Online MBA in International Hospitality & Service Industries Management (MBA, Berufsbegleitend)
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Glion’s MBA program is a management-focused program that is European in outlook, Swiss in work ethos, American in educational approach and truly Multi-national in student body.
Glion has partnered with Laureate in order to develop this Online MBA program. This partnership allows students to benefit from Glion’s extensive experience in providing quality education in Hospitality Management with Laureate’s experience in providing quality online education. Glion is completely responsible for the academic quality of the Online MBA and has experienced faculty and industry professionals developing the course.
Glion is accredited at University Level by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and College’s), which is the highest level of accreditation available in the USA. It is the same accreditation held by Harvard. The online program boasts the same quality standards and accreditation as the on campus MBA offered by Glion, and is globally recognised.
What are the benefits of online study?
Asynchronous classroom – you are never required to log into the online classroom at a specific time of day; Plan your study around your work and personal commitments; Regular study breaks – there is a 2 week study break between each course, and the possibility exists to take longer breaks if necessary.
A global classroom for a global industry – students and faculty come from all over the world, providing diverse experience and perspectives; 24/7 access from anywhere in the world
A common misconception about studying online is that it is an isolated experience. Glion has incorporated interaction between both students and faculty into the program: Interactive learning opportunities through weekly discussion topics; Regular faculty feedback and support on discussions and assignments; Clear program structure & defined expectations
What are the current student demographics?
The diverse student body already enrolled in the online program boasts some 38 countries represented in the global classroom with an average 17 years work experience.
How long does it take to complete the MBA program?
The standard completion time is 2.5 years (10 courses of 8 weeks each plus study breaks); and an Applied Business Project (16-30 weeks to complete). It is possible to take longer breaks if necessary; however this will increase the total duration of the program. Likewise, there are some options which allow you to finish it quicker – your enrolment advisor can explain this to you. The program has a good level of flexibility but also has a clear structure to follow, helping you to achieve your own personal goal for completion.
What is the structure of the MBA program?
The program comprises seven core courses and three elective courses which differ depending on your specialization. Each course is eight weeks in length and by taking one course at a time you can explore a specific subject in depth without distractions. You will complete your degree with a dissertation or Applied Research Project.
Courses contain a variety of components. At the beginning of each class, you will be provided with a syllabus outlining what you are required to do. Tasks include: responding to ‘discussion questions’, case studies, participating in class debates, reading lectures, writing personal assignments, conducting research, group work etc. Additionally, the course materials are provided in a variety of different ways in order to enrich the learning experience. This includes audiovisual material, podcasts, etc.
What kind of case studies will be used?
A variety of real life case studies from the Hospitality and Wider Services industry are used throughout the program. These include studies from the Ritz Carlton, Singapore Airlines, Banyan Tree resorts and Starbucks.
Do I need to be online at any specific time?
There are no set times to be online (students are from different time zones) but you must remain active for at least 4 out of every 7 days in each of the academic weeks. You must log into the online classroom on average 4 out of 7 and actively participate by posting your comments and joining in group discussions.
How am I assessed?
You will be assessed continually through a variety of online assignments' - therefore there is no travelling to an exam site or the stress of exams. There is continuous assessment and feedback from faculty, which provides a more true representation of how much you are learning. On a week by week basis you will know exactly how well you are doing or perhaps where you need some assistance.
The program has 5 possible start dates each year. The remaining intakes for 2011 are 4th April, 13th June, 22nd August, 31st October.