Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Fáilteachais

Programme Title: Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management

2021 CAO Points 252

Leaving Cert
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Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish




If English is not your first language

Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 5.5 in each component.

Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

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If any applicant has a medically diagnosed food allergy (note; not an intolerance), this programme is not recommended.

The hospitality industry in Ireland and worldwide is performing very strongly and needs qualified graduates to work in and run operations in this sector. It’s a great industry if you’re interested in travel, as positions are plentiful and the financial rewards are attractive.

In this dynamic course, you’ll learn how to be a competent manager in any functional area in a hospitality business, whether in a top hotel or resort, or to open your own restaurant, hotel or bar. 

The industry-focused curriculum is taught through a range of practical and academic learning styles to maximise the learning experience. You’ll learn all the business skills you need to equip you for management while getting plenty of opportunities to put your skills into practice.

The combination of key business subjects – such as Management, Communications, Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management – with essential operational subjects – such as Hospitality Industry Studies, Rooms Division, Food and Beverage Management – ensures that our graduates are well equipped for a successful career in the sector. 

Since European languages are increasingly important in the world of work, students can choose to study a European language.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Our internship programme provide you with opportunities to take your work placement in Ireland or abroad through the links our school has with industry.Work Placement.  There’s a six-month work placement in Year 2. 

Many graduates work in front-office management, in the food and beverage team as maitre d’hotel and management trainees, as events coordinators, and hotel group coordinators, duty managers, department managers, sales managers and trainee managers.

  • Duty Manager
  • General Manager
  • Hotel Manager/Asst Manager
  • Restaurant/Bar/Public House Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Conference & Banqueting Manager
  • Night Auditor
  • Accounts Manager
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Area Manager Licensed Trade
  • Event Manager
  • Reservations Manager
  • European Confirmation Consultant
  • Food & Beverage Assistant
  • Accounts Manager - Tour Operator
  • Staff Trainer
  • Customer Services Representative - Cruise Ships
  • Cabin Crew
  • Airport Representative
  • Travel Consultant/Executive (Travel Agent)
  • Sales Executive
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Marketing Assistant

Semester 1:

  • Digital 1 Fundamentals                                                                                                                         
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Hospitality Industry Studies
  • Intercultural Awareness OR Language 1*
  • Introduction to Management
  • Practical Restaurant Operations
  • Professional Business Communications

Semester 2:

  • Intercultural Competence OR continue with language 1*
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Rooms Division Management
  • Professional Business Communications;          
  • Financial Accounting

*Options Year 1:

Language 1 OR Intercultural Awareness and Intercultural Competency over the two terms.

Semester 1

  • Continue with Languages 2 OR 1 option**
  • Economics for Hospitality
  • Management 2
  • Hospitality Information Systems
  • Management Accounting - Cost and Decision Making
  • Hospitality Management Operations

Semester 2:

 Internship/ Career Hospitality Industry

** Options Year 2:

Language 2

Managing Training and Development OR Management Food Safety and HACCP


  • Hospitality Law I
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Management Accounting – Planning and Control
  • Operations Management for F&B
  • Revenue Management for the Hospitality Industry
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Strategic Management - An Applied Approach

Choose 1 option

Options Year 3:

  • Language 3
  • Managing People - Practical Insights
  • Marketing Strategies for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Food and Beverage Marketing
  • MICE Marketing                                                                                                                                          
  • Managing Performance Quality and Customers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

In addition to these options in year 3 a capstone project in the form of the IHI (Irish Hotel Institute) Game will recruit a number of students to partake in the competition each year. 

Options will run based on feasibility.

"I think that the best thing is the practical classes that go hand in hand with industry studies; this means that even if you do not have any hospitality experience, you have a chance to learn! This also goes for learning how to use a reservations system in Rooms Division. The course overall is hands on and there is always a lot of support to help. I also like how there is an opportunity to go abroad for our placement in second year. The third year students of my course won the IHI – Game and one of my hopes is to follow in their footsteps when my times comes and also take part and bring home the win again! "

Grace Byrne, Year 2 student. 

Please see below for progression details.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Arts


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

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Dr Ann Conway

Progression Options

Year 1
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (Level 7)
Year 2
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (Level 7)
Year 3
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (Level 7)
Year 4
Option to progress to Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Hospitality Management (Add On) (Level 8)