Griffith College

Diploma in International Hospitality Management

Diploma in International Hospitality Management

Diploma in International Hospitality Management

The Diploma offers learners the prospect of gaining a level seven award and gaining practical work experience in the international hospitality industry.

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Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:7
Duration:2 Years

Business Courses at Griffith College

The hallmark of a Griffith business education remains the development of innovative, globally orientated business professionals who are able to integrate theory and practice. The Faculty provides numerous programmes to students from Ireland and around the world at all stages in their professional lives. These programmes equip students with not only the knowledge but also the capabilities required for success in the global marketplace. GCD undergraduate business degrees provide a solid foundation for careers in accounting, marketing, general management, finance and hospitality.

About the course

The Diploma in International Hospitality Management offers learners the prospect of gaining a level seven award and gaining practical work experience in the international hospitality industry. The skills, knowledge and competencies gained while participating on this course are important for prospective graduates in attaining jobs and meeting current industry trends.

The learners who register on this programme study hospitality specific modules such as Hospitality Operations, International Hospitality Management, Food and Beverage Management, Accommodation and Facilities Management, Hospitality Law and Tourism Studies along with general business subject areas. These modules give the learner a detailed insight and understanding of the international hospitality industry, both through their practical skills training sessions and management studies.

This style of programme delivery supports and highlights the diverse range of career opportunities open to successful graduates. Learners who wish to exit with a Diploma in International Hospitality Management may do so at the end of semester one, year two. These learners will take three taught semesters of 90 ECTS credits and must complete the one thousand hour industry placement which is graded and worth 30 ECTS credits, giving a total of 120 ECTS credits.

ACCA exemptions:
Graduates of the Honours Business Programmes at Griffith obtain excellent exemptions from the ACCA.  Those who complete the BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance programme may qualify for 9 exemptions while those from the BA(Hons) in Business programme may qualify for up to 5 exemptions.

Programmatic reviews:
Griffith College business courses undergo rigorous programmatic reviews to ensure pragmatic and relevant business tuition.

Work placement :
The BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management and the Diploma in International Hospitality Management facilitate work placement during the programmes.

Progression paths :
Transfer and progression opportunities are available across all programmes within the faculty from Level 6 to Level 8. On successful completion of all of the level 8 programmes students have the opportunity to progress on to post graduate level.

Personal attention :
Personal attention provided along with an excellent student/lecturer ratio.

Tax relief:
Griffith College students can avail of tax relief on all QQI validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information visit

Hospitality Student Tranquilo

This course focuses on introducing and preparing students for management roles in the dynamic hospitality industry. It takes an international perspective, thus increasing the variety of career opportunities open to graduates.

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester other
Hospitality Operations 1
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 2 Core Subjects
Semester other
Food and Beverage Management
Accommodation and Facilities Management
Hospitality Law
Tourism Studies
Personal and Professional Development
Industry Placement
Entry Requirements
General Requirements

5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language) and Maths.
Mature Students
If you are 23 on or before the 1st January of year of application, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

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


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
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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.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5,100.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,500.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 9,400.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 9,400.00
Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,075.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 4,075.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5,600.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 7,600.00
How to Apply

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2017 must apply through the CAO system Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2017 applications.
  • Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2017 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage . Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.


Academic Progression: 


Graduates of the Diploma in International Hospitality Management, who at a later date wish to return to complete the Bachelor of Arts programme, will be required to study semester 2, of year 2, and all of year 3 of the programme.

Diploma in International Hospitality Management Academic Progression
Career Progression: 


This internationally focused programme offers graduates the opportunity to work in the diverse field of Tourism and Hospitality. Graduates will have a variety of employment prospects in the many sectors which include hotels, restaurants, conference and events, travel, and tourism organisations.

Diploma in International Hospitality Management Academic Progression

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.