Alumnus becomes GM of 5-star Hotel
Less than one year after completing the Glion Online MBA, Bernard Rodrigues, has been appointed general manager of New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, a five-star hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
As an alumnus of the Online MBA in Hospitality and Service Industries Management, Mr. Rodrigues is a shining example of the talented, experienced managers that this program attracts. During his 29-year hospitality management career, Mr. Rodrigues has held leadership positions for top international brands such as InterContinental Hotels, Dusit Hotels & Resorts, and Royal Princess Hotels and Resorts; and he was already a general manager at The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hong Kong prior to his new position.
On a recent trip to Switzerland, to celebrate his graduation, Mr. Rodrigues shared his thoughts on how the online MBA in hospitality has impacted his life and his career.
“I have been in the hospitality industry for over 28 years, and was taught that one should never stop continuing education. But you can’t give up your job. So when Glion came out with this online program, it was the best thing that could happen. It gave us (working managers) an opportunity to keep our jobs and at the same time to balance our work and studies.
There are many best practices that this online MBA gave us, and it’s practical, not just textbook theory, so for us working students, we get to apply the concepts right away. My staff, in the two and a half years, they have seen the changes, in the way I approach them, and talk and I feel like I’ve become a coach. I’m sharing my skills and knowledge, like a teacher,” Rodrigues said.
We wish Mr. Rodriguez the best of luck in his new position and we encourage like-minded hospitality professionals to learn more about Glion Online MBA in Hospitality and Service Industries Management or to watch the video testimonial for more insight.