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International Management Institute

International Management Institute

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Uni facts

  • Horw, Switzerland
  • University type: Private
  • Rank: 12081
  • Program types Master's degrees, Postgraduate diplomas, Undergraduate Certificate, Bachelor's degrees
  • Programs total 9
  • Acceptance rates -
  • Nationalities 50
  • International Students -

Study abroad at the International Management Institute - IMI

IMI International Management Institute in Switzerland is a private hospitality and business management school founded in 1991.

IMI offer programs in international hotel, tourism and events management at undergraduate level. They also offer global business and marketing management, and a prestigious MBA in international hospitality, both are validated by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.

The Institute is a small school, and only admits a maximum of 200 students per semester. This means students get a personalized and individual approach to their learning. All programs are taught in English, but you have the option to learn French or German as a second language.

Their picturesque campus is surrounded by mountains and lakes, and students are minutes away from the historical city of Lucerne with its many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

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Why study at IMI?

  • Highly ranked

    IMI has been ranked the 12th best institution for hospitality and leisure management (2019 QS rankings)

  • Small classes

    IMI only intakes 200 students each semester meaning classes are small

Life as an international student

There are more than 50 nationalities represented at IMI, and all students get the opportunity to learn French and German during their studies.

IMI aims to prepare its overseas students for a future that’s rich in international experiences and challenges. They have a social program which will teach you about other cultures and traditions.

They ensure all individual food requirements are met by offering the best local fresh food every day. Included in the fees are students' breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday, Sundays and public holidays.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Quiet Areas

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Fees and funding

As a private institution, IMI does not provide any full scholarships and students are expected to be in a position to finance their own studies in Switzerland, especially as this will be a requirement by the Swiss immigration authorities for the study visa application.

Periodically, part-scholarships are offered to certain applicants. These partial scholarships are offered as a reduction on the tuition fees. There are no scholarships on offer on the registration fee or prices for accommodation and meals.

Limited partial scholarships are given based on letter of motivation and range between CHF 5,000 - CHF 6,000 per semester.


International Management Institute

Seeacherweg 1, 6047 Horw, Switzerland

The IMI campus is situated on the shores of Lake Luzern with spectacular views over the Alps and the Mountains of Rigi and Pilatus.

  • To Zurich

    1 hour

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Visa requirements for International Management Institute

Many international students will require a visa to study in Switzerland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Switzerland student visa requirements