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International Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Aíochta Idirnáisiúnta

DT401

What is… International Hospitality Management?

Hospitality is a growing sector in Ireland and worldwide.  It is a diverse and exciting industry that provides an abundance of employment opportunities at home and elsewhere around the globe.  The demand for hospitality graduates is growing each year within the global hotel, leisure, industrial, business, health and education sectors.

DIT’s BSc in International Hospitality Management produce graduates with all the necessary management, technological and operational skills to meet this demand in the international hospitality industry.  Specific in-class modules have also been developed to enhance the international focus of the programme and the international experience of the student.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Diversity, excitement and career opportunities abound in today’s hospitality industry.   This Honours degree in International Hospitality Management offers enhanced career opportunities in the wider services sector.  Students can become supervisors and managers in the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, exotic resorts and corporate hotel developments.  Other options can include overseeing business conventions and special events, occupying management positions in hotels, transport, travel agencies, tourism providers/suppliers, self-employment, project management, technology management, community development, public sector support, financial institutions and bar, club, and conference management.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of postgraduate courses and Master’s Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in at third level both in Ireland and abroad.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students are equipped with knowledge, understanding and professional management skills needed to be successful in the vibrant hospitality industry.

The curriculum is aimed at developing strong communication, interpersonal, management and leadership skills that have been identified by the hospitality industry as essential for career success.

Communications as well as Management, Law and Industry Studies are some of the key areas studied to ensure that our graduates are well equipped to be successful in the sector.

European languages are becoming ever-increasingly important in the world of work and therefore students also study one European language.  

Internships / Work Placements

We want our graduates to be ready for the workplace upon completing their degree. Internships give students an edge when it comes to getting that job in the hospitality sector.  Employers place huge value on first hand work experience on top of college education and we ensure that our students have both of these. These are unique networking opportunities to make contacts for careers in the future. 

To ensure that our students hit the ground running, there are two hundred hours of work placement to complete in first year. Students on the programme will also undertake a six-month professional internship/placement in Year 3 where the opportunity and support to travel abroad to gain professional hospitality experience is offered.

Module Listing

Year One 

  • Applied Communications
  • Computer Applications
  • Economics
  • Food & Beverage Professional Practice
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Hospitality Industry Studies
  • Language
  • Marketing
  • Management 

Year Two

  • Data Analysis
  • Database & Industry Software
  • Financial Accounting for Companies
  • Hospitality Management Operations
  • Language
  • Management Accounting
  • Costing & Decision-making
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Management  

2 options

Students may opt for a semester abroad in substitution for the second Semester in year two. This will involve successfully obtaining 30 credits from appropriate modules from partner universities approved by the School of Hospitality Management & Tourism.

Year Three 

  • Information Systems
  • Hospitality Law
  • Management Accounting - Planning & Control and

2 Options

In the second semester students undertake a Professional Internship for six months.  

Year Four

  • Dissertation
  • Financial Management
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Management Seminars

2 Options

Are there study abroad options?

Students have the unique opportunity to undertake a semester abroad in a partner institution/university through the Erasmus + Programme. This is an option in the second semester of Year 2 where participating students take a similar number of modules abroad.  There are also links to many employers abroad which can be explored during the third year placement.  If work placements are completed outside Ireland and within the EU, grants are available through the EU Erasmus + programme.

Further Information

School of Hospitality Management and Tourism 

T: 01 402 4352 

E: tourism.hospitality@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/hospitality

What our Students say!

"DIT’s BSc in International Hospitality Management is truly a Business Degree specialising in the fun world of Hotels and Hospitality. Covering subjects from Marketing to Culinary Arts, IT to Strategic Management, this course provides a thorough base for any career path within the services industry and the chance to find your real niche - for me it was sales and marketing, and I chose to complete my internship at Burj Al Arab, Dubai. I now handle the Australian and New Zealand Markets for Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney. If travel through work in a dynamic and vibrant industry is what you want - this is the course for you!!! “

"I started this course in 2007 with the hopes that I would one day own my own restaurant. This course really gave an excellent rounded experience of both practical and theoretical modules that would help me to do that, and because of this course I am currently working in a luxury five star property, with the prospect of becoming part of management when I have graduated. This course also will allow me the opportunity to work abroad in the future and that is an invaluable asset to somebody in the field of hospitality.”