BA in Hotel Management
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The Bachelor of Hospitality Management is based on industry-specific studies and a core of business and management subjects. Each year is divided into two semesters of 1 and 2 weeks; you will study six modules per semester.
The course is organised into three levels, ranging from introductory modules in year 1 to advanced topics in year 3. Professional practice training takes place between semesters four and five.
In the first and second year of the course there are several practical modules including: Culinary Fundamentals; Restaurant Service; Bar Operations and Contemporary Hospitality Service.
In the third year, there is the opportunity to manage a “pop-up” restaurant.
- Program preparation / induction
- Fundamentals of Hotel Operations 1
- Academic and professional skills
- Digital skills for tourism
- Introduction to sales and marketing
- Electives: Introduction to the Global Tourism Industry // Language and Culture – French 1 // English 1
- Fundamentals of Hotel Operations 2
- Introduction to the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
- Customer service and marketing
- Fundamentals of accounting
- Electives: Geography of travel and tourism // Language and culture – French 2 // English 2
- Food and beverage management
- IT for the hotel industry
- Introduction to Revenue Management
- Financial decision making
- Placement preparation for the hotel department
- Electives: Business Tourism // Language and Culture – German 1 // English 3
- Bar operations (6-week intensive module)
- Contemporary Hospitality Service (6-week intensive module)
- Placement – 18 weeks
- Hotel business development
- Law applied to the hotel industry
- Management Principles
- Economic and management accounting
- Electives: Contemporary Issues in Tourism // Language and Culture – German 2 // English 5 // Study Abroad
- Hospitality Event Production
- Revenue management and data analysis
- Human Resources Management
- Applied marketing for hospitality and event management
- Electives: International Tourism Management // Irish Society and Culture // English 6
Graduates of this programme are highly employable and have a wide range of opportunities to choose from.
Career opportunities include:
- Conference and banquets
- Operations / Restaurant and bar management
- Reception / Front Office
- Revenue and guest relations
- Digital Media Management
International applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
→ IELTS 5.5 or higher (or internationally recognised equivalent).
Astudent-centred learning approach is adopted whereby students engage in tasks that they are likely to encounter in the real world.
Combines traditional methods with a blended (online) approach, examples include group work, role play, case studies, practical tasks, guest lectures, site visits, problem-based learning.
Who should apply
To work in the hospitality industry, you need to have a passion for people and service. Managers in the hospitality industry demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, can work in teams, are organized, creative and have an eye for detail.
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