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. We are proud to be ranked number 12 worldwide on the QS rankings for hospitality education.
At undergraduate level, our courses in international business, marketing, hotel, tourism and events management are validated by
Manchester Metropolitan University and our international culinary arts programme by Oxford Brookes
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 Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Diplom HF) which is recognised
by Canton Luzern and taught in English. This programme allows you to undertake three specialist internship
placements alongside three semesters of study. Students graduating from the Swiss Degree 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
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!
For more than 25 years, IMI International Management Institute has been helping students from across the world to achieve their career goals and personal potential. Although vocational education and training has been at the core of what we do, we recognise that research is also of equal importance. At IMI we believe that excellence in teaching should be complemented by excellence in applied research outputs. Our aim is to undertake rigorous research that advances academics' understanding about the management of hospitality and tourism organisations, addresses the needs of organisations and policy makers as well as enhances teaching and learning practices. We are committed to transfer the knowledge which staff generate in their work to the wider community, for the benefit of all. We are determined to nurture a culture of research support and to develop knowledge and skill capacities in hospitality and tourism management so as to reflect the assurance to our students that IMI follows a highly personalised and individual approach to their learning. To achieve this goal IMI encourages staff and students to embark on research and publish in international conferences and academic journals across the hospitality and tourism disciplines. As a truly international and multicultural school, we are also keen on collaborating with international organisations to identify opportunities and transform good ideas into applied research and practice.
No. 12 worldwide in the QS World Rankings per specific subject field.