Bachelor’s in International Hospitality Business

Location: Switzerland, London

Internships: 2

Specializations: 3

Duration: 3.5 years

Partial Remote Learning Option Available

NEXT INTAKE: OCTOBER

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More than a degree, a career-maker

A Bachelor’s degree from Glion will transform you, inspire you and set you on the pathway to a leadership career.

Applied business study

Learn from the experts

Gain professional experience

Acquire real-world skills

Semester 1
HOSPITALITY EXCELLENCE PRACTICAL ARTS
Switzerland, Remote Learning option available
Semester 2
PROFESSIONAL IMMERSION
Internship
Semester 3
HOSPITALITY FUNDAMENTALS
Switzerland, London or Marbella*
Semester 4
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Switzerland, London or Marbella* or Shanghai*
Semester 5
MANAGEMENT
PRACTICE
Internship
Semester 6
INTEGRATED BUSINESS STRATEGIES
Switzerland or London
Semester 7
SPECIALIZATION AND BUSINESS PROJECT
Switzerland or London
BBA
3-5 YEAR PROGRAM
*Opportunity to study this semester on international exchange at another Sommet Education campus

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).

7.7
average Internship offers per student
250
recruitment visits per year

Your professional internships take place in semesters two and five. They play a crucial role in your Bachelor 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 into professional disciplines that each offer outstanding career potential.

You can choose one of three specializations:

Luxury Brand Management in Hospitality

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.

École Ducasse MasterClass

During this semester, you will experience a two-week MasterClass – exclusive to the Glion BBA – in Paris with our sister institution, École Ducasse.

You’ll be immersed in France’s world-renowned gastronomic heritage, with specialist culinary teaching supplemented by lunches at signature Ducasse restaurants and visits to 5* Parisian hotels.

Next intakes
October 2020
March 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 program start. If your English level does not meet the levels indicated above, Glion offers an Intensive Hospitality English Language Program (IHELP). Please contact us for more information.

This is an example of the fee structure you can expect for your first year of study at Glion. For a full breakdown please download a course brochure.

 

Switzerland – 2020

 

Academic expenses
CHF
Application fee
275
Tuition fees
155 100
Learning resources
3 000
Practical arts courses apparel
1 200
Business field trip in semester 7
1 500
Insurance
5 950
Administrative fees
1 450
Total academic compulsory expenses
168 475
Living expenses
CHF
Food and Beverage prepaid S1+S3+S4
11 500
Double superior room S1+S3+S4
17 550
Total living compulsory expenses
29 050

Program Structure

Course overview
Semester 1
HOSPITALITY EXCELLENCE PRACTICAL ARTS
Switzerland, Remote Learning option available
Semester 2
PROFESSIONAL IMMERSION
Internship
Semester 3
HOSPITALITY FUNDAMENTALS
Switzerland, London or Marbella*
Semester 4
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Switzerland, London or Marbella* or Shanghai*
Semester 5
MANAGEMENT
PRACTICE
Internship
Semester 6
INTEGRATED BUSINESS STRATEGIES
Switzerland or London
Semester 7
SPECIALIZATION AND BUSINESS PROJECT
Switzerland or London
BBA
3-5 YEAR PROGRAM
*Opportunity to study this semester on international exchange at another Sommet Education campus
ACADEMIC CONTENT

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).

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS
7.7
average Internship offers per student
250
recruitment visits per year

Your professional internships take place in semesters two and five. They play a crucial role in your Bachelor 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.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Your final semester specialization allows you to focus your knowledge and expertise into professional disciplines that each offer outstanding career potential.

You can choose one of three specializations:

Luxury Brand Management in Hospitality

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.

 

PRACTICAL ARTS

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.

École Ducasse MasterClass

During this semester, you will experience a two-week MasterClass – exclusive to the Glion BBA – in Paris with our sister institution, École Ducasse.

You’ll be immersed in France’s world-renowned gastronomic heritage, with specialist culinary teaching supplemented by lunches at signature Ducasse restaurants and visits to 5* Parisian hotels.

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Next intakes
October 2020
March 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 program start. If your English level does not meet the levels indicated above, Glion offers an Intensive Hospitality English Language Program (IHELP). Please contact us for more information.

FEES

This is an example of the fee structure you can expect for your first year of study at Glion. For a full breakdown please download a course brochure.

 

Switzerland – 2020

 

Academic expenses
CHF
Application fee
275
Tuition fees
155 100
Learning resources
3 000
Practical arts courses apparel
1 200
Business field trip in semester 7
1 500
Insurance
5 950
Administrative fees
1 450
Total academic compulsory expenses
168 475
Living expenses
CHF
Food and Beverage prepaid S1+S3+S4
11 500
Double superior room S1+S3+S4
17 550
Total living compulsory expenses
29 050

Blended Learning Option

In these times of rapid and unprecedented change, our one aim is to ensure that you can experience a world-class Bachelor 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.

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job-seeking students have one or more employment opportunities on graduation day

7.7

internship offers per student

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