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Bachelor of Business in Culinary Arts Management

A three year degree combining business skills with practical chef training. Includes a 30 week work placement.

Discipline: Culinary Arts

Programme Code: 


Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 32

CAO Round 1 Points: 155 (2016)

Why Study?

This course provides students with an insight into the diverse world of Culinary Arts with a strong emphasis on developing culinary skills. Food safety and nutrition modules form an integral part of learning in years one and two. Skills are further enhanced with a thirty-week (6 + months) work placement at the end of second year followed by students specialising in Pastry or Hot kitchen.

Field trips to food producers and meal experiences form part of the learning activities.  Students are educated in a wide variety of business subjects such as:

  • Law
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management and
  • Information Technology

These subjects combined with practical skills aquired over the three year course will provide learners with the competencies required to manage a food business and to communicate effectively with staff, suppliers and customers.

Programme Modules

This award covers a number of essential modules including:

  • Culinary Arts Operations
  • Food Safety and Technology
  • Nutrition and Scientific Principles
  • Information Technology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Principles
  • Economics
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business and Company Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Restaurant Service
  • Communications and Personal Development
  • Gastronomy
  • Human Resource Management
  • A number of exciting, innovative electives

Career Opportunities

Graduates gain employment at various levels within professional kitchens. As this award is predominately a business degree, career opportunities may be varied and exciting for successful candidates.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates may progress to the final year of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Culinary Arts Management or the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel & Catering Management, Year 4.

Essential Information: 

Work Placements
At the end of year one, all students are strongly advised to complete a 12-week work placement in an Irish hotel or other approved property. The Links Office can assist students in securing this work placement.

After the second year examinations, students undertake an accredited thirty week industrial placement, organised by the LINKS office in conjunction with the student. A relevant industry project must be completed in respect of this placement. If students are considering an international career, the college would encourage students to study an international language during their three years of study and to complete their international placement in a location that supports the development of the language.

The College has extensive international links with hotels, tourism organisations and educational organisations. In addition, the college is an active member of various hotel college associations including the Association of European Hotel & Tourism schools (AEHT) and the Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE).

Additional Costs
View Student Costs for First Years (PDF).

Alex Bourke - Graduate 2015 - Bachelor of Business in Culinary Arts

Studying Culinary Arts in the College of Tourism and Arts in GMIT

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Contact Us

Sadie Davoren
Tel: 091-742506
E-mail: Sadie Davoren


Jacinta Dalton
Head of Department of Culinary Arts & Services Industries
Email: Jacinta Dalton
Phone: +353 (0)91 742320