Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Hotel ManagementA four year honours degree course that includes a 12 week work placement in Ireland, and a 30 week work placement overseas.
Location: Galway - Dublin Road
NFQ Level: 8
Programme Duration: Four years
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply through the CAO
CAO Round 1 Points: 210 (2020)
This award will prepare graduates for employment in Ireland and indeed all over the world.
The opportunity to travel and work in this dynamic and exciting sector is always worthy of consideration.
This honours degree was the first Hotel Management degree in Ireland and many graduates now work in senior roles worldwide.
- Accommodation (PDF 299KB)
- Communications & Customer Care (PDF 309KB)
- Culinary Skills (PDF 308KB)
- Food & Beverage Skills & Service (PDF 308KB)
- Food Safety (PDF 302KB)
- Information Technology Introductory (PDF 302KB)
- Introduction to the Tourism & Hospitality Industry (PDF 306KB)
- Introduction to Accounting & Business Maths (PDF 302KB)
- Learning & Innovation Skills (PDF 315KB)
- Advanced Food & Beverage Skills & Services (PDF 305KB)
- Culinary Skills (PDF 304KB)
- Financial Accounting (PDF 299KB)
- Food & Beverage Management (PDF 306KB)
- French Language & Culture (PDF 329KB)
- Front Office Operations (PDF 303KB)
- Information Technology Comprehensive (PDF 300KB)
- Introduction to Hospitality Law (PDF 307KB)
- Management Accounting (PDF 309KB)
- Management Principles (PDF 307KB)
- Marketing Principles (PDF 304KB)
Environmental Tourism (PDF 306KB); French 2A (PDF 300KB); French 2B (PDF 300KB); Gaeilge 2A (PDF 305KB); Gaeilge 2B (PDF 306KB); German 2A (PDF 311KB); German2B (PDF 314KB); International Tourism (PDF 303KB); Spanish 2A (PDF 305KB); Spanish 2B (PDF 303KB); Train the Trainer (PDF 299KB); Wine Studies 1 (PDF 297KB); Wine Studies 2 (PDF 299KB)
- Economics (PDF 302KB)
- Financial Management (PDF 299KB)
- Hospitality Management (PDF 292KB)
- Human Resource Management (PDF 306KB)
- Industry Work Placement (PDF 301KB)
- Strategic Management for Hospitality (PDF 310KB)
Contemporary Tourism (PDF 303KB); Festival & Event Management (PDF 306KB) French (PDF 299KB); Gaeilge (PDF 307KB); German (PDF 310KB); Rural & Urban Tourism (PDF 310KB); Services Marketing (PDF 302KB); Social & Multimedia Technologies (PDF 302KB); Spanish (PDF 308KB)
- Applied Research Project (PDF 309KB)
- Employee Resourcing (PDF 304KB)
- Leading Strategy Implementation & Change (PDF 311KB)
- Marketing Management (PDF 304KB)
- Management Accounting & Performance Management & Decision Making (PDF 305KB)
- Revenue Management (PDF 307KB)
- Strategic Decision Making (PDF 304KB)
Contemporary Gastronomy (PDF 319KB); Destination Resort Management (PDF 304KB); E-commerce Website Development & Integration (PDF 300KB); Ethics & Governance (PDF 314KB); Food & Beverage Tourism (PDF 306KB); Food & Wine Appreciation (PDF 308KB); French 4A (PDF 297KB); French 4B (PDF 297KB); Gaeilge 4A (PDF 315KB); Gaeilge 4B (PDF 307KB); German 4A (PDF 309KB); German 4B (PDF 310KB); Spanish 4A (PDF 306KB); Spanish 4B (PDF 314KB); Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism Management (PDF 314KB); Tourism & Learning Seminar (PDF 301KB); Water & Marine Tourism (PDF 307KB); Web Design & Development (PDF 304KB)
Graduates will have excellent employment opportunities, at various levels of employment, in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry at home and abroad.
Alternatively, graduates may specialise in specific areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, operations management to name but a few within the service industries.
GMIT honours (level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.
- At the end of year one, there is a twelve week work placement in an Irish hotel or other approved property, organised by the LINKS office in conjunction with the student.
- After the second year examinations, students undertake a thirty week industrial placement, organised by the LINKS office in conjunction with the student. Irish and European students must complete their placement outside of Ireland and non-EU students will complete their placement in Ireland. An industrial 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 four years of study and to complete their international placement in a location that supports the development of the language. Students are supported and monitored during their placement.
- Formal relationships exist with EU and American universities and these provide for exciting opportunities to study and work abroad during the second placement.
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).
Recognition by Professional Bodies
Graduates are admitted as full members of the Irish Hospitality Institute and receive full exemption from the examination requirements of the Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management Association (UK), being admitted to the grade of Licentiate member. Progression to full membership is possible on completion of a specified period working in the industry.
Significant exemptions are also available to graduates who wish to pursue membership of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (CIMA).
View Student Costs for First Years (PDF).