Posts by Glion Institute of Higher Education

A GM’s Perspective on the Online MBA

As a hospitality executive with over 19 years of international experience, André Erasmus is an excellent representative of the Online MBA cohort. He came into the program with an extensive background in the management of luxury hotels and resorts, including 7 pre-opening projects – 3 of which were in China – along with rebranding ventures, and strategic business development. He is currently the General Manager at the Wanda Hotels and

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2015 Industry Trends

Judy Hou, CEO of Glion Institute of Higher Education, takes a look at the current state of the hospitality industry and shares her views on predicted 2015 industry trends. Hospitality Reaching Luxury Retail and Finance Industries According to Deloitte’s 2014 luxury goods report, the world’s top 75 luxury brands accounted for US$171.8 billion of aggregate net sales in 2012 and a compound annual growth rate of 14.3 percent (2010–2012). This

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Glion Faculty on Managing Destinations, Seasonality and Millennials

Once again Glion Faculty joined the series of panels at the third Adria Hotel Forum, on the 11th and 12th of February 2015, at the Sheraton Hotel in Zagreb, Croatia. This conference acts as a think tank for professionals from the field of hotel industry investment in Croatia and the surrounding region. Participating in panels at the forum were Henri Kuokkanen, Drazan Raguz and Dr Lyn Glanz, from the Glion

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Opening doors in finance with key transferrable skills

Studying at Glion gave Erwan Hartmann (BBA 2013) key transferrable skills, such as service excellence and communication. Specializing in Finance, he combined all of these attributes to enter the world of private banking. He now works for Pictet, one of the leading European independent wealth and asset managers. Skills that count “Quality of service is integral to a company’s success, particularly within the finance industry,” Erwan said. While studying at

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Glion Online MBA: Combining Tradition and Innovation

More than 50 years ago, Glion Institute of Higher Education began a tradition of excellence in hospitality management education which now continues in online programs for professionals. In 1962, Glion Hotel School was just a small hotel management school. Using the traditional methods of Swiss hotel management education – hands-on learning, internships and management theory – Glion established a solid reputation for academic quality and professionalism. Over the next few

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