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Start a high-flying global career with our Master’s in Hospitality

Our MSc in International Hospitality Business 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. The higher-level management courses in hospitality include finance, marketing, human resources, and revenue management, taught by our industry-experienced faculty members who bring their expertise and best-practice examples to the classroom. The program ends with an internship, providing you with hands-on experience and a chance to practice your new skills in a real work environment.

If you lack a foundation of hotel management skills, you can complete a four-week Hospitality Immersion Program* on the Glion campus in Switzerland.

* The Hospitality Immersion Program is four weeks long, optional, and provided at additional cost. Delivered before the start of the other master’s courses, it contains Practical Arts courses in kitchen, restaurant, pastry, oenology, hospitality economics, and hospitality accounting.

Next intake: September 2018

Is this Master’s 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.

Key facts: Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Business

Duration: two academic semesters, plus one internship
Intakes: February and September
Location: in Switzerland on the Glion and Bulle campuses, London campus (September intake)
Applied Learning: four weeks, optional, completed on the Glion campus in Switzerland

All of our Glion programs are taught in English. If your level of English language does not meet our admissions requirement, we offer an Intensive Hospitality English Language Program (IHELP), which you can complete before you start your chosen course.

What will you gain from the Master’s in Hospitality?

Five-Star Hospitality Management Training
If you lack a background or experience in hospitality, the Hospitality Immersion Program can teach you the professional standards of hospitality service and how to supervise operations with leading culinary and hospitality professionals. Our four-week optional program covers kitchen, restaurant, pastry, oenology, hospitality economics, and hospitality accounting.

Business Management Skills
In the classroom, you will learn to manage every department and function in a hospitality business and master the tools of the trade in simulated hotel development and revenue management projects with the guidance of experienced faculty members who share their insights and tips from the industry.

Real World Experience
On field trips, you will put your knowledge to the test in real international hospitality businesses. For each project, you will conduct research and analyze data, prepare a presentation, and receive feedback from industry leaders.

Project Management and Specialization
For the Capstone Project, you will work on developing your critical thinking, research and writing skills to produce high-quality professional work and complete a project that you can proudly share in your portfolio and CV.

What will you study on this Master’s degree in hospitality?

Semester 1

  • Hospitality Immersion Program
  • Advanced hospitality operations
  • International hospitality and service marketing
  • Managerial accounting and financial analysis
  • Revenue management and digital distribution strategy
  • Leadership and intercultural management

Semester 2

  • Hospitality business strategies
  • International HR management
  • Hospitality corporate finance
  • Business research and project management methods
  • Business field trip to Paris
  • Capstone Project


Luxury Brand Management in Hospitality
This specialization focuses on delivering exceptional personal service and creating unforgettable experiences and covers a wide variety of areas, from hotels, cruises and spas.


International Hotel Development and Finance
Our program will help you hone skills that prepare you for employment in an ever-evolving hospitality industry where there is a demand for a new breed of manager.


+ Internship