Swiss Excellence
in Business & Hospitality
Management Education
Study in the heart of Europe and
benefit from top quality teaching,
international internships and
excellent industry contacts.

IMI International Management Institute in Luzern

Based in the heart of Switzerland, the birthplace of hospitality, we offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Hotel, Tourism and Events as well as Business and Marketing Management. The combination of quality academic teaching, Swiss practical training and breath-taking scenery is a recipe for success. Our students benefit from paid, international internship placements. The individual approach we take ensures our graduates have the best chance of securing their dream roles in the industry!

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  • Duaine Menezes

    from Canada, graduated in 2007, Event Officer at

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    “IMI maintained exceptional standards of professionalism at all times. I learnt how to meet deadlines, maintain tidiness and, more importantly, network with superiors and colleagues in a friendly yet professional manner.”

    Duaine Menezes from Canada, graduated in 2007
  • Nina Fleischle

    from Germany, graduated in 2011, Controller at

    “I enjoyed my time at IMI a lot, I loved meeting people from so many different cultures! The classes had the perfect size so the teachers were able to pay attention to everyone in the class.”

    Nina Fleischle
  • Milan Gurung

    Milan Gurung

    from Nepal, graduated in 2005, Food & Beverages Manager at

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    “I believe IMI has a different technique of teaching; the teachers never said ‘no’ to us. They were always there to offer us help and guide us in our career paths, even years after we had left the school!”

    Milan Gurung

Accreditations

IMI’s hospitality and culinary degree programmes have received validation from leading international organisations and educational institutes.

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Manchester Metropolitan University – one of the largest and most extensive education centres in Europe.

2015OB

Oxford Brookes University – Oxford Brookes has an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation.

2015CTH

Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality – CTH’s core mission is to provide the highest standard in hospitality and tourism qualifications.

2015SPSR

The Swiss Private School Register – This register certifies high standards of educational services among Swiss private institutions.

2015BAC

British Accreditation Council – BAC accreditation is regarded internationally as a very reliable guide to educational quality within the private sector.

EDUQUA2019

Eduqua – The eduQua label recognises quality institutes of further education.

2015SQS

International Organization for Standardization – ISO is the world’s largest publisher of international standards.

2015ST

The Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS) provides a personalised service with regard to students’ educational goals.

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Our Programmes

Hospitality

Bachelor Degree with Honours in International Hospitality Management

Taking you from Certificate to a BA Degree (with Honours) in just three years (including a minimum of 12 months of paid internship placements) this programme is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. Learn the key practical and management skills needed to succeed in these industries before choosing from one of three specialist pathways for your last year of study: International Hotel & Tourism Management; International Hotel & Events Management; International Hospitality Entrepreneurship.

Entry IELTS requirement: 4.5

22 weeks
Semester 1
IMI Certificate
Semester 2
IMI Diploma & Manchester Met. Certificate of Higher Education (two awards)
Optional Internship
Six month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad (minimum gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)
Semester 4
IMI Higher Diploma & Manchester Met. Diploma of Higher Education (two awards)
Optional Internship
Six month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad (minimum gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)
Semester 6
IMI BA (Hons) Degree & Manchester Met. BA (Hons) Degree (two awards)
Optional Internship
Six month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad (minimum gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)

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Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management

This programme is designed to comply with the strict requirements of the Swiss federal government whilst staying true to the values that have made IMI one of the finest hospitality schools in the world today. Combining practical training with academic excellence, we are committed to helping you fulfill your true potential. The degree spans three years and each year consists of one taught semester of 22 weeks followed by a practical training semester also of 22 weeks. We train students in food and beverage, housekeeping and front office as well as preparing them for management roles in the hospitality industry. Students have the opportunity to acquire language skills with professional English, German and French classes running throughout the programme. On completion, students can pursue a BA (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

22 weeks
Semester 1
Campus study
Paid Internship
F&B or Housekeeping Internship (minimum gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)
Semester 3
Campus study
Paid Internship
Culinary Internship (minimum gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)
Semester 5
Campus study
Paid Internship
Supervisory Internship (minimum gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)

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Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Management

This 22 week intensive course is designed for students with qualifications and/or experience in other subjects who wish to pursue a career in the hospitality industry by following a flexible but intensive period of study. It is also suited for those who have considerable work experience but lack the academic background to progress in their chosen career. It is ideal preparation for those who wish to go on to gain a Masters qualification at IMI.

Entry IELTS requirement: 5.5

22 weeks
Semester 1
Core Units – study on campus
Paid Internship
Six month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad (minimum gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)

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MBA in International Hospitality Management

This 44 week intensive residential course, validated by Manchester Metropolitan University, is designed for students with qualifications and industry experience who wish to develop their skills and understanding of the hospitality industry in preparation for middle and senior management positions. Applicants should have a minimum of three years of work experience.

Entry IELTS requirement: 6.5

22 weeks
Semester 1
Core Units – study on campus
Semester 2
Core Units and Dissertation/Field Consulting Project – study on campus

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MSc in International Hospitality & Events Management

This intensive, two semester, hospitality and events focused MSc programme offers in-depth training for those looking to pursue their careers in these exciting and fast-growing industries. The programme is validated by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. Those with little to no work experience can benefit from a paid internship arranged by our Careers team.

Entry IELTS requirement: 6.0

22 weeks
Semester 1
Core Units – study on campus
Semester 2
Core Units and Dissertation/Field Consulting Project – study on campus
Optional Work Placement(s)
Students can complete up to 44 weeks of work placements in Switzerland or world-wide

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Luzern, Switzerland

Luzern is one of the most visited European destinations. It is a beautiful, medieval, university city with a large international student population. Located at the heart of German speaking Switzerland, Luzern is famous for its quality education. With its many cultural and music festivals, students are never short of entertainment. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and bars in and around the city as well as excellent transport links via the central train station.

Campus

The IMI campus is situated on the shores of Lake Luzern with spectacular views over the Alps and the mountains of Rigi and Pilatus.

  • Breathtaking views
  • Safe environment
  • Refurbished rooms
  • Close to lecture theatres, restaurants and sports facilities
  • Supportive staff
  • True family feel
  • Personal care and attention
  • On-site gym, restaurant and more…

Activities

Luzern is the ideal spot for activities, events and excursions. IMI courses are intense but we ensure that our students also have time to enjoy the many opportunities afforded by this vibrant Swiss city.

swim

Swim in the fresh waters of Lake Luzern in summer

skiing

Go skiing at one of the nearby resorts in winter

several sport activities

Many student-run sports activities

amazing excursions

Amazing excursions and sightseeing

dinner, dancing and great nightlife

Dinner, dancing and great nightlife

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