In preparing the student for a career in the hospitality industry this course emphasises a creative, inventive, organised and entrepreneurial approach. The Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management is taught in a variety of ways with a strong focus on student centred learning.
The term Hospitality Management refers to a range of occupations and professional practices associated with the management of areas such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other hospitality venues.
Strong practical content in the early years of study, along with our graduates broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies, have meant that they are a candidate of choice for a variety of organisations.
For graduates, there are opportunities to work either in Ireland or abroad and it is not uncommon for graduates in their twenties to hold senior positions in organisations.
About the course
The Institute boasts one of the finest Tourism and Hospitality buildings in Europe, with state-of-the-art facilities. Our courses combine practical elements of hospitality management with key management skills, knowledge and competencies, in a multi-cultural classroom environment, providing graduates with the best possible foundation for a future career. Modern Demonstration and Production Kitchens, IT and Front Office Laboratories, a Demonstration Theatre, Training Restaurants and Bar and well equipped classrooms are all features of the Tourism and Hospitality Building at CIT. In addition, students have easy access to the wider Institute facilities such as an excellent library, IT facilities, sports and recreation facilities, and other student supports. Administration and support facilities are offered in an environment where students have direct access to an experienced and qualified lecturing team.
Formal lectures, tutorials, individual and team project work, guest speakers, industry visits and field trips are all an integral part of the course. A range of elective subjects are available so that students can pursue particular topics which interest them.
- There is a mandatory work placement of a minimum of 12 weeks between Year 1 and Year 2.
- There is a 6 month Management Internship in Year 3.
Work Placement is an important part of the course and this allows the student to experience hospitality organisations at various grades in Ireland and gives them opportunities to travel abroad for their 3rd year work placement. Cork boasts one of the largest variety of hospitality organisations in the country, allowing students to study in a vibrant city with a strong culture of hospitality.
Students who take the opportunity to travel abroad for work placement experience a greater international awareness, and develop the ability to effectively communicate in the global hospitality environment.
Graduates are eligible to become members of the Irish Hospitality Institute.
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to continue onto the one year add-on
► Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Hospitality Management (Level 8).
Graduates can subsequently progress to postgraduate studies at CIT or other third-level Institutions.
What are the facilities like for this course in CIT?
The facilities at the Department of Tourism & Hospitality are of the highest European standard. The Department operates to the highest levels of industry recognised Hygiene and Environmental management requirements.
What are the duties of a Hotel Manager?
Hotel Managers combine the role of the business host with the technical skills, including the provision of high quality Food, Beverage and Accommodation standards along with the skills of successful business management including financial, marketing, human resource and operational skills.
What other careers could I work in?
Hospitality Managers work across a wide range of businesses in the sector to include many and varied types of hotels, restaurants and resorts and equally can work in areas such as cruise line operations or indeed start their own business within the sector. There is a wide range of sector specific support businesses for which Hotel Management provides the ideal background and these can include food & beverage suppliers, equipment suppliers, training specialists, hospitality centred IT companies, and many others.
Is it possible to obtain a Higher Certificate award after two years?
Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress to Year 3 will receive the Higher Certificate in Business in Hospitality Management.