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Glion Institute of Higher Education

Location

Glion Campus, Glion-sur-Montreux Switzerland

Ranking

# 8QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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2Undergraduate programs

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4Postgraduate programs

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5QS stars

About Glion Institute of Higher Education

Since 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education has set the highest standards for academic quality and hospitality excellence. With campuses in Switzerland and London, Glion delivers a premium, personalized education combining practical skills with academic rigor. Our hand-picked faculty has won prestigious awards, taught in multiple institutions and worked in global industries. Our student body is incredibly diverse, with around 100 nationalities represented on campus – a perfect environment in which to develop the intercultural fluency that is so highly prized within the hospitality industry.

We offer two undergraduate programs and four career-focused Master’s degrees.

A Glion graduate combines real-world experience and operational know-how with the soft skills increasingly prized among employers. As a result, 98% of job-seeking Glion students have one or more employment offers on graduation day.

For more information visit our website, or follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About Glion Institute of Higher Education

Since 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education has set the highest standards for academic quality and hospitality excellence. With campuses in Switzerland and London, Glion delivers a premium, personalized education combining practical skills with academic rigor. Our hand-picked faculty has won prestigious awards, taught in multiple institutions and worked in global industries. Our student body is incredibly diverse, with around 100 nationalities represented on campus – a perfect environment in which to develop the intercultural fluency that is so highly prized within the hospitality industry.

We offer two undergraduate programs and four career-focused Master’s degrees.

A Glion graduate combines real-world experience and operational know-how with the soft skills increasingly prized among employers. As a result, 98% of job-seeking Glion students have one or more employment offers on graduation day.

For more information visit our website, or follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Available programs

BBA in International Hospitality Business

Our Bachelor’s degree will prepare you for a high-level career in the international hospitality and tourism industry, as well as the related service sectors. It combines the strength of Swiss rigor and hands-on learning with a modern approach to business strategy and specializations.

First year: Experiential Year

Practical Arts & Internship

In hands-on courses, learn, practice and assimilate the highest standards of hospitality service and operations under the eye of leading culinary and hospitality professionals. The 6-month internship allows you to discover the realities of the industry.

Second year: Academic Program

Hospitality Fundamentals & Hospitality Management

After putting your knowledge to the test with real-life customers and colleagues during your first internship, you will start to further build and refine your management skills.

Third year: Academic Program

Management Practice & Integrated Business Strategies

Learn how to lead a hospitality business and master the tools of the trade, working through simulated hotel development and revenue management projects with experienced faculty members.

Fourth year: Academic Program

Specialization & Business Project & On-The-Job-Experience
Develop your critical thinking, research and writing skills to produce high-quality professional work and complete and applied business project or Bachelor's Thesis.

Your choice of specialization in semester 7:

Luxury Brand Strategy

This specialization focuses on the increasingly popular luxury brand industry. It focuses on delivering exceptional personal service and the creation of unforgettable experiences. Our program covers a wide variety of areas, including hotels, cruises and spas.

International Hotel Development and Finance

Our program will help you hone skills that prepare you for employment in the ever-evolving hospitality industry where there is a demand for a new breed of manager.

International Event Management

Events happen on a daily basis and in very different shapes and forms from music and film festivals to exclusive events. There is plenty of room to grow a career and the flexibility to choose when and where you work in event management.


BBA in Luxury Business

Our Bachelor’s degree is the perfect preparation for a high-level leadership career in the international luxury industry. The curriculum features business-focused academic learning combined with exposure to operational environments, plus two professional internships, and on-the-job experience and the choice between a Bachelor's Thesis or an Applied Business Project to complete your final semester.

First year: Experiential Year

Luxury Fundamentals & Internship

The first semester delivers a multi-sensory immersion into the world of luxury, as you discover the industry's founding principles and iconic brands in the company of seasoned professionals and lecturers. It's perfect preparation for the first internship.

Second year: Academic Program

Luxury Management 

After putting your knowledge to the test with real-life customers and colleagues during your first internship, you will start to further build and refine your management skills.

Third year: Academic Program

Management Practice & Strategic Luxury Leadership

Learn how to lead and strategically direct a luxury business with management modules that focus on leadership behaviors and as key tools to control finances, manage risk, raise capital and oversee supply and distribution channels.

Fourth year: Academic Program

Luxury in the Contemporary Age & On-The-Job-Experience

Your transformative learning experience means taking your knowledge from the classroom and applying it to real-world projects, from creating a bespoke luxury event to competing in an Entrepreneurial Challenge.

Master’s in Hospitality Business Leadership

Our MSc in Hospitality Business Leadership will prepare you to lead a high-flying career in the world’s most prestigious international hospitality chains. Offered in Switzerland and London, this program will give you the skills for managing people, operations and business in hotels and hospitality companies.

Master’s in Real Estate, Finance and Hotel Development

This is the only Master’s degree in the world to give you a comprehensive and systematic understanding of real estate, capital markets and global hotel development. Ideal for those wanting to become a chartered surveyor, work for a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), fund, bank or asset management team, this program opens the door to the world of real estate finance and hospitality development. Taught exclusively in London.

