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Higher Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management
Paid Internship CHF 2,179

Higher Diploma

in International Hotel and Tourism Management

22 Weeks

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, entrepreunership, 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.


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

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  • Higher Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management, awarded by IMI, Switzerland
  • Diploma of Higher Education in International Hotel and Tourism Management, awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Core units: 100 credits
Credits: 10

Develops reflection on career and personal development, recognises academic and personal progression in support of future career goals. These classes will help students in the development of self discipline and guide them in recognising their potential.

Credits: 20
This unit allows students to expand their knowledge of marketing, finance and human resources within a hospitality context. Students engage with a  hospitality business scenario within Switzerland and develop and present a commercial proposal for the scenario to industry representatives.
Credits: 10
Students will gain expertise in analysing hospitality financial results and the consequences on these results on pricing and revenue management decisions; budgeting and captial investment decisions.
Credits: 20
This unit engages students in international hospitality operations management based on industry case studies with a specific focus on the management of food and beverage, rooms divisions and ICT departments
Credits: 20
Student develop a critical understanding of marketing, with specific focus on the service industries. Key marketing concepts such as marketing mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place), internal marketing, CRM and marketing research are explored and engaged with.
Credits: 20

This unit examines the importance of Human Resource Management within the Hospitality Industry and assesses organisational theory, behaviour, motivation, training and performance management and their relationship to successful hospitality organisations

Credits: 0
Students are required to complete a 22-week internship in a hospitality-related environment in order to consolidate and develop the skills and knowledge acquired.
Elective units: 20 credits
Credits: 10
Explore the design and development of Hotel Resorts and analyse the environmental and maintenance issues associated with their operation and management
Credits: 10
Assess key management disciplines required to procure, control and sell menu items effectively with a special focus on costing and promotion in the hospitality industry.Â

"Studying at IMI was a remarkable experience!"

Nishan Silva

from Sri Lanka , graduated in 1992

My time at IMI was a remarkable experience, both academically and socially, as I met students from many different countries. Memories of cultural diversity among students, engagement and camaraderie are still fresh in my mind today and most of us are still very good friends from our class. The leadership techniques of Mr Burki and the IMI faculty lecturers were fascinating, and we learned new skills in Hotel Management every day. Plus the beauty of Switzerland, the taste of fondue and the wines from Valais were to die for!

I travelled to many neighbouring countries while at IMI, taking advantage of Switzerland’s central location in Europe. I was placed at Hilton Basel through IMI, which was the start of my career with Hilton. I then continued to work for Hilton Worldwide in five different countries for 18 long and very rewarding years. I have now returned to Cebu to strengthen Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu’s position as the leading business hotel in Cebu.


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