Swiss Advanced Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management

A Swiss federally-approved qualification with worldwide recognition.

3 YEARS
Paid F&B or Rooms Division Internship

Paid F&B or Rooms Division Internship

Management Semester in Swiss Advanced Diploma
Paid Supervisory Internship

Management 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.

The final semester focuses on hospitality business management skills. It covers all aspects of running a successful business, from strategic marketing and financial decision making to people management and employement law. German language study is completed to B1 level. 

Requirements

Completion of Culinary Practice Semester and Second Internship

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Award

Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Hospitality Management from IMI Switzerland

(dipl. Hotelier-Gastronom HF/dipl. Hotelière-Gastronomin HF  -  Hôtelier-Restarateur diplômé ES/Hôtelière-Restauratrice diplômée ES  -  Albergatrice-Ristoratrice / Albergatore-Ristoratore dipl. SSS)

On successful completion of IMI's Advanced Swiss Diploma, students are eligible to enter directly onto the final semester of our BA (Hons) degree validated by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Core units: 100 credits
Credits: 10

Students will gain expertise in analysing hospitality financial results and the consequences on these results on pricing and revenue management decisions; budgeting and captial investment decisions. Contact Hours: 24

Credits: 20

This unit engages students in international hospitality operations management based on industry case studies with a specific focus on the management of food and beverage, rooms divisions and ICT departments. Contact Hours: 48

Credits: 20

Students develop a critical understanding of marketing, with specific focus on the service industries. Key marketing concepts such as marketing mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place), internal marketing, CRM and marketing research are explored and engaged with.

Credits: 20

This unit examines the importance of Human Resource Management within the Hospitality Industry and assesses organisational theory, behaviour, motivation, training and performance management and their relationship to successful hospitality organisations. Contact Hours: 48

Credits: 0

A Swiss federal certification covering the scope of employment regulation in Switzerland as it relates to workers, managers and business owners within the hospitality sector. Contact Hours: 8

Credits: 10

A specific unit dedicated to the writing of the Diplom Thesis, including correct referencing techniques, quotations and citations as well as formatting and structural guidance. Contact Hours: 24

Credits: 20

Introducing more in-depth syntax and grammar on a wider range of themes and topics. 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

"At the end of the day, if I have problems I can always go to any of my professors and ask for help. This is a major advantage of a smaller school."

Popthon Kirawit

from Thailand , graduated in 2021

What I really like about the Advanced Swiss Diploma is the opportunity to experience everything. In this program I received training in IMI's restaurant, in housekeeping, sustainable tourism and also learned how to do accounting and operations management. These are the skills I will need if I want to own a restaurant or a hotel in the future. At the end of the day, if I have problems I can always go to any of my professors and ask for help. This is a major advantage of a smaller school!

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