Beverage Industry Management is a challenging and rewarding job. There are excellent opportunities for graduates across a wide range of businesses including bars, clubs, hotels, restaurants and with trade suppliers. A Beverage Industry Management qualification also gives the graduate opportunities to travel and experience diverse cultures. The area is constantly evolving to meet new trends and customer needs and the graduate will have the opportunity to experience these changes and hopefully to contribute towards developing new and exciting concepts in bars and entertainment.
Recent changes in the industry have led to the development of modules in brewing and distillation with separate certification from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. The Brewing and Distillation modules are delivered in the Faculty of Engineering and Science (also located at CIT Bishopstown)
About the Course
The Bachelor of Business in Beverage Industry Management course develops student’s knowledge of the concepts and processes that are essential for sound managerial practice in the area, along with imparting the operational skills in areas such as drinks service and stylish food preparation and service.
The course is taught in a modern building, which is one of the finest Tourism and Hospitality buildings in Europe and includes a stylish Training Bar, a Demonstration Theatre, Training Restaurants, IT Labs and well equipped classrooms.
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 including a wide array of clubs and societies to suit every student’s interests and tastes.
Strong practical content in 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 and many have gone on to become entrepreneurs, owning their own successful business.
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apple for entry to the one year add-on
Honours Degree holders who achieve the specified level of academic performance are eligible to apply for a postgraduate course of study, both at CIT and at other third level colleges in Ireland and abroad.
What are the facilities like for this course in CIT?
The facilities for this course are contained in the Department of Tourism & Hospitality Building which is of the highest European standards. The Department contains a stylish Training Bar, Training Restaurants, IT Labs and modern classrooms. The greater campus area boasts excellent sports, recreation, and student support facilities.
The Brewing and Distillation modules are delivered in the Faculty of Engineering and Science (also located at the CIT Bishopstown Campus).
What level of Business is incorporated into the course?
The course blends the skills of Business Management approximately 50/50 with the skills and knowledge needed for Beverage Industry Management. Business skills attained during the course complement career options and improve the future prospects of graduates.
Should I have experience in bar work in advance of applying for this course?
Some experience in the licenced trade is an ideal preparation for undertaking a career in Beverage Industry Management, however, this is not a requirement for entry to this course.