Glion Institute of Higher Education, Lausanne, Switzerland

Glion Institute of Higher Education is a hospitality business school with two campuses in Switzerland and a Glion London campus in the UK. The school offers bachelor's degrees in hospitality management or event, sport & entertainment management, an MSc and MBA with hybrid options, Online MBA and executive certificates. Multicampus programs, summer programs and English programs are offered on the Glion London campus.HistoryOpened in the fall of 1962 in the former Bellevue Hotel, Glion was the first private, university-level Swiss hotel management school.Glion Institute of Higher Education was founded by Walter Hunziker and Frédéric Tissot. The original name of the school, where courses were delivered in French, was the Institut International de Glion. The campus was built in the renovated Grand Hôtel Bellevue for a first class composed of 15 students from 5 countries. The campus site was chosen for its location and view. Glion evolved through different management structures and names such as the Centre International de Glion (CIG) of 1977, the Glion Hotel School, and became Glion Institute of Higher Education in 2002. In the mid 1980s, the student body and staff had grown and it became necessary to move. The close town of Bulle was chosen for the new campus which was completed in 1989. In 1995, Glion put in place a new bachelor's degree program based on the American system of university programs. Under the American system, new programs were introduced offering specialisation tracks for Hospitality Management, Tourism, Finance and Human Resources.In 2001, Glion introduced a sports management program which became the Event, Sport and Entertainment program in 2007. The university received accreditation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
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Glion Institute of Higher Education, Lausanne, Switzerland

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Found: 06.07.2015


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