Situated in the picturesque environment of the Swiss Canton of Lucerne, the International Management Institute (IMI) is an international private hotel management school that offers degree courses in hotel, tourism and event management as well as postgraduate studies at MBA level for hospitality management. At the same time, IMI is well known for its provision of culinary programmes through its culinary institute ICI, all the way up to BA level. The Kastanienbaum campus was founded in 1991 and is set within a beautiful scenery of lakes and mountains. Students can dive into the world of the hotel and culinary industry profiting from the dual Swiss system of vocational education and practical training in combination with an academic degree programme by universities such as the Manchester Metropolitan University and Oxford Brookes University