Accredited Online MBA in International Hospitality Management

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Glion Institute of Higher Education, Online MBA & Hospitality Postgraduate Programs:
Established in 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education, a private university in Montreaux, Switzerland, is a global leader in online international hospitality education. Glion has been ranked among the Top 3 Hospitality Management Schools in the world.

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We provide an accredited online MBA in International Hospitality & Service Industries Management degree program which is available to students and working professionals around the world. The language of instruction is English and the program is taught entirely through distance learning via the internet.

In addition, we provide two specialist Postgraduate Programs; an online Postgraduate Certificate in International Hospitality & Services Administration program, and an online Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality & Services Management. We provide two start dates in 2014.

Accreditation & Prestigious Industry Ranking:

Photo of Accredited Online MBA in International Hospitality ManagementGlion Institute of Higher Education is accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). Glion is one of only three schools in Switzerland to hold this University level accreditation.

NEASC is the oldest regional accrediting association in the United States. NEASC serves more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six New England states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island as well as 138 American / International schools worldwide. 

Its stated mission is the establishment and maintenance of high standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level.

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits. The Commission is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Glion Institute of Higher Education is ranked among the top 3 hospitality management schools in the world for an international career. This industry research was conducted by one of the most respected market research firms in the industry, Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS).

The goal of the ranking survey was to benchmark academic programs and career prospects for students in international hospitality education universities.

Online MBA in International Hospitality & Service Industries Management:

Image of Accredited Online MBA in International Hospitality ManagementThe Glion online MBA offers students a management curriculum that balances hospitality and tourism applied knowledge with a core of management and leadership theory.

It is designed to equip working professionals with the expertise to lead and motivate individuals, teams and organizations within a diverse and multicultural global business environment.

Online MBA Specializations:
- General Management for Service Industries
- Marketing and Innovation
- Asset and Revenue Management
- ‘Self Designed’ option which allows you to select any three courses from the other specializations


The program comprises seven core courses and three elective courses which differ depending on your specialization. Each course is eight weeks in length.

You will complete your degree with a dissertation or Applied Research Project for a total of 36 credit points.

Specialist International Hospitality Graduate Programs:

These graduate programs are available 100% online for students who want to continue their education in hospitality management, but who do not have the time or disposition for the full MBA program or Applied Research project.

- Postgraduate Certificate in International Hospitality & Services Administration:
During this program, you complete two core courses from the MBA curriculum and choose an additional four from all other modules available.

- Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality & Services Management:
In this program, you will complete six of the seven core courses from the online MBA program.

You will then have the option to tailor the program to meet your own career goals and business needs by selecting any six of the online MBA specialization courses.

Student Testimonials:

Photos of Glion Institute of Higher Education, Online MBA & Hospitality Postgraduate Programs"With Glion, you get the whole package – knowledge, recognition and a fully accredited degree that is recognized by the industry.

Having the knowledge, education and background combined with the right network is what brings someone to the next level in their career."
- Andrew, General Manager, Howard Johnson Business Club Hotel Shanghai, China

“The online MBA from Glion is a perfect match for busy hospitality professionals anywhere in the world who still have the energy, passion and ambition to grow and improve their strategic skills.

It allows me to keep my current job and achieve a dream by balancing economic and family obligations and be ahead of the game.”
- Philippe, General Manager, Novotel Bangkok, Thailand

"It is an amazing experience to learn from so many hospitality professionals, everyone has such a wealth of skills and knowledge.

This is the perfect venture for all of us in the professional world trying to achieve an MBA, and I would highly recommend it."
- Jacqueline, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, Miami

Advantages of Studying for Your MBA Online:

Picture of Accredited Online MBA in International Hospitality ManagementThe demanding schedules of working professionals are no longer a barrier to enhancing qualifications.

Glion Institute of Higher Education's virtual classroom provides study opportunities with a multi-national student community, and offers comprehensive support from enrollment to graduation.

Benefits of studying online include:
- Small virtual class sizes so you can get personal attention: challenge and be challenged
- Accessibility
- Interaction with international faculty and like-minded professionals
- Notable faculty who consist of industry experts, university professors and managers
- Support from a personally appointed Student Support Manager who offers academic guidance throughout your period of study
- With no geographic restrictions and flexible lecture times, dedicated working professionals from all over the world will now have access to a level of higher education that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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