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Two Degrees: MBA & MSc in International Hospitality Business

The Best of Two Reputed Institutions

Glion is proud to partner with Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) to offer the Dual MBA and MSc in International Hospitality Business. By studying this degree, you will gain two degrees in just one year, from two leading institutions.

This unique program combines an intensive practical curriculum with a focus on contemporary management challenges, preparing you to become lead the hospitality industry. You will gain a global view of business and strategies, ready to take hospitality into the future.

Next intake: September 2018

First-class scholarship for 2018

To celebrate the launch of the program, we are offering an exclusive 40% reduction on tuition fees (offer ends on May 31). If you apply after May, there is a 20% scholarship available. To find out more, please fill out the form below.

Key facts: Dual MBA and MSc in International Hospitality Business

Duration: One academic year on campus, plus one year of full-time employment or internship
Intake: Only one per year in September
Location: Courses delivered by GEM and Glion faculty on Glion Swiss campuses

Benefits of Dual MBA & MSc

Earn your MBA Degree from a Triple-Accredited Institution

Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) MBA ranked among top 5 in France by The Economist (Oct 2017) and the Financial Times (Jan 2017). GEM ranked 21st in the Financial Times European Business Schools.

Intensive Academic Curriculum
You will study full-time and be immersed in the hospitality industry, learning from GEM and Glion faculty members who are experts in their respective fields.

International Exposure and Network
On campus you will live and study among students of nearly 100 different nationalities. Conferences and company visits also bring hospitality leaders and recruiters to the campus to maximize your career planning and networking resources.

Balanced Skills and Knowledge
This dual -degree program strengthens both “hard” and “soft” management skills. Plus, you can tailor your education to your professional goals with a wide selection of elective courses.

Accelerated Career Development
Through dedicated workshops, you will learn strategies and methods to advance your career using the latest technology. Additionally, you will complete an extensive management project of a high professional standard to bolster your CV and portfolio.

What you will study on the program

Year 1

Courses delivered by GEM faculty on Glion Swiss campuses:

  • Leadership
  • Intercultural Management
  • International Negotiations
  • Financial Accounting & Auditing
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Global Business & Macroeconomics
  • Ethics, Sustainability & Corporate
  • Social Responsibility
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Management
  • Operations Management
  • International Human Resources Management
  • Introduction to Law & Corporate Governance
  • Contract Law
  • Organizations & Change Management
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Digital Transformation
  • Geopolitics

Hospitality Management courses delivered by Glion faculty:

  • Advanced Hospitality Operations ∙ Revenue Management and Distribution Strategies
  • Hotel Demand Management
  • Hotel Asset Management and Concept Creation

Elective courses

  • Hotel and Resort Development Planning
  • Luxury Brand Management in Hospitality
Year 2
  • One year of full-time employment or internship

Final Management Project and Hospitality Capstone Project:

  • Conducted under the supervision of a tutor, this is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. You are encouraged to choose a subject related to your future career.

Applied business projects

The Final Management Project and Hospitality Capstone Project

These projects give you the chance to address real, current business issues in major hospitality companies. In the past, Applied Business Projects (ABPs) have been conducted with Kempinski, Nestlé Professional, Mövenpick, and InterContinental. Faculty members and managers collaborate to establish the aims and objectives for each project. You conduct a qualitative and/or quantitative investigation of the given problem, then offer insights and practical suggestions in a management report which you present to the industry partner’s decision makers.
Finally, you reflect on your contribution in an individual project based on learning theories. You, the school, and the company all benefit.

Examples of Applied Business Projects with Kempinski

In an ABP with Kempinski, a long-term partner of Glion, MBA students examined how to better motivate and retain employees within the Generation Y demographic, who comprise a majority of Kempinski’s front-line workforce but have tended to be more transient than employees of other generations. MBA students conducted focus-group interviews and data analysis of Gen Y employees in Europe, China, Thailand, and the Middle East. Employees said they could benefit from a career-planning program that would help them grow within the career hierarchy, as well as cross-training programs that would broaden their skill set.

This study has led to further ABP projects with Kempinski, including the building of in-house training for Gen Y employees and a proposal for a social media recruitment strategy to be applied within the company.