IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
COUNTRY: Switzerland
Languages of studies: English, German, French
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IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
IMI International Management Institute in Switzerland is a private hospitality and business management school founded in 1991. We offer a family atmosphere and personalised learning and career support.
The combination of quality academic teaching, Swiss practical training, excellent industry contacts, and breath-taking scenery is a recipe for success. Our graduates are found in Senior Management positions all around the globe. Their success shows that to reach the top, it pays to start at the top!
Programmes
BA (Hons) Degree in International Hospitality Management
Duration: 2.5 – 3 years
Validating Partner: Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Course Description: This BA (Hons) degree in hospitality management is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK and provides practical work placements alongside three semesters of study. In the final year, students can specialise in a combination of Hotel, Tourism and Events Management or Hospitality Entrepreneurship. Paid internship placements, which can be undertaken in Switzerland or internationally, offer invaluable experience which sets graduates apart and prepares them to progress towards management positions within the industry.
Pathway Options:
1. BA (Hons) in International Hotel & Tourism Management
2. BA (Hons) in International Hotel & Events Management
3. BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Entrepreneurship
1st Year tuition fees: 22,150 CHF
Accommodation and Meals: 5,300 CHF
Registration Fee: 2,800 CHF
Entry Requirements:
18 years of age
A-levels, I.B., Grade 12 or equivalent
5.0 IELTS or equivalent
Foundation programme available for students with Grade 10 and IELTS 4.5
BA (Hons) Degree in Global Business or Marketing Management
Duration: 2.5 – 3 years
Validating Partner: Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Course Description: This BA (Hons) degree in global business or marketing management is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK and provides practical work placements alongside three semesters of study. Preparing students for international roles in a variety of sectors, the degree focuses on contemporary issues of strategy, sustainability and digitalisation within the global business and marketing environments. Paid internship placements allow greater insight into the day-to-day running of international corporations and the strategic decision-making processes. In the final year, students can choose to focus on global business management or global marketing management.
Pathway Options:
1. BA (Hons) in Global Business Management
2. BA (Hons) in Global Marketing Management
1st Year tuition fees: 22,150 CHF
Accommodation and Meals: 5,300 CHF
Registration Fee: 2,800 CHF
Entry Requirements:
18 years of age
A-levels, I.B., Grade 12 or equivalent
5.0 IELTS or equivalent
Foundation programme available for students with Grade 10 and IELTS 4.5
BA (Hons) Degree in International Culinary Arts
Duration: 2 – 3 years
Validating Partner: Oxford Brookes University, UK
Course Description:This programme is offered by IMI's International Culinary Institute (ICI) and is validated by Oxford Brookes University in the UK. Its blend of practical and theoretical skills allows students to perfect their culinary abilities while at the same time developing core industry management knowledge. Approximately 30% of students' time is spent in the kitchen and 70% in the classroom, balancing the gastro-culinary skills with the strategies and techniques required to run a successful business. Paid internship placements, which can be undertaken in Switzerland or world-wide, offer the possibility for students to gain experience at leading, internationally acclaimed restaurants. Graduates from this degree will be equally adept to either work as a chef in a fine-dining kitchen or open and manage their own culinary business.
1st Year tuition fees: 23,750 CHF
Accommodation and Meals: 5,300 CHF
Registration Fee: 2,800 CHF
Entry Requirements:
18 years of age
A-levels, I.B., Grade 12 or equivalent
5.0 IELTS or equivalent
Foundation programme available for students with Grade 10 and IELTS 4.5
Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management Diplom Hôtelier/ère-Restaurateur/rice HF - currently under recognition by the SBFI
Duration: 3 years
Course Description:Taught in English and enhancing students' intercultural leadership, this programme provides experience in all hotel departments. Students develop into experienced hospitality professionals with a holistic overview of the industry. There is a practical approach with industry training throughout their learning and a strong focus on language skills. Year 1 introduces the basics of hospitality and service management alongside essential university-level study skills. Year 2 develops management and strategy techniques with an overview of front office and food production. Year 3 explores advanced decision-making techniques and higher-level management strategy. Successful completion of the programme entitles students to the Diplom Hôtelier/Hôtelière-Restaurateur/Restauratrice HF and allows them to progress directly to the final semester of IMI's International Hospitality Management BA (Hons) Degree.
1st Year tuition fees: 13,000 CHF
Accommodation and Meals: 5,300 CHF
Registration Fee: 2,800 CHF
Entry Requirements:
18 years of age
Grade 10 or equivalent
5.0 IELTS or equivalent
At least 12 months' work experience in a hotel or restaurant environment (full-time, part-time, internship or apprenticeship experience accepted)
MSc in International Hospitality & Events Management
Duration: 1-2 years
Validating Partner: Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, UK
Course Description:This MSc programme, offered by IMI, is suitable for those with a Bachelor's degree qualification but limited work experience. Focusing on key strategic management skills in the hospitality and events industries, the programme offers a broad insight into operational management, planning and strategy within the international arena. There is the opportunity to undertake paid work placements, either in Switzerland or internationally, on completion of the study semesters, offering the chance for CV-enhancing, practical experience in the industry. This programme offers the perfect blend of theoretical competencies and practical insight for those looking to develop as managers in either of these international fields.
1st Year tuition fees: 26,050 CHF
Accommodation and Meals: 10,600 CHF
Registration Fee: 2,800 CHF
Entry Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in any discipline
English proficiency: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent
Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Management
Duration: 0.5-1 year
Course Description:The programme's objective is to equip students who have limited or no experience of the hospitality industry with the practical and management skills necessary for entry level positions in hotel, events and related industries. The core focus is operational and integrative management with subjects including food and beverage operations, front office management, the business development of hospitality organisations and events management. There is the opportunity to undertake a paid work internship, either in Switzerland or internationally, on completion of the study semester, offering the chance for CV-enhancing, practical experience in the industry.
1st Year tuition fees: 22,150 CHF
Accommodation and Meals: 5,300 CHF
Registration Fee: 2,800 CHF
Entry Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in any discipline
English proficiency: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent
Postgraduate Diploma in International Culinary Arts
Duration: 0.5-1 year
Course Description:The programme is suitable for those who wish to move to the culinary sector and have limited or no experience of the culinary arts industry. It will equip students with the practical and management skills necessary for entry level positions in the world of restaurant management or professional kitchen operations. The core focus is on culinary skills with units balancing the required practical abilities with the theoretical knowledge necessary to run a successful kitchen or restaurant. There is the opportunity to undertake a paid work internship, either in Switzerland or internationally, on completion of the study semester, offering the chance for CV-enhancing, practical experience in the industry.
1st Year tuition fees: 22,150 CHF
Accommodation and Meals: 5,300 CHF
Registration Fee: 2,800 CHF
Entry Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in any discipline
English proficiency: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent
IMI International Management Institute Switzerland welcomes all foreign students. If you want to learn more about our education programs, admission procedure, or have other questions please contact us!

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Registration Fee (CHF 2,800) paid
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50% of remaining fees to be paid eight weeks before course start date
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Why students choose
IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
We are a small, boutique school offering personal care and attention to every student.
We offer the highest standards of academic excellence (currently ranked 11th best hospitality school globally - QS rankings).
We offer a peaceful and picturesque study environment on the shores of Lake Lucerne.
We are the only Swiss family owned hospitality school operating in Switzerland.
We have leading UK validations from Manchester Metropolitan and Oxford Brookes universities.
We offer a dedicated internship and careers service. Students receive individual support and unique opportunities.
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