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The IMI Luzern MBA is an intensive, two semester MBA programme allowing you to specialise in Swiss Hotel Management Operations. For those with little or no practical experience, there is the possibility of a six-month paid, professional practice (between semesters one and two) arranged for you by our Careers team either in Switzerland or internationally. 


  • Research Methods for Business
  • Human Resources Across Cultures
  • Financial Management and Accounting
  • International Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Hospitality
  • International Events Management
  • Economics in Management
  • E-Business and Marketing for Hospitality
  • Non Residential Dissertation or Field Consulting Project


  • Introduction to Luxury Business Management
  • New Brand Development
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Luxury Brand Design Workshops

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

  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • English proficiency: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent
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