prepares students for employment in managerial jobs where they will play key roles in planning, developing and promoting tourism.

    Bachelor in Hospitality and Human Resources

    Service industries are “people” businesses. Our graduates are prepared within the broad field of hospitality and specialized in human resource management and development to present companies with a desirable set of skills.

    Bachelor in Hospitality Management with Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management

    Financial institutions, hospitality organizations and accounting firms recruit our graduates for their broad based hospitality backgrounds coupled with high levels of financial insight.

    Bachelor in Hospitality Management with Sales and Marketing

    Marketing is a core business competency which assists in the development and implementation of corporate strategies. Students choosing this specialization will bring innovation and contemporary marketing ideas to their first employers.

    Bachelor in Hospitality Management with Event Management

    Event management and organization is one of the fastest growing segments of the Hospitality Industry. In this program, students will develop skills in event planning and logistics within the broader context of business and management competencies.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


  • 18 years old and above.
  • A completed application form with all pertinent attachments and an application fee of CHF. 100.-
  • Study Plan: An essay of motivation describing why the candidate wishes to study in Glion. Average 250-1,000 words with signature and date.
  • Post Study Plan: An essay explaining what the candidate wishes to do after graduation. This essay should include a statement that the candidate will leave Switzerland upon graduation. Average 250-1,000 words with signature and date.
  • A copy of Baccalauréat, Maturité, Abitur, A-levels, accredited International High School Diploma, university degree or equivalent. The above must show all courses completed and the grades received.
  • For those who have studied outside Switzerland or the European Union: Complete information on the school or college with an explanation of the grading system in English or French. Letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor.
  • If English is not your mother tongue, or if you have not spent at least 3 years in an English speaking school, please enclose a copy of one of the following: TOEFL: minimum score 500 or 173 for the computer scoring system or 61 for the internet based test. The TOEFL testing code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337. Cambridge First Certificate: Grade C. I.E.L.T.S. minimum overall band of 5.0 in all components.
  • All English Certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to admission
  • Medical Certificate and Physician’s Report: The Physician’s report must be completed
  • Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glion Institute of Higher Education.


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