About IMI

IMI University Centre Switzerland first opened its doors on July 30th 1991. Our founders Mr. Heinz Bürki, Mr. Tom Maher, and Mr. Rudolf Fischer and 10 staff members welcomed 55 students. Today IMI’s 60 strong staff welcomes around 200 students per semester from all over the world to our Luzern campus.

Our International Hospitality courses in Hospitality, Tourism and Events management at undergraduate level, are all validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK as well as a prestigious MBA in International Hospitality Management.

At postgraduate level, we also offer the IMI Luzern MBA which allows you to specialise in Swiss Hotel Management Operations and is validated by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. This programme allows those with little practical experience the chance to complete a professional practice placement.

All programmes are in English, but you can also learn French and German as a second (third or fourth...) language. Find out more about all our courses by clicking here.

We have deliberately remained small, with a maximum of 220 students per semester. This way our students can be assured of a highly personalised and individual approach to their learning. Have a look at our News and Events to get more of a sense of the student experience here at IMI.

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 on completion of your 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.

To get the opinions that really matter, why not take some time to look through our student testimonials; if you need more information from us, enquire here; and, if you’ve decided IMI is the place for you, click here to follow our simple online application process.


Introducing IMI University Centre Switzerland

Learn what makes IMI unique among international hospitality schools...




IMI's Vision and Mission Statements

At IMI, we are dedicated to offering the very best in both academic training and all-round student experience. Read our Vision and Mission statements here...



IMI's History

IMI has been delivering top-quality education in hospitality studies for over 20 years. Learn more about the history of our school here...


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