Bachelor in International Hospitality Business
CHF 155,100 / per year
Earliest start date
- Location: Switzerland or London
- Internships: 2
- Specializations: 3
- Duration: 3.5 years
- Remote learning option available
More than a degree, a career-maker
Our Bachelor’s degree is the perfect preparation for high-level leadership careers not just in the global hospitality industry, but also in any customer-facing business where professional poise and soft skills are prized. The curriculum features applied practical and academic learning, with two professional internships and the opportunity to choose a final semester specialization.
Glion Institute of Higher Education is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Commission is recognized by the US Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits.
Glion's London campus is reviewed by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), an independent body that monitors standards and quality in UK higher education.
Our faculty have won prestigious awards, taught in multiple institutions and worked in global industries. You will be taught by Senior Lecturers who have extensive experience of both hospitality and academia, owning Michelin-starred restaurants, teaching in universities and training schools across the globe and occupying management positions in some of the world’s most successful organizations. This mix of academic and real-world experience ensures that you will truly learn from the best at Glion.
Our BBA features applied for 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 the 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.
Glion is ranked among the world’s top three higher education institutions for hospitality and leisure management, and number two for employer reputation, according to QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021.
A Bachelor’s degree from Glion will transform you, inspire you and set you on the pathway to a leadership career.
You'll gain the knowledge, network and experience to thrive, not just in the global hospitality industry, but in any customer-facing business where professionalism, cultural fluency and soft skills are prized.
Scholarships and Funding
Glion offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid packages for exceptional students. Each scholarship and financial aid package has specific eligibility criteria and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students may also be eligible for loans offered in their home country.
Our Bachelor’s in International Hospitality Business program is for high school graduates looking for a career-focused degree that will prepare them for success in the global hospitality industry and beyond.
With a Glion Bachelor education, you will have the perfect pathway to the global hospitality industry. Not only this, but the expertise and professional polish you develop with us will also open doors into any business sector where soft skills and excellence in customer service are prized.
Glion graduates are recognized by industry leaders as being highly employable, with the right combination of experience, professionalism, cultural knowledge and business expertise. Our dedicated Career and Internship team gives you access to more than 4,000 industry partners across multiple sectors and in every major global market. With these contacts, our hands-on career support, plus the Glion name on your CV, you’ll be prepared for a successful start to an exciting global career.