This programme is designed to comply with the strict requirements of the Swiss federal government whilst staying true to the values that have made IMI one of the finest hospitality schools in the world today. Combining practical training with academic excellence, we are committed to helping students fulfill their true potential. We support our students through small classes and individual learning to help them develop their talents and professional integrity.
The degree spans three years and each year consists of one taught semester of 22 weeks followed by a practical training semester also of 22 weeks. IMI trains students in food and beverage, housekeeping and front office as well as preparing them for management roles in the hospitality industry. Students have the opportunity to acquire language skills with professional English, German and French classes running throughout the programme. On completion, students can pursue a BA (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
In line with Swiss federal requirements, all students applying for the Swiss Degree need to have a minimum of 10 months work experience in any field. For those with limited experience, IMI’s Professional Development Year offers a foundation-level introduction to university study as well as a 22-week work placement either in Switzerland or internationally brought to you through our wealth of industry contacts and personalised internships and careers support.
- 18 years of age
- High School Diploma
- IELTS 5.0 (other recognised English qualifications also accepted)
- At least 10 months’ work experience in any field or completion of IMI
Professional Development year (full-time, part-time, internship and
voluntary experience accepted)