Bachelor of Business (Hons) in International Tourism ManagementFour year, honours degree in International Tourism Management, with two accredited work placements.
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: 255 (2020)
This four-year honours degree prepares graduates for many of the business roles available in the tourism industry in Ireland and internationally today.
Students develop skills at both operational and supervisory management levels.
This course also develops students' entrepreneurial skills to facilitate new business start-ups. In today’s economic climate, these skills will prove invaluable upon graduation.
The integrated work placements in Year One and Year Two allow students to experience at first hand the challenges, demands and rewards of working in this exciting and ever-changing industry.
For more information on why so many people choose to study and work in tourism, check out these websites:
Tourism Insight - provides valuable insights for secondary school students interested in tourism, including career options within the tourism industry.
Get a Life in Tourism - the insiders’ guide to working in the tourism industry.
- Hospitality Industry Skills (PDF 304KB)
- Introduction to Tourism (PDF 307KB)
- Communications and Customer Care (PDF 310KB)
- Learning and Innovation Skills (PDF 316KB)
- Tourism Geography PDF 304KB)
- Information Technology Introductory (303KB), Information Technology Comprehensive (PDF 300KB)
- Management Principles (PDF 308KB)
- History, Heritage and Culture in the Tourism Industry (PDF 307KB)
Field trips are a key component of this course, and students will be asked to contribute towards the cost of bus hire, visitor attraction admission, guides, etc.
Work Placement 1: Twelve week placement after Year One examinations (normally June, July, and August). This is to take place in Ireland and is supported and co-ordinated by the LINKS office in conjunction with the student.
- International Tourism (PDF 304KB)
- Marketing Principles (PDF 304KB)
- Introduction to Accounting and Business Maths (PDF 303KB)
- Placement Reporting and Reflection 1 (PDF 305KB)
- Introduction to Tourism Law (PDF 308KB)
- Financial Accounting (PDF 300KB)
- Guiding (PDF 314KB)
- Tourism Industry Skills (PDF 303KB)
In Year Two, students are encouraged to continue studying an international language (during the remainder of the course, and to complete their international placement in a location that supports the development of the language.
- French 2A (PDF 300KB), French 2B (PDF 301KB)
- German 2A (PDF 311KB), German 2B ((PDF 315KB)
- Spanish 2A (PDF 306KB), Spanish 2B (PDF 307KB)
- Gaeilge 2A (PDF 306KB), Gaeilge 2B (PDF 307KB)
Alternatively, continuing student can chose the Travel Trade (PDF 307KB) module.
Field trips are a key component of this programme and students will be asked to contribute towards the cost of bus hire, visitor attraction admission, guides, etc.
Work Placement 2: Twelve week placement after Year Two examinations (normally June, July, and August). This is to take place in an international destination and is supported and co-ordinated by the LINKS office in conjunction with the student.
- Placement Reporting and Reflection 2 (PDF 306KB)
- Tourism Economics (PDF 306KB)
- Environmental Tourism (PDF 306KB)
- Financial Management (PDF 300KB)
- Entrepreneurship (302KB)
- Contemporary Tourism (309KB)
- Human Resource Management (PDF 306KB)
- Services Marketing (PDF 303KB)
- International Study Tour (PDF 298KB)
- Digital Media Technologies (PDF 302KB)
- Rural and Urban Tourism (PDF 305KB)
- Multimedia Applications (PDF 307KB)
- Selling Techniques (PDF 310KB)
- Adventure Tourism (PDF 305KB)
- French 3A, (PDF 298KB), French 3B (PDF 300KB)
- German 3A (PDF 309KB), German 3B, (PDF 311KB)
- Spanish 3A (PDF 301KB), Spanish 3B (PDF 309KB)
- Gaeilge 3A (PDF 305KB), Gaeilge 3B (PDF 307KB)
In Year Three, students undertake a self-funded mandatory International Study Tour (PDF 298KKB)module. Students will be involved in planning, organising and fundraising for this international field trip.
- Management Accounting - Performance Management and Decision Making (PDF 306KB)
- Tourism Learning Seminar (PDF 301KB)
- Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management (PDF 311KB)
- Marketing Management (PDF 305KB)
- Strategic Tourism Management (PDF 305KB)
- Destination and Resort Management (PDF 305KB)
- Applied Research Project (PDF 310KB)
- Festival and Event Management (PDF 307KB)
- Web Design and Development (PDF 305KB)
- Food and Beverage Tourism (PDF 308KB)
- Tourism Transport Management (PDF 309KB)
- Water & Marine Tourism (PDF 308KB)
- E-commerce Website Development and Integration (PDF 301KB)
- Tourism Facilities Management and Design (PDF 306KB)
- Ethics and Governance (PDF 336KB)
- French 4A (PDF 298KB), French 4B (PDF 300KB)
- German 4A (PDF 310KB), German 4B (PDF 311KB)
- Spanish 4A (PDF 307KB), Spanish 4B (PDF 315KB)
- Gaeilge 4A (PDF 316KB), Gaeilge 4B (PDF 307KB)
Graduates of this programme work in the following types of businesses:
- Visitor attractions
- Tourism agencies
- Transport operators
- Visitor information centres
- Festival and event management
- Hospitality operations in Ireland and overseas
Many graduates also set up and run their own successful tourism businesses as the course provides a foundation for the development of entrepreneurial activities.
The inclusion of modern European languages will also aid students’ ability to travel as well as enhancing employment opportunities.
Students of the College of Tourism and Arts can incur additional costs.
Diarmuid Ó Conghaile
Head of Department of Heritage & Tourism
Galway International Hotel School
Tel: +353 (0)91 742232 / 742209
Email: Diarmuid Ó Conghaile