Founded in Switzerland in 1954, Les Roches/Glion Institute of Higher Education—with campuses in Switzerland, Spain, China and the UK—are private U.S. accredited institutions with 6,000 graduates and undergraduates and online students from more than 100 countries with an education built on the Swiss model of academic rigor, skills-based learning and dynamic multicultural exposure.

Consistently world-ranked in the top 3, English-instructed, three-and-a-half-year BBA programs include two, six-month international internships. Our BBA degrees also provide students opportunities to transfer to other worldwide campuses in Switzerland, Spain, China or the U.K.  In the first semester, the Glion program includes a culinary and pastry module in Paris, France with the famous Ecole Ducasse Culinary and Pastry School.

Les Roches/Glion Institute of Higher Education also offers one to two-year postgraduate options including various Diplomas, Masters and an MBA Program in International Business, Marketing, Finance, Real Estate and Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Luxury Management.  For more information visit us at and


Les Roches and the Glion Institute of Higher Education’s partnership with DECA supports student members’ educational and career goals as future global business leaders. Our international campuses in Switzerland, Spain, London and China are firmly established among the world’s finest education institutions specializing in innovation and entrepreneurship, hospitality business and luxury management.

Through our partnership with DECA, we look forward to meeting members annually at the International Career Development Conference and the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference and having the opportunity to share the benefits of an applied business education that combines academic rigor, hands-on practical skills and professional internships. Our International Industry Partnerships are a distinction of our programs.


Industry  Connections
We are proud of being rated second worldwide for Employer Reputation by QS World University Rankings. The biggest brands in hospitality and beyond come to us when they’re looking for talent. We receive around 300 visits to our campuses every year to recruit students for internships and full-time roles. When you graduate from Les Roches or Glion, you’ll be in demand: 94% of our career-seeking students have one or more job offers upon graduation.

DECA students are eligible for merit and financial aid scholarships for the duration of their program through the Americas Regional Admissions Office. We also host innovative scholarship competitions for undergraduate and graduate students. Ask to speak to a member of our Americas Regional Admissions staff and share that you are a DECA member.

We offer a range of options for you to visit in-person or virtually. We have a variety of programs that are informative and engaging from open days, virtual visits, one to two-week summer programs and information sessions.  Of course, you can always meet with one of our counselors based in the U.S. or Canada. To schedule a visit, go to Visit Glion or Visit Les Roches, for Summer Programs in London or Switzerland visit Summer Programs in Glion, and for Spain and Switzerland visit Summer Programs in Les Roches.

Through Spark, we inspire our students with expert insights from faculty, alumni and guest speakers, alongside cutting-edge technologies they can reach out and touch. With our industry partners, we ignite students’ creativity and entrepreneurial instincts as we invite them to develop and test new hospitality solutions in living laboratories. On our campuses, we incubate disruptive ideas and businesses developed by students, as well as those we invite from the wider start-up ecosystem. Spark is truly global, with a presence across our international campuses and with 3,000 worldwide alumni.


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