International Management Institute Switzerland


International Management Institute Switzerland

International Management Institute Switzerland

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IMI International Management Institute in Switzerland is a unique, private, hospitality school founded in 1991. We offer a comfortable, family atmosphere on campus and personalised learning support and careers advice for every student.
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IMI International Management Institute Switzerland is a unique, private, hospitality school founded in 1991. We offer a comfortable, family atmosphere on campus and personalised learning support and careers advice for every student.

At undergraduate level, our courses in international hotel, tourism and events management are validated by Manchester Metropolitan University and our international culinary arts programme by Oxford Brookes University. Our prestigious MBA in international hospitality management is also validated by Manchester Met. and is designed for those aiming for senior management positions within the industry.

At postgraduate level we also offer our IMI Luzern MBA which allows you to specialise in Swiss Hotel Management Operations or Luxury Brands and Services Management. In addition, we offer the federally recognised Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (HF Diplom) taught in English, which allows you to undertake three specialist internship placements alongside three semesters of study. Students graduating from this programme can then complete their BA (Hons) degree in just one semester.

We have deliberately remained small, with a maximum of 200 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 have the option to learn French or German as a second language. 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.

Study takes place at our picturesque campus surrounded by the mountains and lakes of Switzerland. Students are minutes away from the historical city of Luzern with its many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

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!

“To reach the top, it pays to start at the top!”

Programme Info

Type of Course:

  • MBA in International Hospitality Management
  • MBA in Swiss Hotel Management Operations
  • MBA in Luxury Brands and Services Management

Accreditation: Manchester Metropolitan University UK, Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH), British Accreditation Council (BAC), Canton of Luzern, EduQua, ISO 9001, Institute of Hospitality, QQQ

Ranking: Named in top 20 hospitality schools in the world for 2017: Starting Dates: February and August Length of Course: 1 to 1.5 years

Application Deadlines (if you have several application deadlines, please list them all): Rolling

Student Body

Number of nationalities: 30+
Percentage of international students: Example: 90%…
Men/Women Ratio: Example: 40:60
Age Range: 17 - 35
Average Age:24
Length of Work Experience: See specific programme requirements


TOEFL 100/IELTS: IELTS 6.0-6.5
Optional additional information:
A full application requires the following documents:

  • Motivation Letter, outlining who you are, why you would like to study at IMI in Switzerland and your plans for your future career in this industry - approx. 500 words
  • CV/Résumé in English
  • Transcripts/Certificates of your academic qualifications since High School
  • Students transferring from recognised hotel management schools must also include official transcripts or records for each semester of their previous course of study
  • Work references or reports if available, especially for the MBA Degree programmes.
  • IELTS, TOEFL, or equivalent English test results
  • Two recent passport photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm), make sure background is white or grey, if it is colour it might be refused
  • Copy of passport and swiss residence permit where applicable
  • Certificate of good health completed by a licensed physician.
  • Bank Statement showing proof of sufficient financial funds (if possible in student's name, if not in the parent’s name)
  • Letter of intent to leave Switzerland after completion of studies


Registration fee: CHF 2,800

Tuition fees: CHF 28,750 – 31,750

Rooms fee: CHF 2,500 – 5,000

Meals fee: CHF 2,500


Address:  Seeacherweg 1, 6047-Kastanienbaum, Luzern, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 41 349 6400


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