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Study Swiss Hospitality at IMI

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

We have deliberately remained small, with a maximum of 200 students per semester. This way our students can be assured of a highly personalized and individual approach to their learning. All programs 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 breath-taking 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!

IMI Facilities

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 program 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.


The IMI University Centre is proud to announce a new campus, opening in 2015. Aim for global excellence at the IMI University Centre, a high-quality, family-run hospitality school in Switzerland. IMI’s multi-national environment exposes students to numerous perspectives on the road toward professionalism within tourism and hospitality.



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Based on 6 reviews.

Daniel W.
I completed my Bachelors Degree (Hons) here. The experience I had was terrific. Other than the million dollar view and peaceful surroundings which are just perfect for studying, the education side of IMI was really really good. The sizes of the classes are always kept small, by this my classmates and I were always able to get the attention and s...
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After my BA I was lucky enough to get offered a place on the management training programme following the Career Day at IMI. It was a great experience.
I had an excellent experience with IMI Luzern. After the MBA programme I set up my own business. The lessons I learned at IMI help me every day with with my decision making. The friends I made there are my friends for life.
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