Glion Institut de Hautes Etudes, a reference business school specializing in hospitality and luxury, and ESSEC Business School, a leading management school in executive education, are joining forces to offer a Global Executive Master of excellence on the management of the professions of the ‘hospitality. This innovative course will meet the needs of professionals who want to access strategic positions and specialize in the sector by combining professional life thanks to a part-time digital programme.
ESSEC benefits from a long experience in hotel management training. Its flagship program IMHI (originally called Institut du Management Hôtelier International) was launched more than 40 years ago and has trained more than 1,700 highly qualified managers in key industry positions over the decades. ESSEC’s management training programs give executives, managers and executives the keys to combine operational skills with new managerial and strategic responsibilities.
Thanks to its partnerships with large companies and its 62,000 graduates worldwide, the School benefits from a network that provides access to permanent contact with the professional world and opens up the field of possibilities.
Founded in Switzerland, Glion Institut de Hautes Etudes celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2022. The excellence of its teaching is linked to its unique pedagogical approach characterized by challenging practice and very solid academic knowledge. The Institute is ranked among the best higher education institutions in hotel management in the world, particularly in terms of employer reputation (QS World University Rankings, 2022) and is one of the most influential alumni in the hospitality world.
The Global Executive Master’s in Hospitality Leadership will welcome its first participants in November 2023. This program includes four 12-week online taught modules and four 6-day sessions across different Glion and ESSEC campuses: Glion in Montreux Switzerland, ESSEC in Singapore , Glion London and finally ESSEC Paris-La Défense.
Finally, the course will be closed by an end-of-course project or an applied entrepreneurial project to be implemented within 15 months of the start of the course. This entrepreneurial project is at the heart of pedagogy to contribute to tomorrow’s solutions and adapt to the changes and challenges that the hotel industry faces.
- Module 1 – New frontiers in the hotel sector
- Module 2 – Improving financial performance
- Module 3 – Achieving Operational Excellence
- Module 4 – Leading the transformation
Participants will have the opportunity to consolidate and acquire new technical, managerial, organisational, marketing and economic skills ; understand and analyze key hospitality industry trends, market opportunities and potential action plans to develop their strategic vision.
Upon completing the training, participants will earn a Global Executive Masters in Hospitality Leadership from Glion and ESSEC Business School worth 30 US credits that will enable them to make a difference and seize opportunities to accelerate their careers.
Francine Cuagnier, marketing director of Glion Institut de Hautes Etudes spoke on this occasion:
The management of hospitality professions is constantly evolving and progressing with the acceleration of new technologies and new customer needs. This program will offer the opportunity to develop both soft skills in leadership and innovation, but also to master the financial and economic fundamentals necessary for the development of a sound and effective long-term strategy.
Vincenzo Vinzi, Chief Executive Officer, ESSEC Business School commented:
Thanks to this partnership of excellence, ESSEC is strengthening its skills and its academic offer in the field of hospitality to enable professionals to train and transform by acquiring cutting-edge knowledge, know-how and being that will allow them to be responsible leaders and influential in the hotel sector who will know how to combine value creation and sustainability.
Founded in 1962, Glion Institut de Hautes Etudes (GIHE) is a Swiss institution offering undergraduate and master’s degree programs in hospitality, luxury and finance to an international student body across three campuses, including two in Switzerland and one in London, in the United Kingdom. Glion has been ranked in the top five higher education institutions in hotel management in the world and in the top 3 for employer reputation since entering the rankings in 2018 (QS World University Rankings, 2022). A member institution of the Sommet Education group, a world leader in management education specializing in the hospitality professions, Glion is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
About ESSEC Business School
ESSEC, founded in 1907, is a major player in management education on the world stage, holding the “ Triple crown » having EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditations. With 7,060 students in initial education, a wide range of management programs, partnerships with the largest universities in the world, a network of 62,000 graduates, a faculty composed of 163 tenured professors in France and Singapore, including 19 professors emeritus, recognized for the quality and influence of their research, ESSEC perpetuates a tradition of academic excellence and cultivates a spirit of openness in the service of economic, social and innovation activities. In 2005, ESSEC opened a campus in Asia, ESSEC Asia-Pacific, strategically located in Singapore. This campus represents an opportunity for ESSEC to participate in the growth of Asia and to bring its expertise to this booming region. In 2016, ESSEC opened a new ESSEC Africa campus in Rabat, Morocco. ESSEC’s international expansion enables its students and professors to study and understand the economic forces present in different regions of the world.