IMI University Centre Switzerland Study Hospitality and Business Management

One of Switzerland's finest Hospitality and Management schools, IMI University Centre in Luzern offers programmes in Hotel, Tourism, Events, Culinary and Business Management.

IMI University Centre Switzerland is a unique, private, International Management Institute founded in 1991. Their International Hospitality courses in Hotel, Event, Restaurant, European Culinary and Tourism management at undergraduate level, are all validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK as well as a prestigious MBA in International Hospitality Management.

They offer a Business Management BA and an MSc in Global Strategic Management as well as Sheffield Hallam MSc programmes in International Tourism Management and International Events and Conference Management. In addition to these, their IMI Luzern MBA gives students a choice of four specialist hospitality pathways.

For students with a culinary focus, IMI's sister school - the International Culinary Institute Switzerland (ICI) – offers Diploma to BA (Honours) programmes in International Culinary Arts validated by Oxford Brookes University, UK. These courses provide a hands-on approach to gastronomy and draw from a wide variety of culinary traditions. Students are taught by a team of expert professionals who all share a passion for food and a desire for excellence in all aspects of culinary practice.

Practical training is valued highly at IMI and the school's dedicated Careers and Internship team work hard to secure the top placements for each student. The school offers a very personalised service when it comes to placements so students can be assured that the opportunities offered are the best ones for their personal development. All students are given a life-long membership to IMI's Alumni network, meaning their career and networking opportunities do not end on graduation.

Situated in picturesque Kastanienbaum and walking distance from the shores of Lake Luzern, the IMI campus is just a short, 15-minute bus ride to the city centre. Here students can enjoy the many restaurants, bars and cultural attractions that this student-friendly city has to offer. IMI's central European location gives great opportunities for travel with neighbouring France, Germany and Italy all accessible by train and excellent flight links from the nearby Zurich airport.

With over 30 nationalities on campus at any one time, IMI is rich in cultural diversity and the friendly, welcoming environment means students from all over the globe feel at home in no time. Course study is intense but there are numerous events and activities organised by both the University and the students. Ski-trips, career days, field trips and concept restaurant evenings mean students are never bored!

With a maximum of 220 students per semester, IMI students can be assured of a highly personalised and individual approach to their learning. All programmes are taught in English, but there is the option to learn French, Spanish and German as part of the syllabus. A qualification from IMI is a stamp of excellence on any CV and ensures that graduates are top of the pile for those important first interviews.

The combination of quality academic teaching, Swiss practical training, excellent industry contacts and breathtaking scenery are a recipe for success. IMI 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!

Author: Andrew Murray

Andrew is the Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator at IMI University Centre Switzerland.

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