Your Employability is our Top Priority.

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.

Live Green, Live Clean - This is Switzerland.

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.

Best Swiss Practice with British Academic Excellence.

IMI is a successful, independent, private hotel management institute. We have a highly qualified core faculty, supported by inspiring visiting lecturers. Our small classes assure personal attention while our impressive accreditations guarantee quality. Our wide range of courses will challenge you, providing knowledge and practical training for your future career.

You become part of the IMI family

Our aim is to prepare you for a great future, rich in international experiences and challenges. Our social programme will teach you about other cultures, other music and other traditions. There are around over 50 nationalities on our ‘global village’ campus and you will have the opportunity to learn French and German in one of the safest and most beautiful countries in the world.

Welcome to the IMI Family

IMI is the only truly Swiss family-owned hospitality management institute. I will hand over to my daughter Isabelle who, together with our management team, will ensure that the IMI ethos continues.

After so many truly enthusiastic years, how do we stay so motivated? Simple: Whenever my daughter or I meet graduates, we can see how IMI enabled them to become the confident, successful professionals they are today.

Heinz Bürki - IMI Founder & President

Your Advantages

  • Different pathways to choose from
  • Various entry levels available 
  • Accelerated programmes
  • Courses validated by leading UK universities
  • Excellent quality assurance and recognition
  • Outstanding visiting faculty
  • Small classes and personal coaching

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 Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. Our courses give you expert practical training alongside the management skills needed to excel in this field.




IMI’s Vision and Mission Statement

Our vision is to be the leading Swiss provider in hospitality management education with a worldwide reputation for the employability of our graduates in the hospitality and service industries based on academic, professional and personal excellence.

Our mission is to provide hospitality and service management higher education to students from all over the world, and nurture them to become accomplished and successful hospitality and business executives for the global economy.

Our Values

Our 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

Our Commitments

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 recognise talents and help students realise their potential
  • acting as role models in demonstrating cultural empathy, understanding, honesty and integrity

We are committed to our staff, academic partners and employers through:

  • actively supporting professional development
  • ensuring open communication and engagement with contemporary quality assurance procedures
  • liaising with industry on programme design and graduate employability
  • demonstrating commitment to principles of corporate social responsibility.
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