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IMI International Management Institute Switzerland

IMI is the only truly Swiss family-owned hospitality management institute. I will hand over to my daughter Isabelle who, together with our CEO Prof. Theodore Benetatos, will ensure that the IMI ethos continues.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)



IMI International Management Institute Switzerland first opened its doors on July 30th 1991. Our founders Mr. Heinz Bürki, Mr. Tom Maher and Mr. Rudolf Fischer along with 10 staff members welcomed 55 students.


The combination of quality academic teaching, Swiss practical training and breathtaking scenery are a recipe for success. Added to this our excellent industry contacts provide CV enhancing internships as well as numerous recruitment opportunities for students on completion of their studies. Our graduates can be found in senior management positions all around the globe. Their success shows that, to reach the top, it pays to start at the top!


For more than 25 years, IMI International Management Institute has been helping students from across the world to achieve their career goals and personal potential. Although vocational education and training has been at the core of what we do, we recognise that research is also of equal importance. At IMI we believe that excellence in teaching should be complemented by excellence in applied research outputs.

Our aim is to undertake rigorous research that advances academics' understanding about the management of hospitality and tourism organisations, addresses the needs of organisations and policy makers as well as enhances teaching and learning practices.


We guarantee to find job opportunities for all our graduates. You will be first when it comes to paid practical training opportunities in Switzerland or abroad.

Our excellent reputation with major international hotel chains and industry leaders means that companies come to IMI to recruit high quality students for their management training programmes and future leadership roles.

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Housing services

We know how important it is for you to feel at home and we do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable. In the Kastanienbaum our accommodation has stunning views of Lake Luzern and Mount Pilatus with many rooms having a private balcony. All accommodation offers you a safe and warm experience in the traditional Swiss family way.

We offer the following room categories:

On Campus:

  • Twin standard room with shared showed
  • Single standard room wth shared shower
  • Twin ensuite
  • Single ensuite

Student Life

Campus life

The IMI campus is situated on the shores of Lake Luzern with spectacular views over the Alps and the Mountains of Rigi and Pilatus. Our students are housed in comfortable rooms close to the lecture theatres, restaurants and leisure facilities.Every day you will enjoy fresh, delicious food delivered to your table from the local, specially selected, farms and lakes around our campus. Only 12 minutes away is the stunning, historic city of Luzern, with its cultural events and vibrant cafe culture. Situated in the heart of Europe, you can take the train to Paris, Rome or Berlin. You will work hard during the week but the weekends are your reward.


Our programmes are validated by leading UK universities and institutions including Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Brookes University and the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality.

As an institute we are recognised by various Swiss and international bodies including the British Accreditation Council and the Swiss Private School Register.

Student Reviews

My Great Campus
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

National Hotel Institute Bandung is the most popular Vocational Institute. They graduated the best alumnus to be a international professional. They are a celebrity chef, young head chef, entrepreneur of culinary and pastry and many more. This is the best institute and the first institute in Indonesia.

I have ielts degree
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have ielts degree at 5.5

Study in Switzerland
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I got the best experience in Switzerland. My university is truly amazing and I had opportunity to do an internship in such a beautiful country. I also did an internship at JW Marriott Savannah in USA. Unfortunately, COVID-19 hit and whole hospitality industry got into a trouble like everyone.

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