Bachelor of Business in International Tourism Management (Hons)Four 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 (2019)
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.
- Tourism & Hospitality Industry Skills
- Introduction to Tourism
- Communications and Customer Care
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- Tourism Geography, Information Technology
- Introduction to Accounting and Business Maths
- History, Heritage and Culture in the Tourism Industry
First year students must also choose a language and culture module (French, German, Spanish, or Gaeilge). Prior study of a language is not required.
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
- Marketing Principles
- Introduction to Tourism Law
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
- Placement Reflection
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.
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.
- Tourism Economics,
- Environmental Tourism
- Financial Management
- Contemporary Tourism
- Human Resource Management
- Services Marketing
- International Study Tour
In Year Three, students undertake a self-funded mandatory International Study Tour module. Students will be involved in planning, organising and fundraising for this international field trip.
- Management Accounting - Performance
- Management and Decision Making
- Destination and Resort Management
- Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Language & Culture (Gaeilge/German/French/Spanish)
- Food and Beverage Tourism
- Festival and Event Management
- Tourism Transport Management
- Tourism Learning Seminar
- Applied Research Project
- Marketing Management
- Strategic Tourism Management
- Water & Marine Tourism
- Professional Digital Desktop Publishing
- Tourism Facilities Management and Design
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