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Bachelor of Business in Hotel and Catering Management

Discipline: Hospitality

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 50

CAO Round 1 Points: 160 (2020)

Why Study?

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

Programme Modules

A number of modules are covered on this programme including:

  • Food Studies (Food Production in the College’s Kitchens, Food Service, Food Theory, Beverages),
  • Rooms Division Studies (Front Office and Housekeeping),
  • Management Studies (Management, Marketing),
  • Business Policy Project,
  • Tourism or international language - French, German or Spanish.

Career Opportunities

Graduates often begin their careers at supervisory level in hospitality and tourism establishments and progress to general management or ownership. The focus of this business award is to provide key business knowledge, practical skills and a clear understanding of how the industry operates in its many different forms.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates may progress to the to the final year of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel and Catering Management at this Institute.

Essential Information: 

Work Placements

  •  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.
  •  In year two, students undertake a thirty week industrial placement which begins in January of the academic year. This placement is 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. Students must complete this placement in order to progress to their final year of study. Students are supported and monitored during their 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.
  •  Formal relationships exist with EU and American universities and these provide for exciting opportunities to study and work abroad during the second placement.

International Links
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).

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Contact Us

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