Glion Institute of Higher Education Ranked Top Three
in 2013 Worldwide Industry Ranking Survey
Glion Institute of Higher Education has been ranked among the top three best hospitality schools for preparing students for an international career in hospitality management in a recent survey conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) in the UK.
Out of 86 hospitality management schools globally, 61% of respondents rated Glion in the top three schools worldwide.The 2013 survey was conducted to establish the relative ranking of international hospitality management schools providing university-level programs from which employers are likely to recruit staff for luxury international hotel companies.
The respondents came from a broad range of senior managers from luxury hotels in 63 countries, including Accor, InterContinental, Four Seasons, Sheraton and Ritz-Carlton.More than half of the respondents had recruited graduates from at least two, and up to five, hospitality management schools for their organizations. Three quarters were human resource managers or hotel general managers with primary responsibility for hiring decisions.
"Glion continues to lead the world in providing the highest-quality international hospitality management education,” said Michael Huckaby, interim CEO of Glion."The goal of top international hospitality management schools is to prepare managers to compete successfully in a rapidly changing world.This survey, like a similar one in 2010, confirms that the hospitality industry understands and appreciates the unique nature of our education model, which combines practical instruction with academic study at different campuses and in professional internships abroad.”
The survey also found that more than half of industry managers based in luxury hotels prefer graduates who have trained in more than a single country.Graduates with an international education have a significant advantage in the job market, with four in five industry managers stating that it would have an influence on their candidate selection.
The addition of Glion London, which opened in August 2013, illustrates the growing demand worldwide for hospitality professionals.Glion works closely with the hospitality and tourism industries to prepare students to meet their needs.More than50 representatives from the hospitality industry, including highly reputed brands such as Mandarin Oriental, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Marriott and Hyatt, visit Glion to recruit from its graduating class.
The new London campus extends the reach of Glion’s Swiss hospitality education programs to students and industry leaders in the U.K. Initially offering a Bachelor of Business Administrationin Hospitality Management and a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration, Glion London is located on the campus of the University of Roehampton in southwest London, providing students with access to the facilities and resources of a large university community.
For more information about Glion Institute of Higher Education and how to apply to Glion London, please visit www.glion.edu