Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management

Year 1 in Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Semester 1)
Paid F&B or Housekeeping Internship (Semester 2) CHF 2,179

Paid Culinary Internship (Semester 4) CHF 2,179

Paid Supervisory Internship (Semester 6) CHF 2,179

Year 1

in Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Semester 1)

44 Weeks

An introduction to the basics of hospitality and service management alongside essential university-level study skills. The first year of the Swiss Degree programme consists of 22 weeks study on campus, followed by a 22-week internship placement specialising in F&B or Housekeeping.


  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma
  • IELTS 5.0 (other recognised English qualifications also accepted)
  • At least 10 months’ work experience in any field or completion of IMI
    Professional Development year (full-time, part-time, internship and
    voluntary experience accepted)

Free Academic Consultation

We pride ourselves on offering an individual service to all our potential students. If you wish to be contacted for a free academic consultation by one of our Admissions Officers, then please complete the below form and attach your CV/resume. We will then contact you directly to discuss your options at IMI/ICI...


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Progression to Year 2 of the Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management / Dipl. Hôtelier/ère-Restaurateur/rice HF

Core units: 120 credits
Credits: 10

Introduction to the principles behind rooms division and housekeeping management within hotel properties. 

Credits: 10

This unit teaches the core academic disciplines for successful university study and provides guidance and materials on researching, referencing, time management and organisation to help students make the most of their time on their chosen programme.

Credits: 20
This practical unit focuses on the development of students restaurant service skills and knowledge of beverages served within fine-dining restaurant environments.
Credits: 20

Introduction to the principles behind food storage and preparation in a professional kitchen.

Credits: 20

An overview of the financial and accountancy considerations required when managing or starting a hospitality business.

Credits: 20

A complete overview of the management considerations required when running an F&B business. 

Credits: 20

The English language skills required to operate professionally within a hospitality business.

Credits: 0

An introduction to the German language skills equivalent to the A1 international standard.

Credits: 0

A 22-week placement specialising in F&B or housekeeping either in Switzerland or worldwide. 


"IMI has prepared me to succeed during my internship."

Helge De Wilt

from Netherlands , graduated in 2015

At IMI I am studying what I enjoy doing the most: Hospitality. One of the many things I have learned is how to provide my guests with an excellent service. IMI has prepared me to succeed during my internship. In a small school like IMI you will get to know everyone really fast from all over the world. My friends here at IMI are connections for a lifetime; having good connections in this industry is extremely useful.

In my Certificate semester, I was surprised that I had been awarded the Merit Scholarship for best overall scores for that semester – this was a good feeling (especially for my parents) and meant I was awarded a discount in tuition fees for my next semester of study!


Research Forum - Beyond Borders

This year's IMI Research Forum was bigger than ever before with a 'Collaboration Beyond Borders' theme...


Japanese Culinary Visit

We opened up our kitchens to a group of students from Ecoles de Patisserie et de Cuisine KOKUSAI for a morning of culinary workshops...


Christmas at IMI

IMI founders the Bürki family very generously hosted a Christmas apéro for the staff and faculty...


IMI in top 50

We were delighted to be recognised, once again, as one of the world's leading hospitality and hotel management schools by CEO World magazine...


Student Ambassadors at IMI

Once again, it was a pleasure to welcome student ambassadors from our international partner schools to spend a week with us on campus...

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