Study Swiss Hospitality at IMI
IMI University Centre in Switzerland is a unique, private, International Management Institute founded in 1991. Our International Hospitality courses in Hotel, Event and Tourism management at undergraduate level, are all validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK as well as a prestigious MBA in International Hospitality Management.
We offer a Sheffield Hallam MSc programmes in International Tourism Management and International Events and Conference Management as well as our IMI Luzern MBA which gives you a choice of specialist hospitality pathways.
We have deliberately remained small, with a maximum of 220 students per semester. This way our students can be assured of a highly personalised and individual approach to their learning. All programmes are in English, but you can also learn French, Spanish and German as part of the syllabus. A qualification from IMI is a stamp of excellence on any CV and will ensure that you are top of the pile for those first important interviews.
The combination of quality academic teaching, Swiss practical training, excellent industry contacts and breathtaking scenery are a recipe for success. Our graduates can be found in Senior Management positions all around the globe. Their success shows that to reach the top it pays to start at the top.
Facilities at IMI include a superbly appointed training kitchen and restaurant as well as an accommodation laboratory. Students can be assured that the vocational, operational and managerial skills required for success in the hotel and tourism industry are being taught in the most appropriate environments. Spacious and well-equipped classrooms support other forms of teaching, learning and assessment, which include traditional lectures, live case studies, business development, creative problem solving and computer simulations.
To ensure that the school remains at the forefront of best practice in tourism education, IMI employs independent educational advisors. Through consultancy, regular internships and IMI's industry advisory board, the Faculty and curriculum remains relevant to the industry’s needs.
Paid Practical Training / Internships at IMI
In addition to their academic studies, IMI students may undertake a variety of paid internships in Switzerland as well as overseas including the UK and the USA. Excellent industry contacts and an extensive alumni network support IMI students’ career development upon completion of their hospitality studies.
IMI’s mission is the development of the whole student. To this end, in addition to academic studies, IMI has a voluntary programme of social events as well as access to facilities for recreation and sport. IMI has an international reputation for offering a warm, caring and holistic educational experience for its students. These core values continue to form the platform on which the Institute’s future expansion strategy is based.