Swiss Advanced Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management

A Swiss federally-approved qualification with worldwide recognition.

3 YEARS
Hospitality Practical Semester in Swiss Advanced Diploma
Paid F&B or Rooms Division Internship

Paid F&B or Rooms Division Internship

Paid Supervisory Internship

Hospitality Practical Semester

in Swiss Advanced Diploma

44 Weeks

One of the only Swiss federally approved qualifications to be taught in English, this Advanced Diploma is equivalent to a UK Level 6 NVQ award with worldwide recognition. Ideal for those looking to run their own hotel or restaurant, the programme has a strong focus on practical hospitality and language skills with three paid internships to complement each study semester.

This first semester introduces the essentials of managing a hospitality operation as well as the basics of finance and health and safety as well as professional English and German language classes. 

Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or similar professional qualification and/or experience
  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent English language qualification showing B2 level

see below for full list of English qualifcations accepted

Free Academic Consultation

We pride ourselves on offering an individual service to all our potential students. If you wish to be contacted for a free academic consultation by one of our Admissions Officers, then please complete the below form indicating the study area that you are interested in. We will then contact you directly to discuss your options at IMI.

 

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Progression to Year 2 of the Swiss Advanced Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management

Core units: 140 credits
Credits: 20

This practical unit focuses on the development of students restaurant service skills and knowledge of beverages served within fine-dining restaurant environments. Contact Hours: 48 

Credits: 10

Introduction to the principles behind rooms division and housekeeping management within hotel properties. Contact Hours: 36 

Credits: 10

This unit teaches the core academic disciplines for successful university study and provides guidance and materials on researching, referencing, time management and organisation to help students make the most of their time on their chosen programme. Contact Hours: 25 

Credits: 20

Introduction to the principles behind food storage and preparation in a professional kitchen. Contact Hours: 48

Credits: 20

An overview of the financial and accountancy considerations required when managing or starting a hospitality business. Contact Hours: 48 

Credits: 20

A complete overview of the management considerations required when running an F&B business. Contact Hours: 48 

Credits: 20

The English language skills required to operate professionally within a hospitality business. Contact Hours: 96 

Credits: 0

A Swiss federal certification ensuring students are familiar with the latest health and safety and accident prevention and management procedures in the workplace environment. Contact Hours: 8

Credits: 20

Introducing you to the basic conversational and professional dialogue skills in the German language. Please note: Students who already speak two of the offical Swiss languages will be exempt from this unit, students who aleady speak German plus one other language will study French instead.  Contact Hours: 96

TESTIMONIALS

"My first year on the Advanced Swiss Diploma was amazing. I met so many new people and made great friends. I also got to live in the Swiss environment."

Camellia Nguyen

from Vietnam , graduated in 2021

The programme itself is quite challenging but brings many lessons and great experiences. This is how I learned to manage my time properly. I also learned how to deal with pressure serving in the IMI main dining hall. This was great preparation for my internship! The internship was not as stressful as I imagined as I was ready for it. I have worked in Vietnam before, but I must say the working environment In Switzerland is completely different and I have learned many new things. I started my German lessons at IMI and it improved a lot during my internship in Zurich.

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