Glion Institute of Higher Education, a leading school specializing in hospitality and luxury, and ESSEC Business School, a leading management institution, have collaborated to offer a Global Executive Master’s degree in Hospitality Leadership. This innovative program aims to meet the needs of professionals wishing to access strategic positions and specialize in the sector while combining these studies with their work lives by means of a part-time digital program, according to the official statement.
ESSEC benefits from a long expertise in hotel management training. Its flagship program IMHI (originally named Institut du Management Hôtelier International) was launched more than 40 years ago and has trained over the decades more than 1,700 highly qualified managers who occupy key positions in the sector. ESSEC’s management training programs give executives, managers and directors the keys to combining operational skills with new managerial and strategic responsibilities, the statement further mentioned.
Speaking about the newly launched programme, Head of Marketing of Glion Institute of Higher Education, Francine Cuagnier, said:
Hospitality management is constantly evolving and progressing in step with the acceleration of new technologies and new customer demands. This program will offer the opportunity to develop soft skills in terms of leadership and innovation, as well as master the financial and economic fundamentals necessary to develop a solid and successful long-term strategy.
Founded in Switzerland, Glion Institute of Higher Education offers applied business education, combining academic rigor, hands-on practical skills and professional internships – all with a focus on developing the soft skills that are a prerequisite in the modern global economy. The platform celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2022. The excellence of its teaching is linked to its unique pedagogical approach, which combines demanding practice with extremely robust academic knowledge. The Institute ranks among the world’s top hospitality management schools, particularly in terms of employer reputation (QS World University Rankings, 2022) and its alumni hold some of the most influential positions in the hospitality world.
The Global Executive Master’s in Hospitality Leadership will welcome its first participants in November 2023. The program includes four 12-week online teaching modules as well as four six-day sessions on the various Glion and ESSEC campuses: Glion in Montreux, Switzerland, ESSEC in Singapore, Glion London and ESSEC Paris-La Défense.
The curriculum concludes with a final project or applied business project to be completed within 15 months of the start of the program. This entrepreneurial project is at the heart of the learning approach in order to help students contribute to future solutions as well as adapt to the changes and challenges facing the hospitality industry.
Composition of the modules:
Module 1 – New frontiers in the hotel industry
Module 2 – Improving financial performance
Module 3 – Achieving operational excellence
Module 4 – Guiding transformation.
Participants will have the opportunity to consolidate and acquire new technical, managerial, organizational, marketing and economic skills; to understand and analyze major hospitality industry trends and market opportunities; as well as to draw up action plans in order to develop their strategic vision.
Dean & President ESSEC Business School, Vincenzo Vinzi, added:
Thanks to this excellence-driven partnership, ESSEC is strengthening its expertise and academic offering in the field of hospitality. This will enable professionals to train and transform themselves by acquiring cutting-edge knowledge as well as expertise and soft skills that will empower them to be responsible and influential leaders in the hospitality industry who will be able to combine value creation and sustainability.
Upon completing the course, participants will obtain a Global Executive Master’s in Hospitality Leadership worth 30 US credits awarded by Glion and ESSEC Business School, which will enable them to make a difference and seize opportunities to accelerate their careers.
ESSEC’s mission is to respond to the challenges of the future. In an interconnected, technological, and uncertain world, where the tasks are increasingly complex, the platform offers a unique pedagogical approach. This approach is founded on the creation and dissemination of cutting- edge knowledge, a blend of academic learning and practical experience, and a multicultural openness and dialogue.
Since its creation in 1907, ESSEC Business School has built a reputation on high standards, a quest for excellence and a belief in intellectual freedom. A research driven academic institution, It has always tried to incarnate and transmit its five fundamental values of humanism, innovation, responsibility, excellence and diversity.