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.

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.

We offer MScs from Sheffield Hallam University in International Events and Conference Management and International Tourism Management as well as the prestigious IMI Luzern MBA with a choice of four pathways which is validated by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. You can also follow our Global Business Management course from Certificate level all the way through to a Masters qualification.

All programmes are in English, but you can also learn French, Spanish and German as part of the syllabus. 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.


IMI Hotel Management School Movie 2012

We are an International Hospitality Management School offering academic excellence in all areas of hospitality and hotel management, situated in beautiful Luzern in the heart of Switzerland




Why Choose IMI

  • We provide job opportunities for all our graduates
  • We offer exceptional value
  • You live in the heart of Europe
  • You become part of the IMI family 


Our Contact Details

We are always happy to hear from you whether this is your first enquiry or whether you are a returning alumnus. You can reach us by facebook, twitter, email, through our website, by phone or Alphorn. Whichever you prefer!



Book a Visit

You are always welcome at IMI University Centre. We do not have open days for the simple reason that we know you want to see the school as it really is, to feel the atmosphere and meet the students. We look forward to your call



IMI Brochures

The programmes at IMI combine the best of a British university education with a quality of practical training that can only be found in Switzerland. Find out more about all our courses by downloading the official brochures here.



Top Quality Education

Quality is taken very seriously at IMI. It is at the heart of all our operations and ultimately leads to excellence in educational programmes.



Swiss Hotel Schools

We know that deciding on the right hotel school for you is a big decision and one that you will take time to consider.


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