Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management

Glion Institute of Higher Education
Högskola / Universitet
Startdatum: Löpande - Schweiz

Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management Degrees for a Fast-growing Industry

Glion’s hospitality management degrees offer a global experience and business expertise to turn your ambition into real-life career opportunities. 

In this 3.5 year program, you can study in Switzerland or London, or both, for exposure to two renowned hubs of business and tourism. Our unique educational model will let you learn from experience and develop your leadership skills through internships and applied business studies. 

The six specialization tracks are designed to sharpen your business expertise for diverse career paths in the global hospitality, tourism and service industries.

Program Key Facts

  • Duration: 3.5 years (7 semesters)
  • Internships: 2 semesters
  • Intakes: January/July (CH) and February/September (UK) and October (CH)
  • Total Credits: 126
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Degrees & Specializations:
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality ManagementBachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management with

  • Sustainable Development in Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Event Management  

Campus Options

Multicampus Program
It’s the best of both worlds. Start in Switzerland, the leader of hotel management education, then head to London to study business in Europe’s capital of finance and tourism. Finish up on the Swiss Bulle campus for the six specialization options.

Enjoy two campuses in the heart of Europe and the home of hospitality. Glion campus offers a scenic hotel school setting above Lake Geneva, while Bulle campus has a business atmosphere in a university town.

London, UK
Study in London, one of world’s busiest hubs of business and tourism, and enjoy the safety and convenience of student life on the grounds of the University of Roehampton. Located only 40 minutes from London city, Glion London campus offers a unique, cosmopolitan experience.*

* At this time, this full degree option at the London Campus is open to EU, EEA, Swiss or British Overseas Territory nationals. 

Semester Overview for Bachelor Degrees in Hospitality Management

This is a general overview of the hospitality courses and business concepts addressed in each semester of the bachelor degree in hospitality management program. Courses are subject to change, for the most up-to-date courses and general education options, see the Academic Programs.

SEMESTERS 1 & 2 – Operations & Craft-Based Learning

  • Craft-based learning in Service & Kitchen*
  • Intro to Food & Beverage
  • Rooms Division
  • Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • Craft-based learning in Food & Beverage OR Rooms Division (Switzerland)
  • Food & Beverage Administration
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Basic Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Travel & Tourism
  • General Education and Electives
    * Craft Based Learning courses (1&2) are completed at the Glion campus in Switzerland. The term 'Craft-based learning' defines the courses where students practice hands-on learning in the restaurants and rooms division.

SEMESTER 3 – Internship

The first internship semester is designed to let you practice the techniques you’ve learned on campus and explore your personal strengths in a real work environment.

SEMESTER 4 - Management

  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Managing Rooms Revenue
  • Management Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • General Education and Electives

SEMESTER 5 – Internship

The second internship semester aims at developing your project management and administrative skills, it also helps you to choose a specialization.

SEMESTERS 6 & 7 – Business Administration

The final year of the bachelor degree focuses exclusively on higher-level management and business administration courses. Currently the London campus offers only one specialization: the BBA in Hospitality Management while the Bulle campus in Switzerland offers the BBA in Hospitality Management and the Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management with specializations in Sustainable Development in Tourism, Human Resources, Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management, Sales and Marketing or Event Management. 

Degree Specializations

Students enrolled on this program will follow the common courses plus the specialization courses of the pathway they choose.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management 
This degree opens the doors to a wide range of career opportunities. It is the best choice for those students who have career aspirations as executives in large companies or step into the entrepreneurial world.

Bachelor in Hospitality Management with Sustainable Development in Tourism 
Countries and regions increasingly depend on tourism as a substantial element of their economy. This degree prepares students for employment in managerial jobs where they will play key roles in planning, developing and promoting tourism.

Bachelor in Hospitality and Human Resources 
Service industries are “people” businesses. Our graduates are prepared within the broad field of hospitality and specialized in human resource management and development to present companies with a desirable set of skills.

Bachelor in Hospitality Management with Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management 
Financial institutions, hospitality organizations and accounting firms recruit our graduates for their broad based hospitality backgrounds coupled with high levels of financial insight.

Bachelor in Hospitality Management with Sales and Marketing 
Marketing is a core business competency which assists in the development and implementation of corporate strategies. Students choosing this specialization will bring innovation and contemporary marketing ideas to their first employers.

Bachelor in Hospitality Management with Event Management 
Event management and organization is one of the fastest growing segments of the Hospitality Industry. In this program, students will develop skills in event planning and logistics within the broader context of business and management competencies.

To have further details on the courses of this programs, please click on Academic Programs.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides full details on all curricula with course credits, full course description as well as the grading system, academic calendar with exact entry dates, and other important academic information.

Please click on the link to download the Academic Catalog

Admissions Requirements

Please click on the link to have access to the Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Please click on the links below to have access to the tuition and fees of the hospitality programs as well as to see the terms and conditions :

  • Tuition Fees for 2014.1 Intake
  • Tuition Fees for 2014.2 Intake

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