International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland

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IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
IMI Switzeland
Motto Aiming For Excellence in International Hospitality Management.
Type Private University - Education in Switzerland
Established August, 1991[1]
President Heinz Buerki
Dean Professor Theodore Benetatos
Academic staff
Students 480 per year,
In-house: 300,
in internship: 180 [2]
Undergraduates 440
Postgraduates 40 MBA, PgD
Location Kastanienbaum-Luzern, Switzerland
Campus Kastanienbaum, Luzern
Affiliations Manchester Metropolitan University UK, Oxford Brookes University UK, Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, BAC, EDUqua, QQQ[3]

IMI International Management Institute in Switzerland is a private hospitality school founded in 1991.[4][5] It offers International Hospitality courses in Hotel, Event and Tourism management at undergraduate level, all validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK[6][7] as well as a MBA in International Hospitality Management.[8][9]

The main program areas are:[10]

  • Tourism
  • Event Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Culinary Arts

Brief history[edit]

In August 1991 the International Management Institute was founded at the Hotel Waldstaetten in Weggis with 55 students. By 1995 180 students per semester were being taught at IMI. In 1997 the current campus was launched in Kastanienbaum 12 bus minutes away from Lucerne. Today, over 240 students are studying each academic semester at IMI which means the capacity of the current campus has been reached.


IMI Campus[edit]

IMI Kastanienbaum is overlooked by Pilatus (mountain) and is situated on the banks of Lake Lucerne. In 2015, all rooms in campus have been completely renovated and refurbished.


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Coordinates: 47°00′25″N 8°20′14″E / 47.0069°N 8.3372°E / 47.0069; 8.3372