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.
GRIFFITH BUSINESS BEST BITS
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.
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.
Griffith College students can avail of tax relief on all QQI validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information visit www.revenue.ie
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)
Please contact the faculty for more details.