Swiss Advanced Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management

3 TO 4 YEARS
Paid F&B or Rooms Division Internship

Paid F&B or Rooms Division Internship

Management Semester in Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Semester 5)
Paid Supervisory Internship

Management Semester

in Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management (Semester 5)

44 Weeks

Taught in English and embedding personal and professional development to further enhance students’ intercultural leadership, this programme provides students with experience in all hotel departments. In doing so, they develop into experienced hospitality professionals with a holistic overview of the industry. There is a practical approach whereby students undertake practical training throughout their learning. 

Year 3 explores advanced decision-making techniques and higher-level management strategy. The final year consists of 22 weeks study on campus, followed by a 22-week internship placement specialising in a supervisory position in either Front Office or Housekeeping.

Successful completion of the three year programme entitles students to the Diplom Hôtelière-Restauratrice HF/Diplom Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF.

Requirements

You can see the full programme Application Requirements here.

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Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management from IMI Switzerland

Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice / Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF  -  hôtelière-restauratrice diplômée / hôtelièr-restaurateur diplômée ES  -  albergatrice-ristoratrice / albergatore-ristoratore dipl. SSS

 

Core units: 100 credits
Credits: 20

Students develop a critical understanding of marketing, with specific focus on the service industries. Key marketing concepts such as marketing mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place), internal marketing, CRM and marketing research are explored and engaged with. Contact Hours: 48

Credits: 10

Students will gain expertise in analysing hospitality financial results and the consequences on these results on pricing and revenue management decisions; budgeting and captial investment decisions. Contact Hours: 24

Credits: 20

This unit engages students in international hospitality operations management based on industry case studies with a specific focus on the management of food and beverage, rooms divisions and ICT departments. Contact Hours: 48

Credits: 20

This unit examines the importance of Human Resource Management within the Hospitality Industry and assesses organisational theory, behaviour, motivation, training and performance management and their relationship to successful hospitality organisations. Contact Hours: 48

Credits: 0

A Swiss federal certification covering the scope of employment regulation in Switzerland as it relates to workers, managers and business owners within the hospitality sector. Contact Hours: 8

Credits: 10

A specific unit dedicated to the writing of the Diplom Thesis, including correct referencing techniques, quotations and citations as well as formatting and structural guidance. Contact Hours: 24

Credits: 0

For their final year internship, students will take a leadership position in one of the following departments: marketing, finance, human resources, catering, restaurant or rooms division.

Credits: 20

Introducing more in-depth syntax and grammar on a wider range of themes and topics. Please note: Students who already speak two of the offical Swiss languages will be exempt from this unit, students who aleady speak German plus one other language will study French instead.  Contact Hours: 96

TESTIMONIALS

"My first year on the Advanced Swiss Diploma was amazing. I met so many new people and made great friends. I also got to live in the Swiss environment."

Camellia Nguyen

from Vietnam , graduated in 2021

The programme itself is quite challenging but brings many lessons and great experiences. This is how I learned to manage my time properly. I also learned how to deal with pressure serving in the IMI main dining hall. This was great preparation for my internship! The internship was not as stressful as I imagined as I was ready for it. I have worked in Vietnam before, but I must say the working environment In Switzerland is completely different and I have learned many new things. I started my German lessons at IMI and it improved a lot during my internship in Zurich.

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