Course overview

This programme provides graduates with the skills and competencies to manage/operate medium-sized enterprises within the hospitality and tourism industry.

What you will learn

The Bachelor of Business in Hotel & Catering Management is a three-year full-time programme which offers a broad suite of subjects related to management within the hospitality industry from graduate entry level to the highest level of management. This dynamic programme gives the learner an industry-focused curriculum which will address both theoretical and practical concepts of the hospitality industry. Teaching is delivered through a range of practical and academic learning styles to maximise the student learning experience. Lecturers who teach on this programme are highly skilled professionals with many years industry experience. What will I study: Year 1: • Introduction to the Hospitality • Communications & Customer Care & Tourism Industry • Food and Beverage Skills & Service • Culinary Skills • Accommodation Operations • Information Technology • Introduction to Accounting and • Learning and Innovation Skills Business Maths • Wine Studies 1 • Language Elective Year 2: • Management Principles • Financial Accounting • Work Placement • Marketing Principles • Advanced Food & Beverages • Food & Beverage Management Skills & Services • Management Accounting • Introduction to Hospitality Law • Information Technology • Front Office Operations • Culinary Skills 2 • Wine Studies • Language Elective Year 3: • Entrepreneurship • Service Marketing • Work Placement • Economics • Human Resource Management • Contemporary Tourism • Social and Multimedia Technologies • Food and Wine Appreciation • Conference and Banqueting • Strategic Management for Hospitality Are you an International student? Contact the International Department for more information: Tel: +353 (0)91 742149. Email:

Course details

Who is the course for?

This course is for those who have limited or no exposure to the hospitality or tourism industry and wish to develop their skills further. Graduates often begin their careers at a supervisory level in hospitality and tourism establishments and progress to general management or ownership. The focus of this business degree is to provide key business knowledge, practical skills and a clear understanding of how the industry operates in its many different forms. This degree will prepare you for employment at graduate management level within all aspects of the hospitality industry from corporate hospitality management, restaurant/bar management to five-star hotel properties. Graduates may progress to the to the final year of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hotel Management.