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About IMI

International Management Institute Switzerland

IMI International Management Institute, Switzerland is a unique private school offering cutting edge hospitality education from foundation level all the way to a Masters degree. We are a world-renowned international hotel management school with strong links in all continents of the globe. At the same time, we have deliberately remained small with a maximum of 220 students per semester, thus delivering a highly personalised educational experience. Our graduates can be found in senior management positions all around the world. Their success shows that to reach the top it pays to start at the top.

International Culinary Institute Switzerland

We offer programmes from Diploma level to Bachelor’s Degree in International Culinary Arts, all validated by Oxford Brookes University in the UK. Our courses give you expert practical training alongside the management skills needed to excel in this field.

IMI vision and mission are supported by five core value pillars upon which we base our activities to develop well-balanced students:

  1. Academic Quality and Currency
  2. Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
  3. Innovation, Creativity and Diversity
  4. Personal Integrity, Responsibility and Belonging
  5. Family Atmosphere and Personal Touch

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Diploma in International Culinary Arts

  • 22 Weeks |  Full-time | 120 Credits

The ICI Diploma in International Culinary Arts offers students, who wish to pursue a career within the culinary industry, a comprehensive culinary management education. With a 70% theory - 30% practical split, there is a strong emphasis on developing students' operational management knowledge and understanding alongside the development of basic kitchen skills.

Requirements:

        • 18 years of age
        • IMI Certificate/High School/IB/A Levels or equivalent
        • English proficiency: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, August

        Language:   English


        Higher Diploma in International Culinary Arts

        • 22 Weeks |  Full-time | 120 Credits | Paid Internship

        This is an advanced professional cookery programme designed to provide a strong theoretical and practical knowledge and the skills needed to work in a professional culinary environment.

        Following IMI's 70% theory to 30% practical approach, students will learn transferable management skills to prepare them to manage a professional kitchen and in readiness for paid, practical training which will be organised by our Careers and Internships team. The course is made up of a series of practical and theory based units with a variety of assessment types including examinations, coursework, essays, reports, group and individual projects and presentations.

        Requirements:

        • ICI Diploma or equivalent
        • English proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, August

        Language:   English


        Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Culinary Arts

        • 22 Weeks |  Full-time | 120 Credits | Optional Paid Internship

        This advanced programme is suitable for those who have already completed Higher Diploma or a UK Associate Degree in International Culinary Arts or equivalent. Tuition has both practical and academic elements preparing our graduates to cope with the demands and challenges of the professional kitchen. With a 70% focus on theoretical skills and 30% practical based, the emphasis is on state of the art technical skills and transferable advanced business and management skills to enable you to work at the highest professional levels. Concentrating on modern-day gastronomy, students will be challenged to develop new culinary products suitable for today's marketplace. Students will graduate from this programme equally well equipped to manage their own culinary business or run and work in the kitchen of a high-end restaurant or hotel.

        Requirements:

        • ICI Higher Diploma or equivalent
        • English proficiency: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, May, August, November

        Language:   English


        Diploma in Business, Hotel and Tourism Management

        • 22 Week |  Full-time | 120 Credits | 22 weeks Paid Internship (Optional)

        The objective of the Diploma is to further develop students' knowledge, understanding and practical skills within revenue-generating outlets of the international business and hospitality industries and provide a solid grounding in the financial and operational considerations necessary for their successful management.

        Requirements:

        • 18 years of age
        • IMI Certificate/High school/I.B./A Levels or equivalent
        • Proficiency in English: 5.0 IELTS or equivalent

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, May, August, November

        Language:   English


        Higher Diploma in Global Business Management

        • 22 Weeks |  Full-time | 120 Credits | 22 weeks Paid Internship (Optional)

        The Higher Diploma programme equips students with the skills needed to succeed at higher level management positions within the industry. The focus is on management strategy in a global context as well as the trades of goods and services across borders. Students work individually as well as in groups in order to develop their critical thinking and managerial skills. This challenging programme will prepare you well for a top-quality internship either in Switzerland or abroad.

        Requirements:

        • IMI Diploma or equivalent qualification
        • Proficiency in English: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent

        Pathways:

        • Pathway in Global Business Management
        • Pathway in Global Marketing Management

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, May, August, November

        Language:   English


        Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree - Business or Marketing

        • 22 Weeks |  Full-time | 120 Credits | 22 weeks Paid Internship (Optional)

        This programme prepares students to enter the challenging field of international business management. The curriculum focuses on the strategic business development of organisations operating across borders and the political, cultural and economic challenges faced in the global marketplace. The dissertation allows for self-study and for students to further specialise in a specific area of interest. This is for students who intend to make their management careers in the industry and wish to be best placed to achieve rapid promotion.

        Requirements:

        • IMI Higher Diploma or equivalent
        • English proficiency: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent

        * Min. 12 months of internships required to graduate.

