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A fast-track to new opportunities

Our MBA in hospitality is a uniquely flexible degree that will sharpen your strategic management skills and build your professional network for access to upper-management positions within the hospitality, tourism and service industries.

The MBA in hospitality is a NEASC accredited, industry-approved MBA that develops skills in critical thinking, leadership, business data analysis, and financial management. Additionally, the MBA class environment contributes to professional development through contact with industry leaders, cross-cultural work groups, and industry-specific business projects.

Glion MBA - Online, Campus & Professional Options

To meet the needs of students with varying work experience, educational backgrounds and professional situations, Glion offers the following program options which all lead to the same degree: the MBA in International Hospitality & Service Industries Management.

Campus – Our traditional, one-year MBA in hospitality

The campus MBA program is designed for students with a degree in hospitality, event or tourism.

Campus & Online – A flexible MBA hybrid

For students who have two years of work experience, the hybrid MBA is taught 50% on campus, and 50% online.

Online MBA – 100% Online for Experienced Professionals

For experienced professionals only, this MBA allows the flexibility to study at one’s own pace while continuing to work.

Professional MBA

For students who have little or no work experience, this program integrates internships and offers flexibility to study online.

For students who have a hospitality or business degree:
  • Option 1: Campus based study
  • Semester 1 - Bulle
  • Semester 2 - Internship
  • Semester 3 - Bulle
    • Option 2: Campus and online study
  • Semester 1 - Bulle
  • Semester 2 - Internship
  • Online Education
  • Online Education
  • MBA Career Advancement

    MBA graduates are actively recruited by major hotel companies around the world to enter management positions in hotels, restaurants and tourism businesses, as well as consultancy, business analysis, marketing, or financial management positions in any service organization.

    Glion graduates have the opportunity to join theGlion Alumni Association , where they become life-long members of our worldwide network of alumni and industry partners. This membership gives them the opportunity to participate in social networking, access employment opportunities and share their career advancement with other alumni.

    Preparatory Knowledge Program (PKP)

    • Managerial Communication
    • Tourism
    • Economics for Business
    • Fundamentals of Accounting

    Core Courses

    • Applied Business Project
    • Global Strategic Management
      Managing Service Operations in the Evolving
    • Business Environment
    • Human Resources Management
    • Data Driven Decision Making
    • Managerial Finance and Accounting
    • Hospitality Services and E-Marketing Solutions
    • Revenue Management

    Leadership Specialization Courses

    The leadership specialization track includes a variety of strategic management courses for international hospitality and service organizations.

    • Managing Organizations, Ideas and Growth
    • Managing Technologies, Operations and Processes
    • Challenges of Leadership
      Cross-Cultural Management of Teams and Projects
    • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

    Marketing Specialization Courses

    The marketing specialization focuses on marketing management strategies specific to hospitality and service organizations.

    • Marketing Research
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Integrated Marketing Communications
    • Brand Management
    • Design Management and New Product Development


    MBA Students Profile

    In July 2012, the MBA program enrolled 53 students out of 74 applicants. The class is composed of 36 women and 17 men. The average age is 22-25 years old. The MBA class shares a rich cultural mix with 25 nationalities represented: 24% from all of Europe, 10% from North and South America, and 55% from Asia and Eastern Pacific countries. All of the MBA students entered the program with a Bachelor degree and some work experience in a service related position.

    Online MBA Students Profile

    With seven intakes now underway, over 120 students are now studying on the GIHE Online MBA. The combined classrooms are composed of 33% women and 67% men, with an average age of 37 years and 15 years of relevant working experience with 17% students gaining corporate sponsorship for their studies. The Online MBA boasts a cultural mix of 48 countries: 32% European, 16% from North and South America, and 52% from Africa, Asia and Eastern Pacific countries.


    Canada requirements for international students

    Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students. 

    The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant. 

    IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain. 

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree, preferably in hospitality, tourism or event management, business degree, or equivalent qualification.English Requirements* If you are not a native English speaker, or if you have not spent the last 3 years in an English-taught school, please enclose one of the following: TOEFL: Minimum score of 600 points for the paper based test or 230 for the computer scoring system or 100 on the internet based test. The TOEFL testing code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337. Cambridge Advanced Certificate Exam (CAE): Grade B - Please also send the statement of results with your detailed profile.I.E.L.T.S. Academic Module minimum Overall Band Score of 6.0 and min. 6.0 for each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking)* All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100
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    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 17.3k / Year
    • International students: $ 25k / Year