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Glion Institute of Higher Education launches a unique Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance

(Montreux, Switzerland – July 24th, 2012) Glion Institute of Higher Education is launching a new Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance starting January 2013. The 1-year program follows current trends in higher hybrid learning which offers six months of on-campus courses and another six months of online courses. Students will be able to further develop and hone their skills in financial decision-making and in finding innovative solutions to complex financial challenges which are relevant to the hospitality industry. The maximum enrollment for this new program is 30 students for the first intake in January 2013.

Glion Institute of Higher Education has been successful in placing its graduates in financial positions such as Revenue Manager and Real Estate Investment Analyst in the hospitality industry and other industries as well. “The hospitality business is demanding professionals with strong financial skills grounded in solid academic theory and practice,” said Arie van der Spek, Senior Vice President Laureate Hospitality Education Worldwide. “As a market-driven school, we wanted to respond to this particular need coming from both the industry and our students.”

As a hospitality management institution, Glion Institute of Higher Education has a strong business curriculum delivered by expert faculty members and is committed to continuously adapting its programs to meet the needs of the industry and markets.

The nature of the program will suit international students keen on adding value to their education and finding challenging jobs after graduation. With 84% of Glion students being offered a job upon graduation day, this new Master is expected to increase this rate of success.

Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institute which offers undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programs of up to three and a half years of study. Glion is accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. ( and offers programs in the fields of hospitality, tourism, event, sports and entertainment management. The campus based student body is comprised of over 1,600 students with more than 90 nationalities. There are 85 faculty members including full and part time equivalent lecturers as well as visiting lecturers. For more information, please visit: Glion is part of Laureate Hospitality Education, a leading hospitality management education group (