Course overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hotel Management is a four-year full time programme. This programme aims to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for a successful career in management.

What you will learn

This programme has a long-established excellent reputation and was the first Hotel Management Degree to be offered in Ireland This Internationally recognised degree presented the opportunity to travel the world and work in this dynamic and exciting sector. The Galway International Hotel School has reputable links with hotel groups in Ireland, Europe, USA and Canada. Teaching is delivered through a range of practical and academic learning styles to maximise the student learning experience. What will I study? At the end of Year 1 - students will undertake a mandatory 12-week work placement in Ireland. Year 1: • Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry • Communications & Customer Care • Food and Beverage Skills & Service • Culinary Skills • Accommodation Operations • Information Technology • Introduction to Accounting and Business Maths • Learning and Innovation Skills • Wine Studies 1 • Language Elective At the end of Year 2 - students will undertake a mandatory 30-week work placement internationally. Our industry Links Office, together with the academic team, will assist students in making the best possible choices for their placements. These placements are an integral part of student learning. Year 2: • Management Principles • Work Placement • Marketing Principles • Advanced Food & Beverages Skills and Services • Food & Beverage Management • Introduction to Hospitality Law • Management Accounting • Information Technology • Front Office Operations • Wine Studies • Culinary Skills 2 • Financial Accounting • Language Elective Year 3: • Strategic Management for Hospitality • Work Placement • Hospitality Management • Human Resource Management • Economics • Financial Management Year 4: • Performance Management and Decision Making • Leading Strategy Implementation and Change • Employee Resourcing • Revenue Management • Marketing Management • Applied Research Project Students will undertake a number of exciting field trips throughout the programme, and the school also engages with high profile guest lecturers from industry, all of which are deemed essential to enhancing student learning.

Course details

Who is the course for?

This course is for those who have a passion for the hospitality industry. This degree will prepare you for employment at graduate management level within all aspects of the hospitality industry from restaurant/bars to five-star hotel properties. This programme was developed in collaboration with industry professionals from the Hospitality Sector. This process ensures that programmes remain up-to-date with current trends thus enhancing employability opportunities. Recognition by Professional Bodies Graduates are eligible to join multiple hospitality organisations worldwide. Details are shared with students as they progress through their programme.