Glion Institute of Higher Education

Switzerland – London – Online


Glion Institute of Higher Education is one of the world’s finest Swiss hospitality management schools.   

Founded in 1962, it has been at the forefront of Swiss hospitality business degrees for decades. Its hospitality and event, sport and entertainment management degrees offer ambitious individuals the chance to build brilliant careers.

Glion’s business-oriented degrees are studied at three unique campuses or online:

Glion Campus The Terrasse

Glion, Switzerland

Chateau-style campus above Montreux, Switzerland

Bulle, Switzerland

State-of-the art modern campus in Bulle, Switzerland
Glion London 5811

London, UK

London campus in the historic Whitelands College
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Online programs and modules offered for MBA and MS in Hospitality & Finance

 Glion’s multi-campus programs allow bachelor and postgraduate students to experience all three campuses.

85 %
of graduates have a job or job offer on graduation day (2014)
79 %
Alumni in management positions or above
Average number of students
Average number of nationalities
Number of alumni
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
Academic Prog Glion
Academic Prog Glion


Glion’s educational model of academic and experiential learning through internships and applied business studies will help students develop solid leadership capabilities.


swiss-flag uk Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management (3.5 years)

swiss-flag uk Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Hospitality (3.5 years)
Specializations in: Sustainable Development in Tourism, Finance and Revenue Management, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, Event Management, Environmental Management.

swiss-flag uk BBA in Event, Sport and Entertainment Management (3.5 years)

swiss-flag uk BA in International Event Management

swiss-flag uk BA in International Sport Management

swiss-flag uk BA in Event, Sport and Entertainment Marketing and Communication Management


swiss-flag uk Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration (1.5 years)

swiss-flag uk Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Hospitality Administration (2 years)

swiss-flag Postgraduate Diploma in Event, Sport and Entertainment Administration Management (1.5 years)

swiss-flag Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Event, Sport and Entertainment Administration Management (2 years)


swiss-flag MSc in International Hospitality Finance (1 year, six months online, six months on campus)

swiss-flag MBA in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management with Leadership or Marketing (1 year)

256x256-black-white-android-globe-earth Online MBA in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management (2.5 years, completely online)

Mario Azevedo

“I still keep in touch with most of my friends from Glion, and I have already hosted Glion events in my hotel in Lisbon, which received the Entrepreneurial Award last year. I am a regular participant and member of the Glion Industry Panel, and attend meetings every year in Switzerland to advise and give my view on course contents and future projects.”

Mario Azevedo | CEO CS Hotels, Golf & Resorts SA Portugal
Sophie Navarro

“The reason I chose Glion was because of its exceptional reputation, the quality of the teaching and because the skills I knew I was going to learn would support me to become a successful hotelier. Having the opportunity from Glion to work anywhere in the world is absolutely exceptional. You don’t get that very often.”

Sophie Navarro | Team Leader for Business Development, Intercontinental Hotel Group
Igor Gambachidze

“Glion is the only school to provide you with a real and true multicultural environment. The Glion education made me flexible, able to easily navigate with different cultures, as well as providing me with the right knowledge I needed for my current position.”

Igor Gambachidze | Trainee, Finance Futura Management Training Program, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
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Glion Bulle  3521


Glion, Switzerland
  • Glion offers you a beautiful learning environment above the lakeside resort of Montreux, with views over the French Alps and Lake Geneva
  • You can take part in plenty of sports activities both on campus and off, which includes our gym and local activities like tennis, sailing and skiing
  • Students are just as likely to organize outings to Milan and Paris, as they are to Montreux
  • Academic study is combined with experiential learning. Your coursework and internship experiences will help you develop hard and soft skills to help you excel in your career
Bulle, Switzerland
  • Bulle is a modern campus set in the heart of the Gruyère region
  • Postgraduate students enjoy the campus for one semester and undergraduate students come to this campus for the last two years of their programs
  • You are around the corner from Moléson ski resort and Gstaad is just 45 minutes away
  • You are located near the historic city of Gruyère, home to the world-famous cheese
  • The lively university town Fribourg and Switzerland’s capital Bern are just 30 minutes away
London, UK
  • Glion London is set in one of England’s oldest university buildings, Whitelands College, London, which is also where the University of Roehampton campus is, which provides a vibrant and diverse student experience
  • The college has an extensive library, with 24-hour access during peak academic times
  • You can enjoy all the benefits of being on a British University with access to over 60 societies and sports clubs, fitness club and extensive sports facilities
  • The campus is close to London’s city centre, which is the hospitality, events and financial capital of Europe


Glion Switzerland Campus

Bulle Campus

London Campus

Glion Online


Glion has close links with industry to ensure its curricula are relevant and its job placement rate is high

Number of company recruitment visits per semester

+ 100
Top companies recruit on campus each semester
Victor Yuan

“As a successful entrepreneur, I can spot those who have the qualities and skills to become future leaders.  I was impressed by the caliber of the students at Glion, the emerging talent that is nurtured and developed by the faculty and the relevant training and excellent education that students receive.”

Victor Yuan | Chairman, founder and president | Horizon Research Consultancy Group
Matthew Ruck

“We have seen great project work undertaken by a number of Glion graduates, all having a direct impact on driving our business forward.”

Matthew Ruck | Director of Talent Acquisition and Career Development Europe | Marriott International
Andrew Nelson

“Glion students have developed their soft skills to an excellent standard for people of their age. They tend to be better prepared than students from other schools when it comes to securing a position on a graduate entry program.”

Andrew Nelson | Graduate Program Manager | Europe, InterContinental Hotel Group

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