Hotel Management Courses in Switzerland

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IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland:
IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland is a leading hotel management school in Switzerland offering a selection of internationally-recognised certificate, diploma and bachelor degree programs in the areas of tourism, hospitality, culinary arts and events management, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in International Hotel Management. Our highly specialized hospitality and tourism management institution provides opportunities for talented individuals from around the world to take up professional positions in the world’s largest industry. The language of instruction is English.

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Hospitality Education Programs in Switzerland:
At IMI, we offer a range of internationally-recognised certificate, diploma, bachelor degree and master's degree programs in the areas of tourism, hospitality and events management:

Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours Courses: 

Course Duration: 22 weeks if you have a prior qualification at Higher Diploma level. The pathway from Certificate level to Bachelor degree is 2.5 years.
The objective of these programmes is to equip students for the demands of senior management in the hospitality, tourism, and corporate event industries. Validated by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), each 22-week programme is equivalent to the final year of university study. There are 4 intakes per year: January, March, July and October. Students, who successfully accomplish this programme, will receive two degrees - from IMI University Centre, Switzerland and from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

There is a choice of seven contemporary pathways:
Photo of Hotel Management Courses in Switzerland- International Hotel Management
- International Tourism Management
- International Hotel and Tourism Management
- International Tourism and Events Management
- International Hotel and Events Management
- Hospitality Entrepreneurship
- Restaurant Management

All programmes share a common core of higher level management subjects with an emphasis on business development, including enterprise development, human resource management and corporate financial planning. Pathway specialisation is made through your choice of units: tourism and transport, tourism impacts, food and beverage facilities management, food costing, purchasing and merchandising and events operations. The programme also offers opportunities for learning a foreign language as well as higher management skills, for example negotiation and data analysis.

* Requirements for Admission:
- IMI Higher Diploma in Hotel and / or Tourism Management or equivalent.
- Transfers are considered from recognized Hotel/Tourism Management schools or universities. 
- Proficiency in English: 525 TOEFL (paper-based), 71 TOEFL (internet-based), 5.5 IELTS, or equivalent
- Applicants who do not have the required English level may join the 4-week Intensive English Certificate (IEC) or the 12-week University English Preparatory Course (UEPC).

IMI Luzern MBA Degree Program:
Course Duration: 22-week intensive, residential semester, followed by a 22-week professional practice (internship) in Switzerland or abroad, followed by a non-residential 22-week semester for your field consulting project or dissertation. 
In addition to the ten core modules in this hospitality-based MBA program, you can choose to specialise in Social Media Marketing, Sustainable Hotel and Tourism Management, Luxury Brands and Services Management or Swiss Hotel Management Operations. Students who cannot commit to the three semesters have the option of completing the Postgraduate Certificate Programme (80 credits) and the Postgraduate Diploma Programme (140 credits). 

MBA in International Hospitality Management:
 
Course Duration: 22-week intensive, residential course followed by a 22-week non-residential programme for the field consulting project or dissertation. 
Image of Hotel Management Courses in SwitzerlandTaught entirely in English, this MBA program is validated by IMI's UK partner, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Students, who successfully complete this programme, will receive two degrees - from IMI and from MMU. There are 4 intakes per year: January, March, July and October. 

The IMI MBA is designed for students with qualifications and/or experience in hospitality management who wish to develop their skills and understanding of the industry in preparation for middle and senior management positions. The core focus is on strategic management, with subjects including enterprise development, strategic international marketing management, project appraisal and feasibility studies, business cultures in developing new markets.

Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel and Events Management:
Course Duration: 22 weeks
The objective of this intensive course 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. There are 4 intakes per year: January, March, July and October.

Core subjects include: Financial Management, Human Resource Management; Food and Beverage Services; Personal Development Planning. 

Undergraduate Pathways:

IMI Higher Diplomas & Diploma HE (Higher Education) Awards
Photos of IMI University Centre – International Management Institute SwitzerlandCourse Duration: 22 weeks
- International Hotel Management
- International Tourism Management
- International Hotel and Tourism Management
- International Tourism and Events Management
- International Hotel and Events Management
- Restaurant Management
- Hospitality Entrepreneurship 

Equivalent to the third year of university, these courses are designed for students with an interest in rapidly achieving junior management positions and who already have relevant qualifications and / or experience. They allow a measure of single or combined specialization in either international hotel management, tourism management or events management. Students who successfully complete this programme, will receive two awards - a Higher Diploma from IMI University Centre, Switzerland and a Diploma of Higher Education from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

IMI Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management:
Course Duration: 22 weeks
The objective of this course is to develop students' professional understanding of how tourism and hospitality organizations integrate business functions and focuses on specific departmental responsibilities (front office and food production) as well as cross-functional management skills (financial management, accounting, marketing and sales, and the uses of e-commerce). The programme also offers opportunities for the learning of foreign languages (French or German) and core intermediate management skills.

This course is designed for students who already have qualifications in and / or experience of the fundamental operational aspects of hospitality and tourism management and seek to develop these skills to supervisory management level. Students, who successfully accomplish this programme, will receive two awards - from IMI University Centre, Switzerland and from our British academic partner, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. 

