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Lisa Berry

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McDonald's

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Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.

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DT401
International Hospitality Management

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Hospitality management is the practice of the running of hotels, restaurants, and travel and tourism-related business.

As well as hospitality management, this course also covers a language, accounting, hospitality law, statistics, computer systems, and marketing. There is a 6 month work placement between years 3 and 4.

DIT’s BSc in International Hospitality Management produce graduates with all the necessary management, technological and operational skills to meet this demand in the international hospitality industry.


The curriculum is aimed at developing strong communication, interpersonal, management and leadership skills that have been identified by the hospitality industry as essential for career success.

There are two hundred hours of work placement to complete in first year. Students on the programme will also undertake a six-month professional internship/placement in Year 3 where the opportunity and support to travel abroad to gain professional hospitality experience is offered.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
DHCXX  5M2083  Hospitality Operations
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business


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Diversity, excitement and career opportunities abound in today’s hospitality industry. This Honours degree in International Hospitality Management offers enhanced career opportunities in the wider services sector. Students can become supervisors and managers in the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, exotic resorts and corporate hotel developments.

Other options can include overseeing business conventions and special events, occupying management positions in hotels, transport, travel agencies, tourism providers/suppliers, self-employment, project management, technology management, community development, public sector support, financial institutions and bar, club, and conference management.



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