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‘More Than a Degree, It’s a Career-maker’: Glion, an Institute of Higher Education, Develops Professionals for Global Careers in the World’s Premier Hospitality and Luxury Businesses


“Glion was ranked world number one in employer reputation by QS World University Rankings 2018”

The tourism and hospitality industry stands out among other industries. Due to globalization, the tourism and hospitality industry is moving at a terrific pace. There are a wide range of options which makes it easy to choose the one that is best suited to you and your interests. Since the industry is moving at such a fast pace, you don’t have to wait too long to find the ideal job. You can work in a hotel, a resort, an inn, or even at a spa; .all you need to be is a graduate or to have attended an industry-related course.

In view of the above-mentioned scenario, we’re thrilled to present Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE), informally known as Glion.

Glion is a hospitality management school situated in Glion sur Montreux, Switzerland.

Based on the site of the former Grand Hôtel Bellevue, Glion was established in autumn 1962 as the Institut International de Glion. It was founded by Swiss professors Walter Hunziker and Frédéric Tissot, and offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as summer programs and English language courses.

Glion has three campuses: the original Glion campus in Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland, a second in Bulle, Switzerland, and a third at the University of Roehampton in London, United Kingdom.

Globally, it was ranked 5th in the world for Hospitality Management, 1st for Employer Reputation in Hospitality Management, and 3rd in Switzerland for Hospitality Management in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

The institution is owned by Eurazeo, a multinational private equity firm based in Paris, France and is operated by hospitality education group Sommet Education.

Glion: Educational Philosophy

 The educational aims are:

  • To provide both; a hospitality based and intellectually challenging program which will enable students to gain competencies, knowledge and experience that will prepare them for a successful career in the international hospitality business.
  • To support vocational and academic development with specific reference to the subject of hospitality business through a range of courses, modules and specialization electives.
  • To promote an ethos of learning how to learn through self-development, self-management and reflective self-assessment throughout the curriculum in order to foster greater awareness and confidence to engage in management practice.

In GIHE’s teaching and learning philosophy the faculty will:

  • Continue to develop and use good teaching methods to enable the students to attain learning outcomes through a deep approach to learning.
  • Combine academic research in education with professional practice, in order to guide Glion’s individual and collective approach to teaching and learning.
  • Study the effectiveness of Glion’s developments in teaching and learning, and consider the equality, diversity and inclusivity impacts of the curriculum design, delivery and assessment.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of Glion’s teaching and learning, adjust the teaching methods based on the evidence collected, and seek to continuously enhance and add value to the students’ education.

Glion: Standing Out from the Competition

  • Academic Innovation: Glion’s personalized programs integrate the latest technology and interactive learning tools, for which it won the award for ‘Best Innovation in an Educational Program 2016’ at the 2016 Worldwide Hospitality Awards in Paris.
  • Industry: You will also expand your knowledge of industry trends, build your network, and prepare for your career by attending many alumni events, conferences, and company visits. Thus, students have the opportunity to interact with leaders in hospitality, as well as in luxury products, travel and banking.
  • Engaging Student Life: Glion’s Student Government Association, and the related student clubs, sports and ambassador programs, will give you many opportunities to further develop your leadership and teamwork skills, as well as foster a healthy lifestyle.
  • Premium Locations: From the stunning Skyline lounge and Bellevue Restaurant in Glion, to the state of the art Academic Center in Bulle or Downshire House in London, “we’re continually improving our facilities to provide the best possible learning and living environment for our students.

By choosing Glion, you are choosing an education that sets foundations for life and provides the springboard for a successful career. You are choosing to join an academic community that will listen and respond to your needs, and a network of students and alumni that spans the globe. You are choosing to be part of the next generation of leaders.

Glion: All Programs Overview

  • Bachelor’s in International Hospitality Business
  • MSc Master in International Hospitality Business
  • Master’s in Finance, Real Estate and Hotel Development
  • Master’s in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Master’s in Luxury Management and Guest Experience
  • Dual MBA and MSc in International Hospitality Business
  • Summer Programin Switzerland and London

Among these, Glion also offers English language courses.

Glion: Alumni

Glion Institute of Higher Education has over 14,000 alumni. The Alumni Association of Glion, or Association des Anciens de Glion (AAG), is the official networking community for Glion graduates. Glion Alumni are present in over 100 different countries and are involved in a broad range of industries, from luxury hospitality to private banking. The AAG hosts a series of events worldwide, offering career support and leadership advice to its members.

Georgette Davey: Glion, MD Switzerland/UK

Georgette Daveywas appointed Managing Director of Glion campuses Switzerland and the United Kingdom in August 2017. She has had vast experience of both hospitality and academia, including spending considerable time working at both Les Roches and Glion campuses.

“Our vision is to be known worldwide for excellence as a higher education institution for hospitality and luxury business management.”