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 Structure

Semester 1

  • 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

Semester 2

  • 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

Semester 1

  • 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

Semester 2

  • Bar operations (6-week intensive module)
  • Contemporary Hospitality Service (6-week intensive module)
  • Placement – 18 weeks

Semester 1

  • 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

Semester 2

  • 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

Career Oportunities

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

Admission Requirements

International applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.

→ IELTS 5.5 or higher (or internationally recognised equivalent).

Course delivery

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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