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Swiss Advanced Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management

One of the only Swiss federally-approved qualifications to be taught in English, this Advanced Diploma offers a strong focus on practical and language skills.

IMI Switzerland Hospitality Skills

Application Details

Start Dates

- November


- High school diploma or similar professional qualification and/or experience
- 18 years of age
- IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent)

Programme Award

Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hôtelier-Restarateur diplômé ES/Hôtelière-Restauratrice diplômée ES
Swiss Federally recognised

Programme Progression

Each subject-focused study semester is followed by a paid work placement, allowing you to perfect your practical skills and gain first-hand management insight.

IMI Switzerland Hospitality Skills

Semester 1

Hospitality Practical Semester
22 weeks


Paid Internship

F&B/Rooms Division Internship
22 weeks


Semester 2

Culinary Arts Practical Semester
22 weeks


Paid Internship

F&B/Rooms Division Internship
22 weeks


Semester 3

Management Theory Semester
22 weeks


Paid Internship

Supervisory Internship
22 weeks

Semester 1 Units - 120 Credits

Housekeeping Management - 10 Credits

Study Skills - 10 Credits

Food and Beverage Business Service - 20 Credits

Food Hygiene Management - 20 Credits

Hospitality Basics in Finance - 20 Credits

Managing F&B Business - 20 Credits

Professional English - 20 Credits


German A1

Semester 2 Units - 120 Credits

Front Office Management - 20 Credits

Marketing and Consumer Behaviour - 10 Credits

Food Services Concepts - 15 Credits

Food Production - 20 Credits

Restaurant Management and Control - 20 Credits

Hospitality Accounting - 20 Credits

Principles of Entrepreneurship - 15 Credits

Alcohol Law, Gambling, Health and Insurance

German A2

Semester 3 Units - 120 Credits

Diplom Thesis - 50 Credits

Financial Decision Making - 10 Credits

International Hospitality Operations Management - 20 Credits

Hospitality Services Marketing - 20 Credits

Managing People in Hospitality - 20 Credits

Employment Law

German B1

Programme Progression Options

On completion of the Swiss Advanced Diploma programme, students are eligible for direct entry into the final semester of one of IMI's BA (Hons) degree programmes. Gain a UK-accredited Bachelor's degree top-up in just 22 weeks!

International Hotel and Tourism Management

International Hotel and Events Management

International Hospitality Entrepreneurship


Paid Internship Experience

Each of our degree programmes offers a minimum of six months of paid work experience. Our Careers team will help find you exciting and challenging placements either here in Switzerland or in a range of international locations such as the US, the Middle East or Europe. Our personalised service covers everything from CV preparation to visa application support. Discover a new culture, earn a salary, and gain invaluable, CV-enhancing experience.

Your future in hospitality...

...or international industry

IMI's dedicated Careers team works directly with the world's biggest hospitality brands as well as leading international companies to secure you CV-enriching, paid work placements in exciting destinations across the globe.


...and leading hotel brands