By Ashford Fernandez
Glion Institute of Higher Education outlines the courses it has on offer to help train the hoteliers of the future
To make a real career change and be successful, you need three things: the skills to get the job done, the confidence to convince employers, and a minimum level of experience to reach the right level of job. That is why Glion Institution of Higher Education offers accredited graduate degrees designed to fit student profiles and bridge professional skill-gaps with flexible study options. So whether you are looking to change your career path, or rise to upper management, Glion has a degree to meet your career objectives for the hospitality, tourism or service industries.
The proof is in the employability; on average, 98 percent of Glion graduates from the postgraduate and master’s programs have a job or multiple job offers. The programs offer diverse courses and specializations, from hotel management and operations, to strategic management, marketing, finance and leadership. The presence of nearly 90 nationalities on campus ensures a truly multicultural university community, perfect for developing intercultural skills for today’s global job market.
Moreover, Glion Institute of Higher Education is ranked among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for an international career (TNS, 2010) and this ranking by hiring managers gives Glion degree-holders a stamp of excellence that is recognized around the world.
Master & MBA Degrees
MBA Hospitality & Service Industries Management: This uniquely flexible MBA will sharpen your strategic management skills for access to upper-management positions within the hospitality, tourism and service industries. The MBA offers study options – full-time MBA, hybrid MBA and online MBA - to adapt the program to your background, experience, and professional or financial situation.
Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance: This one-year hybrid master’s degree focuses on finance and entrepreneurship for the hospitality industry. As a hybrid program, this degree is delivered during one semester on campus and the remainder is done online. Its unique curriculum will develop your finance and revenue management skills for career versatility in hospitality and service organizations alike.
As graduate programs designed for career-changers, the postgraduate diplomas at GIHE will give you:
- A global overview of the hospitality and service industries and the choice to specialize in career paths that you want to pursue after graduation
- Confidence in your abilities backed by a recognized qualification that bears weight in the industry
- Guided experience in managing and supervising operations
- Mandatory 6 months or more of internship experience with a top international company
Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration: To start a new career or a new business in hospitality, this diploma teaches the fundamentals of hospitality operations and management. It comprises 2 semesters of interactive courses in hotel and restaurant operations, supervisory practice, and an internship in the hospitality industry.
Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management: By adding one semester to the postgraduate diploma (above), this higher diploma gives students the choice to specialize in Human Resources Management, Financial Management, or Marketing Management. The multicampus program option includes one semester at Glion London.
Postgraduate Diploma in Event, Sport and Entertainment Administration: For career-changers who want to start a new career in the global event, sport and leisure industries, this program teaches the fundamentals of operations and business competencies. It includes 2 semesters of event and industry-related business courses, including hands-on event planning experiences, plus one professional internship.
Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Event, Sport and Entertainment Management: By adding one semester of courses to the postgraduate diploma in ESE (above), this higher diploma gives students the choice to specialize in Event, Sport and Entertainment, Financial Management or Marketing Management.
Online Graduate Degrees & Certificates
Online MBA in Hospitality: For experienced managers, the Online MBA in Hospitality and Service Industries Management will develop the skills you need to accelerate your career or start a new leadership role in the world of hospitality and tourism. The online MBA program allows you the flexibility to study without leaving your work or personal life behind. It takes approximately 2.5 years and aims to develop strategic management skills in research, data analysis, and decision-making while allowing you to target core competencies in the specializations of Marketing, Leadership and Finance. You can also choose a residency for an accelerated module of face-to-face learning and collaboration with the faculty, classmates and industry partners at the Glion London campus and other international locations.
Executive Certificates & Residencies: As a targeted program for busy working professionals, these certificates will allow you to develop strategic skills and obtain a recognized qualification in Finance, Leadership or Marketing. The convenient modules and online classroom will fit around your professional and personal life as each executive certificate takes only 24 weeks to complete, 100 percent online. Plus, the residencies provide a fast track option which will allow you to complete one, 4-day residency in Dubai or London, followed by 4 weeks of online study. The credits gained through the certificates are also transferrable to the Online MBA.
Postgraduate Certificate in International Hospitality and Services Administration (18 Credits from the Online MBA curriculum)
Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality and Services Management (30 Credits from the Online MBA curriculum)