Master’s in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This Master’s degree is designed specifically for aspiring or current entrepreneurs, and professionals who own a family business. Perfect also for career switchers, this program enhances entrepreneurial knowledge and strategy, covering the most cutting-edge and relevant business models and technology.

Master’s in Luxury Management and Guest Experience

This Master’s degree will position you perfectly for a career in the luxury sector. Ideal for young talents, career switchers and companies investing in their employees, the intensive courses, immersive learning and real-world internships will take your career and skillset to the next level.

University information

General

5.5+
70+
180+

Bachelor

70+
5.5+

Master

80+
6+

Glion campus
Glion campus is both our flagship and practical learning center. The campus is nestled in the hills above Montreux, offering spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. In this boutique hotel environment, you will experience the most sophisticated, cutting edge elements of hospitality and fine dining.

Facilities for students include two gourmet restaurants, Le Bellevue and Fresh, both of which offer exquisite food with breathtaking views. The campus also features 16 classrooms and study rooms, an on-site gymnasium and a student club with panoramic terrace.

Facilities

5 Student Accommodation Buildings
16 Classrooms and Study Rooms
Michelin-star gastronomic restaurant & Bistro

Bulle campus

The modern, university-style Bulle campus has the feel of a business college, set between beautiful mountains, a medieval town and a thriving city.
The historic old town of Bulle has a chateau and weekly market, while elsewhere there are modern buildings and shops, trendy bars and cafes. It’s the perfect place to relax and concentrate on your studies while having easy access to everything a student might require.

The campus features two concept restaurants plus a range of other dining options, while students can also take advantage of free memberships to fitness centers, and a racket club. The academic center incorporates 16 classrooms and study rooms, together with a well-stocked library.

Facilities

4 Student Accommodation Buildings
16 Classrooms and Study Rooms
Concept Restaurants
Self-service Restaurant

London campus

Our London campus is located in Downshire House, in the grounds of the University of Roehampton (UoR).

From campus, you are just 40 minutes by public transportation from the center of London, which allows you to experience the exciting London life while studying in a safe, peaceful environment.

Glion London offers a close-knit, friendly atmosphere, with easy access to all the facilities of the wider UoR campus, including its world-class library, restaurants, student clubs and sports venues.

Facilities

200 Glion students
6 classrooms
Restaurants & Coffee shops

Student life

Switzerland

Studying in Switzerland puts you at the heart of Europe; with capital cities, five-star attractions and many places of cultural and artistic interest all within close reach.

Some of the cities that our students regularly visit are Milan, Lyon, Annecy, Chamonix and Turin. In addition, students can join trips that are more adventurous or sports-focused, such as canyoning, paragliding, skiing, tobogganing or rafting.

Sometimes excursions are organized around events, such as the Lausanne Marathon, or to theme parks like Europa Park. Other trips include paintballing, cultural outings, vineyards, the Strasbourg Christmas Market and Swiss Discovery Tours.

London

As the only Swiss hospitality school with a London campus, we offer the opportunity to study in the city regularly ranked the world’s number one destination for international students.

What makes London so special? Too much to list here, but 250 festivals each year, plus around 70 Michelin-starred restaurants and more than 120 five-star hotels, not to mention world-class culture and sports, make this a truly epic destination for those seeking a rich social life.

Aside from London, the UK offers strikingly diverse places and cultures to explore, from the rocky shores and lakes of Scotland to the sandy beaches and resort towns of the southern coast.

You may not have time to discover it all, but a few weekend trips are enough to see some stunning scenery.

Hospitality is more than an industry. It is a state of mind. A commitment to service excellence, embellished by the personal qualities of empathy, cultural fluency, resilience and professional polish which are so highly valued within every customer facing sector.

As a Glion graduate, you will go out into the professional world having developed these qualities and, more importantly, practiced them in real-life settings. It will make you exceptionally employable – with 98% of our job-seeking students having at least one employment offer upon graduation.

And it gives you outstanding career versatility: 52% of our alumni go into tourism, hospitality and F&B (food and beverage), while 48% move into a wide spectrum of other sectors including FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), luxury goods and services, aviation, marketing, events, banking and finance.

Our bespoke career support

Our dedicated Career and Internship team will give you the resources, techniques and tools to achieve your professional objectives – from your first internship search to your dream job at graduation. We offer every student highly personalized career services, from advice on writing a CV to finding the right roles to match their skills and interests.


Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

32,800 CHF
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International Students

32,800 CHF
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Glion Institute of Higher Education is one of the top universities in Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland. It is ranked #8 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2024.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2017
    #20
  • 2018
    #5
  • 2019
    #4
  • 2020
    #3
  • 2021
    #3
  • 2022
    #4
  • 2023
    #5
  • 2024
    #8
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Glion Institute of Higher Education advanced yes 32800 14742