Category Alumni Stories

Is MBA worth it? – The value of an MBA in Hospitality

Interview with Giuseppe Napoli, General Manager of F&B at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester. In today’s global economy, where opportunities can come and go very quickly, is an MBA worth it?  It is, according to Giuseppe Napoli, who interviewed at the five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester, and the Glion MBA in Hospitality on his CV made a difference. In fact, over the past 2.5 years of his MBA studies, Giuseppe

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Tips for starting an event management agency

Interview with Alumna Zeenia Percy Master ’08 founder of Xenia Hospitality Solutions LLP Zeenia Percy Master comes from a business family, but she still had a lot to learn when she started her own event management agency and discovered some of the “untold horrors” of the business. After graduating from Glion in 2008,  Zeenia got into the entertainment industry in a round-about way and ended up launching her company, Xenia Hospitality Solutions LLP

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Five Must-Have Qualities for Hospitality Leaders – Q&A on MBA in Hospitality

Jacqueline Volkart already had an illustrious career in hospitality when she decided to enter Glion’s MBA in Hospitality and Service Industries Management program online, in 2010. Born in Switzerland, Jacqueline received her B.S. in International Hospitality Management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in 1986. She has since held managerial positions at eight major hotels in three countries. After working for three years as general manager (GM) of The Ritz-Carlton, San

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Alumna’s Sweet Success – Pastries, Passion & Entrepreneurship

Ever since she was a little girl, Glion Alumna Blanca Bertely ’06 believed that delicious food was the fastest way to make someone feel at home. Her love of welcoming and pleasing others inspired her to get a Bachelor in Hospitality Management at Glion, where her interest for fine dining blossomed into a true passion for culinary arts. She made the leap from passionate foody to entrepreneurship by co-founding her own bakery – Mi

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Glion supports sustainable tourism with Sumba Hospitality Foundation

After many years spent away from the hospitality industry, Glion alumna Inge de Lathauwer ’89 was working with charities when she learned about the catastrophic impact of poorly planned tourism development in some parts of the world. She decided to create a non-profit hospitality organization that would model the right way to develop tourism, and she created Sumba Hospitality Foundation (SHF). In 2015, Glion formed a partnership with the foundation

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