        Pathways:

        • Pathway in Global Business Management
        • Pathway in Global Marketing Management

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, May, August, November

        Language:   English


        MSc International Hospitality and Events Management

        • 44 Weeks |  Full-time | 180 Credits | up to 22 Weeks Professional practice (optional)

        This MSc programme, offered by IMI, is suitable for those with a Bachelor’s degree qualification but limited work experience. Focusing on key strategic management skills in the hospitality and events industries, the programme offers a broad insight into operational management, planning and strategy within the international arena. There is the opportunity to undertake paid work placements, either in Switzerland or internationally, on completion of the study semesters, offering the chance for CV-enhancing, practical experience in the industry. This programme offers the perfect blend of theoretical competencies and practical insight for those looking to develop as managers in either of these international fields.

        Requirements:

        • Bachelor's degree in any discipline
        • English proficiency: 6.5 IELTS or equivalent

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, August

        Language:   English


        Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Management

        • 22 Weeks |  Full-time | 120 Credits | Paid Internship (optional)

        The programme's objective is to equip students who have limited or no experience of the hospitality industry with the practical and management skills necessary for entry-level positions in hotel, events, and related industries. The core focus is operational and integrative management with subjects including food and beverage operations, front office management and the business development of hospitality organisations and events management.

        Requirements:

        • Bachelor's degree in any discipline
        • English proficiency: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, May, August, November

        Language:   English


        Postgraduate Diploma in International Culinary Arts

        • 22 Weeks |  Full-time | 120 Credits | Paid Internship (optional)

        The programme is suitable for those who wish to move to the culinary sector and have limited or no experience of the culinary arts industry. It will equip students with the practical and management skills necessary for entry level positions in the world of restaurant management or professional kitchen operations. The core focus is on culinary skills with units balancing the required practical abilities with the theoretical knowledge necessary to run a successful kitchen or restaurant. 

        Requirements:

        • Bachelor's degree in any discipline
        • English proficiency: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, August

        Language:   English


        Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree - Hospitality

        • 22 Week |  Full-time | 120 Credits | 22 weeks Paid Internship (Optional)

        This programme prepares students for the demands of senior management and allows a measure of specialisation in a combination of two fields of study; Hotel and Tourism. The curriculum focuses on the strategic business development of organisations and the Dissertation allows self-study and for students to further specialise. This is for students who intend to make their management careers in the industry and wish to be best placed to achieve rapid promotion.

        Requirements:

        • IMI Higher Diploma or equivalent
        • English proficiency: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent

        * Min. 12 months of internships required to graduate.

        Pathways:

        • Pathway in International Hotel and Tourism Management
        • Pathway in International Hotel and Events Management
        • Pathway in International Hospitality Entrepreneurship

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, May, August, November

        Language:   English


        Higher Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management

        • 22 Week |  Full-time | 120 Credits | 22 weeks Paid Internship (Optional)

        The Higher Diploma programme equips students with the skills needed to succeed at higher level management in the hospitality industry. The emphasis is on business, tourism development, sustainability, entrepreneurship, human resource management, financial decision making, events management and food & beverage studies . Students work individually as well as in groups in order to develop their critical thinking and managerial skills. This challenging programme will prepare you well for a top-quality internship either in Switzerland or abroad.

        Requirements:

        • IMI Diploma or equivalent qualification
        • Proficiency in English: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent

        Pathways:

        • Pathway in International Hotel and Tourism Management
        • Pathway in International Hotel and Events Management
        • Pathway in Global Marketing Management

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, May, August, November

        Language:   English


        Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Dipl. Hôtelier/ère-Restaurateur/rice HF) - Swiss Federally Recognised

        • 3 Year |  Full-time | 120 Credits | 66 Weeks Paid Internships

        The Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Dip. Hôtelier/ère-Restaurateur/rice HF) is aimed to generate well-qualified and experienced graduates ready to enter the fast-growing, international hospitality industry. Designed around the key subject areas of food and beverage, housekeeping, culinary, front office, and supervision, the programme is taught in English and progressively builds students' theoretical skills which are then complemented by practical training placements at each level. 

        The programme content emphasises sustainable practices and professional and responsible behaviour to ensure graduates of the programme understand and apply these as part of their future professional careers.

        We are committed to developing graduates who make a difference through:

        • Maximizing employment opportunities for our graduates and developing a global career network,
        • Engendering self-confidence, entrepreneurship and flexibility in a fast-changing world,
        • Providing individual support to help each student realise their full potential,
        • Acting as role models in demonstrating cultural empathy, understanding, honesty and integrity

        Requirements:

        • 18 years of age
        • High School Diploma or equivalent
        • English proficiency: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

        Luzern Campus

        Next intake: February, August

        Language:   English



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