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The programme's objective is to equip students who have limited or no experience of the hospitality industry with the practical and management skills necessary for entry level positions in hotel, events and related industries. The core focus is operational and integrative management with subjects including food and beverage operations, front office management and the business development of hospitality organisations and events management.

  • Personal Professional Development 2
  • Hotel Facilities and Operations
  • Hospitality Accounting 1
  • Managing People in the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Services Marketing
  • Event Operations
  • Food and Beverage Service

University requirements

  • Registration fee of 2,800 chf to be paid within 21 days
  • Motivation Letter, outlining who you are, why you would like to study at IMI in Switzerland and your plans for your future career in this industry - approx. 500 words
  • CV/Résumé in english
  • Transcripts/Certificates of your academic qualifications since High School
  • Students transferring from recognised hotel management schools must also include official transcripts or records for each semester of their previous course of study
  • Work references or reports if available, especially for the MBA Degree programmes.
  • IELTS, TOEFL, or equivalent English test results
  • Two recent passport photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm), make sure background is white or grey, if it is colour it might be refused
  • Copy of passport and swiss residence permit where applicable
  • Certificate of good health completed by a licensed physician. A specific form for your doctor can be downloaded from

In most countries the Swiss Embassy/Consulate may also request the following additional documentation

  • Bank Statement showing proof of sufficient financial funds (if possible in student's name, if not in the parent’s name)
  • Evidence of English certification
  • Letter of intent to leave Switzerland after completion of studies
  • Motivation Letter

Program requirements

  • Normally a Bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • English proficiency: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent


As a private institution, IMI does not provide any full scholarships and students are expected to be in a position to finance their own studies in Switzerland, especially as this will be a requirement by the Swiss immigration authorities for the study visa application.

However, we have a number of initiatives listed below that are linked to IMI's admissions strategy, which aim to assist motivated people to study at our institution. For more information about any of the initiatives listed below, please contact us on and one of our Admissions Officers will contact you for a personal consultation to discuss your situation and guide you accordingly.

Community scholarships

In order to enhance students’ knowledge and skills, we are pleased to offer some students the opportunity to gain some further experience during their academic semester. Selected students will dedicate a few hours per week for practical experience in one of the following departments at IMI:

  • F&B Service
  • F&B Stewarding
  • F&B Kitchen
  • Housekeeping
  • Marketing
  • Alumni
  • Library

Notification about these community scholarships are issued during the first week of the semester and students will be required to submit an application if they wish to apply for one of more of these positions. An interview will be held with those shortlisted, after which an offer will be made to the selected students.

For more information about these community scholarships, please contact us on and we will be delighted to provide you with some more information.

Merit scholarships

Academic scholarships are granted based on outstanding academic performance.

The recipients of the following awards will receive a scholarship which will be financially credited towards their next semester of study at IMI:

  • Best in Semester Certificate Student: CHF 1,000 
  • Best in Semester Higher Diploma Student: CHF 1,000 
  • Best in Semester Diploma Student: CHF 1,000 
  • Best in Semester Postgraduate Diploma Student: CHF 1,000 
  • Best in Semester BA (Hons) Student: CHF 1,000 
  • Best Dissertation by a BA (Hons) Student: CHF 1,000

The recipients of the following awards will receive a financial scholarship from IMI:

  • For 3 semesters and receiving a BA (Hons) degree with first class honours.
  • For students completing 3 semesters at IMI and receiving an MBA degree with distinction CHF 6,000 

Prestige awards are granted based on outstanding personal and professional performance. Prizes will be presented to the award-winners at the graduation ceremony. The awards are as follows:

  • Award for Best Newcomer Award for Personal Achievement 
  • Award for Professional Attitude Award for the Best PDP e-Portfolio 
  • The Tom Maher Prize Award Award for Outstanding Citizenship 
  • The Rudolf Fischer Prize Award Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community
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