Glion Institute of Higher Education


Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion Institute of Higher Education
In 2017, we are proud to celebrate 55 years of excellence at Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE). Since 1962, Glion has set high standards for academic quality as a Swiss hotel school earning an excellent reputation among hospitality managers worldwide. Based on the votes of industry professionals, it received the award for "Best Hospitality Management School in the World" at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards (WHA) in Paris in 2015, and it received the award for "Best Innovation in an Academic Program" in 2016.

From its legacy as a Swiss hotel school, Glion has evolved to become the international institute of higher education - with campuses in Switzerland and London, UK - delivering premium, personalized education and preparing graduates to meet complex challenges in the fast-growing fields of hospitality, hotels, tourism, sport and events, and the luxury industry.

Our institute is represented worldwide by the Glion Alumni Association that includes more than 13,000 alumni in over 150 countries. These highly respected industry professionals have forged Glion's reputation for excellence as an international hospitality business school offering event management and hospitality degrees which nurture leadership skills.

The Master of Science in International Hotel Management will prepare you to lead a high-flying career in the world's most prestigious international hospitality chains. It focuses on developing skills for managing people, operations and business in hotels and hospitality companies. To create a foundation of hotel management skills, you will complete a 10-week applied learning course on the Glion campus in Switzerland.  From there, you will advance to higher-level courses in hospitality management including finance, marketing, human resources, and revenue management.  The program ends with an internship for hands-on experience that gives students a chance to practice their new skills in a real-world work environment.

Is this Master Degree right for you?

This program is designed for recent graduates or career changers who hold a bachelor’s degree—preferably in hospitality, tourism or event management, business, or an equivalent qualification—and limited or no work experience.

Programme Info

Subjects of Masters Study:
International Hospitality Business with 3 specializations in Luxury, Finance or Hospitality Development
Courses held in: English
Length of Courses: 12 months
Starting Dates: February and September
Application Deadlines:
International Exchanges: no
Internships: Internship is optional


Student Body

Average Class Size: 30 students
Percentage of International Students: 58% Europe, 6% America, 30% Asia and 6% Africa and Middle-East
Number of Incoming exchange students: no exchange students



Age: minimum 21 years old
University degree: yes
Prior educational background: Bachelor degree essential
Tests required and level: TOEFL or IELTS
Specific Languages tests:
IELTS (overall 6 and minimum 6/0 in every sub-component-only test accepted that have been taken/issued in approved IELTS testing center), TOEFL IBT (83), TOEFL (585); Cambridge First Certification Exam (FCE: Grade B – statement of results with individual profile are requested), Cambridge Advanced (CAE: any grade)
Languages fluency: essential
References: yes
Years of work experience: no work experience is required



Application fee: CHF 250
Tuition fees (the currency is given according to the country where the school is based):
CHF56,400 for Switzerland or GBP26,600 for United Kingdom
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance: CHF11,600 for Switzerland or GBP8,000 for United Kingdom


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