Certificate in International Hotel and Tourism Management (5 months):

Course Duration: 22 weeks
The objective of the course is to give students a sound professional education in the operational management of tourism and hospitality organizations, with a particular focus on food and beverage operations, global hospitality and tourism trends and accommodation systems. The programme also includes opportunities to acquire fundamental skills in languages, information technology, communication, business planning and self-development.

English Language Preparatory Courses For International Students:
These intensive courses are designed to improve your English to a level sufficient to take a hospitality course at IMI. These are only available for students who have signed up for one of our courses.

- University English Preparatory Programme (UEPP) - Improve your English level to the required entry standard before commencing your IMI programme. Offered at four levels. 
- Pre-Sessional English Course (PSEC) - If you already meet the required standard of English for your chosen course, but would like to refresh your language skills, students on the PSEC courses can join the last four weeks of an equivalent UEPP course. Offered at three levels.

Additional Language Courses:
All courses are taught through English. However, students may additionally sign up for a 3rd language (French, German or Spanish).

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Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS)
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Located in Luzern in north-central Switzerland, Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) is an accredited hospitality management school. We offer high-quality undergraduate diploma and degree courses in the fields of hospitality management and culinary management as well as an MBA in Hospitality and Global Management to students from Switzerland and around the world.

BHMS is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland chain of schools which is a world-renowned learning organisation, with specialisation in hotel management being offered exclusively at BHMS in Luzern. Here, a selected group of approximately 200 students per year have the opportunity to prepare themselves for the hospitality opportunities available in the world's fastest growing market and career segment - the Service Sector.

Switzerland is perfectly situated in the centre of Europe, bordered by France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein, and is an internationally recognized destination for students seeking top quality education in Business & Hospitality Management. Luzern is conveniently located less than a 1 hour drive from Zurich and approximately 2.5 hours drive from Geneva.
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EU Business School - Geneva & Montreux
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With campuses in Geneva and Montreux, EU Business School (EU) Switzerland is part of the EU network of business schools which are recognized worldwide for the excellence of its students and faculty.

Established in 1973, EU provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, management, and finance, which are taught entirely in English to students from around the world.

Recognized as one of the world's top international business schools, EU is accredited for the quality of its programs by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) and by IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education).

Our campuses in Geneva and Montreux offer strong academic credentials combined with real work experience.

Geneva is a truly international city, based at the heart of Europe, making it an ideal place to study international management. Many multinationals are located in the region due to the excellent logistical network and the central location of Geneva which is only one hour by air from major European cities.

Montreux is a one hour drive from Geneva on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) crowned by the majestic Alps.

Student Testimonial:
"I was attracted to EU Business School for a mixture of reasons. There was the class content, which interested me, and also the innovative way they were taught: very interactive, in small groups, with continuous evaluation; that suited me down to the ground."
- Koen, Belgium
EU offers management, business and finance degree programs taught entirely in English at Business Foundation (BF), Bachelor's (BBA/ BA/ BS), Master's (MBA) & Doctoral (DBA) level.

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DCT International Hotel & Business School
Courses / Programs
DCT International Hotel & Business School in Switzerland is located in the charming village of Vitznau, directly on the shores of the famous Lake Lucerne, just 20 Km from the city of Lucerne.

All of the DCT professional staff are highly qualified and have extensive international experience in the hotel and business fields and in the fields of Culinary Arts and Culinary Management.

DCT offers the Completion of Foundation in Foundation in European Cuisine (FEC) (A beginning course for students with no background in classical Gourmet cuisine); European Gourmet Cuisine (EGC) (a combination of theory and practical hands-on lab work, preparing the finest gourmet dishes in the classical European tradition); European Pastry & Chocolate (EPC) (all aspects of the pastry kitchen are covered, following the tradition of the world-famous Swiss pastry chefs).
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IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland
Courses / Programs
Located in Luzern, north-central Switzerland, IMI University Centre – International Management Institute Switzerland is one of the global leaders in hospitality education. We provide a range of internationally-recognized undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of hospitality, tourism and events management. Our programs are taught in English to students from throughout Switzerland and around the world. We offer our accredited courses at certificate, diploma, and bachelor degree level, as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. 

Established in 1991, we are one of the oldest Hotel Management Schools in Switzerland. In addition, we are among the very few Hotel Schools which is 100% Swiss owned. IMI has various accreditations, memberships and validation agreements. At IMI, all our courses are validated by our British academic partner, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Our highly specialized hospitality and tourism management institution provides opportunities for talented individuals from around the world to take up professional positions in the world’s largest industry. In any one semester at IMI, there are around 35 different nationalities represented.

Student Testimonial:
"At IMI I was given the opportunity to connect with students from various parts of the world and a very good faculty who guided me and gave me the support needed for my personal and career growth. Their continuous support helped me achieve the role of General Manager" - Neil
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BSL - Business School Lausanne
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BSL takes a pragmatic approach to learning by applying theory to practice and is backed by a multidisciplinary faculty of business professionals. BSL attracts students from around the world, creating a multicultural environment of more than 40 nationalities. Studying at BSL is an interactive and engaging learning experience. Established in 1987, BSL is a co-founder of the World Business School Council of Sustainable Business.
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