International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland

Luzern, Switzerland
IMI is a successful, independent, private hotel management institute. We have a highly qualified core faculty, supported by inspiring visiting lecturers. Our small classes assure personal attention while our impressive accreditations guarantee quality. Our wide range of courses will challenge you, providing knowledge and practical training for your future career.



IMI International Management Institute Switzerland first opened its doors on July 30th 1991.


  • Various entry levels available
  • Accelerated programmes
  • Courses validated by Manchester Metropolitan & Oxford Brookes University
  • Excellent quality assurance and recognition
  • Outstanding visiting faculty
  • Small classes, personal coaching
Our aim is to prepare you for a great future, rich in international experiences and challenges. Our social programme will teach you about other cultures, other music and other traditions. There are around over 50 nationalities on our ‘global village’ campus and you will have the opportunity to learn French and German in one of the safest and most beautiful countries in the world.


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 are committed to transfer the knowledge which staff generate in their work to the wider community, for the benefit of all.

We are determined to nurture a culture of research support and to develop knowledge and skill capacities in hospitality and tourism management so as to reflect the assurance to our students that IMI follows a highly personalised and individual approach to their learning.


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.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland!


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

Off Campus:

  • Twin ensuite
  • Single ensuite

ICT services

Whether you choose one of our shared rooms on campus or our single student rooms they are all fully furnished with modern study facilities, refrigerators, safe, kettle, plenty of storage space and 24 hour wireless internet connection.

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.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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