PGD - Hospitality Administration

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Program Description

PGD - Hospitality Administration

Glion Institute of Higher Education


  • Program : Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration
  • Postgraduate higher Diploma in International Hospitality Management in:
      • Hospitality Management
      • Rooms Division Management
      • Food and Beverage Management
  • Taught semesters: 2-3
  • Internships: 1
  • Intakes: January and July
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Recognition: Swiss Cantonal Authorities (Fribourg)

Program Objectives

The post graduate program in Hospitality Managementis specifically designed to meet the needs of the graduate and/or mature student looking to change career and enter the hospitality industry. Students are able to design their own learning program which recognizes their previous experience and work intentions.

COURSE choices*

Semesters 1 & 2 Professional Development

  • Hospitality Management Mandatory Courses

• Contemporary Issues in Hospitality

• Craft-based Learning Restaurant and Kitchen

• Operations Management

  • Rooms Division Management Mandatory Courses

• Contemporary Issues in Hospitality

• Craft-based Learning – Rooms Division

• Rooms Division

• Operations Management

• Rooms Division Management

• Entrepreneurship

  • Food and Beverage Management Mandatory Courses

• Craft-based Learning – Kitchen and Restaurant

• Contemporary Issues in Hospitality

• Introduction to Food and Beverage

• Food and Beverage Administration Practices

• Food & Beverage Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Common to all specializations

• Principles of Strategic Management

• Managing Events

• Business Planning

• Marketing

• People Management

• Customer Service

  • General Education Courses

• Information Technology

• Foreign Language

• English

• Communication

Note: for semester 3 of the Postgraduate Higher Diploma, students are required to choose a total of 6 courses from semesters 4, 6 and 7 of the hospitality pathway. Internships will be taken after the final semester on campus.

*These course titles are guidelines and subject to change at any time.

Admissions Requirements

-- Normally 24 years old and above.

-- Must have a Degree or equivalent or three years of work experience (not necessarily hospitality or sports based). Non degree holders will receive a Diploma or a Higher Diploma in Professional Development.

-- If English is not your mother tongue, or if you have not spent at least 3 years in an English speaking school, please enclose a copy of one of the following:

  • 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 5.0 in all categories
  • All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.

-- A valid medical certificate.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 23, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
2 - 3 semesters
Full time
17,200 CHF
Start date Feb. 2017
Switzerland Montreux
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Duration 2 - 3 semesters
Price 17,200 CHF
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