Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Culinary Arts

Paid Internship CHF 2,212

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Culinary Arts
Paid Internship CHF 2,212 (optional)

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

in International Culinary Arts

22 Weeks

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.


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

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  • BA with Honours in International Culinary Arts awarded by IMI, Switzerland
  • BA with Honours in International Culinary Arts awarded by Oxford Brookes University, UK

Core units: 120 credits
Credits: 40

This research project is a sustained, in-depth and independent piece of work into the development of a new food product for an identified target market. Based on practical skills, entrepreneurial principles and marketing theory, students will develop, produce and launch a new food product for a consumer market segment.

Credits: 20

This unit will introduce students to modern day approaches to gastronomy in response to changes in consumer lifestyle and consumption patterns.

Credits: 10
This unit guides students through the application of leadership theories and practices within the hospitality and service sectors. It focuses on the nature of hospitality management and the traits and skills of effective leaders. It also covers how leaders can be made and how they express their leadership and values. Students are offered challenges in personal development and case studies to illustrate ideas explored during the unit.
Credits: 20
This unit is designed to help students manage various aspects of information technology within the hospitality industry. This course examines current systems and technological trends as well as the huge impact of recent Web2.0 technologies and concepts on operations and marketing in the hospitality industry.
Credits: 10

This unit allows students to reflect on their academic and personal progression and guides them through a professional approach to employment applications, curriculum vitae development and interview skills.

Credits: 20
This unit introduces students to a modern day approach to gastronomy in response to changes in consumer lifestyles and consumption patterns.

"My passion for the restaurant business and culinary arts developed tenfold after my studies here at IMI."

Pranav Yogesh

from India , graduated in 2019

I feel that the warm and welcoming ambience of the school escalated my growth as an individual and helped me make strong bonds, both with friends and industry professionals. I couldn’t have asked for a better four years!


Successful November Intake

We were delighted to be able to welcome students from around the world to join us for our final intake of 2020...


Term Break Activities

Normally, term breaks are when our students travel and explore different parts of Switzerland and Europe; however, with the current travel restrictions, we provided entertainment closer to home...


IMI in Culinary Top 20

IMI's culinary arm, the International Culinary Institute, has been named as one of Europe's top 20 by the Chef's Pencil website...


Swiss Digital Day

To celebrate Swiss Digital Day, we held an interactive coffee morning and discussion forum in our Swiss Room restaurant...


Sports Day(s)

A slightly weather-interrupted Sports Day meant we ended up holding the events over two weekends - double the fun for our students...

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