IMI International 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 400
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, Switzerland is a private hospitality school offering programmes from foundation level to Masters in Business Administration.[4] It offers students the opportunity to undertake paid, practical internships as part of their programme either in Switzerland or internationally.[5] It is one of Switzerland's smaller private hotel schools (with a maximum of 220 students per semester) and aims to offer students a highly personalised educational experience.[6] The school has over 25 years of offering Swiss hospitality education and was named in the top 20 providers of hospitality management education in the 2017 QS rankings.[7]


  • International Hotel, Tourism and Events Management[8]
  • International Culinary Arts[9]
  • International Hospitality Management[10]
  • Swiss Hotel Management Operations[11]
  • Luxury Brands and Services Management[12]


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, around 200 students are studying each academic semester at IMI.[citation needed]


IMI Campus[edit]

IMI Kastanienbaum is overlooked by Pilatus (mountain) and is situated on the banks of Lake Lucerne.


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