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BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management

BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management


Develop key service skills for an exciting management role in the international hospitality industry

This 3-Year Honours Degree programme is a perfect platform for those interested in management in the international hospitality industry. The programme provides students with extensive management knowledge, a practical training experience in our on-campus training restaurant and also work experience.

Why Study International Hospitality Management at Griffith College?

The BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management programme is designed to prepare graduates for a career in management. It takes an international perspective, thus increasing the variety of career opportunities open to graduates.

  • This three-year programme includes 1,000 hours of work experience which takes place during the summer months.
  • The balance between general and hospitality specific modules has been deliberately chosen to ensure the mobility of graduates throughout the hospitality industry both nationally and internationally.
  • Students will have the opportunity to gain real life experience through the college’s on-site training restaurant, preparing them for a full-time career in the industry.
  • An international course perspective increases the variety of career opportunities open to graduates.
  • You will get in-depth knowledge of management roles in hospitality, food and beverage, accommodation and facilities, human resources, events and finance.
  • Students have the option of furthering their studies with an opportunity to progress on to postgraduate level.

Course Highlights

  • 1,000 hours of work experience
  • Practical kitchen & restaurant workshops
  • All areas of hospitality explored
  • Gain management expertise
  • Progress to the Graduate Business School

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • February 2020
  • September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers

Are you applying through the CAO?

Read our CAO Guide for everything you need to know about applying through the CAO!

What our students say

Modules are taught by industry professionals, so students get a full understanding of the subject, not just the textbook version.  

Course details

Our hospitality course focuses on introducing and preparing students for management roles in the international hospitality industry. The key areas of the programme include a range of business management and hospitality management modules. The vibrant nature of this hospitality course takes an international perspective which will prepare you for your future management career in the hospitality and tourism sector.

The year one and two Management and Hospitality modules act as a perfect introduction, and development, for the final year International Hospitality Modules modules. 

Core Subjects
Year One
  • Hospitality Operations 1
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology Skills
  • Business Mathematics for Hospitality Managers
  • Effective Learning and Development
  • Hospitality Operations 2
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Principles of Services Marketing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Economics
Year Two
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Accommodation and Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Law
  • Tourism Studies
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Marketing Management and Research
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Room Division Management
  • Industry Placement
Year Three
  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • International Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Finance and Revenue Management
  • Hospitality Industry Project

Year 3 Electives* - 4 must be chosen

International Human Resource Management

This module builds on previously studied subjects including Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management in Stage 2 of the International Hospitality Management programme, and is designed to deepen the students’ understanding of the strategic management of human resources in an international hospitality setting.

International Services Marketing

This module is designed to strengthen and develop the students' ability to understand, analyse and manage internationally traded services in the context of the hospitality sector. It emphasises the key elements of marketing planning and management from both tactical and strategic perspectives.

Supply Chain Management for the Hospitality Industry

The module assesses the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling and managing supply chains in the context of the hospitality industry. Students gain an appreciation of supply chain best practice and look at the relationship between supply chain management, technology and strategy in a hospitality context.

International Leisure Services Management

The aim of this module is to explore the extensive array of different sport and leisure activities available internationally and to develop students' awareness of issues underlying the management of sport and leisure services.

Conference and Event Management

The module deals with planning and designing an event/conference, including the management of resources, budgets and time, and examines the economic, social and environmental impacts of international events on host communities/destinations.

Contemporary Issues in Hospitality

The module examines the contemporary issues in tourism and hospitality such as Health and Wellness Tourism, Crisis Management, and Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality. Learners investigate how the tourism sector is responding to such contemporary issues and will identify opportunities and challenges these issues may present.

*Electives offered are subject to demand.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and Maths.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team

How to Apply

Applicants under 23 Years

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2018 must apply through the CAO system Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.

CAO Codes

  • Dublin - GC405
  • Limerick - GC305

Applicants over 23 Years

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2018 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.


For purposes of fee calculation, residence is counted from time of application.

Tuition Fees
Irish/EU, living in Ireland

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time


EUR 3,180.00


EUR 4,500.00

Irish/EU, living abroad

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time


EUR 6,250.00


EUR 4,200.00


General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Non-EU Living in Ireland or abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.


Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 5,600.00

Non-EU living abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.


Academic Progression

Graduates of BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management who wish to pursue a Master’s programme are eligible to apply for further study with our Graduate Business School. The Graduate Business School offers graduates of the BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management progression opportunities on to the MSc in International Business - International Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Griffith College Graduate Business School offers a portfolio of programmes in International Business Management, each of which provides a route to the award of MBA. The Graduate Business School at Griffith College provides programmes which prepare graduates for the world of international business, at MSc and MBA levels in full and part-time modes.

  • The MSc programme is divided into three stages, taking one year to complete full-time and approx. two years part-time.
  • The MBA in International Business programme is divided into three stages, taking one year to complete full-time and approx. two years part-time.

Career Progression

Graduates of the BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management programme will be ideally placed to secure management positions within the organisations that make up this exciting industry. These graduates will have a variety of employment prospects in the many businesses that make up the hospitality industry these include, hotels, restaurants, conference and events, travel, tourism, and recreational and leisure organisations.


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