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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 40.3k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 40.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    This primary hotel management degree program prepares students for first employment at a supervisory level, or continuation onto the bachelor of hospitality management degree with specializations. Professional skills are developed through a series of formative craft-based learning (CBL) activities supported by theoretical courses and an internship. The students are exposed to real-life working environments with a progression from didactic and guided lessons, to more self-managed learning approaches.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the program, students will be able to:

    • Apply and reflect on knowledge and skills acquired through academic, CBL and workplace learning activities.
    • Operate at supervisory level in operational departments within the hospitality industry.
    • Apply contemporary systems and theories relevant to administrative and operational management tasks in hotel departments or units.
    • Exhibit solid work ethics, good inter-personal communications, cultural awareness and teamwork skills.
    • Use tools for developing their career plans, setting personal goals and developing appropriate common skills.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • EUR 40264 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 40264 Year (Non-EEA)

    Semester 1: CHF 23,300 Semester 2: CHF 25,600; Semester 4: 25,250

    Start date January,July,October 2015 Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Semester 1

    Professional Development

    • 100 Craft Based Learning in Service and Kitchen 3 credits
    • 103 Introduction to Food and Beverage 3 credits
    • 105 Rooms Division 3 credits


    • 104 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3 credits

    General Education (Languages) 3 credits

    • 120 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Intermediate (or 220 or 320)
    • 220 EAP upper Intermediate (or 320)
    • 320 EAP Advanced
    • 140/143 Spanish or French (if 320 achieved)
    • 121 Remedial Englsih (no credit)

    General Education

    • Please refer to the chart on page 28 3 credits

    Total credits studied in semester 1: 21 credits

    Semester 2

    • 200 Internship 2 credits

    Semester 3

    Professional Development

    • 300 Craft Based Learning in Food and Beverage (or 304) 3 credits
    • 301 Food and Beverage Administration 3 credits
    • 304 Craft Based Learning Rooms Division (or 300) 3 credits
    • 315 Hospitality Operations Management 3 credits


    • 401 Principles of Tourism & Travel 3 credits
    • 316 Basic Financial Accounting 3 credits

    General Education (Languages / IT) 3 credits

    • 220 EAP Upper Intermediate (or 320)
    • 240 Spanish or French (or 324 / if 320 achieved)
    • 320 EAP Advanced ( if 220 achieved)
    • 494 Information Technology in Business and Society (or 240/ if 320 achieved)
    • 30

    General Education 3 credits
    Total credits studied in semester 3: 22 credits

    Semester 4

    Professional Development

    • 402 Food and Beverage Management 3 credits
    • 414 Managing Rooms Revenue 3 credits


    • 410 Management Finance 3 credits
    • 412 Entrepreneurial Management 3 credits
    • 610 Principles of Marketing (degree students only) (3 credits)

    General Education 3 credits

    General Education for Semester 1, 3 and 4

    Mandatory courses Semester 1+3 (7 credits)

    • 122 Information Technology
    • 194 Personal Development & Academic Skills (including 125 Maths support)
    • 326 Advanced Academic Support (1 credit)

    Mandatory courses Semester 4 (3 credits)

    • 320 English for Academic Purposes Advanced or (420)
    • 420 Critical Reading of Literature in English (or 436, 437)
    • 436 Organizational Communication (or 420, 437)

    Elective Courses Semester 3 (3 credits)

    • 193 Psychology of Leadership (or 325)
    • 325 Principles of Geopolitics (or 193)

    Elective Courses Semester 4 (Two courses from the following (6 credits))

    • 325 Principle of geopolitics
    • 411 Road to Rock and Roll
    • 421 Architecture and Design
    • 422 Natural Science
    • 423 Transactional Analysis and Experiential Art Therapy
    • 430 Orienteering and the Interpretation of the Natural Landscape
    • 431 Music in Historical, Cultural and Social Contexts
    • 433 Nutrition
    • 434 Drama and Performance
    • 437 Aspects of Non European Culture through Film and Literature
    • 438 Models of Medicine: A Comparative View of Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to Health and Disease
    • 450 Social and developmental Psychology
    • 451 Western Civilization
    • 452 Introduction to Sociology
    • 454 Negotiation and Counselling
    • 623 Words and Images

    Total credits studied in semester 4: 21 credits
    Total credits studied in the Associate Degree: 66 credits

    Canada requirements for international students

    Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students. 

    The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant. 

    IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain. 


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    • Applicants must be 18 years old and above at the start of program.
    • Applicants must have a Baccalauréat, Maturité, Abitur, A-levels, IB Diploma, High School Diploma, or equivalent.
    • English Requirements*:
      • TOEFL: minimum score 500 or 173 for the computer scoring system or 61 for the internet based test. The TOEFL testing code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337.
      • Cambridge First Certificate: Grade C
      • I.E.L.T.S. minimum of 5.0 in all 4 sub-components

      * If English is your mother tongue, or if you have spent 3 years in an English-taught school you will not need an English certificate. All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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