The 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.
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.
Glion's MBA is the first online program in International Hospitality Management dedicated to developing executive talent for the global hospitality industry. It offers students a management curriculum that balances hospitality and tourism applied knowledge with a core of management and leadership theory.
The Travel & Tourism industry is set to steadily grow over the next ten years. Industry forecasts predict that:
The facts speak for themselves - the Travel and Tourism industry is a market that continues to grow. With more and more qualified industry professionals, it is important to stand out from the crowd and equip yourself with the skills and knowledge that is expected of individuals who can manage and lead.
One of the main reasons why Glion chose to launch its online MBA in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management came from research carried out with industry professionals. The outcome confirmed our assumption that there was a specific need for higher education, delivered online, to busy working professionals:
74% of hoteliers considering an MBA are working in middle or senior management positions
With the increasingly competitive nature of the hospitality and tourism industry, a growing number of working professionals need to stand out from the crowd to climb the career ladder.
45% of respondents regularly work 50 hours a week or more, confirming that working professionals within the industry are highly committed to their profession
With the knowledge that industry professionals are so committed to their jobs, it is not surprising that:
69% of the respondents stressed that they would prefer the degree to be delivered online to keep their position whilst they study
Supported by this industry-based research and the focus on the needs of its professionals, we were able to design and implement a tailor-made MBA, fully accredited and delivered internationally online.
Today’s organizations in the international hospitality industry require profound specialist knowledge, but also flexible thinking, subtle management skills, practical expertise and the ability to work with a diverse group of people.
These demands can often be beyond the capabilities of the traditional classroom and distance learning methods. By bringing together like-minded working professionals in this unique 100 % online learning environment, we enable them to share the latest thinking from the real world in this tailor-made MBA specific to the international hospitality industry.
All of your coursework, class discussions and group projects take place in an online environment which is 'asynchronous'. There are no fixed lecture times, the classroom is always open and you don’t need to synchronize your study with anyone else. You can interact with faculty and fellow students whenever and wherever you want.
Our average class size is around 15-20, which means our faculty have time to give you personal attention at every stage. We believe flexibility is about more than convenience; it's about relevance too. That's why you can customize your program to suit your own specific work and career priorities.
You would expect a graduate degree from the Glion Institute for Higher Education to be demanding. And you would be right. The academic standards required for our online MBA are just as high as those for the on-campus MBA. This is no soft option.
From the moment the program starts, you are in constant discussion with your class peers. You receive regular feedback and grading from faculty and continuous support from a dedicated member of our academic support team. So, whilst your program is demanding and challenging, it never feels like a solo effort.
As a student on our online program, the MBA is a joint undertaking outside the virtual classroom too. You will need the full support of your family, friends and employer if you are to surmount the many challenges of this holistic experience. But, as you steadily apply your professional knowledge and skills during your studies you can expect the rewards of an unparalleled sense of satisfaction, renewed confidence and increased effectiveness in your job upon graduation.
Our online MBA program is not for everybody; it demands a high level of concentration, commitment and sheer hard work. We believe the experience will revitalize your career prospects in the field of international hospitality management, recast your understanding of the workplace and reveal opportunities you never imagined. This experience will change your life.
The Glion MBA program is taught entirely via the internet.
You interact with your faculty and peers ‘email style’ whenever you want and wherever you are, making the best use of your valuable time.
We expect you to learn as much from your fellow students as from faculty.
We pick our students carefully to ensure this is the case. Like you, they are experienced professionals, with a thorough understanding of their profession, industry and country, aiming for the top.
Your assignments and class discussions are normally based on 'real life' work issues, and the small class size means you can explore ideas and solutions in real depth.
You will usually carry out group projects in a small team, often across distant time zones, but you will also get plenty of opportunity to show how well you can work independently.
The networks you establish during your program have potential long-term advantages too.
As a member of a diverse global community, you will enjoy easy access to connections and insights that would otherwise be out of reach.
Upon graduation, you will also become part of the Glion Alumni Association, a community of 8.000 Alumni, ranging from junior to top level professionals in the hospitality, leisure, and wider service industries.
Of course there is no archetypal Glion student, but we do pride ourselves on the quality, knowledge and expertise of our students and graduates. A typical student will have a Bachelor's degree in business or the hospitality field, and several years relevant work experience.
Our students tend to occupy a range of management positions and welcome the opportunity to challenge themselves daily as they prepare to study for a relevant higher qualification while maintaining their day-to-day responsibilities, professionally and personally.
Studying online with Glion can open up a whole new world. But what is it really like? How do you fit study into your busy working life? Find out here as current Glion Online students share their experiences. Welcome to our Student Blog!
"I started my Glion Online MBA in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management in January 2011, selecting the "Marketing & Innovation" pathway with a view to changing career paths and becoming a freelance hospitality consultant and board-level advisor to hospitality companies in the Middle East and South East Asia."
Founder of Iconsulthotels FZE, a consulting firm based in Dubai
"Since I am a totally enthusiastic online networker … Glion 's online MBA found me! Once the perceived risks had been quickly overcome thanks to the help of my enrolment advisor (thank you, Andre!), I gladly embarked on an experience of a lifetime."
Deputy General Manager at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock in London
To help you get started, your Enrolment Advisor will guide you through the entire application process, and answer any questions you may have about your program, modules, forms and fees.
Your Enrolment Advisor will also advise you on the various financial options available and help you choose the plan best suited to your needs.
Once you have been accepted as a student by GIHE, an Academic Support Coordinator will replace your Enrolment Advisor as your guide for the duration of your program.
Your Academic Support Coordinator will help you build a schedule which shows which classes you need to take and when, based on your personal preferences and goals. He or she will also check in with you periodically to make sure you're comfortably on track.
You can contact your Academic Support Coordinator at any time with problems or questions regarding any academic matters - including classes, Faculty, attendance or grades.