Established in 1991, the International Management Institute (IMI) is a private institution dedicated to hotel education in Switzerland. It began its operations at Hotel Waldstaetten in the city of Weggis with 55 students and 10 lecturers. In 1997, IMI relocated to its current campus in Kastanienbaum. The school became a member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in 1999. Over the years, IMI has accumulated more than 30 years of experience in Swiss hospitality management education and consistently ranks among the top 20 schools worldwide in this field in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Hospitality & Leisure Management.
Located along the shores of Lake Lucerne, IMI boasts breathtaking views of the Alps, Rigi, and Pilatus mountain ranges. The campus features administrative offices, classrooms, dining areas, recreational spaces, and student accommodation units. The curriculum is designed to meet the stringent requirements of the Swiss federal government while showcasing the values that have propelled IMI to its current status as one of the world's finest hotel schools. By striking an excellent balance between theoretical and practical training, IMI is committed to helping students discover and fully develop their true potential. Graduates of IMI exude confidence and integrity in business while remaining attuned to contemporary multicultural issues. We strive to support our students through small-sized classes, emphasizing personalized learning to help them flourish in their professional careers.
Year of establishment: 1991
Number of student: 400 per year
Ranking : Ranked 20th - Among the top international hotel schools according to the QS Rankings 2022.
Aiming For Excellence in International Hospitality Management.
Concordia - I.M.I Blended Learning
Year-1: Blended (O2O)
*The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
Tourism and Hospitality Business Management
Services Marketing and Customer Service
Accounting and Finance
Academic and Professional Development
Development of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality
Customer Relations Management
Human Resource Management
Year-2: On Campus: ⇒ 6 months study + 6 months Internship Worldwide (as requested by students to I.M.I)
Professional Development Planning II
Enterprise Development Project
Hotel Facilities and Operations
Financial Decision-Making for Hospitality Professionals
International Hospitality Operations Management
Hospitality Services Marketing
Managing People in Hospitality
Tourism Impacts and Sustainability
Food Costing Purchasing and Merchandising
Front Office and Housekeeping Industry Practical Training
Diploma - Concordia
Higher Diploma - Concordia
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Swiss degree in Hospitality - I.M.I Switzerland