Location: Switzerland or London
Duration: 3.5 years
Remote learning option available
More than a degree, a career-maker
Our BBA features applied practical and academic courses, across five semesters of study combined with two six-month professional internships.
You will learn how to lead a hospitality business and master the tools of the trade, working through simulated hotel development and business projects with experienced faculty members.
You’ll develop your critical thinking, research, and writing skills to produce high-quality professional work, including an applied business project.
And for your final semester, you have the opportunity to study one of three career-focused specializations (see separate tab for more details).
Remote Learning Option
In these times of rapid and unprecedented change, our one aim is to ensure that you can experience a world-class Bachelor's education with no need to delay your studies.
So we have developed a unique solution, which will deliver the complete semester 1 curriculum through a blend of learning at home and on campus. We call it Glion Connect.
Here we have 2 options:
10 weeks online + 10 weeks on campus
20 weeks online (full semester)
Four-year BBA with enhanced English tuition
If English is not your mother tongue, you are not confident in using the language, or your accredited language level is below our standard entry criteria, you can now opt for our special four-year Bachelor’s degree.
By choosing this option you can receive first-class English language tuition alongside the credit-bearing Practical Arts modules that are your launchpad into the hospitality industry.
Your professional internships take place in semesters two and five. They play a crucial role in your Bachelor's studies, providing you with vital, real-world experience at leading organizations in hospitality and beyond.
You will not only gain a full year of work experience to add to your CV but also strengthen your professional skills, make valuable industry connections and build your awareness of the latest industry standards – all of which will be crucially important in securing your first role after graduation.
On average, each Glion student can choose from more than seven internship offers, with opportunities received from 58 countries worldwide.
Your final semester specialization allows you to focus your knowledge and expertise on professional disciplines that each offer outstanding career potential.
You can choose one of three specializations:
Luxury Brand Strategy: Learn the design, marketing, and business skills you’ll need to successfully manage luxury brands.
International Hotel Development and Finance: Acquire the skills to analyze the critical success factors in asset management for hotel and resort development projects.
International Event Management: Providing a foundation in strategy, planning, and successful implementation of events of all sizes across a variety of industry sectors.
Your BBA begins with a Practical Arts semester, which lays a strong foundation for your degree studies.
By the end of these 20 weeks, you will have developed an understanding of the excellence required in hotel and restaurant operations.
You’ll also be equipped with practical, professional skills you can deploy in your first internship.
Next intakes: March 2021; September 2021
Minimum Age: 17.5 years old at the start of the program.
Education: You must have completed secondary education (IB diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma, or equivalent).
Admissions Assessment: Personalized assessment to ascertain motivation and review application documentation. Includes scenario-based exercise to be completed beforehand.
English Language Qualifications
If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last two years studying in a school where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following:
International English Language Test (IELTS): 5.5 overall (min. 5.0 in every subcomponent). Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based 70 or paper-based 525.
First Cambridge Exam: Grade C
For London, same as above, except Non-EU or EEA passport holders will need to undertake IELTS UKVI: 5.5 overall and min. 5.5 in every subcomponent.
Note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to the program start. If your English level does not meet the levels indicated above, Glion offers an Intensive Hospitality English Language Program (IHELP).