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Swiss Hospitality Management Schools Ranked Among World’s Best by Luxury Hoteliers

November 30, 2013 Training No Comments Email Email

Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management have been ranked among the top three hospitality schools for preparing students for an international career in hospitality management in a recent survey.

Les Roches and Glion are both members of the Laureate International Universities network.

The survey included a large sample of hiring managers from luxury international hospitality companies around the world and was conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) Travel & Tourism (U.K.), the world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis. The 2013 survey established the relative “ranking” of international hospitality management schools providing university-level degree programs.

“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.”

According to the survey, 56% of industry managers based in luxury hotels prefer graduates who have trained in more than a single country. This is one of the strengths of the programs at Glion and Les Roches. For example, Les Roches’ curriculum gives students the opportunity to study at campuses in Spain, China and Jordan. “Our new Les Roches global bachelor’s degree and its internship component provide students with up to five destinations during their studies, which is unique for programs in hospitality management,” said Sonia Tatar, CEO of Les Roches worldwide.

The survey was conducted in spring and summer 2013, and included invitations to more than 50,000 hoteliers in 80 countries. Laureate Hospitality Education, a division of Laureate Education Inc., commissioned TNS to conduct the survey utilizing “blind” objective techniques. The survey results are statistically reliable at a 95% confidence level. Similar results were obtained in a global industry survey conducted in 2010 by TNS.

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