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.

Dublin: Full-Time
Limerick: Full-Time
Students enjoying Griffith College Campus
Validated by: QQI
QQI Level: 7
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 3 Semesters

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 learners who register on this programme study hospitality specific modules such as hospitality Operations, The International Hospitality Industry, Food and Beverage Management, Accommodation and Facilities Management, Hospitality Law and Tourism Studies along with general business studies subject areas. These modules give the learner a detailed insight and understanding of the international hospitality industry both through their practical skills training sessions in tandem with their management studies. This style of programme delivery supports and highlights the diverse range of career opportunities open to successful graduates.

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.

Teaching Council recognition:
As the BA (Hons) in Business Studies is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, graduates from this programme are eligible to pursue secondary teaching careers.

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

The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland changed the national structure of qualifications awarded to successful students in 2004. In the past there were five award levels in Griffith College; Masters, Graduate Diploma, Degree, Diploma and Certificate.
The new titles for these QQI awards are:
• Higher Certificate (Level 6)
• Bachelor Degree (Level 7)
• Bachelor Degree Honours (Level 8)
• Masters Degree (Level 9)

Disability Services
Please contact the faculty for more details.

Students relaxing on the green in Griffith College Dublin

Please Note: Our courses are currently undergoing Programmatic Review by our validating body QQI, this may mean some of the modules outlined below may change for the September 2015 term.

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 0
Business Communications & IT
Financial Accounting
Hospitality Operations 1
Hospitality Operations 2
International Hospitality Management
Introduction to the International Hospitality Industry
Principles of Services Marketing
Quantitative Methods for Business
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Accommodation and Facilities Manangement
Food & Beverage Management
Hospitality Law
Industry Placement
Professional Development
Tourism Studies
Entry Requirements
General Requirements
5 passes to include a Language (English, Irish or other language) and Maths Person over 23 can apply under mature student entry, no requirements other than to produce your Passport. AQA Points
  • Please note that a Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
  • The tuition fees quoted below are tuition fees for Year 1 of the course only.
Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,850.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 5,600.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 8,000.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8,000.00
Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 3,500.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 3,500.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 6,500.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,500.00
How to Apply

Through the CAO or directly or Apply Online

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 semesters 4, 5 and 6 of the programme. Should any such application come after any programme changes have occurred, e.g. through programmatic review, then all such applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Diploma in International Hospitality Management Academic Progression
Career Progression: 

This qualification prepares students for a range of careers in hospitality, licensed retail, leisure and tourism sectors. The skills developed can be transferred to any of the above sectors through the effective use and combination of the practical skills and knowledge gained through the programme.

Diploma in International Hospitality Management Academic Progression