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IMI International Hospitality Management 

International Bachelor of Arts Programme

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The programme of the Bachelor in International Hospitality Management has a strong professional focus for students seeking a career in international hospitality and tourism management. It is unique international BA programme in Russia and CIS accredited by IMI International Management Institute (Switzerland). 

The programme lasts 3,5 years and maintains a perfect balance of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and latest trends in the Hospitality Industry.

After completing all years studies, graduates receive internationally recognized Bachelor of Arts Diploma awarded by IMI and already have broad work experience in top hotels and restaurants in Russia and abroad.

Leading Teachers

Academic Departments   The leaders of directions

International Tourism and Hotel Business Department

Albina Ubyykon

Food & Beverage Department

Anton Bogorodov

Event Management Department

Patrick Farran

Research Department

Maria Lyubarskaya

Finance and Economics Department

Elena Ivanova

Marketing Department

Kostas Sillignakis (Dean)

HR Department

Polina Kabanova

English Department

Ben Meredith

Spanish Department

Irina Frolova

Foundation Department

Olga Lyubenkova

Advantages of the programme:

  • International Swiss Diploma,
  • Paid internships in the luxury hotels and famous restaurants from the first semester,
  • SWISSAM alumni worldwide,
  • International career possibilities,
  • Annual career fair,
  • Rolling admission,
  • Professional certifications in English and Spanish languages,
  • Endless networking opportunities in professional community.


   Year 1
  • Introduction to Hospitality &Tourism
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Hospitality English
  • Property Management Systems
  • Accommodation Operations
  • Front Office Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Culinary Fundamentals (level 1)
  • Personal Development
    Paid internship in Russia or worldwide (20 weeks)
    Year 2
  • Wine & Beverage Studies
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Закупки и контроль затрат
  • Business English
  • Spanish (level 1)
  • Financial Management (level 1)
  • Event Operations
  • Travel & Tourism Environment
  • Personal & Professional Development 
  • Culinary Fundamentals (level 2)

   Paid internship in Russia or worldwide (20 weeks)

    Year 3
  • English: IELTS exam preparation
  • Law in Hospitality industry
  • Research skills
  • Spanish (level 2)
  • Service Marketing
  • Financial Management (level 2)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Hotel Sales & Revenue Management 
  • Culinary principles (level 3)
  • Enterprise Development Project 

     Paid internship in Russia or worldwide (20 weeks, optiоnally)

    Year 4
  • Strategic Management and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry
  • Applied research in the hospitality industry 
  • Organizational Behavour
  • International Hospitality Operations Management 
  • Pathway Dissertation

    Short courses: Hospitality Entrepreneurship

  • Hospitality Consultancy 
  • Entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation
  * the average salary per internship in Saint Petersburg is 150 000 rubles.

How to Apply:


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Prospective Careers:

  • Aviation Management
  • Club & Casino Management
  • Cruise Line Ship Management
  • Event Management
  • Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Resort Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sport Event Management

The 4th year of the IMI Undergraduate Hospitality Management programme is Optional and takes place at SWISSAM Business School in St Petersburg or at the IMI campus in Switzerland.

Find out more about the programme by contacting us:

  • e-mail:
  • phones: +7 (812) 244-06-14, +7 (904) 338-73-74  Yulia Zhirueva, admissions manager.


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