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IMI International Management Institute Switzerland

Short Courses

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



IMI Switzerland is a private hospitality and business management school founded in 1991. We offer a comfortable, family atmosphere on campus and personalised learning support and career guidance for every student.

The combination of quality academic teaching, excellent industry contacts and breath-taking scenery are a recipe for success!


Our faculty are all educated to Master's level (or higher) and bring with them a wealth of experience from hospitality and other industries. Small class sizes mean that every student receives the support and attention they need to achieve the best learning outcomes.

We regularly welcome guest lecturers currently working within international firms to share their expertise and up-to-date knowledge with students. The ensures our graduates are "future-proofed" to meet the demands of employers and achieve rapid career progression within their chosen fields.


IMI 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 guarantee to find job opportunities for all our graduates. You will be first when it comes to paid practical training opportunities in Switzerland or abroad.

Our excellent reputation with major international hotel chains and industry leaders means that companies come to IMI to recruit high quality students for their management training programmes and future leadership roles.

With alumni working in leadership positions around the globe, we offer an international network of industry professionals for our students to utilise on their career pathways.


Student services

All our Administration, Faculty and Support staff are located on our beautiful Kastanienbaum campus in the heart of Switzerland. This means students have easy access to all the IMI team and can quickly find the best person to support them in any scenario.

Housing services

The IMI campus is situated on the shores of Lake Luzern with spectacular views over the Alps and the Mountains of Rigi and Pilatus. Our students are housed in comfortable rooms close to the lecture theatres, restaurants and leisure facilities.

We offer a range of different room types: singles and twins both with en-suite and shared bathrooms to cater for every need.

We are proud of our small campus, with a true family feel which allows our students to develop the caring and friendly spirit so recognisable in our graduates. A regular bus service connects you to the vibrant city of Luzern and the surrounding areas.

Library services

Our on-campus library contains all the study materials (both physical and digital) that students require to complete their assignments. The library is open each weekday in the afternoon.

ICT services

We have a dedicated, on-site ICT support staff member to assist with all questions regarding WiFi, hardware, software or apps.

Medical services

Our Reception is manned 24/7 by a member of the IMI team. With a range of medications available directly at Reception, we also have trained staff who can advise on the best course of action should our students experience any physical or mental health issues.

Student Life

Campus life

The IMI campus is situated on the shores of Lake Luzern with spectacular views over the Alps and the Mountains of Rigi and Pilatus. Our students are housed in comfortable rooms close to the lecture theatres, restaurants and leisure facilities.Every day you will enjoy fresh, delicious food delivered to your table from the local, specially selected, farms and lakes around our campus. Only 12 minutes away is the stunning, historic city of Luzern, with its cultural events and vibrant cafe culture. Situated in the heart of Europe, you can take the train to Paris, Rome or Berlin. You will work hard during the week but the weekends are your reward.

Sports facilities

With an on-campus gym and games including pool, table tennis and foosball, our students are never bored! We also have access to nearby sports pitches where students can play football, basketball and volleyball amongst many others. 

Student clubs

Our Student Representative Committee (SRC) organise various activities and excursions throughout the school semester. This can include a ski trip, a visit to Germany's largest theme park and our regular, on-campus student bars and events.


Our degree programmes are validated by leading UK university Manchester Metropolitan University, meaning you receive a UK award on graduation with international recognition.

As an institute we are recognised by various Swiss and international bodies including the EDUQUA, ISO and the Swiss Private School Register. We are one of the top-ranked hospitality schools in the QS University World Rankings.

Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

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