BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Hospitality Management

Full Time
2020 CAO range:
        228 - 466
Cork Road
4 years
240 ECTS

What is the BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management course?

The term Hospitality Management is most commonly associated with Hotels but also includes careers in entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and casual-dining, event management and contract catering.

This four year course is designed to equip graduates with a broad range of business skills combined with a thorough knowledge of the hospitality environment.

Special Features of the Course: Hospitality Placement

During the first semester of year 3, students are required to complete a placement organised by the college in a hospitality organisation in Ireland or abroad. Students are actively involved in the decision making process in order that their choice of work experience is appropriate to their career aspirations and interests. This work experience allows students to gain real experience of working in a hospitality business.

Past companies who have been involved in the placements include: Four Seasons, Hilton, Westin, Mount Juliet Conrad, Park Hotel Kenmare, Jurys-Doyle, Tower Hotel Group and many more.

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian)Front Office and Accommodation Operations
Basic Financial AccountingApplied Communications and IT
Introduction to ManagementLanguage (French, German, Spanish, Italian)
Food & Beverage ServiceHospitality Financial Accounting
Introduction to Hospitality Service OperationsManagement Studies
Applied Communications and ITAdvanced Food and Beverage Service
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Communications for researchHospitality Marketing
Beverage StudiesConference & Event Marketing
Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian)Hospitality Law
Introduction to MarketingLanguage (French, German, Spanish, Italian)
Business LawEnterprise
Introduction to Management AccountingOenology (Wine Studies)
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Hospitality Industrial Placement Research Methods & Statistics
Revenue Management
Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian)
International Hospitality & Tourism Seminar Series
Services Marketing
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Applied ResearchE-Commerce and Web Authoring
Strategic Hospitality FinanceAdvanced Services Management
Strategic ManagementStrategic Case Analysis
Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian)Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian)
Human Resource Development & Employee RelationsDissertation
Web sites & E-Business for the Hospitality &Tourism Industry
Choose one of the following electives:
*Facilities Asset Management
*Strategic HRM
* = elective module

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management 

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7


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Other Requirements for BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management:


Students on this course will be required to provide their own uniforms and equipment for practical classes; the estimated cost is €275

Students who complete the BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management can expect to find work opportunities in:

  • Operations Management

  • Licensed Premises Manager

  • Hospitality Human Resources Manager

  • Hospitality Sales & Marketing Managers

  • Catering Managers / Restaurant Operators

  • Conference and Event Coordinators

  • Entertainments Management, Bars, Nightclubs, Venues, Casual Dining

Follow on Study for BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management graduates

Students of this course have progressed to complete further postgraduate study and research in the areas of Hospitality, Tourism, and Business Management.

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