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Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Aíochta

DT408A

What is... Hospitality Management?

This one-year programme provides an opportunity for students who have successfully completed the BA Ordinary degree in Hospitality Management to attain an honours degree in a further single year of studies. It runs in conjunction with the BSc (Honours) in Leisure Management and BSc (Honours) in Tourism Management. The offering of the BSc (Honours) in Hospitality Management programme further develops the learners’ key skills, their strategic ability and their knowledge of the hospitality management discipline.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This programme is designed to enable graduates to gain employment in challenging positions within the hotel and restaurant sector with varying degrees of responsibility. Graduates can expect to find employment in management positions in the world’s finest, restaurants, resorts and also overseeing special events and business conventions. There are also graduate opportunities in consultancy, research and further education.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The BSc programme provides a learning environment which builds upon the hospitality management discipline at ordinary degree level and encourages a theoretical approach and a research ethos. It provides a programme of study that enhances relationships with industry and the school as a centre of excellence in the hospitality, hotel and restaurant management area and it encourages social, ethical and leadership competencies in this field.  It is this combination of higher learning outcomes that warrants an Honours award. This higher level of learning can be displayed by acquiring and utilising the additional cognitive skills of evaluation and synthesis which will be ensured by the modules offered.

Module Listing

Year One 

Both semesters provide core modules in strategic management, entrepreneurship, research methods, marketing strategy and strategic human resources. These modules are enhanced through the provision of optional modules in both terms. All students complete a dissertation during their studies. 

Semester 1 

  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Marketing Strategy  
  • Research Methods  
  • Dissertation
  • Options  

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management Seminars  
  • Strategic Human Resource Management  
  • Dissertation  
  • Options

Further Information

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism  

T: 01 402 7559 (Dr. Ziene Mottiar)  

E: tourism.hospitality@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/hospitality

What our Students say!

  • I enrolled as a mature student for the add-on programme mainly because I wanted a refresher after many years of work in hospitality. I found the lectures enjoyable and very interesting, and we often got visits from guest lecturers and industry practitioners which were also very inspiring. There were quite a lot of assignments to write during the course, which was a bit challenging for me at the start, but fortunately there was plenty of support from both academic staff and fellow students. Group assignments were great fun and I could learn from other students. We often had to present our assignments, which was a good public speaking exercise. I found that the course really improved my writing, organisation and communication skills.