Glion Institute of Higher Education


Glion Institute of Higher Education is an international hospitality management institution in Switzerland. Opened in the fall of 1962 in the former Bellevue Hotel, Glion Hotel School (as it was then named) was the first private, university-level Swiss hotel management school. As a private, for-profit institution, GIHE has built its reputation for excellence and become a leader in hospitality education worldwide.

More than a simple hotel school, Glion Institute of Higher Education is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) to deliver programs leading to diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, postgraduate and master’s level qualifications in international hospitality management and event, sport and entertainment management.

Every year, GIHE provides post-secondary education for approximately 1,500 students from 90 countries around the world. The success of our graduates can be attributed to GIHE’s time-tested merger between university academics and the Swiss hotel school model, close ties with the hospitality industry, and an international university environment. For over 50 years, thousands of graduates have gone through the Glion experience and carried on the famous "Glion Spirit" to represent our institution as leaders in the hospitality industry.

Our Mission


Through its challenging academic programs, structured living environment, craft-based learning, and the “Glion Spirit”, the Glion Institute of Higher Education develops innovative leaders for a broad array of service industries.


The Glion Institute of Higher Education offers management-focused programs for the hospitality and other service industries. With an emphasis on both didactic and craft-based learning, GIHE is European in its outlook, Swiss in its work ethos, American in its educational approach and multi-national in its student body.

All programs emphasize the development of generic thinking skills, the understanding of contemporary management theory, and the integration of theory and practice. The “Glion Spirit” and GIHE’s academic programs prepare for rapid progress to international managerial positions.

The values that guide GIHE as we work toward our vision are:

  • To provide educational breadth coupled with optional specializations
  • To work as reflective practitioners
  • To develop leadership, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills
  • To respect differences of culture
  • To act with integrity
  • To practice and teach the Swiss work ethos
  • To foster an international perspective
  • To mentor our students
  • To guide students to increasing responsibility
  • To provide students with an American style Student Services
  • To operate a sustainable business model and reflect this in our curriculum
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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This school also offers:


Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance

Online & Campus Combined Part time January 2017 Switzerland Bulle

The MSc in International Hospitality Finance is a highly concentrated program that covers the principles and practices of financial management and practical applications to the hospitality industry. Through the MSc program, you will develop skills and analytical tools for financial decision making and personal strategies for producing innovative solutions to complex financial challenges. [+]

The MSc program is divided into one academic semester on Bulle campus, and an online segment which can be completed in 6 months.

Preparatory Knowledge Program (PKP) M912   Business Computing 

Core Courses (30 Credits )

Campus Based Segment M923   Data  Driven  Decision Making  (3 credits) M933   International  Managerial  Finance  (3 credits) M943   Revenue  Management  (3 credits) M934   Trends in  Financial  Innovation  (3 credits) M935   Entrepreneurial  Wealth  Management  (3 credits) M936   Financial  Leadership  (3 credits)... [-]


About us!


Glion Institute of Higher Education

Address Rue de l'Ondine 20
1630 Bulle, CH
Phone +41 26 919 78 78

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Address Glion Rd 111
1823 Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland
Phone +41 21 966 35 35

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Address SW15 4JD Storbritannia
Phone +44 20 8392 3500