The qualification, known in Switzerland as the “Höhere Fachschule (HF) Diplom”, will combine practical training with academic excellence our students will enjoy a federally approved programme of study supported by the core values that have made IMI one of the world’s finest hotel schools for more than 25 years.
With a focus on employability and individual learning the Swiss Professional Degree programme is perfectly designed to help students become accomplished and successful hospitality executives both in Switzerland and around the world.
We have designed this qualification to comply with the strict requirements of the Swiss Federal government whilst staying true to the core IMI values. Students are supported through small class sizes and individual learning to help them develop their talents and professional integrity. In addition, personalised Careers support means students will be able to secure the best internship placements to aid and progress their learning.
The programme will span three years and each year will consist of one taught semester of 22 weeks followed by a practical training semester also of 22 weeks. The degree is built around the areas of food and beverage service and kitchen, housekeeping, and front office, plus prepares students for management roles in the hospitality industry.
Internships, which can be done in Switzerland or overseas, will allow the students to put the theory into practice and gain that all-important real work experience during their studies, which will boost their employability in the industry worldwide.
Students will also have the opportunity to improve their language skills with professional English, German and French classes running throughout the programme. As with all IMI degrees, a personal development programme is built into each year including formal skills training, the setting of academic and personal goals and the development of a capacity for lifelong learning.
With this new addition to our programme range, we are delighted that we can now provide a practical-focused, Swiss-recognised degree that offers ideal preparation for both students looking to enter the hospitality industry or those keen to pursue their studies to a higher level.
The first intake for the Swiss Professional Degree will be 21st August 2017 with graduates of the programme then being eligible to enter directly into the final year of our BA (Hons) degree in Hospitality Management which is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.
We are offering a special part-scholarship scheme for the first ten applicants to this programme. To request more information, please contact Ms. Greta Musu, our Director of International Business Development, at email@example.com and she will be able to guide you accordingly.
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