Glion Institute of Higher Education

Introduction

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

Vision:

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.


Mission:

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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Programmes

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MSc

MSc - ESE Management

Campus Full time 1.5  Switzerland

This master's program prepares recent graduates and career changers for management positions in international events, sport federations and entertainment industry businesses. [+]

This master's program prepares recent graduates and career changers for management positions in international events, sport federations and entertainment industry businesses. Students will learn the essentials of event planning and operations management, followed by business courses dedicated to specific event and sport industry functions. Through immersive courses and an internship, students will practice event management skills, and integrate entertainment industry knowledge with a career-building approach. This program is delivered in Switzerland, on the Bulle campus, an ideal location for students to witness the workings of large sports organizations like the UEFA and the International Olympic Committee, and numerous political and cultural events throughout the year. As they take charge of campus events on and off campus, postgraduate students develop project management skills and business acumen before completing one, 6-month industry internship. MSC ESE PROGRAM OVERVIEW Key Facts Duration: 1.5 years Academic semesters: 4 study blocks on campus and 1 internship; or 2 study blocks on campus, online courses and 1 internship Location: Switzerland (Bulle campus) Intakes: January, April, July, and October (from 2017) Curriculum Semester 1 (Study Blocks 1&2) - On Campus (15 credits) Graduate Practicum (ESE) ESE Legislation Cultural Communications Sports Ethics and Governance Strategic Event Planning Entrepreneurial Food and Beverage Management Semester 2 (Study blocks 3&4) - On Campus (18 credits) Managerial Financial Accounting Hospitality Services Marketing Human Resources Management Global Strategic Management Revenue Management Industry Research Project Internship (3 credits) Mastering Management Report [-]

MSc - International Hospitality Finance

Online & Campus Combined Part time February 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)

Online Segment M960   Property and  Asset  Management  (3 credits) M961   Financial  Strategy and  Planning  (3 credits) M903   Applied  Dissertation  (6 credits)... [-]


MSc - International Hotel Management

Campus Full time 1.5  Switzerland

Focuses on developing skills for managing people, operations and business in hotels and hospitality companies. [+]

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Hotel Management focuses on developing skills for managing people, operations and business in hotels and hospitality companies. To create a foundation of hotel management skills, the first semester covers hotel operations management. From there, students take higher-level courses in hospitality management including finance, marketing, human resources, and revenue management. The program ends with an internship for hands-on experience that gives students a chance to practice their new skills in a real-world work environment. Who is it for? This program is designed for recent graduates who hold a hospitality, tourism or event management degree, or for graduates who have a business degree not related to the hospitality industry. MSC HOTEL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OVERVIEW Key Facts Duration: 1.5 Years Academic Semesters: Two semesters (4 study blocks) on campus and 1 internship. Some of the courses in Semester 2 (study blocks 3 & 4) may be taken online, depending on course availability. Internship: 1 (6 months) Program Start Dates: January, April, July or October Location: Switzerland (Bulle campus), or Glion London, UK Curriculum SEMESTER 1 (STUDY BLOCKS 1 & 2) - On Campus (15 credits) Graduate Practicum (Hospitality) Managing Hotel Operations Cultural Communications Advanced Accommodation Management Strategic Event Planning Entrepreneurial Food & Beverage Management SEMESTER 2 (STUDY BLOCKS 3&4) - On Campus (18 credits) Managerial Financial Accounting Hospitality Services Marketing Human Resources Management Global Strategic Management Revenue Management Industry Research Report INTERNSHIP (3 Credits) Mastering Management Report [-]

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Glion Institute of Higher Education

Address Rue de l'Ondine 20
1630 Bulle, CH
Website http://www.glion.edu/
Phone +41 26 919 78 78

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Address Glion Rd 111
1823 Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland
Website http://www.glion.edu/
Phone +41 21 966 35 35

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Address SW15 4JD Storbritannia
Website http://www.glion.edu/
Phone +44 20 8392 3500